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Web 2.

0 Curation Tools:
A Quick Guide

MOHAMED AMIN EMBI

Centre for Teaching & Learning Technologies


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
CHAPTER 1 SCOOP.IT
What is Scoop.it? ...

Benefits of Using Scoop.it...

Using Scoop.it for Education..

Get Started with Scoop.it..

References... 13
CHAPTER 2 PINTEREST
What is Pinterest? . 15
Benefits of Using Pinterest. 15
Get Started with Pinterest

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References.

25

CHAPTER 3 LIST.LY
What is List.ly? ... 27
Banefits of List.ly .... 27
Get Started with List.ly..

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References.. 42
CHAPTER 4 PEARLTREES
What is Pearltrees?..... 43
Ways to Use Pearltrees...... 44
Get Started with Pearltrees 46
References... 62

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CHAPTER 5 BLENDSPACE
What is a Flipboard?.....

63

Using Flipboard by Educators..

63

Get Started with Flipboard...

65

References...

74

CHAPTER 6 FLIPBOARD
What is a Flipboard?.....

75

Using Flipboard by Educators...

75

Get Started with Flipboard...

77

References....

86

CHAPTER 7 PAPER.LI
What is Paper.li?....

87

Ways to Use Paper.li.....

87

Get Started with Paper.li..

88

References....

96

CHAPTER 8 THINGLINK
What is Thinglink?.....

97

Ways to Use Thinglink for Teaching and Learning...

97

Get Started with Thinglink.... 100


References. 115

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CHAPTER 9

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STORIFY

What is Storify?.....

117

Using Storify in the Classroom. 117


Get Started with Storify.... 119
References

132

CHAPTER 10 LEARNIST
What is Learnist?... 133
Using Learnist in the Classroom... 133
Get Started with Learnist.. 137
References. 152

CHAPTER 1: SCOOP.IT

Scoop.it

Chapter 1

WHAT IS SCOOP.IT?
Scoop.it is a content curation platform, where users can curate information
about any topic they want. Users will be able to create a topic of their choice
(no limits) and start curating information. The site is geared towards
providing users a very quick and easy way to scoop any information that
they feel is relevant to the topic they have chosen.
(Source:

http://www.iblogzone.com/2011/11/scoop-it-content-curation-

tool.html)
BENEFITS OF USING SCOOP.IT
There following are some benefits of using Scoop.it:
1. No ads on either the user or the public end.
2. Content is suggested to user not included automatically. User has a full
control over what goes into their topic.
3. Posts can be promoted to the top spot and held there. This is useful if
users blog on a particular topic and would like their latest blog post to be
prominent.
4. Users can follow other users who share the same interest.
(Source: http://www.molly-greene.com/how-can-a-writer-use-scoop-it/)

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USING SCOOP.IT FOR EDUCATION
1. Create a simple webpage for a single topic. If you are teaching about a
specific topic (a holiday, country, person, etc.) in some depth, you can
aggregate articles on the subject matter on one page.
2. Publish a magazine for colleagues or like-minded types on what you think
are interesting or pertinent topics.
3. Organizing in one location materials that you might use across different
classes. You can use a Scoop.it page to aggregate educational videos,
online quizzes, spelling resources, and other similar stuff.
4. If you are teaching about an active news item, you can use Scoop.it
curation tools to create a page that is constantly updated with the latest
items on the topic.
5. Or use it to create your own lightweight, low-maintenance blog with
automated content addition.
(Source:

http://www.theedublogger.com/2012/08/31/keep-your-content-

fresh-with-scoop-it/)

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GET STARTED WITH SCOOP.IT

STEP 1

Go to http://www.scoop.it/

STEP 2

Signing Up

Click at the Join


Free button to
register.

If you have already


registered, click at
the Login button.

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You can login Scoop.it


using your Facebook and
Twitter account. If you do
not have these accounts,
you can sign up manually.

Fill in the
required
information to
sign up.

Then, click the


Sign Up button.

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An email has been


sent by Scoop.it for
you to verify your
email address.

Click this button


at your email
confirmation.

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Choose your
Scoop.it
package, then
click at the Get
started button.

STEP 3

Creating a Topic

Now you have successfully


created your Scoop.it
account. You can begin to
create a topic of your
interest. Type your topics
here.
Then, click at the
Next button.

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Insert the
keywords of your
topic here.

Then, click at
the Next
button.

You can publish


your content in
your social
media.
Then, click at
the Next
button.

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STEP 4

Scooping

Insert the keywords


of your topic here
to find the sources.

Choose the content


you want to scoop.
Then, click at the
Scoop.it! button.

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Add your
insight here
(optional).

Use this to
share on your
social media.
Then, click at
the Publish
button.

This is example of the content you have scooped it.

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STEP 5

Scoop.it Bookmarklet

Click here at your


account.

Choose
Bookmarklet.

Now, your
bookmarklet
has been
installed here.

Click at this
button. Drag and
drop it onto your
bookmark toolbar.

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STEP 6

Scooping it From a Link

Open any
website you
would like to
share/scoop.

Click at the
Scoop.it
bookmarklet.

Then, click the


PUBLISH
button.

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This is the page


you have
scooped.

