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Natick Kids Get Military-Grade Robotics Training

Natick Kids Get Military-Grade Robotics Training | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Natick Kids Get Military-Grade Robotics TrainingPatch.comArmy personnel gave local children a first-hand education on the basics of land and sea robotics during a camp at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center last week.
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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 1:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 3:56 AM
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Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 10:39 AM
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14 Social Networks You May Not Have Heard Of

14 Social Networks You May Not Have Heard Of | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

Social, the word become so trending and popular in web for the past few years. People use Social Networking websites to stay in touch with their family, friends and do business as well. Bloggers and Webmastersusually give more focus as they make their living from passive income they make online. People are everywhere, we cannot expect all of them to be in one place. That is the main reason, we have to use more social networking sites to meet more people.
Are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others the be all and end all of social networks ? Or are there more ? So many new networks have come up recently and most of them have their loyal fans. For any business person or blogger, it makes sense to know which these networks are and get on them pronto.

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Google I/O 2012...Social Media to infinity and beyond

Google I/O 2012...Social Media to infinity and beyond | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrates how social media takes flight: (#Google I/O 2012, #Social Media: to infinity and beyond...)...
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Nike's Twitter ad campaign banned

Nike's Twitter ad campaign banned | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
The UK's advertising watchdog issues its first Twitter-related ban after posts by Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere.
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India harnesses social media in the fight to save the tigers

India harnesses social media in the fight to save the tigers | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
India harnesses social media in the fight to save the tigersNew York Daily NewsTiger Nation ( www.tigernation.org ) uses the tools of social media to follow individual tigers.
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Texting and Walking: 65% of You Do it

Texting and Walking: 65% of You Do it | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
By now you’ve probably seen the videos of the woman falling into a mall fountain or the guy who comes dangerously close to a bear while walking and texting.
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Curate Your Newsletter by Dragging and Dropping Your Selected Articles: FlashIssue

Robin Good: FlashIssue is a web app which allows you to easily assemble a professional-looking newsletter, by bringing together your best content as well as any article available online.

FlashIssue can read your site RSS feed or for that matter any RSS feed you provide it with and you can pick and select from the stream of items in the feed the ones you want to include in your newsletter.

Not only.

 

You can search for any topic via an integrated Google Search or provide the URL of a specific web page you want to integrate.

Once done, you can personalize the newsletter with your banner, text introduction and footer and then send it to all of your contacts in Gmail, or to your subscribers lists inside MailChimp, ConstantContact and other mail delivery services.

 

N.B.: A Google Chrome plugin also allows you to easily clip and grab any content directly from any web page and easily integrate it inside your curated newsletter.

 

See how it works: http://www.flashissue.com/gmail-newsletters/ ;

 

Read more about it: http://www.flashissue.com/curated-newsletters-flashissue-launches-for-mailchimp-gmail ;

 

Chrome plugin: http://www.flashissue.com/gmail-newsletters/ ;

 

Try it out: http://www.flashissue.com/   ;


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Giant Printer Paints Political Twitter Tweets on Streets

Giant Printer Paints Political Twitter Tweets on Streets | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
The ONE Street Tweet campaign paints short messages from Twitter onto the streets for political change.

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This INSANE Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now

This INSANE Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Sympathy for GM.(This INSANE Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now http://t.co/klkdawze via @BI_Advertising...)...
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#SciFund topic curation using PearlTrees

#SciFund topic curation using PearlTrees | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Topic curation for #SciFund Challenge projects in the 2012 Round 2 event using PearlTrees.
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Man Fired For Liking Something On Facebook

Man Fired For Liking Something On Facebook | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
According to Life Inc.’s Eve Tahmincioglu a former management analyst at the Library of Congress, Peter TerVeer, is claiming he was fired for liking something on Facebook, an act he says led to his boss discovering he is gay.
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How Links from Twitter and Facebook Helps my Blog Rank Better?

How backlinks from social media websites like Twitter and Facebook is of any use to our sites? Let us go through some interesting information Google has provided so far about this matter.

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Social Banking

Social Banking | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

The time and energy we can invest in others socially – in terms of building and maintaining friendships – is a lot like money; we cannot spend it in two places at once. Given that we have a limited budget with which to build and maintain relationships, it’s of vital importance for some cognitive system to assess the probability of social returns from its investment; likewise, individuals have a vested interest in manipulating that assessment in others in order to further their goals.


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26 Elements of a Gamification Marketing Strategy

26 Elements of a Gamification Marketing Strategy | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
In case you missed it ... Game-based marketing: a gamification marketing guide to create brand awareness and drive user engagement for your business.
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Marketing Your Blog Using Social Media

Marketing Your Blog Using Social Media | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Social Media is a great resource for marketing your blog. For your blog to be successful and build a following, you have to get the message out. To gain a following on social media, you need to have something to say.
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How to start a Social Media Campaign

"Starting and maintaining a successful social media campaign."

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Robotics helps us become more competitive

Robotics helps us become more competitive | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Science CodexRobotics helps us become more competitiveScience CodexThe event, "RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos" (Robots for the people), hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (School of Industrial Engineering -...
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Google+ android app version 2.6 released with brand new look and experience | Latest Social Media News

Google+ android app version 2.6 released with brand new look and experience | Latest Social Media News | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Few days ago google+ iphone app released with a major UI overhaul and new features. Yesterday they have released version 2.6.0.30400255 of the android app with similar features. Do we need a voice plan anymore?
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Social Media and Niche Marketing

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Social Media and Niche Marketing: Social Media Marketing and Niche Marketing authority, author and educator, Dr....
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Social Media and SMO

Social Media are a set of technologies that work as a platform for the user to share something and SMO stands for Social Media Optimization.
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Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload

Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it

[...] Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators. [...]

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Scooping the #SciFund Challenge

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Scoop.It topic curation for the #SciFund Challenge at RocketHub...
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#SciFund topic curation using Paper.Li

#SciFund topic curation using Paper.Li | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
Topic curation for #SciFund Challenge projects in the 2012 Round 2 event using Paper.Li.
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Pinterest pierces the ranks of the social-networking elite

Pinterest pierces the ranks of the social-networking elite | Social Media Focus | Scoop.it
To orchestrate her wedding next month, Dara Weiner's biggest helper isn't her party planner or her devoted fiance — it's the Pinterest website that now dominates the time she spends online.

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