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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Education+ | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

Via Lauren Moss, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Good to use with kids and adults!

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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:11 AM

 92% of companies that attributed the  acquisition of just 1 customer from blog activity posted multiple times per day.  Stay focused on your customers and hire a competent writer to handle this activity.

Christopher Lopez's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:38 AM

Blogging is very essential to attract customers. It should be flawless.

Helen Stark's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:17 AM

Cool infographic that will be useful for any blogger.

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What's the Future of Storytelling? 'Unknown Spring' Provides Some Answers

What's the Future of Storytelling? 'Unknown Spring' Provides Some Answers | Education+ | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 28, 2014 2:02 PM


Paula Bernstein:  "In March 2011 Jake Price, a freelance producer for the BBC, journeyed to Tohoku, Japan to document the devastation left in the wake of the Pacific tsunami. The result of his trip is evident in his powerful and beautiful immersive web documentary, "Unknown Spring," which was awarded the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards."

David Collet's curator insight, September 28, 2014 11:41 PM

I like this piece because it pulls together a number of areas that interest me.

 

First, this is someone doing something without a big budget and receiving international acclaim. That someone is young. It is relevant to the environment. And it includes my thoughts on new opportunities for youth for employment alternatives.

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Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps

Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps | Education+ | Scoop.it
Using these map creation tools you can easily create and manage interactive maps.

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, September 15, 2014 9:10 AM

Several different tools for creating maps. Great use for Social Studies, Literature, etc.

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, September 18, 2014 1:58 PM

добавить свой понимание ...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, October 2, 2014 6:52 AM

A esta lista parece só faltar o Zeemaps.

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Designing a Personal Knowledgebase

"Since so much knowledge is now digital, there is no shortage of material from which I can learn. On the contrary, I’m usually drowning in too much information. But that’s a discussion for another day. For me, right now, the major problem is that I lack an easy and effective system for capturing and recording my learning. My memory alone will not suffice. What I need is a personal knowledgebase, which I define as an external, integrated digital repository for the things I learn and the resources from which they come.


Many have tried to solve the problem I’m encountering now, and numerous digital solutions exist. Some of the most popular options include Evernote, Devonthink, and Voodoo Pad. Over the course of my graduate studies, I’ve tried many of these programs, but all have fallen short of what I really need, given my own workflow."


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AlisonMcNab's curator insight, September 6, 2014 4:48 PM

Informative post from @Howard Rheingold

Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 7, 2014 6:41 AM

We live in an age where information is all around us, all of the time. Sometimes we seek it out, other times it comes to us, uninvited. The only way we can learn from and apply this information (actionable knowledge) is by having the tools and know-how to be able to sort, sense, filter, organise and ultimately retrieve this information within a context where it can be applied.

 

There are lots of tools out there that can help us (I use Evernote, Mindjet Mindmapping, Social Bookmarking and Blogging as my core tools), but I haven't yet found the El Dorado of a single tool/application/software that can do it all. This article from Alex provides an outline specification of the ideal system. An opportunity for an entrepreneur - perhaps, to satisfy what I think is a growing need amongst most people grappling with the information torrent.

 

Reading time: 20mins

Crystal Renfro's curator insight, September 8, 2014 2:48 PM

This individual does a very detailed job both describing his workflow and what he would like to find in a one-stop shop tool.  All the myriad of comments opens a new flood of tools and ideas to consider.  It reiterates my belief that building interfaces between powerful tools that achieve different purposes may be the way to go... it goes back to what docear.com is trying to do.... the downside is that interfaces break very easily as different apps upgrade their products and thus makes the interface unstable.

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | Education+ | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 12:59 AM

Interesting list. Worth checking out some of these tools to see if I like them better than Prezi :)

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Booktrack - Amplify your story

Booktrack - Amplify your story | Education+ | Scoop.it
Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset Inside Inclusion Classrooms

Cultivating a Growth Mindset Inside Inclusion Classrooms | Education+ | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's growth mindset research can lead to greater collaboration among co-teachers and help all students in inclusion classrooms master the Common Core.

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A Conversation About Rigor, with Grant Wiggins -- Part 1

A Conversation About Rigor, with Grant Wiggins -- Part 1 | Education+ | Scoop.it
This is the first post in a dialogue between me and Grant Wiggins about rigor, testing, and the new Common Core standards.  Each installment in this series will be cross-posted both here at MrHonne...

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Very interesting. We need to be teaching our students how to think and take thinking risks in order to improve problem-solving.

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education+ | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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How the brain pays attention

How the brain pays attention | Education+ | Scoop.it

"Members of Desimone’s lab are now studying how the brain shifts its focus between different types of sensory input, such as vision and hearing. They are also investigating whether it might be possible to train people to better focus their attention by controlling the brain interactions  involved in this process.

“You have to identify the basic neural mechanisms and do basic research studies, which sometimes generate ideas for things that could be of practical benefit,” Desimone says. “It’s too early to say whether this training is even going to work at all, but it’s something that we’re actively pursuing.”


Read more at http://scienceblog.com/71642/how-the-brain-pays-attention/#6CSjmbufhdePSLK1.99


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The brain is a universe we know little about yet holds keys to knowledge as old as humankind. 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 15, 2014 4:15 PM

Studies such as Nass et. al.'s "Cognitive Control in Media Multitaskers" have demonstrated on a general level that media multitaskers are actually rapidly task-switching and that the attentional costs of switching focus degrades efficiency in accomplishing individual tasks. But that research is just the beginning. Important to infotention is what is not yet known about how effective attentional training can be.

