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Tips And Tricks For Digital Readers - Dot Complicated

Tips And Tricks For Digital Readers - Dot Complicated | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Untangling our wired, wonderful lives ... together. A modern lifestyle community from Randi Zuckerberg.
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Amazing Capabilities of 3DVIA Studio Pro

Discover the breadth of functionality and the 3D real-time engines provided with the 3DVIA Studio Pro development environment: 64-bit native version, support...

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The End Of The Scale Economy

The End Of The Scale Economy | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Bigger isn't really better anymore. To compete in the new economy, we need a new playbook.

 

from the article: "Clearly, digital technology has enabled a new semantic economy where access and scale have been decoupled.  When access is universal, or nearly so, size doesn’t really matter."

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Are You Prepared? Record Number Of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business

Are You Prepared? Record Number Of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
There are 5 simple things every business can do to reduce cyber security risk. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
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Homonyms vs "Drawmonyms" from Wrong Hands a thinker's comic

Homonyms vs "Drawmonyms" from  Wrong Hands a thinker's comic | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Posts about Homonyms written by Wrong Hands

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Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning

Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Create a Gooru collection to engage your students and tier instruction either with different levels or learning styles. Collection narration allows you to provide teacher instruction so that students are well supported while away from the teacher.


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Victor Palacios's comment, September 19, 2013 6:46 AM
It looks great! I just took the tour and thought it has potential, so I subscribed as a beta user. Let's wait until I use it with my students!
Marie Arndt's comment, September 19, 2013 6:48 AM
Ok, do let me know how you get on.
Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:22 PM
Chwayita Ceejay January's insight: 

An interesting search engine directly used for educational purposes. It creates a mediated yet reciprocial intimacy between students and teachers outside the classroom environment. I'm quite fascinated with how students can engage in different lessons or levels according to the different teaching they would prefer.:) But alas! It would take quite a while before it kicks off here.

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33rd Square: Researchers Identify Key Proteins Essential To The Formation of Long-Term Memories

33rd Square: Researchers Identify Key Proteins Essential To The Formation of Long-Term Memories | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have found a group of proteins essential to the formation of long-term memories.
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The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement

The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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from the blog: "I know that a lot of people comment on how far ahead of their time the Beatles were, especially John, who was one of the first rock stars I know of to use fame to actually try to change the world. However, what *very* few people realize is that the Beatles actually wrote a lot of their songs about Social Media, which seems weird since it didn’t exist yet. Even weirder is that a lot of the songs they wrote dealt with engagement online, which I mean…it works out great for me and my Engagement Series, but who woulda thunk??

You don’t believe they were that far ahead of their times, eh? Oh ye cynics. Well, alright. Let me lay this out for you."

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Location-Based Services | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.
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Making Homework Smarter

Making Homework Smarter | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
As the school year begins: a better way to handle homework.
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Design homework assignments using principles of spaced repetition  and “retrieval practice" for research-based effectiveness.

 

- See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/education/making_homework_smarter#sthash.lrjSr3fN.dpuf

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Playing Prokofiev Is a Pain: The Physical Toll of Being a Musician

Playing Prokofiev Is a Pain: The Physical Toll of Being a Musician | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A new study from Australia finds working as an orchestral musician takes an intense physical toll.
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Considering the findings in the study, I wonder if substance abuse is also found in this population since pain is so common.

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Clutter Drives Creativity, Study Says

Clutter Drives Creativity, Study Says | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Do creative people work better in a messy environment? A new study says 'yes.'
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Copyright Free Images - Images - Subject and Class Guides at University of Washington Libraries

Copyright Free Images - Images - Subject and Class Guides at University of Washington Libraries | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Guide to high-quality image databases and resources. Interdisciplinary image content, search strategies, evaluating images, & image citation guide. images for use on the open web
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Will the Real Education Reformer Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Education Reformer Please Stand Up? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Ever pragmatists, this generation has been willing to consider any approach -- public, private, for-profit -- if it might dramatically improve the life outcomes of poor and minority children.
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Expeditionary Learning Schools Boosted Reading, Math, Study Finds

Expeditionary Learning Schools Boosted Reading, Math, Study Finds | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Expeditionary Learning middle schools in Washington and New York City boosted students' reading and mathematics learning, finds a new study by Mathematica Policy Research.
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Mass. woman becomes an online teaching sensation | Boston Herald

Mass. woman becomes an online teaching sensation | Boston Herald | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
MANSFIELD, Mass. — Fun facts: Some people can see shapes and colors when music plays. Bright light cause 35 percent of people to sneeze.
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MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science

MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians.

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Online Video Publishing: What Settings To Use To Get Highest Video Quality

Online Video Publishing: What Settings To Use To Get Highest Video Quality | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 10, 2013 4:15 PM



If you need to get the best video quality possible for clips that you need to publish online, here is a good short guide to the key settings, codecs, bitrates and compression levels you should use to prepare your video, (thanks to the Vimeo support team).


While these settings have been thought out to optimize video publishing on Vimeo, you can utilize these references to prepare and save video files you may want to publish through other video services as well.



Very useful. Clear, simple. 8/10


Full guide: http://vimeo.com/help/compression 


N.B.: The page contains also a very comprehensive list of mini-video tutorials covering optimization settings for most any video editing and production software.





Charlie Dare's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:07 PM

 *If you need to get the best video quality possible for clips that you need to publish online, here is a good short guide to the key settings, codecs, bitrates and compression levels you should use to prepare your video, (thanks to the Vimeo support team).

 

 * While these settings have been thought out to optimize video publishing on Vimeo, you can utilize these references to prepare and save video files you may want to publish through other video services as well.

 

Very useful. Clear, simple. 8/10

 

 * Full guide: http://vimeo.com/help/compression ;

 

 *N.B.: The page contains also a very comprehensive list of mini-video tutorials covering optimization settings for most any video editing and production software.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 2014 4:03 AM

Taking the confusion out of video publishing.  Thanks Robin Good.

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ScienceShot: Machinery of Life | Science/AAAS | News

ScienceShot: Machinery of Life | Science/AAAS | News | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
gears exist in nature
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The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement

The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
20 songs The Beatles wrote about social media. http://t.co/CtB0aqoors
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funny

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 7:07 PM

This is an interesting article with merit.

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Mapping the Booker Prize | FutureBook

Mapping the Booker Prize | FutureBook | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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from the article: "

The Book Globe, in its current state, is a map of the central locations of all 267 books to have won or been shortlisted for the Booker Prize."

 

- See more at: http://www.futurebook.net/content/mapping-booker-prize#sthash.owYed9te.1d2Cfufv.dpuf

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Internet phone calling is on the rise | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Internet phone calling is on the rise | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In our last reading in late 2012, when over 80% of Americans were internet users, we found that 30% of them had placed online phone calls.
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What Do We Learn from Instructional Videos?

What Do We Learn from Instructional Videos? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Do we actually learn anything from TED talks?

 

from the article: "Carpenter and her colleagues showed study participants one of two short videos of an instructor explaining a scientific concept (in this case, the genetics of the calico cat). In the "fluent" video, the instructor stood upright, maintained eye contact, and spoke fluidly without notes. In the "disfluent" video, the instructor slumped, looked away, and spoke haltingly while referring to notes. After watching one of the videos, participants were asked to predict how much of the content they would later be able to recall, and then were tested on the content.
       Participants who watched the fluent video thought they would remember much more information than participants who watched the disfluent video—but actually both groups remembered about the same amount."


  - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/education/what_do_we_learn_from_instructional_videos#sthash.QiCpys8K.dpuf

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