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4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about

4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about | omnia mea mecum fero |

Twitter is a powerful educational social networking website that has a huge potential for  teachers professional development.


Twitter is also ideal as a  PLN  where you get to connect with other educators from all around the globe and exchange teaching and learning materials with them. Building a PLN, however, requires making acquaintances with similar like-minded teachers and also developing your list of followers; but once you have such a solid PLN problems of maintaining it and staying updated with what others tweet become a tricky challenge.


I have curated for you some powerful tools to help you benefit the maximum from  the PLN you create on Twitter. Check them out below.


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danijel drnić's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:07 PM

..eto Twitter je upravo ono što mi nismo. Marljiv, uporan, nepogrešiv i ponekad zanimljiv. Dajte ga si opskrbite.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:47 PM

Twitter is not just for tweets any more! This little birdie sings more than one tune :-)

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:18 PM

Twitter gets into Personal Learning Environments !

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The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | omnia mea mecum fero |

Robin Good: The David Ramsey Map Collection is an historical collection of thousands of beautiful maps and atlases organized and made freely accessible to the public online in unique and unprecedented ways.

This is a stunning example of a visual curated collection, offering thousands of beautiful images at very high quality, and multiple ways and tools to navigate this ocean of maps.


This online collection offers in fact no less than 12 different ways to navigate its contents by providing dedicated browsers and visual imaging tools ranging from 2D-GIS to SecondLife and virtual QTR panoramas. For example, with the Google Earth visualization, any map in the collection can be seen perfectly mapped on the globe, or by using the Luna Browser one can create collections, save and download images, annotate maps or even create embeddable presentations.

All of the images in the collection have been published online at full resolution and are available to download at different quality levels under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial uses.

This is truly a spectacular collection with marvellous maps and atlases enriched by complementary data, visualization tools and a formidable array of navigation devices.


Possibly the best online curated collection I have seen so far.


Must-see. 10/10


About page:


Collection and Tools to navigate it:


Home page:


Via Robin Good, Armando, José Moraga Campos, Rui Guimarães Lima
Vincenzo Storti's comment, August 28, 2012 1:35 PM
bellissime !
Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 1:29 AM
Vincenzo: I agree 100%
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Curator: Someone who plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing, and exhibition of collections. S/he describes and analyzes valuable objects for the benefit of researchers and the public.

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Collect, Organize and Search Any Text, Image or Video You Find on the Web with Dragdis

Collect, Organize and Search Any Text, Image or Video You Find on the Web with Dragdis | omnia mea mecum fero |



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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 3:19 AM
Hi Robin, can you send me the link again for the tools map. I have just tried to open it and my iPad is telling me the address is wrong. Thanks! Elizabeth
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 3:28 AM
Ok, worked it out....needed to download mindomo :)
Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, April 20, 2013 7:35 AM

Otra nueva aplicación en fase beta para la Content Curation que te permite seleccionar, organizar y buscar cualquier contenido (texto, imagen, vídeo) de la Web para después organizarlo en colecciones o listas creadas por ti mismo o por colaboradores o amigos añadidos por ti. 


Extensión para Google Chrome, Firefox y Safari a la que se puede acceder por invitación dejando el email en la web de Dragdis:

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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project | omnia mea mecum fero |
by CORINNEW on APRIL 16, 2012


I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor!


To talk content curation, we really need to think through the duties of a museum curator for a second. A curator scours the art world, selects the finest works, gathers them together around a unified theme, provides a frame to understand the artists’ messages and then hosts a conversation around the collection.


That’s not unlike the 21st century teacher who must comb through an overabundance of information to discover the significant and relevant, bundle those ideas into course modules, contextualize them for the class and then create an environment for students to explore those ideas and enter into a conversation about them. Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to think of my role as a teacher as that of a curator of ideas (also see my SXSWedu presentation on the topic). I’ve also come to believe that the steps involved in the curation process are key new media literacies which we should teach our students.


That’s why this spring, I introduced a brand-new curation assignment (described on the back of the syllabus) in my social media class.




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