Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research

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Thankfully, the barriers are coming down. Online data repositories are available to both professional and non-professional scientists. Increasingly, publishers are making their primary research articles ‘open access’ (free) and are actively encouraging citizen scientists to submit articles for publication. Below is a sample of resources that can help citizen scientists share data and publish their findings. 

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

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“Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use of digital communication is rampant among teens, but this recent episode was only unusually due to it’s elevated publicity.”

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Moodle Plugins Directory: Advanced Forum

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Moodlerooms is proud to release Advanced Forums, which enhances Moodle Forums by providing teachers and students with quick, simple views into the forums and their discussions. Allowing users to sort and search discussions easily and in multiple layouts is key to Advanced Forums increased usability. Read tracking is a feature in Advanced forums that highlights unread posts, making it even easier to manage a forum. This saves the student time in viewing and responding to posts, and saves the teacher time in finding the posts that are most relevant to the class. Teachers are empowered to create anonymous interactions with students while still being able to provide accurate grading with advanced grading methods. Teachers are confident that their grading of the forum content reflects the content the student is posting, by allowing a teacher to grade a forum while viewing the student’s posts.

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Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

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Here’s a list of 100 websites to download books legally, sorted out by categories: Classics,  Textbooks, Children’s Books, Math and Science, Philosophy and Religion, Histoy and Culture, Modern Fiction, Plays,  Foreign Language, Rare Books, Arts and Entertainment, Mystery, Poetry,  and Miscellaneous.

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ICT industry requires more skills to take off – Cordis News

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Cordis News ICT industry requires more skills to take off Cordis News The sector’s growth is set to accelerate tremendously, and the European Commission set for itself the very ambitious objective to close the digital skills gap by 2020 in order to…

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5 Myths about Copyright Teachers Need to Know a…

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5 Myths about Copyright Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Digital citizenship curated by Luísa Lima (5 Myths about Copyright Teachers Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit…

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How a Class Becomes a Community: Theory, Method, Examples ~ HASTAC

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by Cathy Davidson

 

“About three years ago I began inviting my student-led, peer-evaluated, collaboratively structured classes to think about the shape of a course: what defined it, what its participants could do to describe and circumscribe its practices, how a group of strangers, all enrolled in the same institutional experience of a “course,” could come together as a community of choice, mission, shared purpose, and mutually beneficial learning. It was a student in “This Is Your Brain On the Internet,” an undergraduate class I taught at Duke in 2010, who said, “We need a class constitution!”

 

“Now in virtually every class I teach we begin with an exercise where we jointly compose such a document. In composing rules for our class we have everyone contribute to peer-production of the very idea of “peer production.” We use a common document to think through what we want from the very particular commons of a class.”

 

Jim Lerman’s insight:

 

This is Chapter One from the recent ebook Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies, available for free download from HASTAC.

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rivista open dedicata all’educazione

Rivista open dedicata ai problemi dell’educazione considerati da un punto di vista globale. Il primio numero è dedicato all’inclusione. Dalla presentazione:

Global Education Review is a forum for reporting approaches to and implications of educational practice, as well as the influence of social, economic, and political forces on educational practice in different countries or global regions. GER is published in thematic issues that reflect on policy and practice in educational settings in the United States and abroad. Selected themes focus on issues that are relevant to the field of education, with implications for policy nationally and/or globally.

http://ger.mercy.edu/index.php/ger/index