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Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop

Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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COOL EduHip-Hop! It's engaging, brilliant, and transformative!

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5 lessons we learned experimenting SlideShare as a visual blog

5 lessons we learned experimenting SlideShare as a visual blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
SlideShare is a great platform for visual content and an amazing company: in just a few years, it has become the YouTube of presentations, one of the Top 150 sites in the world with an impressive 3 Billion views per month from 60 million unique visitors. Perhaps like many others, I originally thought of SlideShare as a platform to use only on specific occasions: when I had talked at a conference, when we had produced great slides worth sharing or when we had something specifically visual to communicate. I had had great experience and results but I don’t talk to conferences every day and so I sometimes felt I was missing out. And then, one night of September last year, I heard Jason Miller present at one of our #leancontent events and it became all clear: the team and I realized we could use SlideShare in a very different way - not just as a tool to recycle and share what you already created for other purposes but as a media channel that we would update on a regular basis. In a word, as a visual blog.

We decided to try it: over the next few months, we tried to publish at least every other week to SlideShare, integrating it in our content calendar alongside our blog and our Scoop.it content curations.

These are the first results after 4 months running this experiment. Continue reading →

Via Linda Dougherty
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Brilliant!  Slideshare is one of those social media tools that has really had a great impact on my professional life!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 25, 2014 3:00 PM

Visual blogging?! What a cool idea!  Instead of stressing over writing a long blog post, just put ideas with images and precise titles to deliver ideas and resources into a slide presentation.  I could still post the images/slides onto a regular blog,.

Kim Parker's curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:34 AM

Interesting insights on using slideshare

GwynethJones's comment, April 5, 2014 1:18 PM
I SORTA did this with my post Transparency is the New Black http://bit.ly/1fN467k
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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

Via Karen Bonanno, Joyce Valenza
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All kinds of literacy and all are important to student and human growth!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:19 PM

Using Wikipedia to develop background knowledge, identify key words and phrases to assist in further searching and generally getting students immersed in content with the opportunity to explore other resources on the topic isn't such a bad thing.

 

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:23 AM

Such an interesting perspective on why the gatekeepers want to keep students away from Wikipedia.

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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 →
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Content Curation traffic: SEO vs Social Media

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Brand Storytelling Part 1: Fun And Profit - Video Maker Tips

Brand Storytelling Part 1: Fun And Profit - Video Maker Tips | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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.
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Great series!


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!

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Are there still jobs for librarians? - artsHub Australia

Are there still jobs for librarians? - artsHub Australia | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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.

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I hope there are jobs for librarians ALL OVER!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 8, 2014 4:30 PM

"Librarians have moved away from being curators of collections to curators of information and deliver information in many new different ways, beyond the physical library building,’ said Reynolds."

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Gale Expands Product Strategy and Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library Needs

Gale Expands Product Strategy and Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library Needs | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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
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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!
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Getting to the Core of it: BrainPOP and The Common Core State Standards | BrainPOP Educators

Getting to the Core of it: BrainPOP and The Common Core State Standards | BrainPOP Educators | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This archived webinar provides insight into the ways BrainPOP content is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
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"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"

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awesome curators do with their content. 


Via Guillaume Decugis
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Just pretty awesome! PLUS - Total Ninja slides! Clean, visual, & impressive!

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Fast Moving Targets's comment, February 11, 2014 12:10 PM
To be honest, all those people that want to be rock stars. From startups to content curators. Forget it! You're not!
Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:15 AM

Great tips!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:56 AM

Content curation is het systematisch verzamelen, selecteren en commentariëren van allerlei content die je op het web vindt met betrekking tot een topic die voor jou,  je organisatie en je publiek relevant is.

Het is o.a. een manier om je positie als "expert" op een bepaald gebied te versterken, om zelf op de hoogte te blijven van de ontwikkelingen in je vakgebied en om tegelijk  je publiek "op te voeden".

In deze presentatie vind je 10 praktische tips om dat proces vorm te geven.

Lees ook: http://www.socius.be/Content+curation

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The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills

The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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) …

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:41 AM

No matter what your field is, you should be a curator.

Library Staff's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:00 PM

Great infographic on the steps to effective curation.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Curation skilss
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Creating vs. Curating Social Media Content For Your Business | Social Media Today

Creating vs. Curating Social Media Content For Your Business | Social Media Today | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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.
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Inspired ideas, easily adapted to the Education profession

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Teacher’s online safety experiment takes trollish turn

Teacher’s online safety experiment takes trollish turn | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Trolls, trolls, everywhere!  

Why FB is also evilllll as in fruitts of the devill!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 2014 11:41 PM

I participated in this because I have the same concerns. It is unfortunate that there are people who do not get the need to balance things for children. They need to learn the risks, be guided by caring adults, and grow into their social media practice.

