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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.

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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:26 PM

learn by doing things

Blaine Morrow's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:25 AM

"Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional appeals, but not particularly effective at diving below the surface of non-visual theoretical or abstract topics or for driving critical thinking. What’s more, any video presented in class must compete for attention and memory with the five-plus hours the typical student spends outside of class watching television programs, movies, and other onscreen entertainment. (Nielsen, 2013)"

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research | TeachThought

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | TeachThought | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by TeachThought staff

 

"Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for."

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:03 AM

Many more to add to the list:

Copernic Agent: http://www.copernic.com/en/products/agent/index.html

 

Under other niches - Zotero: http://www.zotero.org/

Search Credible: http://www.searchcredible.com/

 

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Pedagogical Pattern Collector v3

Pedagogical Pattern Collector v3 | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

 The Pedagogical Patterns Collector suite of tools enables teachers to share their good teaching ideas. It is intended to help a subject teacher see how a particular pedagogic approach can be migrated successfully across different topics. There are sample patterns to browse and edit, or you can design your own from scratch.  This is an output from the TLRP-TEL research project on a learning design support environment for teachers and lecturers, funded by the ESRC-EPSRC .


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10 Practical Insights to Improve Your Learning Culture | Big Think Edge | Big Think

10 Practical Insights to Improve Your Learning Culture | Big Think Edge | Big Think | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
How can companies meet the growing demand to provide the knowledge and skills to make employees more productive, engaged, motivated and happy?
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President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC

President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, an annual event of the Clinton Global Initiative that seeks innovative solutions for economic recovery, Clinton said three partners – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC – have created the commitment to Open Badges. Outreach and technical assistance will be provided to help employers and universities across the country incorporate Open Badges in hiring, promotions, admissions, and credit over the next three years.


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Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:50 PM

Amazing

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Would this work in middle and high school?  I have so many students who would, at least initially, be motivated to work online to earn badges.  I foresee issues of authentication of work, but there is something worth exploring here.

Dixie Conner's comment, July 2, 2013 1:21 PM
Yes, this would definitely work in all levels of education. K-12 and adult.
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How to Evaluate Your Own Emotional Intelligence

How to Evaluate Your Own Emotional Intelligence | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Daniel Goleman

 

"What you need now is emotional intelligence,’ was what China’s new president told a graduating class last month at their top tech school.

 

"Now Bloomberg’s Businessweek tells us that Yale’s school of management has added a test of emotional intelligence to its admissions requirements.

 

"And how’s your emotional intelligence?

 

"Just as for IQ, there are several theoretical models of emotional intelligence, each supported by its own set of research findings. The one I’ve proposed — which has fared well in predicting actual business performance — looks at a spectrum of EI-based leadership competencies that each helps a leader be more effective.

 

"Here are some questions that will help you reflect on your own mix of strengths and limits in EI. This is not a “test” of EI, but a “taste” to get you thinking about your own competencies:"

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How Meeker's 'Internet Trends 2013' Became the Most-Viral Deck on SlideShare

How Meeker's 'Internet Trends 2013' Became the Most-Viral Deck on SlideShare | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Ross Mayfield

 

"Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2013 report became the most viral presentation on SlideShare: It got 1 million views in just four days. How and why did it spread so fast? And how can others replicate such success?

 

"We decided to take an in-depth look at the waves of traffic Meeker’s deck brought — when it got spikes, who picked it up, where it got shared. And we compared it to the waves of traffic we’ve seen with other viral hits on SlideShare. What we found: Meeker’s deck has more virality to come. Top presentations on SlideShare often have a second life, where a delayed wave of people find the deck via search and embed and share, making it viral once again."

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Ten mistakes we make with our personal brand on Linked In | Transformational Leadership

Ten mistakes we make with our personal brand on Linked In | Transformational Leadership | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Want to improve your Linked In profile? Here is a check-list of the most important do's and don'ts for your online brand presence.

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Chad Keiser's curator insight, June 25, 2013 2:21 PM

Great insight on Projecting and Projecting your personal brand on LinkedIn

GUVI Blogs's curator insight, June 27, 2013 12:47 PM

Good one !!

Chad Keiser's curator insight, May 23, 2014 10:21 AM

Want to improve your Linked In profile? Here is a check-list of the most important do's and don'ts for your online brand presence.

