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I'm Delighted to be a Scoop.it Specialist!

Scoop .it Specialist #curatethecurators. Http://scoop.it/u/wiredinstructor
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For several months I've been working with Scoop.it and a great group of Curators to offer feedback and suggestions on the new Scoop.it release.  I'm delighted with the result and honored to be part of the Scoop.it Specialists team.  


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I'm delighted and honored too. Dennis O'Connor is just better looking than I am, so I'm also pleased to post his photo. :-))

(Special thanks to Ally Greer for the t-Shirt!) 


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 3, 2013 1:18 PM
I love this picture: thanks for sharing Dennis!
Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:07 AM

Dennis O'Connor has been paving the way in content curation for educators, myself included. Thanks!

Lynne Kemmer's comment, October 15, 2013 1:37 PM
We are, too!!
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What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over ~ NY Times

What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over ~ NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Steal these ideas! We invited anyone who has ever blogged for The Learning Network to post an example of “connected teaching” or “connected learning.” Read their wonderful responses, then tell us how you’d answer the...
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20 Jobs of the Future

In the past, careers were stable, linear and singular. People chose one path and pursued it over the course of their lives from college to retirement. In our modern age of technology driven exponential change - this model no longer works.


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Paola Venerando - Career Counselor & Job Search Consultant's curator insight, September 12, 2013 4:44 AM

Un nuovo mondo del lavoro e un nuovo modo di lavorare! Buona visione

Paola Venerando - Career Counselor & Job Search Consultant's curator insight, September 12, 2013 4:45 AM

Un nuovo mondo del lavoro e un nuovo modo di lavorare! Buona visione

Fishtree Education's comment, September 30, 2013 11:07 AM
Love this presentation! Thanks for sharing.
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Callism is a dialer app for the iPhone with Mailbox-style swipes and intelligent contact sorting ~ TNW

Callism is a dialer app for the iPhone with Mailbox-style swipes and intelligent contact sorting ~ TNW | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Nick Summers


"On the home screen, you’ll see a simple grid with numerous circular icons representing the contacts in your address book. They’re rearranged automatically based on your calling behavior, so although only six are shown at once – far less than the list format found in the default iOS dialer app – the ones that you need most frequently should always reside at the top of the screen."

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QUICKSTART GUIDE - The 5 Minute Guide to Shine on the Web with the new Scoop.it

The 5 Minute Guide to Shine on the Web with the new Wednesday, October 2, 13

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:57 AM

Slideshare on how to use new Scoop.it changes to your advantage, or to introduce you to the platorm.


If you like this scoop, please consider a thumbs up or share.

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Tweeting Down The Classroom Walls (EdSurge Guides)

Tweeting Down The Classroom Walls (EdSurge Guides) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Vicki Davis


"While mainstream media has often highlighted negative and controversial events in the education sector, depicting teachers as powerless against waves of reform, we have become our own media. If something great happens in our classrooms, we tweet about it. If we find time-saving tricks, we share them with our professional learning network online. If our students rock our classrooms, we blog about them. We no longer need mainstream media. We are the media."


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EdSurge gathers together 11 thoughtful and informative articles it has published on how Twitter and social media are transforming education positively. Nicely done!

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12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips ~ This Just In...

12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips ~ This Just In... | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Jeff Domansky


"Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it’s used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.


"I asked 11 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice."

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Kathy Schrock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:00 PM

Love this image!

Angel Somers's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:29 PM

This is a guide pros and cons list for some of the most popular curation tools out there.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Postach.io Makes It Easy to Blog Through Your Evernote Account

Free Technology for Teachers: Postach.io Makes It Easy to Blog Through Your Evernote Account | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne


"Postach.io is a slick blogging tool that recently won Evernote's Devcup. Postach.io allows you to blog from your Evernote account.