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"Digital Citizenship" - A Haiku Deck by Mary Clark

"Digital Citizenship" - A Haiku Deck by Mary Clark | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Digital Citizenship Preso based on Craig Badura's (@mrbadura) Digital Citizenship kit.

 


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Craig Badura (@mrbadura) shared his digital citizenship survival kit in a blog post, and graciously allowed me to create a Haiku Deck entirely borrowed from it!  Here's a link to the post: 

 

http://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/digital-survival/

 

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:11 PM

This is an interesting approach with some interesting text to go with images. It might be something students would be able to understand digital citizenship, particularly in younger grades.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Joquetta Johnson
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GAfE Baby!

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Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
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Validating Data in Google Forms

Validating Data in Google Forms | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Alice writes: "I love using Google Forms in my classroom to collect student work, and I know many others do as well. However, did you know that you could validate the data that you collect?"


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Validating Data in Google Forms + Twitter Book Reviews = WIN!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:08 PM

This would be great if you wanted students to write Twitter book reviews.  Set the character count to 140, then add to your library's Twitter feed!

Sample Student's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:40 PM

Sometimes Twitter is problematic for schools. But we can create our own Twitter-ish thread by using Google Forms... need to investigate further.. be back soon!

Søren Bech's curator insight, April 4, 2014 5:23 AM

Validering af data fra Googleforms - fint

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Women Won't Be Equal to Men in the Media Until 2085, Study Finds

Women Won't Be Equal to Men in the Media Until 2085, Study Finds | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new report reveals that male front-page bylines outnumbered female bylines nearly 3 to 1 at top newspapers during the 2012 presidential election, among other things.
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Sad news...but important to share with our girls this month!

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40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic

40 Quick Ways To Use Mobile Phones In Classrooms | Edudemic | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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!


Via Jon Samuelson, Lorelie Brokenshire, @GregEsteves
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We're not Quite ready for this in my school or district - but I can't wait until we are!

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:23 PM

BYOD is the wave of the future.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:32 PM

Using technology - smartphone apps

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The Future Of The Web Is Audible - Forbes

The Future Of The Web Is Audible - Forbes | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Future Of The Web Is Audible
Forbes
Google's Kurzweil sees a similarly opportunistic future where computers have the ability to read and understand the semantic content of a language.

Via Joyce Valenza
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I love audio books but are they the future, are voice commands and the Internet out loud the future?

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Comic Master: Graphic Novel Creator

Comic Master: Graphic Novel Creator | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Brought to you by Reading for Life, Comic Master allows users to create their own short graphic novel. 


Via Baiba Svenca, Jamie Forshey
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Giving Comic Life a run for its money?

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 17, 2014 10:07 AM

More than Bitstrips, it's creating a whole comic book.

T. Love's curator insight, March 27, 2014 2:13 PM

Will share this with a teacher who is preparing for a graphic novel unit. #graphicnovels #libchat #readingchat #edutechchat

Päivi Palosaari-Aubry's curator insight, September 2, 2014 5:22 AM

Learning & creativity - using comics and story telling in learning.

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David Angerhofer Nabs Archive Thieves at Maryland Historical Society

David Angerhofer Nabs Archive Thieves at Maryland Historical Society | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Bizarre Lives Of The Men Behind The Most Brazen Heist In Maryland History
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The Cupcake Crooks: Archivist David Angerhofer NABS History Thief at @MdHistoricalSoc #SuperHero  --- Brilliant but SHOCKING story of thieves stealing from America's archives!

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Why plagiarize when you can curate?

Why plagiarize when you can curate? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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


Via Guillaume Decugis
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Take that Shia! Attribution RULES!

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:05 AM
It looks like the race to content just did another victim which is none the less an Coca Cola. Brands and marketers still thinking originality = creation, be warned: in a web drowning in content, duplicating existing content doesn't add value. Curating it does.
Muriel Hug's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:50 AM

Unethical lack of inspiration there.. 

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Defining the PD roles of the librarian and tech specialist - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Defining the PD roles of the librarian and tech specialist - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For school districts that have both school librarians and technology integration specialis...

Via Joquetta Johnson
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We need to be like the CDC - everywhere! Brains....FRESH BRAINS!

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Content Super Bowl I: Creation takes on Curation

Content Super Bowl I: Creation takes on Curation | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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 →
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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!

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Librarians Need to Stand Up and Be Noticed - NYTimes.com

Librarians Need to Stand Up and Be Noticed - NYTimes.com | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Librarians need to establish a clear, pervasive, vibrant and involved presence in their schools, communities and on the Web. By Gwyneth A. Jones.
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My NYT Op-Ed piece why NOW is the time to esablish a clear vision and brand for our profession - Meat Dress Optional!

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Millennial Library Users Need … What?

Millennial Library Users Need … What? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Last August I found the MTV study – Young Millennials Will Keep Calm & Carry On – that surveyed Millennials in greater detail than ever before.

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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:31 PM

Understanding your audience is critical!