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Putting Digital and Information Literacies into Practice - The Digidol Project | NetworkED: Technology in Education

Putting Digital and Information Literacies into Practice - The Digidol Project | NetworkED: Technology in Education | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

In combination with academic literacies, digital and information literacies represent a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills that ideally should be developed as an integral part of subject specific learning. The challenge at an institutional level is helping academic staff and students achieve this in a manner that is fully integrated and sustainable.

 

As part of the JISC funded Digidol Project (http://digidol.cardiff.ac.uk) at Cardiff University work is being done to create a common framework and methodology to enable professional services staff, academic staff and students to arrive at a shared understanding of what literacies are required and how they can best be realised through meaningful learning and teaching practices.

 

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Digital and Information Literacy Framework

Digital and Information Literacy Framework | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation."


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Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World

Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The most detailed study of social media ever conducted

Via janlgordon, catspyjamasnz, Elena Elliniadou, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:22 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:24 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:34 PM

Great study on Twitter!

Here's another link to help you better engage on this platform https://business.twitter.com/en/basics/best-practices/

Also, download their Twitter guide for small businesses, the link's on the top right hand side of the page. The guide comes from Twitter and is very helpful if you want to use Twitter to spread the word on your business.

And finally, thank you Gust MEES (http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence) for sharing some really meaningful stuff! Do follow the guy for some great tips and insights. 

Cheers! And if you like if, please share 'coz social is all about sharing and caring :) 

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The World in 2013 | The Economist

The World in 2013 | The Economist | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By John Micklethwait

Summary by The Scout Report

 

"What is the world like in 2013? It's a great question, and The Economist has a few answers. Each year, this publication publishes a guide to the trends and quandaries that will consume the attention of policy-makers, politicians, concerned citizens, and others across the globe. The materials here include political analyses, technology reports, and commentaries on culture. The pieces here are divided into sections that include Leaders, Britain, Europe, Asia, China, and numerous others. Visitors can look through each area for commentaries with titles like "Pakistan and Bangladesh make history," "Manufacturing the future," and "Vermeer via Bowie." The Latest Blog Posts area contains updates on everything from tea in Sierra Leone to the political milieu of the Czech Republic. Additionally, visitors shouldn't miss the Multimedia area for up-to-date reports on these topics."

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Expert tells UW regents to adapt to changing student needs | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Expert tells UW regents to adapt to changing student needs | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Karen Herzog

 

"Stereotypical college students who live in dorms and go home for the occasional weekend no longer are the main driver of changes in higher education, one of the nation's top education experts told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday.

 

"Working adults trying to finish a college degree started years ago, or wanting to gain another degree to either advance in the workplace or reinvent themselves, will push universities to find new ways to deliver an education, said Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education.

 

"They're the new majority of college students. They have no desire to live on a college campus. And they juggle too many other demands between jobs and families to take classes on a set schedule, Broad said.

 

"While 15% of the nation's undergrads attend four-year colleges and live on campuses, 43% attend two-year colleges, 37% are enrolled part time, 38% are older than 25, and 25% are older than 30, Broad said."

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What I learned as a 16 y/o intern in Silicon Valley - Part 1 - Fouad Matin

What I learned as a 16 y/o intern in Silicon Valley - Part 1 - Fouad Matin | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Summary by EdSurge

 

"Many high school students spend summers lounging around and enjoying their waning days of not having many real responsibilities. Not so for 17-year-old Fouad Matin, who spent his summer as an engineering intern for ClassDojo down in the Valley. His quippy recap of his experience there offers a host of lessons and insights that even us "adults" (ahem) in the frantic edtech startup space could well take note of."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

Matin's observations and advice echo those I heard last night from a seasoned entrepreneur.

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"Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries" | dana boyd

"Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries" | dana boyd | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Description by EdSurge

 

"Are you preparing learners for the organizational ecosystem of today? Or are you helping them develop networks so that they're prepared for the organizational shifts that are coming?"

 

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"Those are but two of many burning questions posed in this danah boyd article (deftly disguised as speech notes) titled, "Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices Challenge Organizational Boundaries." The self-described "work-in-progress" provides significant anecdotal evidence from startup culture and teenage digital practices that suggests an impending doom of sorts for organizational culture as we currently know it.

