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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:45 PM

Who doesn't love freebies! Best of the best...BOOKS!

Israel Herrera's comment, May 29, 2013 8:32 PM
q bueno
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:45 PM

This is well worth a look. I need to check through to see what might be useful for school. This may take a while!

 

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Are You Ready for a New Twitter? | The Daring Librarian

Are You Ready for a New Twitter? | The Daring Librarian | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 20, 2014 3:49 PM

I feel like I just re-designed my Twitter header!

Oh yeah, I did!...cause I'm an idiot!

I changed it the day it was announced. Go figure! LOL


But the new look is gonna resemble Facebook and Google+ and has whole new specs. How to re-design your Twitter header and WHY it's important!

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, April 26, 2014 10:32 PM

spring time twitter renewal.

go for it

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Best open source tools for libraries | opensource.com

Best open source tools for libraries | opensource.com | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
It is true that it's difficult to keep up with all the applications out there, so I've compiled a great list of the top 5 open source tools for libraries.

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Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.

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The power of storytelling: Erik Nissen Johansen at TEDxUmea

The power of storytelling, and the use of stories to create an effect, no matter if it's a true or fictive story, simple or extravagant. The principle for st...
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Game-Based Storytelling | Edutopia

Game-Based Storytelling | Edutopia | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
For example, in a novel, if the protagonist takes an action, it will always have consequential effects. On a more analytical level, view Shakespeare's Hamlet as a systems model. To teach game storytelling with systems thinking, ...
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48 Hour YouTube Storytelling Challenge 2014

http://www.sci-fi-london.com/storyteller Go go go! Sign up now for 12th April, and win stuff from Sci-Fi London.
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The Book Chook: Ten Top Tips to Engage Kids with Poetry

The Book Chook: Ten Top Tips to Engage Kids with Poetry | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, April 8, 2014 7:28 PM

Lots of ideas to help kids enjoy poetry, plus some great poetry resources. 

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How to Search the Invisible Web

How to Search the Invisible Web | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
While the pages and media found via simple searches may seem unendingly huge at times, what is submerged and largely unseen – often referred to as the invisible web or deep web – is in fact far, far bigger.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 2014 7:41 AM

Many students are not aware that there is an "invisible web" that may be searched, one that is not quite so easy to find but has more information than Google provides (which tends to look at the "Surface Web"). According to this post Google has indexed "roughly 200 terabytes" while the size of the Internet is estimated at "5 million terabytes" of information.

The post provides a look at what is not found through Google (or other common search engines) and then shares:
* A list of Open Access Journal Databases (with over 10 databases with descriptions)

* A list of Invisible Search Engines. Quoting from the post "The search engines that deliver results from the invisible web are distinctly different. Narrower in scope, these deep web engines tend to access only a single type of data…deep web searches tend to be more thoughtful in their initial query requirements." Ten search engines are listed and there is a short description for each.

* A list of subject-specific databases in the following areas

     - Art & Design

     - Business

     - Legal & Social Services

     - Science & Technology

     - Healthcare

Although this post is geared to students in college there are resources that may be used by students in middle or high school provided, and as teachers it is important for us to learn more about this "invisible web" and to share it with our students.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 1, 2014 6:56 PM

An incredible amount of information is out there. Finding it and accessing it makes a huge difference. Here are some good ideas on how to do that.

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Evolution of Storytelling

Evolution of Storytelling | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Mervi Rauhala, Hans Heesterbeek, The Digital Rocking Chair
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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 2014 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 2014 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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Wiki based resource page: tools for search -

Wiki based resource page: tools for search - | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:37 PM

Here's the home page of a wikispaces archive of search tools. There are a lot of resources here that are new to me. Will they be new to you?

Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:43 AM

A lot of links to search tools which I haven't explored all. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 21, 2014 5:49 PM

Wiki based resource page: tools for search

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Your Visual Guide to Citing Tweets Properly in Academic Papers

Your Visual Guide to Citing Tweets Properly in Academic Papers | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
March 19, 2014
The power of Tweets have extended from mere 140 characters of what somebody is doing to sentences with academic rigour being cited in different academic papers. Tweets have become...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 2014 4:02 PM

Just like Tweets, this article is short-and-sweet but teachers will be SO happy to have it! Be sure to share during the busy research project season that is upon us!

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Best Free Children's eBooks Online

Best Free Children's eBooks Online | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This article lists a large amount of places online to get your free children's books legally. You can view it online or download it for free.

