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Simple Yet Effective Tips To Flourish On #LinkedIn #Infographic

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Simple Yet Effective Tips To Flourish On LinkedIn [Infographic]
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What we have here today is an infographic made by digital marketing training site Boot Camp Digital which gives us a staggering 37 tips on how to thrive on LinkedIn.

Via Josepf J Haslam
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Social networking is BIG in our technological society of today so learn as much as you can. What has benefited so many others may well be beneficial to you!

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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it. I tried it multiple times, and never saw the appeal until now.
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Just received my first smartphone from my son for Mother's Day. Now to learn Evernote! Thanks, Ana, for sharing!

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Why the Nokia Lumia 925 is ideal for the Man of Steel

Why the Nokia Lumia 925 is ideal for the Man of Steel | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s—the Nokia Lumia 925! Batman’s not the only one with cool accessories this summer: Superman and the  Nokia Lumia 925 are now officially a match made in Krypton.

Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
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Love Superman! The sad side, however, is that everytime I read, hear, or see Superman, I always think of Christopher Reeve!

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Naivety in the Digital Age?

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.   . Learning from the fails of others for a BETTER more secure Internet! Keywords for this free course: . Naivety, stupidity, motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, s...
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"The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!" ~Gus Mees

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?

Via John Evans
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It is not just having the technology; it is knowing how to use the technology effectively!

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Cathleen Nardi's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:58 PM

The ability to adapt and the ability to encourage one's students to do the same.

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:12 PM

Being a 21st Century educator is creating a learning environment that is social, collaborative and project based. Teachers, nor anyone else for that matter, will ever be able to keep up with all new technologies. The trick is to focus on digital technologies that facilitate student collaboration.

Michael MacNeil's comment, May 28, 2013 10:23 AM
What makes 21 st Century learning so interesting is the rapid rate of thechnological change. Who knows what new learning tools will arrive on the scene tomorrow.
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14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

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14 Educational Websites Students Will Want to Visit

 

The most popular website at my school, hands down, is Minecraft. Even 1st graders love it (I'm amazed parents let six-year-olds use this sometimes violent game, but they do). Because kids would opt to live in this blocky virtual world 24/7, I only let them play it two lunch periods a week. Those days, my lab is always packed. Kids have no idea they're learning math (estimation, geometry, shapes), science (geology, rocks, minerals), building, or softer skills like thinking and reasoning, problem solving, hypothesis-testing, risk-taking, and collaboration. They don't realize they're exercising that delicate skill called 'creativity' or care that Common Sense Media raves that "Minecraft empowers players to exercise their imagination and take pride in their digital creations as they learn basic building concepts."


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Best news: These are all free.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:39 PM

There are some great sites here for use in a variety of classes. Worth adding to the toolkit you create for your schools.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:41 AM

A "student" or learner desire to visit and explore usually leads to success and motivation.

Tim Scholze's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:09 PM

Yeah, let the kids play! Learning will take place through discovery.

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How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? | Education.com

How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? | Education.com | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
This article discusses how technology can be used as an educational tool in the classroom to foster meaningful learning.

 

Some of the first educational technologies were illustrations in 17th-century books and slate chalkboards in 18th-century classrooms. Educational technologies in the 20th century include lantern-slide and opaque projectors, later radio, and then motion pictures. During the 1950s, programmed instruction emerged as the first true educational technology, that is, the first technology developed specifically to meet educational needs. With every other technology, including computers, educators recognized its importance and debated how to apply each nascent commercial technology for educational purposes. Unfortunately, educators have almost always tried to use technologies to teach students in the same ways that teachers had always taught. So information was recorded in the technology (e.g., the content presented by films and television programs), and the technology presented that information to the students. The students’ role was to learn the information presented by the technology, just as they learned information presented by the teacher. The role of the technology was to deliver lessons to students, just as trucks deliver groceries to supermarkets (Clark, 1983).

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If you deliver groceries, people will eat. If you deliver instruction, students will learn. Not necessarily! Learn why later in the article...

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16 Technology Leaders I Follow On Twitter - Edudemic

16 Technology Leaders I Follow On Twitter - Edudemic | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
I often get asked to list off my favorite people I follow on Twitter. That's a big question with no real specific answer. This is at least my fave tech leaders!

Via Pati Olton
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If you are going to be active on Twitter, why not follow some of the best...in this case, technology leaders!

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Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?

Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education

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The world is at our fingertips with insights far beyond any textbook. Youth today have technology tools and resources in real life that were stars of the sci-fi movies of yesteryear.

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3 Easy Ways To Engage Students With Technology

3 Easy Ways To Engage Students With Technology | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"In today’s culture, students often come to the classroom with an attention span of a goldfish. They need new things to entertain them almost instantaneously. So how do you get a student’s attention for more than 5 minutes? You give them something entertaining to look at, something that they’re used to. With all the new technology that comes out, there is always something to look at or play with, so why not engage students with this new technology? There are a countless ways to get started–below are 3."


Via EDTC@UTB, Gail Corbman, BlessTheTeacher
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Keeping students actively engaged in the learning process and making instruction relevant are key elements of effective lessons. Is this really anything new???

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John Purificati's comment, March 30, 2013 10:58 AM
Thanks for this.
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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"Implementing Scoop.it in the classroom was an “Aha!” moment, and I think you’ll have the same experience." wrote Leanna Johnson in this review of Scoop.it and curation in an educational context.


Via Guillaume Decugis, Gerrit Bes, MARY HELEN FERRIS
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Scoop.it in the classroom becomes an “Aha!” moment! Share the experience...

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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:59 AM

Scoop.it and I fell in love at first glance.

 

Tim Pixley's curator insight, March 13, 2013 7:57 AM

I agree!  Once you find the right curators and develop relationships with them, they turn into mentors. Some of them are very successful, industry experts, and deeply respected.  Some material gets put out months before they're covered in a college class.  The trick is to be discerning as to what is merely a fad versus a long-term trend. ;)

Denise Patrylo-Murray's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:14 PM

Will this be the new MOODLE?

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My Weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth (No, It Wasn't Disneyland)

My Weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth (No, It Wasn't Disneyland) | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

This past weekend I went to Disneyland. Not the actual Disneyland, but my version of Disneyland. It was a conference called Wisdom 2.0, which is designed to address "the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world."

 

Like a kid at "The Happiest Place on Earth," I wanted to go on every ride, eat every snack, go to every session and talk to every other speaker and everyone attending. And like many a Disney-fied kid, I was primed for a bad case of overstimulation leading to an eventual meltdown. Fortunately, given the nature of the conference, there were ample breaks for things like meditation, breathing exercises, yoga and healthy snacks. Which, of course, just left me that much more energized. I was in a mindfulness spiral!

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We all know that technology is taking over practically every aspect of our lives -- mostly for the better. But there is also a growing awareness that our increasing dependence on technology puts us at risk of becoming disconnected from ourselves. And, perhaps from others!

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The Top 10 Educational Trends

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Teachers rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.


Via Nik Peachey
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The classrooms of today are globalized! What was once only read about and learned in textbooks is now experienced first hand across time and space worldwide!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 28, 2013 8:58 AM
Lots of very interesting comments, the trends gated by acceptance, and use within the educational community and the " permission" or purchases within the schools.
Laura Starace's comment, June 3, 2013 3:22 AM
I am also surprised 15% have no interests in using whiteboards though, not all schools have the chance or "permission" as already mentioned to use it or implement it
Ali Anani's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Exploration of the changing teaching landscape

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Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"Google Forms is one of the potent services Google provides for free for its users. Using Google Forms, you can very easily and without the need for any advanced technology knowledge create all kinds of forms to use with your students from contact forms to quizzes and polls. Since its inception a few years ago, Google Forms has undergone some major updates and the last one in this regard is enabling users to embed pictures and images into forms."


Via John Evans
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Just another step into the future of education!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:24 PM

I haven't used Google forms in a while and this is a reminder to check out the new services it has on offer. You can now embed images, so quiz making just got a whole lot better.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:07 AM

Inderdaad heeft forms nu net als Socrative de mogelijkheid afbeeldingen toe te voegen. Handig 

thanks John for sharing

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Technology Is Reshaping Our Language And The Way We Communicate

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"Great YouTube video from the fine folks at The One Ronnie demonstrating that what we say and what we mean are clearly being redefined by advances in technology."


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Bunkr is going beyond presentation: collect, organize, present

Goodbye PowerPoint! Bunkr is going beyond presentation.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I still remember my first exposure to PowerPoint. Thought that was the wave of the future. Not surprised at that wave crashing upon the shore with one of even greater magnitude right behind!

