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10 Tips to Curate Like a Rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awesome curators do with their content. 


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Fast Moving Targets's comment, February 11, 9:10 AM
To be honest, all those people that want to be rock stars. From startups to content curators. Forget it! You're not!
Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 12, 5:15 AM

Great tips!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, April 25, 12:56 AM

Content curation is het systematisch verzamelen, selecteren en commentariëren van allerlei content die je op het web vindt met betrekking tot een topic die voor jou,  je organisatie en je publiek relevant is.

Het is o.a. een manier om je positie als "expert" op een bepaald gebied te versterken, om zelf op de hoogte te blijven van de ontwikkelingen in je vakgebied en om tegelijk  je publiek "op te voeden".

In deze presentatie vind je 10 praktische tips om dat proces vorm te geven.

Lees ook: http://www.socius.be/Content+curation

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Free Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Free Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt - Modern Parents Messy Kids | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Scavenger hunts and reading make the perfect pair. Discovering new stories, interesting characters, or a great series builds your child’s love for literature as well as her motivation to become an independent reader. As parents we want to grow our children’s interest in reading but sometimes feel like we’ve run out of ideas on how to do just that. …

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L2_S2S's curator insight, August 27, 2:28 PM

A great link to pop in your school's newsletter or on your school website and encourage parents to complete it with their children, or better still - print off the scavenger hunt for a school holiday activity and send your class home with a copy each!

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Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide

Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 23, 10:54 AM

This reference guide from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation delves deep into the principles of student-centered learning, and explains how they can be implemented to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

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[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Infographic helps you find signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 27, 6:46 PM

Becoming a tech-savvy teacher isn’t easy and it actually takes quite a long time. The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your life by presenting a few of the many signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.

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The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

After participating in an exciting webinar on Libraries, Technology, and Implementing Common Core provided by AASL, I began to think about how the role of the school-based media specialist is evolvin (Why the role of the school-based media specialist...


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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 4, 11:20 AM

School media specialists and common core: what is your (new) role?

Pamela Lipscomb-Gardner's curator insight, August 5, 7:21 AM

"I've always seen the media specialists as the Swiss army knife of any school" (Smile)

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 6, 8:36 PM

role of the teacher librarian and edtech implementing the Common Core

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.


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Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic

Creating a Community of Learners With Coding - Edudemic | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to think logically and critically, to collaborate, and …

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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Here are five sites that will help you discover free icons to download.

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Paul McKillop's curator insight, July 7, 10:24 PM

great share from Recursos Online

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Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad | TechCrunch

Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad | TechCrunch | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Apple is continuing to build out its educational tools with a view to expanding the utility of iPads in the classroom. Today it's announced updates to its..

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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:36 PM

A brief argument for using Twitter as a PD tool.

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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming.


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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The main reason for encouraging students to learn to code usually centers around future jobs. These reasons are perfectly valid, but there are many more.

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Peter Albion's curator insight, May 25, 3:48 PM

Good reasons for adults and teachers to learn coding too

gwynethjones's curator insight, June 1, 8:04 AM

Great article!

Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, June 2, 9:11 AM

Good reasons for students should learn to code.

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Trends about Teaching and Learning in 2014

Trends about Teaching and Learning in 2014 | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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Diego L. Zawadzky Z.'s curator insight, May 29, 10:58 AM

Many things to learn in this new era!

Leah Irving's curator insight, June 1, 11:37 PM
Trends in personalised learning.
Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 21, 6:04 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:30 PM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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Coding: A NEW Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility

Coding: A NEW Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
. . Before Starting With Coding / Proactive THINKing! . . Before Starting With Coding WE MUST know first the IMPORTANCE and the big RESPONSIBILITY about ===> Coding <===! Responsibility while...

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't | Melanie Pinola | GizModo.com

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't | Melanie Pinola | GizModo.com | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren't universally, formally taught.

 

Here are some of the subjects and skills we wish we'd learned in school early on (and which you can still learn now. It's never too late!).

 

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David R. Perry's curator insight, August 17, 3:21 PM

......and what about Underwater Basket Weaving 101?

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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads

9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads (9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads (source: http://t.co/6N8geVavvD) #cpchat #edchat http://t.co/N3P2ignYSR)...

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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 16, 4:52 AM

Something for our teachers.

gwynethjones's curator insight, July 16, 7:11 PM

SWEET!

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2:24 PM

In one of the newsletters information was shared on DPLA, if you missed it watch the video to learn more about The Digital Public Library of America.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features ."


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Laurence Le Poder's curator insight, July 14, 5:14 AM

une appli facile d'utilisation sur PC mais un peu moins sur tablette

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 14, 7:32 AM

Good  stuff!

Brooke Hall's curator insight, July 15, 9:24 AM

Check Padlet out and see if it would fit in your classroom.

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 1:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 3:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 1:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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The Teacher's Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Content

The Teacher's Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Content | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it

Here's a handy visual step-by-step guide to choosing the best digital content for a blended learning environment. Useful for all skill levels!


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21st Century Educational Technology Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

21st Century Educational Technology Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
At the Components of a 21st Century Classroom Infographic you will learn about some of the key advancements in the 21st century classroom.

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Embed a PowerPoint on your Website

Embed a PowerPoint on your Website | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
I am a big proponent of creating a "digital haversack" where your classroom website contains all of the resources both you as a teacher and your students would need. If I create a slideshow, I will...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 17, 4:04 AM

Insertar un PowerPoint en un sitio web.

MFaculty's curator insight, June 18, 4:06 AM

Looking to add some pizazz to your site? How about  a PowerPoint?

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 15, 7:56 AM
This might be nice information to keep in the back of your mind as you work with students this school year.
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How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience

How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
The folks at gtcreate know how to make a Prezi look awesome and blow audiences away becau...

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Vince Hill's curator insight, June 8, 8:09 AM

Important for prezi users to think of creative ways to make them look better.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 1:39 PM

Como crear un Prezi ? Parte 1

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 8:14 PM

I love teaching Prezi to my students!  I can't wait to share these tips with them to create wonderful culminating projects!

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Chromebook Soars As Power Player In Education Technology

Chromebook Soars As Power Player In Education Technology | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
With its limited functions and low cost, Google's Chromebook has become the No. 1 selling laptop in the US education system.

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John Purificati's curator insight, June 2, 4:03 AM

The school's in my district are moving towards Chromebooks and away from iPad. They are much easier to manage, much more versatile, and more importantly much less costly.

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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Teacher Resources for Our Staff | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 2:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

dj Goddessa's curator insight, June 3, 7:10 AM

Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 1:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!