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Stephen King Joins Twitter, Gets Writer's Block

Stephen King Joins Twitter, Gets Writer's Block | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
The towering giant of horror, Stephen King, will now be thrilling us regularly with his updates on Twitter. That's our hope, at least. King took his first tentative step onto th...

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Finally he has jumped the bandwagon, like most of us have! So no it will be possible to bolster and boost an already burgeoning fan club. Now his favourite readers will get to know about upcoming novels too. William Dalrymple too is on twitter and he has a good fan-following! Happy Tweeting!

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How to Sell Education Technology to Even the Most Technophobic Teachers

How to Sell Education Technology to Even the Most Technophobic Teachers | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
  Dear Technology Integrator: Most modern teachers already use digital technology - yes, even the most technophobic ones: They email They surf the web for resources They use text messenging They cr...

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I guess, we will contninue to need to sell technology to even the most Technophobic teachers. Technology is no just about checking emails, surfing the web for quick fix solutions!

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 22, 2:25 PM

Short and sweet-how to get teachers on board with technology..

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Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged .

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, JunoPark, juandoming, David W. Deeds
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This is an important info graphic that can be used to motivate learning leadership skills within the classroom!

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Evoluo's curator insight, January 25, 6:37 AM

Ce siècle verra-t-il la fin de l'autoritarisme ? I mean it !

AnnC's curator insight, January 25, 10:15 PM

Be courageous and allow real change.

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How to Write a Good Vision Statement

How to Write a Good Vision Statement | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Strategic planning is much easier than many people realise.  If you have an intimate knowledge of your business and are able to think pragmatically about your strengths and weaknesses, you should be able to create a strategic plan fairly easily.

 

Take a deep-dive into each of the components and giving some tips on how to actually create them effectively.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Strategic planning is of great importance in the classroom too. Both teachers and students need to plan their work. With the teacher it is about planning for the whole year, and for the student it could be about planning for his or her research paper for the term. In all cases, planning continues to be a factor that can spell success or failure! While, no doubt this article is aimed at the business world, I see its relevance in Education too!

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Robert Harris's curator insight, January 13, 6:46 PM

What is your Vision for 2015

Darilyn Evans's curator insight, January 15, 3:24 AM

A first step in benefits realisation is being sure of what we are trying to achieve.  This article is useful in giving a step-by-step process for creating a strategic vision that doesn't end up as some generic, jargon-filled statement that is uninspiring to staff and clients alike.

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 15, 3:40 PM

Strategic planning must give three products:
1. Address: Define which should be directed towards the organization (Vision, Vision and Values).
2. Focus: In what ways the organization (objectives and goals) will concentrate.
3. Alignment: Align all resources (financial, material and human) of the company.

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How-To Conquer Short Attention Spans During Presentations

How-To Conquer Short Attention Spans During Presentations | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Being compared to a goldfish is not a good thing. Goldfish are given away in plastic bags in exchange for pocket change at fairs. If your new pet goldfish dies, most people would suggest flushing it down the toilet, or tossing it in the trash. Kinda sad, huh? The story gets even sadder when you consider that in some situations the human mind is inferior to the mind of a common goldfish, at least in regards to attention span.

Despite occasional inferiority to a goldfish, the human brain is a powerful organ capable of completing complex tasks that require enormous amounts of focus. Thus, if your presentation does not inspire your audience to stretch their attention spans beyond the limits of a small fish, it is your fault. Don’t place blame on modern lifestyle habits, or technology. Take responsibility for keeping the audience engaged during your presentation. Use these 5 tips to connect with your audience members, and expand their attention spans to the length of your talk.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Oh, I guess, even the poerpoint presentations do become tedious and boring after some time. This might happen when they are used too frequently and are not planned really well. In many cases presentations should be backed up with questionnaires, feed back forms and even exit tickets. And bring about frequent breaks to pull the bored ones back to life! Also, remember the rule of the eight minute attention span. Mix your presentation with energisers, disussions, and brain storming sessions! I have known of teachers themselves who soon began to travel to the land of the nod during a presentation that went on and on. Thankfully the presenter made use of energisers and a Q & A session to bring everyone back!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 11, 11:14 PM

Here's some ideas to make your presentations engaging.

Your Cadillac Girl's curator insight, January 12, 10:42 AM

Take responsibility for keeping your audience engaged during your presentation...despite the distractions you might be competing with.  Use these 5 tips to connect with your audience members and expand their attention spans to the length of your talk....with their focus on YOU!

