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Five Best Screen Capture Tools

Five Best Screen Capture Tools | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity. Take a peek at the five most popular screen capture applications.

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25-point Website Usability Checklist

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Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).


The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.


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Terry Patterson's comment, March 17, 2:09 PM
Great short list. One to use that is very useful and best known is the Nielsen's heuristics list. Of course, we're talking about the generic aspects. Heuristics can be specialized as well depending on the type of software application and its function. :)
Kim Spencer's curator insight, March 18, 7:05 PM

So useful to use in a class info literacy session.

GA13's curator insight, March 20, 1:27 AM

Another good usability article.

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 13, 7:47 PM

These are great resources to use in your 21st century learning environment!

Rosa Delia Acosta's curator insight, February 13, 9:31 PM

Great, I just want to learn and use these interesting tools in my classes.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, February 14, 6:27 PM

Essential tools to build a creative PLE

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10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers:

10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers: | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne shares ten techniques to help students become better searchers with Google. Some of his suggestions may be new to you and a number provide links to additional information.

You can download a copy of the pdf from Scribd (free of charge).


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inklewriter - write interactive biz stories

inklewriter - write interactive biz stories | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

 

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

 

This was posted by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:38 AM

A nice feature of this resource is that you can export your story to Kindle for a small fee (approx $10). You be able to read your ebook on your Kindle, or sell it through Amazon. The ebook reads like a normal Kindle ebook, except that choices are included using hyperlinks.

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:36 AM

I can see many possibilities for use in enhancing ELA writing skills!

 

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- Free digital citizenship materials for innovative educators

- Free digital citizenship materials for innovative educators | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Great iPad Apps to Organize, Grade, and Assess Students Learning

Great iPad Apps to Organize, Grade, and Assess Students Learning | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

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20+ Digital Storytelling Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Digital Storytelling Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

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The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!

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StraighterLine's comment, November 5, 2012 9:24 AM
nice
StraighterLine's comment, November 5, 2012 9:24 AM
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Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume

Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. A majority (68 percent) spend less than two minutes. With so little time to capture interest, even a candidate's word choice can make a difference. The nationwide sample of employers identified which commonly-used resume terms are overused or cliche and which are strong additions.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 3:22 PM

How do you react to the top 5?


The following terms are resume turn-offs as selected by respondents:

   1. Best of breed: 38 percent
 
   2. Go-getter: 27 percent
 
   3. Think outside of the box: 26 percent
 
   4. Synergy: 22 percent
 
   5. Go-to person: 22 percent

Lisa Jones's comment, March 15, 10:09 AM
Being a resume writer, I couldn't agree more. Catching up with those words is multitasking. However, people who write the job posting may be someone other than the hiring manager. if they put these words as priorities in the job posting the applicant must use them in the resume or it decreases their odds of being pulled by applicant tracking systems. Talk about a "Catch-22!"
MFaculty's curator insight, March 15, 1:33 PM

For anyone looking to take their resume to the next level, here are some vocabulary pit-falls to avoid, and insights to include.

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Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With

Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
You probably won't recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class.

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 14, 2:31 PM

Cure for writers cramp......

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, February 15, 7:42 PM

This infographic would be a hit in creative writing class

David Baker's curator insight, March 20, 12:43 PM

What a great support to deepen writing practice for students as they learn to identify different roles, ideas and structures in their reading and use it in their writing

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Are you looking for ways to foster creativity in your classroom? This post provides some history about the nature of creativity and shares how beliefs have shifted over time. If innovation and creativty is a key  component of what students need to learn then how can we go about doing a better job teaching it. A few of the suggestions are below (quoted from the article, although each has additional information).

* Embrace creativity as part of learning.

* Participate in or create a program to develop creative skills.

* Use a creativity model. (Note - one is suggested that has six steps).

* See creativity in a positive light.

* Explore different cultures.

An additional 25 suggestions may be found in the post as well as links to many resources.


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New Curriculum Focuses on High-School Entrepreneurs

New Curriculum Focuses on High-School Entrepreneurs | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Teachers can now download lesson plans and activities to use in their classrooms.
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Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it
RT @jackiegerstein: Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media: http://t.co/XkitnLdK...

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Chris Hill's curator insight, July 4, 12:27 AM

Great infographic reminding students about Social Media common sense. 

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50 Search Engines You Probably Don't Use Yet - Edudemic

50 Search Engines You Probably Don't Use Yet - Edudemic | Business in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Students, teachers and the public turn to their librarians for help researching everything from technology to genealogy to homework help and lesson plans. Even if your library is equipped with subscriptions and memberships to top of the line databases and online journals, you’ve probably had to get creative during a patron’s requested search for something unfamiliar.


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