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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Curation is a valuable skill for today’s learner. In a culture of content overload, members that provide great content to their audience will be recognized leaders in network communities. Optimally, we equip students to differentiate good content from bad in preparation for their further education and careers. Curating an online topic (and allowing comments) also increases self-awareness and provides additional insight from others. The nuances of sharing content and writing to an audience become much better understood through interactivity between the curator and participating audience.


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I am a big fan of Scoop.it.  It adds value to my professional career.  I find so many things that I am interested in.  It is fun for me to try to understand the algorythm. I believe that curation will be a powerful tool for our future.
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Ken Morrison's comment, February 22, 2013 3:03 AM
I completely agree with this post. I fully integrated it into one of my courses last year. Students had to choose a potential future career and create a scoop.it page to help them learn about that field. Most feedback was positive. A few students still use it seven months after the grades have been turned in!
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I completely agree with this post. I fully integrated it into one of my courses last year. Students had to choose a potential future career and create a scoop.it page to help them learn about that field. Most feedback was positive. A few students still use it seven months after the grades have been turned in!

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Social Media Over The Past Decade | HubSpot

Social Media Over The Past Decade | HubSpot | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

...To think of what “might be” a few years from now is barely fathomable but really exciting! I remember listening to the keynote speaker at the 1990 Seybold Conference talk about how books in the future would be enjoyed on electronic readers, and thinking, “not in my lifetime would electronic readers replace printed books.” We all know how that turned out.


Let’s go back and hit the high points from the past ten years. Below is a visual infographic timeline followed by a more detailed look at each year! Pay close attention to the ones that were launched in 2012; some of them have a lot of potential to be game changers!


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Social Media Over The Past Decade | HubSpot

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:07 PM

Great way to look at the history of social media.

Amanda Swanson's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:22 AM

# 19 - A quick look at social media development over the last ten years.

 

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19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker

19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Secrets on reporting and storytelling from some of the best in the business.

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Internet.org doesn’t violate Net neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg

Internet.org doesn’t violate Net neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Zuckerberg says promoting an open Internet for everyone is important, but so is connecting people at low cost
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On April 20 classrooms can connect with Dr. Jane Goodall

On April 20 classrooms can connect with Dr. Jane Goodall | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"On April 20, TIME for Kids (TFK) is hosting a unique opportunity for teachers and students from around the world to hear from famous primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, through a live, interactive webinar presentation ..."


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The dark side of gamification

The dark side of gamification | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

iHow well do you chop your cucumber? It's a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the...

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Just for fun...This very short 7 minute film shares an example gasification apps interfering with real life.

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Will Your Site Survive the New Google Mobile-Friendly Test?

Will Your Site Survive the New Google Mobile-Friendly Test? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Starting in April, your website's Google ranking will be based on its mobile friendliness. Find out if your site passes the Google Mobile-Friendly Test!
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Google's Micro-Moment: Why It's A Game Changer For CMOs

Google's Micro-Moment: Why It's A Game Changer For CMOs | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This article is by Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. Remember Google’s Zero Moment of Truth--that moment when a consumer began his or her digital journey through search and next steps were defined by what made the list? Well, Google just shared research about micro-moments, new consumer behavior for marketers to [...]
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Zero Moment of Truth:
https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/collections/zero-moment-truth.html

 

Key Quote: "As Google notes, micro-moments are moments of high intent and engagement many of which, happen in spare moments, such as waiting in line, commuting, or generally when not preoccupied with something else. The journey then continues later either on mobile or through an entirely different channel such as a laptop or tablet.  You can design for these new opportunities. And make no mistake, they are opportunities for engagement, not distractions."

 

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Steve Jobs Had a Favorite Expression: 'That's $h_t.' It Was Stunningly Effective.

Steve Jobs Had a Favorite Expression: 'That's $h_t.' It Was Stunningly Effective. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
By Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli“That’s shit!” was as common a response from Steve as a pointed question or a thoughtful discussion. He wanted smart answers, and he didn’t want to waste time on niceties when it was simpler to be clear, no matter how critical his response. “The reason you sugarcoat things is that you don’t want anyone to think you’re an asshole. So, that’s vanity,” explains Jony Ive, a crisply articulate Brit with the muscled frame of a boxer and a tendency to hunch forward over a table as he leans in to speak to you. As
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There is a new book named, "Becoming Steve Jobs". It should be interesting.

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Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets

Create a Lab / Room Scheduler in Google Sheets | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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How to Never Take a Blurry# iPhone #Photo Again

How to Never Take a Blurry# iPhone #Photo Again | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Discover the three reasons why your photos could end up blurry and what you should do to prevent each one of them.
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This man tackles three big problems with mobile phone photography and gives solutions (if you have an iPhone)

To avoid shaky shots he suggests using the earbud as a remote shutter button and exhaling. Some photographers do this trick to have non tripod shots be more steady.

