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eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

Cool Tool of the Week--Pocket

There are so many tools for reading articles out there, that there is no way I could cover all of them. I will tell you that the one that I have been using for a short time, Pocket (formerly Readability Read It Later), is one of the most useful PLN tools I have come across in a while.

What a pleasant surprise that when I added the Pocket extension to Chrome, I found a Send to Pocket button next to each item in Google Reader. Each morning, I skim through Reader, picking titles or summaries that look intriguing. Later in the day, during breaks, or lunch, I open up the Pocket app in my Kindle Fire (if you sync it with wifi, the items are available offline) where I can read, delete, mark as favorite, or apply tags to each item. It even has a bulk edit function.

Finally, Pocket is one of the supported services at IFTTT, so you can automate things like bookmarking at Diigo, links to Evernote, automated blog publishing, or a combination of these and other activities. Pocket has really helped…

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success » The Rapid eLearning Blogvia Pocket http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/5-ways-to-demonstrate-your-e-leartags:IFTTTPocketelearningChallenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD | Edutopiavia Pocket http://www.edutopia.org/blog/challenging-one-to-one-model-amanda-paquettetags:IFTTTPocketelearningEdmodo Help Center - 20 Ways to Use Edmodo |via Pocket http://help.edmodo.com/teachers/teacher-rollout-resources/twenty-ways-to-ustags:IFTTTPocketelearningproductivity13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know aboutvia Pocket http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/12/13-wiki-tools-teachers-should-kntags:IFTTTPocketelearningproductivityAn iPad Workflow for the Classroom Using Google Drive & Pages, Keynote or Numbers | Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology Consultantvia Pocket http://jonathanwylie.com/2012/12/07/an-ipad-workflow-for-the-classroom-usintags:IFTTTPocketelearningmobileproductivityFree Technology for Teachers: 5,000 Stock Images for Google …

Cool Tool of the Week--IFTTT

Our inaugural Cool Tool of the Week (CTOW) is IFTT (If This Then That). With IFTTT, you can schedule actions for your favorite web services--kind of like a macro for the web. You create "recipes" on the site by selecting an application "Channel" that will act as a "Trigger", then you select another application to perform an "Action." Pieces of data from the Trigger are regarded as "Ingredients" in the recipe.

For example, one of my Recipes checks my Pocket account for recently read items. It then takes those items and adds them to my diigo account as public bookmarks, along with any tags I may have added in Pocket. It performs this action every 15 minutes. I can chain together a number of recipes to automate a good chunk of my PLN.

IFTTT is, at this time, a free service, though it looks like there are plans for a premium service in the future. Give it a try!

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

Self Efficacy (What It Is and Why It Matters)via Pocket Self Efficacy (What It Is and Why It Matters)tags:IFTTTPocketelearningtheorySkitch Update: New Features for Android | Evernote Blogcastvia Pocket Skitch Update: New Features for Androidtags:IFTTTPocketelearningproductivityBuild Your Own Academic Community with Commons in a Box - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Educationvia Pocket Build Your Own Academic Community with Commons in a Boxtags:IFTTTPocketelearningMost Popular Android Tablet: Nexus 7via Pocket Most Popular Android Tablet: Nexus 7tags:IFTTTPocketelearningA New Way To Get The Best Education Technology News - Edudemicvia Pocket http://edudemic.com/2012/12/the-best-education-technology-newstags:IFTTTPocketelearningHow Communities can help Google+ with one of its key problems — Tech News and Analysisvia Pocket How Communities can help Google with one of its key problemstags:IFTTTPocketelearningSmartBoard, Make Way for Educreations | MindShiftvia Pocket http://blogs.kqe…

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/08/2012

MarcyPhelps.com: Online learning for entrepreneurs made simplevia Pocket Online learning for entrepreneurs made simpletags:IFTTTPocketelearningPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/07/2012

Can you hear the learner’s voice? « What Ed Saidvia Pocket http://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/can-you-hear-the-learners-voicetags:IFTTTPocketelearningOnline ed startup Coursera moves further along money-making path — Tech News and Analysisvia Pocket Online ed startup Coursera moves further along money-making pathtags:IFTTTPocketelearningmoocsPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/06/2012

Nuts and Bolts: Content Becomes its Own Context by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazinevia Pocket http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1070/nuts-and-bolts-content-betags:IFTTTPocketelearningEvernote Business Is Here. Start Building Your Team’s Knowledge Today. | Evernote Blogcastvia Pocket Evernote Business Is Here. Start Building Your Team’s Knowledge Today.tags:IFTTTPocketproductivityeLearningUniversity of Reading to roll out e-learning toolvia Pocket University of Reading to roll out e-learning tool - Virtual Collegetags:IFTTTPocketeLearningPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/05/2012

The MOOC movement is not an indicator of educational evolution - O'Reilly Radarvia Pocket The MOOC movement is not an indicator of educational evolutiontags:IFTTTPocketeLearningWhy you should be afraid of the UN’s plan to regulate the internet — Tech News and Analysisvia Pocket Why you should be afraid of the UN’s plan to regulate the internettags:IFTTTPocketeLearningRemix, Mashups, Aggregation, Plagiarism oh my | ClintLalonde.netvia Pocket http://clintlalonde.net/2012/11/28/not-plaigarismtags:IFTTTPocketeLearningClean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip » The Rapid eLearning Blogvia Pocket http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/clean-up-your-clients-powerpoint-tags:IFTTTPocketproductivityeLearningWhat's Changing Education? For This Tech Tool Expert, It's Collaboration -- THE Journalvia Pocket http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/11/27/a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-waytags:IFTTTPocketeLearningThree Studies That Changed the Way We Think About Prod…

