Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life
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Organizing and Curating Content on a Subject May Actually Be The Best Way To Learn It

Organizing and Curating Content on a Subject May Actually Be The Best Way To Learn It | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I think Sam Gliksman has a vital point here. 

 

The point is this: there is no better way to learn something than to research, organize and build a personal framework of information, facts, resources, tools and stories around it. 

 

And yes, if I do think about it, I can only confirm that my in my experience this has certainly been the case. 

 

Rather than learn by memorizing and going through a predetermined path that someone else has arbitrarily set for me (and thousands of others), by curating my own learning path and curriculum, I am forced to dive into discovery and sense-making for the very start, two essential ingredients for effective learning. 

 

The change is evident: from passive memorization of predetermined info, to personal exploration, discovery and sense-making of what I am interested in pursuing. 

 

With such an approach, the replacement of classic teachers with curators who can act as guides, coaches and wise advisors to my exploratory wanderings may be vital to the success of many learners. 

 

Curation can therefore be a revolutionary concept applicable both to learners and their approach as well as to the new "teachers" who need to become trusted guides in specific areas of interest.

 

Here's the text excerpt from this article, that sparked in me these ideas:

 

"Reliance on any type of course textbook – digital, multimedia, interactive or otherwise – only fits as a more marginal element in student-centered learning models.

 

It’s not the nature of the textbook as much as its reverence in the classroom as “the” singular authority for learning.

 

Lifelong learners need to be skilled in finding, filtering, collating, evaluating, collaborating, editing, analyzing and utilizing information from a multitude of sources.


Instead we could prioritize “content construction”. Textbooks are an important gateway - a starting point from which students can learn and then begin their exploration of information on any topic (although even on that point I feel we should encourage the “critical reading” of textbooks).

 

However the days when students could responsibly rely on any textbook as a singular information source are gone.

 

Also, the process of accessing, synthesizing and utilizing information is often as important as the product.

 

The skills developed are an essential component of education and life today.

 

We have access to an exponentially growing amount of information to process and apply [and] there are many excellent tools we can all use to help in constructing and organizing that content."

 

Insightful. Informative. 8/10

 

Full original article: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/supplementing-textbooks  ;


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Robin Good's comment, March 3, 2012 1:13 PM
Thank you for being so kind. I am happy to see this resonates with your experience too.
janlgordon's comment, March 3, 2012 5:37 PM
This is another great piece and it certainly resonates with me, thanks for sharing this Robin.
Steven Verjans's curator insight, December 11, 2012 7:19 PM

Not to mention that it's the first step towards research as well.

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Storytelling in 2014

The attention of the consumer has changed, so why hasn't the attention of the marketers? Learn to communicate with your consumers like the year that it actually
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Meet Hummingbird: Google Just Revamped Search To Answer Your Long Questions Better

Meet Hummingbird: Google Just Revamped Search To Answer Your Long Questions Better | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it
Google has updated its core algorithm that controls the answers we get to queries on its search engine in a bid to make them work better for longer, more complex questions.
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How can we not marvel at the wonder of Google? Happy Birthday Google!! To think that our 15 year old kids have never lived a day without you :-)

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Why Big Tech Companies Are Going After Smart Watches

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“The smartphone war is heating up, but what exactly are these companies fighting for?”
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How Google Glass Could Kill Facebook — And Rescue Google+

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Glass is better for photos than a phone.
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Learning to Read, With the Help of a Tablet

Learning to Read, With the Help of a Tablet | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it
Using sound and animations, apps guide children through the process of recognizing letters, to actually reading. (A fun way to make use of screen time!
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This is amazing to me. I just love color and I am always interested in how we learn. I  wonder what application this may have with elderly adults or memory issues.

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Midsize Insider: New Tech and Apps For Growing Old At Home

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Practical Perspectives for the Midsize Business. Brought to you by IBM.
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Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own

Creating Great Images With Quotes Is Like Creating Flags For Your Fans To Wave: 3 Free Tools To Create Your Own | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it

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medienfundgrube's comment, July 12, 2013 2:34 AM
https://findings.com/ seems to be quite interesting, too. Kind of quotes community.
Kate Williams's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:01 AM

November's focus for Soical Biz is IMAGES (following the focus on Pinterest in October). There are some really helpful free tools available to help any entrepreneur, image-challenged or not, make an impact at image hungry social sites e.g. Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. There's no doubt images draw attention and drive visibility and traffic.

