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Cardwiki: simple and adaptive

I recently heard from Michael Bollinger and Max Holnaicher, a couple of German university students who developed Cardwiki, a simple, collaborative flashcard study tool.  They created it for themselves at first.  Michael shared some background: Max studies in Warwick (Management) and I study at LSE, University of London (Accounting with Law). It made no sense [...]

Strategies for moving from online to networked learning: background & a round-up

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There’s a world of difference between online learning and networked learning. I taught my first online course back in 2001. Back in 2012, when I returned to the LMS (learning management system) or CMS (course management system) after eleven years, I realized that not much had changed inside the course management system, while changes outside [...]

buncee.edu for easy and adorable storytelling

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I heard about bunceeEDU a few weeks back from a few PLN tweets and directly from my good buddy, Shannon Miller. I’m kinda falling in love with both its usefulness, drag-and-drop easiness, and its serious adorableness.  The Edublogs Award finalist is an easy fit for digital storytelling and scrapbooking, flipping, presenting,  marketing, and for communicating [...]

Storyboardthat and a comic/storyboarding round-up

StoryboardThat is a relatively new tool that offers an attractive, inexpensive option for creating simple cartoon outlines. I’ve been playing with the free plan that allows for three free saves per day and I love the easy drag-and-drop storyboard creator with the libraries of more than 325 characters, 225 scenes, 45,000 searchable images and the [...]

Tellitmyway: the oral tradition meets Reddit

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If you are looking for an authentic strategy for inspiring student writing, and if you are interested in exploring a living, breathing example of the oral tradition in the digital age, give Tellimyway a try. In fact, the new non-profit site that calls itself the world’s first simulation of oral storytelling in cyberspace invites storytellers [...]

New YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound

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In the wake of the high profile announcements of the Youth Media Awards, another elegant list emerged a little more quietly. Every five years, a YALSA committee comprised of public, secondary, and academic librarians, selects titles for independent teen reading and lifelong learning in its Outstanding Books for the College Bound. The list includes fiction, nonfiction [...]

Book a free room for the Learning Revolution

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The generous Steve Hargadon has done it again. A strong supporter of libraryland, a few years back Steve gave us the space we regularly exploit for our popular TLCafe Webinars. A strong supporter of education in general, Steve’s Learning Revolution project recognizes that the Web has reshaped where, when and with whom we learn.  And [...]

Verification Handbook

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Our students are not the only ones struggling with verifying credibility. Journalists, especially those dealing with the crunch of deadlines and the flood of social media during a crisis, fall prey to hoaxes, phoney tweets and image fakery as well. Verification Handbook, a new, free ebook published by the European Journalism Centre, offers a series of [...]

On closing one door and opening another.

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Before I get started, I need to tell you that I am both honored and privileged to join the fine faculty at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. But I need to do a little sharing. A couple of weeks ago I said goodbye.  For the second time in my career, I didn’t [...]

Librarians unite! Create a Harry Potter Alliance Library Chapter

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Mess with libraries and you mess with democracy!  Dumbledore’s Army has got your back.      Andrew Slack. At ALA yesterday, Andrew Slack (activist and kid from the neighborhood) suggested that librarians join forces with the HPA to revolutionize civic engagement by starting chapters in our libraries. Not only did Andrew lend his support to Barb Stripling’s [...]