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Free Technology for Teachers: The New Version of Google Forms Finally Arrived on Google Apps for Edu

Free Technology for Teachers: The New Version of Google Forms Finally Arrived on Google Apps for Edu | biglife | Scoop.it

"This afternoon at Carondelet High School I gave a short presentation about Google Forms. Just as I finished saying that the new version of Google Forms isn't available yet in Google Apps for Education, the new version popped-up in our browsers! Now everyone can take advantage of the new features of Google Forms. One of the best features of the new version is the option to include pictures in your questions. Watch my video below to learn how to add pictures to Google Forms."


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Andrew Tan's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:03 AM

Good "how-to" video.

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Internet-of-Things Startup Brings in Big Talent for Energy Efficiency Platform | IBM Smarter Trends

After three years of quietly building an internet-of-things platform in stealth mode, Ayla Networks unveiled itself by announcing a $5.4 million...
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Are green revolving funds the next frontier in corporate energy efficiency?

Are green revolving funds the next frontier in corporate energy efficiency? | biglife | Scoop.it
The GRF model, increasingly common among higher education institutions, is gaining traction with businesses.   (Are green revolving funds the next frontier in corporate energy efficiency?
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Work Environment Redesign - Critical Impact on Productivity, Passion and Innovation

Work Environment Redesign - Critical Impact on Productivity, Passion and Innovation | biglife | Scoop.it

In the face of increasing competition and declining return on assets, companies often turn to short-term, one-time initiatives that (temporarily) improve their bottom lines. While tactics such as cost-cutting may offer temporary relief, they don’t constitute a long-term strategy. We studied more than 75 companies to determine the key strategic operations differentiator and determined that to address increasing performance pressure, companies need to tap into the only resource with unlimited potential—their talent. On-the-job learning and talent development provide an effective and sustainable way to accelerate performance improvement at individual, team, organization, and ecosystem levels.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:49 PM

The way the workplace is constructed—physically, virtually, and managerially—can have a critical impact on employee productivity, passion, and innovation.

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7 Marketing Tips for Bootstrapped Startups

7 Marketing Tips for Bootstrapped Startups | biglife | Scoop.it
Every day we are constantly inundated by brands fighting for our attention; so how can you possibly make your startup top of mind for your target consumer?

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The CFO’s Role in the Pursuit of Growth

The CFO’s Role in the Pursuit of Growth | biglife | Scoop.it

The more CFOs contribute to strategy, the more relevant their perceptions of growth may become. That’s a key finding from a recent McKinsey Global Survey,1 which asked C-level and senior managers to identify their companies’ biggest strategic challenges—and how effective their CFOs are at driving growth.

 

Respondents largely agree that achieving sustainable growth is the most pressing strategic challenge their companies face (Exhibit 1). Among CFOs, 86 percent report finding new sources of growth (both organic and inorganic) is a challenge, while 77 percent cite balancing long-term growth with short-term investor pressures as a challenge. Other executives agree: 72 percent and 70 percent of them cite these, respectively, as their companies’ strategic challenges. When asked what the most important drivers of this growth might be over the next five years, the largest share of CFOs (45 percent) cite organic growth, compared with 36 percent of non-CFO respondents; CFOs are also less likely to see shifting of resources within the portfolio as the most important driver. These results indicate no real consensus on a single best path to growth or on the actual value of organic growth relative to M&A. They do, however, characterize the perception of CFOs relative to other executives at a time when the influence of CFOs may increase along with their role in strategy. The differences among them suggest at least the likelihood of healthy debate on the sources and sustainability of growth.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:49 PM

As CFOs play a bigger role in strategy, their influence may bring renewed focus on organic growth. A McKinsey & Company article.

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Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic

Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic | biglife | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is here to stay. In fact, it's going to be one of the only options for learning pretty soon. This new presentation tells you why.

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Edudemic's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:44 PM

This may sound like a lofty title, but it’s not wrong. There’s an impressive presentation making the rounds dubbed “Mobile is eating the World” by Benedict Evans. In the presentation, Evans shows some staggering charts, interesting factoids, and all the other statistics you’d expect with a title so grand. It makes me think about mobile learning, mobile browsing, and mobile everything.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:47 AM

This is a presentation called 'Mobile is Eating the World' and it is not far wrong. Amazing stats and interesting info to back up the assertation that this will be one of the most solidified options for learning very soon. 

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11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own | biglife | Scoop.it

11 sample BYOT policies to help a school or district create their own.


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Includes a very useful list of schools and their BYOT Policies ...

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JavaScript Performance Tips & Tricks

JavaScript Performance Tips & Tricks | biglife | Scoop.it

Some say spending time developing for performance is not worth it when hardware upgrades are usually a cheaper alternative. If I would tell them that spending 10 minutes reading this could save more than 50 new upgrades with simple code improvements that account for a 50x+ performance increase, do you think they would listen?

From rarely used and almost forbidden code snippets to commonly used methods and loops, I am about to show how to cut unnecessary milliseconds out of your JavaScript application.


