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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Hmm,maybe but  random or serendipitous curation can also be misleading at times,especially for the inexperienced scholar

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 22, 12:51 AM

For Aqua-tnet digital teaching skills  workshop - Social Networking

Lara Madden's curator insight, July 9, 1:17 PM

Curation is my favorite!

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, Today, 6:18 PM

Content curation is what teacher librarians do - it's the value adding that is important for teachers and students. " curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." Absolutely.

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The Big Data Dilemma: Is Quality vs. Quantity a Non-Issue?

The Big Data Dilemma: Is Quality vs. Quantity a Non-Issue? | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Technologists frequently take sides in the quality vs. quantity debate. However, with Big Data the two don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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Just snatch every bit of data seems to be the idea

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▶ Prof. A. E. Eiben: The Next Big Thing in Artificial Evolution

In this talk Prof. Eiben presents a vision about the upcoming breakthrough in artificial evolution: animate artefacts that (self-)reproduce in physical spaces. In other words, he envision the ``Evolution of Things'', rather than just the evolution of digital objects, leading to a new field of Embodied Artificial Evolution. After presenting this vision he elaborate on some of the technical challenges and relate the main algorithmic/technical requirements to the current know-how in EC. Finally, he will speculate about possible applications, their societal impacts, and argue that these developments will radically change our lives. More information: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~gusz/ and

http://www.lakeside-labs.com/news/news-detail/article/colloquium-8/


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Evolve your stuff...make it more ecofriendly perhaps?

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▶ Global Brain: Web as Self-organizing Distributed Intelligence - Francis Heylighen

Distributed intelligence is an ability to solve problems and process information that is not localized inside a single person or computer, but that emerges from the coordinated interactions between a large number of people and their technological extensions. The Internet and in particular the World-Wide Web form a nearly ideal substrate for the emergence of a distributed intelligence that spans the planet, integrating the knowledge, skills and intuitions of billions of people supported by billions of information-processing devices. This intelligence becomes increasingly powerful through a process of self-organization in which people and devices selectively reinforce useful links, while rejecting useless ones. This process can be modeled mathematically and computationally by representing individuals and devices as agents, connected by a weighted directed network along which "challenges" propagate. Challenges represent problems, opportunities or questions that must be processed by the agents to extract benefits and avoid penalties. Link weights are increased whenever agents extract benefit from the challenges propagated along it. My research group is developing such a large-scale simulation environment in order to better understand how the web may boost our collective intelligence. The anticipated outcome of that process is a "global brain", i.e. a nervous system for the planet that would be able to tackle both global and personal problems.

 

Summer School in cognitive Science: Web Science and the Mind Institut des sciences cognitives, UQAM, Montréal, Canada http://www.summer14.isc.uqam.ca/

http://www.isc.uqam.ca/ ;

FRANCIS HEYLIGHEN, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, ECCO - Evolution, Complexity and Cognition research group

Towards a Global Brain: the Web as a Self-organizing, Distributed Intelligence

http://youtu.be/w2sznrVtiLg


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Apart from outraging some religious groups and upsetting some neo- luddites,this sounds interesting,provided we have some checks and balances/ failsafe options too

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Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze.

Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze. | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
The shoe retailing giant Zappos is in the process of adopting holacracy, a management philosophy that replaces conventional hierarchy with governance by committees.

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, July 13, 1:16 AM

L'holacratie met l'accent sur l'expérimentation et réorganise l'entreprise en équipes décentralisées qui choisissent leurs rôles et leurs objectifs. Le but est de favoriser l'émergence de nouvelles idées et d'innovations en décentralisant les processus de décision.

Zappos est la première entreprise de cette taille à adopter ce mode de management et devrait avoir terminé sa transformation à la fin 2014. 

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An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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possibly useful for studying complexity

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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, July 12, 5:35 AM

In San Francisco, the cab companies should use this knowledge to be more available to potential customers.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 13, 7:41 AM

You can actually plug-in income levels for these 3 cities and view daily commutes.  Fascinating CityLab data!

 

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, July 13, 3:28 PM

Another fabulous post for Year 7 from Seth Dixon. An aspect of liveability  in colour!

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Hmm,maybe but  random or serendipitous curation can also be misleading at times,especially for the inexperienced scholar

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 22, 12:51 AM

For Aqua-tnet digital teaching skills  workshop - Social Networking

Lara Madden's curator insight, July 9, 1:17 PM

Curation is my favorite!

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, Today, 6:18 PM

Content curation is what teacher librarians do - it's the value adding that is important for teachers and students. " curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." Absolutely.

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The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower

The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is nothing new, but how higher education institutions and IT are using the technology has certainly become innovative.

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Useful ammo

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 19, 5:22 PM

Recently lightening shot down from the real clouds and zapped our online learning system off line.  The entire state was 'down' for a day and a half.  


