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ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. Free e-Books: PreK - Age 10. Read The Biggest and Brightest Light For Ages: 4-7 Read now More info Wishes Read now More info Popcorn Read now More info Fix It, Fox.

Free e-Books: PreK - Age 10

Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services. Historic Newspapers Enhanced access to America's historic newspapers through the Chronicling America project.

Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services

Historic Sound Recordings The National Jukebox features over 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Co. between 1900 and 1925. Performing Arts Collections, articles and special presentations on music, theater and dance materials from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Prints and Photographs Catalog of about half of the Library's pictorial holdings with over 1 million digital images. Veterans History Project Experience first-person stories of wartime service through personal artifacts, audio and video interviews. Content curation in education. I believe it would be a total waste of time to begin this post with my own definition of content curation.

Content curation in education

Since there are so many definitions that could explain this phenomenon, I decided to pick my favorite from the list of content curation definitions maintained by Robin Good (in my opinion – a guru of content curation). So, content curator “isn’t just someone who can find great “stuff” ,though it is an important skill in process of content curation. A curator is someone who creates a specific experience by using the found objects and contextualizes those objects within a limited space.

A curator not only collects and interprets, but houses that work to create unique experiences.” If I interpret this definition within education context, an educator should provide a unique learning experience by curating existing learning materials or resources. Seek – Sense – Share curation model Focus on sense making. Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together.

Through digital curation we collect, manage and collate the best, most relevant content, on a specific topic or theme, for ourselves and share with others.

Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together

Using tools like, Pinterest, Diigo and Livebinders educators collect the best resources to put them into context with organisation, annotation and presentation. Content Curation Tools. What is Content Curation?

Content Curation Tools

As instructors, we are all information curators. Creating an eduClip. PKM as pre-curation. The most important part of personal knowledge management (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making.

PKM as pre-curation

Merely seeking and sharing information does little other than create more noise online. Sense-making takes time, discipline, and effort. One strength of PKM is the “manual” nature of sense-making activities. The act of writing a blog post, a tweet, or an annotation on a social bookmark all force you to think a bit more than clicking once and filing it to an automated system. STEM Resource Finder. Subtext. Free ePub Converter - Convert PDF and other types of documents & ebooks to ePub format. DotEPUB — download any webpage as an e-book. E-Curriculum… 7 Key Tools Uncovering A Goldmine of E-Resources … The Digital Curriculum Part Three. Part One Digital Learning … Top 3 Resources to Discover and Curate Digital Curriculum for Teachers and Students. Happy Holidays and welcome to “Part One” of a series of posts dedicated to those attempting to curate the Digital Curriculum.

Part One Digital Learning … Top 3 Resources to Discover and Curate Digital Curriculum for Teachers and Students

Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. While you are at it, I would appreciate that you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at (mjgormans). Also, feel free to contact me about any conference, in-service plans, or PD you might wish to include me in. ( You can learn more at the Booking Link. Digital Content Chronicle: Digital Content. Today the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age.

Digital Content Chronicle: Digital Content

This report highlights the sea change underway in the multi-billion dollar U.S. K-12 instructional materials market enabled by recent technology and intellectual property rights innovations. With a focus on the ultimate impact on student learning, the report provides examples of lessons learned from recent digital and open content/open educational resources (OER) initiatives by leading states and school districts. It concludes by offering comprehensive recommendations for government, industry, and educators to ensure that the inevitable shift to digital instructional materials improves student achievement and engagement and efficiently uses scarce resources. “We are proud of the work we have done in Indiana to increase technology options for schools.

To access the full report, visit: PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations. Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners. It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) Tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom. July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting.

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom

In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there.