 

"That's not to say risk-taking whiz kids and saavy teenagers represent future work practices. Boyd readily offers that "teenagers are in a particular life-stage and cultural configuration that mean that they will 'outgrow' many of their practices."

Jim Lerman's insight:

boyd is one of the most provocative thought leaders in ed tech and its social effects. This piece both dazzles and leaves one wanting more conclusiveness, which obviously can't be provided due to the transitory nature of the subject matter.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:32 PM

Real change or transformation occurs on the boundaries of tradition and the frontier in the form of bricolage. Teenagers might live on those boundaries. Wenger suggested this is what effects change in communities of practice.

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Hacktivity Kits for Webmaking

Hacktivity Kits for Webmaking | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Description by EdSurge

 

" HACKTIVITY KITS is a collection of nine hands-on and web 2.0 activities intended to explain and reinforce the concept of web hacking -- that is, the idea of remixing, reusing, and re-purposing existing content to create new material or glean interesting insights. Created by NYC HIVE, a MacArthur Foundation-supported group of civic-minded organizations (there's a Chicago one, too), the Hacktivity Kits are largely built upon Mozilla WebMaker tools: Popcorn Maker, Thimble, and X-Ray Goggles. Each Hacktivity includes a detailed list of learning goals and objectives, expected results, and supporting resources. There's also an extensive list of icebreakers to get the creative juices flowing and skills tutorials for the WebMaker tools. For example, look to the Online Storytelling kit which explains the SVT (Story, Vision, Tech) model for making "web native" stories. In addition to introductory tutorials on how to use the kit and associated technology, there's also the Spectrogram icebreaker, Popcorn Maker deep-dive, and an out-of-the-box design challenge for teachers just getting their feet wet."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 14, 2013 6:34 PM

This is some deep material that will likely engage a large number of students and teachers.

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How Obama-endorsed P-TECH high school is changing education [Q&A] | GigaOm

How Obama-endorsed P-TECH high school is changing education [Q&A] | GigaOm | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Ki Mae Heussner

 

"Summary:

 

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama recognized the IBM-backed Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in New York. Rashid Davis, P-TECH’s principal, chats with GigaOM about what makes his school work and how it could be replicated around the country."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:30 PM

A very attractive idea.

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ASCD Express 8.10 - The Freedom of Interpretation: Building Creative Minds

ASCD Express 8.10 - The Freedom of Interpretation: Building Creative Minds | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Tracy McClure, Carol Henerson, and Diane P. Zimmerman

 

"A 6th grader stands in front of his photo montage and moderates an image dialogue with his peers. Using an app from his phone, he creates a study in gray abstraction with a red sweatshirt as the focal point. Just as he has seen his teacher do many times, he invites his peers to "take a moment to look at this picture. What's going on in this picture?"

 

"He carefully paraphrases each of his peers' responses and follows with, "What more can we find?" When a student breaks protocol and asks if the picture was taken in his bedroom, he craftily paraphrases, "So, you are wondering if it is my bedroom? What do you see that makes you say that?"—a nonanswer with a probe for supporting evidence.

 

"He continues, "What more can we find?" The class is mesmerized.

 

A New Path

 

"Five years ago, our school adopted the visual thinking strategies (VTS) program as a way to enhance the study of art and because it offered a way of measuring changes in students' thinking over time. Little did we realize how much this experience would change our teaching.

 

"VTS, developed by Abigail Housen and Philip Yenawine (2000), began as a way to explore aesthetic development in children. New York City teachers told Housen and Yenawine that VTS encourages aesthetic development and develops critical thinking, explaining that their students spontaneously made causal links and regularly sought evidence to support their claims. Likewise, our students demonstrate this level of thought, and we continually discover more about the power of mediated learning to enhance the creative, interpretive experience.

 

"Here are some of the lessons we've learned."

