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How to Write a Blog Post

How to Write a Blog Post | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Putting together a blog post can be simple. Every post has a basic anatomy - and we're here to teach you how to write a blog post - the right way!
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Loved this, @SocialNicole !!

 

Esp. the Image part. Of course, I DO go overboard on those -- thinking each section needs a pic (Flickr CC & PicMonkey are my best friends & from #4 of your related posts I guess you must know em, too! ) That's why I wrote a blog post called 10 Tips for Digital Photo Editing & Fun.

 

..... But umm where's the Subhead to this post?

6 Easy Ways to Engage Your Readers?

 

But srsly, love this blog - always great content!  I guess I should start my blog post for today, huh? Instead I'm watching SNL & surfing the interwebs. Don't be jealous.

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Is The Obama Administration Backing Away From Standardized Testing?

Is The Obama Administration Backing Away From Standardized Testing? | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

For years, the Obama administration has made tougher teacher evaluations a centerpiece of its education agenda, giving states incentives to grade educators partially in accordance with students' standardized test scores.


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There's nothing like using the BEST tech in our schools for 160 of 180 days of education for standardized testing!

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The Missing Guide for Google Hangout Video Calls - Zapier

The Missing Guide for Google Hangout Video Calls - Zapier | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

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A VERY Cool Intro to G+ Hangouts!

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Maria Richards's curator insight, June 26, 6:01 PM

You may like to use these instructions from a second device or print them as they are quite lengthy. Well worth it! 

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About Fusion Tables - Fusion Tables Help

Bust your data out of its silo!
Get more from data with Fusion Tables.

Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tab
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Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables

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The Daring Librarian: Vine Video Book Trailers

The Daring Librarian: Vine Video Book Trailers | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Vine Video Book Trailers New Post w/ FREE Downloadables |


This year we decided to create video book trailers using the Vine App! Six second videos that loop with sound. No editing needed, just creativity!

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CopyrightFriendly/Creative Commons/Fair Use - New Tools - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School

CopyrightFriendly/Creative Commons/Fair Use - New Tools - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
LibGuides. New Tools. CopyrightFriendly/Creative Commons/Fair Use.
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The ever amazing Joyce Valenza created this great LibGuide of resources!

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Daring Conference Packing Tips & Tricks | The Daring Librarian

Daring Conference Packing Tips & Tricks | The Daring Librarian | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Packing & Techie tips for any conference whether ISTE or ALA


Even though I'm not going to ISTE this year (I'm going on a family reunion cruise to Alaska!) I've packed for a LOT of conferences, and even though I'm not a light packer like my friend Bobbi Newman - I think I've got some clever tips! :) Add yours in the comments!

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Google Promises To Stop Trawling Student Gmail For Ads

Google Promises To Stop Trawling Student Gmail For Ads | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
The search giant promises to stop scanning Gmail messages for education, business and government users to target advertising.
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GAfE news here!

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APOD: 2013 November 6 - Creature Aurora Over Norway

APOD: 2013 November 6 - Creature Aurora Over Norway | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Srsly COOL!


Astronomy Picture of the Day: Creature Aurora Over Norway - Creepy Awesome! via @StarWalk


I LOVE This! Wish it were Creative Commons!

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A Quick Tip to Create PDFs in Your Google Drive

A Quick Tip to Create PDFs in Your Google Drive | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

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'The night I invented 3D printing'

'The night I invented 3D printing' | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Meet Chuck Hall: the humble American engineer who changed the world of manufacturing.

Via Todd Lichtenwalter
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I don't have one of these yet...someday. Of course I never had a SMARTboard either! & I still lived and did awesome things!

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Google Docs Templates - iPhone, Mobile, Presos, & More!

Google Docs Templates - iPhone, Mobile, Presos, & More! | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Hidden help in the ocean of Google goodness - Google Drive Templates!

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Classroom Behavior / Management Pinterest Board

Classroom Behavior / Management Pinterest Board | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Penny Lane is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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IT's all about choice!

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Incredible Art Department | Art Education

Incredible Art Department | Art Education | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Great Resources! Share w/ your Art Teachers! WOW!

 

BTW, Art Chat (Thurs 4pm) (artchat) on Twitter

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BRAINZ! How to Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!

Keynote for KY School Library Association Summer Refresher

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Brilliance from my girl Jennifer!

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Google+ Badge - Google+ Platform — Google Developers

Google+ Badge - Google+ Platform — Google Developers | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

Google+ Badge SWAGGER!


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Show off your Google+ swagger & love and help your followers connect with you on G+! This is also great for when you're about to do a G+ Hangout!

