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10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint

10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

There are several  presentation tools that we can use as an alternative to PowerPoint and guess what ? they are way easier and simpler especially for use in education.


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In an Age of Internet Cruelty, 5 Rules of Netiqutte For Kids

In an Age of Internet Cruelty, 5 Rules of Netiqutte For Kids | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
What is the "right" age for youngsters to begin texting and using social media? As the Mom of two elementary school-aged daughters and an educator on girl bullying, I field this question from parents all of the time. Truly, there is great debate on the subject among professionals, along with a whole lot of hand-wringing by parents. As adults, we are all-too-aware of dangers online -- both from anonymous predators and familiar "frenemies" who use the internet as a weapon. Indeed, social media sites are ripe for cyberbullying, when kids (and adults!) feel liberated to post cruel messages and taunts online without the discomfort of having to say something to a peer's face.
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13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be UsingBecause sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won\'t do.

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Cultura

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Welcome to the Cultura Community Site. It is intended for you all: visitors, teachers or researchers - whether you just heard about this project and want to learn more about it, whether you want to set up your own exchange, or whether you just want to access the archives.

 

If you have just heard about this project and want to find out more, we suggest you start with: Learn about Cultura and read What is Cultura? and Methodology, then check the FAQ, the Teachers’ Guide and the model site (in French) as well as published articles on the project.

 

If you are interested in setting up your own exchange, see: Create your own exchange and register for the Cultura Exchange Tool. It will allow you to design your own questionnaires, make them accessible to your students, publish them and generate on-line discussion forums.

 

To know which Cultura exchanges are currently taking place, see: Current Exchanges. If you want to access past Cultura exchanges, see: Archived Exchanges. Our new search tool will enable you to search all archived questionnaires and forums.

 

Note: the language of this site is English (the language that is most common to all of us), but if you want to write in another language in the forums, please feel free to do so.

 

To reach the authors directly, email : Gilberte Furstenberg (gfursten@mit.edu), Sabine Levet (slevet@mit.edu) or Shoggy Waryn (shoggy@brown.edu)

 

Teacher's Guide: Introduction ☛ http://cultura.mit.edu/community/index/cid/15

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Iceland's Economy now growing faster than the U.S. and EU after arresting corrupt bankers

Iceland's Economy now growing faster than the U.S. and EU after arresting corrupt bankers | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Iceland didn't follow the rest of the world by bailing out bankers. Surprisingly, they arrested them instead. Now their economy is recovering faster than the EU and the United States.

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The banksters already got what they wanted out of Iceland...now they have to start building monetary wealth again...they already have wealth in the form of humans and natural resources
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10 Office Technologies on Their Way Out

10 Office Technologies on Their Way Out | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Here’s a question you may not hear at all in 2017: “Did you get my fax?”

 

LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 global professionals about which tools and trends will disappear from offices in the next five years and which will become even more common. Nearly three quarters of those surveyed said they expected fax machines to disappear, making it the second most likely office technology to go extinct behind tape recorders.

 

Other once common office tools like the Rolodex, desk phones and even desktop computers ranked high on the list of items likely to become obsolete in the workplace. Meanwhile, more than half of professionals surveyed (55%) believe that tablets will become increasingly common in the office, the most of any technology on the list. Laptops also ranked high, with 34% of those surveyed predicting it would become more common.

 

The survey is just the latest example that workplaces are gradually abandoning analog technologies for digital. Those in the workforce will need to adapt to these changes or else risk having technological skills that are obsolete as well.

 

While it’s unlikely many workers will mourn the loss of the fax machine, some may be more nostalgic for other vanishing fixtures of office life like the Rolodex or business cards (which ranked 12th on the list.)

 

Here are the top 10 office tools and trends that professionals think will vanish in the next five years:

1. Tape recorders (79 percent) 2. Fax machines (71 percent) 3. The Rolodex (58 percent) 4. Standard working hours (57 percent) 5. Desk phones (35 percent) 6. Desktop computers (34 percent) 7. Formal business attire like suits, ties, pantyhose, etc. (27 percent) 8. The corner office for managers/executives (21 percent) 9. Cubicles (19 percent) 10. USB thumb drives (17 percent)
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The History of Byzantium Podcast Picks Up Where The History of Rome Left Off

The History of Byzantium Podcast Picks Up Where The History of Rome Left Off | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
In May we posted about Mike Duncan's The History of Rome podcast, which, upon reaching episode 179, had concluded the tale of the Roman Empire's heyday.

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Library as Incubator Project

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Creative collaboration spaces based in libraries!  Makerspaces with an Arts focus  - another of the faces of the library of the future

The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres, and was inspired by a discussion about creative advocacy for libraries in one of their courses at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.