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Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization

Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Robert Korsara

 

"Presentation and communication of data have so far played a minor role in visualization research, with most work focused on exploration and analysis. We propose that presentation, in particular using elements from storytelling, is the next logical step and should be a research focus of at least equal importance as each of the other two. Stories package information into a structure that is easily remembered, which is important in many collaborative scenarios when an analyst is not the same person as the one who makes decisions, or simply needs to share information with peers. Data visualization lends itself well to being a communication medium for storytelling, in particular when the story also contains a lot of data. We review the literature on storytelling and presentation and outline the research area. "


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 6, 2013 4:48 PM

Here's the next stop on the data and visual storytelling journey. While the previous article I curated focused on the history of visual storytelling, this research article addresses 'what's next.'


For the authors of the article -- what's next is the presentation and communication of data that has played only a minor role in research up to this point.


Click on the title of the article "Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization" at the bottom of the blurb to get a free copy of the research paper. 


The research paper itself focuses on journalism as storytelling -- which it is, but it is not the only method or approach. So the article is limiting in that way. 


Still, there are some good insights about how data visualization needs to move more directly into storytelling using story delivery techniques.


Iin the end, the authors Robert Kosara and Jock Mackinlay say: 

"Storytelling promises to open up entirely new avenues of research in visualization. Going from exploration to analysis to presentation is a natural progression, which is mirrored by the research effort focused on these steps over time. As the field becomes more mature and provides many useful techniques for the first two steps, we need to start focusing on presentation. This is even more important as visualization gets used for decision-making, where the succinct presentation of important facts is crucial."


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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A Look At The Next Generation Model Of Education - Edudemic

A Look At The Next Generation Model Of Education - Edudemic | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Posted by Lucien Vattel

 

Figuring out the next generation model of education isn't as hard as you'd think. Interactive learning and making are already here.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 13, 2013 1:38 PM

The part of this article I like the best comes toward the end, when the author describes "What We Can Do to Make Education Better." So cogently expressed, it gave me a warm glow.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:59 PM

The next generation will be a bricolage of something old, something current, and something new. Those will all likely be plural. I am not convinced their will be one new model. I think there will be many and we will need to be more aware of our educational and leadership roles.

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How the bubble of Content Creation increases the value of Content Curation

How the bubble of Content Creation increases the value of Content Curation | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"My 2013 prediction warned of the continued fall in the value of online content which would lead to the production of ever more content as media companies tried to maintain ad revenues.

You can think of it as a towering tsunami of content, or as a massive bubble of content inflation.

Just as inflation devalues currencies, content inflation is devaluing content."


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, February 19, 2013 7:00 PM
I think I do but I'm not sure of the connexion you make with content inflation/dilution?
Tagmotion's comment, March 3, 2013 10:59 PM
If we look at content inflation through the lens of making money, it's clear that in terms of monetization through advertising, the internet is the first medium in history where ad inventory grows exponentially every year. Broadcasters are only making real money from iconic TV programs that attract big audiences on the web, for which advertisers will pay a premium to reach. Curating iconic programs - so that relevant segments show up as search results - turns content inflation on its head. Now you have content that's tagged, curated & discoverable at a granular level. And that specificity translates to more highly-targeted advertising which, of course, commands a premium.
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See my comment in the stream.

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ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education | Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

From the website

 

"The importance of images and visual media in contemporary culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Today's society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information. New digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content. Individuals must develop these essential skills in order to engage capably in a visually-oriented society. Visual literacy empowers individuals to participate fully in a visual culture.

Visual Literacy Defined

"Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media. Visual literacy skills equip a learner to understand and analyze the contextual, cultural, ethical, aesthetic, intellectual, and technical components involved in the production and use of visual materials. A visually literate individual is both a critical consumer of visual media and a competent contributor to a body of shared knowledge and culture.

