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Ten Things You May Not Know About Ebook Prices

Ten Things You May Not Know About Ebook Prices | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
How much should you pay for an ebook? $9.99? $0.99? $0? And how much should you price your ebooks? I’m going to tell you what people have actually paid for their ebooks, based on some hard data from Luzme.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 17, 8:58 AM

An interesting analysis of what the market will bear in the eBook world. 

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

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GoSoapBox: Hear What Your Students are Thinking

GoSoapBox: Hear What Your Students are Thinking | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
GoSoapBox is a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.

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Pear Deck for presentation and interaction

Pear Deck for presentation and interaction | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Plan and build interactive presentation deck directly from your Google Drive.

Launch a live, interactive session on the projector.

Every Single Learner joins the live session on his or her device and participates. It’s fun, easy, and engaging!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 7, 12:42 PM

Using Pear Deck, design your presentations and engage your students in interactive learning. Works with Google Drive. There are free and paid versions.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 9, 1:58 AM

More power for Google Drive. Interaction and sharing

 

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

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How to make font transparent in PowerPoint

There are so many great, hidden (or at least not as known) functions in PowerPoint. Without even leaving PowerPoint you can add great effects to your slides. …

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Patrick W.'s curator insight, October 12, 7:03 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, October 12, 1:35 PM

oh #hack your #slidedeck

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, October 12, 2:36 PM

Excelente tutorial para aprender a hacer transparentes las fuentes en powerpoint para crear efectos atractivos en las presentaciones.

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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:19 AM

Have shared this site with teachers for years. The ability to listen to a story and follow along with independence..

Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

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App of the Week: Post-it Plus brings Post-it notes into the digital age - GeekWire

App of the Week: Post-it Plus brings Post-it notes into the digital age - GeekWire | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"As someone who writes fiction for fun in my off hours, Post-it notes have been an integral part of my writing process. At some point in a story’s development, I usually end up covering a wall somewhere with a series of multi-colored notes that looks like something out of a crime procedural murder investigation.

 

The downside to all that is it’s hard to take all of the structure I put up on the wall and translate it into a digital format that travels with me while I’m using other tools to write the story itself. That’s why 3M created Post-it Plus, an app that allows people to use their iPhone and iPad to scan and digitize groups of sticky notes all in one fell swoop.

Users just open up the app, tap on the camera button,

 

Users just open up the app, tap on the camera button, and line it up with a group of notes. Once they take a snapshot, the app will separate out each discrete note from the image and save them all on a virtual board with the same layout that they had in meatspace."

 


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Very interesting idea. Could use it to  stress the trait "organized"

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Pierre Mongin 's curator insight, October 11, 2:21 AM

C'EST également Bien Avec les Post-it physiques voir le livre Mieux s'organisez,la stratégie du Post-it et du Kanban personnel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f2SE1hL7aw

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Make Your Own Flashcards! - Synopsis - Class Tech Tips

Make Your Own Flashcards! - Synopsis - Class Tech Tips | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Synopsis is a completely free iPad app for students that lets users create notes by highlighting different sections of a PDF document.  Kids can then modify the notes they have created by adding their own text. Synopsis gives kids the power to summarize any text so they won’t need to go back to a PDF document to study material.  Each individual note can be converted to its own flashcard there is no need to buy flashcards or type and create your own.

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Beyondpad - Digital note taking

Beyondpad - Digital note taking | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Easy and efficient way to organize, structure and keep track of notes the way you want. Keep it simple or take it to the next level - advanced data management with unique type, tagging, templating and filtering features.


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Tracey Duffy's curator insight, September 30, 5:01 AM

Looks useful.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 1, 5:51 PM
Boards and lists

More natural way for managing related notes like to-do lists or project tasks. Lists are set of tags that act as filters. By drag notes across lists notes will change their tags accordingly.

emilioet's curator insight, October 7, 5:03 AM

Interessante ma non ci sono metodi di condivisione.

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Make Your Own Storybook for Free

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This free new tool makes storytelling fun again!

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Marco Favero's curator insight, September 21, 4:19 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Edgar Mata's curator insight, September 24, 10:36 PM

Una herramienta interesante

safaa mostafa's curator insight, September 26, 3:59 AM

great fun

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Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser

Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Visme, the faster, more stable all around awesome version has arrived that allows everyone to create professional Presentations and infographics online.

 

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 12, 2:44 PM

Good news for those who have been using Visme presentation creator. It has been updated and is better and more efficient than before with lots of improved features.


Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 13, 9:04 AM

always on the lookout for free and easy...great when you find out it's also good

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America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods where everyday errands require a driver's license. We've planned whole cities where, if you don't have a car, it's not particularly easy to walk anywhere — especially not if you move gingerly.

This reality has been a fine one for a younger country. Those multi-story, single-family homes with broad lawns were great for Baby Boomers when they had young families. And car-dependent suburbs have been fine for residents with the means and mobility to drive everywhere. But as the Baby Boomers whose preferences drove a lot of these trends continue to age, it's becoming increasingly clear that the housing and communities we've built won't work very well for the old."


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MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:14 PM

APHG-U2

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, September 22, 12:47 PM

This reality is detrimental to the future of our society because it focuses on the now rather than looking into long terms on how these changes will impact our world in the long run. Looking at the way our society is progressing, these changes are relevant in major metropolitan cities, where the job market is attractive to the young rather than those with over 30 years of experience. In our society, not many see retirement being in the center of the city. Creating a society that accommodates both the young and the old, along with the married and unmarried is pivotal to the progression of  our ever changing world. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, October 18, 6:48 PM

This is also an issue in Australia where the overwhelming majority of people live in single story dwellings and are very car reliant.