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One year later, the homeless coder is still living on the streets

One year later, the homeless coder is still living on the streets | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A year after Leo Grand created Trees for Cars, the homeless coder still lives in the same back alleys where he started until he makes a more lucrative app.
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An update on the man who accepted free coding lessons instead of cash.  I don't feel like this story is really over. I wish him well.

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The Top 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords Advertising | Wordstream

The Top 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords Advertising | Wordstream | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Learn the top 20 most expensive keywords. These keyword categories have the highest costs per click (CPC) in Google AdWords advertising.
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Thankfully, I am not in the business of the top four. Trying to break into that crowded space online would not be fun.

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Visual Storytelling: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Appealing Content

From videos to infographics, I’m constantly leveraging visual media. Can you guess why? It’s because these visual content pieces are generating more backlinks …

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 20, 5:40 PM

Go grab this infographic -- it's really great!


Not only does it give you stats on the necessity for visual content/storytelling, but it lists 4 top tools. 


Even better, scroll down for 3 fab design tips that I haven't run across before - but they make perfect sense.


Story on!

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Apple update Final Cut Pro X to 10.2, Motion to 5.2 and Compressor to 4.2

Apple update Final Cut Pro X to 10.2, Motion to 5.2 and Compressor to 4.2 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple has released updates to Final Cut Pro X to version 10.2, Motion to version 5.2 and Compressor to version 4.2. A lot of new eye-candy, some much needed new features and some large speed gains. Their 15th update to FCPX is still free and available for download now.
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SEO for small businesses: getting noticed is easier than you think

SEO for small businesses: getting noticed is easier than you think | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

When done right, SEO gives small businesses a huge opportunity to cut through the noise of the Internet and get noticed.


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, April 17, 4:23 PM

Over the past decade, search engine optimization has changed dramatically.


What once consisted of trying to outwit an algorithm has now evolved into a sophisticated art of audience targeting, centered around delivering tangible value to prospects and customers.


Social SEO for Small Business

malek's curator insight, April 17, 6:47 PM

Business intelligence and online competitor analysis  is a major factor in determining your business direction.. 

Marco Favero's curator insight, April 18, 5:01 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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The government is trying to censor the Internet again. Take 30 seconds and teach them a lesson.

The government is trying to censor the Internet again. Take 30 seconds and teach them a lesson. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Just stop it already.
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Form your opinion....quickly.  There will not be an expiration date on this bill which is being sold to the public as a free trade agreement.

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Magisto - Magical Video Editor

Magisto - Magical Video Editor | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Automatically turn videos and photos into beautifully edited movies.
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Another adequate and free online video editor
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How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change

How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
With Google about to make a change that will affect how websites are ranked in its mobile search results, now is the time for companies to make sure their websites don't sink to the bottom of the pile.
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Here is another easy and straight-forward link: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2908295/how-to-prep-in-7-steps-for-googles-mobile-search-change.html

 

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LinkedIn + lynda.com

LinkedIn + lynda.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Today, I am thrilled to share the exciting news that lynda.com has entered into an agreement to be acquired by LinkedIn.
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Lynda announced today that they are joining LinkedIN

 

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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents] Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015
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What a wonderful resource (Open Textbook!)

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free - Expanded Consciousness

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free - Expanded Consciousness | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
-*+Advertisement By: Marc Chernoff All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education …
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Much more than MOOCS
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Engage your Students with Unique Classroom Experiences on any Device Using Nearpod - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Engage your Students with Unique Classroom Experiences on any Device Using Nearpod - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Nearpod is a great educational app that enables educator to manage their student’s content on iPads, iPods and tablets.

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7 solutions to make slick presentations

7 solutions to make slick presentations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Speed and agility are traits that define our society today. We avoid reading extensive articles, watching long how-to videos on YouTube or...

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somethings new :)

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7 solutions to make slick presentations

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 13, 9:37 AM

Here are some great tools to assist you in creating your presentations!

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Bill Gates on Microsoft's 40th birthday: 'What matters most now is what we do next'

Bill Gates on Microsoft's 40th birthday: 'What matters most now is what we do next' | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of when Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded the software giant in 1975.
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Microsoft turns 40. What comes next.

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Stunning Work Of Art Or Photo? - YouTube

Can you guess which of these is NOT a photo? Share on Facebook :: http://on.fb.me/19Dwp6N Share on Twitter :: http://bit.ly/19DwtDD Music by Eldienne Product...
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Hat Tip to these amazing artists. Yes. I know it is Buzzfeed, but this link is worth sharing.

 

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