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#NotAtISTE? Getting the Most out of ISTE 2014 From Afar

#NotAtISTE? Getting the Most out of ISTE 2014 From Afar | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again when thousands of educators and ed tech folks gather at the International Society for Technology in Education conference. This year, sadly, we can't make it to ISTE 201...
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ISTE from Afar....this is a brilliant post!

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Copyright and Intellectual Property

Copyright and Intellectual Property | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
With the ease of copying and ripping of digital information, it is important that our students respect the intellectual property of others. This page includes links to teach about fair use, Creative...
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From the all knowing & awesome Kathy Schrock this extensive page about Intellectual Property & Fair Use!

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ALA Survival Tips and Packing Suggestions | Librarian by Day

ALA Survival Tips and Packing Suggestions | Librarian by Day | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Packing list About a year ago I started trying to travel with only a carry on.  I was tired of paying the extra baggage fees, waiting for my bag at the end
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Bobbi is just plain brilliant! I wish I could pack like her! In this blog post she gives great tips for packing light & smart AND terrific conference do's!


Of course, I'm a traveling hoarder - I'd rather haul my big bag around & wait at the luggage carousel for my creature comforts than go sleek and fast. But after reading her blog post, I may try & change!

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Kleinspiration: Planning for #ISTE14 - Check out these tips from an OCD educator to stay organized!

Kleinspiration: Planning for #ISTE14 - Check out these tips from an OCD educator to stay organized! | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
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Great tips from an awesome educator!

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The Scale of the Universe 2

The Scale of the Universe 2 | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
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It sorta blows my mind. Share w/ your Science teachers! 

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Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac)

Capture, Edit, Collect and Organize Images and Full Web Pages with Ember (Mac) | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
Collect the things you love, with Ember. Whether you’re capturing photos, screenshots or any other kind of image - save, annotate and sync it with Ember.

Via Robin Good, Joyce Valenza
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Ember is a Mac and iOS app that allows you to easily capture parts of a screen, a specific image, a whole window or a full web page easily and to edit it, collect it and organize it according to tags, themes/groups and colours.


Ember key strengths are:


a) the image "capture" toolset, which is second to none. It offers maximum flexibility, it is simple, and allows you to save directly to any folder/group/collection you have set-up.


b) the image editor utility that integrates a set of useful tools that includes cropper, focus/blur areas, rotate, add text, freehand drawing.


c) the elegantly designed "library" where you can organize your images and screenshots easily via drag and drop into collections. Each image can also have a description and multiple tags. In addition Ember can automatically sort all your images by colors.


d) the "subscription" area where you subscribe to image feeds from various sites and galleries to get inspiration and ideas.


iCloud-syncable.


Ember is a beautifully designed app that does a fantastic job of capturing any kind of image or screenshot from the web and to give you relevant tools to edit it and "curate" it into private collections.

N.B.: Though Ember is really a great app to use, I would not pay its relatively hefty price tag, unless it allowed me to publish or export (in a publishable format) some of my collections.


Free to 14-day trial.

Price £.34.99 


N.B.: Ember requires Mac OSX Mavericks to run.


More info: http://realmacsoftware.com/ember 


Free trial: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/try/ 


Download from Mac App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember/appstore 


Download from iOS App Store: http://realmacsoftware.com/redirects/ember-ios/appstore 



Check these two use cases: 






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#WebConsultants #WordpressExperts

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Professor Claims To Have Decoded The Most Mysterious Manuscript Of All Time

Professor Claims To Have Decoded The Most Mysterious Manuscript Of All Time | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it
600 years after it was written, the Voynich Manuscript still refuses to yield all its secrets.
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600 years after it was written, the Voynich Manuscript still refuses to yield all its secrets.

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The Skills Students Learn from Coding

The Skills Students Learn from Coding | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

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A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year

A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

Now that 2013 is officially in the books, I can’t think of a better way to reflect than with a flashback into the Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the last 12 months! Check ‘em out by hovering over the interactive image shown below. There’s sure to be a useful “cool tool” or two to help you kick off the new year with a new tech crush—like Thinglink, my all-time fav!


Via Jamie Forshey
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Feat. Thinglink!

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Walters Art Gallery - K-12 Teacher Resources

Walters Art Gallery - K-12 Teacher Resources | Digital Sandbox | Scoop.it

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Like art? Share this with your Art teachers - but I also could see how this would help with MANY subjects!

 

The School Programs Department provides hands-on and online educational resources that make the Walters’ collections accessible to the K-12 school community. We partner with schools throughout Maryland to provide professional development and resources to integrate the arts into the K-12 curriculum. Sign up for our teacher e-newsletter.

 

AWESOME! #CCSS aligned

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