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REFERENCES
http://www.iblogzone.com/2011/11/scoop-it-content-curation-tool.html
http://www.molly-greene.com/how-can-a-writer-use-scoop-it/
http://www.theedublogger.com/2012/08/31/keep-your-content-fresh-withscoop-it/

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Pinterest

Chapter 2

WHAT IS PINTEREST?
Pinterest lets users organize and share all the beautiful things they find on the
web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and
organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, users can browse pinboards
created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new
things and get inspiration from people who share same interests. Pinterest is
connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.
(Source: http://pinterest.com/about/)
BENEFITS OF USING PINTEREST
The following are some benefits of using Pinterest:
1. To share photos with family and friends.
2. To share information many people use Pinterest to post their recipes
and ideas, or showcase their talents through photographs.
3. To gather inspiration individuals from around the world use Pinterest
to showcase their best ideas.

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4. To promote a business Pinterest can be a great way to share your
products with the world. Post your product pictures, or use Pinterest to
showcase the talents that you have to offer. Even better, use it to create
a visual brand personality for your business.
(Source: http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/)

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GET STARTED WITH PINTEREST

STEP 1

STEP 2

Go to http://pinterest.com/

Joining Pinterest

You can join


Pinterest using
your Facebook
account or you
can register
manually using
your email.
Then, click at
the Sign up
button.

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Insert your
details.
Then, click at
the Come on
in button.

STEP 3

Following Topics

Click five or
more topics
you want to
follow.

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STEP 4


Browsing Button

Pinterest browser
button makes it easier
for you to pin any web
page you are
interested. Click here to
install the Pinterest
browser button.

The Pinterest
browser button
will be installed
here.

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STEP 5

Pin It

Choose the
content you
would like to
pin.

Then, click at
the Pinit
button.

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Type here if
you want to
find a new
board.

Then, click
at the
Create
button.

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Now, you have


one board and
one item that
you have
pinned.

STEP 6

Searching Pinterest

Type keywords
you want to
search here.

These are example


of the contents
related to your
keywords.

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STEP 6


Sending to Friends

If you want to
send or share the
content on the
Pinterest, click at
the Send button.

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Write your
message here.

You can email or


find your friends
using these
settings.

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REFERENCES
http://pinterest.com/about/
http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/

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List.ly

Chapter 3

WHAT IS LIST.LY?
List.ly is about creating and curating lists. Users can create lists of tips,
websites or anything they are interested in. The challenge though for normal
blog post lists is that users have to identify and write about each list item.
Sometimes as soon as the list is published, it begins to become stale and
outdated. List.ly addresses those issues head-on by allowing users to start a
list on their site, embed it within their blog, and then let other people
continue to add to and update their list.
(Source: http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/article/how-use-listly-blow-yourblog-traffic)
BENEFITS OF LIST.LY
The following are some benefits of using List.ly:
1. Listly took the blogging trend of compiling informational lists, and
made it social.
2. Get friends involved.
3. Vote list items up and down.
4. Share easily by embedding lists anywhere.
(Source:

http://www.steamfeed.com/social-lists-7-secrets-revealed-listly-

facebook-marketers/)

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GET STARTED WITH LIST.LY

STEP 1

Go to http://list.ly/

STEP 2

Creating an Account

Click at the SIGN IN


button if you already
have a List.ly
account.

Or, you can click at


the Get Started
button to sign up.

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For signing in,


provide the
required
information.

Then click at
the Sign In
button.

Or, you can


sign in using
your social
media account.

For signing
up, fill in the
required
information.
Then click at
the Sign In
button.
Or, you can
sign in using
your social
media account.

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STEP 3

Making a List.ly

Type the name


of your list or
topic here.

Insert the
description
of your list.

STEP 4

Choose your
preferred
layout.
Then, click
at the
Make List
button.

Adding Items

You can upload


a picture for
your list cover.

For adding an item,


click at the Add To
List button.

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(a) Adding Video

To add a video,
click at this video
icon.

Open any video you


like from the
internet. For an
example a video from
YouTube. Then, copy
the link of the video.

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Insert the link of the


video in your List.ly.

Now, you have


successfully added
the video in your
list.

You can edit


the description
and add tags.

Then, click at
the Save All
button.

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(b) Adding Web Pages

To add a web page


in your list, click at
this link icon.

Open any web


page you like from
the internet. Then,
copy the link of
the page.

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Insert the link of the


page in your List.ly.

You can edit


the description
and add tags.

Now, you have


successfully added
the page in your list.

Then, click at
the Save All
button.

(c) Adding Texts

To add a text in
your list, click at
this text icon.

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Add the title
here
You can upload a
photo from your
computer if you
like.

Or, you can insert


a web page by
copying the link of
the page.
Insert the
description here.

(d) Adding Photos

To add a photo in
your list, click at
this photo icon.

Then, click at
the Save All
button.

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Upload a photo
from your
computer.

Or, you can insert


an image by
copying the link of
the image.

An example of a photo added

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(e) Adding Audios

To add an audio in
your list, click at
this audio icon.

You can paste


the URL of the
audio here.

(f) Adding Places

To add a place, click


at this place icon.

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Type the
location here.

An example of a place

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STEP 5

Previewing a List

Go to your List.ly
home. Then click
here.

