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25 Fantastic PowerPoint Presentations for Your Inspiration

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25 Fantastic PowerPoint Presentations for Your Inspiration | Top Design Magazine - Web Design and Digital Content

 

[Excerpt:] I think everyone of us had to make a boring PowerPoint at least once. What most of us hate the most is seeking inspiration to create those pages because creating a perfect presentation can be compared with designing a full website. You need a startup page, a menu, content and a final page which can be compared to a footer. In this article you can see a collection of 25 cool PowerPoint presentations from which you can get inspiration.

 

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The Turbocharger - A guide to using computers in academic writing

The writng turbocharger is an online resource for first year undergraduates at the english centre of hong kong university...
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Postgraduate study skills in science, technology or mathematics - Postgraduate study skills in science, technology or mathematics - OpenLearn - The Open University

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How to Take a Screenshot in Microsoft Windows

Taking a screenshot on a Windows PC is easy. Taking a screenshot (also called a screen grab, or print screen) can be done in one of several ways. Try any of the techniques listed below.
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The Teacher's Guide to the Library of Congress - Best Colleges Online

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The Library of Congress is an amazing resource. It is the largest library in the world and has put much of their collection online.

What is available?  "Spoken history, photographs, and iconic cultural resources are available as teaching resources, and many of them are neatly organized into lesson plans, collections, and themes, perfect for bringing them into the classroom."

Since searching for the resources may be "overwhelming" this post provides "a short guide to making the most of the Library of Congress, with tips and ideas for activities, plus links to guides, resources, and tools that you can put to work in your classroom."


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Send Big Files Free - Email or Send Large Files - SendThisFile

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Send large files too big for email, FREE. Trusted by 1.5 million users. Secure and easy to use. Free file hosting. No file size limits. Embeddable on your website.
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mQlicker - Free Audience Response System for Mobile, Cell and Smartphones,

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Turns any networked device into an easy-to-use response tool. Wide support for smartphones and tablets including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle.

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An absolutely brilliant tool to get feedback from a truly broad audience - even if they do not have a fancy computer and only a phone with web access. Requesting feedback has just become so much easier...

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Word: Remove formatting from cross-references

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Sometimes you’ll add a cross-reference to a figure or table, and part of it (the number usually) will display in bold text. Or perhaps you’ve inserted the cross-reference in a table but..."

 

This happened to me in my dissertation and I did not notice untill it was too late.

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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research

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Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.

 

 

 

 

 

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

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Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're…...

Fifty helpful tools - Some will help "educators and students with reading disabilities," others focus on "fundamentals of reading, writing, and spelling." Suggested apps are also provided for reading, writing and spelling.


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How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) | Edudemic

How One Classroom Actually Used iPads To Go Paperless (Part 1: Research) | Edudemic | Could be useful | Scoop.it

A look at what hapened at Plymouth South High School last year when one class "attempted to transform the traditional research process to a completely paperless one using a fresh cart of iPads."

A number of goals were "outlined prior to the research process" and included (quoting from the post):

* Students will crowd-source their research to a collective research group.

* Students will incorporate varied media types into their research: web based text, traditional text, audio and video.

* Students will work collaboratively with their teacher and classmates on their research and writing process.

* Students will become proficient researching and writing in a digital environment.

The post alos discusses the process of going paperles and  "moving forward and going paperless."


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it will start in the schools

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Is going paperless in schools really an option with todays digital technology advances?

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Framework for a Successful Landing Page

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Once a website is developed, your entire goal is to drive traffic to your website and for that you are spending enough time and money to get leads, right? However, something is just not working for you and you are unable to drive traffic and leads besides the fact that your website has to offer some awesome stuff. Instead of letting you drain out by figuring out what is wrong, I will let you know; the issue is with your conversion rate i.e., it is low.

If your visitors are confused about your website and they are unable to figure out important stuff such as, how to buy products and what your company is all about, you are definitely doing something wrong and that is not having a landing page.

Landing Page

Before we go any further about the importance of a landing page, it is important for you to understand what a landing page exactly is. A landing page is basically a page which will highlight the most important item of your website and it could be anything. If your website sells stuff, a landing page will either highlight the products or the payment method. Majorly, a landing page is meant convert your website viewers into permanent customers. Now that we have understood the basic functionality of a landing page, let’s see how to create a successful landing page.

Goals to achieve through landing page:

Let us take a look at few of the main goals of a landing page.

Allows instant registration on websites regarding salesMakes the communication easier and effective between the client and webmasterInstant answers regarding the most important feature of a websiteEnhances the brand assessment

Types of Landing Page

Depending on the kind of website, brand and campaign you are running, you will have to select between the most suitable types of a landing page. The most common kind is a landing page which is a part of site’s structure and helps in enhancing the important features and explains navigation. The second kind is a landing page made especially for a certain campaign. The third type is known to be a tabbed landing page which will provide added/further information.

Focus on a single item

Like always, you need to have a plan before starting anything. Before you jump into the procedure of creating a landing page, you must be sure of the item you need it for. As mentioned earlier, a landing page will highlight and focus on only one item. The heading of the page should say it all without leaving any room for confusion. If there are multiple focal points, then you need more than one landing pages.

Advertisement

Jot down the important points you need to highlight regard that single item and then move on to writing text. Make sure that you stick to the point and the page’s headline should be simple and direct enough for the visitor to understand the purpose. If your visitor understood the reason of that landing page in first few seconds, you have successfully made a good landing page.

