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7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom

7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Flipped learning or flipped classroom is a learning concept that has been making some huge uproar within educational circles for the last couple of years. Flipped classroom is not a new concept as...

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Several recommended apps that allow you to record, annotate, create animations and share your lessons online.

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How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills

How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
For students who have difficult writing, we recommend online journals to help build reading, writing, and communication skills.
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Most kids who say they hate to write actually mean they hate to struggle. Help them build their writing muscles.  

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15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook

15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Next-generation apps that let users text, video-chat, shop, and share their pics and videos are attracting teens like catnip.
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This is what the techie kids are actually using. 

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6 Essential Tips to Create Your 2015 Social Media Strategy | White Chalk Road

6 Essential Tips to Create Your 2015 Social Media Strategy | White Chalk Road | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

There really is no getting away from it, these days Social Media is no longer just an option for your business marketing, it is now an absolute necessary function - and not just for excellent customer service and content management.

 

Last year we featured your Recipe to Social Media Success and have given a lot of great tips for managing your social media presence . However, without proper planning, a lot of time can be lost to the Social Media function. It is therefore very good practice to spend the time creating a robust Social Media Strategy. In this article, we look at some tips that will assist you in doing just that - and what perfect timing for the New Year too!...


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Momentum Factor's curator insight, February 11, 11:39 AM

Social Media is now an absolute necessary function for your business marketing. 

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Social media has become a essential part of business as many people gain information from social media and they decide whether to trust or choose a certain market. In my opinion, social media generally brings positive impact to business as buyers can get as much information to buy a product which is reliable which promotes more people to buy things and markets can also advertise their product to people more since more and more people are using social media. It is also more convenient for buyers to check whether the market is reliable or not as people can check and compare to other sources more accessibly in social media. 

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Perfect template approach to follow regarding strategy development and best of all visually appealing.....I love a good visual

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LJA online course - Getting Started with Digital Image Collections

LJA online course - Getting Started with Digital Image Collections | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

This course is primarily aimed at librarians who are new to managing special image collections and who wish to learn more about beginning a digitization program. Through readings, individual exercises, and class discussions, students will develop an understanding of the following key components of digitization project planning: evaluation and preparation of resources, building sustainable workflows and storage environments, and usability assessment. 


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liblist4u's curator insight, December 13, 2014 10:20 PM

Month-long online course Jan.5-30,2015. $175

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The *Official AndreasCY*: Touch screen technology : How it works

The *Official AndreasCY*: Touch screen technology : How it works | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

The three most common touch screen technologies include resistive, capacitive and SAW (surface acoustic wave). Each technology offers its own unique advantages and disadvantages as described below. Resistive and capacitive touch screen technologies are the most popular for industrial applications. They are both very reliable.
If the application requires that operators can wear gloves when using the touch screen, then resistive is the recommended technology as capacitive doesn't support gloves. If operation with gloves is not required, then capacitive technology is the preferred choice due to better optical characteristics.

Resistive :

A resistive touch screen typically uses a display overlay consisting of layers, each with a conductive coating on the inner surface. The conductive inner layers are separated by special separator dots, evenly distributed across the active area. Pressure causes internal electrical contact at the point of touch, supplying the electronic interface (touch screen controller) with vertical and horizontal analog voltages for digitization. For CRT applications, resistive touch screens are generally spherical (curved) to match the CRT and minimize parallax. The nature of the material used for curved (spherical) applications limits light throughput such that two options are offered: Polished (clear) or antiglare.
The polished choice offers clarity but includes some glare. The antiglare choice will minimize glare, but will also slightly diffuse the light throughput (image). Either choice will demonstrate either more glare (polished) or more light diffusion (antiglare) than associated with typical non-touch screen displays. Despite the tradeoffs, the resistive touch screen technology remains a popular choice, often because it can be operated while wearing gloves (unlike capacitive technology). Note that resistive touch screen materials used for flat panel touch screens are different and demonstrate much better optical clarity (even with antiglare). The resistive technology is far more common for flat panel applications.
A capacitive touch screen includes an overlay made of glass with a coating of capacitive (charge storing) material deposited electrically over its surface. Oscillator circuits located at corners of the glass overlay will each measure the capacitance of a person touching the overlay. Each oscillator will vary in frequency according to where a person touches the overlay. A touch screen controller measures the frequency changes to determine the X and Y coordinates of the touch. Because the capacitive coating is even harder than the glass it is applied to, it is very resistant to scratches from (SIC) sharp objects. It can even resist damage from sparks. A capacitive touch screen cannot be activated while wearing most types of gloves (non-conductive).