 

"In an interdisciplinary, higher education environment, a visually literate individual is able to:

 

• Determine the nature and extent of the visual materials needed


• Find and access needed images and visual media effectively and efficiently


• Interpret and analyze the meanings of images and visual media


• Evaluate images and their sources


• Use images and visual media effectively


• Design and create meaningful images and visual media


• Understand many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media, and access and use visual materials ethically"


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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Myscienceacademy

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Myscienceacademy | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200! Once a nation is established, they tend to stick around for awhile, so a nation disappearing is quite uncommon. It’s only occurred a handful of times in the last century. But when they do, they completely vanish off the face of the globe: government, flag, and all. Here then, in no particular order, are the top ten countries that had their moment in the sun but are, alas, no more"

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The lottery of life: Best country to be born, in 2013 |The Economist

The lottery of life:  Best country to be born, in 2013 |The Economist | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most successful investor, has said that anything good that happened to him could be traced back to the fact that he was born in the right country, the United States, at the right time (1930). A quarter of a century ago, when The World in 1988 light-heartedly ranked 50 countries according to where would be the best place to be born in 1988, America indeed came top. But which country will be the best for a baby born in 2013?

To answer this, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist, has this time turned deadly serious. It earnestly attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.

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But how many now want to stay here?
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Students Are Fleeing Liberal Arts - How It Could Hurt the U.S. | The Fiscal Times

Students Are Fleeing Liberal Arts - How It Could Hurt the U.S. | The Fiscal Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Steve Yoder

 

"If there’s one thing liberal arts colleges offer, it’s critical thinking. That might be why this spring Occidental College is offering a course called Liberal Arts at the Brink? Navigating the Crisis in Higher Education. The course examines whether college liberal arts curricula like its own can survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt.

 

"It’s a question many experts are asking – and some worry about the consequences. The number of liberal arts colleges nationwide has dropped from 212 in 1990 to only 130 today, according to a study this summer in the journal Liberal Education. The National Center for Education Statistics says the share of students matriculating with a liberal arts degree, as a percentage of all graduates, dropped slightly from 2004 to 2010 from 3 to 2.8 percent."

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:47 PM

Are we becoming "job" driven or are we becoming an economy of individuals?  It may another signal of the dawn of the freelance and electronic/independents economy, which may also mean we either self-fund and study what we want to study, curriculum or not.  ~ Deb

Robin Martin's comment, March 9, 2013 5:41 PM
Thanks again Deb!
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Why Apple Is Working on an iWatch and Not iGlasses | NY Times

Why Apple Is Working on an iWatch and Not iGlasses | NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Nick Bilton

 

"The wrist is not a scary place for consumers to add their first computer. After all, we’ve been wearing a type of computer there for decades: the wristwatch. (For many of you in the 1970s, a digital watch, some with a mini-calculator, was your first computer.) Now that the wristwatch is being supplanted by the smartphone, the wrist is the perfect place to introduce customers to a computer they can wear."

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Are We Teaching Citizens or Automatons? | Praxis | Big Think

Are We Teaching Citizens or Automatons? | Praxis | Big Think | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Stephen Mazie

 

"College and careers. Careers and college. The Common Core communicates its consequentialist mission consistently throughout its materials, and, truth be told, there is something to admire in its standards' relatively open approach in contrast to the byzantine pedagogical straight jackets they are replacing. The new standards constitute a well-intended attempt to address an inequity-laden public educational system. They seem to stem from sound, research-based analyses of what it takes to build academic skills in young people.  

"There are a couple of “c”s missing, however, and their absence brings me, as an educator, some discontent. Of course we want to prepare our children for college and we want to give them tools for successful careers. But it isn't clear that the Common Core is adequately ambitious or forward thinking, and there is little in the standards to prepare students for citizenship, for creative interactions with ideas, or for contemplating the conundrums of life in the 21st century."

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Off the Wall Learning | Institute of Play

Off the Wall Learning | Institute of Play | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Description by EdSurge

 

" OFF THE WALL LEARNING is a "highly visual approach to sharing challenge-based informal learning activities" brought to you by the Institute of Play. (You may recall another one of its projects is to create an "edu" version of SimCity.) The aim of Off the Wall Learning is to reinvent activity facilitation by removing the do-as-I-say interaction between instructors and learners, and isolating acitivity instructions (in this case, on a wall poster) such that instructors and learners can approach the activity on equal footing. The first design iteration, conducted in concert with HIVE NYC, has produced this Water Filter Challenge poster and an inquiry-based exploration activity. They've even provided a template poster for educators looking to adapt their own activities. If creating graphic posters is outside of your comfort zone, check out Easel.ly which may help remove some of the anxiety."

