A Good Way to Create and Save Mind Maps to Google Drive October 25, 2014 MindMup is an excellent web tool that allows you to create beautiful mind maps. Mindmup does not require registration and is very simple to use. It is also integrated with Google Drive so you can save your mind maps straight to your Drive account. MindMup also provide a set of good extensions to enhance your mind mapping. Some examples include: Realtime collaboration: This is a good feature to use with students in class. Progress Progress allows you to manage hierarchies of tasks faster by propagating statuses to parent nodes. Straight lines This extension converts funky curve connectors into straight lines, which makes it clearer to see what connects to what on large maps. When you are done working on your mind maps you can then save them to your Dropbox or Google Drive.
RevEl@Nice : plate-forme pépinière des revues et des actes de colloque électroniques de l'Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis Page d'accueil SHERPA HSC : All My Own Work :: Home Revues.org : portail de revues en sciences humaines et sociales Gold Open Access: Are APCs changing the the role of the scholarly library forever? One of the most significant differences between traditional journal publishing and open access publishing is that it turns the way that content is funded on its head. Instead of putting content behind the paywall of a subscription, open access journals make the research they publish available to anyone. Open access publishing itself comes in two flavours. The model of asking authors to pay APCs has been the source of continuing debate within the scholarly publishing industry, but it is widely accepted that while many authors do pay these charges themselves a large proportion of these costs are borne by funders. Our sister company PCG’s Open Access Library Survey covered exactly this topic when it questioned librarians in more than 30 countries about how APCs in their institution were funded, and whether these formed part of their library budgets.
Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. More Great Reads From Edutopia In addition to those great guides, there is a lot of useful information right here on Edutopia. UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online Within the overall framework of the organization’s strategy on OA, the recent launch of OA curricula for Researchers and Library Schools by UNESCO highlights its efforts for enhancing capacities to deal with Open Access issues. The carefully designed and developed sets of OA curricula for researchers and library and information professionals are based on two needs assessment surveys, and several rounds of face-to-face and online consultations with relevant stakeholders. These curricula will soon be converted into self-directed e-learning tools, which will enable users to self-assess their knowledge on Open Access and take a learning pace that is initiated and directed by the learners themselves. UNESCO also aims to strengthen this initiative by translating the OA curricula into several languages that will increase their reach and impact. Curriculum for Library Schools Curriculum for Researchers <- Back to: News articles
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40 maps that explain the internet The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world. How the internet was created Before the internet, there was the ARPANET Before the internet, there was the ARPANETARPANET, the precursor to the modern internet, was an academic research project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, a branch of the military known for funding ambitious research projects without immediate commercial or military applications. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Level 3 The privatization of the internet backboneIn 1994, the Clinton Administration privatized the internet backbone. The internet around the world Threats to the internet
Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students. Similarly, parents complain that when students are required to complete homework assignments online, it’s a challenge for students to remain on task. The ubiquity of digital technology in all realms of life isn’t going away, but if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area. “The real message is because attention is under siege more than it has ever been in human history, we have more distractions than ever before, we have to be more focused on cultivating the skills of attention,” said Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence and other books about social and emotional learning on KQED’s Forum program. Katrina Schwartz
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