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Why Content Curation and Crowdsourcing Will Change Everything

Why Content Curation and Crowdsourcing Will Change Everything | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

From the original article by Tom George on his "Internet Billboards".
Here are some interesting excerpts from the post about content curation.
"After having spent the better part of four years curating content from renowned bloggers, journalists and authors as well as building a platform here on Internet Billboards, which has evolved into a wonderful community of content curator’s.

Here is my definition of content curation. A content curator is someone who finds, organizes, presents and shares valuable information (content) in many forms, on a specific topic, in a way that provides special context and or a unique engagement with his or her readers. In actuality when done correctly, over time it positions the curator as an expert in his or her respective field and defines their reputation as a thought leader.

A good curator will mix curation with his or her own original content, to give interpretations for the express purpose of allowing others to form their own conclusions.
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Why curation and crowdsourcing will and should become more important to you. I will give you ten reasons.
1. There is just too much content;
2. Social Sites Are Full Of Spam;
3. Privacy concerns with big data;
4. Limiting risk and using many minds;
5. Technology must assist us and help us not hinder us;
6. People Will recognize the need to build meaningful relationships;
7. Information will flow freely;
8. Trust and authority will be the new currency;
9. Curation helps you establish relationships with thought leaders;
10. Crowd Sourcing can make things possible..."

The article is discussed with more information. Read full original post here:
http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/06/why-content-curation-and-crowdsourcing-will-change-everything/

 


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paul moss - teacher, learner's curator insight, August 8, 2013 6:03 PM

There is a glaring omission from the benefits list of crowd sourcing and content curation in terms of pedagogical value - please add in: it increases the possibility of constructivist learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:42 PM

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

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3 Tools To Discover Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience

3 Tools To Discover Great Relevant Content for Your Niche Audience | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Content curation: tools to help you find and share great content from other people alongside your own content.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:25 PM

Tools highlighted include Scoop.it, Newsle and Feedly.

AraujoFredy's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:32 AM
Cómo encontrar contenido relevante para su audiencia de nichoDesde www.socialmediaexaminer.com - 1 de julio de 13:55
Curaduría de contenidos: herramientas para ayudarle a encontrar y compartir un gran contenido de otras personas junto con su propio contenido.
Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, September 7, 2014 12:16 AM

Some good informaion

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AOL Reader Hands-on: New Solid Google Reader Replacement To Rival Feedly

AOL Reader Hands-on: New Solid Google Reader Replacement To Rival Feedly | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by The Next Web:
"Pitching with the slogan “all your favorite websites, in one place,” AOL’s Reader came as a surprise to us at first, but when you consider AOL’s history, much of it involved surfacing, creating and managing content. In fact, AOL’s content play, like Yahoo, is one of its strongest efforts, which is why this release isn’t that much of a stretch after all.

The design of AOL Reader won’t sweep you off your feet. The service features much of what you’d expect, and little more.

The service is entirely Web-based, but offers an optimized, touch-friendly design for mobile users. To sign up, use your AOL account (if you still have one); but you can also join via Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts, which is handy.

On first login, AOL Reader prompts you to add new subscriptions, and you have three ways to do so: import your feeds from another service (including Google Reader), add them manually, or browse through categories of sites suggested by AOL.

A number of different layouts are available, making AOL’s Reader a rather flexible solution.Additional features in AOL’s Reader include sharing to social networks, “simple tagging and organization capabilities,” read it later-style article saving, and an API which lets developers build third-party apps atop the service. Clearly, AOL is looking to rebuild the sort of ecosystem that Google decided to demolish..."

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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/06/24/aol-reader/

Try out it: http://reader.aol.com

 


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http://www.livetvchannelsz.com/
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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning | Free eBook

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning | Free eBook | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Fridolin Wild, Paul Lefrere & Peter Scott

Description from website

 

‘Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. This interactive and experimental resource discusses innovations which pave the way to open collaboration at scale. The book introduces methodological and technological breakthroughs via twelve chapters to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in schools, universities, and workplaces.

"The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute and the EU TELMap project have brought together the luminaries from the European research area to showcase their vision of the future of learning with technology via their recent research project work. The projects discussed range widely over the Technology Enhanced Learning area from: environments for responsive open learning, work-based reflection, work-based social creativity, serious games and many more."

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Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class | Salon

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class | Salon | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Scott Timberg

 

"Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often described as ‘visionary,’ ” Jennifer Kahn wrote in a 2011 New Yorker profile, “a word that manages to convey both a capacity for mercurial insight and a lack of practical job skills.”