"To blog through Postach.io you authorize it to access Evernote on your behalf. Once authorization is granted Postach.io creates a notebook called "Postach.io" in your Evernote account. Then to write a blog post you simply write a note or send a note to the Postach.io notebook in your Evernote account. You can style your font, insert pictures, and insert HTML into your notes just like you can with any blogging service. When you apply the "published" tag to your note it will appear as a blog post on your Postach.io blog."

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In Pursuit of Passion .. not Carrots or Sticks ~ Cooperative Catalyst

In Pursuit of Passion .. not Carrots or Sticks ~ Cooperative Catalyst | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Pamela Moran


"As I watched young children, adolescents, and teens working together in summer programs (including those who bring with them chronic stress associated with familial risk factors). I witnessed what happens when pursuit of learning in authentic, natural settings ignites passion. Young people attend, they engage, they learn from each other, and they don’t want to stop working.


"It’s the sweet spot that comes with how humanity has learned best for millennia, through play, storytelling, movement, creation, performance, authentic problem-solving, and purposeful projects. We are incorporating what we’ve learned from these and other “test-bed” settings and innovation zones across all of our district’s schools with the idea that transforming, not reforming, contemporary learning environments creates pathways for our learners that are vastly different from those of 20th century factory schools. In doing so, we move from a Gutenberg teaching model of write, print, read, listen, and recall to a post-Gutenberg learning model of search, connect, communicate, and make."


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I love this line from Moran's post: "...we move from a Gutenberg teaching model of write, print, read, listen, and recall to a post-Gutenberg learning model of search, connect, communicate, and make."

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First human brain-to-brain interface | KurzweilAI

First human brain-to-brain interface | KurzweilAI | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.


"Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stoccoon the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.


"While researchers at Duke University have demonstrated brain-to-brain communication between two rats, and Harvard researchers have demonstrated it between a human and a rat, Rao and Stocco believe this is the first demonstration of human-to-human brain interfacing.


“The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains,” Stocco said. “We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain.”


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Top 25 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools - Elearning! Magazine BLOG

Top 25 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools - Elearning! Magazine BLOG | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:06 AM

This post was inspired by Christopher Pappas’s list of 11 free e-learning authoring tools on Slideshare (see link below).  I thought it was a great list to share with our readers, but once I got into checking the list, I discovered many other free tools that were worthy of mention, including free tools from Microsoft, Brainshark, and other recognized names in the field.  H - See more at: http://blogs.2elearning.com/2012/07/top-25-free-e-learning-authoring-tools/#sthash.Xpis2H25.dpuf

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SEGAN: Welcome to the Serious Games Network

SEGAN: Welcome to the Serious Games Network | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Serious Games are specifically designed to change behaviors and impart knowledge and are widely used in training situations, such as emergency preparedness, training for leadership and even citizenship. These games have wide acceptance due to their challenging design and the social interactions that they generate. Research showed that games also develop mental abilities and skills such as strategy and decision making. They also promote digital competence and other key transversal competences for life and employability.


"In the scope of the LLP programme and other preceding programmes, there have been several projects addressing this issue with good results. Looking at the ADAM, EVE and EST portals we can see that there are about 65 projects in total under this thematic. It is now the time to systematize the European approaches to Serious Games, combining theory, research and practice in a way that promotes Europe as the leader in this field."


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Extensive resources for game makers, teachers, and serious players.

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A Cruise on the S.S. Brainstorm ~ NY Times

A Cruise on the S.S. Brainstorm ~ NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Unreasonable at Sea was a voyage that brought together start-up founders, inventors, corporate bigwigs and mentors.
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Daisy June's comment, October 1, 2013 3:17 AM
Its good to see that the people are enjoying in the cruise :)
Getting relaxed under the sun near the pool.
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Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed

Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
As Los Angeles rolls out its iPad program, there’s been a litany of problems from the very outset. Here are what contractors have said about their concerns with the $1 billion project.

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.

