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33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Bookmark them all. Change your life forever.

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Navankur Verma's curator insight, April 28, 3:43 PM

some really helpful websites of whom you would have surely thought of

From around the web

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

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If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan


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Shaquille Portee's curator insight, October 20, 2:09 PM

I found this article to be extremely informative when it comes to attracting paying customers through social media platforms. Most, if not all, companies use some sort of social media outlet to connect with their target consumer. But very few do it effectively. The first step mentioned in this article is basic; do your research. Know your targets interests and values so you know how to connect with them. Another step I found interesting is planning out what you are going to post. The average twitter, facebook, and instagram user usually doesn't plan what they plan to post. They usually do it on impulse. The same can't be done for an organization. You have to treat these sites almost like any other form of marketing and promotion. You wouldn't go out and shoot a commercial with out prior proper planning would you? The same goes for  these social media platforms. Assigning someone to be in charge of the social media marketing is very important. Having one to three people control what is posted promotes consistency.

Gina Tucker's curator insight, October 20, 2:14 PM

Don't treat all social channels the same. Here are some guidelines for developing the most effective sales strategy.


I especially agree with the point that brands should treat all social networks differently. Don't post the exact same content to twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc. Put some variety in your publishing and cater it to your particular audience on that social network! 

Josep M Agusti Roca's curator insight, October 21, 7:08 AM

Infography, social media success!

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44 Apps That Will Make You More Productive - #infographic

44 Apps That Will Make You More Productive - #infographic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

From social media management to to-do lists to file storage, here's an infographic filled with 44 of the top apps to help small business owners. bloggers, and entrepreneurs manage the unwieldy process of building a business.


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Stephen Fournier describes the value of teamwork, flexibility, lifelong ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

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"As I look to mentor people, I try to not only draw from my own personal experiences, but the folks like my father, my brother, my coaches. I try to draw from different experiences I've had."
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Maker Education Conference Workshop Presentation - User Generated Education

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The slide presentation and participant photos from a professional development workshop for educators:  

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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WEAC's curator insight, October 12, 12:25 PM

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:29 AM

Could be useful for student teachers who have to prepare academic articles as part of their research methodology subject. 

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Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Expertly facilitated online discussion is the driving force for community in e-learning classes. Creating norms for discussion quality and timing improve the dialog. This also helps the facilitator step back as students learn to deepen their online dialog.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 9, 11:30 AM

Guidance on how to add value and quality to your discussion posts.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 10, 3:20 AM

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

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A Short Film that Supports Special Needs: Tentura

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The film, Tentura, addresses the problem, 'different' people should be treated differently. We are looking for any form of donations of help to make this film a reality and to impact our community....
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How to Use Google+ Hashtags for More Exposure

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Do you want to reach more people with Google+ hashtags? This article shows how to find hashtags to reach the right people on Google+.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, October 8, 3:01 PM

Google+ hashtags make it easier for people to discover your content, even if they’re outside your circles. That added visibility gives you greater overall reach.

BSN's curator insight, October 9, 7:25 AM

How to Use Google+ Hashtags for More Exposure.

#hashtags

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, October 10, 9:55 AM

Mais um bom roteiro a conferir.

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6 Great tools for content curation - Daily Genius

6 Great tools for content curation - Daily Genius | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"I read recently that content curation is dead. I have a few different arguments against this concept, but for now, I’ll keep it short and sweet: Content curation is not dead, and while the debate over curating content online vs creating new content will rage on and on, curating content for other reasons is still going strong.

 That said, there are a lot of different ways to go about content curation, so we’ve test driven a few different tools so you can figure out which might work best for you whether you’re curating content for work projects, assigning it as a school project, for your own professional development, or personal interests."


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magnus sandberg's curator insight, October 6, 3:31 AM

I'm rescooping this for three reasons. First, the term "curation" is fairly new to me and it is nice to see how different forms it can take. Secondly, I read so many blogposts entitled "10 tools for this" or "35 reasons for that". It is nice too see one of those where all of the 6 tools are actually great. Third, the fact that I actually have experience with three of the six tools makes me feel good. So enjoy :) 

Olga Boldina's curator insight, October 6, 6:42 AM

добавить свой понимание ...

Michail Darley's curator insight, October 9, 1:32 AM

What sort of learning occurs when we curate content? Well it depends on how carefully, intelligently and awarely we do it. These tools provide the how.