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | Education+ | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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Once a student, always a student. Things we should all know.

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What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways?

What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways? | Education+ | Scoop.it
New tools are making it easier to customize learning for every student. Playlists, projects, and portfolios support big blocks, maker spaces, and flex schools. One thing I appreciate about the Christensen Institute definition of blended learning is that it stresses student agency by requiring "student control over time, place, path, and/or pace."

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What if kids co-taught alongside and to teachers and school became a place where everyone learned, grew, flexed their minds, and discovered that great problems are never really solved, they just morph.

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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound

What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound | Education+ | Scoop.it
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters by Daniel Goleman - collection of HBR and other articles on leadership

Via Denise Katula, ThinDifference
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I can't imagine any leader thinking EQ wouldn't matter.

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:29 PM

Knowing how to "read others' emotions" allows leaders to lead from the heart to the heart and gain the most from the talent that surrounds them.

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 2014 4:08 PM

What makes a leader?

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A History and Future of Collaborative Storytelling

A History and Future of Collaborative Storytelling | Education+ | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:11 PM


Scott Walker:  "Today, collaborative storytelling exists in many forms and utilizes many kinds of creative mechanics. With the advent of the Internet and the increasing tendency for consumers to produce their own content, the ability to collaborate on a project has never been easier."

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Brainly.com - Homework help.

Brainly.com - Homework help. | Education+ | Scoop.it
Brainly.com is a part of the largest social network for studying in a group. We provide the best tools for mutual help with school subjects. Join us!

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Vermont to Washington: Your education policy is broken

Vermont to Washington: Your education policy is broken | Education+ | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - It’s not often that the good folks who run the nation’s state education departments are publicly praised for a job well done. But then there’s Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe.A

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Vermont bucks the tide again!

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The Vermont Design for Education - Circa 1968!


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Child-centered, multiple intelligences, personalized learning plans, teacher as guide/mentor/co-learner, collaboration, differentiation all covered in 1968, just called different things.

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ned kirsch's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:47 AM

A must read for everyone!

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Education+ | Scoop.it

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Looks promising!

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niftyjock's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:19 PM

Any evidence that it improves learning? 

Kim Flintoff's comment, June 4, 2014 2:32 AM
Not sure how much of a distinction is drawn between "gamification" and a glorified token reward system...
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Why aren't we more compassionate?

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:11 AM

All it takes is noticing and stepping forward with "You First."

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How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Education+ | Scoop.it
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.

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Mills & Boon characters will email you back in new transmedia tale

Mills & Boon characters will email you back in new transmedia tale | Education+ | Scoop.it

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Cool!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:45 PM


Liat Clark:  "After more than 100 years, the Mills & Boon franchise is crafting itself a digital future through a dedicated ereader app and now a desktop and social media storytelling platform, The Chatsfield" ...

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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives

A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives | Education+ | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.

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LearnDiscovery - Discover the Map of Human Knowledge

LearnDiscovery - Discover the Map of Human Knowledge | Education+ | Scoop.it
Get LearnDiscovery - Discover the Map of Human Knowledge on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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If you are an insatiable learner, discover learnings!

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:45 AM

LearnDiscovery is the portable tool to discover knowledge maps about any person, place, fact, art, science, music, sport described within the English Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia collected by mankind.


FEATURES 

▶ Discover knowledge maps
• Discover knowledge relationships and learn about what you care
• Spot your location why it is known in the world
• Map your discoveries: choose your favorite layout to overview a knowledge domain and summarize its information.

▶ Create your Atlas 
• Bookmark and collect your favourite maps
• Share your maps on Social Networks

▶ Access information
• Read the wiki article related to each topic
• Watch the videos related to each topic

XDiscovery's curator insight, May 14, 2014 11:09 AM

Official LearnDiscovery site:
http://learn.xdiscovery.com/

XDiscovery's comment, May 14, 2014 11:20 AM
thank you to you all by the XDiscovery team > are you enjoying LearnDiscovery ? if so, would you like to take one minute and write a short review on the appstore ? it takes really short time, but it is so important for letting also other learners and curious get to know it! If you are working on ICT4D, don't forget to drop us an email too, we'll be happy to help!
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How to exploit and develop intellectual property in a multiplatform world

How to exploit and develop intellectual property in a multiplatform world | Education+ | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:53 PM

The Guardian:  "Now is a great time to be a content creator, producer and owner. Debbie Mason explains the rewards of a joined-up digital world" ...
Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:03 AM

If our media was still an inward, analogue society of public service networks, Breaking Bad could never have been made, let alone exploited to global success and acclaim. Scandinavian dramas such as The Killing and The Bridge would never have become international hits, or remade across other borders.

Click to read this interesting article.

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Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - Google Apps For Education Tips & Tricks

Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - Google Apps For Education Tips & Tricks | Education+ | Scoop.it
Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets is a fantastic new addition to Drive. See these Add-ons for Google Docs and sheets and how you can use them with students

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Using and enjoying Google Apps for Ed more and more!

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Re-imagining school

Re-imagining school | Education+ | Scoop.it
All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 26, 2014 4:04 AM

We all seem to agree in the argument that our present system of education is letting our children down....what should we do?