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:11 PM

a fantastic,creative approach to learning

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College Credentials in the Digital Future | Education's Digital Future - Stanford Univ.

College Credentials in the Digital Future | Education's Digital Future - Stanford Univ. | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Summary from Eduction Dive

 

"At a forum hosted by Education's Digital Future (EDF), a project of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, speakers including Richard Arum, Emily Goligoski, John Katzman and Therese Cannon debated the value of an education in an increasingly digitized world. 

 

While Arum, co-author of "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" and professor of sociology at New York University, questioned the meaning and value of a credit hour or secondary degree, Goligoski called attention to new ideas that could disrupt the mold with alternative forms of certification, such as badges, passports and metadata-encoded ID cards.

 

Arum urged those at large to reconsider the antiquated understanding of education in a digital era being increasingly populated with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other alternatives such as flipped classrooms; Arum claimed a universal assessment of higher education is necessary to get "comparable data" in order to measure what students are actually learning at school."

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For access to the complete video recording of the event, click on the title of this scoop or on the image.

 

Very important conversation, although this is quite far from being resolved.

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Educational Leadership:The Prepared Graduate:The Essential Cognitive Backpack

Educational Leadership:The Prepared Graduate:The Essential Cognitive Backpack | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"In this Educational Leadership article, Mel Levine discusses the importance of helping students develop "soft skills" and what he calls the four Is: interpretation, instrumentation, interaction, and inner direction. As he says, students can have superb memories for facts, but educators must make sure students learn how to decipher, interpret, and think.

 

"If high schools merely require students to memorize and mimic, Levine says, students will struggle in college and not be able to decrypt content or have true comprehension. Instead, educators need to help students analyze, evaluate issues, and interpret.

 

"Levine goes on to suggest ways in which high schools can alter their curriculum to support active mental engagement and set students on the road to success in higher education and in life."

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Ken Morrison's comment, February 14, 2013 9:35 PM
I love this line: When I was an undergraduate, Barry Marks, an English professor, told us that “The most important book you'll read in this class is the one you pick up two weeks after the final exam!”
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Exploring Empathy

Exploring Empathy | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

What is this ability to step into someone else’s shoes? To imagine how they feel - and to hurt for them or be happy for them?  Host Frank Stasio is joined by a panel of experts to discuss empathy, the trait that makes us uniquely human.

 

Lasana Harris is an assistant professor in psychology and neuroscience at Duke University; Jesse Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Pate Skene is an associate professor of neurobiology at Duke University and a second year law student; and Ralph Savarese is an associate professor of English at Grinnell College, a Duke Humanities Writ Large Fellow, and the author of “Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption”


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:45 PM

Want to get better at empathy in order to connect with customers/prospects and create better stories?


Then you might want to listen to this discussion by a panel of experts.


Empathy, like listening, is one of the essential storytelling skills to master. Enjoy this audio file!


And thank you to fellow curator Don Hornsby for originally finding and sharing this piece.

donhornsby's comment, January 27, 2013 5:44 PM
You are welcome.
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A Brief History of Information Design and Visual Storytelling

Humankind has been telling complex stories through simple visuals long before you saw your first infographic at Mashable. History is humbling, let's go back in

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 6, 2013 4:24 PM

If you are into data and storytelling, then this brief overview is for you. The slideshare program quickly explains data visualization through time.


Of course, how data is displayed -- if done well -- can tell its own story.  The next step is to give a presentation as a story, and tell the story of the data as you are doing so. 


Until then, enjoy this quick historical review of visual storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Education DIVE

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Education DIVE | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

By Roger Riddell

 

"Last year, iPads in education took the world by storm, finding their ways into initiatives at both the K-12 and university levels. Here at Education Dive, we talked to some of the people responsible for those rollouts and watched as schools decided how to use tablets, whether they were Apple's or not.


"In 2013, iPads are still going strong. New pilot programs are winning over former doubters—and in some cases existing programs are expanding.

So how will iPads be used as their classroom roles evolve in 2013? Education Dive found these examples:"

Jim Lerman's insight:

Nice collection of examples of use. Each example is accompanied by a link to an article about the particular implementation.

 

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