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Digital Research for Today's Learners

Digital Research for Today's Learners
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APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11"), with 1" margins on all sides. Major Paper Sections Title Page Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER

The History 2.0 Classroom: Hacking Evernote on iPads I am an avid Evernote user (iPad, iPhone, Mac, Chromebook...) I especially enjoy using the platform on my iPad. That being said, the only glaring drawback at this point is that one can't draw directly in a note as if they were using Notability or any other digital paper tool. Time for an Evernote on iPad Hack! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. NOTE: Add an image of paper as well to simulate digital paper & free writing | Understand what you read Citizenship “The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” – John Naisbitt A thousand years ago, books were accessible to a select few who were part of the top social and economic class, often one ethnicity, and profession. As technology develops so does access and now our learners are so blessed to be able to access knowledge from scientists, astronauts, producers, artists, Ted speakers, CEOs, fashion designers, musicians, and any expert in any profession by just carrying a connected digital device in their pockets. Sadly, our students do not feel their privilege or byte size potential. How do we get them to take on their byte size potential and make each digital message and action matter?

EasyBib EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 10 – Pinterest is for more than just crafts and recipes! Welcome to Day 10 of “Couch to Connected”, our commitment to getting connected in November by dedicating 10 minutes to connecting every day. It’s a cold morning, so today we are adding some visual treats to the habit of connecting. Yesterday, we learned about the idea of “bookmarking” our favourite sites and resources not where only we will find them again, but where anyone can find them. Social bookmarking is how we can organize the resources we want to use again later while saying to the world, “Hey, I found this and I think it is useful. You might want to use it too!” It also opens up the resources everyone else is sharing to you, so that you can search in an organized and filtered way. Today, we want to share a social bookmarking tool that has become incredibly popular for general use: Pinterest Pinterest uses the power of visuals to enable people to share their favourite sites, images, videos, documents, blogs etc. online as the sort the items onto “boards”. Need more help? Resources:

What does that selfie really say about you? Edtech Tips “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. I remember some of the first technologies I used with students were a TV/VCR, cassette recorders, cameras, polaroids, large video cameras, large desktop computers, microscopes, telescopes, the Internet, a transparency projector, and a video projector. Now I use iPads, mobile phones, iPods, digital cameras, and still the Internet. I was fortunate to start off my official teacher training at a hands-on science and history museum. This presentation provides many tips and tools. Click on any of the boxes in this PearlTree of bookmarks to explore! If you enjoyed these ideas, consider purchasing my ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. Get Adobe Creative Cloud One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. As author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless said in his TED talk: "By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea.

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 12 – A Deeper Look at ‘Curation’ in Professional Practice Over the past few days we have been looking at tools to help us share valuable information and learning with others in our Professional Learning Network. By sharing, you are telling others that you believe something is worth their time. It is also a way for you to sort the content you want to look into more deeply in the future. Content curation can be deeper than simply organizing information. Similarly, when we are hungry, just going to a fast food outlet and grabbing the quickest thing on the menu is not necessarily what we want. As educators, how can we begin to think more critically about the information we are taking in? Curation is also a reflective process. Sue Waters has written extensively on the process of curation. As important as curation is for our own professional learning, it can be argued that students need to learn curation as a key 21 C skill/competency. Curation skills can include: How do we properly attribute the information we are sharing? Resources: Like this:

‘Selfie,’ ‘Tweep,’ and ‘Hashtag’ Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary Two girls take a selfie. (Thinkstock) Hold your smartphone at arm’s length and point that front-facing camera at yourself in celebration: “Selfie” is now Merriam-Webster approved. The venerable dictionary announced Monday that it had added several new words, including “selfie,” which it defines as “an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks.” Other tech-centric words added include tweep (“a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets”); hashtag (“a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text [such as a tweet]”); and crowdfunding (“the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people especially from the online community”). New Family Tax Credit could save you up to $2,000 In a press release, MW said the new words “reflect the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking.”

Research on the Go with Mobile Devices Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, November 8th 2013 From the Cool Sites Series and Mobile Learning Series “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Gustave Flaubert This week I am in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, presenting at the GAETC conference. It is one of the most organized and interesting conferences I’ve been to and they’ve had some incredible presenters/keynotes. I had six sessions which you can read about here, Slides Download these slides! My Favorite Resources Find all these apps and bookmarks in this Pearl Tree, Cultivate your interests with Pearltrees for Android Challenge: Use one of these resources or ideas and share with me how the experience went with your learners.

The 5 Cs in Education: What If… Sketchnoting in the Process After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptopUsed Screenflow to record myself sketching the main points of the presentationUsed Screenflow to speed up the recorded footage from 30+ minutes to 2.5 minutesExported, then imported into iMovie to add credtits and music This was the first time doing a screencast this way for me…there are a few kinks that I still need to work out (how to NOT record the screenflow toolbar). [The sketchnotes created in the video below were NOT created live, but AFTER, I had created the slide deck already} Here is the slide deck for the presentation Related Sketchnoting and Yet Another Dimension Experimenting with sketchnoting as note taking and as visual summaries and slide design has been an area of intense interest for me over the past six months. 24. In "Collaboration" Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms Note taking is a big topic among educators.