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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these...

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, January 28, 2013 5:03 PM

Interesting aritcle. Succinctly sums up what can go wrong and I like the way it talks about not using subject apps, rather to focus on content CREATION instead of consumption. THAT is the way forward using devices such as this in the classroom.

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The Scientific Power of Thought

Get Your FREE Audio Book - http://bit.ly/10gMVnV TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/mo28x The power of the mind and it's ability to affect physical change ma...
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Higher Education – Technology News

Higher Education – Technology News | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Higher Education – Technology News, by Kiran Kodithala: Latest Trends in Education Reform and Technology Adoption in Higher Education and K-12 Schools and School Systems.
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Beyond MOOCs Into Greater Openness | From the Bell Tower

Beyond MOOCs Into Greater Openness | From the Bell Tower | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

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John Shank's curator insight, January 11, 2013 1:13 PM

A Blended librarians perspective of all the talk about MOOCs.

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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

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John Shank's curator insight, January 17, 2013 10:45 AM

This could be a great topic for a Blended Librarian webcast. Anyone else agree?

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VISUAL LITERACY - NYTimes Introduces Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts

VISUAL LITERACY - NYTimes Introduces Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

The New York Times is now going to offere weekly prompts and memes to integratate its paper with other learning texts and events to help teachers meet CCSS (new kids of text complexity, integration of texts, argument vs. persausion, and non-fiction texts).

 

"So, beginning Sept. 21, each Friday you’ll find three quick, classroom-tested tasks that ask students to do Common Core-focused work with that week’s Times.'


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Five Types of Social Media Influencers

Five Types of Social Media Influencers | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
What makes a good influencer? “Influence” is a concept difficult to evaluate since it refers to both subjective and objective values, resulting in a measurement of:

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Liza Loop's curator insight, January 23, 2013 9:16 PM

This looks like a good model for future oriented teaching roles.

Vicky Wason's comment, January 24, 2013 12:58 PM
I will share this matrix with my business students at the University of Utah and get their comments. Thanks for sharing.
Neli Maria Mengalli's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:30 AM

Influencers on social media are either passionate individuals who turn out to be specialists or professionals involved who use Web 2.0 tools as part of their work. They take advantage of their presence on social networks for personal gain or as representative (or ambassador) a brand, company or organization.

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What kind of support do Online graduate students need?

What kind of support do Online graduate students need? | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Online learners face many challenges – from staying motivated and beating procrastination, to meeting multiple deadlines. And, as we know, e-learning students are already busy; preoccupied with many competing priorities.

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New insights into prebiotic chemistry from Stanley Miller's spark discharge experiments

New insights into prebiotic chemistry from Stanley Miller's spark discharge experiments | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

1953 was a banner year for biological chemistry: The double helix structure of DNA was published by Watson and Crick, Sanger's group announced the first amino acid sequence of a protein (insulin) and the synthesis of key biomolecules using simulated primordial Earth conditions has demonstrated by Miller. Miller's studies in particular transformed the study of the origin of life into a respectable field of inquiry and established the basis of prebiotic chemistry, a field of research that investigates how the components of life as we know it can be formed in a variety of cosmogeochemical environments. In this review, I cover the continued advances in prebiotic syntheses that Miller's pioneering work has inspired. The main focus is on recent state-of-the-art analyses carried out on archived samples of Miller's original experiments, some of which had never before been analyzed, discovered in his laboratory material just before his death in May 2007. One experiment utilized a reducing gas mixture and an apparatus configuration (referred to here as the “volcanic” apparatus) that could represent a water-rich volcanic eruption accompanied by lightning. Another included H2S as a component of the reducing gas mixture. Compared to the limited number of amino acids Miller identified, these new analyses have found that over 40 different amino acids and amines were synthesized, demonstrating the potential robust formation of important biologic compounds under possible cosmogeochemical conditions. These experiments are suggested to simulate long-lived volcanic island arc systems, an environment that could have provided a stable environment for some of the processes thought to be involved in chemical evolution and the origin of life. Some of the alternatives to the Miller-based prebiotic synthesis and the “primordial soup” paradigm are evaluated in the context of their relevance under plausible planetary conditions.

