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875 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OpenCulture

875 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OpenCulture | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Download 875 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.

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Wow,all academic topics are represented and significant STEM based learning...ALL FREE to access to learn!

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Curation - The Next Web Revolution - ScentTrail Marketing

Curation - The Next Web Revolution - ScentTrail Marketing | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Reading Steve Rosenbaum’s 4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web helped confirm a sneaking suspicion – curation will be the next web revolution. If Web 1.0 was about online access and Web 2.0 is about social nets Web 3.0 will be coring down to content that really matters. We don’t goRead More
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Another interesting future trends in marketing, While a bit dated, still contains applicable information.

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The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
The Port Solar Charger from XD Design allows gadget geeks to turn any window into a power outlet by attaching to the glass.

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This is an aside from Educational Technology, but i use solar panels on my sailboat with great success, these seem to be a great way to ad small amounts of solar capacity easily. And is just a cool idea!

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Techstore's curator insight, April 24, 9:49 AM

The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets #gadgets #mobile #tech

Teri Thomas's curator insight, April 24, 1:40 PM

Tres chic!

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How Moz and HubSpot REALLY Do SEO

How Moz and HubSpot REALLY Do SEO | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it

Google has long been telling us to focus our attention towards the user and not the search engine. Sure, it offers some best technical practices, but its goal is to serve up the most helpful content—utility—to its users. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 14, 7:05 PM

Chad Pollitt makes a lot of good points in that post: as you know if you've followed this topic for some time, SEO is not about back-linking and other outdated techniques any more. It's about good quality content that we - humans - like to read because they answer our questions. Now what are ways to build such content at scale? Here are some tips based on some of the leading content marketers: Moz and HubSpot. 

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How I Use Scoop.it To Find Content Marketing's Over / Under - @Scenttrail

How I Use Scoop.it To Find Content Marketing's Over / Under - @Scenttrail | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it

Visual Marketing Over/Under or How I Use Scoop.it
Friends like +Phil Buckley and +Mark Traphagen are curious about how and why I use Scoop.it. This G+ post shares a detailed analysis of how Scoop.it helps reduce #contentmarketing risks, provides fast feedback to influence social media marketing and creates a safe envrionment to test assumptions, create validated learning and learn fast. 


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Ally Greer's curator insight, March 19, 11:41 PM

We're always finding different ways to use Scoop.it, mostly coming from the intelligent community of curators that has manifested itself over the last few years.


Scoop.it Specialist @Martin (Marty) Smith wrote an explanation of how he's using Scoop.it to gauge interest in potential original content. When his posts on Scoop.it do well, he is able to see what his audience likes, and create content along the same vein.


He also explains some of the SEO benefits seen by other Scoopiteers like @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com.


Read Marty's post to find new creative ways to measure the potential success of content using Scoop.it and share your thoughts in the comments!

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, March 20, 12:06 AM
Thanks for the share @Ally Greer. Don't like the RISK FACTORS without @Scoop.it since each post puts modeled and valuable websites at risk. Better to test with the "fastest feedback loop in the west" :). Marty
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Learning Management Systems: The Good, Bad & Missing - e-Learning Feeds

Learning Management Systems: The Good, Bad & Missing - e-Learning Feeds | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Not only do Learning Management Systems do different things, they are also designed to meet the needs of different groups of people in different ways.
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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | TeachThought

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | TeachThought | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
What is 21st century learning, and how do networks and technology function within it?

 

In pursuit, the theme of “21st century learning” often surfaces, a popular label that, while perhaps cliche, still seems to be necessary as we iterate learning models, fold in digital media resources, and incorporate constantly changing technology to an already chaotic event (i.e., learning).

 

This has produced our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning, a kind of overview we created in 2009, and our Inside-Out School model that is meant to be a kind of bridge between current school design and what’s possible moving forward.


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Ross M. Adcock's curator insight, March 24, 11:39 PM

A great look into new channels of learning that need to be addressed and accommodated for in the modern classroom, involving concepts such as media literacy, autonomy and creative thinking. This post on TeachThought is a great example of teachers thinking about how to best evolve their teaching practices to suit their students' needs.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, March 25, 4:48 AM

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

1. Dialogic Response: Learning is a conversation–whether personal, local, and direct.

2. Community Interaction

3. Abstraction & Creativity: Creativity isn’t just art and whimsy.

4. Media Literacy: Digital media evolves constantly.

5. Play: This is the opposite of compliant response to teacher-centered environments.

6. Self-Directed Learning: broadly can include academic response, project-based learning, game-based learning, and  other learning forms

Brad Merrick's curator insight, March 25, 7:14 AM

Places emphasis on the need to encourage thinking and play as we learn, trusting the individual and encouraging their creativity.

