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Flipboard

Flipboard | technologies | Scoop.it
Your Social Magazine. Available for iPad, iPhone & Android.
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A single place to discover, collect and share the content that curriculum practitioners care about.  

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social networks,

publications,

blogs and more

...keeping colleagues, learners and other stakeholders connected.

Flipboard has so much potential for Curriculum Curations, Collaborative Publications and many more uses for Practitioners and Learners.

Note:Links to the resulting magazine(s) can be embedded on web presences including VLEs.
Well worth a closer look.

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newsmap

newsmap | technologies | Scoop.it
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
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News Map is an Interactive Collage of Current Events Stories.
News Map uses Google News to source the stories displayed in the grid so the content is frequently updated.
The stories are displayed in a colour coded grid reflective of how popular or important a story is at any given time.
The link I've provided is for the UK but users can select the country or countries from which they would like to see the news. Theu may also select which type of news stories, (world news, national news, sports, etc) they want to see displayed.
News Map provides a good way for learners to recognize similarities and differences between how a particular news story is covered in one country compared to another.
It's also a good tool for showing learners how a story that is popular in one country may be insignificant in another; very apparent if they select the entertainment news option.

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Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View | technologies | Scoop.it
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At the Newseum site, Practitioners and their Learners can select a country and see front pages from around the world.
Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum website displays these front pages each day on its website.
The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors.
A useful resource for those on language courses, media courses, and more.

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Our Little Earth

Our Little Earth | technologies | Scoop.it

Current Events; News; World News for Learners

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Our Little Earth is a great international online newspaper aimed at younger learners but, suitable for a much wider age group. It's delivered every two weeks directly to a subscribers inbox of their email and best of all, it is free!
Past editions of Our Little Earth can be found on the site for learners to read and explore.
Each issue can help learners stay informed about what current events are happening in the world around them.
- Every edition has a map showing students where the news came from for the issue.
- Articles are easy for learners to read
- Articles offer enough background information that learners can make connections to the text and better understand it.
Our Little Earth is an excellent source for Functional Skills and other learners to read just-in-time, non-fiction text, at a level that is accessible to them.
Encourage Learners to read through a story-a-day in Our Little Earth. It's an excellent starting point for learners to...
- fact check,
- make connections, and
- confirm the reliability of a source.
There is always something fresh as the News is current, relevant and touches enough transdisciplinary themes that learners can make connections to other reading and learning they are doing.
Learners will, I'm sure, become more informed, and as such they will be able to better articulate things about their world.
Note: Using the search feature helps learners dig even deeper into events and themes. What happened, this month, a year ago?

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Innovate My School

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Innovate My School motivates teachers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, stay informed.
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Innovate My School is a global community for discovering, sharing, and promoting the latest innovation in education.
From exciting new products and services to inspirational teaching and learning practices, Innovate My School motivates teachers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, stay informed.

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ACLjohn's eMagazine

ACLjohn's eMagazine | technologies | Scoop.it
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My "ACLjohn's eMagazines" are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

They include content from these curations, from Muzy posts, and much more.

Posted three plus times a month,in pdf format. 

Please feel free to download and share with others.

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Online Newspapers: World Directory

Online Newspapers: World Directory | technologies | Scoop.it
An extensive directory of Online Newspapers from every country of the world provided to you by OnlineNewspapers.com.
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Learners can expand their knowledge of current events and other cultures by reading newspapers from around the world. Here they’ll find a comprehensive collection of digital newspapers organized by regions. From Madagascar to Hong Kong to Mexico, they’ll find more newspapers than they can manage. They are not translated, however, so they’ll need to know the native language or try using Google Translate or other translation software.

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Krešimir TOMAS's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:27 PM

Seznam časopisov v e-obliki po državah....

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newsola - top news at a glance

newsola - top news at a glance | technologies | Scoop.it
Top news stories from around the world, at a glance.

 

Newsola combines simplicity with visuals to make a really engaging news reader.

 

Newsola breaks up their feeds into six categories. Users can view news from...

- World,

- National,

- Showbiz,

- Sports,

- Tech and

- Finance.

 

Newsola shows users a screen with the headlines, colour coded by category so they can find what they need.

 

The biggest news stories are displayed with bigger text, and the smaller ones with smaller text.

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DoodleBuzz: Typographic News Explorer

A new way to explore the news through an experimental interface that allows you to create typographic maps of current news stories.

 

Sometimes one of the difficult things for practitioners is to get students interested in exploring news stories.

 

Doodle Buzz offers an element of fun to research. When "searching" on Doodle Buzz users will find that they discover stories and sources that they don't typically find or read.

