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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] For content marketers wanting to economically increase content production, content curation is the optimal solution. It benefits both publishers and audiences—who appreciate expertly selected, third party, independent content. In fact, according to Curata’s study, best-in-class marketers use a content marketing mix of 65 percent created content and 25 percent curated content. But many people interested in content curation—and some who are already curating—may still have lingering questions about best practices. What should a curated post look like? To help answer some of these questions and outline the anatomy of curated piece of content, we created “The Art of a Curated Post.” 1. It’s vital to always craft a new headline to avoid competing with the original article in search engine results. Remember, even if a title worked well on the original post you’re curating (it got you to click, didn’t it?) For example, at Curata we often curate posts about social media best practices. 2. 3. 4.

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Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago! But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them! Each flower is made from a single sheet of paper, not from a square though, but from a pentagon. I would recommend using fairly thick and strong paper (80-90 gsm) to fold them – Tant origami paper will be just the right choice! Description Video tutorial presented by Sara Adams of HappyFolding.com. Tags: Carmen Sprung, Floral

Social Psychology | Brain and Cognitive Sciences Focus on Form-ative Assessment A few months ago I wrote a post about the value of utilizing Google Forms in education and shared a super cool resource containing 80+ ways to incorporate them into the classroom. Well, I’m back again… With more reasons why you should become a fan of this edtech gem… Yep, this geeky girl love, loves this particular component of Google Apps for Education. That said, whether you are a forms believer or not, check out the interactive image shown below—one I developed with ThingLink for a professional development session I facilitated last week in my district. Be sure to hover over the image to reveal the really good stuff! And by the way—no, you are not seeing things. A full screen version of this image can be found here.

Home | RESECOND Economics and Psychology | Economics Rubrics for Assessment Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question - “How do I grade it?” Fundamentally, assessing multimedia activities and projects is no different than evaluating traditional assignments, such as written essays. The primary distinctions between them are the unique features and divergent possibilities associated with their respective medium. For instance, a blog has a unique set of possibilities (such as hypertext, embedded video, interactive imagery, etc) vastly different than those of a notebook (paper and pen notes and drawings within a contained document). The first thing to realize is that you cannot separate the user from the device. iPads, Chromebooks, and tech tools themselves don’t demonstrate great learning; it’s about what students do with the technology that matters. The technology itself is simply neutral.

Khan Academy The Conquest of America | Anthropology 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class 1- Uniflip UniFlip converts your magazine, brochure or catalog from its original PDF format into an exciting, professional multi-media digital format with pages that flip. 2-Joomag Joomag is a web tool that lets you create your own magazines using a simple online editor. You can draw shapes, write texts, add rich media elements like video and audio players. 3- Scribd Scribd is known for being a reading library where you can search for and find ebooks and slides but it is also a magazine creator which allows users to upload their own content and turn it into a magazine 4- Issuu This is like Scribd above. 5- Zinepal This tools lets you create an ebook or magazine from posts and articles of a blog. 6- Build A Newspaper This one is a professional platform that provides teacher based templates to create mazagines. 7- Fodey This is most simple of all the tools mentioned here. 8- Open Zine 9- Calameo Publish your magazine, presentations or documents and share them with the world.

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