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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, May 26, 2013 6:37 PM

This misses the point. Powerpoint is not the problem it is how it is used that is dangerous.  Bunkr as a tool looks great but my only problem is it makes it even easier to create 'crap' The process of producing visual support is all wrong.  Prezi is a great tool too but most of the presentations I have seen are full of garbage and lack any communication design. Maybe  this new segment of presentation apps should be called 'grabage'! 

Duan van der Westhuizen's comment, May 27, 2013 4:16 PM
Grabage?
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's comment, May 27, 2013 5:41 PM
Grabage love it!
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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Too many teachers are still afraid to use Wikipedia in the Classroom. I'm here to right that wrong and show educators how they can use it responsibly.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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So much right at the fingertips! Why not explore all of the possibilities? What is there to lose about gathering more knowledge?

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:34 AM

Thank you for posting this---students' Wikipedia use is second-nature to them and it is positive that they are researching and wise for educators to guide them toward scholarly citation!

John Purificati's comment, May 18, 2013 11:48 AM
I agree, students think Wikipedia is like our Encyclopedia Britannica's once were.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 20, 2013 10:20 AM
Times have definitely changed John.... :-)
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Internet and Technology Lesson Plans

Internet and Technology Lesson Plans | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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Multiple links to a plethora of lesson plans!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:50 PM

There are a lot of links to explore.

Holli Raines Scharinger's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:59 AM

Great resources for your school's Media Specialist

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Could This Reimagined Traveling Carnival Get Kids Hooked on Science? | Technology on GOOD

Could This Reimagined Traveling Carnival Get Kids Hooked on Science?  | Technology on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
 When we were kids my brother Tyler and I played A LOT of video games. Our dad was in the game business and would bring home all the latest consoles and accessories.
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Sadly, too few kids today grow up in the type of supportive, creative environment that nurtured us. And the consequences are staggering.

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

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If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.

Via BlessTheTeacher
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The innovation of technology integration in the classroom!

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Anand Davda's comment, May 13, 2013 6:51 AM
I would like to share on thing here for e-learning visit to http://www.redchipsolutions.com/elearning.php
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Create a Classroom or School Google+ Community

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Google+ Community A Google+ community is a forum where people with common interests come together to interact on the Web. This would be an ideal tool for schools who use Google Apps in Education.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Create a Classroom or School Google+ Community... What will be next?

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vananh.com's comment, April 20, 2013 7:36 AM
Oh, when did you start to use this in your school? Paul ?
carfrasa's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:28 AM

Alcuni spunti per usare Google+ nell'insegnamento

Lily Bolig's comment, April 23, 2013 1:46 AM
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm definitely interested!
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How 7 Education Technology Platforms Have Changed How We Learn

How 7 Education Technology Platforms Have Changed How We Learn | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
From iTunesU to YouTube EDU, how 7 education technology platforms have changed how we learn.

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Education technology has changed what’s possible in learning. Anyplace can be turned into a classroom!

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The Touch-Screen Generation

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Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?

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My grandchildren know more about the touchscreen as a toddler than I do as their grandmother!

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City X Project | Using 3D printing, scanning, and modeling to imagine a better future with kids around the world.

City X Project | Using 3D printing, scanning, and modeling to imagine a better future with kids around the world. | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

In eight cities around the world, workshops will teach 3D modeling, scanning, and printing to children aged 8-10 within the framework of Stanford’s d.school design process.

 

In these activities, kids will use new technologies to model solutions for major real-world problems within the context of the fictional “City X,” the first settlement on an Earth-like alien planet.

 

3D technologies will help kids bridge the gap between digital and physical worlds, explore cultural differences, and co-create like never before.

 

The project’s driving philosophy is that we can’t build tomorrow until we imagine it today. And who’s more imaginative than kids?

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Now that's education! Making it relevant - hands-on in the real world!

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The Top 10 Educational Trends

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Teachers rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.


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The Menco Platform is a resource and community that allow users to explore and track self-directed learning goals in a social, interactive environment.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 28, 2013 8:58 AM
Lots of very interesting comments, the trends gated by acceptance, and use within the educational community and the " permission" or purchases within the schools.
Laura Starace's comment, June 3, 2013 3:22 AM
I am also surprised 15% have no interests in using whiteboards though, not all schools have the chance or "permission" as already mentioned to use it or implement it
Ali Anani's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Exploration of the changing teaching landscape