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"remember to thank all the books you haven't read over the past three years" is © ailatan/Natalia Osiatynska used under a Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 http://bit.ly/vjVHQE

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Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… | Reading that looks interesting | Scoop.it
I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement. I am …
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Navigating the Marvellous: Openness in Education #altc

Navigating the Marvellous: Openness in Education #altc | Reading that looks interesting | Scoop.it
For three days last week I participated in #altc (the Association for Learning Technology Conference) at the University of Warwick -- attending in person for the first time after participating virt...
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New Literacies and the Common Core

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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core

 

Educational Leadership

March 2013

 

By William Kist

 

The Common Core State Standards recognize that to thrive in the newly wired world, students need to master new ways of reading and writing.


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Deborah Owen's curator insight, March 2, 2013 8:05 AM

Provides helpful info in guiding students to "read" text in a variety of formats.

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Sorting concepts | Social Media Classroom

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"On one hand we gather information from all corners of the planet - network. But all this gathering requires intention, filtering and sorting. While we have intentions to understand and become more expert with particular knowledge, we also have intentions for how we want to organize and/or distribute what we have learned. On top of that we have publics (people we respect, trust and follow and people who are interested in what we have to say). Since we are the center of this universe (dream) it makes sense to optimize our this process by taking care of our minds and bodies, developing good habits. "


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, June 21, 4:50 PM

David McGavock, one of the co-learners in my Introduction to Mind Amplifiers course, made this mindmap, useful in conceptualizing the tool and attention skills that make up infotention

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How women organize social networks different from men : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

How women organize social networks different from men : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Reading that looks interesting | Scoop.it
Superpositions of social networks, such as communication, friendship, or trade networks, are called multiplex networks, forming the structural backbone of human societies. Novel datasets now allow quantification and exploration of multiplex networks.

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The Heaven and Hell of Communities & Networks

Keynote slides from KMSingapore 2012 reflecting on how we might more strategically use communities and networks. Recording will be up at http://www.kmsingapore.

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OneNote PowerToys

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A Collection of PowerToys for OneNote...

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The 5 big mistakes in virtual education | #eLearning #edutech #learning

 

Gust MEES: A MUST READ ===> I love it as it reflects reality!


Via Lia Sant, Paulo Simões, JoelleYalin, Gust MEES
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RA Magazine 6: Handling F.O.M.O: The Fear of Missing Out

RA Magazine 6: Handling F.O.M.O: The Fear of Missing Out | Reading that looks interesting | Scoop.it

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)


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The Role of Theme in the Winning Hack at Storycode's Hackathon 2012

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Randy Finch: "As my students will tell you, I am keenly interested in the role "theme" will play in the New World of cross platform storytelling."


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Social media: A guide for researchers (and everyone else) | Research Information Network

Social media: A guide for researchers (and everyone else) | Research Information Network | Reading that looks interesting | Scoop.it

 

"This guide has been produced by the International Centre for Guidance Studies, and aims to provide the information needed to make an informed decision about using social media and select from the vast range of tools that are available."

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The Anti-Social Media | Breaking Connections Since 2010

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The best social media satire. Ever.Written by Jay Dolan...
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The InQ13 POOC: A Participatory Experiment in Open, Collaborative Teaching and Learning

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Internet Culture Policy and Law - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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Internet Culture Policy and Law
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Pushback: Expressions of resistance to the “evertime” of constant online connectivity | Morrison | First Monday

Pushback: Expressions of resistance to the “evertime” of constant online connectivity
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Relevant to my dissertation's examination of English teacher pushback of technologies. 

