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The Care and Feeding of Your Blog - The Blog Post! w/ TIPS!   #TLChat @suewaters

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Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect...

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I am so glad that level headed librarian professionals are out there reassuring us that we are still vital and the new tech innovations that come out are an enhancement and not a replacement.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 30, 6:26 AM

With so much scariness out there, Dave concludes: "Thank goodness there are librarians who long ago realized that it is not the size of your collection, but the reach of your community that really matters."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 31, 6:00 PM

And they should and at the same transform finding new roles to play in communities.

 

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, Today, 5:19 AM

Today I offered a student an ebook version of a book she wanted as the print version is out on loan.  She opted for putting the print version on hold and taking out the next in the series instead.

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Content Curation in the classroom: Scoop.it interview at the Ohio University

A class from Ohio University's social media certificate program called Content Curation skyped with the CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it, a social curation site. Students live-tweeted to capture the advice and inspiration from Scoop.it CEO & Co-Founder, uillaume Decugis.

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Scoopit is my #1 Content Curation destination!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 22, 11:46 PM

Understanding content curation as part of information fluency is one of the projects in UW-Stout's E-Learning for Educators course. Our students create their own Scoop.it digital magazines based on their own specific interests.  It's a class favorite every semester! 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 31, 8:48 PM

Curaduría de contenidos en el aula.

Morgane Chevalier, PMP's curator insight, July 31, 9:19 PM

Je l'enseigne en formation continue de mon côté :-)

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Shannon McClintock Miller, district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, asked students from around the world what they wanted from school. She shares their responses – and how educators can address them – in this keynote address for the K12online conference.
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A nice addition or companion to the Speak Up National Research Project & Survey which includes over 2.2 million students, parents and educators

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What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books

What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Those predicting the demise of public libraries aren't reading closely enough.
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Oh No He diiiddn't! Hating on @worstall and loving on @sesmithwrites  ---- Really?  People still don't get this?

Sheesh - how backward! -


Libraries, both school & public, are democratic FREE Community Information Commons and a place of refuge and resources for learners of all ages!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 30, 5:51 PM

The library is not just books. It includes books, digital technologies, helpful humans, etc. Perhaps, the library's death has been greatly exaggerated.

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3 Years Later, Google+ Drops Its Dumb Real Name Rule And Apologizes | TechCrunch

3 Years Later, Google+ Drops Its Dumb Real Name Rule And Apologizes | TechCrunch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Since Google+ launched, many have complained about the service's requirement that users use their real names. Complaints grew ever louder once Google started..
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For someone who has gone transparent - not big whoop for me but I DID have worries for someone who could not (for personal or safety reasons) use their given name for ALL Google interactions.

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10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius

10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You love it when you don\'t know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and other soc

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Great for back to school Prof Dev! Share w/ your peeps!

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 21, 12:44 AM

ah this is nice!

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2:00 PM

This is a fun way to think about the teachers that work with on a daily basis.

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Content is king: easy & simple ways to curate relevant content

Content is King: we've heard this sentence so much that for a lot of us it can become a factor of stress and frustration. Are you suffering content FOMO? Relax: content curation is here to the rescue. And here's how to make it practical and easy through hands-on best practices and tips as well as free or freemium tools to stop worrying about not doing enough with content. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, June 12, 5:15 PM

These are the slides of a talk I gave to the Social Media for Non-Profits conference on June 11 in Mountain View. 


Like many large and small businesses, non-profits are often looking at social media in general and content in particular as a huge opportunity to embrace but also one that is hard to master. Limited resources, lack of inspiration, lack of credibility are often mentioned as blocking factors so that overall a lot of people are left with fear of missing out. 


My talk was thus on how to relieve that stress by using content curation - which in itself is not easy but can become much easier with the appropriate tools or combination of tools. 


The presentation covers the key benefits of a good content strategy, how content curation can help as well as best practices, tools and a few case studies as well. 

Burrough's curator insight, June 15, 6:15 AM

Great tips on the why and how of content curation. Also some new content discovery tools I haven't heard of before. Off to investigate!

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Advices are king !
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Teachers interested in trying the flipped classroom model often ask me for recommendations for video creation tools. They also often ask me for ideas on sharing videos without using YouTube. One answer to both of these questions is to useeduClipper.

On the free eduClipper iPad app you can create instructional videos on a whiteboard in the Khan Academy style. You can also use the app to create a video in which you annotate an image or document while talking about it. After creating your video you can save it to an eduClipper board that you have shared with your students through the eduClipper classroom setting. Your students can view the videos on their iPads or in the web browsers on their laptops."


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AWESOME!!

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Laurence Le Poder's curator insight, July 14, 5:15 AM

A tester

Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 14, 10:22 PM

Great flipping classroom ideas

Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 17, 2:46 AM

A couple of good tols to create instructional videos,. Especially interesting the first one , as you can create videos with your iPad.

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Google Quality Guidelines Leaked

Google Quality Guidelines Leaked | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An overview of the leaked Google Quality Guidelines

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Fascinating!

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CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift

CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

AddreIn an effort to address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, the Chicago Public Library (CPL), and New York Public Library (NYPL) on June 23 announced new programs that will allow patrons to check out and take home wifi hotspots. NYPL’s “Check Out the Internet,” and CPL’s “Internet to Go” programs are made possible, in part, by grants awarded this week by the Knight News Challenge, a competition developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Mozilla, to fund and promote projects committed to making the Internet an open, equitable platform.


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How can giving out WiFi hotspots change the world? READ THIS!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 26, 5:15 AM

Addressing a critical equity issue.