Next, click at the


Lists to preview
your list.

This is an
example of the
list created.

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STEP 6

Following a List

Type the keyword


here to find any list
you have
interested.

This is example of
the list based on
the searching
keyword.

Choose the list you


like. Then, you can
click at Follow
List.

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STEP 7

Inviting Friends

Go to your List.ly
home. Then click
here.
Next, click at
the Invite
Friends
button.

You can
invite your
friends to use
List.ly. from
your
Facebook
contacts or
via email.

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REFERENCES
http://www.thesocialmediahat.com/article/how-use-listly-blow-your-blogtraffic
http://www.steamfeed.com/social-lists-7-secrets-revealed-listly-facebookmarketers/

CHAPTER 4: PEARLTREES


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Pearltrees

Chapter 4

WHAT IS PEARLTREES?
Pearltrees is a fascinating and innovative new social networking site that is
centered on communicating common interests in a visually interesting and
complex manner. Pearltrees uses the concept of organizing individual topics
and overall subject matter within user defined points of data, the pearls
from the title, which connect webs of content, serving as the tree portion of
the title. Once these trees are created, all springing from the central point of
a user profile, creates a repository of what a person is interested in their life
and online experience. By searching within Pearltrees, you can access other
users pearltrees, grab the trees that you find interesting and attach them to
your own pearltree. You can access the wealth of information, shares specific
interests and store it to access it later. In certain ways, Pearltree is a tool for
sharing an entire archive of bookmarks, an exciting method in explaining the
thought behind the organization of information.
(Source:

http://webupon.com/social-networks/the-advantages-and-

innovations-of-pearltrees/)

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WAYS TO USE PEARLTREES
The following are some ways to use Pearltrees suggested by Oliver Starr
(2011):
1.

To give meaning as well as context to what users find on the


Web.
Pearltrees lets users select, organize and manipulate the web in
meaningful ways. Pearltrees allows users to create personal library of
web content that user want to organize and preserve. It makes it easy
to classify whether that content is videos, research for work project or
simple topics users find interesting.

2.

To archive user favorite online discoveries.


With Pearltrees, nothing gets lost as the account is organized similar as
a personal library to the way and its always at hand when users wants
it.

3.

To re-use what you have done.


Pearltree allows users to easily retrieved previous results from the first
time it has been use. Pearltrees allows users to create his/her own
personal "memory of the Web."

4.

To find rare content in your areas of interest.


Users can benefit from the curation of others. The collective efforts of
a community of like-minded people can vastly accelerate users own
personal discoveries.

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5.


To "Team Up" and curate collaboratively.
Organizing content with a group of people who share the same passion
is a unique experience to Pearltreess user. Every time a user return to
a team pearltree, it is likely new content will be added.

6.

To share the web pages you have curated with a single click.
Users can share an entire curated collection on the subject among
friends with a single click with friends.

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GET STARTED WITH PEARLTREES

STEP 1

Go to http://www.pearltrees.com/

STEP 2

Creating an Account

Insert the
required
information
Then, click at the
Join button or you
can register using
your social media
account.

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STEP 3

Choosing a Plan

Choose your
plan.

STEP 4

Editing a Profile

Edit your
profile.

Upload your
profile picture.

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STEP 5

Installing a Web Clipper

Click here to
install the web
clipper.

Now you have a web


clipper on your
browser toolbar. You
can add any page,
video and text while
browsing by using
this web clipper.

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STEP 6

Creating a Collection

To create a
collection, click at
this icon.

Insert the title


of your
collection.

Insert the
description
here.

Then, click at
the Add
button.

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This is an
example of the
collection
created.

STEP 7

Adding ItemsYour in Collection

Click at
your
collection.

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To add item,
click at this
icon.

(a) Importing items from your computer, social media and storage media

Select
Import
tab.
Select the
media
you want
to add to
the item.

For example,
click at the My
computer icon.

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Select the item


from your
computer and
then click at the
Open button.

This is an
example of the
item added
from the
computer.

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(b) Adding items from web pages

Open any web


page you like to
add and copy
the URL address.

Click at the
Web page
tab.

Insert the URL of


the web page
here.
Then, click at the
Add button.

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(c) Adding items using the web clipper
Click at the web
clipper.

Open any web


page you like to
add in your
collection.
Select the
collection you
want to add to
the web page.

This is an
example of the
web page added
in the collection.

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(d) Adding file

Click at
the File
tab.
You can drag and
drop the file
here.

Select the file


and click at the
Open button.

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An example of
the file added in
the collection.

(e) Adding notes

Insert the
title here.

Type your
notes here.

Click at the
Notes tab.

Then, click at
the Add
button.

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An example
of notes.

STEP 8

Creating Team

To invite people to team


up on your collection or
collaborate on interesting
topics, click at this icon.

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Invite your friends to team up from your Pearltrees friend list or contact
from your email.

STEP 9

Sharing a Collection

To share your
collection,
click at this
icon.

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You can share your collection using these applications

STEP 10

Editing Collections

To edit your
collection,
click at this
icon.

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You can use these settings to edit your collections.

STEP 11

Editing Items

Select any
item you
want to edit.

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Click at this
icon.