 

"Raised mostly in Texas and New Mexico by bohemian parents who’d escaped anti-Semitic violence in Europe, he’s been a young disciple of Richard Feynman, an employee at Atari, a scholar at Columbia, a visiting artist at New York University, and a columnist for Discover magazine. He’s also a longtime composer and musician, and a collector of antique and archaic instruments, many of them Asian.

 

"His book continues his war on digital utopianism and his assertion of humanist and individualistic values in a hive-mind world. But Lanier still sees potential in digital technology: He just wants it reoriented away from its main role so far, which involves “spying” on citizens, creating a winner-take-all society, eroding professions and, in exchange, throwing bonbons to the crowd.

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"his week sees the publication of “Who Owns the Future?,” which digs into technology, economics and culture in unconventional ways. (How is a pirated music file like a 21st century mortgage?) Lanier argues that there is little essential difference between Facebook and a digital trading company, or Amazon and an enormous bank. (“Stanford sometimes seems like one of the Silicon Valley companies.”)

 

"Much of the book looks at the way Internet technology threatens to destroy the middle class by first eroding employment and job security, along with various “levees” that give the economic middle stability."

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Bigfoot, Goldilocks, and Moonshots: A Report from the Frontiers of Personalized Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Bigfoot, Goldilocks, and Moonshots: A Report from the Frontiers of Personalized Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The creativity of higher education innovators has produced three categories of solutions with the potential to break the "iron triangle" of cost, quality, and access.


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Assigning Wikipedia editing: Triangulation toward understanding university student engagement | Roth | First Monday

Assigning Wikipedia editing: Triangulation toward understanding university student engagement | Roth | First Monday | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it


Professors across the United States participated in the first direct effort by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non–profit organization supporting Wikipedia, to engage the academic community and use Wikipedia in a class assignment. Three project participants, from different areas of study, conducted independent research into university student motivations for a Wikipedia assignment. We triangulate those data in this paper to describe how student motivations differ for a Wikipedia assignment from a traditional research paper assignment. Several themes emerged through the research and many of the dominant themes were linked. The global audience both motivated and intimidated students. Students appreciated the usefulness of contributing to Wikipedia and found satisfaction in making information accessible to the public worldwide. Students engaged with an online community and appreciated feedback and collaboration. Some recognized a degree of possessiveness that they felt toward the article. Both instructors and students observed that student research and writing skills improved. Qualitative data from both students and professors indicates that in learning basic writing skills, a Wikipedia writing assignment is comparable to a traditional research paper, however, students are more engaged in a Wikipedia assignment.


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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Data Matters: The Future of EdTech Depends on Sharing Information

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Data Matters: The Future of EdTech Depends on Sharing Information | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

If the investment in digital technology and gaming in schools is going to continue to grow, it is up to game developers and companies to do a better job sharing information about what games work and for what kind of learners. That was the message from the deputy director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who oversees investment in what the foundation dubs the next generation of K-12 education in the U.S. last week.

Stacey Childress said the coming five years represented a real opportunity for digital content developers, but only if they change the way they currently operate.


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How Can We Not? A reawakening for the importance of artistic expression in the classroom | The Inspired Classroom

How Can We Not? A reawakening for the importance of artistic expression in the classroom | The Inspired Classroom | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Blog author Elizabeth M. Peterson

Guest Post by Amy Mitchell

 

"My Third Grade class learned the multiplication tables this year and as a way to extend this learning, they learned how to draw multiplication fact stars.   These stars are quite intricate and call upon the students to be exact in their work or as referred to in the Common Core State Math Standards, “precision”.    I have found that these stars provide a new motivator for learning multiplication facts – if a student misses a math fact or does not do one correctly, their star will not be produced in the way the student hopes it will.      I have witnessed my most reluctant students persevere and try again and again to perfect their creations.    I have used the visual arts in my classroom in the development of these stars and we have also created these stars as a whole class using string so that a kinesthetic component is involved as well.

 

"The arts are more than just window dressing and making the classroom look pretty.    There are powerful learning objectives and messages behind each artistic activity that is done.    This is the place where it is acceptable for students to take risks, think outside the box and try something new that they didn’t think they could do before.   It is an opportunity for students to make their thinking visible and appreciated by their peers in all new ways.  It breaks down barriers between students.  Even those students who are most challenged by academic expectations become truly a part of the classroom experience alongside their peers."

