Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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Explores writing, applications of thought and theory, solutions, engineering, design, DIY, Interesting approaches to problems, examples of interdisciplinary explorations and solutions.
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Google Maps tips and tricks you probably didn't know

Google Maps tips and tricks you probably didn't know | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Step up your Maps game, ASAP

Via Suvi Salo, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Information timeline | University Libraries | Virginia Tech

Information timeline | University Libraries | Virginia Tech | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

When searching for information, it is always wise to keep in mind the information timeline.  It is very easy to find plenty of books and encyclopedia articles on ancient Egypt,  the Great Depression, and World War II.  Finding information and scholarly articles about the Health Care bill of 2010 controversy and how Southern Sudan came to be a nation is going to be somewhat more difficult.


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nice research timeline chart with suggested resources.

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Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10...

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Art Jones's curator insight, July 2, 2014 3:12 PM

After 50 years of film making Billy Wilder shares his top 10 storytelling tips.

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9 Cheap Ways To Network In A New City | CAREEREALISM

9 Cheap Ways To Network In A New City | CAREEREALISM | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Moved to a new city but not sure how you can swing expensive networking events? Here are some cheap and easy ways to get your networking on.
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This is a resource to explore ways characters may meet for the first time (or second time in a different light). This is also helpful for introverts who struggle with meeting new people but want to. Business types can benefit from meeting people for fun rather than for direct, work-related benefits.

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33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer

33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it. Nobody would talk to me for more than thirty seconds and every woman would laugh at all his
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I forget tips. These are simple reminders to keep in mind when writing. 

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Is it possible to turn my voice recorder on & off with my bluetooth headset button?

I'm getting tennis elbow from having to very frequently make discreet voice notes while holding my phone.
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11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic] - Copyblogger

11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic] - Copyblogger | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
So. You think you’ve got yourself a good blog post. You chose your writing style. You knocked out the first draft. You allowed it to sit for an hour or a day. Now it’s time to edit that bad dog — ruthlessly.

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How Many People Do I Need to Take My Survey? | SurveyMonkey Blog

How Many People Do I Need to Take My Survey? | SurveyMonkey Blog | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Great question! And we’ve got a handy-dandy table with the answers. To use the table, just ask yourself two questions: How many people are in your populati
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Great information! It's probably one of the big ones for schools issuing surveys to their community members and stakeholders.

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11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products

11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

tecThink about all the tools you use each day to do your job. Chances are, more than one of them are made by Google. Google puts out great products that help us


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Marci Milius's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:36 AM

Who can resisit shortcuts!

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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.
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Three keys to unlocking tech treasures

Recently, there have been exciting announcements about innovative breakthrough technologies, including 3-D printing, wearable smart watches and 'nano' drug delivery capabilities. These and other cutting-edge technologies hold great promise.
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How To Write Controversial Topics In A Responsible Fashion

How To Write Controversial Topics In A Responsible Fashion | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
When giving advice to new bloggers as to what kind of content grabs the most readers, the most comments, and the most shares on social media, most elder statesmen of the blogging community will say that controversy sells.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Writing about controversy is hard. Those who are attempting to report on controversy need to be objective. Objectivity can be difficult to manage, especially with controversial topics because controversial topics invite, well, controversy--argument, dissent, etc.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:37 AM

Looks at blogging --but could be used for debate and other forms of writing/presenting.