 

The Project highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. At a time in which both libraries and arts organizations are often having to do more with less, it makes sense for these two parts of our culture to support each other. The Library as Incubator Project calls attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, and provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas.

 The mission of the Library as Incubator Project is to promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and to advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts. We serve this mission both through the Library as Incubator Project website and through other offline projects.

 


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timeanddate.com

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Current Time Worldwide (World Clock) and Calendars for countries worldwide both online and for printing. Find the best time for web meetings (meeting planner) or use the Time and Date Converters.

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Teaching ideas - Alternatives to Homework/Worksheets.

Teaching ideas - Alternatives to Homework/Worksheets. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Alternatives to Homework/Worksheets....

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Tokyo University of Science shows off robotic suit powered by pneumatic artificial muscles

Tokyo University of Science shows off robotic suit powered by pneumatic artificial muscles | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
What can one do with a robot suit?Well, it's certainly not limited to just lifting sacks of rice, but that was exactly...

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Time-traveling designer produces 1970s ads for MP3 player, laptop, mobile phone & gameboy

Time-traveling designer produces 1970s ads for MP3 player, laptop, mobile phone & gameboy | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Alex Varanese's "ALT/1977" post on Behance is as sweet a piece of contrafactual history as I've seen in a lifetime of pursuing this. I want to live in his timeline.
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Free QR code desktop decoder

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Scan QR codes from screen or image files directly onto your desktop. Download this free QR code desktop decoder – no registration or time limited trials. Check it out and use for free!

 

How this program works

 

CodeTwo QR Code Desktop Reader is a free tool that will let you quickly scan any QR Code from your screen – be it a part of the website, email, banner or a document. Simply run the program and hit From screen on the top menu.

 

Your standard mouse cursor will change into a cross to help you make a selection on your screen. Simply select an area with a QR Code and the program will automatically scan it.

 

Now you can simply copy decoded text to clipboard or save it to a file.

 

You can also select an image file that contains a QR Code and the program will locate it automatically and decode it. To do that, simply click From file on the top menu of the program and select a desired image from your hard drive.


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Public Domain Films

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The Public Domain Review showcases a growing  collection of films (no total number available is listed), mainly from the Internet Archive, which are now, because of time, in the public domain (free of copyright). Categories include : Clips · Shorts · Silent Features · Talkie Features Animation · Comedy · Drama · Thriller/Noir · Horror · Fantasy/Adventure · Documentary · Ephemeral. the films can be also be filtered by decade/period ( from pre-1900 - 1960s). Each film is supported by useful notes and comments which will be helpful for further research.

 

I would suggest if you are remixing video this would be an excellent source from which to draw content. It also features a very early remix - Charles A. Ridley's Nazi Style Lambeth Walk.

 

This is an interesting collection of historical films, many of which can be downloaded from the website. Very useful for film and media studies courses and possibly some other topics as well (e.g. musical composition for film).

 

Two suggestions:  (1) that the film thumbnails have a note showing the time duration of the movie or video clip - I always like to know how long an item is before I build a learning activity around it. (2) that the website has 'total films available' information somewhere (e.g. in the 'about' page).  

 

Thanks to theo kuechel for curating this resource.

 

My rating: 8.5/10


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How To Translate Your YouTube Video Captions In Any Language

How To Translate Your YouTube Video Captions In Any Language | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Robin Good: By leveraging the Google Translator Toolkit, YouTube has made it now extremely easy for anyone to generate caption text for any video and to then translate it in any of the 300 world languages supported by YouTube.

 

Here's how to do it: "You’ll first need a caption track for your video, so if you don’t yet have one you can learn how to make one here. Select “Request translation” in the YouTube Video Manager, choose the languages you’d like to translate into, and click “Next.”

 

We’ll create caption translation documents that you can now invite anyone to help translate, or you can translate yourself. To translate the captions yourself, select the language, and it’ll open up the caption translation document in the Google Translator Toolkit editor to help your translate faster."

 

"For several languages we’ll provide first draft of the translation using Google’s machine translation technology. We’ll also provide preview of what the translated caption looks like on the video so you can make sure the translated captions fit.

 

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Click “Publish to YouTube” when you’re finished, and we’ll publish the translated caption back to your YouTube video. If you’re not the video owner, we’ll notify the owner via email that there’s a pending translation waiting to be approved and published."

 

 

Check this short video: http://youtu.be/z4tj423M7b0

 

More info: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2780526

 

Also: http://youtubecreator.blogspot.it/2012/09/build-global-audience-on-youtube-by.html

 

 


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Google Launches New Website Promoting Google Maps For Developers

Google Launches New Website Promoting Google Maps For Developers | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday launched a whole new separate website, “More Than A Map,” to show-off its Google Maps application programming interface (API), a program that allows developers outside the company to build apps using Google Maps.
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Convert Word Documents to Clean HTML

Convert Word Documents to Clean HTML | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Word2cleanhtml cleans up HTML pasted from Word documents. It applies filters to fix various things that Microsoft Office puts in its HTML and gives you a well formatted result that you can paste directly into a web page or content editing system.

