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Curation: Tips And Tricks With And Tags

Curation: Tips And Tricks With And Tags | Digital tools for education |
. . WHAT is Curation And What Is NOT Curation? . . . Most of people know WHAT "Aggregation" is, it is the simplest way to share links, YOU just forward it! BUT that is NOT "Curation", most people d...

Via Gust MEES
Alison Hewett's insight:

Curation versus mere aggregation, useful reminder.

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Educational Twitter Chats

Educational Twitter Chats | Digital tools for education |

Via Gust MEES, Petra Pollum
Alison Hewett's insight:

If you have any energy left after a long day and feel like exchanging ideas and practice with other teachers....I do recommend  #PYPchat. At a more seemly time in NZ hours #edchatnz is pretty good too!

EdTechSandyK's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:09 AM

NOTE: Times are in U.S. Mountain Time Zone...

Venus Evans-Winters's comment, April 25, 2013 4:37 PM
I think it's interesting that #BlackEdu has been around for over 2 years, but not even recognized. #racism #exclusion
Mandy Johnson @DrJohnsonEdu's curator insight, July 14, 2013 10:05 AM

Awesome resource

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Curate and Publish Navigable Lists of Links with URList

Curate and Publish Navigable Lists of Links with URList | Digital tools for education |

Robin Good: Urlist is a web-based collaborative tool to create, publish and share navigable lists of links. Links can be easily typed or collected with the complementary bookmarklet tool, and provided with a custom description. URList automatically collects the thumbnail for each one, and the list author decides whether individual items in the list can be commented and rated by viewers. Items in a list can be easily sorted, moved around and edited at any point and each list can be set to be "public", "private" or "hidden" from public view. Lists can be set to be collaborative so that other users can contribute to them. Every URlist can be also browsed as a sequence of viewable website links kept in context by a top-of-the-page navigation bar, which allows to move at any moment to any link in the list or to follow the list as it has been organized by the author.

Via Robin Good, Gust MEES, Petra Pollum
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A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom

A Must Have Guide on Using Twitter in your Classroom | Digital tools for education |

Another great Twitter resource for educators.This is a special guide full of tips, tutorials, and ways other teachers are using Twitter. Click on any title to access the article. If you are still struggling to find ideas on how to use this social networking site with your students then you don`t need to go any further, the guide below is more than enough for you. I am recommending it for both starters and experienced Twitter users and I am pretty sure you will love it as much as I did. I will definitely add this guide to our Twitter for Teachers section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Enjoy


Via Gust MEES, beth q dressler
Alison Hewett's insight:

Must get more teachers using Twitter

Tim Kerr's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:20 PM

Probably applies more to senior secondary and tertiary ed, but handy nonetheless.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:04 PM

Not all are directly applicable to all schools but a good list none the less.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:51 PM

Twitter is a fantastic tool. I'm using with my class. We have a secure account so not everyone can see us but we can see that is happening in the world. The children love sharing their work on Twitter. We are linked with parents and other classes. The discussions we have around approriate material to put on Twitter and who we should accept as our followers is a real world experience for the students

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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | Digital tools for education |

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.


Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.


Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing

Via Lauren Moss, Dennis T OConnor, Gust MEES, michel verstrepen, Dolly Bhasin
HCL's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:26 PM

Some good tips here...