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Mozilla Webmaker's Thimble: A "Gamechanger"—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Mozilla Webmaker's Thimble: A "Gamechanger"—An Educator Innovator Webinar | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

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What's It Like?

"Thimble is an online webpage editor and set of remixable projects designed to help kids learn how to write the Web. As part of Mozilla's Webmaker project, Thimble displays two windows at once to show kids how the code they write creates the webpage they see on a browser. As kids edit code in the left-side window, the changes they make to things like color, font, and images immediately take effect on the right. Thimble projects featured on the Webmaker homepage are great for beginners and experienced programmers alike. Comments included in each project explain its code and how to change it. Thimble also lets kids compose their own webpages from scratch when they're ready to work independently. Using Thimble lets kids experience the joy of discovering that they, too, can create and publish webpages using authentic code.

 

Is It Good For Learning?

"Because it's designed to show kids how what they do changes how their webpages look, Thimble a great way to learn code, web design, and problem-solving skills. Thimble gives kids immediate feedback about personally meaningful work. Alerts about "bugs" in the code help kids easily find and fix any errors that keep their webpages from looking just right. Once students get some experience coding, they'll be ready and eager to see how they can use Thimble to publish their classwork and projects online using text and multimedia. The comments in each project and the online community of volunteer Webmaker mentors provide immediate support as students remix projects and begin making their own webpages. As a free, open, and well-supported platform, Thimble, like Scratch, provides one of the most inviting and supportive environments available for kids who want to code and feel like they're a part of the current learn-to-code and social coding movements."


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 11, 2014 11:50 PM

I have a few "learn to code" links on my Destiny homepage for those kids who want to "play" on the computers. This will be another one I'll add to that list as well as send to our Gateway to Technology and Tech Apps teachers. 

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5 easy ways to curate content on your blog

5 easy ways to curate content on your blog | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

Content curation is a bit of an art form, and takes some time to perfect. But once you’ve figured out a strategy that works, you’ll have a process in place for regularly finding, compiling and editorializing content your audience will love!


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 28, 2:24 PM

In order to curate content, you first need to find it. The Internet is teeming with information ripe for curation, but the challenge is finding relevant content in a timely manner.


If you want to be a content marketing ninja, you need to have a system that streamlines your curation process so you spend minutes vs. hours curating and sharing your content your audience is hungry for.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, July 29, 10:32 AM

I love Scoop-It for content curation.

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Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad ^ TechCrunch ^ by Frederic Lardinois

Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad ^ TechCrunch ^ by Frederic Lardinois | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

With Slate, Adobe [has launched} a new text- and photo-centric storytelling app for the iPad....

"About a year ago, Adobe launched Voice, its first standalone storytelling app that lets users record their own stories and then illustrate them with images (the Voice app is also getting an update today, by the way). Slate takes a different (and somewhat less experimental) approach and focuses on text and images instead. At its core, it combines the simplicity of the editing side of Medium with the design chops of Adobe.

"Using a set of pre-designed templates, Slate users can create anything from magazine-like travel stories and photo albums to newsletters and reports. As Brian Nemhauser, Adobe’s director of product management for this project, told me, the company is aiming this app at teachers, students, nonprofits, small businesses, corporate employees and anybody else who wants to put together a highly visual presentation that mixes basic text and imagery. Once finished, users can publish their creations on Adobe’s servers and share the link with their audiences. Adobe also allows users to embed their Slate stories on their websites."

 

This app is FREE. -JL


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The Secrets to Writing an Attention-Grabbing Blog Post [Infographic]

The Secrets to Writing an Attention-Grabbing Blog Post [Infographic] | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Do you know what elements go into a great blog post? Get the inside scoop here.
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6 Ways to Find Blog Topics When You're Stuck

6 Ways to Find Blog Topics When You're Stuck | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels like you have written about everything you possibly can. In this post, you will learn 6 ways to find blog topics when you're stuck.
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You will never have an excuse for your next Blog Post Topic after reading this. Great stuff by Jeff Bullas

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The power of leverage

The power of leverage | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
5 ways to get more from less
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Make more from your achievements.

Time

Achievement

Skills

Education

Connections

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The Step By Step Guide To Publishing The Perfect Newsletter

The Step By Step Guide To Publishing The Perfect Newsletter | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
If you’re struggling to find a creative way to produce regular, fresh content and build an audience, then give content marketing’s hottest trend a try: create a newsletter. In my experience, most people’s biggest stumbling block in being able to produce great content is themselves. It’s not that you can’t come up with great ideas, ...

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Great resource for Newsletter Dev and Content Curation.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, May 29, 8:48 AM

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Athletes' Brains Are Two Times Better Than Non-Athletes' Under Pressure

Athletes' Brains Are Two Times Better Than Non-Athletes' Under Pressure | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 per cent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims.

