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Helping Speakers Move From Dispensers Of Information To Facilitators Of Learning

Helping Speakers Move From Dispensers Of Information To Facilitators Of Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The traditional conference lecture model does not result in learning. Here are some tips to transition expert speakers to facilitators of learning.
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About | Open Knowledge Foundation

Opening Knowledge for Everyone

 

The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.

- See more at: http://okfn.org/about/#sthash.t0VpjSDt.dpuf

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Nexum reports in http://www.slaw.ca/2013/10/18/less-serious-legal-research/: ; "In addition to necessary and unnecessary complexity and jargon, there is one more reason why legal documents are boring: they are exclusively textual which is not as fun and self-explanatory as graphics and images. The power of visual communication has long been exploited by other “boring” disciplines. The field of open data often emerges as a naturalplayground for visual applications. Visualization experiments are not recent at all as witnesses this article from 2007. Some readers may even remember data visualization efforts dating back to the nineties."

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Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw

Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school, parents need to know the signs that child identity theft happened, and how to prevent it.
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Semantic Conceptions of Information (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Semantic Conceptions of Information (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Information defined. Sort of. This may become important depending on the person you are speaking to or the document you are referencing/reviewing. 

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5 ways to engage your audience through authentic communication

5 ways to engage your audience through authentic communication | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Communications from branded properties, celebrities, or anyone with a “following” can often come of as false, contrived, and sometimes insensitive, even if they have the best intentions.
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We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts'

We Fact-Checked Snapple's 'Real Facts' | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Since 2002, the tea maker has been slinging bottle-cap factoids. Some are true, some are outright false, and plenty others are incomplete or ambiguous to the point of absurdity. But it’s easy to pluck out the spurious ones with a search engine and the right kind of bull**** detector.

 

With 30 seconds and a web connection, you can, too.

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This might be fun for secondary schoo students to explore what is passed on as facts. Students can learn first-hand why we can't believe everything we read. This would make a simple but powerful library/research skills activity. Other subjects can exploit this as well. 

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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom « ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools

Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom « ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Nowadays many pupils, when given a research task, immediately might think to themselves, “I’ll just Google that.” Internet search engines are powerful tools but many pupils use only a fraction of the power of them, and then can also have difficulty finding the information specific to the task. There are many resources now available to help in developing pupil skills in searching more effectively using online search engines.


Via Eric Stockmeyer @stockmeyer1, Lynnette Van Dyke
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