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Keyboard apps make typing a breeze in iOS 8

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SAN FRANCISCO — Swipe it, type it, set a shortcut, grab a dictionary perfect for texting from your favorite sporting event: Typing on new Apple gadgets gets a lot easier with iOS 8.

In addition to Apple's own QuickType keyboard, popular Android keyboard apps are muscling their way in to the App Store.

SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy are among the most well-known of the mainstay keyboards long beloved by Android phone owners. They're all available in Apple's App Store now, for owners of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and anyone who has upgraded to the new iOS 8 mobile operating system. We've also gotten a look at Adaptxt, perhaps not as well-known but with appealing features of its own. It's coming soon.

Apple's updated keyboard for iOS 8 adds predictive typing and a few other things, but it still feels pretty basic compared with the power of the third-party apps, especially with no support for swipe-typing. (If you haven't tried it, swipe typing is where you place your finger on the first letter in a word and then literally glide it across the pertinent letters on the keypad to create the word.)

Here's a thumbnail guide to four add-on keyboard options for iOS 8:

• SwiftKey. Free. I've been using SwiftKey on my Nexus 5 Android phone and have come to love the way it gets to know my most-typed contacts, other proper names and frequently typed words . Swipe-typing is a dream, and shortcuts for punctuation are intuitive and work well. Choose a color theme, enlarge the keyboard's letters/number keys. With SwiftKey Cloud, you can let the app sync your preferences across all your devices.

In iOS 8, you get a handful of language choices including French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. At launch, anyway, there were just two choices in color themes.

• Swype. 99 cents. Swype, from Nuance Communications, was a trail-blazer in gesture typing. You can quickly enter symbols, punctuation and capital letters with gestures, and add custom words to its dictionary. As with others, you can select among word predictions as you type from right above the keyboard.

At launch, you can choose among five themes and five languages.

• Fleksy. 99 cents. At launch, Fleksy really popped as the most colorful and visually customizable of the bunch available in the App Store. There were a dozen color themes and "large," "original" and "small" font sizes. As with others, you can personalize it to your own writing style by allowing the app access to a social media or e-mail account.

In iOS 8 now, Fleksy supports more than two dozen languages. It also has a quirky social component that lets you earn "badges" for downloading languages among other things. If you're into emoji, there are more than 800 built in to the app.

• Adaptxt. Free. This is a cool keyboard for anyone who needs access to multiple languages. When it lands in the App Store it will offer 80-plus languages and specialized dictionaries, including ones for the legal, health and financial fields. In the Android version, there are even special dictionaries for things like baseball and tennis. The company says there will be 40 in all. I've been using this one on my Android phone as well, and it's a solid option.


For all of the apps, to set them up after downloading you must head to Settings/General/Keyboards/Add New Keyboard to get started. Press and hold the Globe key on your main keyboard choose a particular keyboard if you have more than one installed.

With prices at 99 cents or free, it should be easy to see which one is the best fit for you.

Follow Nancy Blair on Twitter: @nansanfran.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 21, 9:36 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Swipe it, type it, set a shortcut, grab a dictionary perfect for texting from your favorite sporting event: Typing on new Apple gadgets gets a lot easier with iOS 8.

In addition to Apple's own QuickType keyboard, popular Android keyboard apps are muscling their way in to the App Store.

SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy are among the most well-known of the mainstay keyboards long beloved by Android phone owners. They're all available in Apple's App Store now, for owners of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and anyone who has upgraded to the new iOS 8 mobile operating system. We've also gotten a look at Adaptxt, perhaps not as well-known but with appealing features of its own. It's coming soon.

Apple's updated keyboard for iOS 8 adds predictive typing and a few other things, but it still feels pretty basic compared with the power of the third-party apps, especially with no support for swipe-typing. (If you haven't tried it, swipe typing is where you place your finger on the first letter in a word and then literally glide it across the pertinent letters on the keypad to create the word.)

Here's a thumbnail guide to four add-on keyboard options for iOS 8:

• SwiftKey. Free. I've been using SwiftKey on my Nexus 5 Android phone and have come to love the way it gets to know my most-typed contacts, other proper names and frequently typed words . Swipe-typing is a dream, and shortcuts for punctuation are intuitive and work well. Choose a color theme, enlarge the keyboard's letters/number keys. With SwiftKey Cloud, you can let the app sync your preferences across all your devices.