Use these settings to edit your item

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REFERENCES
http://webupon.com/social-networks/the-advantages-and-innovations-ofpearltrees/)
Oliver

Starr.
2011.
6
reasons
to
use
Pearltrees.
http://www.tgdaily.com/software- features/55373-6-reasons-to-usepearltrees

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Blendspace

Chapter 5

WHAT IS BLANDESPACE?
Blendspace is the easiest way to blend your classroom with digital content.
Teachers and students can collect, annotate and share digital resources using
Blendspace as a platform.
(Source: http://blog.blendspace.com/)
BENEFITS OF BLENDSPACE
The following are some benefits of Blendspace for teachers:
1.

Blendspace is free for teachers and schools.

2.

Allows teachers to easily create rich multimedia lessons for classes


and allowing for differentiated resources.

3.

Supports an inquiry-based approach as well as the flipped classroom


model.

4.

Quizzes that are marked automatically can be easily built-in and used
for formative assessment purposes assess student knowledge.

5.

Track student progress during or outside lessons using lesson


tracker.

6.

Useful as an organisational tool to collate numerous resources.

(Source: http://usingblendspace.wikispaces.com/Benefits+of+Blendspace)

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ADVANTAGES OF USING BLENDSPACE IN EDUCATION
The following are some advantages of using Blendspace in education:
1.

Lesson Tracking: See real-time dashboards on student progress,


engagement and assessment results.

2.

Lesson Sharing and Collaboration: Discover, re-use, re-mix and


collaborate on lessons from teachers within your school and district.

3.

Common Core, Next Gen Science, custom standards: Align lessons


to standards and track student mastery of standards.

4.

Drag-and-drop: Easily add, insert, and delete resources from all over
the web and from computer.

5.

Organization: Group resources into groups, group lessons into


classes and easily organize the students.

(Source: http://blog.blendspace.com/)
6.

Presentations: Add online multimedia for examples YouTube videos,


documents and websites.

7.

Flipping the class: Create self-paced lessons and share with using link.

8.

Project-Based learning: Students can research, learn and showcase


their projects.

9.

Differentiated instruction: Personalize student learning with different


online materials

(Source: https://www.edsurge.com/blendspace--2)

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GET STARTED WITH BLENDSPACE

STEP 1

Go to https://www.tes.com/lessons

STEP 2

Creating an Account

Insert the
required
information.

Then, click at the


Join us for FREE
button.

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Select your
experience or
career.

STEP 3

Creating Lesson

To start creating a
lesson, click at the
+New Lesson.

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Type the title


of your lesson
here.

Then, click at
the OK
button.

Select the
content
resources.

Drag and drop


the selected
content here.

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STEP 4

Inserting Contents

Type the
keyword here
to search.

Select the
content
resources. For
example a
content from
YouTube.

Choose the
content you
want to add
in your
lesson.

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Drag and
drop the
selected
content on to
the lesson
box.

STEP 5

Adding Quizzes

At the lesson
box, click at
the Add
Quiz button.

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Type the
question here.

To add another
question, click
here.

Enter the
possible
answers.

Then, click
at the
Done
button.

Click at the quiz


box you have
created in your
lesson to preview.

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This is an example of the quiz you have created.

STEP 6

Changing Templates & Themes

Click here to
change the
template of your
lesson.

Choose the
template.

Now the
template of your
lesson has been
changed.

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Click here to
change the theme
of your lesson.

Choose
either dark
or coloured
theme.

Now you theme
of your lesson
have been
changed.

STEP 7

Sharing Your Lessons

Click at the
Share
button.

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You can share


by sending
the lesson
link.

Or, you can
share using
these items.

STEP 8

Setting Privacy

Select your
requirement.

Click at the
Privacy icon.

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STEP 9

Collaborating with Others

Type the name or


email address of
the collaborators

Click at the
Collaborate
icon.

Then, click at
the Add
button.

Or, you can send
the link to the
collaborators.

REFERENCES
http://blog.blendspace.com/
http://usingblendspace.wikispaces.com/Benefits+of+Blendspace
http://blog.blendspace.com/
https://www.edsurge.com/blendspace--2

CHAPTER 6: FLIPBOARD


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FLIPBOARD

Chapter 6

WHAT IS FLIPBOARD?
Flipboard is a part of social apps and a part of magazine. It gathers content
from social networks, news publications and blogs. Flipboard displays stories,
articles, blog posts, videos and other pieces of content in a magazine format.
Flipboard is available on multiple operating systems and devices, including
smartphones and tablets. Flipboard also can be access in a web browser from
computer.
(Source:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/entertainment/what-

is-flipboard-app-how-to-use/)
USING FLIPBOARD BY EDUCATORS
Flipboard is the perfect tool for educators to create magazines for
themselves, their students and colleagues. Here is how Flipboard can be used
by educators:
1.

Collect and share information with students


Educators can search Flipboard to find content on any topic, then flip
(add) that content into a magazine, and then share that magazine with
their students. Creating magazines like this allow educators to provide

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students with specific information and saves students time that they
would otherwise spend searching for content.

2.

Collaborate with colleagues


This feature allows multiple curators to flip content into one magazine.
With this method of co-curating, educators would reduce the time
spent finding content on their own.

