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This space ranges from broad pedagogical topics to more specific topics that might interest media scholars specifically.
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How to Write the Best Blog Headlines - Tips and Tricks

How to Write the Best Blog Headlines - Tips and Tricks | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
I heard a rumour that you write amazing content for your blog. So I was just reading your latest post, and frankly – it blew me away!
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Includes guidelines for classroom exercises.

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Content Curation for Journalism: Six Characterizing Traits by Mindy McAdams

Content Curation for Journalism: Six Characterizing Traits by Mindy McAdams | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
The Latin root of the noun curator means "to care." We know the word primarily in connection with museum collections, which may make some folks think of dusty old boring things, or preserving histo...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:46 AM

Content curation is really important. This article explains why it is important for us to comment on why we selected and added any article. For this very reason I have selected it :) 

 

Nancy White's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:38 AM

I love the way examining curating from the perspective of other disciplines adds such richness to our definition and understanding of what it is, and what we are trying to accomplish with the act of curating. 

Amal Rafeeq's comment, October 4, 2013 12:02 PM
Well put mate :)
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Put Useful Information on Your Desktop with Cheat Sheet Wallpapers

Put Useful Information on Your Desktop with Cheat Sheet Wallpapers | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
You can have an attractive wallpaper, but you can also have a helpful one. Just add any one of these cheat sheets and you can learn all sorts of information each time your view your desktop.
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Helpful wallpapers to reinforce button and tool knowledge.

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Social Media - A History | Visual.ly

Social Media - A History | Visual.ly | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
Social Media did not start with Facebook or Twitter. Actually, it has been around for decades!


Discover the major landmarks in its history with
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How Technology Is Powering Academic Success [Infographic] — www.edtechmagazine.com — Readability

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This infographic offers some insights into which devices and activities might be most effective when integrated into our teaching strategies.

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Journalism, Even When It’s Tilted

Journalism, Even When It’s Tilted | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
The question of who is a journalist is important, partly because when it comes to divulging national secrets, the law grants journalists special protections that are afforded to no one else.
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A nice piece to spark a classroom debate on the definition of journalist and who should be protected.

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Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Diigo

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Comprehensive curricular proposal. Useful for folks who are rethinking curricular structures, skills, and areas of knowledge.

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The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog

The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
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A nice piece about how VGs can help develop skills and build bridges between media.

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In the End Was the Word and the Word Was the Sponsor’s — Whither news?

In the End Was the Word and the Word Was the Sponsor’s — Whither news? | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
We used to know what ads were. They had borders around them — black lines in print, a rare millisecond of dead air on TV, the moment when th…
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Jarvis pens a piece that intertwines journalism, PR, advertising and media ethics. This piece could prompt numerous discussions in a media literacy course.

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Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast | Antenna

Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast | Antenna | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
Watching the truly poignant media spectacle circling the Boston Marathon bombings and shootouts on my television screen last month refocused a very logist...
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My biggest questions with the suggested practices outlined in this article involve whether some service providers, like TW, use boxes that prevent these technologies from operating as desired.
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The Walking Dead (Telltale)

I'm late to the party on this, I know, but I've finally finished Telltale's The Walking Dead series. Though I generally dislike the gun porn and grotesquery typical of zombie fiction, I got so many...
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One of the better examples of VG criticism I have read. This piece provides a solid example for students in classes where you allow the student to pick their own media text to critique.

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The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear.
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While I wish the authors had also addressed the roles played by social and traditional media, this article does a nice job of highlighting some of the technologies used in this case.

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The Future of News Is Around Individual Talent, Not Advertising: The 10 Key Ideas

The Future of News Is Around Individual Talent, Not Advertising: The 10 Key Ideas | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
"What if news organizations confronted the reality that nearly all media will be 'social media' a decade hence?

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:18 AM

Well, you can start thinking about it... what is coming out of this for you... personally and company-wise...

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 14, 2013 1:57 PM

It's about time someone said that.

Anake Goodall's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:59 AM

this space is fair fizzing, and the pace of change and creative destruction is - if anything - continuing to accelerate ...

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who ha
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Solid overview. Useful for introducing students to information literacy and web search.

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Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action.
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An excellent piece for teachers of creative writing. For that matter, I can see ways that JRN profs could use this piece to discuss leads.

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How to Write Web Copy That Gets a Response - Jeff Korhan

How to Write Web Copy That Gets a Response - Jeff Korhan | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
There is business writing and there is writing for the web. Writing for the web is an intentional process for eliciting a response, and often a series of responses. This is why it is sometimes referred to as direct response copywriting.
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Solid tips for anyone teaching writing for the web.

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This Is Why All Your Friends Are Currently Addicted To Candy Crush Saga

This Is Why All Your Friends Are Currently Addicted To Candy Crush Saga | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
Candy Crush Saga is played more than 600 million times a day.
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An interesting exploration of the psychology behind game design.

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9 Statistics That Prove Millennials Think Differently About College

9 Statistics That Prove Millennials Think Differently About College | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
The next generation of students wants to bring new perspective to higher education.
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A handy list of stats that might us see the ways students are beginning to view higher ed.

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How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
It's actually quite easy to figure out how to use popular social bookmarking service Pinterest with Bloom's Taxonomy. That is, after you see this guide!
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Handy assignment guidelines for social media teachers.

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The Truth and the Media

The Truth and the Media | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
posted by Michael Thomas The world is interconnected like never before, and the overwhelming growth of accessible information on the internet has mad ...
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An interesting critique of news and the producers of it. 

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Why schools should relax about cheating

Why schools should relax about cheating | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
It all depends on what you call cheating.
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This article hits the nail on the head. Education is so infrequently like the world we send our kids into that it is sometimes laughable. In many ways, this article asks teachers to peer out of the windows of those ivory towers and see what our assumptions so frequently obscure.

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22 Ways To Use Twitter With Bloom's Taxonomy

22 Ways To Use Twitter With Bloom's Taxonomy | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
A few of my faculty members have been asking about ways they can use Twitter in the classroom recently. As I helped them integrate Twitter into their own classrooms, I started developing a running ...
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Handy little list to inspire classroom Twitter applications.

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I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
I was wrong.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

It's a been a year now since I...
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I can see an interesting class project within this piece. I might even pair that project with some Carr and Shirky.

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Breaking news pragmatically: Some reflections on silence and timing in networked journalism

Breaking news pragmatically: Some reflections on silence and timing in networked journalism | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
"It certainly takes courage to speak — but it takes a different kind of courage to be silent, to listen, to trust, and speak when the time is right. "
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Mike Ananny explores the interconnections between philosphy and journalism in this insightful piece. This effort would be particularly useful for a liberal arts journalism effort.

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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | Technology, Teaching & Media | Scoop.it
So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? This handy chart details more than two dozen ways to get started. A must-read and share.
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Handy graphic highlighting numerous ways to reflect on our roles in the classroom and in other interactions with our students.

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