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How to Manage Information Overload: 6 Ways Discovery Engines Help | Darwin Ecosystem

How to Manage Information Overload: 6 Ways Discovery Engines Help | Darwin Ecosystem | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

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"Managing information overload requires tools that deliver “awareness” of topics and filter out irrelevant information will become indispensable.

 

The challenge is do to so without loosing the ability to make unexpected discoveries.

 

Content discovery engines provide several advantages over other tools.

 

These are: 

 

1) Follow topics, not people: ...Content discovery engines help manage information overload because they are focused on topics, rather than people.

 

2) Go directly to the Source and avoid distractions: ...Social networks and publishing platforms are not a good place for information professionals to be productive. Such platforms want users to stay on their sites as long as possible. 

 

3) Monitor one channel instead of twenty-five: The focus on specific topics that characterizes discovery engines allows users to stay informed in one single place. 


4) Discover the unexpected: A discovery engine allows users to learn what they don’t know about a topic and observe events that, for them, are unexpected.


5) Benefit from others’ curation efforts: Most content discovery engines engage users in the curation process. This can accelerate the identification of the most valuable content before having to read it. Insights can be gained on whether a piece of content is worth consuming based on a number of user-generated indicators such as tags, comments, ratings, summaries and so on.

 

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Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On ...

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On ... | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

BIE – Also known as the BUCK Institute for Learning. Check out this site for activities, videos, handouts, and research. BIE is the mother lode of PBL and its site is one of the best. You can also contact BIE for professional ...PBL,Edutopia, & More!

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iLibrarian » E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources

iLibrarian » E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

This excellent site from iLibrarian offers so many great links! Give yourself some time to explore it. Enjoy!


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Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate

Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Teachers say the camaraderie and free, instantaneous help they find through Twitter is far more useful than traditional school training programs.Feel free to add your own comments. Have you used Twitter yet?

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Learn | Prezi

Learn | Prezi | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Prezi Learn page is a library comprised of the Prezi manual, tutorials, and training prezis to help you get started. You must see this, if you have a major presentation to give or teach!


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Online Learning Games | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day…

Online Learning Games | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day… | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
I posted The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far over the summer. I haven't seen any new games since that time that are worthy of being on a “The Best…” list, so that post will serve as the final versions for this ...
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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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Teaching Anger Management with Game-Based EdTech

Teaching Anger Management with Game-Based EdTech | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

"This is just too cool to spoil with a long critical analysis. I came across this video and the corresponding brief project description while doing research on GameDesk (a SoCal-based research nonpr... "Here is an original, game-based approach to anger management, which is sure to please young and not-so-young adults, alike! We could use more games like this one. :-)

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 3

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 3 | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / Revue canadienne de l'apprentissage et de la technologie, Vol 37, No 3 (2011). Articles. The Impact of a Collaborative Wiki Assignment on Teaching and Learning in a Teacher ...
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How are librarians involved in guided inquiry?

How are librarians involved in guided inquiry? | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Carol Collier Kuhlthau (2010) Guided Inquiry: School Libraries in the 21st Century, School Libraries Worldwide, January 2010, Volume 16, Number 1, 17-28

The 21st century calls for new skills,...Are your students ready?"

 

Link to full text research paper.


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This article by Carol Kuhlthau looks at the importance of the partnership between school librarians and teachers in supporting students to learn in an increasingly complex information environment. It discusses what it takes to transform a school into a 21st century learning space and the role the librarian plays in this. Especially valuable for me was the explanation of the collaborative teams needed for successful inquiry and the role of the librarian within these teams. 

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Catholic schools restoring libraries

Catholic schools restoring libraries | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Seven months after effectively closing school libraries - igniting a furor and drawing national headlines - the Catholic school board has recruited the Windsor Public Library to help resurrect its libraries. Here is the other side of the story! What is your opinion?

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Five Simple iPad Tutorials for Beginners | FlixelPix

Five Simple iPad Tutorials for Beginners | FlixelPix | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
I have decided to create video tutorials or the most common iPad questions I am asked by friends and family. The quality varies as they were all recorded at different times on different types of equipment.
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Rapid Intake Shout Out: Convert PowerPoint to Mobile Learning ...

In this entry, I'm going to show you how to do a fundamental PowerPoint conversion for mobile learning that includes audio narration. For the authoring tool, we'll use Rapid Intake's mLearning Studio.
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Web-Based Information Organization Tools for the Online Classroom | Online Universities

Web-Based Information Organization Tools for the Online Classroom | Online Universities | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Are you being swept away by the tsunami of Information Overload? Others call it Filter Failure. In any case, here is an excellent article by Justin Marquis Ph.D. There’s a great big World (Wide Web) out there, and it’s hard to keep track of everything you find in it. Help tame the wild ride on the Internet! Enjoy!


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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Great list of helpful sites.RT @web20classroom: 10 Sites To Find Great Educational Apps: http://t.co/0xDJXbPP #coetail...
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Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk - nwitimes.com

Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk - nwitimes.com | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Babies try lip-reading when learning to talknwitimes.comNew research suggests babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds — they're lip-readers, too. Who knew??

Psychology 101 anyone? Teaching babies communication skills, requires face-to-face interaction. 

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Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools

Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

... ideas about ways to use these fun free tools in instructional situations and other academic applications. I like free! Check out these great Free tools, for teaching /Learning. Great for Learning Commons, too! :-)


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livebinders4teachers / Writing

livebinders4teachers / Writing | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Excellent compilation of Writing LiveBinders on this public shelf representing many teachers from all grade levels. This is cool technology! Enjoy!


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Higher Ed Program> Program Rubric | Quality Matters Program

Higher Ed Program> Program Rubric | Quality Matters Program | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Quality Matters Rubric is a set of 8 general standards and 41 specific standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. The Rubric is complete with annotations that explain the application of the standards and the relationship among them. A scoring system and set of online tools facilitate the evaluation by a team of reviewers.

 

A PDF version of the rubric is available for download. ~Dennis


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The iPad provides a voice to children with autism

The iPad provides a voice to children with autism | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Learn about how iPad is helping autistic children communicate, express their feelings, socialize, learn, and play.This excellent article offers help and hope to parents of children with autism!


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Education News » Research Findings on Blended Learning

Education News » Research Findings on Blended Learning | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
A growing body of research indicates that blended-learning programs, which combine multiple modes of instruction, are most effective – and the proliferation of ever-advancing technologies adds greater depth to the equation.
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Teaching social media etiquette in school - Examiner.com

Teaching social media etiquette in school - Examiner.com | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

mediabistro.comTeaching social media etiquette in schoolExaminer.comOne question coming from this situation is: Should school districts be teaching students social etiquette for Twitter and Facebook? This is a controversial topic in the world of education! Is social media a distraction, or a necessary tool, for the future world of work? You decide. Feel free to comment.

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21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps

21st Century Learning/Teaching: Learning Commons Transformation - Ten Steps | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is transitioning its 81 school libraries to Learning Commons as part of its strategy to become a 21st Century Teaching / Learning District.  Come, see for yourself, what we are doing! Feel free to comment. Thank you!


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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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Choosing Games and Toys that Promote Early Literacy Skills | LorainPublicLibrary

Choosing Games and Toys that Promote Early Literacy Skills | LorainPublicLibrary | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Playing dress-up or making up stories with puppets can help a child’s narrative skills http://t.co/3btdjbTe...for your youngsters! There is some very good advice here!

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