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/04/2012

Our Kids Are Talking. But Are We Listening? | A Space for Learningvia Pocket http://spacesforlearning.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/our-kids-are-talking-but-tags:IFTTTPocketeLearningFive Best Android Tabletsvia Pocket Five Best Android Tabletstags:IFTTTPocketeLearningwww.nytimes.comvia Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/fashion/maria-popova-has-some-big-ideas.htags:IFTTTPocketeLearningThree Steps to Critical Thinking | Edutopiavia Pocket http://www.edutopia.org/blog/three-steps-to-critical-thinking-todd-finleytags:IFTTTPocketeLearningTony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schoolsvia Pocket http://learninginhand.com/blog/the-single-most-important-factor-for-ipad-sutags:IFTTTPocketeLearningPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/03/2012

What Motivates Creativity? | Why We Reasonvia Pocket What Motivates Creativity? | Why We Reasontags:IFTTTPocketeLearningMaker Ed Executive Director AnnMarie Thomas at TEDxTC: Making Makers | The Maker Education Initiativevia Pocket Maker Ed Executive Director AnnMarie Thomas at TEDxTC: Making Makerstags:IFTTTPocketmakingeLearning12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachersvia Pocket http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/12-excellent-creativity-resourcetags:IFTTTPocketeLearningSaying No to College - NYTimes.comvia Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/fashion/saying-no-to-college.htmltags:IFTTTPocketeLearningPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/02/2012

A Principal's Reflections: A Blueprint Worth Followingvia Pocket http://esheninger.blogspot.ru/2012/11/a-blueprint-worth-following.htmltags:IFTTTPocketeLearningGooglassroom: Google in the classroom? | Reflections of a Passionate Educatorvia Pocket http://reflectionsofeducator.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/googlassroom-google-itags:IFTTTPocketeLearningHow To Integrate Classroom Technology With No Money - Edudemicvia Pocket http://edudemic.com/2012/11/how-i-integrated-classroom-technology-with-no-mtags:IFTTTPocketeLearningPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/01/2012

Google Presentation for Collaborative Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevadvia Pocket http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/google-presentation-for-collaborattags:IFTTTPocketgoogleeLearningFree Technology for Teachers: How to Create PDFs in Google Drive in Three Stepsvia Pocket http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/11/how-to-create-pdfs-in-google-drivetags:IFTTTPocketgoogleeLearningPower Management: A New Step in Digital Citizenship - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - battery, digital citizenship, power management, recharge, solarvia Pocket http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/power-management-a-new-step-in-digtags:IFTTTPocketeLearningMaking: From Clubs to Curriculum | The Maker Education Initiativevia Pocket Making: From Clubs to Curriculumtags:IFTTTPocketmakingeLearningEvernote’s Designers Speak | Evernote Blogcastvia Pocket Evernote’s Designers Speaktags:IFTTTPocketeLearningWhat's All the Fuss About Evernote? Should I Be Using It?via Pocket What's All the Fuss About…

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 11/29/2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 11/27/2012

Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networksvia Pocket http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/teacher-tutorial-on-creating-pertags:IFTTTPocketeLearningThree Big Changes Ahead for Higher Education | online learning insightsvia Pocket http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/three-big-changes-ahtags:IFTTTPocketeLearningCan machine learning make sense of the NFL’s big data? — Data | GigaOMvia Pocket http://gigaom.com/data/can-machine-learning-make-sense-of-the-nfls-big-datatags:IFTTTPocketeLearning3 Tools to Turn your Tweets into A Newspapervia Pocket http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/3-tools-to-turn-your-tweets-intotags:IFTTTPocketeLearningAre You Behind?via Pocket http://davidjakes.me/?p=396tags:IFTTTPocketeLearningA collection of VLE or learning ‘bad’ practices, pt.1 – Comments welcome – Technology Enhanced Learning Blogvia Pocket http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/a-collection-of-vle-or-learnintags:IFTTTPocketeLearningCan You REALLY…

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 11/26/2012

MAKE | Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printingvia Pocket http://blog.makezine.com/volume/make-ultimate-guide-to-3d-printingtags:IFTTTPocketeLearningScientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence - NYTimes.comvia Pocket http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/science/scientists-see-advances-in-deep-ltags:IFTTTPocketeLearningHack Education Weekly News: RFIDs, MOOCs, Elmo, ALEC and the CCSSvia Pocket http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/11/23/hack-education-weekly-news-11-23-20tags:IFTTTPocketeLearningTeachThoughtConnected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Modelsvia Pocket http://www.teachthought.com/culture/connected-learning-the-power-of-social-tags:IFTTTPocketeLearningThe eLearning Guild : New Member Benefit - Conference Videosvia Pocket http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.2650tags:IFTTTPocketeLearningTimothy Ferriss Four Hour Chef - Business Insidervia Pocket Timothy Ferriss Four Hour Chef - Business Insidertags:IFTTTPocketeLearningAsk not for…