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Social bookmarking site for schools

Social bookmarking site for schools | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!


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Isabel García's curator insight, September 20, 6:25 AM

el profesor crea una cuenta para la clase a la que acceden los alumnos con un código. No se necesita registro del alumno. Facilidad de compartir recursos con cualquiera dentro de la clase.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 20, 9:11 AM

Nkwiry is a free social bookmarking site that allows a teacher and a group of students to share and curate content.

Hugo Loyola's curator insight, September 22, 2:27 PM

Thanks for sharing @Nik Peachey

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 20, 12:13 PM

This looks like an interesting tool.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 20, 11:30 PM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff! Thanks again to Kim Flintoff.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 21, 3:43 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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The Grading Game

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 7, 1:28 AM

The Grading Game: Find typos and grammar errors and pay down your student debt


Reform run-on sentences, correct capitalizations, and mark misspellings. 


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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, October 8, 12:59 PM

5 video editors totalmente free che possono essere utilizzati in diverse modalità venendo incontro sia alle esigenze di principianti del video editing che a quelle di chi necessita di un risultato più professionale.

 

1. http://www.openshot.org/ per Linux, da scaricare e installare

2. http://www.kdenlive.org/  per Linux, da scaricare e installare

3. http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ Linux, Windows e Mac, non ha tutte le funzionalità dei precedenti, ma nei casi in cui non si richieda un grande lavoro di editing è molto utile, da installare e scaricare

4. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wevideo-video-editor-and/okgjbfikepgflmlelgfgecmgjnmnmnnb?hl=en app per il chromebook editing di video essenziale ma molto semplice e veloce

5. http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor ; da scaricare e installare, 

juanjovilar's curator insight, October 9, 2:49 AM

Editores de videos gratuitos con resultados profesionales.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 9, 6:33 PM

Five free video-editors!!!!



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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
EasyBib helps educators provide students with the tools they need to do credible and ethical research, while allowing them to track student progress and understanding before they hand in their final paper. EasyBib has also been recently integrated into Google Docs allowing  students to easily and properly cite their resources with one single click.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 12, 5:28 PM

Such an important habit to establish in all learners, great to hear it's integrated into google docs!

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 13, 12:34 PM

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


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Eliana's curator insight, October 13, 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

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Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard

Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Edmodo is free and offers you a simple virtual learning environment where your students can share ideas and collaborate together. It has a very similar interface to Facebook and so your students will pick it up easily. What's more, students to do need provide their emails. It is really easy to create a group and then invite your students to join the group. You can create separate groups for each class you teach. What is more amazing is that it is free. You can create quizzes, polls, add up important dates to the calendar, run discussions and share links, videos, articles etc.

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Great to have some instruction in how to use Edmodo..

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 4, 4:37 PM

Here's an articulate and professionally produced series of training videos that will help you hit the ground running with Edmodo.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 11, 2:22 AM

If you decide to use Edmodo, this is a great place to start.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, October 12, 7:48 AM

This is  a FREE LMS and does not require students to provide an email address.  You are able to upload documents, videos, MP3s, pictures and links to websites.  Edmodo is user friendly and a great way to introduce students to an online learning environment.

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 4, 12:55 PM

A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life - Huffington Post | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions, finding solace in everything from a Vincent van Gogh game to a digital version of the Louvre.

Just this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 140-year-old cultural stalwart of New York City, went the way of the future and introduced an iPhone app. Described as "exceedingly simple and modest" by Forbes, the move to make art more accessible is something we can't help but love. So, in the spirit of the Met's 21st century attitude, we've put together a list of mobile museums and art-honoring programs that will spark creativity in your everyday life.

Behold, 18 apps every creative and artist type should download now:

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Pavel Liser's curator insight, October 13, 3:51 AM
It's one of those #AutumnDays, when you need one of these apps :)
Techstore's curator insight, October 13, 6:35 AM

18 Apps that will Inspire Creativity in your Everyday Life.

#business #apps #technology

Kamian's curator insight, October 14, 8:53 AM

(ENG) 18 Impresionantes aplicaciones que convertirán tu Ipad en una genial herramienta creativa y artística.

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 12:29 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 


Tagsfood productiontechnology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, September 22, 9:26 AM

Interesting investigation for students

aitouaddaC's comment, September 22, 5:16 PM
Amazing !
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Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker

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FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Create HTML5 flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

 


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 22, 1:43 PM

Always fun and useful for the creative author in each of us.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 6:07 PM

Another visual content idea. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 23, 3:34 AM

Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker. 

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Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined.

Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined. | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool in the web.


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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, September 12, 11:27 AM

Great tool, indeed. It looks very versatile. Let's try it this new school year. ;)

John Bostock's curator insight, September 13, 5:41 AM

Not the only product of this type available, and with limited effect filters; but very good  basic image adjustment controls - accessible from any modern web browser. 

Tim Brook's curator insight, September 13, 7:52 AM

I like the look of this. Adjustable filtering nice UI

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40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide

40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Bad PowerPoint design may be just as detrimental to your presentation as smelling like a horse. When you have poorly designed slides, a few things happen: your professionalism is questioned (because you essentially tell the people looking at your PowerPoint that you don't know how to create professional work); your audience members get distracted as they toggle between looking at your bad design and listen to what you're actually saying (and, in the end, they don't really ingest either); and your audience just gets bored or annoyed--which is about the worst possible outcome when presenting. Obviously, there are a number of…

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Angie Grace's curator insight, September 19, 3:34 PM

Make better PowerPoints by following these tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 19, 11:28 PM

very cool graphic. Helping us to stay in line!

connie butcher's curator insight, September 20, 12:54 PM

Awesome!