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Online Content Curation Master Class with Robin Good: TheNextWeb Academy

Online Content Curation Master Class with Robin Good: TheNextWeb Academy | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's comment, July 6, 2013 4:18 PM
Thanks a lot Ken, very much appreciated indeed. :-)
Robin Good's comment, July 6, 2013 4:18 PM
Thank you Dennis T., you are too kind.
John Poole's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:57 AM

Rich source of intelligence on curation

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What You Need to Know About the Millennial Generation

What You Need to Know About the Millennial Generation | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Don Baer

 

"There is something brewing in the world that is hard to imagine, at least for certified members of the Baby Boom generation such as myself. We have always been the pig in the python forcing the direction of so many policies, trends and phenomena for so many decades. Yet, now there is another generational cohort coming to have more influence over the direction of the world than ours: The Millennials, born in the 1980s and ‘90s, who are playing an increasingly defining role determining what we buy, how we govern and why we make all kinds of decisions as a society and in our economy that could set our course for years to come.

 

"Indeed, everywhere I go, I talk with leaders in the private and public sectors hungry to know more about Millennials. With half the world’s population under 25 years old, it is understandable why. So, to learn as much as possible about this crucial group, we worked with our client Telefónica, one of the world’s leading communications and technology companies, to develop the most extensive opinion survey of the Millennial Generation ever conducted – 12,000 respondents between the ages of 18 and 30 in 27 countries on every continent. Telefónica partnered with the prestigious Financial Times on the survey, which our sister market research firm Penn, Schoen and Berland spent months conducting. The survey findings were revealed recently at major events in London and Sao Paolo, with more outreach continuing around the world. A full report on the survey can be found athttp://survey.telefonica.com/."

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Games for Change: One Week Later | Education and Efficacy

Games for Change: One Week Later | Education and Efficacy | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Joe Ballou

 

"I had the privilege of attending the Games for Change Festival last week and working for the Festival's social media team. I attended and live tweeted many of the talks and panels, and was struck with two common threads found across the most of the discourse: games as art, and games as business."

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Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator

Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Mashable:
"Today, however, curation encompasses a whole new catalog of professions, brands and tools — and most revolve around the web.

A curator ingests, analyzes and contextualizes web content and information of a particular nature onto a platform or into a format we can understand. In other words, a curator is like that person at the beach with the metal detector, surfacing items and relics of perceived value. Only, a web curator shares those gems of content with their online audiences.

Some believe "curator" to be a reappropriated, throwaway term, one that simply elevates marginally focused web users.

Some media sites choose to curate articles already published and reported by other sites. For instance, Boing Boing and The Awl feed links that reference news reported by other sites around the web, tailoring content that will resonate with their readership.

More and more people are taking the reins into their own hands. Consumer curators are flocking to sites like The Fancy to browse products and silo them into categories. Other curation tools aren't as consumer-driven but nonetheless help users organize and structure web content that matters to them.

As much as the term gets criticized, curation requires patience, resourcefulness and a keen editing eye. It means becoming fluent in one particular dialect of the web, versus trying to speak its entire language. It's the reason journalists have beats, and the reason you chose one major in college, instead of seven.
Perhaps the best part? Curation is a never-ending job, and it never gets boring..."

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http://mashable.com/2013/05/09/curator/

 


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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:51 PM

Excelente artículo en Mashable de Stephanie Buck que nos habla de este nuevo perfil profesional que está irrumpiendo con fuerza en el marketing de contenidos, el Content Curator.

Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:39 PM

Love this. Debunked and clarified.

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Content Curation Tool: eduClipper Launches Its "Pinterest For Education"

Content Curation Tool: eduClipper Launches Its "Pinterest For Education" | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article on TechCrunch:
"This week the teacher-turned-entrepreneur Adam Below officially launched eduClipper, a platform that allows teachers and students to explore, share and contribute to a library of educational content. In both function and design, it’s essentially a Pinterest for education, with one notable difference: Because eduClipper is built exclusively for teachers and students, unlike Pinterest, you probably won’t find it blocked by your local school.

Educators and students can explore thousands of pieces of educational content, find lesson plans, resources and videos and search for the most popular content by subject or interest.

With eduClipper, users can share individual eduClips (or pieces of content) or eduClipboards (collections of content) with colleagues or students while cross-posting or embedding that content on other social platforms or sending them through email.

EduClips are created through the site’s bookmarklet (a Chrome extension), so once it’s installed in their browsers, teachers and students can grab any content they find on the web, Google Drive, Google Apps and more, and add them to their collection, i.e. their eduClipboards. Once grabbed, the site automatically grabs the source link, too, so that it’s easy to get back to the original content and easy to give proper citation.

