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Ending Widespread Violence Against Women: Promoting Gender Equality: UNFPA

Ending Widespread Violence Against Women: Promoting Gender Equality: UNFPA | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Gender-based violence both reflects and reinforces inequities between men and women and compromises the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims. It encompasses a wide range of human rights violations, including sexual abuse of children, rape, domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, trafficking of women and girls and several harmful traditional practices. Any one of these abuses can leave deep psychological scars, damage the health of women and girls in general, including their reproductive and sexual health, and in some instances, results in death.

 
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Is violence against women statistically shrinking? around the world? 

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:20 AM

Thanks!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:49 PM

Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

Russell Yardley's curator insight, December 25, 2013 4:01 PM

With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

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Robert Fisher Teaching Thinking homepage

This article explores what metacognition is, why it is important and how it develops in children. It argues that teachers need to help children develop metacognitive awareness, and identifies the factors which enhance metacognitive development. Metacognitive thinking is a key element in the transfer of learning. The child's development of metacognitive skills is defined as meta-learning. Meta-teaching strategies can help mediate the metacognitive skills of children, help to stimilate children's metacognitive thinking. The article draws upon reserch currently being undertaken in London schools on raising achievement in thinking and learning through developing the metacognition of children as learners in schools.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:51 AM

This looks like an interesting article.

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Attribution Theory - Simply Psychology

How do we attach meaning to other's behavior, or our own?  This is called attribution theory. For example, is someone angry because they are bad-tempered or because something bad happened?

“Attribution theory deals with how the social perceiver uses information to arrive at causal explanations for events.  It examines what information is gathered and how it is combined to form a causal judgment” (Fiske & Taylor, 1991)

Sharrock's insight:

This theory was explored in Thinking Fast and Slow. Saying it is psychological transference seems to be inaccurate. In the book, it was introduced as the person's ability to attribute actions and intentions, even emotions, to objects. In the study shared, there was a large triangle, a two other smaller shapes. They were animated. children viewing the animation readily interpreted the large triangle as a bully that was bullying a smaller shape and that the other shape came to help defend against the bully. They were only shapes. They didn't even have faces. Kahneman also shared that this attribution did not occur with people with autism. 

 

This tendency to attribute intentions can create problems when dealing with using anecdotes as evidence and may be the cause of disagreements. I'm still reading Kahneman's book, but I do wonder how attribution theory and transferance are related as models.

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When Class Size Matters: A Tale Of Two Teaching Styles

When Class Size Matters: A Tale Of Two Teaching Styles | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
When Class Size Matters: A Tale Of Two Teaching Styles by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English and Digital Media and blogger at mindfulstew Mr. Jones, a passionate teacher relying mostly on direct instruction and lecture, sees his class...
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LIVE NOW: Young Guru to Discuss Engineering Creativity with HYPETRAK via Live Stream | Clotheshorse

LIVE NOW: Young Guru to Discuss Engineering Creativity with HYPETRAK via Live Stream | Clotheshorse | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Our musically savvy-comrades at HYPETRAK have teamed up with Ogilvy & Mathers' Geometry Global to present Young Guru On Engineering Creativity.
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The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten documents reveal government lobotomy of U.S. troops.

The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten documents reveal government lobotomy of U.S. troops. | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Veterans Administration administered lobotomies to roughly 2,000 U.S. World War II veterans for treatment of mental disorders.
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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

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Eight Agencies Make Harvard’s Top 25 List for Government Innovation

Eight Agencies Make Harvard’s Top 25 List for Government Innovation | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
HUD is recognized for two programs, one to foster economic growth and another to help failing communities.
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Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects?

Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Zak Malamed of StuVoice.Org mentioned in a student voice panel that when given projects by teachers to complete, it was often just another "thing" to get done, just like a paper or worksheet. I ha...
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The 45 Most Powerful Photos Of 2013

The 45 Most Powerful Photos Of 2013 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Warning: This post will make you feel emotions.
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Writing prompts don't need to be bland/boring. These photos tell stories and are packed with emotions. Students can explore these stories as disconnected from the news story or through the somewhat current event. Students can also develop descriptive language to describe the images they see. 

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TELLS library's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:47 PM

Some very good material for end of year discussion.

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What Is It to Be Intellectually Humble?

What Is It to Be Intellectually Humble? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

 "Knowledge comes into us through a variety of channels that can be blocked by our concern for status, and the successful knowledge-seeker will be one who keeps those channels open. The process requires that we be able to “listen,” either literally or figuratively, to what others say. If what they say shows them to be superior to us in knowledge, we will be hampered in our learning if our first reaction is to try to show that we know as much as they or more. The process also requires that we be corrigible, that we be open to the possibility that our opinions are in some way misguided. If, whenever our status as knowers is threatened by the specter of correction, we feel that we must prove ourselves to have been in the right, we will have closed off an avenue of knowledge and crippled ourselves as inquirers. It can be particularly galling, if one lacks intellectual humility, to be corrected in a public forum; and the galling can obstruct the process of learning."