3.

Save conference resources


Educators can curate Flipboard magazines for conferences by adding
content from the web related to the event. This includes article, videos,
photos, slides, tweets and more. Items posted online can be added to a
conference magazine whether or not the curator is in attendance. After
the conference, the magazine can be used as a historical document and
as a resource for educators who want to review what happened at a
later date.

4.

Grow professionally
Like most educators, they all want to stay current. Flipboard magazines
can be used to drive educators professional development. Educators
use Flipboard search feature to find already created magazines on
topics they interested then click on the follow option to add the
magazine to their Flipboard reading list. Magazines such as Blended
Learning and Flipped Classroom help educators to stay current.

(Source:

https://about.flipboard.com/educators/how-i-use-flipboard-as-an-

educator/)

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GET STARTED WITH FLIPBOARD

STEP 1

Go to https://flipboard.com/

STEP 2

Creating an Account

Click at the Sign Up


button to create a
Flipboard account.

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Select 7 or more
topics you want to
follow.

Then, click at
the Done
button.

STEP 3

Creating New Magazine

For creating a new


magazine, click at the
NEW MAGAZINE
button.

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Insert the title of


your new
magazine and the
description here.

Then, click at
the Create
button.

Select the
visibility of
your magazine.

This is an example
of the new
magazine that has
been created.

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STEP 4

Searching Items

Click at this
icon to search
items.

Insert the
keyword
here.

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Select the item


you want to
insert in your
magazine.

STEP 5

Flipping Items

To flip your selected


item into your
magazine, click at
this icon.

If you want to
share this story to
your friend, click
here.

If you want to see


more stories like this
in your magazine,
click here.

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After you have


clicked the flip
button, you can
choose either to
PICK, or add in your
New Magazine or
magazine that you
have created.

STEP 6

Then, click at
the Add
button.

Editing a Magazine

Select the new


magazine that has
been created.
Then, click at the
Edit button.

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(a) Inviting people to contribute

Click at the Invite


People to
Contribute
button.

Click here to make


your magazine
visible to the
public.

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Choose the
contact detail
from these
applications to
select the
contributors.

Then, click at
the OK
button.

(b) Sharing your magazine


To share your
magazine, click
at the Share
button.

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Then, select the


application you
want to share with
others.

(c) Viewing a magazine

For viewing
your magazine,
click at the
view button.

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This is an example of the magazine created

REFERENCES
http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/entertainment/what-isflipboard-app-how-to-use/
https://about.flipboard.com/educators/how-i-use-flipboard-as-an-educator/

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Paper.li

Chapter 7

WHAT IS PAPER.LI?
Paper.li is a content curation service that helps users find and share great
content in their own visually appealing online newspaper.
(Source:

http://www.razorsocial.com/how-to-use-paper-li-to-share-great-

content/)
WAYS TO USE PAPER.LI
Here are some ideas on how to use Paper.li:

Create a daily newspaper just for you. Its great at finding content you
may not always find on twitter.

Prior to sending the content, you can remove what you do not like and
reorganize the layout of the newspaper to make sure only the best
content is delivered.

You do not just focus on your content you focus on providing really
relevant and useful information related to your students.

Create a newspaper based on your lesson and share internally with your
students.

(Source:

http://www.razorsocial.com/how-to-use-paper-li-to-share-great-

content/)

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GET STARTED WITH PAPER.LI

STEP 1

Go to http://paper.li/

STEP 2

Creating an Account

Click at the Start


Now For Free
button to create a
Paper.li account.

You also can sign


up using your
social media and
email account.

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Fill in the
required
information.

Then, click at
the Sign Up
button.

Open your
registered email,
and click at this link
to verify your email.

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STEP 3

Creating a Paper
Then, click at the
CREATE PAPER
button.

Click at the
paper.li menu.

Select Your
papers.

Type the title of your


paper here. You also
can change it later.

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STEP 4

Inserting Contents

Click at the Get


Content Now to
search the content.

This is the theme


of your paper.

This is the
content in your
paper.

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STEP 5

Editing Contents

At the top right


corner, click at the
Edit button.

Click this icon


to blacklist the
website of the
content.

Click this icon to


remove the
content from
your theme.
Click this icon to
the content from
your paper.

Click this icon


to blacklist
the person
who is sharing
the content.

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STEP 6

Sharing Contents
Click at this
icon to start
sharing.

Select the
platform you
want to share
the content.

Select the
content you
want to share.

STEP 7

Dashboard

At the top right


corner, click at
this icon.
Install this
bookmarklet and drag
it at your bookmarks
bar. You can add any
content from
anywhere on the web
using this bookmarklet.

Select and
edit your
setting.

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(a) Global setting

You can edit


the title of
your paper,
subtitle and
note.

(b) Content

You can search


content, connect
with your social
media and review
your selected
content.

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(c) Layout and appearance

Edit your paper


layout and
appearance.