Make way for Simplicity

You do not have to go overboard with things so while making landing page, be sure to stay simple, precise and to the point. Do not bore visitor with the long paragraphs as nobody has the time to read them. Long paragraphs mean you are scaring your visitor away. Begin with writing whatever you want to say and then comes your transcribing skills. Eliminate the unnecessary stuff and only keep the important and way too necessary information.

Apart from the text, proper formatting is also very important. You should format your content in a way that your reader is able to scan it easily. This will serve your purpose of having a landing page.

Develop a relationship of trust

In today’s world, no one is convinced with words only. If you want to win the trust of your visitors, show them your happy customers by publishing testimonials. Testimonials from real people will play an important role in convincing your potential customer to work with you.

Call to action

If you want results you need to work very hard on CTA i.e., call to action feature. Your correct decision regarding call to action will help you a lot in producing quality and desirable results. Everything else on the page should be supporting this one feature so that your viewer knows what to do. If a visitor ends up being confused on your landing page, all your effort goes down the drain.

It is entirely up to you to decide what you CTA is going to be. However, whatever you choose i.e., a form, payment method; it should not be confusing for the visitor. Keep everything simple and precise. Instructions on your landing page should be way too clear and on clicking a button, user should know exactly where it will navigate. If a user is figuring stuff on his own you have failed in creating a good landing page.

Layout and Design

Yes, your landing page should look attractive but like I always say, you do not have to overdo things. Be creative but as mentioned above, try to keep things as simple as possible and only use important things to doll up your website’s landing page. If you are using graphical images, try to use images which are a representation of your product. If you can, use real images so that people can relate to it. Keep one thing in mind i.e., do not use videos, images, flash and everything else on a single page. Decide which medium will serve your purpose and then go for it.

Positioning

When you are sure of the objects to use on the landing page, you need to work hard on the proper positioning of these objects so that there is no room for confusion. Important stuff as heading and CTA should be placed on the top of the page. Use scroll bar only if important content is available at the end or else avoid it.

Deciding between two, via testing

You should always have options and alternates for things on landing page. Even a slight change in headings can increase your conversion rate so make sure you test 2-3 headings for every point. While testing be sure to check and keep a record so that you know what works best for your landing page.

Examples of perfect landing pages

Windows iTunes

Direct TV

Johnson and Johnson

StarBucks Coffee Gear

Ovi Store

Conclusion

You will not find a shortcut for creating a very nice landing page and in my opinion, personal efforts will result into a very good landing page so do not look templates. A landing page should be according to your business and products. You can even get inspiration from the best landing pages available over the internet. Just do a good research regarding landing page and you will get all the necessary help. Best of luck!

Source: http://smashinghub.com/framework-for-a-successful-landing-page.htm

 


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50 really useful iPad tips and tricks

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Here's 50 of the finest iPad tips available. We've covered everything from customising your Home screen to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari.
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ZotPad | an iPad and iPhone client for Zotero

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ZotPad is an iPad/iPhone client for Zotero reference management software. The purpose of ZotPad is to allow accessing Zotero libraries from mobile devices. The software provides read and write access to Zotero files stored on the Zotero server, WebDAV server, or Dropbox. ZotPad contains a basic file reader that can be used to open the most common file types and can send attachment files by email. Annotation workflow can be easily set up with third-party PDF annotating software.

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Multi Track Recording How to Keep Tracks in Sync with Audacity

In this tutorial I show a simple way to keep your tracks in sync using the recording software Audacity. As you record multiple tracks in Audacity your comput...


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A Checklist For Using Google’s New eLearning Course Builder

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Google has entered the increasingly crowded eLearning fray with their new Course Builder software, an open source software that will allow educators to create courses…...

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Audio Book Resources -Develop Listening Skills, Increase Comprehension/Reasoning

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Are you looking for some great websites that provide access to digital stories? This post focuses on children's audio books and provides links to stories that may be downloaded or streamed (for free!). In some cases children may also "read" the book online (again, at no charge).
Why choose to use digital books? They help students "develop listening skills and can increase comprehension and reasoning ability...(and) site word recongition when accompanied by text." Many valuable academic skills can be reinforced through digital text. Check out the links by clicking through to the post.


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New Tricks for Searching for Academics« NeverEndingSearch

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Joyce Valenza provides a look at three "relatively new options" in searching that may be new to you. She looks at Google Scholar which has a "Making New Connections" component; Microsoft's Academic Search, which "offers the added value of allowing searchers to select one or more domains or disciplines and to filter by subdomain, publication, author, source type, organization, or keyword." In addition they also have new "data visualization features that offer searchers and scholars a view of the scholarly patters and relationships, highlighting critical links that help define scientific research."; and Mendeley, " a tool for the individual researcher and the opportunity to participate in research communities to share intelligence within a field of study."
For more information on all three tools check out the article.


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New Tricks for Searching for Academics« NeverEndingSearch

New Tricks for Searching for Academics« NeverEndingSearch | Could be useful | Scoop.it

Joyce Valenza provides a look at three "relatively new options" in searching that may be new to you. She looks at Google Scholar which has a "Making New Connections" component; Microsoft's Academic Search, which "offers the added value of allowing searchers to select one or more domains or disciplines and to filter by subdomain, publication, author, source type, organization, or keyword." In addition they also have new "data visualization features that offer searchers and scholars a view of the scholarly patters and relationships, highlighting critical links that help define scientific research."; and Mendeley, " a tool for the individual researcher and the opportunity to participate in research communities to share intelligence within a field of study."
For more information on all three tools check out the article.


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