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Easily Create Impressive Presentations From PDF Files Or Images

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IMPRESSIVE is a cross-platform tool to display presentations in a stylish way. The application supports PDF files or a folder containing images and besides beautiful slide transitions, Impressive features some useful presentation tools like: highlight boxes, which can be used to draw attention to a specific part of the slide...Cool technology! See for yourself!


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Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world. We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, ...This is becoming a more serious problem, day by day. The challenge is to bridge the Digital Divide, with ever-shrinking funds.

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Cory Doctorow on kids and the impact of technology

Cory Doctorow on kids and the impact of technology | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

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4 Steps to Teaching Others About Technology (And Getting Them to Use It)

4 Steps to Teaching Others About Technology (And Getting Them to Use It) | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
@klbeasley This just came in on Diigo, good things to remember, maybe even for PD tomorrow?

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- 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Why organizations need an e-learning plan

Why organizations need an e-learning plan | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"The main argument for developing an e-learning plan has to lie in the benefits it can bring: clarity of purpose and measurable goals for the use of technology for teaching; setting priorities; identifying needs and resources; improved quality of teaching and learning; greater student accessibility; and above all, if done well, buy-in and commitment from faculty, instructors and administrators for the intelligent use of technology for teaching."


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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

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28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1

28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1 | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Here comes the Future! I say, "Bring it on!" :-) Coolwired

Futurist Thomas Frey gives us some fascinating predictions for the very exciting year ahead. It's a great post with essential information to shift your thinking and get ready for 2012.

 

My intro:

 

There were so many things that I could comment on but my primary focus in 2012 is the future of content curation, the evolution and its impact on how we utilize and digest data in our business and personal lives. How will curation be perceived in 2012 and what will the monetary value be for content curation? 

 

Having said that, this is what particularly caught my attention:

 

Information Doesn’t Want to be Free– In 1984 at a Hackers Conference, Silicon Valley futurist Stuart Brand was the first to use the phrase: “Information wants to be free” in response to a point made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak but continued

 

“On the other hand, information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.

 

**"The right information in the right place just changes your life."

 

**This set the stage for an entirely new era of free-thinking “free” advocates"

 

****My commentary: One of the reasons trusted content curators will become a very valuable asset to the information economy:

 

****"There is always a cost to “free.”

 

****While it may not extract a payment from your bank account, there is always a “time” cost involved.

 

****Without some amount of friction, the volume of information you have to sift through skyrockets and even with good search technology, your time-costs climb dramatically.

 

****The days of “free” thinking are numbered. Look for this mindset to shift over the coming years. More details here. This article is from 9/2/2011 - Two things that caught my attention....

 

**While it is true that the Internet is eliminating many of the gatekeepers, people trying to break into a field without going through gatekeepers find it far harder to gain credibility and foster a “trust” relationship with their audiences.

 

****In the end it still boils down to trust. Can I trust the person I am reading or listening to? Are they an accurate source of information? Will it be worth the time and brainpower I’m investing?

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/sreMX5]


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The Educational System and 21st Century Skills

The Educational System and 21st Century Skills | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The affordances of modern communications technologies have brought about a transformation that is readily apparent in day-to-day life across the developed world. They have taken us from the industrial revolution to the ...This thought-provoking article is well-explained , and sources are quoted. See if you agree with the author.

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Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift

Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Yet, in times like ours, when the gulf between the past and future stretches light years, cognitive dissonance ensues when students, teachers and parents try to figure out what technology should be used to bridge this timeline.

Be sure to read this thought-provoking article from MindShift!  

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Viewing NetStep @2Learn.ca

Viewing NetStep @2Learn.ca | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Online Learning Objects Links- for LORs- for :

-Information / Communication Technology

-Professional Development.

 

Netstep Reference ID: N3476

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Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind

Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
We are creating tools that offer limitless access to knowledge and collaboration, but we're still putting the same textbooks in front of students.

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Steve Hargadon: The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

Steve Hargadon: The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
So, here's my tentative Learning 2.0 conference strand brainstorm. I've purposely left out the library and global education categories because of the other two conference. A call for proposals will go out November 15th, with ...
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