Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. Continue reading →
As far as the people buying from you are concerned, your business is not simply what you do. It's also how you do it and why you do it. Whether they realize it or not, your customers will internalize all of this as they form this relationship with your company. Gaining new customers and keeping existing customers is relationship-building, plain and simple, and demands that you be values-driven, positive and trustworthy, just as in your personal relationships.
If you don't think educators (esp. Librarians!) need think about branding, I do believe one should look at the future of education and the health our profession!
Are there still jobs for librarians? artsHub Australia (subscription) Mary Mavroudis, Information Specialist at a university library for the past 18 years, similarly perceived fundamental changes to her role.
Gale Expands Product Strategy and Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library Needs New STEM eBooks from Springer and Elsevier bring first of many chang
Gale Expands Product Strategy and Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library NeedsNew STEM eBooks from Springer and Elsevier bring first of many changes to GVRL - LOVE me some Gale Cengage Learning!
This archived webinar provides insight into the ways BrainPOP content is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
"In this archived webinar, members of the BrainPOP Educators team explore the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the ways BrainPOP supports student achievement to meet them. Learn how the Common Core has influenced our plans for future content and features on BrainPOP and BrainPOP Educators"
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …
Having a steady flow of engaging and valuable content is a constant challenge for most businesses and brands. Finding relevant content to your business, posting it to your social media channels, and engaging with your audience around other organizations’ content can be amazing for your business’ social media channels for reasons of its own.
Inspired ideas, easily adapted to the Education profession
The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.
After familiarizing kiddos with properly navigating smartphone apps, challenge some of the more tech-oriented ones to design and develop their own; Stanford already offers an open-source class on the subject!
It seems that Shia LaBeouf isn't the only one getting in trouble for 'being inspired' by the works of the others - French viral video site Minutebuzz is in hot water for selling plagiarized love story to Coca Cola
Creating vs. curating. If you work in marketing, or maybe even if you don't, I'm sure you've been a witness to this content debate at one point or another. There are numerous arguments for each side, and ultimately, both are included in any successful content strategy.
The ideal mix between content curation and original content creation is a debate that I often find myself having with my colleagues and industry peers. So, in the spirit of Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend, I decided to ask the experts what they thought in a matchup that I've officially dubbed Content Super Bowl I. Continue reading →
Somehow curation won with the points I gave (never trust me with points in regards to any sport!) LOL
I should have called it a tie!
Because I think to be a powerful curator & educator in social media you need to be both generously sharing but also creating!
Final word, I was HONORED to be asked to contribute! W00t!
As the concept of BYOD gains more and more in popularity, several school districts are embracing it as an integrative technology framework to solve issues related to technology access and availability in schools. I have already created a page here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning packed full of resources and materials to help you better understand the philosophy underlying BYOD concept. however, today, I am sharing with you this wonderful chart created by Laurens Derks and featured in BYODSandpit.