 

 

Is it private?


The conversion process is completely automated. I don't get to see your document and no copy will be kept of your document.

 

The only exception to this is if you file a bug report and choose to include a copy of your document – then your document will be emailed to me along with the bug report.

 

 

Help! Where have my fonts/colours/effects gone?


Most formatting information is stripped out, leaving just the content and the structure (headings, paragraphs, lists etc). This is intentional. The way Word adds font and colour information is generally not appropriate for web or ebook publishing. If you are going to use the HTML in a website you should create separate stylesheets that add the styles you want.

 

 

Is there a desktop/offline version?


I don't have the resources to produce and support a desktop version at the moment.

 

 

How does it work?


It uses the Python programming language to manipulate the HTML produced by Microsoft Word. The lxml library does most of the work.

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EduCycle.org - Recycle Educational Books and Materials

EduCycle.org - Recycle Educational Books and Materials | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

The site is open to any educator or business in the Bay Area.

 

Teachers, schools and local businesses are encouraged to log onto www.educycle.com and donate their new or gently used materials so that a another classroom in the Bay Area can use them. The service is free to use, and most businesses that donate can get a formal letter acknowledging their donation for tax purposes.

 

Teaching the “leaders of tomorrow” is a tough job and, as the saying goes, “It takes a village.” Educycle hopes to help you become a part of that village.

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BBC Documentary - Stupidity

This documentary about stupidity tells us the history of the word "moron", the difference between stupid, moron, smart, intelligent, genius and questions the regular practice of classifying peoples intelligence through standardized IQ tests.

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Flash fiction, poetry, science writing featured at Bowers Writers House

Flash fiction, poetry, science writing featured at Bowers Writers House | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

This month and next, Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College hosts lectures, readings and craft workshops regarding flash fiction, poetry and science writing. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Bowers Writers House, 840 Colleg...

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Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc: Paul Zak at the Future of StoryTelling 2012

"The emotionally charged story recounted at the beginning Dr. Paul Zak's film—of a terminally ill two-year-old named Ben and his father—offers a simple yet remarkable case study in how the human brain responds to effective storytelling."

 

Want to know how a dramatic story structure affects our brain chemistry and leads us to make donations? Then watch this very engaging and informative 5 minute video!

 

The video explains several neuroscience research projects that were conducted (don't worry - the video is NOT boring) about the effects a short dramatic story had on people's brains and behavior.

 

And it explains how to structure a story to make the biggest impact. I wish all scientist could do such a great job in explaining their work and its meaning. Enjoy!

 

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


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The Writing Revolution

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The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
For years, nothing seemed capable of turning around New Dorp High School’s dismal performance—not firing bad teachers, not flashy education technology, not after-school programs. So, faced with closure, the school’s principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming focus on teaching the basics of analytic writing, every day, in virtually every class. What followed was an extraordinary blossoming of student potential, across nearly every subject—one that has made New Dorp a model for educational reform.

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TED Blog | Mind Amplifier: New TED ebook author asks whether digital media can make us smarter

TED Blog | Mind Amplifier: New TED ebook author asks whether digital media can make us smarter | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Are we becoming blank-eyed cyberzombies, thanks to the internet and all the tech tools we obsess about every day? Instead of asking whether the Web is making us stupid, Howard Rheingold turns that lens around and asks how digital media could actually improve our intelligence. In his new TED Book, Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter?, he examines the origins of digital mind-extending tools, and lays out the foundations for a smarter future.

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Flapcast

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The best way to listen to and share your favorite podcasts for free over the web...

 

Stream your podcasts over the web

No need to waste time and storage space downloading your podcasts -- Flapcast lets you organize all of your podcast subscriptions in the cloud and easily stream them to your computer or mobile device.

 

Take Flapcast with you wherever you go

Flapcast is optimized for mobile devices, meaning you are just a click away from your podcasts regardless of what computer (or phone, or tablet) you're on.

 

Play and resume anywhere

Take your podcasts on the go with you and when you get to your computer, keep listening where you left off. Flapcast offers a seamless and simple experience that beats any other podcatcher or podcast client.

 

Share with your friends

Find great podcasts listened to by your friends and share your favorite episodes for your friends to discover.


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How to Cartoon Yourself

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Wondering how to cartoon yourself so that you can upload it as your profile pic? Here are some easy tips and tricks that will help make a cartoon of yourself.

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