In iOS 8, you get a handful of language choices including French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. At launch, anyway, there were just two choices in color themes.

• Swype. 99 cents. Swype, from Nuance Communications, was a trail-blazer in gesture typing. You can quickly enter symbols, punctuation and capital letters with gestures, and add custom words to its dictionary. As with others, you can select among word predictions as you type from right above the keyboard.

At launch, you can choose among five themes and five languages.

• Fleksy. 99 cents. At launch, Fleksy really popped as the most colorful and visually customizable of the bunch available in the App Store. There were a dozen color themes and "large," "original" and "small" font sizes. As with others, you can personalize it to your own writing style by allowing the app access to a social media or e-mail account.

In iOS 8 now, Fleksy supports more than two dozen languages. It also has a quirky social component that lets you earn "badges" for downloading languages among other things. If you're into emoji, there are more than 800 built in to the app.

• Adaptxt. Free. This is a cool keyboard for anyone who needs access to multiple languages. When it lands in the App Store it will offer 80-plus languages and specialized dictionaries, including ones for the legal, health and financial fields. In the Android version, there are even special dictionaries for things like baseball and tennis. The company says there will be 40 in all. I've been using this one on my Android phone as well, and it's a solid option.

For all of the apps, to set them up after downloading you must head to Settings/General/Keyboards/Add New Keyboard to get started. Press and hold the Globe key on your main keyboard choose a particular keyboard if you have more than one installed.

With prices at 99 cents or free, it should be easy to see which one is the best fit for you.

Follow Nancy Blair on Twitter: @nansanfran.

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Your college cheat sheet - CNN

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It's where we expand our thinking, make lifelong friends and learn how to live on our own. It's also where ...
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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts. Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula.

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msayrach's curator insight, September 28, 7:33 AM

Una gran eina per ensenyar als alumnes codificació. També executable al navegador de l'ipad

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 29, 11:51 AM

This looks interesting. Students can learn using this coding course, step by step.

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Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker

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FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Create HTML5 flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

 


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Always fun and useful for the creative author in each of us.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 22, 11:28 AM

Be sure you check the terms of service before you let students us this site.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 6:07 PM

Another visual content idea. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 23, 3:34 AM

Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker. 

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 18, 3:46 PM

These are things most life long learners do. As a teacher they seem second nature. How about for you?

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, Today, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

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Flickr Launches for iPad

Flickr Launches for iPad | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Good news for Flickr users today – the Yahoo-owned photo-storage and sharing app has finally been optimized for iPad, though it will only work for those running iOS 8. While Flickr already worked...


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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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PCGS_EduOMT's curator insight, October 16, 5:35 AM

Good reflexion and tips for students and teachers

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 16, 9:15 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, October 17, 3:11 AM

“It’s hard to sit there and push yourself for hours,” Mr. Carey says. “You’re spending a lot of effort just staying there, when there are other ways to make the learning more efficient, fun and interesting.”

The first step toward better learning is to simply change your study environment from time to time. Rather than sitting at your desk or the kitchen table studying for hours, finding some new scenery will create new associations in your brain and make it easier to recall information later.

“The brain wants variation,” Mr. Carey says. “It wants to move, it wants to take periodic breaks.”

This is one of the important highlights in the article. Worth reading and doing some changes on yourself and when teaching others :)

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


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Eliana's curator insight, October 13, 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

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Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

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Awesome educational...

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7 Ways to Include a Student with Special Needs ...

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Physical education teachers around the world are coming up with new ways to include all students and get everyone moving. Here are 7 challenges and solutions in
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The Best 4 iPad Note Taking Apps for Students and Teachers

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Good note taking apps are so useful in our technological age.

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New federal report looks at seniors' loneliness - Regina Leader-Post

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Having worked with the elderly during her nursing career, Anne Ewing never feared turning 80.
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Webinar | Motivational Interviewing

This webinar will highlight how motivational interviewing can be used with patients in order to create a therapeutic win-win situation. We will examine the s...
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Managing Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: An Unmet Need - eMaxHealth

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eMaxHealth Managing Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: An Unmet Need eMaxHealth Cognitive disturbances like problems with learning and episodic memory while an integral part of major depression have been relatively neglected until recently...
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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners - TNW

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To make it in the tech economy, you should have some understanding of the code that builds the digital world around you.

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, September 25, 8:16 AM

Programação, uma habilidade em alta.