Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

The Scoop on Scoop.it & Flipping with Flipboard

on October 6, 2013

I wanted to experiment with Scoop.it and Flipboard.

Scoop.it

I created a Scoop.it  about Chris Hatfield and Social Media.  I choose Chris Hatfield the  topic for my Scoop.it because following his Twitter feed and You Tube videos inspired me as a teacher.  If he share his experience from the International Space Station what could I share here on Earth.

I found Scoop.it easy to use once I got started.  The one hint I have for new users is to make sure that you turn off the twitter feed when you publish your scoop articles or you will fill your Twitter feed.  My husband thought I was displaying stocking tendencies.

I think I will use Scoop.it in my classroom when I want to collect articles about a topic and share them with my students.  I think  It will be a wonderful way to share current events.

Originally I was going to upload the Flipboards I have created but I discovered that you are unable to access Flipboard from a laptop so I am going to see if I can edit a post I have created on my laptop on my iPad.

Flipboard for android

These are  the Flipboards that  I created.   I created  an Educational Inspiration magazine with a few You Tube videos I like.  I added my Twitter, Flickr andInstagram feeds.  I also created a blog and blogging magazine as well as one for #eci831 Open Education and Social Media.

I will need to do more research to see if there is a way to make the Flipboard Magazines visible in my blog.  I think that Flipboard is a powerful tool but I need to practice more to make the best use of the organizational features it provides.  I am thinking that it is like a big filing cabinet where you can organize your information.  I want to know if it is possible to add your own blog links or other information.  Using Flipboard is a work in progress for me.  I am open to any tips or tricks you might have.

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9 responses to “The Scoop on Scoop.it & Flipping with Flipboard

  1. Sue Waters says:

    Hi Jackie

    I haven’t managed to engage with Scoop.it. I know lots of educators use it so I must be missing something. The main issue I’ve had with it is the extra clicks you have to read any links posted by Scoop.it! Some people set up their Scoop.it! account to autopost to their blog. But I still feel it is messy. A weekly Diigo digest is probably the better approach to autopost. Would love those that use Scoop.it! a lot to highlight what I’ve missed?

    Flipboard magazines can be read on your computer. You just can’t read your subscriptions on a computer. The link to your Flipboard magazine isn’t correct. There is something about their link as I’ve gotten it wrong myself when adding it to my blogs!

    Here’s links to some of my magazines:

    My main magazine where I curate information I want to refer back to and share with others – http://flip.it/udupX

    Student blogging challenge Sept 2013 – we add in all the tasks from the 10 week series and are sharing links to the best class/student posts – http://flip.it/ULw95

    With the March 2013 Student blogging magazine we were able to order the posts based on the tasks so you could see the student posts as they related to a specific task – http://flip.it/cmXcw We could do it this way because we created the magazine after the challenge.

    Unfortunately Flipboard doesn’t have any embed options yet. But you can add a link to your magazine by adding the magazine cover to your sidebar like we did for the student challenge blog – http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/ or you can contact Flipboard to request one of their badges to add.

  2. To get Flipboard to work on your computer use this link https://editor.flipboard.com/u/login?done=%2F. Log in using your Flipboard user ID and password. Then click on the share button and the Twitter feed and copy the URL. I owe a huge amount of thanks to Sue Waters for the step by step instructions.

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