STEP 8

Reviewing a Paper

Go to Paper.li
menu.
Select
Newsstand

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This is an example of the paper created

REFERENCES
http://www.razorsocial.com/how-to-use-paper-li-to-share-great-content/

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Thinglink

Chapter 8

WHAT IS THINGLINK?
ThingLink is a free and user friendly digital tool that provides users with the
ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic. Create multiple hot
spots on specific parts of an image and turn that image into a multimedia
launcher. Include video, record audio or provide a link to any website with
the click of a button. Easily embed an interactive ThingLink graphic into any
blog or website. ThingLink is a truly amazing tool that allows users to pack a
lot of content into a small space.
(Source:

http://gettingsmart.com/2012/08/5-ways-use-thinglink-teaching-

learning/)
WAYS TO USE THINGLINK FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Here are some ideas and interactive examples to get you started with
Thinglink:
1. Use ThingLink as a Multimedia Curriculum Launcher
ThingLink provides teachers with opportunities to design multimedia rich
student driven learning experiences that offer flexible learning paths to
meet the diverse learning needs of all students. A ThingLink graphic can

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provide students with background knowledge and opportunities for
challenge all in one place. To make sure students are accountable for
learning, use an Essential Question or scavenger hunt to guide the
learning.

2. Use ThingLink to Introduce a Technology Tool


Using an interactive graphic to introduce new technology to a group of
teachers or students can be a very effective and appealing to those who
are hesitant to learn to use new technology. The ability to pack a large
amount of multimedia content into one graphic and the addition of
colored nubbins to the ThingLink features provides a way to differentiate
instruction visually, allowing teachers and students to explore areas of
interest.
3. Use Thinglink for Professional Development
A ThingLink graphic packed with resources and combined with sufficient
time for constructive play is an excellent way to introduce a new
technology tool to teachers Include video tutorials, written directions,
links to examples and podcasts to provide participants with all the
resources they need in one easily accessible and compact graphic.
4. Use ThingLink to Publish Student Work
Students who create and publish for an audience are likely to do their
best and most careful work.

Why not promote your program and

provide visitors with a peek into your classroom by using ThingLink to


regularly publish student work? Do remember to protect student
identities when publishing their work on the Internet.

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5. Use ThingLink to Create Interactive Student Reports
Students today should have plenty of opportunities to engage in research.
Its a good idea to occasionally offer alternatives to the traditional written
research report. Use ThingLink to let students create interactive,
multimedia reports that utilize their personal strengths.
(Source:
learning/)

http://gettingsmart.com/2012/08/5-ways-use-thinglink-teaching-

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GET STARTED WITH THINGLINK

STEP 1

Go to https://www.thinglink.com/

STEP 2

Creating an Account

Insert your email and


password to create
an account.

Next, click at the
CONTINUE
REGISTERATION
button.

Insert your
name
here.

Then, click at
the REGISTER
FOR FREE!
button.

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Open your email,


and click here to
verify your email.

STEP 3

Creating a Thinglink

To start creating
thinglink, click at the
CREATE button.

(a) Searching images

Insert a keyword to
search the image
related.

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Select the
image.

To share the
image, click at
the SHARE
icon.

Click at the
POST icon.

Then, post
the image to
the channel
you have
created.

You can share the


image to your
social media or
you can use the
link or you can
embed the code
in your blog or
website.

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(b) Upload images

Click here to
upload an
image from
your hard
drive.

Or, you can


click here to
drag and drop
the image
from your hard
drive.

Select the
image and drag
and drop at
thinglink.

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This is an example
of the selected
image that has
been dragged and
dropped from hard
drive. Click at the
image to start
editing.

(c) Searching videos or webs

Click at this
button.

To add a
video, go to
YouTube.

To add a
web or an
image, insert
the link here.

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Insert the
keyword of the
content and
select the video.

Copy the link


of the selected
YouTube
video.

Click at the
TAG THIS
MEDIA to start
tagging.

Paste the link of


the YouTube
video here.

This is an example of the video that has been added.

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STEP 4


Inserting a Title
Click here to
zoom in or zoom
out the image.

Insert the
title of the
image here.

STEP 5

Click here to
add a tag.

Adding Tags to Images

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Insert the link
or image
address of your
tag here.

Type notes or
information
about your tag
(optional).

Then, click at
the SAVE TAG
button.

This is an
example of the
tagging.

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The image
shows that you
have one tag
here.

STEP 6

Editing a Tag

Click at the
EDIT icon.

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To add another
tag, click at any
place of the image.

Then, browse
the content of
your tag here.

You can edit the


existing tag or you
can add another
tag.

You can insert the


related video as
your tag content.

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STEP 7

Adding a Tag to Videos

Click at the video


you have uploaded
and click play
button.

To start adding the


tag, click + ADD
NEW TAG button.

Insert the URL


address or the
embed code of the
content from the
web you would like
for tagging at the
video.

You can
change the
icon of the
tag.

Then, click at
the Save
button.

The timing
of the tag
will appear.

Insert the
description of
the content.

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This is an
example of
the tag on the
video.

Then, click at the


SAVE & EXIT
button.

The content will


appear at the time
you have selected.

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STEP 8

Sharing Videos

To share a video,
click at this icon.

You share your


video using your
social media, or
link or embed
code.

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STEP 9

Inviting Students

Click at the
STUDENTS.

To add students,
go to GROUP tab.

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Click here to register


your students
without using email
address.

Register students without email

Insert the students


name here.

Then, click at the
REGISTER
STUDENTS button.