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The You Want to Know About Copyright in Education Infographic

The You Want to Know About Copyright in Education Infographic | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

As I’ve mentioned before—it is not only important for educators to encourage students to push the technological envelope, but it’s equally essential that we teach them to navigate the digital world in a responsible manner. But in order to do so, we must first become familiar with copyright rules and fair use guidelines ourselves—a task that can seem very daunting and frustrating at times.

 

If you’ve ever used online materials for teaching and learning, then I’m sure you have wondered one or more of the following: Do I need permission to use this image? Can I share this video on my classroom web site? Would it be best for my me and/or my students to create my/their own media?

 

Well, it may not answer all of your burning questions, but the copyright flowchart shown below will surely help with some of the confusion surrounding this very relevant and significant topic.

 


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This is pretty awesome!

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 20, 5:35 AM

This is a great visual on Copyright in Education.  

chris fiebrich's curator insight, July 21, 3:25 PM

Would be great to hang by the copier!

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Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academics Continue Flirting With a Former Foe: Wikipedia – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Crazy we're still talking about this, right?

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Real PBL teachers don’t do the work for their students

Real PBL teachers don’t do the work for their students | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of the scariest things about deciding to use a project-based learning approach with your students is letting go. My experience has been that even the most creative teachers who have taken the leap
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I am a big fan of PBL or Project Based Learning!

Let your ego go & trust in the kiddos!

Coach, don't create for them!

Cheer AND Challenge!

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Set Your Hook

Great hooks, like McGonigal’s provocative opening statement, get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming. They allow you to…

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It's good to be provocative, personal, & funny - whatever moves the message and grabs your audience.

That includes our kiddos, too you know!

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David Baker's curator insight, July 31, 12:01 PM

Powerful exploration of how to capture a group. Excellent Visuals

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What a 12 Year Old Has in Common With a Plagiarizing U.S. Senator

What a 12 Year Old Has in Common With a Plagiarizing U.S. Senator | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Parents beware: Children who don't take ownership for their mistakes may grow up to be adults who create public scandals.

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It's all about our choices which tell who we really are!

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Tiffany Whitehead's curator insight, July 30, 12:52 PM

Interesting article to spark discussion on plagiarism!

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26 Books for Kids Who Love Harry Potter - Imagination Soup

26 Books for Kids Who Love Harry Potter - Imagination Soup | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If your kids are big Harry Potter fans like mine are, here are 26 similar books they'll also love.
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I would add Midnight for Charley Bone (series of 8 books)  to this list!


British kids, special powers, legendary school, & BAD GUYS!


"Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for genius's where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead."

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You know you're a 21st century librarian when... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

You know you're a 21st century librarian when... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This came in the inbox this past week:





Doug,
I retired 2 years ago and enjoy this list ...
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Doug is just amazing. Full stop. I love everything he writes!

BFTP at it's best!  And yes, 5 years can fly by!

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Apple Has Paid $20 Billion To iOS Devs, Half Of It In The Past Year | TechCrunch

Apple Has Paid $20 Billion To iOS Devs, Half Of It In The Past Year | TechCrunch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A quick update for those keeping track of how well the iOS developer money train is chugging along: as of their earnings call this morning, Apple has paid out..
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For an Apple girl who always gives it a week or two before I do my OS updates - this is VERY interesting!

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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.


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More great info about Content Curation - I'm quite cra cra for curation!

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 19, 11:59 AM

Highlights the importance of digital curation as an important skill for teachers and students

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 20, 1:05 AM

School / Teacher librarians: go for Digital Literacy through content curation. Post with tools and practices

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2:02 PM

Curation - the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s). What a great skill to teach students

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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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SWEET!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 15, 11:49 PM

More resources for teachers to use. So glad people share, love sharing! 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 16, 4:52 AM

Something for our teachers.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 2:24 PM

In one of the newsletters information was shared on DPLA, if you missed it watch the video to learn more about The Digital Public Library of America.

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A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET

A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Be sure to check out my other Google Guides and Cheat Sheets !

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These are always FUN!

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Training in Business's curator insight, July 17, 2:24 AM

A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET

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A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET 

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Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn

Middle School Student-Parent Book Club - A Recipe for Success by Ann Hagedorn | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Ann Hagedorn writes: "When you say parents, middle school students, books, and reading some believe that it equals a recipe for disaster. Well, a few years ago a co-worker and I decided to try out this recipe- we created what we called a parent-child book club (still hate the name, but we couldn’t come up with anything better)."


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I feel the same way, Mary! But it's brilliant!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 25, 10:10 AM

I've thought about doing this for years, since parents seem to be reading so many young adult books now. I doubt I'll have time, but thought I'd share this for anyone more ambitious than I.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 25, 10:19 AM

Love this idea! 

Mark Hoffman's curator insight, June 27, 8:08 AM

Great idea.

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught. Acknowledging this aspect could be a missed opportunity to restructure ways teachers learn new skills and tactics.

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I've been a Thespian since the age 8. True dat.

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Spoofy Brilliance + the Anti-Anti-YA Book List, Compiled | ShelfTalker

Spoofy Brilliance + the Anti-Anti-YA Book List, Compiled | ShelfTalker | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
More than 100 richly rewarding YA reads, plus Kathleen Hale's delightful reply to Slate's Anti-YA article.
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Just HILARIOUS!!!!!

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Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation'

Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation' | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Both reformers and traditionalists view technology as a way to control students — and they're getting it very wrong.


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Some really great conversation starters here with kids and admins. Rather than fight high-tech cheating - let's empower kids to create to demonstrate information mastery. PBL is the way to go!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 15, 10:26 AM

Without a complete reconstruction of School, reform is just another form of surveillance. It acts against the democratic principles we espouse and works towards managing teaching and learning in School.