 

Sharrock's insight:

from the article: "A lovely example of intellectual humility comes from Alice Ambrose in a report of experiences she had in the classroom of G. E. Moore, the prominent philosopher, at Cambridge University. She reports that in a series of lectures on the concept of truth Moore would sometimes criticize claims that he himself had made, say in an earlier lecture, with the same attitude one would take “to an anonymous philosopher whose mistakes called for correction.” Also, he would sometimes announce that he was going to skip to another stage in the argument because he did not know how to make the transition logically. Moore seemed to be unconcerned about protecting his status as an important professor at Cambridge because he was so deeply concerned with getting at the truth about truth. His love of knowledge swamped his concern for status, and this intellectual humility made him one of the greater philosophers of the 20th century."

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Content Curation: 13 Sense-Making Approaches To Add Value To Information

Content Curation: 13 Sense-Making Approaches To Add Value To Information | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:
"Curation and PKM (personal knowledge management) have the same objective: helping oneself and others gain more understanding about whatever we are interested in. The only difference between the two is that curation devotes itself to satisfy the knowledge needs of an audience while the second addresses these at a personal level.

But what are sense-making activites about?
These include:
1. Validating
2. Synthesizing
3. Presenting
4. Customizing
5. Answering
6. Meta-informing
7. Reformulating
8. Legitimizing

to which Robin Good would personally add:
9. Comparing
10.Finding related items
11.Illustrating - Visualizing
12.Evaluating
13.Crediting and attributing..."

Read full Robin Good's insight below.


Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello
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Maria Persson's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:03 PM

This is definately something that anyone in the coming new century needs to learn how to do effectively.  Do we want regurgitation or depth of learning from knowledge gained?   I value, for example, how Scoop.it allows for the 'web interface' to be looked after, by them ,and the curation and learning happens with us!

 

Thanks for sharing this Robin Good!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:54 PM

Robin's insights always bring content to the next level!

Michelle Ockers's curator insight, June 30, 2014 5:00 PM

Article lists a range of ways to use sense-making to add value to curated content.

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You Won't Believe How Accurate GE's New CT Scanner Is

You Won't Believe How Accurate GE's New CT Scanner Is | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Even after 40 years of service, X-ray computed tomography (better known as CT scans) can be a challenge to capture. If the patient moves even a nudge, the image will come out blurry.
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You think you're so smart. You're too verbal...too sensitive | High Ability

You think you're so smart. You're too verbal...too sensitive | High Ability | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Movies with gifted and talented characters may depict positive reactions to characteristics, but also some not so positive reactions to exceptional people.

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An Outsider's Perspective Can Drive Innovation

An Outsider's Perspective Can Drive Innovation | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
There is immense value in an outsider’s perspective in innovation because they don’t have blinders on. Outsiders can make new connections, and will question the dogma within a certain industries’ walled garden.
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The case for structured creativity

The case for structured creativity | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
KILN is a strong advocate of structured creative process underlying a fast-paced front end of innovation cycle. We’ve been asked on more than one occasion to prove the value of structured creative process.
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New Mortgage Rules Take Effect in 2014

New Mortgage Rules Take Effect in 2014 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Starting January 10, banks will be required by law to ensure that borrowers can truly afford the home loans they’ll be issued.
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Shanahan on Literacy: Grammar and Comprehension: Scaffolding Student Interpretation of Complex Sentences

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This Genius Spoof Rebrands Santa For The 21st Century

This Genius Spoof Rebrands Santa For The 21st Century | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Santa is a registered trademark of santaclaus global enterprises incorporated. And don't you forget it.
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Where is reflection in the learning process?

Where is reflection in the learning process? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The critically reflective habit confers a deeper benefit than that of procedural utility. It grounds not only our actions, but also our sense of who we are as teachers in an examined reality. We know why we believe what we believe. A critically reflective teacher is much better placed to communicate to colleagues and students (as well as to herself) the rationale behind her practice. She works from a position of informed commitment. She knows why she does and thinks, what she does and thinks. Stephen Brookfield
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Gamification. Best infographics | The Engagement Blog - HiSocial

Gamification. Best infographics | The Engagement Blog - HiSocial | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
These are some of the best infographics that anyone interested in the gamification should consult. The business of the gamification Highlights - It is
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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:15 PM

En la medida que se profundice sobre  los impactos y efectos de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje y en el comportamiento de determinados grupos sociales, se podrá verificar si a través de ellos, se puede considerar que éstos sean los materiales interactivos idóneos para la formación básica y profesional de las competencias requeridas en el siglo 21. Por otro lado se requiere un mayor acercamiento entre los creadores (diseñadores gráficos, programadores), pedagogos, psicólogos educativos y sociólogos, pero sobre todo con los educadores que sean expertos en contenidos curriculares, a fin de romper ese mito de lo escolarizado con lo informal y con la mala percepción y satanización de los videojuegos. Aun queda un amplio camino que profundizar en este ámbito.

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Cool gravity visualization

Cool gravity visualization | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Using a large piece of spandex (representing spacetime) and some balls and marbles (representing masses), a high school science teacher explains how gravity works.


The bits about how the planets all orbit in the same direction and the demo of the Earth/Moon orbit are really neat. And you can stop watching around the 7-minute mark...the demos end around then.


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For science teachers and for those using the common core. Whenever something is not clearly "common core", never forget that writing about observations, describing them, and noting connections, are important for developing deeper learning.

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Figurative Speech Sways Decisions

When pondering a decision or trying to convince others, think carefully about your metaphors. The implicit information may subtly influence decision making. [More]
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