A series of tests commissioned by D
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Where to Find Free PowerPoint Themes & Templates (Presentations)

Where to Find Free PowerPoint Themes & Templates (Presentations) | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
It's not always easy to prepare a professional presentation, but one of the most tried-and-true methods is to use Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint is almost a necessity in modern presentations, so you can't go wrong with it -- but you can do it wrongly, and one huge mistake is neglecting the aesthetics. Sure, most of your…

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5 Social Media Image Size Hacks for Quick Visual Content

5 Social Media Image Size Hacks for Quick Visual Content | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed by the options for image sizes for all the social platforms? This post shares 5 Social Media Image Size Hacks for creating quick visual content.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, May 2, 5:07 PM

Here are 5 Social Media Image Size Hacks to Fast-Track your Visual Content Creation – across more than one social media platform.

Grace Solivan's curator insight, May 3, 8:41 AM

Can't tell ya how many times i've created and recreated templates in IA and PS for sizing social images!

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RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward

RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 28, 4:18 AM

Via Robin Good: "PressForward is a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment."


#curation

Mike McCallister's curator insight, April 28, 9:27 AM

Curating and sharing content is an important way of building your authority in your writing niche. If you really want to understand how to curate, follow Robin Good's "Content Curation World" on Scoop.it.


Robin shared this WordPress plugin that can help you find and post interesting content directly inside WordPress. I'll be testing this soon.

Janet Vasil's curator insight, May 14, 4:25 PM

Lots of paid content curation services are available online.  Here's a free open source wordpress plugin that's a good starting tool for a new content creator with full editing and curation capabilities.

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How to Decide Which Content to Sell and What to Give Away for Free

How to Decide Which Content to Sell and What to Give Away for Free | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
People will pay for in-depth, step-by-step guidance

In general, your free content is going to be a collection of granular, randomly organized pieces of the puzzle.

People will happily pay to be given the whole thing wrapped up in convenient packaging — even if the information was previously available for free.

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Free vs. Paid Content

Think about the Bikini Principle as referred by Brian Clark

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, April 3, 6:58 PM

Maybe you've asked Siri or Google Now some of these questions as they relate to your current social media marketing efforts?

How to Build a Content Marketing System 
How to Manage Your Social Media Presence 
How to Increase Your Social Media Presence 
Content Marketing System Best Practices 


Get in Touch to schedule a free 1-on-1 Hangout to see for yourself what my DiY Content Marketing System can do for you.

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, April 4, 5:33 AM

I thought there's no difference between free and paid content. Content is still KING whether it's paid or free, right? Yet, Chris Garret made realize free content is about connecting with your target audience. Paid content is offered when the audience is converted into first-time or repeat buyers. 

Jack Later's curator insight, April 4, 5:08 PM

AWESOME

 

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[Checklist] 5 Copywriting Elements to Test On Your Landing Page - Digital Marketer

[Checklist] 5 Copywriting Elements to Test On Your Landing Page - Digital Marketer | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Is your landing page copy leaving room for conversion? Use this checklist and set up your next 5 split tests.
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15 Essential Content Creation Apps You Need Right Now

15 Essential Content Creation Apps You Need Right Now | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Imagine if you could create content faster? This article presents 15 content creation apps that will make your job (and life) easier.
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Power Words - 189 Words That Convert

The 5 most persuasive words in the English language are You, Free, Because, Instantly, and New. Using these power words in your digital marketing and social me…
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Most Influential Words

Encourage Your Community

Cause & Effect Words

Exclusivity Phrases

Scarcity Phrases

 

A Must See Resource for your social media marketing.

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This Secret Twitter Hack Creates a Twitter List Out of Everyone Who Mentions You

This Secret Twitter Hack Creates a Twitter List Out of Everyone Who Mentions You | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Having trouble keeping up with the people who mention you on Twitter? No problem. This Twitter hack automatically adds everyone who mentions you to a list.

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malek's curator insight, June 28, 4:51 PM

Looks handy, have to give it a try.

Small Business Online Solutions - Patant Consultants's curator insight, June 28, 7:30 PM

Great recipe. Useful Twitter growthhacking tip.

Andrew Greenyer's curator insight, June 29, 5:41 AM

A useful hack to build up a list of potential contacts

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10 Life Hacks From a Millennial Millionaire

10 Life Hacks From a Millennial Millionaire | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Some valuable secrets to building wealth as a young entrepreneur.
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Invest In YOURSELF, Give Back and Connect with OTHERS

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Enthusiasm Is a Marker of Success Despite Failures | Big Think

Enthusiasm Is a Marker of Success Despite Failures | Big Think | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874–1965) was a British politician who was the prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
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Slideshare is the digital marketing secret weapon - New research | Jay Baer

Slideshare is the digital marketing secret weapon - New research | Jay Baer | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

In my estimation, the reason why more experienced social media marketers gravitate toward Slideshare is that they eventually recognize that social media is about actions, not eyeballs. The “reach” offered by the larger consumer-oriented platforms is seductive, but if only a tiny percentage of your fans are seeing your posts in those venues, is the reach really reliable?

Slideshare’s audience is bigger than you might think, is terrific for lead generation, and is populated by people actively seeking information and resources (not dissimilar from a search engine, in that regard).

