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Six Degrees of Separation. NNDB does a great job of showing how many people are connected.

Six Degrees of Separation.  NNDB does a great job of showing how many people are connected. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

NNDB is very good at showing how difference celbrities, politicians, journalists and newsmapkers are connected.

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The Power of Visual Communication

The Power of Visual Communication | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Billion Dollar Business Graphics - Fast and easy business graphics plus winning business graphic tips, tricks, secrets, and best practices guaranteed to increase your success rate.
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A nice article (segment from book) about the psychology behind how we decode images
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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom by Lynn Usrey Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum…

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 18, 6:33 PM

Because there are so many tech resources available for educators, it can be a daunting task to research and find what might be best for your class. "21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools" shows the top websites, apps, and programs that teacher choose.

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 20, 2:42 PM

Nice!

Lee Hall's curator insight, August 21, 9:52 AM

These are some of my favorites. I haven't found a teacher yet that doesn't love Kahoot!

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The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies

The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
So, here we are 5 years down the road. How is the iPad faring in the world of education?

We’ve already seen that the iPad is still the dominant tablet in education … the undeniable king of the ivory-tower topped hill. While the Google Chromebook appears to be on its way to offering some real competition, only time will tell how that plays out. In any case, change is inevitable and healthy, and things are sure to keep evolving.

Moreover, anyone with a decent understanding of tech realizes that it’s not really about the device, it’s about what you do with it, and how well you do it. That being said, things are still looking pretty rosy for the first successful entry into the tablet computer market.

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Justine Pardoen's curator insight, August 21, 11:27 AM

Goed nieuws over onderwijs met de iPad!


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Napster: Culture of Free | Retro Report - Yahoo Screen

In 1999, a file-sharing program created in a Boston dorm room sent shockwaves across the music industry and served notice that a major cultural shift was underway. Seeing a fundamental threat to its long-profitable business model, the record industry took to the courts to shut down the upstart company. But a generation of consumers had tasted a new way to get what they wanted -- today's music industry, and the musicians themselves, are still grappling with the Culture of Free.
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As someone who lives abroad, Yahoo 'News' deeply disturbs me. I think that they have two very irresponsible practices:

1) They often change headlines to exact news stories to make it appear that their are new developments in the existing story. During times of escalating tensions between the two Koreas, I have seen this practice cause more panic than needed among people who want to know the story

2) very closely related, they often change the text of stories, which greatly impacts the comments left by users. There are times when you wonder if the person even read the same article that your read. Many times, in many ways, they did not. They read a previous version of the story. I think they should start fresh when they make very major edits. 

With that said, I think that their content is much less nationalistic and simply more professional in the past three months. I also like this small area of quality videos

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Hiking The Pacific Trail, 2660 Miles And He Videos One Second Per Day; This Is The Result

Hiking The Pacific Trail, 2660 Miles And He Videos One Second Per Day; This Is The Result | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The advances in modern camera technology have created recent change like no other.  When combined with social media to spread everywhere, it's amazing how visually we can all share in the experiences of one individual.  This video shows the entirety of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border across 2,660 mi / 4,200 km through California, Oregon, and Washington - A 5 month trip.'I created this version in response to my first video, 'The Pacific Crest Trail (Three Second Thru-Hike)', I have recut the footage into a more compact format with updated music.  I...
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Man documents his hiking journey with one beautiful second per day. This motivated me to go get some fresh air and exercise!

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When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But

When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The title suggests a steward of civility and decency. But online, unpaid moderators can become a force for mayhem.
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I hope that the problems at Reddit do not spill over into the political arena. Reddit really has always been a unique ecosystem. I didn't visit often but I did benefit greatly from some of the links and threads that were shared with me which originated on the site.

 

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Should My Kid Learn to Code?

Should My Kid Learn to Code? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Most educators agree that basic application and internet skills (typing, word processing, spreadsheets, web literacy and safety, etc.) are fundamental, and thus, “digital literacy” is a part of K12 curriculum. But is coding now a fundamental literacy, like reading or writing, that all K12 students need to learn as well? In order to gain a deeper understanding of the devices and applications they use everyday, it’s important for all students to try coding. In doing so, this also has the positive effect of inspiring more potential future programmers. Furthermore, there are a set of relevant skills, often consolidated as “computational thinking”, that are becoming more important for all students, given the growth in the use of computers, algorithms and data in many fields.


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5 Reasons Why EdTech Startups are Flocking to Singapore - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Reasons Why EdTech Startups are Flocking to Singapore - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Why are EdTech Startups Flocking to Singapore? Singapore EdTech Market Insights...
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Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use

Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 16, 6:39 PM

Ffion Lindsay at Sparkol does another terrific job putting together 8 story structures any business can use, then gives us examples for each. Better yet, for each structure she shares with us what situations they are good for. Yay!


If you are looking to refresh your stories and just want to play with sharing your stories in different ways -- or are stuck not knowing how to tell one of your stories -- then grab this article.


If you use these other structures, you won't get stuck in the monomyth of the hero (a good thing).


Monomyth dangers

I have noticed one piece of language changing, however. That is the word "Monomyth". Mono means one or alone. Mono + myth means one myth. Joseph Campbell coined this term to refer to the Hero's story as the one all encompassing archetype for narratives. From there it morphed into also meaning a narrative common to all people. But it has a stranglehold on our storytelling, as if there are no other kinds of stories to tell.


Now the word is being used without question. Make sure you listen to the video in this article by Chimamanda Adichie on The Danger Of A Single Story.


The monomyth of the hero's journey is eclipsing other kinds of stories to tell. In the mad rush for business storytelling, the hero's journey is often touted as the only story to pay attention to. Stories of community, origin stories, how we do things, cautionary tales, and the like are neglected, but we are starving for them.