Teachers and students can share these clipboards so that their classmates and colleagues can collaborate on assignments or in-class activities, create groups to share these resources with and align the content that’s clipped and shared to Common Core Standards. That’s the big advantage of eduClipper over Pinterest, that content can easily be organized and annotated for each class or subject by way of these learning collections. It also has the benefit of being created by a teacher who has spent the last five years searching for and curating the web’s best educational content..."

Read full review article by TechCrunch here:
http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/02/educlipper-launches-its-pinterest-for-education-to-bring-better-crowdsourced-curation-sharing-to-the-classroom/

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Anna Vidal Oldham's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:49 AM

Great tool!

 

Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:55 AM

EduClipper: para hacer curaduría de contenidos educativos.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:30 AM

Zo te zien een prachtige manier om op een Pinterest-achtige manier online info en content te verzamelen voor in de klas. Iedere leerling kan er aan bijdragen en notities toevoegen via een bookmark app in Chrome. De originele link / vindplaats wordt tegelijk opgeslagen. Nice.

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From Creating To Sense-Making: That's What Curation Is All About


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Freddy Monteiro's curator insight, June 23, 2013 8:01 AM

Will content curation shape the way we rank scientific journals/articles?

Stephen Dale's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:26 AM

With almost anyone now able to generate and publish content, finding relevance (signal to noise) is precoccupying knowledge workers everywhere. Sense-making, new media literacy and the ability to understand concepts across a wide range of disciplines are ctitical skills for the content curator in cutting through the noise to find that all important signal. Effective content curation will help us to focus and make sense of our complex and ambiguous world, to understand context and ultimately to make better decisons. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 5, 2013 5:24 PM

Good stuff on the last page about essential job skills and curation skills.  

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How to Reboot Your News Reading After Google Reader's Death | Fast Company

How to Reboot Your News Reading After Google Reader's Death | Fast Company | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Kevin Purdy

 

"Back in the early, buzzy days of what we called Web 2.0 (say, 2007), web addicts used Google to find neat links and used Digg to share them. Now Google wants to capture your sharing, Digg is a space to find things, and Digg is launching a Readerthat is basically a Google Reader reboot—along with Feedly, AOL Reader, Reeder, andFacebook.

 

"What is Digg and its peers giving us? A chance to start over, after the Google Reader funeral on July 1. You can import your entire Reader collection into these other options and start using them just like you did Reader--but you should not do that. Years of using Reader, and believing that you could always return to it to tidy things up, have likely given you a lazy list of feeds. Believe me, I know.

 

"As an editor at Lifehacker for more than 3 years, I spent hours of every work day inside Reader. I added a handful of new feeds every week, sometimes more. I set up folders by category, by "priority," by whim. In the end, it all became too much, and I just scanned the "All Items" list for as long as I could manage, hoping to wander past some magic. You don't want magic; you want to feel like you created your own newspaper, edited by someone smart (you).

 

"Whether you start using Digg Reader or choose another of the Reader replacements, refer back to these tips on making it work for you, whether you're an old Reader hand or just discovering this whole RSS-as-thought-stream space that Google gave up on."

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Seven Ways To Be Indispensable At Work In 2013 | Forbes

Seven Ways To Be Indispensable At Work In 2013 | Forbes | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Meghan Casserly

 

“The prevailing wisdom has been that to get ahead, you should learn something from one company and move on—and up—at the next,” says Brian Kropp, a managing director at CEB, an executive advisory firm which offers data analysis of more than 50,000 employee surveys from 10,000 organizations. “But that only produces short-term effects. In the new workplace we’re seeing greater emphasis on relationships,” he says, which means veteran employees are at a far greater advantage. According to CEB research, longer-tenured workers are beginning to rise to positions of success more quickly than those who move every few years.

 

"So what does this mean for 2013 career resolutions? Ditch the job boards and set to work making yourself an indispensable employee.

 

“Being indispensable is about being the best,” says Lucy Leske, Vice President and Co-Director,Education Practice at the executive search firm, Witt/Kieffer. “If you’re always striving to be a better, more valuable contributor, people will inevitably take note and you will get ahead.”

Without further pontification, seven simple strategies to becoming indispensable in 2013."

Jim Lerman's insight:

With the changes produced in the workplace by digital technology, this list of career advancement strategies seems to come from a place of wisdom.

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