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Kma Technoware's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 AM

i like changes in google search eninge..........http://www.kmatechnoware.com

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:02 PM

cambios en Google

Ken Morrison's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:52 PM

I went to a Google Apps For Education Summit last weekend. They did not say much about these changes, but interesting ideas were shared among participants.  

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Flipped Learning Format Has Much to Offer Students

Flipped Learning Format Has Much to Offer Students | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
If parents learn that their children will receive instruction via a flipped learning format, some of them may look back on their own school experiences and draw a blank.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:23 AM

Educators have gotten excited about flipped learning, then backed off a bit, then got interested again. As is the case with any other strategy, flipped learning is not a silver bullet. But it can be a very effective way of helping students learn, helping students develop an ownership of their learning, and be more accountable for their learning. Yes, it can take a bit more work, but once you've figured out it best works for you, flipped learning can open new possibilities for you, for your students, and for the learning relationship students can have with their parents.

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Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? - Evans - 2013 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library

Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? - Evans - 2013 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning by students in higher education? Social media have become widely adopted by students in their personal lives. However, the application of social media to teaching and learning remains to be fully explored. In this study, the use of the social media tool Twitter for teaching was considered. Undergraduate students in Business andManagement (n = 252) were encouraged to use Twitter for communicating with their tutor and each other during a 12-week course.


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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS GRANT KEAN UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:             PROGRAM DIRECTOR, 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS GRANT KEAN UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Dear Readers: This is a real job posting. Please share with your networks and bring this opportunity to the attention of anyone you think might be interested and qualified.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR
21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS GRANT
KEAN UNIVERSITY - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Kean University seeks a Program Director to manage all components of an NJDOE 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant called Kean University Learning Adventures.  The program is located at Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School in Hillside, NJ and is an after school program that runs Monday to Friday from 3:15 to 6:20 pm. There is also a summer component.
The Director is responsible for
-exercising general management and supervision over the program’s staff (which includes teachers, Kean interns, Kean faculty)
-implementing the  grant program’s goals, policies and procedures
·-developing and evaluating program activities 
·-completing program reports for the NJDOE and Office of Licensing for Child Care Centers as required to maintain program license
-working with parents and community partners (such as Boys and Girls Club and NJSPAN).
The Program Director reports to the Dean of the College of Education.  Position requires a minimum of Bachelors Degree with a Master’s Degree preferred.  Experience in Program or School Administration and/or Supervisor’s certification preferred. Technical skills and data entry experience also required.
This is a full-time, 12-month position, which includes health benefits and sick and vacation time. Salary is competitive.
The program  is funded by the Federal 21st Century Community Centers program, administered through the NJ Department of Education
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Contact:  Gail Hilliard-Nelson at gnelson@kean.edu, 908-737-3866
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How Twitter Tore Down My District's Walls (EdSurge News)

How Twitter Tore Down My District's Walls (EdSurge News) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Pam Moran


"From the district level, I’ve seen the hierarchical pyramid of public schools change as we all participate together. When I walk into schools and visit with the many educators with whom I connect on Twitter, I realize they don’t see me as the superintendent. They see me as @pammoran, a colleague who like them is working to support young people to search, connect, communicate and make in powerful ways.


"Our thinking is enhanced and challenged by our connections with diverse people who add different perspectives to our own points of view. Social media drives our discussions to a higher level of critical and creative thought. And, I believe we are learning in our globalizing participation culture that no one of us is more powerful or important than all of us together."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Quickly Compare Two or More Things in Wolfram Alpha

Free Technology for Teachers: Quickly Compare Two or More Things in Wolfram Alpha | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne


"Wolfram Alpha has had a comparison function for years and it works very well. To compare biographical information about two or more people, just type their names into the Wolfram Alpha search field (use commas between names). To compare other things just type them into the search field (again, use commas to separate them) and Wolfram Alpha will provide data for comparison. You can even compare apples, oranges, and bananas (Wolfram Alpha will provide nutritional information for the fruits)."