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IJLM

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Just out! Special issue on New media, new literacies and New Forms of Learning. IJLM, 4(Issue 3-4). http://t.co/wKuSzuBQRG @UBCiSchool
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Special issue on new media, new literacies, and new forms of learning

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The effects of ambient media: What unplugging reveals about being plugged in | Roberts | First Monday

The effects of ambient media: What unplugging reveals about being plugged in
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Michael W. Holley » Blog Archive » Writing with Scrivener

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When working on large writing projects, Scrivener is my tool of choice. Here, one user gets into his use of Scrivener for infotention workflow. -- Howard

 

"I should note that the way I use Scrivener probably isn’t the traditional way of using the app. If you want a more traditional review of it as a writing tool, take a look at Literature and Latte’s Twitter feed, as they have links to a lot of users reviews. For those who don’t know what Scrivener is, it is one the best all-in-one place writing tools. I compare it to a programming IDE (Integrated development environment), but I’m a bit geeky.

I found Scrivener just after they updated to 2.0. I was looking for a solution to manage not only my writing, but also all the random bits of information that help me write."


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Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012

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Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online.

I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it.

 

Some, as good as Vidyo or Zoom.us may provide HD quality video and even full support for mobile platforms. Others, like MeBeam or Sinfor offer bare-bone ad-supported solutions that have zero frills but can do the job if you need an immediate, zero-cost solution.

 

Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/robingood/top-15-free-video-conferencing-tools-2012/

 

P.S.: Feel free to suggest tools you know that should belong in this collection.

 

 


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What about Skype? Too well-known?
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Which Of These 3 Private Social Networks Is Right For You?

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There are boatloads of tools out there that can give you a private social network. From Edmodo to the upcoming Facebook Groups For Schools, there’s plenty of options. Most are free, but some are better than others.


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- Eight ways to create screencasts and slideshares | Tech & Learning

- Eight ways to create screencasts and slideshares | Tech & Learning | Reading that looks interesting | Scoop.it

By Joyce Valenza

 

"Recently I’ve been exploring the options for slide-casting and screen-casting...

 

"I’d like to begin to archive and more broadly share professional development. I’d like to offer teachers easy ways to present and archive instruction. To offer students new strategies for presentation and for archiving their work. To help me rehearse and archive my own formal presentations. And I am planning to do a little online adjuncting in the fall.

 

"And, as more schools and more individual teachers adopt the Flipped Classroom model, we will be looking for options to present content, lecture, and video as homework, so we can devote class time to more interactive and engaging collaborative learning strategies."


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'The Single Biggest Change in Education Since the Printing Press' - The Atlantic

Nature.com (blog)'The Single Biggest Change in Education Since the Printing Press'The AtlanticWe don't know how best to translate classroom education to the online realm, but the tools are there, and, sooner or later, someone is going to figure it...

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From Instanting Messaging To Full Blown Webconferencing with Cisco Jabber

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Robin Good: Cisco Jabber is a multi-platform and multi-device collaboration and communication platform which provides text chat/instant messaging, video-conferencing, telephony and voicemail and which can escalate to full-blown web-conferencing and collaboration sessions.

 

Cisco Jabber utilizes the XMPP protocol allowing interoperability with other instant messaging systems. 

 

Ciso Jabber is available for Windows, Mac, Web, iOS, Android, Blackberry and Nokia devices.

 

Download for Windows: http://bit.ly/CiscoJabberWin ;

 

Download for Mac: http://bit.ly/CiscoJabberMac  ;

 

Video intro: http://bit.ly/CiscoJabberGettingStartedVideo ;

 

Find out more: http://www.cisco.com/web/products/voice/jabber.html ;


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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic]

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You’re going to want to print out this infographic and, at the very least, share it with your fellow teachers and even students. It’s all about the history of education technology and could be used to educate just about anyone on how far we’ve come in a short period of time. We did a more in-depth look at the history of education technology about a year ago but this infographic is a lot more… fun.

 

Anyway, the below infographic from CTU can be viewed below or downloaded as a PDF here (so you can fire up that color printer). Enjoy the walk down memory lane!

 


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François Arnal's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:32 AM

De l'ardoise à la tablette, du projecteur de diapositive au vidéoprojecteur interactif...

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by design


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