Would having our online program distributed into the cloud protect us? Things to think about!

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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition fees

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition fees | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.


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Worth watching developments,though I can see this having instant appeal to some H.E. Managers and politicians

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Rebecca Haders's curator insight, June 22, 5:33 AM

affordable education.  I hope this works

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 22, 7:22 AM
no teachers, no books, no tuition but a huge donation ...
Regina Tschud's curator insight, June 24, 1:12 AM

Sounds good to me.

I´m curious, how this will develop within the next years...

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African borders

African borders | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

"About the history of the creation of Africa borders and debates about African borders."


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Borders here are Continuing to evolve

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 23, 7:52 PM

Fronteras AFRICANAS

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 26, 4:33 AM

I thought that this was interesting and decided to share it.

 

Beatrice Sarni's curator insight, July 7, 12:36 AM

always an interesting discussion...

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10 Tips for Effective Business Writing

10 Tips for Effective Business Writing | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

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Could be of use

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 23, 5:38 AM


Business communication takes many forms and all are important, but as the written word remains central to the majority of business management and business administration activities, it is critical for business owners to master the skill of effective business writing.


Unfortunately, effective business writing is not taught in far too many educational institutions, and as a consequence acquiring the necessary skills is usually a hit and miss affair for many business owners.


This excellent article, taps into the need of many business owners for a concise guide to effective business writing, and it provides 10 clear tips to follow to improve one's business writing skills.

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, June 24, 1:26 AM

Improve your business writing abilities by taking one of our online business writing courses- with courses for as little as R195 per month (on subscription) or R335 (excl VAT) you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Visit our website for more information: www.mjfgroup.biz/business-writing

Maribel Young's curator insight, July 6, 3:39 PM

In the spirit of simplification, tips 4  and 5, and 6 and 7 could be joined..

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Lettrs – Take Time To Write

Lettrs – Take Time To Write | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

lettrs is the cloud and mobile platform for powering the world’s meaningful communications. Featured in TIME, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, lettrs has become known as “the correspondence cloud” for reinventing a new digital to postal system of letter writing


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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:59 AM

Ce logiciel transforme votre prose électronique en une lettre postée, manuscrite si vous le souhaitez...

Un charmant petit air de "c'était mieux avant" non ?

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:40 PM

Definitely an element which seems to be missing in modern technical communication. Love the personal element - teaching students to take the time and the patience to write an actual letter - instead of the quick often emotionless text.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:47 AM

for more  practice

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Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO

Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Startups Can Jump The Class
If you are new to content marketing understanding how content marketing's four gears create a "virtual cycle" can help you jump the class. Content marketing's gears:

* Curation.
* Creation.
* Social.

* Ecommerce.

Clean Slate content marketers, thos so new to the game they have few preconceived ideas, can move to the head of the class by organizing their marketing differently and in alignment with ideas shared in Content Marketing's Gears.  


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Marco Gabrielli's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:21 AM

"Curation is LISTENING. Curation is listening with intent. When, like Robin Good, you curate an important pool of information such as "cool new social media and Internet marketing tools" followers can spend LESS time worrying about finding new cool tools themselves. We learn where to go WHEN we need certain kinds of information."

 

 

 -- But curation is also a Great WORK, which allows us to understand the economics of information on the web. :-)


(Ringrazio Stefano per il link)

Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 10:14 AM
Hey Angela, until we no longer use content to communicate It will continue to be King :-)
Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 10:15 AM
Marco, grazie a lei :-)
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Zeega - create and share interactive videos

Zeega - create and share interactive videos | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Zeega is a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud. Make the web you want. Zeegas work across all platforms, from iOS to Android to Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. A Zeega can play inside Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other apps.


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more of a monologue than dialogue at first sight but maybe I've missed something about the interaction...still learning

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:16 AM

Thanks Jim. Great tool.

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:53 AM

awesome teaching and learning tool!

Melanie Faizer's curator insight, March 10, 6:57 PM

Zeega.com is a great example of storytelling through aggregating and curating, and in addition, embedded, automated attribution. It removes much of the burden of copyright. From a storytelling perspective, it has limitless possibilities, but one of the challenges is finding that story worth telling. Some Zeega examples are beautifully executed; too many are (from a journalistic perspective) one-dimensional in their execution and not thought-provoking. We are still new at curating content, and it shows. Curating is another form of narrating: the story still needs a point, a trajectory.

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Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime

Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer. And so began her ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.


http://new.ted.com/talks/anne_milgram_why_smart_statistics_are_the_key_to_fighting_crime


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Will they incarcerate more  and add to overcrowding in jails  or end up targetting the same social and ethnic groups,or add  some social policies to reduce  the inclination to commit crime? Knowing what to do with the stats is critical as well as accessing the data.