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15+ Ways to Create New Content from Old Content | Kim Garst

15+ Ways to Create New Content from Old Content | Kim Garst | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

allAs a busy business owner, you likely don’t have time to create new content at the rate at which your audience demands it. Yet, with content marketing now being the #1 driver of search rankings, you can’t afford not to be constantly publishing new content.

 

Fortunately, there are ways you can take your existing content and feed it to the content marketing beast. With a little bit of elbow grease and some creativity, you can edit and re-use what you already have, and turn it into something your audience can’t get enough of!...


Via Jeff Domansky
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This is what most content creators will do, recycle old content to produce new content from an older content that has been tweaked and modified. As an an active blogger, I do the same with great effect. The implications for educationists lies in their ability to re-visit old posts after a lapse of some time whereby they can tweak and retouch observations according to what they have done in class. It always makes sense to re-visit old content and see how this content can be made more relevant to existing trends. While recycling might be achieved through re-posting of content as it is, a more pro-active approach would be to consider changing the title, adding more content and in addition, making necessary changes and corrections to make 'Old content' more in line with the latest in the industry. No doubt it might be difficult for content creators to continue producing good content throughout, so it makes sense to try recycling older content.

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Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, January 7, 9:04 AM

This is a recommended read for all content marketers and SEO writers out there. It's really helpful. 

John Norman's curator insight, January 7, 6:46 PM

Lots of good content recycling tips here. I have taken not of the details and intend to apply them. You should too. Well done Kim and good comments from Jeff Domansky

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 18, 3:07 PM

Created or posted for marketing. But most of the tips are very helpful also for Lecturing/Teaching

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How to Keep Your Readers on Your Blog Longer

How to Keep Your Readers on Your Blog Longer | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

 I If you follow the 7 strategies I listed above, you should be able to increase the time your readers spend on your site by over 2 minutes. It worked for me, and it can work for you too.

 

Just don’t expect results right away as it will take 3 to 6 months for you to see substantial results. It takes time to build trust and loyalty with your readers....


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Well, I guess the seven strategies in this article do make some sense for writers of blogs, such as me. A very important realization is that what we write very often is not very reader friendly, moreover this stems from the fact that a lot of writing fails to have a conversational element to it. For many, increased readership could mean increased income, for those who want to shift from part time blogging to full time blogging!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 1, 9:07 AM

Don’t you hate it when you spend hours writing a blog post only to see that people spend mere seconds skimming it? Neil Patel offers help.

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

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The classroom of the future is not just about the technology we use, but it is also about creating relevance to what is being taught, by making the topic contextually relevant to life. We are also talking about creating a culture of empathy and respect, which unfortunately seems to be given less importance these days. Also the classroom of the future will be about training ourselves to make best use of technology, as a support system, but not to surpass or overwhelm the the humanness of the students and teachers alike. Most important of all, the classroom of the future will be self-driven, and students and teachers will use technology responsibly.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 22, 2014 9:15 PM

Of course I agree integrating technology is key for the future of education and the work world.

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Here's Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity

Here's Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

 hDid your boss ever catch you covering an important memo with Escher-like scribbles? In high school, did your teacher call you out for drawing on the desk, your sneakers, your skin? Today, the doodle nay-sayers are being drowned out by a growing body of research and opinion that indicates that connects that seemingly distracted scribbling with greater info retention and creativity. Companies like Dell, and Zappos, and Disney are eager for employees to doodle on the job—they even pay consultants to help them.

"I can’t tell you how important it is to draw," says Sunni Brown, whose creative consultancy Sunni Brown Ink, teaches "applied visual thinking"— a.k.a doodling—to coders, designers, and even journalists. "It gets the neurons to fire and expands the mind." Just why and how this happens is the topic of Brown's recent book, The Doodle Revolution. Here, she shares her doodling "dos."


Via Jeff Domansky
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Doodling is good, can you believe it! In years gone by, you could be reprimanded by your teacher for doodling in your note book! Research has shown

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Rona Lewis's curator insight, December 26, 2014 12:57 PM

RonaCorp's Imagination Breaks often have doodling as part of the creative process.  Are YOUR notes filled with swirls and drawings? 