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11 things missing ~ Cooperative Catalyst

11 things missing ~ Cooperative Catalyst | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Paul Freedman


"Since I have devoted much of the last twelve years to the birth, care and feeding of an independent holistic school for roughly 40 kids 3-12 years of age, I’m often asked To articulate what is unique about Salmonberry School – this sweet and admittedly imperfect little school on an island in North Puget Sound.  And when I’m asked, I sometimes tell folks something like, “well, if you come into a classroom here during a math class, you might think it to be very similar to a mainstream school.  We aren’t really all that different in terms of methods.  It’s more intimate perhaps, a bit more human-scaled, but what is quite different are our goals…”  Then I’d go on to talk about the values of holism and health, “transformation,” (J. Miller) “self-actualization” (Maslow) and “ultimacy” (S. Forbes) in contrast to the goals of “proficiency” and “meeting standards.”


"I suppose I’ve had my “nose to the grindstone” and my “head in the sand” so to speak because recently, and for the first time in a little while, I had the opportunity to spend a day observing in a mainstream middle school, and I would now like to rescind the above statement.  There are real differences that you will find at Salmonberry School, in terms of methodology as well as pedagogy and vision.  Real differences!  What follows are the first eleven things that leapt to my mind while sitting in a mainstream classroom that were utterly absent, and which I believe to be absolutely essential to any useful practice of education and that youwill find if you come and spend a day with us at Salmonberry School.  And, I should preface this by saying, the school in which I observed is quite a nice public school.  Having taught public education for close to a decade I can say with confidence that this setting was one of the “good ones.”  The teachers cared.  The community and particularly the parents support the school in many ways.  So this was the cream of the crop, a privileged environment for kids.  Here’s just some of what was missing."


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4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating - Edudemic

4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating - Edudemic | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Shawn McCusker


"Education, guided by a focus on Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, is moving towards an emphasis on creation and innovation in the classroom. Though technology did not spark this movement, it has fueled the process by providing students with exciting and powerful tools. But is creation synonymous with learning? Can students even create without learning? How can we ensure that what they create has value?"


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Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless put together their brilliant collection of participatory methodologies called “liberating structures” a few years ago.

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David Hain's comment, October 1, 2013 6:36 AM
Fantastic resource with just one extra click for many ideas on how to create a better future - together!
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:26 PM

It is a good resource.

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What does it take to create a successful E-Learning project? (INFOGRAPHIC)

What does it take to create a successful E-Learning project? (INFOGRAPHIC) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
So, what does it take to create a successful E-Learning project? What are the different types/levels of E-learning and how long does it typically take to create each one? Who is involved in developing successful E-Learning?

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Content Curation as a New Form of Journalism

From Robin Good's insight:

"Federico Guerrini, an Italian freelance journalist is the author of a new research study done for the University of Oxford and sponsored by Thomson Reuters which analyzes the emergent use of content curation practices for journalistic use.

 

The research provides a good introduction to content curation, and a few excellent examples of how it has been used effectively for journalistic purposes..."

 

Read full Robin Good's insight below.

 

PDF study: 

https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/Publications/fellows__papers/2012-2013/Newsroom_Curators___Independent_Storytellers_-_content_curation_as_a_new_form_of_journalism.pdf

 

review by Reuters Institute: 

https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/news/item/article/newsroom-curators-and-independent-s.html

 


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Federico Guerrini's comment, October 2, 2013 5:06 AM
Actually, I believe it will become more and more important, as an issue, as newsrooms cut staff, especially foreign correspondents
socialNONmente's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:54 AM

La "Content Curation" è una nuova forma di giornalismo? Se lo è  chiesto un giornalista freelance italiano specializzato in tecnologia, Federico Guerrini, in una ricerca commissionata dal Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism 

https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/news/item/article/newsroom-curators-and-independent-s.html

David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:48 PM

newsroom curators to engage readers !