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For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope - NPR (blog)

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope - NPR (blog) | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
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For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope
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Of the estimated 7,000 languages that are spoken around the world, UNESCO projects half will disappear by the end of the century.

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10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations

10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it

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A Wonderful Blogging Rubric for Teachers and Students

A Wonderful Blogging Rubric for Teachers and Students | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“May 26, 2014For those of you using or planning to integrating blogging as an instructional activity in class, the rubric below from the University of Wisconsin Stout is definitely a must have. This...”
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Why Most People's Charts & Graphs Look Like Crap | Hubspot

Why Most People's Charts & Graphs Look Like Crap | Hubspot | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
Data visualization is a powerful tool to communicate complex information in an engaging way. By visualizing information, our brains can synthesize and retain content more effectively, increasing its impact. But if data isn’t properly visualized, it can do more damage than good. The wrong presentation can diminish the data’s message or, worse, misrepresent it entirely. That’s why good data visualization relies on good design. And it’s about more than just choosing the right chart type. It’s about presenting information in a way that is easy to understand and intuitive to navigate, making the viewer do as little legwork as possible. Of course, not all designers are data visualization experts, which is why much of the visual content we see is, well, less than stellar. Here are 10 data visualization mistakes you’re probably making and the quick fixes to remedy them....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 28, 2014 4:08 PM

10 great tips torepresent your data with easy-to-comprehend visuals.

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The Geography of Language

"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."
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Woodstock School's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:05 AM

A good teaching tool for explaining the diversity of languages.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:38 PM

Geografia Cultural

Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 11, 2015 11:46 PM

Summary- This video explains how so many languages came to be and why. By the early existence of human there was a such smaller variety of languages. Tribes that spoke one language would often split in search of new recourses. Searching tribe would develop in many new different ways than the original tribe. new foods, land, and other elements created a radically different language than the original. 

 

Insight- In unit 3 we study language as a big element of out chapter. One key question in chapter 6 was why are languages distributed the way they are. It is obvious from the video that languages are distributed they way they are is because of the breaking up from people which forced people to develop differently thus creating a different language. As this process continues, there become more and more branches of a language family.  

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Linguistadores - Practice Languages

Linguistadores - Practice Languages | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“Practice foreign languages for free by reading news, watching videos, and listening to music. Sign up for account adapted to your level and interests.”
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[VIDEO] How To Create Great Video Commercials

[VIDEO] How To Create Great Video Commercials | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ Watch Matthew Ferrara explain three tips on making your marketing videos better.”
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 7:57 PM

Matt Ferrara is a video expert!

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How to Teach Listening in the Digital Age: Three Questions to Ask

By Erik Palmer When I began teaching a couple of decades ago, I read an article about how much television children watched. I was stunned by the numbers and wondered if my class was typical. I surveyed them.
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16 Blogging Platforms That Won't Distract From Your Writing

16 Blogging Platforms That Won't Distract From Your Writing | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ Blogging platforms can often be cluttered and complicated, featuring a multitude of widgets and plugins that we might never use. However new publishing tools are being built tha...”
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10 Tips for Using Slideshare for Lead Generation

The rise of visual content marketing is forcing marketers everywhere to re-evaluate their overall strategy. No longer can a marketing professional rely solely on white papers and blog posts to get their message to prospective buyers and customers. 


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 10, 2014 5:12 PM

Short but good roundup on how to leverage Slideshare, the long-tail visual content platform of choice for professionals - and therefore B2B marketers.

Olivier Milo's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:16 PM

Nice reminder of how to use Slideshare to improve your digital footprint!

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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...”
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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:07 AM

Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 29, 2014 2:09 AM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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Should I promote others?

Should I promote others? | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ A while ago, someone asked me the following question: If I promote others, especially my competitors, on social media, won't this do my brand a disservice? Let me answer with a personal story.”
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"Breaking News" Is An Engaging Tool For Reading...News

"Breaking News" Is An Engaging Tool For Reading...News | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
Breaking News is a current events news-reader designed in an intriguing way. You can type in whatever topic you want to read about -- soccer, major news, refugees -- and you're provided with a list...