Denis Marsili's curator insight, December 26, 2014 1:42 PM
And this is SO TRUE!
Christine Tryba-Cofrin's comment, December 27, 2014 1:27 AM
Thanks for share
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A Very Good Plagiarism Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Good Plagiarism Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

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Plagiarism is frowned upon in the school where I teach. Unforrtunately, collaborative learning is about sharing of ideas, which can sometimes consitute plagiarism! Plagiarism is  also about using another person's ideas and not even acknowledging that person! In times when a lot of project work is given to students in the name of research work, it has become important to ensure that they don'e plagiarize! The Cheat sheet is an interesting way ensuring that the level of plagiarism doesn't exceed the boundaries of severity! I found this cheat sheet rather intersting and so thought I ought to re-scoop it!

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Predictions for Journalism 2015 | Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Predictions for Journalism 2015 | Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

To close out 2014, we asked some of the smartest people we know to predict what 2015 will bring for the future of journalism. Here’s what they had to say.


Via Jeff Domansky
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This is an interesting collection of views and predictions regarding the future of journalism in the year 2015, I personally feel that 2015 will see the rise of what is called as, 'Citizen Journalism'. Opinions on social networking sites will affect journalism to a great degree. I hope, also that 2015 will see a more responsible reportage, and an avoidance of sensationalism that seeks to drive readership ratings. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 20, 2014 3:03 PM

Good journalism reading!

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This Will Revolutionize Education

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...
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From films we moved on to television, from television we have moved to computers,, from films on to video discs, and from discs, on to distance learning we have mooved to MOOCs. All of these 'technological advancements' have promised to replace books and irksome teachers. The fact of the matter is that text books still form the base of education and teachers form the backbone. Perhaps it is about how we have used technology, merely as static displays rather than as animated content where you show how things work, the process. Youtube is now being touted as the next greatest advancement in Education. The teacher will never be able to be replaced by a machine because teachers are emotive, empathetic, while machines are simply not!

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10 interesting infographics about social media | Design daily news

10 interesting infographics about social media | Design daily news | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
We all know a picture speaks thousand words and for that reason infographics are being more popular due to its amazing information displayed in the form of images. It has the capability to capture everyone’s eye and tell them a story with engaging content and images.  It’s an all in one package with text, images and creative design that come all along. It holds a great marketing potential that has the ability to attract customers. Many people click on infographics as it is more appealing and hence your web traffic is increased which is beneficial aspect for SEO.

Here we have the collection of 10 interesting infographics about social media. Let’s have a look at them below.

Via Jeff Domansky
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These are some interesting infographics that provide a pictorial representation of data in a form that can be easily understood. In an age where the quantum of data is increasing exponentially, it has become extremely important to use infographics. Raw data and statistics can become a turn off, especially for those who don't have an eye for figures! Infographics are being used very successfully in schools and colleges to present information in an easily assimilable form.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 7, 2014 11:26 PM

Great collection and useful reading for marketers, and social media pros.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 8, 2014 12:44 AM

Great collection of social media infographics. Well worth reading. 9/ 10

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The Best Simple Tools to Create Infographics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Simple Tools to Create Infographics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Via Amy Burns
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This is a very useful list of tools that teachers can use to make their class room pedagogy more interesting and effective. The four online tools suggested by the writer include: Piktochart, Easel.ly, Canva, and Google Draw. I personally use webcharts and flow charts with a start and stop button. It does take some time to draw the webchart on the Greenboard, so I guess it would save time to do the same before class and then present it on a screen. This can be done very effectively in the teaching of Languages. Take for example a plot line for a novel where you have a flow of events starting from the introduction, on to the ascending movement or the complication on to the climax, or the turning point and then the ascending movement on to the anti climax and then the denouement. This could be beautifully done in an infographic! Infographics are visual representations of data that can be used to depict pictorially, timelines, process of transformation in  characters in novels, flow charts, plot lines, and information!

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:53 AM

Great suggestions for tools to use to create visually exciting infographics.

Matleena Laakso's curator insight, December 3, 2014 12:08 PM

Näistä visualisointityökaluista vain Canva tuttu. Taas lisää linkkejä #pitäisitutustua listaan, mutta myös #haluanoppia

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The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change

The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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For every organisation, what  matters is the portion of the iceberg that exists below the water level. Leadership, vision, charisma, startegies, and policies make up a mere twenty to thirty per cent of the organisation's structure. What lies below the surface and really anchors the organisation and paves the way to succes is made up of processes, stories, norms, values, feelings tradition, unwritten rules perceptions, and so on. This is a wonderful article that lends insight into the working of successful organisations and institutions!

