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Okay, I’m connected. Now what?

Okay, I’m connected. Now what? | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
The latest big thing in education is getting educators connected. The Department of Education is even declaring the month of October as Connected Educators’ Month to place an emphasis on and using,...
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Easily Create PowerPoint Photo Animation Videos

Easily Create PowerPoint Photo Animation Videos | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
BrightCarbon show you how to create interesting and engaging PowerPoint photo animations easily in this article.

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Hollie Lancarte's curator insight, May 27, 8:45 AM

I like "easy"

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 27, 11:58 AM

Crear un PowerPoint de fotos.y videos animados.

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 12:03 PM

More tools to shake your presentations up!

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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Thought provoking list -- I don't think I am going to get rid of my office or all my bookcases -- but we are making changes too.

 

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 7:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Jan Watts's curator insight, March 16, 7:53 PM

Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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Educational search engines | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational search engines | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 19, 12:40 PM

Collection of Ed Tech and Mobile Learning articles/posts on  a variety of search engines for a variety of disciplines. Great resource.

Jim Spitler's curator insight, January 19, 2:51 PM

Seems like a good site - I look forward to fully exploring it...

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, January 20, 5:53 AM

A useful free resource for online research...

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Scaffolding the Research Process

Presentation from Internet Librarian West on strategies for supporting students in the library research process; based on Carol Kuhlthau's model

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 3:57 PM

This is an important skill for students to learn. This slides how is a great step-by-step approach to teaching it.

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 13, 1:11 PM

PPT on the internet and the research process: all the basics and more

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 3:06 PM

Presentation relating to the research process

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Teacher Agency: Coming from a Strong Foundation

Teacher Agency: Coming from a Strong Foundation | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
My past few blog posts have been dedicated to teacher agency: Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset Teacher Agency: Self-Directed Professional Development This post focu...
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Jackie G. always gives me food for thought.  This post is so much more than the visual above -- as a librarian, I too, can go through this exercise. 

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Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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When you first start out using Social Media it is difficult to know what to share -- and what not to share -- this article gives a lot of food for thought for social media newbies.

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 5, 6:27 AM

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

SyReach's curator insight, July 7, 4:53 AM

SyReach Notes now offers a full coverage of personal KM needs: Seek with integrated watch module and search engines, Sense with note and article edition, linking and knowledge building. Share by email or publish to Scoop.it selected resources linked to your articles!

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Take Online Modules - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Take Online Modules - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
Library of Congress resources for teachers. Professional Development; Online Modules
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These look like great tools for history -- and also for assisting in making students aware of copyright and primary sources.  I plan to start with that one -- but share with my history teachers. 

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10 Tips to Create Perfect Tweets for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Tips to Create Perfect Tweets for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

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As a neophyte tweeter this looks really helpful!

 

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:20 AM

SWEET [INFOGRAPHIC] ! via @s_bearden

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:38 PM

@Gwynethjones' Scoop-it on Social Media is a goldmine of great articles on Twitter. Thank you Gwyneth!

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Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail?

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a "Networked Educator", and we had some great conversations about ho...

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Using the analogy of teaching a student to drive, this article makes some great points about the teaching of digital citizenship. I think the inference is also for secondary. 

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Jan Watts's curator insight, August 18, 2013 10:45 PM

This is thought-provoking.....  What would you find if you looked at your students' tweets?  How would you respond?

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:28 AM

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? Great blog from a school principal

Corinne Hinton's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:10 PM

Great #digitalcitizenship rubric for schools.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out.

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out. | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

"I've written about developing a personal learning network many times on The Innovative Educator.  This updated infographic was created as a tool to promote an interactive conversation about developing PLNs. Each dot has an action and a question to answer.

Click the dots and let me know what you think?  Is this something you might use?  Is there anything you might change or revise?"


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Great tool for thinking about how to get connected in the educational digital world.  I need to do more of the above -- and this helps breaks down some steps and goals for moving forward and developing a personal learning network.

 

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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

josé krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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Okay, I’m connected. Now what?

Okay, I’m connected. Now what? | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
The latest big thing in education is getting educators connected. The Department of Education is even declaring the month of October as Connected Educators’ Month to place an emphasis on and using,...
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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:18 AM

Although this article relates to higher education, being aware of what digital literacies are; what level of digital literacies you and your students have and how to improve them, is also relevant to the ELT context. Be careful when introducing new technologies. Don't cognitively challange your language students to the extent that the technology is hindering their language learning. If you're convinced that a particular tool is going to add value to their learning, then perhaps first design a lesson or two around it to ensure that you and your students are comfortable with it. This can prevent unneccessary frustration and anxiety.