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12 Reasons Your Business Needs to Get Visual [Infographic]

12 Reasons Your Business Needs to Get Visual [Infographic] | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ The shift to the visual is evident everywhere we look, in all media — the infographic below explains why. A good, strong visual married to a good concept — with the right strategy and the right w…”
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David Ednie's curator insight, July 12, 2014 3:46 PM

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Are you communication visually to ensure that your message reaches your audience's brain?

malek's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:07 AM

#1 The online world revolves around visuals. Period

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Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 26, 2014 10:50 AM

I love this! And the word NIFTY!!!!

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5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations | Emerging Ed Tech

5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations | Emerging Ed Tech | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
Bring the Passion and Purpose Back to Your Presentations With These Helpful Ideas Are your PowerPoint slides the same ones you've been using for years? Make your presentations pop, not flop, with these five ways to get the most out of slideshows. These same tips can help with video content as well.
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 27, 2014 6:38 PM

I will be using these resources in my Business English- 300 level Meetings and Presentations course. Thank you for sharing.

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Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing

Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it

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Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts - Edutopia

Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts - Edutopia | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
"Online digital technology has empowered users in ways that were unimaginable twenty years ago. Social media sites have given us the ability to reach a global audience, and have increased the average user's means to persuade and influence. We are no longer just consumers of media, but content creators and distributors, as well as editors, opinion makers, and journalists.How does media literacy fit into this new media landscape? How do we ensure that we are not perpetuating harmful ideas and messages through our online social network? Perhaps with an increase in our power to influence and persuade should come the critical frameworks that we can apply to the media we create, and not just the media we consume. The situation is no longer us, the passive media consumers, versus them, the corporate and government media powers. When it comes to perpetuating harmful media messages, the enemy is often us."
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5 Common Video Marketing Mistakes — and What to Do About Them

5 Common Video Marketing Mistakes — and What to Do About Them | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ It's time to bring your marketing videos to the next level, says Brightcove.” These 5 quick tips will help you build an audience and get seen in more places.
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Agi Anderson's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:22 PM

Is your company’s video marketing strategy doing all that it can to spread product awareness and pull in customers?

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Social media guidelines for teachers


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 2014 5:09 PM

These social media guidelines are designed to help staff engage in conversations or interactions using digital media for official, professional and personal use. 

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, June 1, 2014 10:54 AM

I am a bit obsessed by the phenomena of social learning and the many implications it carries with it.  This article provides some valuable insight into how to be reputable digital citizen by being very conscious about the story we tell about ourselves online.

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8 Brilliant Alternatives To Blogging In The Classroom

Blogging is--or should have been--a boon to teaching writing, but somehow it has never quite gotten there.
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3 Knock-Out Social Media Tips To Save Time In Finding & Landing The Job You Want | Career Toolbox USA

3 Knock-Out Social Media Tips To Save Time In Finding & Landing The Job You Want | Career Toolbox USA | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
“ Use this road map for social media for job search: time-saving secrets you can use immediately to get your profile intro in tip-top shape and make yourself easy”
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WordPress 3.9 Arrives with Better Media Editing, Gallery Previews

WordPress 3.9 Arrives with Better Media Editing, Gallery Previews | Literacy & Communication | Scoop.it
WordPress.org today announced the debut of WordPress 3.9, which adds a slew of "refinements" to the blog management tool. You can download the new release

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A-Z Tools & Technologies: Audioboo

What is it? Audioboo is a technology that enables users to record, upload and share audio clips. You post your audio files not only to Audioboo but also to other social networks such as Twitter, Facebook. You can also embed a clip in your blog or website. Click here to view the embedded v... http://elearningfeeds.com/a-z-tools-technologies-audioboo/
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