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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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anna's curator insight, April 5, 5:27 PM

somethings new :)

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7 solutions to make slick presentations

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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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The 37 best tools for data visualization

The 37 best tools for data visualization | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Creating charts and info graphics can be time-consuming. But these tools make it easier. It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's t...

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What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-a-hero-matthew-winkler What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature...
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Here is an excellent animation of "The Hero's Journey" 

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BookShout Store: Free for a limited time...

BookShout Store: Free for a limited time... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Some are better than others of course.  Updated often and many others at reasonable prices!

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Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric

Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. Try one for yourself and let us see it! [...]
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I might try this for a low-stakes or formative assessment to see how students feel:
Potential Pros:
Teacher doesn't have to imagine all of the possible ways a student could make errors
Students can simply focus on the exact learning target.

Potential Cons:
I feel that students benefit from seeing specifically what will lead them to lose points (in traditional rubric)

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40 + Social Media Tools for Personal Branding | Brian Fanzo | LinkedIn

40 + Social Media Tools for Personal Branding | Brian Fanzo | LinkedIn | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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10 Instagram Tips for Getting Your iPhone Photos Noticed

10 Instagram Tips for Getting Your iPhone Photos Noticed | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Discover ten essential Instagram tips for getting your iPhone photos noticed, gaining more followers and building relationships with photographers you admire.
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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.
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"OK Glass..I want my money back."

I agree with the author.  Because Google did not advertise this well, they could not shape the public perception.  Thus people could not counter the unfounded belief that they were creepy and invasive.  

I read "In The Plex" earlier this month. Google just doesn't like advertising. They like to follow data and adjust accordingly.  They should have been more assertive when introducing this major change.

The price also kept the market too small...which lowered the motivation of people to develop apps for the device.

They are Google.  They will regroup, reflect, and deliver something better. 

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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

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , ICTPHMS
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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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The Matrix - Joseph Campbell Monomyth - YouTube

A hidden easter egg from "The Roots of The Matrix" DVD. Visit us here: http://matrixfans2007.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=130&start=0 for more.
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Here is a nice playlist of Joseph Campbell discussing "the hero's journey" for the Matrix and other films

 

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 6, 6:28 AM

Lucky IT students of today ~

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How to give more persuasive presentations: A Q&A with Nancy Duarte

How to give more persuasive presentations: A Q&A with Nancy Duarte | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

PStepping onto the TED or TEDx stage -- or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter -- is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember everything you wanted to say, or get so discombobul...

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I completely agree with Duarte's advice to never start a presentation in front of a computer. Computer presentations are too linear for effective presentation design.

He advice for relaxing is to focus on someone that you love. This changes the chemicals in your body which can allow you to relax more easily. 

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Curt Bonk's history of educational resource sharing.

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From copyright to 'sharalike', this is a nice recap of the history of educational research sharing.  

 

Favorite quote: 

"Not only did most educators work alone and apart from others, but they also did not want their educational materials to be exposed to or exploited by a world community that might critique or mismanage them. These trepidations were not minute or restrained, but enormous, pervasive, and intense."

CALLS TO ACTION:
Bonk suggests these:

So what can you share to help education around the world?

1. Mentoring: You can sign up to be an online mentor, coach, or tutor in your area of expertise. Many professional organizations today include some type of mentoring services, including engineering, business, and nursing.

2. Course Content: If in postsecondary education, you can share instructional content you have created in places such as MERLOT.org or Connexions. If in K–12 education, perhaps contribute to or use Curriki or one of many online lesson plan sharing sites. Those in corporate, nonprofit, or government positions should talk to your training directors or chief learning officers about what sharing is possible within your organization. And informal learners and citizens of the world can create a course homepage or shell, podcast, or online instructional videos wherein

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they share educational ideas and experiences.

Join the OCW Movement: At an organizational or institutional level,

you can share entire courses or programs in the OCW movement. Administrators need to consider putting forth proposals and strategic plans for such.

Guest Expert: You can be a guest expert in an online chat or Webinar. You might also podcast a lecture on a topic and place it on the Web for others to access for free, such as in iTunes. Along these same lines, you might videostream a lecture you give in a class, at a conference, or in a workshop for free distribution to the world community.

Collaboration: You can sign up at ePals or Keypals to engage in online collaboration with another school. You might also share cultural artifacts or lessons for such collaborative activities and events. At the corporate level, you can share software problems and solutions, new product training, and additional intellectual capital in wikis, blogs, podcasts, or other appropriate technological outlets.

Translator: You might volunteer to translate open educational resources or OpenCourseWare in your native tongue.

Portals:Youcancreate,index,oraggregateeducationalportalsofonline content. You can also market or showcase any new or consistently useful portals that you find.

Evaluator: You can help in the evaluation or rating of online content. You might also develop the methods and forms of evaluation to be employed.

Software Developer: Software developers can offer open source or introductory free versions of their software or special discounts for education.

      10.Blogger: You can blog on current events in education to share what is happening. At the same time, you can add hyperlinks within your blog, thereby stretching your post to other valuable educational resources, documents, trends, and events. 


 

 

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First Look: Apple’s Sleeker, Simpler Photos App for Mac OS X

First Look: Apple’s Sleeker, Simpler Photos App for Mac OS X | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple's new Photos app for OS X will hit this spring. Here's a preview of what to expect.
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Apple will be slowly retiring iPhoto.  What is next?  Here is a secret glimpse

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Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful

Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Some of our concerns about technology were not completely correct.  For example, Fear of missing out is not stressing us out as much as we believed. In fact, there are some new advantages of balanced sharing, reflection and empathy for others.

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TimeHop! Here are some 18-year-ol articles about the future of the internet from Howard Rheingold

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