adopt-a-word Each year hundreds of
words are dropped from the English language. Old words, wise words, hard-working words. Words that once led to meaningful lives but now lie unused, unloved and unwanted. Today 90% of everything we write is communicated by only 7,000 words.
adopt-a-wordModernicide: n. – Killing of
modern people It’s a shame that modernicide is illegalas Celine Dion would be top of my hit list.Blateration: n. – Blabber; Chatter. I asked where she got her shirt from, and I wasimmediately subject to endless blateration about her last shopping trip in Europe.
For its first translation, the
King James Bible required seven years and 40 ecumenical brains to translate. It would take scribes months to rewrite. Now we can have it ‘whispernetted’ into electronic paper in moments.The Geek Abides: click to download for free.
MUSEUMS SPECIAL SECTION The Spirit
of Sharing Published: March 16, 2011SHELLEY BERNSTEIN lives with her computer. Most days she hunkersdown in her spartan office at the Brooklyn Museum where, as chieftechnology officer, she invents ways to keep people visiting the museumand its Web site, brooklynmuseum.org.Every night she bicycles home to the Red Hook section ofBrooklyn to be with Teddy, her beloved pit bull, andmonitors the institution’s presence on Facebook, Flickr,YouTube, Four Square and Twitter, where it has nearly183,000 followers.Some of her projects — letting Web followers watch a 28-foot tepeebeing built in the museum or inviting them to participate in a comingexhibition by taking a visual art quiz — have led to a flood of invitationsto lecture at conferences around the globe.http://goo.gl/ipahu
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Technology and online integration can
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• Communication –sharing thoughts, questions,
ideas and solutions• Curation –collecting and reflecting on what we encounter• Collaboration –working together to reach a goal –putting talent, expertise and ‘smarts’ to work• Critical thinking –looking a problems in a new way –linking learning across subjects and disciplines• Creativity –trying new approaches to get things done –innovation and invention 44
• Personal learning environment –
relying on the people we connect with through social networks and collaborative tools e.g. Twitter, Yammer.• Personal learning network – learning content is not as important as knowing where or to whom to connect and find content e.g. Skype in the Classroom, iTunes U.• Personal web tools – used for tracking our life and powering our learning e.g. photos to Facebook, excursion pictures to Flickr.• Cloud computing – supporting open access between sources and devices rather than being locked to software and individual computers. e.g. Edmodo, Evernote, Diigo.• Mixed reality – encompassed by e-devices and augmented reality e.g. ebooks, QRcodes, Layar browser.
Choose the right tool to
re-frame information collectionand organisation as highly flexible and collaborativeinformation and knowledge conversations. cc licensed ( BY ) ﬂickr photo by Pink Sherbet Photography: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3387327059/
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?Re-think what ‘collection’ of information
means,thereby supporting personalized and collaborativeinformation seeking and knowledge conversations. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) ﬂickr photo by Pricklebush: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/pricklebush/224674200/
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• ask good questions in
order to get good answers• access and acquire material from the appropriate digital information sources• analyze the raw material to distinguish value, bias, and re-usable information• apply the knowledge within a real-world problem or simulation• and assess the process and the product.
..... because your knowledge and
myknowledge, based on what searchresults we are served, may be verydifferent from each other. Siva Vaidhyanathan in The Googlization of Everything, Filter failure
New developments in search, such
as Googleinstant (that shows results as you type) haveboth enhanced & hindered the informationseeking habits of students by responding quicklyto search terms, and so making keywordcustomization seem less relevant. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) ﬂickr photo by Always Bë Cool: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/alwaysbecool/2871346522/
By showing our students how
to connect adatabase information repository (such asEBSCO, Gale, or JStor) or a local libraryservice with Google Scholar, we are helpingstudents broaden the scope of their informationseeking, while at the same time refining thequality of the information response.
When a technology focus subverts
students’ conversation and development of critical thinking skills (and their ability to evaluate and analyse the information at hand), the mental processes that change knowledge from information to concept are not learned.Bomar, S. (2010). A School-Wide Instructional Framework for Evaluating Sources. Knowledge Quest, 38(3), 72-75.
MicrobloggingSocial bookmarking and taggingCollaborative writingInformation
management – e.g. Zotero, Endnote, EasybibInformation capture on multiple devices – e.g. EvernoteLibrary resources, databases all used for information collection, RSS topic and journal alerts, and compatible with research organisation toolsAggregators and start pagesOnline storage for access across multiple platforms
I need to search, scan,
and select the best resources I can find for my own personal interests, and by making my choices available to others, IIt’s about knowing, learning, create a resource for manysharing, and teaching, all in one. besides myself.
If my grandchildren ever ask
mewhere I was when I realised theinternet was over – they wont,of course, because theyll betoo busy playing with theteleportation consolehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/15/sxsw-2011-internet-online
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1st AUGMENTED REALITY FLASH MOB:
Dam Square, Amsterdam, saturday 24th of AprilPhotographing empty space beside because that space was occupied byvirtual human sculptures, brought alive by Augmented Reality applications http://sndrv.nl/ARﬂashmob/
It isn’t about learning how
to use a particulardigital tool.It isn’t about social media.It isn’t about new media, augmented reality,immersive story-telling.It is about our ability to understand whenand how we move across the ever-expanding meta-literacy environments.