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Blending Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008–2015 - iNACOL

Blending Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008–2015 - iNACOL | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
In 2008, iNACOL produced a series of papers documenting promising practices identified throughout the field of K–12 online learning. Since then, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration of transformative policy and practice driving personalized learning in the K–12 education space. State, district, school, and classroom leaders recognize that the ultimate potential for blended and online …
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A series of white papers, with the promising practices in K–12 blended, online, and competency education transforming teaching and learning today.

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The 100 best free fonts | Design | Creative Bloq

The 100 best free fonts | Design | Creative Bloq | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Updated for 2015! The best free fonts, from vintage-inspired typefaces to bold slab serifs, for a range of design projects on Windows and Mac.
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"This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles"

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GoodPractice | » Informal Learning: Decoding the myths and mysteries: Infographic

GoodPractice | » Informal Learning: Decoding the myths and mysteries: Infographic | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
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"Informal learning is the unofficial, impromptu way people learn how to do their jobs."

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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep (Infographic)

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep (Infographic) | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Here are some tips to help make your bedroom more sleep-friendly. (Hint: that light emanating from your smartphone isn't helping.)
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"But there are solutions to improving your bedtime routine, like swapping out the e-reader in favor of a paperback (library books are always free, unless you don't return them on time), taking all the tech out of your bedroom and avoiding your screens altogether 30 to 60 minutes before you turn in."

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Nothing Gets Deleted From the Internet, Ever. Here’s How.

Nothing Gets Deleted From the Internet, Ever. Here’s How. | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
The "Delete" button is a two-edged sword. It makes you feel safe online. Tweeted something you shouldn't have? Delete it. But that same delete button can also be used to silence free speech and take down organizations like The Pirate Bay. What if you couldn't delete data from the web? What if information on the…
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About the Internet Archive

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Europe Wants Google's 'Right to Be Forgotten' to Be Applied on Global Search Results

Europe Wants Google's 'Right to Be Forgotten' to Be Applied on Global Search Results | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
The European Union wants Google to wipe search results mentioning people who invoke their 'right to be forgotten' across all its sites, and not just its European versions, reports Reuters.
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"Google is now facing pressure to ensure that the removal applies not just to European versions of its search engine like Google.fr in France and Google.de in Germany, but also across the world on Google.com."

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9 Multimedia Resources for Information Design

9 Multimedia Resources for Information Design | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a web designer or specialize in graphics, information design is one of the fundamental principles of usability and visual storytelling.
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"Whether you’re a web designer or specialize in graphics, information design is one of the fundamental principles of usability and visual storytelling."

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For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate.
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"When we look at the rapid growth in the number of students versus science lab facilities, it's just not enough."

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5 Google Results That Can Destroy Your Career

5 Google Results That Can Destroy Your Career | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Google your name
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"Google your name"

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Here’s what Google, Twitter, Instagram, and other sites would have looked like in the 1980s

Here’s what Google, Twitter, Instagram, and other sites would have looked like in the 1980s | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
The YouTube channel SquirrelMonkeyCom takes a love for the 1980s to a whole new level, and re-imagines what many of today’s most popular Internet destinations would have looked like back then. If you grew up around then, you’ll definitely appreciate these hypothetical blasts to the past.
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"The YouTube channel SquirrelMonkeyCom takes a love for the 1980s to a whole new level, and re-imagines what many of today’s most popular Internet destinations would have looked like back then. If you grew up around then, you’ll definitely appreciate these hypothetical blasts to the past."

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84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying | Edudemic

84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying | Edudemic | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
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"this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill out just about every category of Bloom’s Taxonomy"

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

How To Create A Google Drive Classroom | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
How To Create A Google Drive Classroom
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"Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing."

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Virality: How Does It Work and Why Do We Share?

Virality: How Does It Work and Why Do We Share? | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
In the latest video of our Mashable Explains series, we try to figure out virality and memes.
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"why the web is the perfect environment for ideas to spread"

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eLearning Trends For 2015

Presentation highlights the 10 eLearning Trends for 2015 that may act as the game changers in the field of Technology Enabled Learning.
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"Presentation highlights the 10 eLearning Trends for 2015 that may act as the game changers in the field of Technology Enabled Learning."

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5 Confusing Icons and Their History - Placeit Blog

5 Confusing Icons and Their History - Placeit Blog | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
We see a lot of icons every day. From any experience in the app store to pressing play on your Walkman, we interact with them all the time. But a lot of icons that are deeply engrained in our lives don’t actually make any sense. We looked at top 5 most confusing icons, and tried [...]
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"Even the most confusing, misunderstood icons have origin stories. We traced the share, play, Bluetooth, USB, and power icons back to their roots to better understand how these now-common icons came to be, and whether or not they actually make any sense today."

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Moore’s Law is dead, long live Moore’s Law | ExtremeTech

Moore’s Law is dead, long live Moore’s Law  | ExtremeTech | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Moore’s Law 1.0 gave us the mainframe and the minicomputer. Moore’s Law 2.0’s emphasis on per-transistor performance and cost scaling ushered in the era of the microcomputer in both its desktop and laptop incarnations. Moore’s Law 3.0, with its focus on platform-level costs and total system integration has given us the smartphone, the tablet, and the nascent wearables industry.
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"Moore’s Law 1.0 gave us the mainframe and the minicomputer. Moore’s Law 2.0’s emphasis on per-transistor performance and cost scaling ushered in the era of the microcomputer in both its desktop and laptop incarnations. Moore’s Law 3.0, with its focus on platform-level costs and total system integration has given us the smartphone, the tablet, and the nascent wearables industry."

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers.
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"For many students, writing a novel summary is not exactly a glamorous assignment. But writing a novel summary using a timeline-based storytelling platform with embedded original content, hyperlinks, videos, and pictures might just make developing re-cap of A Christmas Carol interesting"

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DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
The search engine that doesn't track you. A superior search experience with smarter answers, less clutter and real privacy.
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"DuckDuckGo is a search engine driven by community"

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?
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6 links that will show you what Google knows about you — Productivity in the Cloud — Medium

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you — Productivity in the Cloud — Medium | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you.
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"6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you."

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15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter

15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.
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"Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years."

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16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
So much more than search.
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cool tools

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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
a list of 27 of the most useful extensions for Google’s Chrome browser.
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"a list of 27 of the most useful extensions for Google’s Chrome browser."

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Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
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"By giving them critical thinking skills, students could learn how to filter information presented to them – whether in the classroom or later in their careers."

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The Makings of a Great Logo

The Makings of a Great Logo | 2share4learning | Scoop.it
6 questions to ask yourself when designing your brand - Your company's logo is the fundamental foundation to your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos for different projects, I've come up with a set of questions that I always ask myself before delivering a new logo.1. What emotions does the logo evoke?Above all design guidelines, the most important criterion is whether the logo reflects the character of the company. The emotions that the logo evoke should be appropriate to the company values. For example, the Disney logo evokes a sense of happiness and optimism. The curvy and fun typeface is appropriate for a company that has been making cartoons and animated pictures for kids. However, a similar logo style on a sales platform would not be appropriate. Designers should understand the psychology of colors and the effect that typeface has on the design of a great logo. For...
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"These are not hard-and-fast rules, but good guidelines to make an effective logo."

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