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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 23, 10:54 PM
In the last 30 years, organizations have been studied from different angles, and although the issue of organizational culture if analyzed at the time of design strategies usually are not given the appropriate consideration. Just as an example I put the movement towards total quality management, which in Mexico has tried to implement in multiple organizations and generally has failed to take root so that increase the level of competitiveness.
Jean-claude Zaugg's curator insight, January 24, 11:05 AM

How difficult to change an organizational culture...

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
"Netiquette" refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Via Dennis T OConnor, Becky Roehrs
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This is a most valuable and important infographic on online netiquette on discussion boards. Some of the important pointers are that one should not capitalize all the letters in a word or more. Somehow in our haste to post our points of view, we capitalize entire words to grab attention, which in itself is bad netiquette! Also, I liked the one that suggests that we should be polite towards others. In our haste to pitch in an interesting debate, we repeat questions and statements. While participating in online discussion forums, we also need to respect another's point of view. Great infographic though!

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 9:58 AM

Great infographic on netiquette!

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 13, 2:58 PM

I particularly agree with point 9. Long winded responses are generally scrolled by to the next comment.

Auntie Etta's curator insight, January 15, 12:18 PM

#JoinTheTalk http://auntietta.org What are some of your favorite "Rules of Netiquette?

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Where A Sale Begins | The Story of Telling

Where A Sale Begins | The Story of Telling | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

The sale of the first GoPro camera didn’t begin when the customer walked through the retailer’s door. It didn’t even begin with the huddle of engineers in the tiny innovation department at the factory. The first sale began in the lineup, as the surfers waited to catch a wave.

 

A marketer’s story typically starts with her idea—with the thing she has to sell. But if you look at any business that has taken off, you will notice that there is a step before the creation of a remarkable product, which lies at the intersection of what the potential customer really wants and what the market doesn’t offer.

 

Sales and marketing are less about persuasion and more about understanding. The trick is to know who is in your lineup and what they care about.It’s far easier to succeed at making things people want, than it is to make people want things....


Via Jeff Domansky
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It goes without saying that it is the story that sells, perhaps more than the product itself. Can we say that the wrapping matters more than the product? I guess till some time at least, till the product becomes established as the best, the wrapping and packaging does matter. But then, the story as a stratergy is important for educators too. Instead of presenting dry facts, figures and data about your researth paper, and thus making it so dry and drab, write the story of your research so that more people become interested in it! Story-telling continues to be an important factor when it comes to teaching a lesson in a class room, or marketing a product out there in the business world. Ultimately they are both the same, a teacher sells ideas in the classroom, while a marketing specialist sells a product. Both would do well to resort to story telling!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 14, 9:54 AM

Sales from storytelling? If there was ever a social selling mantra for 2015 this is it:

"It’s far easier to succeed at making things people want, than it is to make people want things."

Patrick Wallace's curator insight, January 15, 8:26 AM

This is a very true statement "Sales and marketing are less about persuasion and more about understanding."

Chuck Taylor's curator insight, January 15, 12:33 PM

Love the GoPro storyline....

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The Power of Digital Story

The Power of Digital Story | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Teachers can use their students' world of digital media to nurture the listening, sharing, and persuasion that have long been part of oral and written storytelling.

Via EDTC@UTB
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In times when students are less likely to pick up a pen and jot down a story in longhand, it makes good sense to use technology to nurture creativity albeit in the digital format. If your student is reluctant to turn in a a paper that is handwritten, it might be better to allow him or her to turn in an assignment that has been word-processed than to have nothing at all. The dynamic  and versatile nature of digital technology, however has resulted in  wide ranging options for creativity in students. Some students turned up some amazing videos on advertisements which they had been given as a summer vacation task. Some of these were uploaded on you-tube. Similarly, when students of Grade eleven word processed their thesis papers and sent their first and second drafts online, it made for an easier assessment by their teacher who colour coded the errors for further rectification. The final products that were turned in by the students were of the best possible quality. The proliferation of social networking sites can also be explored to encourage students to use digital media to nurture listening (You tube) sharing, (Facebook) and persuasion (twitter) to further creativity and add zest to assignments! I personally use my blog to connect to students, and I find this digital medium to be  one of the most effective digital mediums to connect to my students when they are not there in the class with me. So then why not encourage a student to start a blog as a means to express his or her ideas, or why not ask a student to tweet his opinions on a burning topic? Tweeting which is a micro-blogging options is an art which helps the learner express ideas in the shortest possible form should not be overlooked if it can be used to further expression!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 8, 11:42 AM

DIgital storytelling...always great creative outlet.

Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, January 10, 4:25 PM

I think we all love a good story. We know that anecdotal evidence is mostly a (non-fiction) story to emphasize a point or to demonstrate or showcase a point. We also know it can be hard to tell a story well and even harder to write that story, and to know when to use "that" and when to use "who." That point will make sense to some after reading the opening paragraphs of the article.

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6 principles that the Narendra Modi government should adopt in the education sector | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

6 principles that the Narendra Modi government should adopt in the education sector | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
6 principles that the Narendra Modi government should adopt in the education sector - ‘India has become a magnet’, Dominic Barton of McKinsey is reported to have said recently, reflecting both the optimism and the aspirations vested in the country...
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As far as I am concerned, as an educationist, the most important targets would be 1. To arrest drop out rates at the school level. 2.To provide infrastructure, proper boundary walls, I.T. support, transport in rural areas. 3. Providing clean toilets especially for girl students in schools. 4. Inclusion in education means for me, including differently-abled students and making them part of mainstream education. 5. Making education relevant. This means providing students at the school level with 21st. Century Skills, equipping them for life in the twenty-first century, making them not only college ready, but vocation ready. 6. Creating of a dynamic workforce of teachers who are trained in soft skills and are willing to develop out of the box thinking in themselves and their students.

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

Via EDTC@UTB
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I found this article very much in sync with the changes taking place in the field of education today. Pedagogy is undergoing a huge change today. A few days back, when Dr. Dennis Littky came to my school to address a gathering of educationists, he talked about the 'Big Picture' school of education. What is not interesting to students will simply not stick! The article by Terry Heick highlights the need for interest when he states that Interest is one of the six design principles of Connected Learning, in fact he puts interest as the first in the list. The second on the list of Principles of Connected Learning is that it should be Production Centered. Today we are moving away from rote learning and instead have started adopting a more experiential form where the student is able to experiment and come up with results on his own. Today, experiential schools encourage student led learning rather than teacher led learning. Take for example, a lesson involving the reading and appreciation of a poem in an English class. The ideal way would be to give one stanza to each group or crew, and then let them come up with their own analysis. The teacher is always there to guide them when they come up with extreme interpretations. And when they hit the nail, then they can take ownership and pride in what they have discovered, rather than what the teacher told them, or what they read from Spark Notes! The rest of the principles fall in place the moment you start a pedagogy that is student centered and and you make them sit in crews or groups rather than in rows!

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Israel George's curator insight, January 16, 5:49 PM

A Network Designed for Learning.

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How m-Learning is Changing the Future of e-Learning - eLearning Industry

How m-Learning is Changing the Future of e-Learning - eLearning Industry | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Mobile learning (m-Learning) is changing how educators and learners access information. Read on to find out how developing m-learning can benefit you.

Via EDTC@UTB
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Well  we did see it coming, moving from traditional text book and black board learning we migrated to E-Learning where we used the Desktop and the Laptop, and then we are now moving on to M-Learning! Sure, my children use Whats app to share notes and homework questions, so why not M-Learning? My only concern is that the smaller screen size of the mobile phone might cause some damage to the eye-sight, but then wait, aren't we forgetting the Tablet, or the Phablet? I would like to argue that Tab-Learning too has changed the future of E-Learning too!

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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, December 26, 2014 1:12 PM

be Social:  
https://www.facebook.com/JakartaWebDeveloper

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:10 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 5, 6:02 PM

La preuve est que toute ma curation je la fais avec une tablette. 

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'A Philosophy of Walking,' by Frédéric Gros - New York Times

'A Philosophy of Walking,' by Frédéric Gros - New York Times | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.
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A Philosophy of Walking, what a wonderful article that highlights the importance of walking! Somehow there is something more sublime to walking than driving arround in cars! To walking I would also like to add cycling as another rather important acitvity that needs to be promoted even more. I personally get a lot of inspiration while walking. Walking according to Frederic Gros is an activity that makes you connect with Nature, and perhaps even your maker!