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This is an example
of the registered
students, their ID
and password.

REFERENCES
http://gettingsmart.com/2012/08/5-ways-use-thinglink-teaching-learning/

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STORIFY

Chapter 9

WHAT IS STORIFY?
Storify is a social media tool that lets users create stories or timelines from a
variety of social media resources like Facebook and Twitter, as well as other
web resources. Users can use it to pull together information on whatever
they want, and can customise it. Users also can share the story on the site
with friends on those social media sites.
(Source: http://libroediting.com/2013/11/27/what-is-storify-and-how-do-i-useit/).
USING STORIFY IN THE CLASSROOM
The following are some ways to use Storify in the classroom:
1. Compile a story about a recent event or phenomenon.
Want to help students engage with the world around them? You might
assign them to craft a story from a certain point of view (e.g., to create a
story from a senators perspective about the ongoing budget crisis) or
ask students to pick out tweets, pictures, and videos that cover a variety
of perspectives.

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2. Literature Class: Create a multimedia book report
If students are reading a non-fiction book, they can comb the web for
YouTube videos, links, pictures and more related to the subject matter. If
students are reading a novel, they might choose to create a Storify story
on the authors biography or about the time period in which the novel is
set.
3. History: Reenact a Historical Narrative
Teaching students about the Civil Rights movement, the French
Revolution, or the War of 1812? Have students create a Storify narrative
that focuses on one aspect of the lesson. For example, a one student
might choose to create a story about art at the time of the French
Revolution, using Flickr images and historical websites to flesh out a
narrative of the neo-classical art movement.
4. Science: Put together photos, videos, and other information
about a scientific concept.
Use Storify to chronicle a scientific phenomenon or discovery, or have
students collect photos from a particular type of ecosystem.
5. Add a public speaking component!
Encourage students to present their Storify stories to the class. If you
have assigned students a current events story, students could even use
their stories in the context of a debate have two students create
stories about opposing viewpoints, and use them to back up their
respective arguments.
(Source:

https://www.knewton.com/resources/blog/edtech/4-ways-to-use-

storify-in-the-classroom/)

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GET STARTED WITH STORIFY

STEP 1

Go to: https://storify.com/

STEP 2

Signing Up

Click at the Sign Up


Free button.

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Then, click at
the Sign up
button.

Insert the
required
information.

STEP 3

Creating a Storify

To start creating a
Storify, click at the
New Story button.

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Storify section

Media section

(a) Inserting headlines & descriptions

Insert the
name of your
story here.

Type the
description
of the story
here.

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An example of headline and description created

(b) Inserting videos from YouTube


Click at the
Youtube icon at
the media toolbar.

Insert the keyword
here and search.

Find the video
you like to
add to storify,
then drop it in
the storify
section. You
can add as
many as you
like.

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This is an example of the video inserted in Storify.

(c) Adding texts


At your Storify section, go
to Insert and select to
add Text or Horizontal
Rule.

Or, you can direcly


click at the Storify
window section to
add text or horizontal
rule.

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This is an example of the text added.

(d) Instagram
Click at the
Instagram icon at
the media toolbar.

Find the
picture you like
to add to
Storify, then
drop it in the
Storify section.
You can add as
many as you
like.

Insert the keyword


here and search.

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This is an example of a picture from Instagram added in Storify.

(f) Giphy
Click at the Giphy
icon at the media
toolbar.

Insert the keyword
here and search.

Find the picture you like to add to Storify,


then drop it in the Storify section. You can
add as many as you like.

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(g) Twitter and facebook

To add items from Twitter


or Facebook, you need to
connect with the account
first.

(h) Provide link
Click at the link
icon at the media
toolbar.

Insert the link here


and search.

This is the
page from the
link.

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This is an example of the page from the link added in Storify.

(i) Flickr
Click at the Flickr
icon at the media
toolbar.

Insert the keyword


here and search.

Find the picture you like to add to Storify,
then drop it in the Storify section. You can
add as many as you like.

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This is an example of the picture from the Flickr added in Storify.

(j) Google
Click at the
Google icon at
the media toolbar.

Insert the keyword


here and search.

Find the content you like to add to Storify,
then drop it in the Storify section. You can
add as many as you like.

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This is an example of the content from Google added in Storify.

(k) Sound Cloud


Click at the Sound
Cloud icon at the
media toolbar.

Insert the keyword


here and search.

Find the sound you like to add to Storify,
then drop it in the Storify section. You can
add as many as you like.

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STEP 4

Publishing Storify

At the top of your


Storify, click at the
Publish.

This message shows


that your story have
been published.

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STEP 5

Editing & Sharing Storify

At your Storify Home,


click at the story that
you have been created.

Click at the Edit if


you want to edit
your story.

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Or, you can share


your story in your
social media.

REFERENCES
http://libroediting.com/2013/11/27/what-is-storify-and-how-do-i-use-it/
https://www.knewton.com/resources/blog/edtech/4-ways-to-use-storify-inthe-classroom/

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Chapter 10

Learnist
WHAT IS LEARNIST?