 

To find news stories...

- enter a term in the search box,

- click go,

- click-drag (draw) the cursor across the screen to reveal news stories related to the search term.

 

The more users doodle the more stories are revealed.

 

Users can...

- read excerpts from the stories or

- click through to read the full article on the original source.

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PostPost

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PostPost shows you all the interesting news, videos and photos your friends and liked pages have posted on Facebook.
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scoopmap

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View the latest world news on a map. Discover hot spots and articles written by high quality newspapers. Stay up to date on scoopmap.net
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An interactive map, designed by the UK Guardian newspaper, which shows news events happening all around the world, as they happen in real-time.

If users click on a marker, they will get a pop-up describing the news event.

On the right of the screen are the biggest stories of the day.

All news stories are linked to the main article on the Guardian website.

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Mature Times – a UK's free newspaper for the over-50s

Mature Times – a UK's free newspaper for the over-50s | technologies | Scoop.it
Highwood House Publishing Limited is the publisher of Mature Times – the UK's only free, campaigning newspaper aimed at the growing 50+ age demographic.
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One for Adult & Community Learning, Informal Adult Learning and Personal & Community Development Learning.
Let your ICT Beginners to practice their new mouse and keyboard skills as they look at this free on-line newspaper, targeting the over-50s.
Get them to browse the various sections such as...
   - Health
   - Travel and
   - Prize Draws

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newsmap

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Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
John Dalziel's insight:

Want your Learners to grasp a bigger big picture of the latest events around the world?
Check out NewsMap, which visualizes the changing newsscape from up to fifteen countries and by varied topics.
The data is drawn from Google News Aggregator.
Note: The default page is USA News on all seven of the topics.

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Form Time Ideas - Tutor group activities

Form Time Ideas - Tutor group activities | technologies | Scoop.it

Ideas and activities to keep learners engaged. A fresh set of activities is generated each time you visit.

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Encourage Functional Skills learners to access "Form Time Ideas" frequently.
Form Time Ideas is a simple, but useful website, from secondary Maths teacher Jonathan Hall.
It offers a random selection of activities that practitioners can use during face-2-face sessions (or any other appropriate times). Refreshing the site offers a completely new set of random activities.
The menu bar at the top also allows practitioners to just show the Literacy or Maths activities, links to the latest news or a ‘Name that Flag’ challenge.

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Dorian Love's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:22 PM

What a great idea!

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Plus Magazine ...living mathematics

Plus Magazine ...living mathematics | technologies | Scoop.it
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Plus Magazine is a free online publication dedicated to introducing readers to practical applications of mathematics.
It strives to reach that goal through the publication of mathematics-related...
- news articles,
- podcasts,
...and mathematics puzzles designed around "real-life" scenarios.
Plus Magazine's mathematics puzzles provide learners with challenges of varying difficulty.
Most of the puzzles include some type of real-world scenario as a framework for the challenge.

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acljohn's Muzy Posts

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The content here reflects my thoughts and not necessarily those of my employer! I'm currently employed as an eLearning Adviser in the North West of...
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Why not take a look at one of my other curation websites; this one curates more general content. Let me know what you think.

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Know the News | Link TV

Know the News on Link TV allows learners to create their own short news clips.

 

On Know the News learners can access Link TV's library of news and mix them together to create a unique news show.

 

Link TV's news library contains segments from major news outlets around the world.

 

Text narrations can be added using the video text editor.

 

After previewing the video it can be published on the Know the News network.

 

A tool for teaching about media bias, accuracy in news reporting, and global perspectives of specific events.

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BBC News - In Pictures

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BBC News In Pictures: News stories and topical issues using the most striking images from around the world.

 

The Day in Pictures collections are part of a much larger resource from the BBC simply called In Pictures.

 

The In Pictures resource provides hundreds of images in a variety collections and slideshows about current events throughout the world.

 

Day in Pictures pictures can be used as conversation starters for current events discussions and/or supplementary material for learners to use in presentations about current events.

 

Images from the In Pictures collections are also helpful for providing, visual learners, visual connections to and context for a story.

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The Marketplace Whiteboard

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The Marketplace Whiteboard is a series of videos explaining economic issues and topics that are currently in the news.

 

Episodes have included...

- a clip about Spain's economy.

- IPOs,

- bank runs,

- bonds, and

- debt ceilings.

 

Ideal resources for social studies practitioners creating current events lessons with an economics component.

 

Videos can be used in a variety of ways, to start sessons, getting learners to ask questions or at the end of a lesson as a wrap-up piece.

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