Capacitive :

A SAW touch screen uses a solid glass display overlay for the touch sensor. Two surface acoustic (sound) waves, inaudible to the human ear, are transmitted across the surface of the glass sensor, one for vertical detection and one for horizontal detection. Each wave is spread across the screen by bouncing off reflector arrays along the edges of the overlay. Two receivers detect the waves, one for each axis. Since the velocity of the acoustic wave through glass is known and the size of the overlay is fixed, the arrival time of the waves at the respective receivers is known. When the user touches the glass surface, the water content of the user's finger absorbs some of the energy of the acoustic wave, weakening it.

Saw :

The controller circuitry measures the time at which the received amplitude dips to determine the X and Y coordinates of the touch location. In addition to the X and Y coordinates, SAW technology can also provide Z axis (depth) information. The harder the user presses against the screen, the more energy the finger will absorb, and the greater will be the dip in signal strength. The signal strength is then measured by the controller to provide the Z axis information. Today, few software applications are designed to make use of this feature.
Most manufacturers offer two controller configurations--ISA Bus and Serial-RS232. ISA bus controllers are contained on a standard printed circuit plug-in board and can only be used on ISA or EISA PCs. Depending on the manufacturer they may be interrupt driven, polled or be configured as another serial port. Serial controllers are contained on a small printed circuit board and are usually mounted in the video monitor cabinet. They are then cabled to a standard RS232 serial port on the host computer.
Most touch screen manufacturers offer some level of software support which include mouse emulators, software drivers, screen generators and development tools for Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and DOS. Most of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software packages now available contain support for one or more touch technologies.


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How does a touch screen work anyway? It's not FM (Freaking Magic) technology. 

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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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Is Blended Learning the best option? 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 9, 6:26 PM

There is always a need to find a balance in the classroom. That is why having a teacher, a human one, is important. It does not mean things remain the same, but that there is wisdom and prudence only a human can provide in changing how things unfold in the classroom.

 

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Deploying iPads in Education

Deploying iPads in Education | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Complete Guide to Managing iPad in Education The iPad is hugely popular in schools, so it's surprising there isn't more information available about how best to configure them in an educational ...

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It's time school districts quit trying to squash technology because they are afraid to use it. (OPS) The Complete Guide to Managing iPad in Education

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 9, 5:37 PM

IPads in schools

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I guess, this is another form of BYOD, and it is surely high time progressive schools around the world allowed students to bring in their own devices. Without naming the brand, it would be sufficient to consider the same brand across grades and classes!

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Writing Themes 2015

Get inspired! These are the themes we're writing and reading about on LinkedIn in 2015. Share your own stories and insights here: https://www.linkedin.com/puls…;


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Student Tech Teams 101: A Toolkit for Educators

Student Tech Teams 101: A Toolkit for Educators | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Over the past year and a half I've consulted with educators, administrators, instructional technology specialists, and IT professionals from all over the country (and my friend Matt Robinson who re...

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Our disengaged kids will learn when we quit lecturing at them an boring them to death. 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 15, 12:39 AM

Talk about authentic assessment. 

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Thank you for sharing, everyone! We are working with students right now to launch a similar endeavor right now. We are also crating a Learning Commons for next fall that will be an amazing learning environment. Genius Bar, Coffee Bar, Maker Space, Quiet Room, writable walls, light jazz ... Please apply to this school if you want to be a part of something unprecedented, and you wish to live in Shanghai.
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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here. Cheryl Conner has also interviewed Amy Morin in a Forbes video chat that expands on this article here. For all the time executives spend [...]
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How To Learn Anything by Josh Kaufman

How To Learn Anything by Josh Kaufman | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
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How to Learn Anything Ted Talk by Josh Kaufman. Get a cup of coffee and enjoy investing in your own development. 

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For dummies google sketchup for dummies jul 2007

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Google Sketchup for Dummies. If you haven't checked out Sketchup you need to at least play with it a little. 

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45 Best Blog Sites for Kids

45 Best Blog Sites for Kids | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Blogging for kids is by far one of the more efficient ways of encouraging a child to excel as an individual.
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Blogging for kids is by far one of the more efficient ways of encouraging a child to excel as an individual.
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Precognition: Science Shows How Our Body Reacts To Events Up To 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Precognition: Science Shows How Our Body Reacts To Events Up To 10 Seconds Before They Happen | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

Over the past few decades a significant and noteworthy amount of scientific research has emerged contributing to the notion that human precognition could very well be real, and that we all might possess this potential -amongst various other extended human capacities. 


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"Research has emerged contributing to the notion that human precognition could very well be real."