Anyway, enjoy playing with these structures and well done Ffion!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Alexis Niki's curator insight, July 17, 1:49 AM

This is one of the best articles on business stories I've read in a long time. The author not only explains different story structures, she indicates when to use them and includes video examples for each structure. Enjoy! 

Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 5:05 PM

Ffion Lindsay at Sparkol does another terrific job putting together 8 story structures any business can use, then gives us examples for each. Better yet, for each structure she shares with us what situations they are good for. Yay!

 

If you are looking to refresh your stories and just want to play with sharing your stories in different ways -- or are stuck not knowing how to tell one of your stories -- then grab this article.

 

If you use these other structures, you won't get stuck in the monomyth of the hero (a good thing).

 

Monomyth dangers

I have noticed one piece of language changing, however. That is the word "Monomyth". Mono means one or alone. Mono + myth means one myth. Joseph Campbell coined this term to refer to the Hero's story as the one all encompassing archetype for narratives. From there it morphed into also meaning a narrative common to all people. But it has a stranglehold on our storytelling, as if there are no other kinds of stories to tell.

 

Now the word is being used without question. Make sure you listen to the video in this article by Chimamanda Adichie on The Danger Of A Single Story.

 

The monomyth of the hero's journey is eclipsing other kinds of stories to tell. In the mad rush for business storytelling, the hero's journey is often touted as the only story to pay attention to. Stories of community, origin stories, how we do things, cautionary tales, and the like are neglected, but we are starving for them.

 

Anyway, enjoy playing with these structures and well done Ffion!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;

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Everything you think you know about Reddit is wrong

Everything you think you know about Reddit is wrong | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Reddit's former CEO has taken to the site to burn bridges and drop some serious truth bombs on how Reddit operates.
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I am not a big Reddit user, but I have definitely benefitted from links that people have shared from Reddit with my other communities.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 17, 9:02 AM

This article will be a great resource for student projects. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 18, 2:15 PM

Oh boy! All the resources in one place! Happy Dancin'

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, July 28, 7:24 AM

Παρότι στ' Αγγλικά, χρησιμότατο για τα ιστολόγια ή τα sites!

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Personal Story: Eva Mejia - Connected Learning Alliance

Personal Story: Eva Mejia - Connected Learning Alliance | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways: Understand the problem you are trying to solve and understand and elevate the voice of those affected by the problem, whether they are students, teachers or community. Understand the system that creates the problem you are trying to solve. Use the power of social learning for adults and professionals. Practitioners rarely want to …
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Secrets From The CEO Who Achieves Inbox Zero Every Day

Secrets From The CEO Who Achieves Inbox Zero Every Day | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What if Inbox Zero weren't a "someday" myth, but a daily reality? How this CEO manages to read every email and still get his work done.
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This busy CEO gets through all of his emails efficiently in one day without outsourcing and with less stress. You can too.  

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Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009 | Banned & Challenged Books

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009 | Banned & Challenged Books | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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sad lack of #freedom

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6 New EdTech Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 New EdTech Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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These are the secret code words that let you criticize the Chinese government

These are the secret code words that let you criticize the Chinese government | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A lexicon's worth of creative ways is used to avoid the censors' filters.
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An interesting article about how some Chinese citizens are changing their language in ways to talk publicly about social and government concerns.

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The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.
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It creeps me out that Snowden shared very private selfies with huge newspapers. It creeps me out much more that he got these photos easily by putting his thumb drive in a government computer that was stockpiling them.  

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When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph

When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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Ken's Key Takeaways:

1) When the phone came out, people expected "left ear disease" in which we would lose hearing in one ear.

2) When the telegraph came out, people said that they missed the anticipation of waiting for the steamboat to arrive.

 

 

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VideoBlocks.com - YouTube

VideoBlocks.com - YouTube | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
VideoBlocks is your ultimate resource for all things stock footage. Get access to studio-quality videos, backgrounds, templates, and more—all in one place.
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A channel with great tips on video composition, etc.

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What is Blended Learning?

This is "What is Blended Learning?" by The Learning Accelerator on Vimeo.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:00 AM

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Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 3:46 AM

Great video explaining the benefits of blended learning and how it's transforming learning.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 16, 3:48 PM

Intéressant.

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Solution Saturday: How to Inspire

Solution Saturday: How to Inspire | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Today is the first Saturday of an experiment I’m calling “Solution Saturday.” Julie asks, “How do you truly inspire people?” 17 ways to truly inspire. Realize true inspiration is internal. People i...
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Great advice for teachers, parents and leaders
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Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly? -- THE Journal

Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly? -- THE Journal | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.
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Cellphone culture’s impact on the East

Cellphone culture’s impact on the East | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Just walk down the street and you'll see people, young and old, with their faces glued to mobile phones. What are the consequences of a cellphone culture?
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Very brief overview of the cellphone nations of Asia.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 15, 8:34 PM

Although this is not their best post, Asia News Weekly has been improving their coverage lately.

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How To Develop Your Content Curation Editorial Calendar - Heidi Cohen

How To Develop Your Content Curation Editorial Calendar - Heidi Cohen | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Don't miss content curation opportunities! Create your content curation editorial calendar with these 5 steps. Contains easy-to-use worksheets and tips.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 15, 5:26 PM

One of the first things you will want to get a handle on before you execute your content marketing strategy is to document your content curation editorial calendar.

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The Rich Kids of Instagram are a product of extreme inequality, and they’re not afraid to show it

The Rich Kids of Instagram are a product of extreme inequality, and they’re not afraid to show it | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Photos capture the lifestyles of the rich and entitled – and how cut off they are from the rest of us
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Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator

Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 12, 7:38 AM

Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum here's some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, July 12, 11:30 AM

Good ideas