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The Fascinating World of Complex Systems

Part 1:             http://www.multimedia.ethz.ch/campus/zurichmeetsny/?doi=10.3930/ETHZ/AV-80b92958-97b0-4ad7-b07f-b15192931efc&autostart=false
 
Part 2:             http://www.multimedia.ethz.ch/campus/zurichmeetsny/?doi=10.3930/ETHZ/AV-1db36e67-b2d7-4229-8973-ef1bb54dde27&autostart=false
  
http://www.complexsys.org/publicprograms.html


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Interesting

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june holley's curator insight, July 9, 5:40 AM

Videos on complex systems.

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Complexity: A Very Short Introduction (by John H. Holland)

The importance of complexity is well-captured by Hawking's comment: "Complexity is the science of the 21st century". From the movement of flocks of birds to the Internet, environmental sustainability, and market regulation, the study and understanding of complex non-linear systems has become highly influential over the last 30 years.

In this Very Short Introduction, one of the leading figures in the field, John Holland, introduces the key elements and conceptual framework of complexity. From complex physical systems such as fluid flow and the difficulties of predicting weather, to complex adaptive systems such as the highly diverse and interdependent ecosystems of rainforests, he combines simple, well-known examples -- Adam Smith's pin factory, Darwin's comet orchid, and Simon's 'watchmaker' -- with an account of
the approaches, involving agents and urn models, taken by complexity theory.

 

 


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Sustaining Seven Billion People

Sustaining Seven Billion People | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."



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Vital debate for the future

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 24, 6:53 AM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  Satellite imagery can help answer these questions. 


Tagsremote sensing, geospatial, images, sustainability, agriculture, food production, environment modify, unit 5 agriculture

Russell Roberts's curator insight, July 5, 9:53 PM

Thanks to environmental reporter Wes Thomas and professor Seth Dixon for this incisive analysis of how to provide sustenance to a world population nearing the 7 billion mark.  Dixon says the key is tracking the "sum of what is available...and perhaps nothing is better suited to the task than satellites."  Ever since the launch of "Landsat" and resource imaging satellites, scientists have been collecting data on global resources such as water, land use, forests, and crop production.  Dixon and Thomas say it's time the data were  put into a plan to fight hunger and habitat destruction around the world.  Such a plan may work if we as humans can keep from killing ourselves over religion, politics, and territory.  A tall order , indeed.  Aloha de Russ.

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, July 6, 9:09 AM

Such studies of the agriculture around the world are essential. The way we are doing agriculture to support seven billion people now, peaking at 9-10 billion in another 60 years, it is clear that we are putting severe strains on the environment.  But we have grown lazy, and we are doing it all wrong.

 

We CAN drastically reduce the amount of meat we consume, and thus quickly reduce the amount of arable land we need.  We CAN grow plants in ways that actually sequester more carbon and improve the soil it over time rather than erode and degrade.  And we CAN in fact grow all the food we need in the space we live in, thus enabling us to recycle all the water used as well, which is mostly just lost in evaporation. 

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The Aspen Institute - LEARNER AT THE CENTER OF A NETWORKED WORLD Report

The Aspen Institute - LEARNER AT THE CENTER OF A NETWORKED WORLD Report | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

26 ways to ensure kids have safe & vibrant learning opportunities in & out of the classroom. The Aspen Task Force is here: bit.ly/1oAuCah

 

The digital revolution has transformed almost every aspect of society. No facet of this revolution has more potential than its ability to change the way people learn. The availability of a vast array of knowledge and resources at the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen, together with the ability to connect instantaneously with peers and mentors across the street and across the globe, make possible completely new learning environments and experiences. These opportunities are highly engaging and collaborative, and they are based on learners’ own interests and strengths. Students can truly learn any time, any place and at any pace.

However, our traditional system of education is rooted in a model first developed in the Industrial Age. It assumes that knowledge is transferred from an external source—teachers, books and schools—to a student. Students are grouped by age, and progress is often based on the amount of time they spend in class and not on how much they have learned. In most instances, any learning that takes place outside class does not count for credit, nor is it even formally recognized.

This long-held model is struggling to engage a new generation of students for whom learning is happening all the time—online, off-line, in classrooms, as well as after school, in libraries and at museums. The connected learner can access tutorials, lessons and entire courses online while participating in afterschool programs such as code academies and maker labs.

To maximize these learning opportunities, young people must be fully connected. Students need to connect easily with others who can support their learning and to have the ability to share their ideas widely and safely. They need access to broadband, devices and software as well as to high-quality content and the literacy skills to support their full participation. They need to prepare for the world of bits, networks and entrepreneurship.


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Accrediting 'life' experience has always been an issue,though schooling per se is such a small fraction of our lifelong and lifewide learning arena

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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, June 17, 3:14 PM

Important work.  