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Marijuana Affects Intellect in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Marijuana Affects Intellect in Multiple Sclerosis Patients | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
Any pain relief provided by marijuana to MS patients may be outweighed by the drug's effect on intellect.
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When the marijuana debate comes up, here's your evidence that dope makes you a dope. 

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METRO class - Evaluating Digital Projects

"This special half-day class will specifically look at designing and implementing an evaluation process for digital projects, both grant-funded and institutionally-funded. Participants will learn how to apply Outcome-Based Evaluation techniques to digital projects, will see examples of successful digital project  evaluation activities, and will draft language on an evaluation process for a future digitization grant project for their own institutions."


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METRO class Mar.24, 2015 NYC. Members $75; non-members $250

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Subaltern Digital Archives: Collecting and Curating Native American Literature on the Web | In Media Res

Subaltern Digital Archives: Collecting and Curating Native American Literature on the Web | In Media Res | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

'This week the Digital Public Library of America is holding its “DPLAFest” in Boston. It’s a heady moment, with libraries and archives across the country racing to digitize their collections, in the spirit of democratizing access to materials that may have been previously available only to specialists, or languishing on dusty shelves.

 

For indigenous communities, digitization presents at least two challenges. On the one hand, not all information actually “wants to be free.” This is an argument powerfully made by anthropologist Kimberly Christen, who—with a team of tribal elders, legal scholars, and web experts—has developed a special content management system for indigenous digital archives. Mukurtu offers a system of “traditional knowledge licenses” and flexible cultural protocols to let elders and communities determine who gets access to texts or images that may be culturally sensitive or sacred. Like Omeka, the public-history platform developed out of George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media, it is built to empower communities to make their own archives, on their own terms....'


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'This week the Digital Public Library of America is holding its “DPLAFest” in Boston. It’s a heady moment, with libraries and archives across the country racing to digitize their collections, in the spirit of democratizing access to materials that may have been previously available only to specialists, or languishing on dusty shelves.

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A crowdsourced list of 10 top education apps worth trying - Daily Genius

A crowdsourced list of 10 top education apps worth trying - Daily Genius | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
We’re hard at work improving Daily Genius and our newest product DashEDU. In case you’re new to the community, Daily Genius is a place where professionals can learn something new every day. DashEDU just launched and is a ‘dashboard for education’ where you can easily submit links to interesting stories, products, events, jobs, etc. It’s all updated in real-time and runs like an app (because it’s built on an app framework actually!).

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A crowdsourced list of 10 top education apps worth trying.

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Beyond EdTech: Build an effective learning ecosytem | David Miyashiro | TEDxAmericasFinestCity

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Reform and incremental growth will not be enough to restore US publ...

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10 K-12 Digital Trends to Watch in 2015

10 K-12 Digital Trends to Watch in 2015 | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

These trends will continue to grow as more school district leaders look to provide digital learning options for students.


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These trends will continue to grow as more school district leaders look to provide digital learning options for students.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.


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Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 15, 1:33 AM

We are already there!

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We (Concordia International School Shanghai) are creating a Learning Commons for next fall that will be an amazing learning environment. Genius Bar, Coffee Bar, Maker Space, Quiet Rooms, writable walls, light jazz ... Please apply to this school if you want to be a part of something unprecedented, and you wish to live in Shanghai. Or just visit! The doors are open here. We know that in the sharing of experience and ideas good and great things happen.
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This Tiny 3G Chip Will Pump the Internet Into Anything

This Tiny 3G Chip Will Pump the Internet Into Anything | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
It might not look much, but this is the world's smallest 3G chip—and it could help bring Internet connectivity to even the tiniest of devices.
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Dabbling with invention? This tiny chip puts the internet into your device! 

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Self-Driving Teslas May Be On The Road Next Year

Self-Driving Teslas May Be On The Road Next Year | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it

In the meantime, Musk this week said he is going to reveal the D on Oct. 9, so we’ll be on the lookout for that announcement next week.


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Self driving Teslas by next year?! 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 3, 2014 11:10 AM
So if you're like me, you're wondering what happens the next 10% and who decides when the car is able to drive itself and when not. But it's fantastic news nevertheless.
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5 Myths About Why Millennials Leave You

5 Myths About Why Millennials Leave You | Libraries, Learning, and Technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to laments about Millennials in the workforce, I’ve heard it all. Millennials are this. Millennials are that. The truth is, Millennials are, in many ways, no different from any other generation that preceded them. Generation X, Baby Boomers, even the Silent Generation’s workers were considered entitled, arrogant, and flighty by the generation that came before them. So it’s time to clear a few things up by addressing these Millennial myths once and for all.  
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Are Millennials really that different in the workforce than the generations before them? Do they have a work ethic? 

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