 

Jeffrey L. BadaScripps Institution of Oceanography,University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, USAChem. Soc. Rev., 2013, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35433D

 

 

 


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The Path to Social Media Success in 2013: A 12-Month Plan [Infographic]

The Path to Social Media Success in 2013: A 12-Month Plan [Infographic] | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Often, the best way to reach a huge goal is to break it down into small, less intimidating goals.

 

To help small businesses tackle the daunting task of developing a social media presence (without feeling overwhelmed), Intuit has created a "Path to Social Success in 2013" infographic.

 

The 12-month plan divides the goal of achieving social success into quarters, each focusing on a specific goal:

First quarter: Take social media inventory.Second quarter: Work on relationships.Third quarter: Integrate everything.Fourth quarter: Look backward, then forward. 

For each quarter, Intuit then lists big ideas for each month to reach that goal.

For example, the first quarter is about taking social media inventory, so January is dedicated to assessing your social fitness; February, to revisiting your social goals; and March, to establishing ways to measure success, such as number of followers and fans, traffic to website, social mentions across platforms, share of social conversations, and social influence.


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The Right Image's curator insight, January 25, 2013 10:28 AM

Contemporary piece - right up there with current thinking..... 

Meagan Cooper's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:38 PM

Excellent info on how to increase your social media impact. Gives information on how to tackle a social media presence with ease and enables you to creates a path to social success through its many tips. 12 month plan for developing the social media success that will help you succeed

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:12 AM
La voie du succès des médias sociaux en 2013: Un plan de 12 mois [Infographie]

Often, the best way to reach a huge goal is to break it down into small, less intimidating goals.


To help small businesses tackle the daunting task of developing a social media presence (without feeling overwhelmed), Intuit has created a "Path to Social Success in 2013" infographic.


The 12-month plan divides the goal of achieving social success into quarters, each focusing on a specific goal:

  • First quarter: Take social media inventory.
  • Second quarter: Work on relationships.
  • Third quarter: Integrate everything.
  • Fourth quarter: Look backward, then forward.

For each quarter, Intuit then lists big ideas for each month to reach that goal.

For example, the first quarter is about taking social media inventory, so January is dedicated to assessing your social fitness; February, to revisiting your social goals; and March, to establishing ways to measure success, such as number of followers and fans, traffic to website, social mentions across platforms, share of social conversations, and social influence.




The Path to Social Media Success in 2013: A 12-Month Plan [Infographic] via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


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A Brief History of Time and Web 3.0

A Brief History of Time and Web 3.0 | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
If you ask some, they'll tell you Web 2.0 as we know it is probably on its way out the door.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:58 PM

Web 3.0 Sure TO ROCK
Great primer on the difference between the structured Web 2.0 and the vastly less structured Web 3.0. Mobile, the cloud and WE are shaping web 3.0. 

We are different. We've been using the web for years now. Some of our children ONLY know a web enabled world. Web 3.0 will detach the presentation layer from its current pre-conceived and static code. 

In less than two years such static presentation will seem old hat and ancient. Web 3.0's on demand structure will create frameworks and what if statements where static HTML structures a presentation layer now. 

In Web 3.0 a website's presentation will be controlled by branching AI-like algorithms and trimmed paths developed from analytics that fit to the behaviors and personas moving through the ecosystem. In fact path creation will be so fast and seamless novel combinations of elements is possible on the fly. 

The future converts better because we will "surf" environments that anticipate our needs and use wisdom of crowds and analytics to fit any website to our experience like hand to glove.  


Web 3.0's implications for designers and web developers include:

* Need to understand conditional logic (If/Then).

