For students and teachers, the Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs.
What makes a brilliant project leader? I spoke to Mike Clayton, author of Brilliant Project Leader, about the key skills and talents of people who make excellent project leaders. This is what he had to say.
Libraries are under pressure and need to develop and manifest themselves. Partnerships and collaborative innovation is a method to secure and develop the libraries’ influence on society.
Many libraries already collaborate with external partners, but very few libraries have a strategical and professional way of working with partnerships. Instead of considering partnerships and external collaboration as a method to continuously achieve the library’s overall objectives, the external collaboration is often used for small and unexpected needs.
This video discusses the long-term risks of sharing inappropriate information on the Web. It encourages viewers to “think before you click” and offers tips for being responsible with photos, video and stories. Points include:
Why photos are permanent on the web Future consequences of sharing inappropriate info Tips for protecting reputations (personal and friends) What to do when inappropriate info is shared
Pinterest has been grabbing the headlines recently as its network approaches 20 million users per month.
In March compete.com reported that Pinterest had received 18 million unique visitors with AppData reporting that the visual social network had received a record 4.4 million daily active users on March 18.
There are reports that Pinterest’s growth is slowing but just like Twitter and Facebook reports of its demise maybe slightly premature.
The Power of “Low Friction” Photo Sharing
Pinterest’s value to marketers is that it provides an easy to use platform for “pinning” images, photos and videos to your Pinterest account while also posting and sharing to your networks to Facebook and Twitter in the same process.
Pinterest reduces the effort and friction to share images on the social web which crowd sources your marketing and the spreading of your brand images.
Tom Malone's MIT Center for Collective Intelligence is emerging as the single most active researchsite for studying augmented collective intelligence. -- Howard
"If we want to predict what's going to happen, especially if we want to be able to take advantage of what's going to happen, we need to understand those possibilities at a much deeper level than we do so far. That's really our goal in the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, which I direct. In fact, one way we frame our core research question there is: How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any person, group or computer has ever done before? If you take that question seriously, the answers you get are often very different from the kinds of organizations and groups we know today."
This module on Interactive Lectures provides strategies and specific examples of techniques and activities designed to involve students in large and small lecture-based classes. The module is designed for the instructor who does not want to replace lecture, but rather to enhance and punctuate lecture to create an interactive classroom experience
Pinterest has been grabbing the headlines recently as its network approaches 20 million users per month. What hasn't been clear is its role in the driving of traffic and sales. Here are 5 insights into how it compares to Facebook to drive sales.
Task and relationships are important issues when considering the conflict culture of an organization as well. The “How do we manage conflicts?” question affects everything from productivity to interpersonal interactions.
I've compiled a large list of familiar (and not-so-familiar) tools that will hopefully help you with your web content, social media, analytical and curation needs. If there's something I missed, feel free to add it to the Google Doc.