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Best practices and examples of using technology - including social - in the classroom.
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Death of the textbook—and the 50-pound bookbag

Death of the textbook—and the 50-pound bookbag | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
63% of college students and 69% of high school students believe that traditional textbooks will be phased out in the next five years.
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July 6 2013 - Disruption of a $13.7 billion market

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The ultimate guide on how to annotate PDF files on the iPad

The ultimate guide on how to annotate PDF files on the iPad | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
This post discusses three PDF annotation and management user profiles and presents an overview of 13 apps to annotate PDF files.

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Jan 2012 - 13 apps compared

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Twitter as a tool for learningScoop.it

Twitter as a tool for learningScoop.it | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
Social media often gets a bad rap for being a driving force behind people falling out of touch, neglecting in-person relationships, and reducing productivity for people around the world.
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Three ways to use Twitter in the classroom 

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Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on ebooks, sort of

Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on ebooks, sort of | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
Self-publishing site Lulu will stop offering DRM as an option on ebooks created through its site. But ebooks created on Lulu and sold through other retailers, like Amazon and Apple, will still be subject to DRM.
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For books created and sold on Lulu, Adobe's DRM is no longer an option. Next, Amazon Kindle?

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Kathy E Gill's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:46 PM

For books created and sold on Lulu, Adobe's DRM is no longer an option. Next, Amazon Kindle?

Kathy E Gill's comment, January 9, 2013 4:48 PM
Intended for http://www.scoop.it/t/digi-pub/
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Getting started with Mountain Lion's Notification Center

Getting started with Mountain Lion's Notification Center | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
Mountain Lion has arrived, bringing more than 200 new features to OS X. One of them is Notification Center. Here's what you need to know. Read this article by Jason Cipriani on CNET.
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Setting up theme circles to help direct content

August 2011 - Alida Brandenburg - suggestions on how to post to theme circles with observation of the challenges of "limited" posts (cannot be later reshared more widely)

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50 Great Ways Schools Can Use G+ Hangouts - OnlineDegrees.org

50 Great Ways Schools Can Use G+ Hangouts - OnlineDegrees.org | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

Lots of links to get you started


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MOOC Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization

MOOC Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

Massive Open Online Course, January 2013.

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What you can actually DO with an iPad – From Beth on Edudemic | Leading Change in Changing Times

What you can actually DO with an iPad – From Beth on Edudemic | Leading Change in Changing Times | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

Good ideas for thinking about learning objectives and then how technology can get you there - whether or not the tool is an iPad.


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 582 learning professionals worldwide. List (table) and Slideshare preso.

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New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning

New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
A startup wants to turn video lessons into something more interactive and immersive. It's like a Skype chat on steroids. Harvard Professor Michael Sandel is on board and his popular video lectures are now in a must-see iPad app.

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Finding Effective Practices in Online Education | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

Finding Effective Practices in Online Education | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

The Sloan Consortium is collecting "effective practices" - because "best practices" may not be one-size fits all. Article provides metrics and resources.

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visual recording on the iPad, illustrated – Ninmah Meets World

visual recording on the iPad, illustrated – Ninmah Meets World | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
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interesting us of iPad to take visual notes - either for ones own self or to share with a group.

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3 Years Ago Today Steve Jobs Unveiled a Giant iPod Touch | iPad Insight

3 Years Ago Today Steve Jobs Unveiled a Giant iPod Touch | iPad Insight | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

"On January 27, 2010 Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad. Here’s one of the ways he summed up the new device that stood out for me on that day:

 

Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price."


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It's a little hard to believe it's been only three years

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John Evans's comment, January 27, 2013 9:21 PM
I remember scoffing at the announcement. Then I got my hands on one!
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Five Good Reasons To Curate Content That Has Already Been Published in Your Niche

Five Good Reasons To Curate Content That Has Already Been Published in Your Niche | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
Blog Topics

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Good suggestions for people who are blogging/tweeting/etc niche subject areas.

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Semantic Society's comment, January 15, 2013 9:08 PM
I'm glad I read this article. I hadn't thought about the value of roundup blog articles.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 16, 2013 5:44 PM

The 5 reasons are:
1. You want to be the main resources in your niche.
2.You want your blog to rank in search results for particular keywords.

3. Your audience wants to know your thoughts on a particular topic.

4. The last time the topic was covered was so long ago, it’s out of date.5. You could get listed in a roundup post about a particular topic.

 

GO!!! CURATE

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 16, 2013 11:45 PM

This article provides a frame work tha you can use to model your curation strategies around.I saved a copy of this for future reference Give it a look!...