Farnsworth ELA's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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This looks like a terrific resource!
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 10:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 10:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 11:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets

Sources and Tags: Dennis O'Connor's Curating Secrets | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

There's no question that Dennis O'Connor has found much success on Scoop.it. It wasn't all coincidental, though. Dennis shared with us two of his best curation secrets and tricks:

 

1. Develop multiple sources for your topics
It's important to carefully think through the keywords that you set for your topic so that Scoop.it can crawl the web and provide you with interesting and relevant content and inspiration. In addition to taking full advantage of this, Dennis also uses other tools like Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Prismatic to find content to share on Scoop.it. Once he finds the content he wants to share with his audience, he uses Scoop.it as his social media hub to add value to that content and share it everywhere.

 

2. Tag your posts
Dennis takes a lot of time to tag each of his posts. This allows him, he explained, to assemble publications based upon his tagged topics. When he's using his information on Scoop.it for his E-learning classes, it's easy for him to filter his Scoop.it pages based upon different subjects and easily compile a list of posts and articles on appropriate topics to provide to his students. Something interesting that Dennis does with his tagged articles is to pull them by subject and create "special editions" of his topics on his blog for special classes and events that he is teaching.


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I always think -- how can I use this information or insight with my students. 

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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, February 14, 5:22 AM

Les astuces de Dennis O'Connor pour une curation effective:

- Utilisation des tags et

- sélection des sources.

Lee Wise's curator insight, February 15, 11:34 PM

Graphic.  Informative.  Enjoy.  

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:33 AM

Thinking across systems to write without plagiarizing.

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.
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Even though I have been working with an iPad and iphone for a while these are great things to know and use.  Some I have done, but forgot how!

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Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google

Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

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I have seen most of these tips before-- but a few are new to me.  This is presented in a very readable way. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 19, 2013 1:40 AM

A host of tips to help you work the Google Search.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:12 AM

Search inside Google. Can you find something you didn't know? I did :) 

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10 Surprising Twitter Statistics To Help You Reach More Followers

10 Surprising Twitter Statistics To Help You Reach More Followers | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
Retweet or RT? To hashtag or not? How do you get the most engagement from your Twitter followers? Let's dive right in.
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Although this is written for business -  it has some good information for any people who tweet.  It has some really useful twitter statistics which I translate into a best practices for tweeting. 

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7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips

7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

The art of comic creation is one of the best representation of creativity at work. As teachers and educators, we can use the power and versatility of iPad to cultivate a creative culture within our classes and among our students through helping them tinker with and design comics. Here is a list of some great iPad apps you can use for this purpose...


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 5, 2013 5:18 PM

How much fun is this!  Whether you're an individual or an organization, you can make use of these tools to tell your story.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:50 PM

Great resources for CCSS

Susan Connor's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:50 PM

Comic Strips... who would have thought

 

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10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: The eLearning Coach

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: The eLearning Coach | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
Twitter is a powerful platform for personal and professional learning, enrichment and growth. Find out how you can learn from Twitter.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:09 AM

Great succinct list!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:19 AM

Very useful!

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25 Great YouTube Channels for Blended Learning - Getting Smart

25 Great YouTube Channels for Blended Learning - Getting Smart | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
With many YouTube channels that are designed to teach people more about the topics they discuss, gaining knowledge on a plethora of topics is easier than ever before!

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This looks terrific.  Especially good from high quality institutions like MIT for science and technology videos.

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Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:21 PM
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GettingSmart, complies a list of top 25 Youtube Channels that bring the learning expereince. This idea can be atributed to the present debate of making avaliable a large portion of credible secondary and teritary qualifications online. This is admittedly a fun yet fundamental method which students can use to consume similar insight on particular topics outside the formal learning environment.

 

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Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.

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The first part of the article is a story from the business world, but after that the information is very relevant for education and also for PR in education.  I will read this again to think about when I have to do a presentation for my library.

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Suzanne Smith's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:57 AM

Although this article targets a business audience, there are strong applications to teaching and learning.  We can introduce students to digital story-telling tools and use the pointers in this article to help them develop more effective presentations.

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The Kind Of Wisdom Children Are Capable Of

The Kind Of Wisdom Children Are Capable Of | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
The Kind Of Wisdom Children Are Capable Of
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Very compelling speech by a 12 year old chastising the adults for not doing what they teach children. 

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7 Must Know Twitter Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Must Know Twitter Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research 82608 | Scoop.it
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How to get started with twitter and connect with others.

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research 82608 | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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This looks like a great tool for teaching students about the creative commons licenses. 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

josé krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:54 PM

graphic on creative commons