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875 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OpenCulture

875 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OpenCulture | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Download 875 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 22, 9:37 PM

Wow,all academic topics are represented and significant STEM based learning...ALL FREE to access to learn!

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4 ways to leverage the Interest Graph through impacting Content Curation

4 ways to leverage the Interest Graph through impacting Content Curation | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it

As the volume of content published on the Internet continues to grow, consumers can help shield themselves from the noise that doesn't matter to them by curating only the content that matters on interest graph platforms


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, January 22, 4:49 PM

Content curation and the Interest Graph are two different things but are deeply connected. While some content curators like Maria Popova are great at being eclectic, a lot of value to readers come from being able to discover and read from publishers who address the specific niches they're interested in. 


Chad Politt from Digital Relevance clearly establishes that connexion in this contribution to the Huff Post and I would draw the following conclusions for content strategists and content curators:


1. Leverage the interest-graph on platforms where you can easily be discovered by people who can then share your curated or created content: Scoop.it is of course one of them but Quora is another and Reddit also adds value there (I would actually challenge the notion that Twitter is really interest-based: when you're on a niche and you're not Justin Bieber, it's actually hard to be discovered just by being on Twitter).


2. Don't expect readers or machines to do all the work: add context and value to connect the dots as content curators should to make the highest impact to readers. Tell them what's in it for them so that they memorize you - not the machine or the Twitter algorithm - as the essential resource that brought them that knowledge. 


3. Be clear on your topic(s): you can have several target segments in your audience but defining topics where you'll be consistently able to publish your own content or relevant third-party content will help you raise above the noise. All the more than as Chad points out, social networks and search engine will be better and better at surfacing content specifically on readers' interests. As an example of that, we've now seen the share of traffic from Google Search to Scoop.it topic pages raise to 40%+ through the various algorithm changes they went through. 


4. Be your own content platform: if you're just sharing content on social networks, you're missing out. Bringing readers to your own content hub will help readers idenitfy your expertise on a specific topic and remember your brand. It will also create higher engagement: visitors to Scoop.it pages read on average ~3 pieces of content which is much higher than what you'd get from a simple click on a Facebook post. 


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Active Learning Has an Ancient History

Active Learning Has an Ancient History | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Lecturing came first. It has always been with us. Active learning came later. It has been on the scene for a relatively short time. Right? To the contrary, while lecturing has a medieval history, a...
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Bainbridge school board approves eight career-focused courses - Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge school board approves eight career-focused courses - Bainbridge Island Review | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Bainbridge school board approves eight career-focused courses
Bainbridge Island Review
State legislation voted to increase instructional hours for grades 7-12 by 80 hours last year, upping the minimum from 1,000 to 1,080 hours in a school year.
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Movies Of The Past That Correctly Predicted The Technology We Have Today

Movies Of The Past That Correctly Predicted The Technology We Have Today | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
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Movie makers have been creating visions of the future that include incredible technology and scientific breakthroughs seemingly far ahead of their time.

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I've been saying this for years. If the new crop of sci-fi is accurate, we're in deep trouble!

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HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School

HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
LibGuides. GENERAL: Citing Sources. HOME.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:28 AM

Good graphic to pull it together visually.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:29 AM

Good use of a graphic to pull plagiarism together visually.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 5:08 AM

Easy to understand guide to avoiding plagiarism

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Creating the Foundations for a Blended Environment | Instructional Design Innovations, LLC

Creating the Foundations for a Blended Environment | Instructional Design Innovations, LLC | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
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Brands Under ATTACK: 5 Ninjas - ScentTrail Marketing

Brands Under ATTACK: 5 Ninjas - ScentTrail Marketing | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Brands are under attack by 5 Ninja: clean slate, social media, death of old media, mobile & User Generated Content. How defeat attacking Ninja horde?
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Interesting article on potential future scenarios in content marketing and management.

