Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

The Scoop on Scoop.it & Flipping with Flipboard

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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