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Cities With A Future: Most Competitive Global Markets for 2025

Cities With A Future: Most Competitive Global Markets for 2025 | biglife | Scoop.it

When you’re starting a business — or trying to grow one — it helps if your city is a fertile environment for growth. An interesting new report conducted for global bank Citi projects which cities will be the most competitive in 2025.

 

The survey ranks the cities for a number of factors, including war odds, infrastructure, crime, natural disaster risk, and education levels. These are weighted to determine which cities have the magical combination that best attracts entrepreneurs and encourages business growth.


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Where will businesses most readily thrive in 2025? A new study charts the markets that will rise in global competitiveness in the next 12 years.

MTD's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:36 AM

Where are the growth areas? Where are the cities with the structure, services, technology and markets to succeed in the next phase of growth? A good survey here. 

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Glad you found the survey useful
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$20m for US research into energy efficient lighting | Energy Live News

$20m for US research into energy efficient lighting | Energy Live News | biglife | Scoop.it
Five manufacturing projects to support research and development into energy efficient lighting products has been launched in the US. The Department of Energy is providing $10 million (£6.45m) worth of ...

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Commentary: MLPs a powerful tool to boost renewables

Commentary: MLPs a powerful tool to boost renewables | biglife | Scoop.it
Todd Foley is the Senior VP of Policy and Government Relations for the American Council On Renewable Energy, based in Washington D.C.

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Morning Natural Gas Market ReportMorning Natural Gas Market Report  June 7, 2013 - CME Group

Morning Natural Gas Market ReportMorning Natural Gas Market Report  June 7, 2013 - CME Group | biglife | Scoop.it
July Natural Gas prices saw a higher opening Thursday evening but overnight weakness took the... http://t.co/BhY9SioUi4 #oil #crude #gas
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Green Business News, Resources, and Sustainability Career Tools | GreenBiz.com

Green Business News, Resources, and Sustainability Career Tools | GreenBiz.com | biglife | Scoop.it
Green business news and tools focused on sustainability and business success. Resources for energy efficiency, csr, environmental and green jobs, supply chain, marketing, product design, and more.
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CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of The Mobile Internet

CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of The Mobile Internet | biglife | Scoop.it
It's at 15% of overall Internet usage, and it's rising.

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Mobile experiences are shaping the world...

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United Nations History Project

United Nations History Project | biglife | Scoop.it

Welcome to the United Nations History Project. The project aims to illustrate the scholarly importance of studying the history of the United Nations and international organizations in general.

 

It is a starting point for scholars who wish to research in UN archives or find online materials related to the UN. The website provides comprehensive guides to physical and online sources on the United Nations. It also collates many of the research guides on the United Nations that already exist. In addition, leading scholars on the UN have written about their experiences working in UN archives and discuss further research possibilities.


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YunHee Park's comment, June 2, 2013 5:27 AM
Tnanks you for this.
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Glad you found useful/of interest YunHee!
YunHee Park's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:36 AM

If you want to know about United Nations History, please visit this site. There are lots of informations and these will be really helpful. I have to look around this site in detail.

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Making Biodegradable Plastic from Grass | MIT Technology Review

Making Biodegradable Plastic from Grass | MIT Technology Review | biglife | Scoop.it
Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.

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Perry Wilson's comment, June 5, 2013 6:09 PM
good to see they are using something other than human food for this.
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Why Every Brand Needs Custom Social Media Marketing

Why Every Brand Needs Custom Social Media Marketing | biglife | Scoop.it
It’s important for brands to market in a customized manner. This infographic shares the importance of custom social media marketing.

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Forumactif's curator insight, June 5, 2013 6:07 AM

Très bon article.

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The Fish Firm's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:57 AM

“We’re going to move away from thinking about websites; instead we’re going to think about content cornerstones - collections of content created and curated in service to a topic. Delivery of digital content is going to change, and while it may not happen in 2013, marketers are going to have to think about how to push content around the web without chaining it to a specific site.” - Ahava Leibtag

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TechStars' Brad Feld: A Startup Community Needs a 20-year Time Horizon - Knowledge@Wharton

TechStars' Brad Feld: A Startup Community Needs a 20-year Time Horizon - Knowledge@Wharton | biglife | Scoop.it
TechStars' Brad Feld: A Startup Community Needs a 20-year Time Horizon by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.

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Idea Analysis: Building a Great Crowdfunding Campaign

Idea Analysis: Building a Great Crowdfunding Campaign | biglife | Scoop.it
Steps to Take Before Launching Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge | Wash Post

Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge | Wash Post | biglife | Scoop.it

 

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.

 

The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.

 

Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”

 

PRISM was launched from the ashes of President George W. Bush’s secret program of warrantless domestic surveillance in 2007, after news media disclosures, lawsuits and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court forced the president to look for new authority.

 

Congress obliged with the Protect America Act in 2007 and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which immunized private companies that cooperated voluntarily with U.S. intelligence collection. PRISM recruited its first partner, Microsoft, and began six years of rapidly growing data collection beneath the surface of a roiling national debate on surveillance and privacy. Late last year, when critics in Congress sought changes in the FISA Amendments Act, the only lawmakers who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.

 

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