How To Curate & Download Your Own Wikipedia Ebook – PDF, EPUB & More Collect a number of Wikipedia articles and create your own eBook. Whether you want an overview of a particular academic topic or just want to read about absolutely every Pokemon, Wikipedia’s Book Creator is the ultimate tool for creating your own primer on any subject. If you’re like me you simply cannot stop reading Wikipedia – it’s endlessly fascinating. Sometimes too much so: a quick check for information can turn into an endless link clicking session. In the ancient days of 2009 Saikat showed you how to make a book on Wikipedia. The process really couldn’t be easier, so there’s no reason not to try it out. Step 1: Turn On Book Creator To get started head to the Wikipedia Book Creator page. Click the green pill to stay in Wonderland; I’ll show you how deep this rabbit hole goes. Step 2: Collect Your Articles Just browse Wikipedia the way you normally would; you can leave and come back however you please, provided you stay on the same computer. Click the add button to add articles.
Second Life Education/Resources From Second Life Wiki Second Life Wiki > Second Life Education > Second Life Education/Resources The Education Community is Among the Most Vibrant and Active in Second Life The education community is the fastest growing and among the most vibrant, active, and dynamic in Second Life. The email lists and groups are free to join and are places where you can listen to the conversations or join in. When you ask a question to the group, you are drawing on a deep well of experience and good will, where people generously share best practices, common mistakes, quick tips, and make connections. Second Life Education Forum General Learning Resources Language Learning Cypris Chat Places to Learn Second Life Skills SL Education Blogs Videos Showcasing Educators in SL Learning Tools Interesting Virtual Campuses (Direct SLurls) Museums Science and Health Resources
Curating Content with Digital Tools | Senga's Space I’ve just arrived back at school this morning after a fantastic weekend in Wellington. The highlight of this weekend was getting to hang out with the fantastic group of librarians and educators who came along to support the SLANZA Wellington weekend school. I got to catch up with some very dear colleagues and I enjoyed meeting so many new people, all of them passionate about school libraries. (My next blog post will be about one particularly amazing primary school librarian I met who is a total inspiration!) I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to present a workshop on using curation tools for professional development as well as teaching and learning and after a quick overview from me on some of the hows and whys and a quick look my top curation tools, it was about rolling our sleeves up, getting our fingers tapping those keyboards and doing it for ourselves. As you can see from my presentation, my top two tools currently are Diigo and Livebinders. Like this: Like Loading...
Digital Curation certificate at the University of Maine Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012 Content Curation has been on the upside lately, and while there are some who don’t think that it is an ethical form of “content creation”, there are those that think completely the opposite. Whichever side you choose to be, you should know that if you do decide to “curate content”, to always give credit to its original source and never copy an entire article even if you are linking back to its original author. That does not have anything to do with curation and may even be considered as stealing content. While I am at it, creating a list of useless links is also not regarded as curating content. Which side are you on? Do you favor “content curation” as an interesting approach of content creation/marketing, or are you totally against it? Curating content done properly, IMO has its positives. Be the best curator of meaningful contentFind the best information that others have written and posted online—the best articles, charts, tables, infographics, videos, or pictures. That’s it!
The 5 Big Reasons Schools Should Have Free Internet Access Right Now The digital divide is real. There’s a major gap between the schools, people, and organizations who can afford high-speed connections and those who cannot. Imagine a classroom with wi-fi versus one without. The former can launch a 1:1 iPad program, BYOD, and deploy all kinds of new technology . Now, imagine that you don’t have any internet connectivity at all. Some are trying to reverse the current trend and actually trying to make internet connectivity affordable. So what if we did this for schools in the U.S. and other countries? Learning is now a global process The U.S. and Europe may be the biggest players in terms of higher education right now. Should we instead pursue a globally-connected worldwide classroom that focuses on advancing the age of education through connectivity? Web-based tools are must-have supplements Edudemic is all about sharing tools and trends on a daily basis. What if all classrooms had internet connectivity? Time to accelerate learning Don’t laugh. Weigh In
Citelighter (The Pinterest For Research) Launches Massive Global Learning Database For those of you who haven’t heard of the new(ish) startup Citelighter , take note: it’s a pretty awesome tool. I’ve been playing around with it and chatted with founders of the company last week and am thoroughly impressed. So what exactly is Citelighter and why should you care? How It Works - Like Pinterest, you download their toolbar which allows you to quickly capture content that you’re looking at online. - Then, you can add comments while they’re still fresh in your head (perhaps to remind you why you thought it was useful in case you forget later on?) - Once you’re done, you export your facts, citations, and notes to a word document to use later when writing a paper or creating a reference document. Today’s Announcement I think we can all agree that millions of articles = a whole lotta research material = awesome research papers written by you. “The team over at Citelighter has spent, and continues to spend, a lot of time with students understanding their research habits. 1. 2. 3.
Certificate in Digital Curation This is a graduate certificate to prepare professionals for the curation of digital collections. Upon completion of the course of study, students should have an understanding of the information technology considerations associated with digital information; recognize and be able to articulate the requirements for professionally-responsible curation of digital information; and be able to apply this knowledge to practical digital curation situations. Graduates will find careers in a wide range of institutions including libraries, archives, and museums as well as corporations and government agencies. There is an increasing need for professionals who have the ability to plan, manage and implement practices that ensure the long-term integrity and use of resources that are created in digital form. The Graduate Certificate requires the completion of five courses. Certificate Required Courses (15 Credits): Additional Requirements: Master’s Paper and Field Experience SILS Elective Courses:
Goodbye iGoogle - Hello Protopage (Click above for larger image)iGoogle Gone, Baby GoneSo, thanks to my amazing mentor @JoyceValenza & Google+ I recently heard the upsetting breaking news that Google is doing away with iGoogle! "iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012." What the What!? for Twitter using the totally awesome TwitterGadget! (My original iGoogle Page - Click above for larger image)Social Media to the Rescue! Protopage Outlasts iGoogle! checked it out -- and not so bad. Branding, Backgrounds, and Graphics! Thanks the responsiveness of John Sortino of TwitterGadget for a timely answer to an email, I finally figured out how to add it to my page! Do you use iGoogle?
20 Must-See Teaching Tools Coming To Your Classroom Very Soon It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t been radically changed by technology, and education is no exception. Few classrooms these days operate without digital tools, gadgets, or applications that have made it easier for teachers to track student progress and tailor lessons to student needs and interests. While the tools of today are great, there are even more great technological teaching tools and practices on the horizon, many of which are just starting to be adopted in the classroom or are just making it out of the developmental stages. These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools. (Click the title of each tool to visit their respective website) ClassConnect ClassConnect is a startup founded by teen entrepreneur Eric Simons (who spent months living on AOL’s campus while he worked on the project). 19Pencils Augmented Reality Glasses Online Learning Exchange Prentice Hall Writing Coach Three Ring Class Dojo