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WordPress › Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS

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One of the most popular and easy to use blogging tools available. It's also possible to modify Wordpress to write your website.

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Upload, Share, and Discover Content on SlideShare

Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.
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Slideshare is becoming the online presentation hosting platform. Post your conference presentation after the event, tweet what you've done and see the results!

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Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record

Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link. Some people even call it fun!
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Screenr is perhaps the most polished web-based screen recorder (including audio). Very powerful and easy-to-use presentation tool.

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Free reference manager and PDF organizer | Mendeley

Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.
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More than just a reference manager, Mendeley is one of the leading academic social networks

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My Drive - Google Drive

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Google's Drive is still hard to beat as an online collaborative editing tool

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MorrisCooke

MorrisCooke | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage. Add new or existing photos and videos. Import PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and RTF files from Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV, Email, iTunes, and any app that allows you to open these file types using "Open In…". Export MP4 movies, PDF documents, PNG images, or XPL project files directly from your iPad. No account is necessary to use Explain Everything and share creations.
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Powerful screencasting app for iOS, Android or Windows. Very useful for teaching or any form of interactive presentation.

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5,000 Tweets On

5,000 Tweets On | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
Reflecting on 5,000 TweetsI have recently published my 5,000th tweet.  My first tweet was posted on 14 March 2006, 9 months after Twitter was launched, and simply said that I was "Filling in my exp...
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Brian Kelly's insightful reflection of his first 5,000 tweets and their role in his academic development

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Social Media for Researchers

Social media tools recommended for researchers in Health Research
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Tanya Williamson and Louise Tripp's accessible overview of social media for researchers.

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The A to Z of Social Media for Academia | Professor Andy Miah

The A to Z of Social Media for Academia | Professor Andy Miah | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
This post accompanies the newly established 'Social Media News' email list for academics and university support staff, sharing info about the latest platforms for use by academics in their professional lives. This is more about tools we can use to create or curate content, rather than a list of resources for use in academia. It will update periodically, but please also send me your recommendations to add. If you want to follow on twitter, we are using #socialmediaHE All listed items are recommen
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Professor Andy Miah's A to Z of Social Media for Academia. Its remit stretches way beyond what we cover in this session, but there are lots of useful suggestions for handy applications.

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Creating the digital humanities

Creating the digital humanities | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Schnapp, professor of Romance languages and literatures, is using his academic passions to explore and experiment with the emerging field of digital scholarship.
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uk | LinkedIn

uk | LinkedIn | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
250 million+ members | Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.
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Zotero | Home

Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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Excellent free research tool to help you collect, organize, cite, sync and collaborate. It's a matter of personal choice whether you prefer Zotero or, for example, Mendeley - but well worth investigating.

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Twitter

Tweet

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Twitter - the definitive short and snappy online social networking tool. If you seriously get into Twitter also check out their Tweetdeck to help you manage your Twitter data.

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Skype | Free calls to friends and family

Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.
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The world's leading simple to use online chat platform.

 

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Prezi - Presentation Software

Presentation tip #1: Be a great presenter with Prezi presentation software.
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Prezi is Powerpoint on speed. If you'd like to experiment with a more creative, artistic presentation package then Prezi is the leading contender in the field.

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Google Scholar

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Google Scholar isn't just useful as a search engine for scholarly literature. As your publications list grows it's also worth considering establishing your own profile.

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Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
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Flickr is still the leading Cloud-based image repository. But with thousands of groups it is also a powerful networking tool for anyone working with visual media.

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The workspace for your life’s work | Evernote

The workspace for your life’s work | Evernote | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and move your important projects forward.
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Evernote allows you to put all your important notes and materials in one place online. Definitely one of the leading organizational tools.

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The Launch of Twitter's Analytics Service and Thoughts on Free Alternatives

The Launch of Twitter's Analytics Service and Thoughts on Free Alternatives | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
The Launch of Twitter's Analytics ServiceIt was via a tweet I received last week when I first heard the news about the public launch of Twitter's analytics service:Today, @Twitter opened its analyt...
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Brian Kelly's very useful overview of Twitter's Analytics Service and alternative solutions. Definitely worth filing away if you think you're likely to want to seriously engage with social media.

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Feeling-Better-Connected-report-final.pdf

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‘Feeling Better Connected’: Academics’ Use of

Social Media

Deborah Lupton, News & Media Research Centre,

University of Canberra

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Deborah Lupton covers all the current technologies and pros and cons in using them in her comprehensive assessment of the role of social media in academia for academics at all stages of their professional lives.

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Using Social Media to Build Your Academic Career

Using Social Media to Build Your Academic Career | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
Background Back on 19th June 2014 I gave an invited plenary talk on "Open Practices for Researchers" at the Research and Innovation Conference 2014 at the University of Bolton. I was pleased to hav...
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Brian Kelly's excellent summary of the best us of social media in developing your academic career. If you read nothing else, read this.

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Essential ‘how-to’ Guides | Impact of Social Sciences

Essential ‘how-to’ Guides | Impact of Social Sciences | Grad Training: digital skills II | Scoop.it
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The LSE's excellent - and regularly updated - essential 'how-to' guides for academics using online media

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