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the

Via Cindy Rudy, Baiba Svenca
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This is important advice for those who are into flipped class room teaching. Time and again, it has been reiterated that stand alone powerpoint presentations are not good enough unless they are backed by a voice over, or a verbal presentation, or a description short though it may be on each slide. The tips given in the article will help in preparing PPTs. with Voice Over.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 20, 2014 4:21 AM

Learn how to add your voice to PowerPoint presentations.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, December 20, 2014 1:11 PM

A basic step-by-step process for adding voice over. 

Agüero Luciana N's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:35 AM

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Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Edudemic

Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Edudemic | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"It is tough to think about what is on the horizon for K-12 education in 2015 without thinking about the changes that have occurred in the last few decades and the challenges that have remained constant ..."


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I like this article for the way it states the obvious - Continued focus on rigorous goals, use of technology to enhance learning, and preparing students to be not just college ready, but career ready are some of the goals that I feel are in sync with our aspirations for K-12 Education in 2014. Yes, and I very strongly believe that 2015 will be about promoting the concept of BYOD, especially in the form of Tablet P.Cs. The Akash tablet manufactured by Ubislat was once introduced in some of the Government schools in India, it was ahead its times! According to this article, 2015 will also about investing in the person, the teacher who personalises the process of teaching!

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'Connected' Generation as lonely as the elderly

'Connected' Generation as lonely as the elderly | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
One in four young people feel 'left behind' in world of social networking while 2.5 million elderly are secretly dreading Christmas

Via TechinBiz
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Ironical, isn't it,  that the 'connected' generation is also the loneliest generation? Well, I guess this wouldn't surprise a lot of people, since the 'quality' of 'connections' is superficial and virtual. Come Christmas, what is it that excites you, getting a card from someone by post, or that bland message on your laptop wishing you a Happy Christmas? Research has shown that technological advancement in communications has not necessarily brought people closer in terms of the feel good factor or even empathy. The closeness that one felt to each other when meeting face to face cannot be replaced by social networking sites, in fact the greetings and verbal chats that you exchange on the net are superficial and lack real depth, and yes, often they are pithy remarks and recycled comments that are too cliched to really mean what they are meant to convey. Paradoxically your instruments, mobile phones, laptops, and even I-Pads have made people lonelier than ever because they remind them about how isolated they are from others by creating a virtual world which states the opposite. The virtuality cast by these devices of communication can only serve to remind people of the physical distance that exists between people today. Take for example two neighbours who live in the same appartment. What if they never got to meet each other physically? Could meeting on chat rooms and social networking sites make up for this lack of meeting between neighbours? Can virtual connections fill in the gaps that result from people drifting apart in terms of physical distances? The answer is 'No!'

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:57 AM

Great article exploring the pitfalls of social networking.  People are losing the ability to talk face-to-face with one another.  Social networking allows people to remain anonymous and often alone.  I find this trend in my classroom, where students text their friends all day , but can't participate in class discussions.  On top of that, many people are losing "the social graces, politeness, and empathy" that once marked an educated populace.  Our society is becoming cruder, meaner, and self-centered, thanks to devices that conceal our identity and block out the inconvenience of actually talking to people. We are becoming the mindless machines we now hold in our hands.  Aloha, Russ.

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When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED

When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Most of us know better than to use technology for technology?s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressur

Via EDTC@UTB
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As and educator, I see so much that is relevant in this writeup! Take for example the first instance, one should not use technology which creates short cuts, so often students would rather the teacher sent important notes on e-mail than take down important notes as the discussion progresses. They just don't want to take the trouble in note taking and writing on their note books! More often than not the very purpose of using technolgy is lost when it is not properly used to enhace creative thinking, and problem solving. Technology becomes an end that is when it becomes deadly! Technology shouldn't be used when it attempts to replace basic skills that our society values, take for example using the calculator on your I phone to do basic calculations. Ironically, I have seen how technology has in fact reduced interaction, making students poor listeners, they simply will not listen to each other. Technology should not be used when it reduces failure. Today we talk about Experiential Learning. For me, personally, experiential learning is about learning from one's experiences, even if it means learning from the pain of failure. You didn't learn to ride a bicycle without falling even once! Often we jump at new technology, we become victims of the Shiny New Tech Syndrome according to the writer of this article! Just because the keyboard looks inviting, it doesn't mean you abandon pen and paper, or even stopped writing notes! The list goes on, and every reason listed in this article is very important. This is a wonderful article, a must read for all progressive Educators!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 6, 2014 11:57 AM

When it undermines deep learning and creates dangerous shortcuts are two excellent points to begin the list with.

 

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