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Content Shock - What 24 Content Marketing Experts Think - Heidi Cohen

Content Shock - What 24 Content Marketing Experts Think - Heidi Cohen | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Is content shock real? Mark Schaefer defined the term. Here is what 23 content marketing experts think about content shock.
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Interestingly enough, I agree with both positions, that "Content Shock" exists, is not new, but is a newer term for something that has been evolving for a longer time. Like any maturing discipline, there are those who get in early, when markets are more accessible. As a discipline or industry matures, it evolves.

 

As far as people or firms, as more get involved, it will be tougher (but not impossible) for new players to get into the game. However, increases in population, combined with older firms who will rest on their laurels (which invariably happens - think of how Square-up changed the credit card game in about 6 months), new players will get involved - until yet another newer, better, disruptive technology takes over, starting the cycle yet again... 

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3 metrics of content marketing success

3 metrics of content marketing success | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it

The team at Brandpoint, a leading provider of content-based marketing solutions, helps their clients get their brand message out, establish their thought leadership and credibility within their industries. Here’s how they suggest that you track your content marketing success.


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Ally Greer's curator insight, March 11, 5:00 PM

Great infographic: it tells about three things to look for when determining whether your content is successful or not.


What would you add?

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Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom

Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Blended learning combines the best of online learning with traditional teaching. The educational trend is showing results – higher test scores, happier teachers and students – as more schools adopt and adapt it.
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I am a big proponent of the "Blended Learning" model. With proper use, you are able to take advantage of the benefits of both online, and F2F learning. However, proper design and implementation are key to success.

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Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are rejecting legions of students they once would have accepted.
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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | EmergingEdTech

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | EmergingEdTech | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking for Tips).


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 25, 5:43 AM

These are excellent and intuitive,  web based applications for any teaching and learning environments...FREE.

 

Don't be afraid to try even make mistakes because that's the fun of learning. Enjoy this learning adventure!

 

I have added all of them to my teaching resources links.

Sue Reed's curator insight, March 28, 12:35 PM

Free, fun web apps for teachers to consider...

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Facebook's Bait And Switch: Better To Be PIRATE than NAVY

Facebook's Bait And Switch: Better To Be PIRATE than NAVY | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Facebook pulled the best practical joke of the internet age: the company convinced countless celebrities, bands, and "brands" that its service was the best way to reach people with eyeballs and money. Maybe it is! But now that companies have taken the bait, Facebook is holding the whole operation hostage.

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This has been happening regularly on the Fb site I manage. More likes, yet less visibility for posts, thought it was just me. Happening to you? Read this article.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 20, 12:29 AM

My disdain for Facebook continues as they tighten "edgerank" otherwise known as how they stop you from showing your content to your followers down to 1% or 2%.


If that sounds like the most successful bait and switch Ponzi scheme ever created you are thinking what I am thinking...that and NEVER AGAIN do I even contemplate putting branded content on that PIRATE network. 

How does the saying go? Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on ME. Never again. 

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"Bait & switch" is the essence of most "free" services
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Content Curation and the Interest Graph: Delivering Context to the Consumer

Content Curation and the Interest Graph: Delivering Context to the Consumer | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Today's social media and content distribution platforms are content curation engines at their core. It's the curation of content on these platforms by consumers that empowers marketers with the ability to only deliver proper, prudent content with con...
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Grow the 8% (Infographic)

Grow the 8% (Infographic) | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
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Food for Thought

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Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk - YouTube

In this revealing documentary, veteran correspondent John Merrow takes you behind the ivy-covered walls of our colleges and universities to see if they are d...
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It seems hard to understand the disconnect of our culture regarding the increased importance of education, especially in an era where manufacturing jobs have moved offshore, never to return. While there were many underpinnings in the rise of the U.S. to international prominence, education probably was the most important.

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | TeachThought

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | TeachThought | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

 

The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports.

 

But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 2, 6:50 PM

This is an excellent resource guide for Google Drive within your teaching and learning environment.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 3, 1:20 PM

Highly recommendable! I use it a lot

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Student debt may hurt housing recovery

Student debt may hurt housing recovery | The Educational Technologist | Scoop.it
Loans may keep some first-time buyers from saving for a down payment or obtaining a mortgage.
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Marc Ravaris's comment, February 18, 2:35 PM
Another reason why we should stop talking about "economic recovery' as if the continuing economic condition is simply a cyclic downturn that we'll work our way through, given enough time. Remember, the Japanese economy has been stagnant for about 20 years.