Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

A school in a cloud that could reach all hungry minds.  It’s happening right now! 

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Turnitin – What's Wrong with Wikipedia?

Educators are well aware of the shortcomings of relying on crowd-sourced content for authoritative information, yet the fact that Wikipedia continues to reign supreme as a top match in Turnitin suggests that students don’t see things the same way. In short, what constitutes “research” for students today has come to mean “Googling.”

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10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

To tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time   in audio visual format. This is the first time I am sharing a video list of tutorials on how teachers can use Twitter for both professional and academic purposes and I believe that this is a great addition to our Twitter in Education section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. – See more at:

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ms. ileane speaks: Become an Authority Online with Scoopit

In this episode I discuss how content curation can help you establish yourself as an online authority without writing your own content on a blog or website.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

This podcast is worth listening to! 

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How To Curate Content and Build Authority With

I first encountered months ago when I clicked on a Tweet from my friend Anise Smith.

 At that time, I’d never heard of and I was so amazed with the design and the interactive features of the service, that I contacted her right away for an invite. Immediately I became addicted to and started telling my friends about it and sending them invites. DiTesco from iBlogZone was equally impressed with and even months later 
continued to thank me for introducing him to this gem of a curation tool.

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Why Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | collates work from online publications using an online magazine format, and this visual impact alone makes it very effective.

The additional appeal of broadcasting from a hub allows me to tap into and share with my ed tech networks, which is why I find myself using it more often during time constraints.

First of all, it’s powerful–it incorporates multiple elements of familiar social media tools. But it’s also very flexible–the mobile app is quite functional for both iPhone and Android, and a toolbar plugin can be installed on browser windows.’s athleticism makes it a time-saver; educators and students will quickly grasp its value in content gathering.

Additionally, using will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.

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Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I’m completely convinced that is the curation tool of choice.  Try it. You’ll like it 

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