Timothy Leyfer

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Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional

Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

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Discussion of collecting v curating - still controversial subject. 

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# ;

 

 

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YK Chau's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:05 PM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

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Robin's curated posts hits it on the nail with the distinct differences and although I like the visual aspects of the post, I struggle with referring to Twitter as a curating tool.

 

It is certainly a critical tool for collecting, researching and having the conversations. I think there is a challenge on how to effectively curate with Twitter. I know many use Storify to do this which is often a re- representationof the tweets.

 

 I am very interested in how Twitter will use Summnify aand Posterous in the field of curation.

 

As a result, I really likw the distinctions made and the logic the author takes us through. I would  perhaps be a little more cautious with referring  Twitter as a curation tool.

 

Useful 6/10

Curated by Shirley Williams.

 

 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:03 PM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

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Robin's curated posts hits it on the nail with the distinct differences and although I like the visual aspects of the post, I struggle with referring to Twitter as a curating tool.

 

It is certainly a critical tool for collecting, researching and having the conversations. I think there is a challenge on how to effectively curate with Twitter. I know many use Storify to do this which is often a re- representationof the tweets.

 

 I am very interested in how Twitter will use Summnify aand Posterous in the field of curation.

 

As a result, I really likw the distinctions made and the logic the author takes us through. I would  perhaps be a little more cautious with referring  Twitter as a curation tool.

 

Useful 6/10

Curated by Shirley Williams.

 

 

Baptiste Morch's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:49 AM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom | WorldWideLearn

INFOGRAPHIC: Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom | WorldWideLearn | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010.
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eBook Magic adds print-on-demand

eBook Magic is an app for iPad for making books. It can also be used for making almost any type of document. The newly released Version 2.01 gives its users the ability to now order professionally printed books directly from the share menu.

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A Firsthand Examination of the Google+ Profile Reporting Process

A Firsthand Examination of the Google+ Profile Reporting Process | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

If you are going to use G+ in the classroom, you need to be aware of issues related to the company's "real names" policy. This is an expose of how easy it is to get someone's profile suspended.

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7 Policy Tips for deploying iPads in the classroom

7 Policy Tips for deploying iPads in the classroom | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

Target is K-12 but there are things for higher ed to think about before widespread deployment of iPads and other mobile devices.


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Apple acquires HTML5 design shop Particle | TUAW - The Unofficial ...

Apple acquires HTML5 design shop Particle | TUAW - The Unofficial ... | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it
According to a report in CNET, Apple has quietly acquired Particle, a consulting company that specializes in web and HTML 5-based marketing projects.
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Rolling Out New LinkedIn Company Pages to All Companies [SLIDESHOW]

Rolling Out New LinkedIn Company Pages to All Companies [SLIDESHOW] | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, we launched our newly redesigned LinkedIn Company Pages with select companies to make it easier for you to find, follow and engage with companies you’re interested in. Today, we’re excited to roll out this new experience to the more than 2 million companies who have LinkedIn Company Pages. As part of this roll out, we’re also introducing the Featured Update functionality, a new way for companies to highlight important content by promoting it to the top of their Company Updates stream. To learn more about the new Company Page, visit us at: marketing.linkedin.com/companypages.

Here’s a slideshow of companies that are making the most of their newly designed pages:


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Mind Mapping software for visual thinking | Seavus DropMind®

Mind Mapping software for visual thinking | Seavus DropMind® | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

Mindmapping and concept mapping can be powerful infotention and think-know tools. I have not tried this one myself yet. -- Howard

 

"DropMind® is intuitive and creative mind mapping tool that helps you think, manage and share your information and ideas. Visualizing thoughts and information and presenting them in a manageable format can help you set your priorities easily, organize your daily work effectively, and make smarter decisions faster.
DropMind® integrates with MS® Office, MS® Project, Google Apps and more.
It's 5 times less expensive than MindManager® for individual users.
On a corporate level the cost savings with DropMind® are more than 10 times higher.
It's nearly identical to MindManager® which enables users to easily switch and start working with DropMind® immediately."


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Glistening Deepwater's comment, September 29, 2012 6:03 AM
I will give it a test run :)
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Robot Stories: an experiential education project

Robot Stories: an experiential education project | Technology And The Classroom | Scoop.it

Lance Weiler :: story architect of film, tv and games. Worth following up to see how it comes out. Here's the fundraiser with video. No details online but this is supposed to launch in less than two weeks. http://www.indiegogo.com/Robot-Heart-Stories

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