Good executive summary. 

 

Give to your superintendent and principals.

 

Webinar recording available for viewing.

 

Library created

 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 8:53 PM

I spent 25 years in k-12 education. The vision described in this report has been in my mind since the early 80's. Now is the time to realize the potential of information technology to engage young minds.

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The Invasion of America

The Invasion of America | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

This interactive map, produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt to accompany his new book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, offers a time-lapse vision of the transfer of Indian land between 1776 and 1887. As blue “Indian homelands” disappear, small red areas appear, indicating the establishment of reservations (above is a static image of the map; visit the map's page to play with its features).


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This will likely resonate with 'first peoples' everywhere

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 18, 8:13 AM

In the past I've shared maps that show the historic expansion of the United States--a temporal and spatial visualization of Manifest Destiny.  The difference with this interactive is that the narrative focuses on the declining territory controlled by Native Americans instead of the growth of the United States.  That may seem a minor detail, but how history is told shapes our perception of events, identities and places.

 

Tags: USA, historicalmapping, visualization

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 23, 9:25 AM

unit 1 Perception and bias of maps

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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

"There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram   and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.


When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!"


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Of course some types of tweets are best left unposted whatever size they are

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Kymberley Pelky's curator insight, June 21, 8:25 AM

Great insight for wordy people like me!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 5:41 AM

Teachers, lawyers, Doctors, Sports professionals, broadcasters, retired folk, businessmen, people who like to play with their mobile phones..  Everyone needs to know how to tweet well.  Explain that to your 90 year old grandmother!

Chris Eller's curator insight, June 24, 10:44 AM

This is a topic I, personally, have been wrestling with recently. If you look at many of the forms of communication listed in the infographic, the common denominator is how short our attention span is when consuming online information.


For example, 


  • Video - 3 to 3.5 minutes
  • Presentation (sermon?) - 18 minutes
  • Podcast - 22 minutes
  • Headline - 60 characters


Based on my own informal research at First Family Church, I would have to agree with the the overall consensus of these findings. A common complaint I receive in our Small Group Curriculum Evaluations is that we provide too much information. Consequently, I am looking for ways to break our teaching into even smaller chunks and develop teaching helps (e.g. handouts) that are available by clicking a link rather than including in the formal lesson.


From a church perspective, would it be too frightening to try and evaluate how engaged people are during a 40 to 50 minute sermon? A very informal indication could be how many people are using their phones or mobile devices during a sermon. Yes, they have their Bible on their device, and it is likely they are referring to the digital Bible occasionally, but if someone is staring intently at their phone or tablet for an extended period of time during the sermon, odds are good they have transitioned to something else and are focused on the content on their device rather than actively listening to the sermon.


If you have the courage, try and see how many in your church this Sunday are staring at their mobile devices rather than actively listening to your sermon.


What are your thoughts? Will the church need to adjust its centuries-old method of teaching as the attention span of church attenders shrinks?

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Zaption - Interact With Video

Zaption - Interact With Video | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Add response elements throughout your tour, including multiple-choice questions, continuous polls, discussions, and more.


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Another one to test drive yourself and see if it works for you

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 7:32 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! Interactive video, ppolls and quizzes

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 22, 6:14 PM

What an awesome tool!

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, June 22, 11:09 PM

Great tool to create your own presentations using videos...

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How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari - OSXDaily

How to Clear Recent Searches from Safari - OSXDaily | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

"Nearly all web browsers default to keeping a list of recent searches which are easily retrievable as part of the browser history. Safari shows this recent search list when the URL bar is clicked into with the cursor, revealing the 10 most recent web search terms or phrases.


That recent search list can be convenient as it makes quick retrieval of prior search items easy, allowing for a quick return to past results without digging around in Safari’s history menus, but there are also times when you may not want that list to show anything at all, or at least want to clear out that recent search list in Safari for privacy purposes."


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6 Online Tools for Teams Working Remotely - Make Tech Easier

6 Online Tools for Teams Working Remotely - Make Tech Easier | technology and leadership | Scoop.it
With the advancement of the Web, it is easier now to work remotely than before. Here are 6 online collaboration tools for teams working remotely.

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Some more easy than ithers but worth a look

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 1:42 AM

Working as a group, in person or at a distance, is a fundamental skill. My advice: pick a tool and stick with it long enough to learn the nuances.

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Zaption - Making Video Interactive

Zaption - Making Video Interactive | technology and leadership | Scoop.it

Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:05 AM

The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Marisa Conde's curator insight, September 15, 2013 10:50 AM

#herramientasVE

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:08 PM

Allows you to take a YouTube or other video and create an interactive lesson from it. Free for one month, but then over $600 a year if you want to use with up to 200 students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:17 PM

I"ve been using Diigo for years.  Indespensible!