And that audience is hungry for information. It’s not uncommon to generate significant views and downloads for Slideshare presentations, including 24,000+ and counting for my presentation on reliable reach....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 29, 4:31 PM

if your target is B2B or professionals, don't miss the opportunity to use slide share for impact and ROI.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 1, 1:56 PM

Hey folks -- if you want more visibility for your digital business stories -- then use SlideShare.


Here's an interesting study that was just released showing the opportunity.


Don't miss out on the traction SlideShare can give you (I have no affiliation with the company). Check out the stats, and story on!


Thanks to fellow curator Jeff Domansky @Jeff Domansky @ThePR Coach for finding and sharing this.

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How to Create a Compelling Business Case Study: The Ultimate Guide & Template

How to Create a Compelling Business Case Study: The Ultimate Guide & Template | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Everything you need to create effective case studies for your business -- case study template included.
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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning.

6 Types of Blended Learning

Face-to-face Driver
Rotation
Flex
Online Lab
Self-Blend
Online Driver

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 1:10 PM

By 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be delivered online~Clayton Christensen in his book Disrupting Class.

Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, May 24, 12:08 AM

There's definitely more to Blended Learning than most teachers assume. One of these 6 types is likely to appeal to yiu.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 24, 4:10 AM

J'aurais ajouté la classe inversée dans la liste. Mais l'essentiel est là. Et surtout, ceci se sont des modèles bien établis dans la pratique pédagogique.

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How to Build a Content Marketing System to Automate your Blogging Efforts

How to Build a Content Marketing System to Automate your Blogging Efforts | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

Content marketing has been the most successful method of acquiring users for our startup Process Street.

 

A number of people ask me about my process (no pun) for creating and marketing content that drives users to our product, so I wanted to give the Scoop.it readers the inside scoop.


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, May 13, 7:15 PM

Follow this simple blueprint if you want to become a Content Marketing Ninja

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, May 14, 12:25 PM

Bottom line: It takes a team. That said, the article demonstrates multiple options - including free tools - that can help get your content organized, hold yourself accountable, and stay on track!

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15 Insanely Actionable Storytelling Tips For Your Next Business Presentation | Nuts & Bolts

15 Insanely Actionable Storytelling Tips For Your Next Business Presentation | Nuts & Bolts | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

"Great corporate storytellers do two things very well: First (obviously), they tell stories. Second, through their stories, they get people to take action.

 

You might be thinking, “That’s great if you’re Steve Jobs, but how do I even begin turning my dry, everyday material into a story…let alone a gripping one?”

 

Well today I’m going to help you out with 15 insanely actionable storytelling tips and tricks to get you into the storytelling mindset, regardless of what type of material you’re working with."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these tips:

Find Your Characters And Make Them The Focal Point Of Your PresentationSet The Stage By Describing Where You Are Now And Where You Want To Be In The FutureDescribe What Needs To Be Overcome And Highlight Why This Will Be DifficultEmotionally Invest Your Audience In The Struggle (Define Failure Or The Status Quo)Emotionally Invest Your Audience In The Outcome (Define What Success Looks like)Challenge Your Audience’s Assumptions By Adding A TwistOnboard Your Audience With An Interesting Metaphor THEY Can Relate ToShow Your Audience Exactly What You Are Talking AboutHighlight The Important By Cutting Out The UnimportantUse Sound Effects To Anchor Important Details In Your PresentationUse Silence To Create Emphasis And Draw Your Audience Into Your StoryCreate A Warm Fuzzy Feeling By Sharing A Personal Or Vulnerable ExperiencePace Out Your Story To Allow Your Audience To BreatheTurn Your Important Data Points Into Memory GlueEnd Your Story With A Bang And Then Shut Up
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 27, 1:12 AM

I like how each tip is laid out with steps, examples, and how it will improve your story. 


You can also download the article as a pdf (link is in article)

Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 28, 6:19 PM

I like this piece! At first I was thinking, "Oh no, here's another headline designed to jerk my chain!" I think it's the word "insanely" that made me skeptical. But I check it out anyway, and am glad I did.


Why? Because it has some very refreshing things to say about structuring a storied presentation that will bring on the Wow! factor. And there are some great points about delivery, also.


There's a lot to gain from this post that contains material I usually don't see when authors write about storytelling and presentation.


Follow these tips here and I think you will win big next time you speak to a group.


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

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, April 29, 1:53 PM

Awesome!!

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9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
There's a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they're only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration. One "solution" to this is…

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 6:50 PM

Good collaborative  tools for small groups

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How Google Judges Quality and What You Should Do About It

How Google Judges Quality and What You Should Do About It | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Why is quality important? Because Google says it is. Make your content possess true quality and raise your search rankings – Content Marketing Institute.

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You Must Engage Your Audience.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, April 10, 3:48 PM

We have Two Masters so serve


1) The Google SE Bot and 2) Our Readers


You can create quality content the SE bots like but unless your audience finds it interesting, funny, entertaining or educational, get SEO/SEM doesn't matter.