Learnist is freemedia and resource sharing site that is an extremely useful


tool for teachers and students to curate a number of relevant sites relating
to a topic. Learnist is also available as an iPad app and an Android app. When
people study with others, they will learn faster. With Learnist, users can
quickly share information with online network about things they know, get
feedback,

and

collaborate

to

learn

new

things

(http://www.slideshare.net/fionabeal/have-you-considered-creating-a-learnistboard).
Learnist is a learning board for the digital age. The web application
itself describes a learn board as a set of learnings organized as a series of
steps for people to learn. Users can also look at a learning board as a
container for any content that helps them understand things they are
interested in. On the web, there is a glut of content that can add to
education (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-learnist-to-effectivelyorganize-your-learning-teaching/).

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USING LEARNIST IN THE CLASSROOM
The following are how an educator can use Learnist effectively:
1. Collect and Share Resources
In Learnist, you can organize resources through learn boards. Create a
board to share your knowledge and show your expertise. Learnist allows
you to add resources from anywhere on the web. Post relevant
resources to your learn board and add a description. Through the search
toolbar, you can access many learn boards relevant to your lesson. You
can suggest resources to the board, re-add resources to your board and
also add tags to it. There are many options to like, comment, share and
follow the boards if you find them interesting. Once you have collected
resources for your lesson and added them to your board, you can easily
provide students a better learning environment in the classroom as well
as at home.
2. Collaborate
While creating the board, you can add your colleagues or administrators
or others as collaborators to it. By this, collaborators observe what
students are learning and are able to suggest related learning resources
for your learn-board. You can also observe the other boards as a
collaborator and can help them provide good resources. Exchange of
information leads to better understanding and greater exposure.

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3. Make your lesson interesting:
Based on present learning approaches, students find difficulty with the
traditional classroom environment. If you still make them confined to
their chairs and listen to your lectures, they will lose interest. Learnist
provides you with a beautiful platform to deliver your lecture. You can
engage your students with images, videos and songs relevant to your
lesson content. Students pay more attention if you use technological
approaches like multimedia.
4. Keep students up to date:
If a student is absent, he may surely miss the valuable lesson topic. But
Learnist allows you to help those students also by sending out emails and
tweets containing lecture resources to them.
5. Encourage Group activities:
Learnist helps students to finish their projects with the help of other
group members. A student can surely understand his responsibility in a
group and thus collaborate with others effectively. They can create and
manage their boards together as a team.
6. Save your precious time and effort:
There are many users adding resources continuously, educators can take
this as an advantage to collect best resources for their lesson content. It
saves your precious research time and help you make a lesson effective.
On the top of the site, you can find numerous categories like art &
design, science, education and much more. You can filter your

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search results through featured, popular and new. Learnist makes


a class your classroom interactive and real life learning environment.

(Source: http://edtechreview.in/news/481-amazing-ways-educators-are-usinglearnist)

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GET STARTED WITH LEARNIST

STEP 1

STEP 2

Click at the Sign Up


button.

Go to http://learni.st/

Signing Up

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Insert the
required
information.

STEP 3

Then, click at
the Sign up
button.

Creating a Board

To start creating a
Learnist, click at the
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button.




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(a) Adding board information

Then, insert
the title of
your board.

Once you have created


a board. You can add
the cover that is
relevant to your
content in your board.

Next, insert
the description
of your board.

You can insert a


link of the image to
add the photo.

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This is an example of the cover photo.

This is an example of the title and description for a board.

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STEP 4

Creating Learning

Once you have


finished inserting
the board
information, click
at the Lets go!
button.

Select the post


type you like.

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(a) Text Section

Select Text
Section
type.

Insert the
title and the
description.

This is example of the content for text sections type.

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(b) Link Section

Select Link
Section
type.

Insert the
title and the
description.

Then, click
here to add a
web link.

Insert the URL


address of the
webpage here.

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This is an example of the content for link sections type.

(c) Adding images

Select
Image type.

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Insert the
title and the
description.

Insert the
image from
your computer
here.

This is an example of the image.

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(d) Adding videos

Select
YouTube
Video.

Insert the
title and the
description.

Then, click
here to add a
video.

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Insert the
keyword of the
video here.

Select the
video.

Then, click at
the Add
video.

This is an example of the video.

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STEP 5

Tracking Progress

At the top of you learning


board, you can see the
percentage of your progress.
The higher the level of
progress, the better your
chances are for getting
featured.

STEP 6

Categorization

Click at this icon to


categorize your content.
It will help you widen
your audience by making
your content more
discoverable.

Then, select the


category of your
Learnists
content.

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STEP 7

Reordering Contents

.
Click at this
icon to reorder
your content.

Click and
drag to
change the
order.

Then, click at
the Save
button.

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STEP 8

Publishing a Board

Once you have


completed your
board, click at the
Publish button.

Now, your board


have been
published.

You also can


share your board
in your facebook
or twitter.

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STEP 9

Editing a Board

For viewing
your board,
click at the
Profile
button.

This is the
number of
your board.

Select the
board you
want to edit.

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Then, click at
the edit
button.

REFERENCES
http://www.slideshare.net/fionabeal/have-you-considered-creating-a-learnistboard
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-learnist-to-effectively-organizeyour-learning-teaching/
http://edtechreview.in/news/481-amazing-ways-educators-are-using-learnist