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Free tools which will help you create your own images with quotes.

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Setting up your child's new tech gifts

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Whether you're buying your child a computer, game system, tablet or smartphone for the holidays, you'll want to make sure it's safe for your child to use before setting him or her loose on it.
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1 Million Apple Device IDs Leaked, 12 Million Total Stolen

1 Million Apple Device IDs Leaked, 12 Million Total Stolen | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it
One million Apple UDIDs (Universal Device IDs) were released to the public today, along with Notification Center tokens, device names, and device IDs, and while none of the data is personal information, it can potentially be tied back to device...
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Why The Apple vs Samsung Verdict Is A Big Mistake - Forbes

Why The Apple vs Samsung Verdict Is A Big Mistake - Forbes | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it
Should the law have protected Apple, the world's richest company, or should jurors have made a stand for the consumer? Why the Apple vs Samsung case should make us question its credentials as a design icon.

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Technology=My Super Power - Enid OK Realtor, Kate Ladwig (Coldwell Banker, Realty III)

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Recently I began making a few changes to the way I communicate with both buyers and sellers.
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17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer

17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer | Technology Influence on Day-to-Day Life | Scoop.it
The cloud-based neural network took top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair.  “I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,” B...
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Just One More Reason To Hate Internet Explorer

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By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A previously unknown flaw in a recent version of Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer web browser is being used to attack Internet users, including some visitors to a major site for U.S. military ...
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Inspired Storytelling: Engaging People & Moving Them To Action

Most projects, presentations or initiatives are driven by facts and features the team believes will help them deliver a product or message. While facts and data

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CBC.ca - Image Gallery - Must-see gadgets at Berlin's consumer electronics fair

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“Watches, smartphones top list of eye-catching gizmos on display (Must-see gadgets at Berlin's consumer electronics fair http://t.co/esz2KswSW5)”
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How Galaxy Gear stacks up to other smartwatches

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“Here's how Samsung's new Galaxy Gear stacks up against the Pebble watch and other rival smartwatches. (How Samsung's new smartwatch stacks up: It's tricky business comparing the handful of smartwatches that been p...”
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The Coolest-Looking Apple iWatch Concept We've Seen

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Here's a look at one designer's vision for the forthcoming smartwatch.
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Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate

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Study found apps on iPad, iPod made it easier for them to concentrate, show what they know
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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity | What Would The Internet ...

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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity. Posted on September 6, 2012 by Gunther • 141 Comments. Recently, a colleague and I were discussing media and technology as being “social” or “not social”, and what this means in terms of private ...

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António Maneira's curator insight, February 4, 2013 12:44 PM

Nice graphic about social media cycle!

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Thank you for finding this Antonio! Great article and now I have found a new website!
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Web Design Trends of Fortune 500 Companies #infographic

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Our Infographic "Web Design Trends of Fortune 500 Companies" covers the the trends and facts related to home page design of Fortune 500 Companies.

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10 Things You Forgot Your iPhone Could Do | Business Insider

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Here are some of my favorites -- easy tips and tricks to freshen up your iPhone experience.


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The LEGO® Story

As The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday, we take a look back at its history with this short animated film. Find out more here, http://www.facebook.com...

 

Here's some Friday Fun -- the animated story of LEGO! I wish more companies -- of any size -- would do something similar. 

 

I love LEGO and could still happily spend hours building things. Now I know the fascinating story behind it. Which makes me love those plastic bricks all the more.

 

This is a 15 minute video (minus the rolling credits at the end). It's a little long and it could have been told a bit better. I found the narration a bit slow and sing-songy. Sigh. So the execution could use some work.

 

But overlook that and it is still a great story!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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8 clever iPhone headphone tricks | TUAW

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You see them everywhere -- the ubiquitous white iPhone headphones. Tekserve's Chris D'Lando served up a tasty platter of eight iPhone headphone tricks, some of which might be old hat to iPhone aficionados, but all deserve another look.


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