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:22 PM

So many children's eBooks for free from various online sources! 

Teresa Flemming's curator insight, January 31, 2016 8:55 PM
"This article lists a large amount of places online to get your free children's books legally. You can view it online or download it for free."
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Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator

Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Create your bibliography or reference list automatically using the APA, Chicago, MLA, Vancouver, or Harvard referencing citation styles. It's fast and free!

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Lea Sobocan's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:47 AM

Where was this when I was a student?!

You can choose what you want to cite, book, article in a journal or newspaper, website and more.

Consultants-E's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:01 AM

An excellent tool for learners - a good way in to research and referencing...

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For Teachers: The Difference between Fair Use and Copyright

For Teachers: The Difference between Fair Use and Copyright | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
April 22, 2014
Some of you are still probably not sure about the difference between what constitutes a copyright infringement and fair use. Well the post I have for you today might help illuminate...

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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:42 AM

something to check out and share.

Sonia Barchet's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:00 AM

Great copyright info.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 29, 2014 12:07 AM

Simple explanation of copyright and fair use. I like the document with the graphic from Common Sense Media. 

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Where Do Books Go After They End?: Our Last Harry Potter Piece of 2014

Where Do Books Go After They End?: Our Last Harry Potter Piece of 2014 | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Molly McArdle convinced The Toast to run one more piece about Harry Potter, because it was too good and moving to resist.
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WhatsApp is Now a Storytelling Medium - The Next Web

WhatsApp is Now a Storytelling Medium - The Next Web | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This is a clever use of storytelling via messaging apps.
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Infographics & Visual Storytelling: How To Do It The Right Way

Infographics & Visual Storytelling: How To Do It The Right Way | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
If you focus on high quality content that is original, relevant, and useful, infographics will work as well for you in 2014 as they ever have.
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The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online

The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Psychologists and eLearning professionals ahave always been interested in how we consume information online.Here' re some relevant points.

 

Psychologists, eLearning professionals and other experts have always been interested in how we consume information online. Receiving and transmitting information are not new to us. But our entirely novel information environments are clearly shaping the way we search for and consume information. Today, "providing people with access to more information is not the problem. Rather, the problem is one of maximizing the allocation of human attention to information that will be useful.” 

 

There are too many concepts and theories to mention but the most notable among them is the “Information Foraging Theory.” The term was first suggested by Pamela Sanstrom in 1994 and was later expanded by Pirolli and Stuart Card. The theory is based on the assumption that we humans use our built-in foraging mechanisms when searching for information. We inherited these mechanisms from our ancestors who forage or hunt for food. So it shouldn't surprise us that, today, we voraciously hunt for information instead of hunting for food.


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Game of Thrones Decoded | Visual.ly

Game of Thrones Decoded | Visual.ly | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Enemy lines too complex? Confused on Game of Thrones alliances? Me too! So I made a graphic decoder to get you up to speed before Season 4 begins!
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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Steve Tuffill's curator insight, April 6, 2014 10:08 PM

This makes the writing business very easy indeed...! How many times have you been caught when you can't find the right word for it...?

Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:20 AM

Useful words to use instead of very...

Laurie DesAutels's curator insight, April 8, 2014 5:37 PM

Helpful tips to avoid using the word 'very'

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40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic

40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

After familiarizing kiddos with properly navigating smartphone apps, challenge some of the more tech-oriented ones to design and develop their own; Stanford already offers an open-source class on the subject!


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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:23 PM

BYOD is the wave of the future.

GwynethJones's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:34 AM

We're not Quite ready for this in my school or district - but I can't wait until we are!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:32 PM

Using technology - smartphone apps

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Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them

Seeing Landmarks From Far Away Might Shatter Your Perception Of Them | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Wow. I guess it's true when they say not everything is as it appears...

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:34 AM

I think it's awesome to see the past mixed with the present, and realizing how our imagination adds to the "mystery" of places.  However, seeing things in context truly changes perception - how could this be brought to your students?  Fascinating.  

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, March 28, 2014 11:43 AM

LA PERCEPCIÓN A TRAVÉS DE LA DISTANCIA

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 5:33 PM

By looking at these images it is apparent that heir is a clear distincition between how one may view the monument from upclose andd then when you take asep back you can really appreciate it by seeing others appreciate it as well. As an observer you can also identify the different persepectives by looking at it in a different light by either taking a step back or viewing it from a different vanage point. Knowing the history of the monument also helps with a background story in order for better appreciation of the monument and the History that goes along with it.