* Understanding of predictive analytics will help.

* Creative right brain skills + left-brain analytics.

* Presentation and program layer are connected twins.

 

It may be hard to have visual creators become more analytical and vice versa, but that is the journey Web 3.0 is on. Until the next generation, the generation who will only know this kind of hybrid web mashup, arrives teams will need to round out the skills needed to win with Web 3.0 designs.  


see Also
Website Design In 3 Dimensions
http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution/p/3995705467/website-design-in-3-dimensions-why-google-s-float-is-a-blueprint-for-web-3-0  

 

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Does Thinking Change The Shape Of Your Brain? - Edudemic

Does Thinking Change The Shape Of Your Brain? - Edudemic | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Here's a puzzler for you. Does thinking change the shape of your brain? For example, does contemplating this question actually physically change your brain?

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:43 AM

A nice video about the power of visualization in learning

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Open source is changing the world: join the movement | opensource.com

Open source is changing the world: join the movement | opensource.com | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
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MOOCs and the Meta Campus

MOOCs and the Meta Campus | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Created to provide affordable access to high-quality courses, MOOCs and the Meta Campus are propelling the future of higher education.
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Web 2.0 Labs

Web 2.0 Labs | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
The Web 2.0 Labs initiative is focused on a set of community-based educational technology (ed tech)  projects. They each have at their heart active learning, collaboration, openness, and...
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Experimenting and Innovating: How to Find the Best Tools and Tactics

Experimenting and Innovating: How to Find the Best Tools and Tactics | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
New York City is experimenting with new tools and tactics with its Innovation Zone, a devoted unit for trying out new approaches to learning and sharing bes
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EDUCAUSE Live! - Ultra-Affordable Online Courses and the Transformation of Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

EDUCAUSE Live! - Ultra-Affordable Online Courses and the Transformation of Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

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John Shank's curator insight, January 16, 2013 5:08 PM

The question is will the cost savings drive the process or will the desired goal or outcomes of enhanced student learning drive the process. I hope the later with an added benefit of reducing the cost. How will librarians position themselves to be the central information providers for this new mode of education?

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Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Prezi - Blog - The 10 best prezis of 2012

When you open a new canvas in Prezi, the vast and empty space holds a lot of opportunities and perhaps a couple of failures. This is why it is important to have a reference point that guides you in developing the structure, ...
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Talk This Way: Tips to Recording Good Quality Audio Narration

Talk This Way: Tips to Recording Good Quality Audio Narration | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

 

“And remember, honey: if you’ve got it, flaunt it!
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10 Pictures

10 Pictures | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
This project came together as a way to tie up our learning at the end of our current unit.  I wanted the students to give a presentation to the class about one geographical region of Japan, and wha...

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Marta Torán's curator insight, January 24, 2013 12:48 PM

Muy interesante la experiencia de un profesor trabajando con sus alumnos en un proyecto de clase sobre Japón.

 

Muy bueno las reflexiones sobre Google vs. People, después de explorar las dos vías: utilizar el buscador y conversar.

 

 

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Is Data Visualization Art?

Is Data Visualization Art? | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Data Visualization is driven by data. Its form is often derived from optimizing the efficiency of inputting data (and information about that data) into a human brain. It is a very pragmatic practice, built around numbers and logic.


And yet it is beautiful. It evokes emotions. It can be aesthetically pleasing, or hideous. It communicates complex concepts and provokes thought. It is consumed for enjoyment. Some visualizations even share similarities with poetry.

There are several stages in the life cycle of data visualizations, and while the core of the practice is driven by rational thinking, any number of stages in the process have opportunities for subjective decisions or artistic interpretations...


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:42 PM

An overview of the creative and artistic processes involved in data visualization...

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Reimagining Learning: Richard Culatta at TEDxBeaconStreet

Richard Culatta identifies 3 major challenges with our current approach to education and suggests how a shift to personalized learning is the key to the futu...

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