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PlantGrowthQuiz - Daily quiz on plant growth and development. Tweet me your answers! | Wisr

PlantGrowthQuiz - Daily quiz on plant growth and development. Tweet me your answers! | Wisr | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Wisr teaches anything from Chemistry to Algebra through Twitter/chat/SMS/email. Learn by answering questions in the communication channel where you are most comfortable.

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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:23 AM

I wish I could copyedit some of the questions, but this could be useful to some students for quizzing themselves.

Mary Williams's curator insight, September 12, 2013 12:01 AM

I haven't seen twitter used in this way before - very nice to know about!

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There's a Daily Photosynthesis quz also! http://wisr.com/feeds/32575
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Scoop.it Launches A Social Curation App For The iPad | TechCrunch

Scoop.it Launches A Social Curation App For The iPad | TechCrunch | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Scoop.it, a startup that helps users highlight interesting content (and, implicitly, their own knowledge in the field), is bringing its social curation tools to the iPad today with the launch of a new app.

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Adobe Joins the Readium Foundation to help with EPUB 3

Adobe Joins the Readium Foundation to help with EPUB 3 | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

Adobe announced today that the company is joining the Readium Foundation with the intention to make a significant contribution to the development of the Readium SDK project, a full-featured EPUB 3 rendering engine optimized for native apps on tablets and other mobile devices.

 


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Classical Music Is in Crisis

Classical Music Is in Crisis | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Public outreach was supposed to help classical music. It didn't. 

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4 Powerful Apps to Visually Sketch Ideas on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Powerful Apps to Visually Sketch Ideas on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

"One of the best techniques to catch and record ideas is through using visual graphs. Data that is visually encoded is more likely to be processed by the mind in a faster and easier way. This is probably the reason why students love it when comics and graphic are included in instruction. In this regard,  Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has curated a list of some powerful iPad apps that you and your students can use to visually grab ideas and create sketchy mindmaps. I invite you to check the collection below and share with us what you think of them."


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Rick Gill's comment, September 23, 2013 7:26 PM
As an avid mind mapper, I would like to add the following apps to the growing list: ThinkBuzan.com's iMindMap HD; Mindjet Maps; MindMaple, and iThoughts HD. Also, MindTools HD for the iPad (see mindtools.com) is a suite of tools covering a wide range of essential skills for students and workplace professionals alike.
Melissa Marshall's comment, September 23, 2013 8:02 PM
great, thanks Rick I will have a look at some of those! Evernote and Notability are my two personal faves, My students love Popplet for mind mapping and they draw a lot using Notability.
Rick Gill's comment, September 24, 2013 4:16 PM
I use Evernote on my iPhone, iPad and PC as well. Excellent tool for managing information of all types
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Farewell to Freedom A Detective Louise Rick Thriller by Sara Blaedel

Farewell to Freedom A Detective Louise Rick Thriller by  Sara Blaedel | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

Dec 12: A shocking murder and a foundling baby reveal a perverse criminal underworld stretching across Europe—from the international bestselling author of Call Me Princess and Only One Life


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2013-oea-lacnic - LACNIC

2013-oea-lacnic - LACNIC | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

The Organization of American States (OAS) through its Secretariat of Multidimensional Security (SMS) signed a cooperation agreement with the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC) to strengthen the initiatives that both organizations are developing on cyber security in the Americas.


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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Tracy Cervone Burns's curator insight, July 22, 6:01 AM

Great Classroom tool- looking forward to giving it a try.

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 3, 2:24 PM

Many new resources for you!

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:44 AM

APHG - all units

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Adobe issues patches for critical Flash, Reader and Shockwave flaws

Adobe issues patches for critical Flash, Reader and Shockwave flaws | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Adobe released security updates for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Shockwave Player on Tuesday to address critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take control of systems running vulnerable versions of those programs.

 

Users of Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will automatically receive updates for the Flash Player plug-in bundled with those browsers through their respective update mechanisms.

 

Users of Adobe Reader or Acrobat XI for Windows and Mac OS X are advised to upgrade to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04) or Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04), respectively. Adobe Reader and Acrobat X for Windows and Mac have also been updated to version 10.1.8.

 


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Users of Adobe Reader or Acrobat XI for Windows and Mac OS X are advised to upgrade to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04) or Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04), respectively. Adobe Reader and Acrobat X for Windows and Mac have also been updated to version 10.1.8.


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Users of Adobe Reader or Acrobat XI for Windows and Mac OS X are advised to upgrade to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04) or Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04), respectively. Adobe Reader and Acrobat X for Windows and Mac have also been updated to version 10.1.8.


Terheck's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:50 AM

Links for downloads :

Flash player : https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Shockwave player : http://get.adobe.com/fr/shockwave/

Adobe AIR : http://get.adobe.com/fr/air/

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The Psychology of Cults - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Psychology of Cults - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

Podcast from RadioNational Australia.

 

If you sign up to a weekend personal development workshop, you don’t really expect to emerge 10 years later a shadow of your former emotional self. What sets many groups apart from what we regard as cults is a range of powerful psychological techniques which can be difficult to see through—particularly if you are at a vulnerable time of your life. We hear the story of one woman’s escape from a cult and some insights into those persuasive techniques


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Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive. One of the key technologies for enabling this has been a range of audience response systems that provide real time responses to polls, questions and surveys while the speakers is actually presenting.


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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:13 AM

It's worth while trying it. Lectures that involve a degree of social interaction are usually more satisfying.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:47 PM

Wow!  I am going to give this a try!

Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:22 PM
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A very interesting tool, that teachers can use inside and outside the formal learning area. Where students can interact with the information live during the lecture (where most interaction should happen anyway) closing the 'cold and insigificant' student-lecturer relationship. Students can respond to the data while the lecture is in progress. As expensive and time-consuming (training) this intiative would be to udertake it would certainly improve lecture attedance. :D

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Reductionism in Cognitive Science

Reductionism in Cognitive Science | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
An Example of Epistemic Reduction in Cognitive Science A description of theoretic and explanatory reductions and their features is followed by an example of epistemic reduction of a model in cognit...

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Audrey's comment, September 5, 2013 9:02 AM
Is reductionism in this case considered helpful?
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Insights Into the Hot Trend of Social Media Content Curation

Insights Into the Hot Trend of Social Media Content Curation | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

In the guest post published by Jeff Bullas' blog, Intervistato.com's Maria Petrescu interviews Scoop.it's co-founder Marc Rougier after giving her own insights on why curation is a much needed trend.

 

"Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects. The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon. Also important is delivering and sharing that content on your social media networks." she writes.

 

She comes back with Marc on the background behind Scoop.it: "The founders were literally in love with social media, but had no time to produce content. They had already been working on another platform, where they published content organized in topics. People loved it, but after a while they felt the growing need of getting content that was more specific, based on their single interests."

 

Plus other interesting insights and a video of the interview. Check it out! 


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Car and Auto Insurance Frauds - Cause & Safety & Avoidance | All Infographics

Car and Auto Insurance Frauds - Cause & Safety & Avoidance | All Infographics | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Infographics on Car Insurance and Auto Insurance frauds on automobile purchase and selling with respect to causes, safety and avoidance factors determining success...

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Guillaume

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Guillaume is our CEO & co-founder. Good thing Scoop.it keeps him busy or he’d spent way too much time playing video games or skiing off-piste in Tahoe.

His previous business, Musiwave, was a pioneer of mobile music back in the early 2000's, introducing many of the first hit products in that market. He grew it into the leader of its space, powering the music platforms of major mobile operators worldwide, before it was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2007.

After graduating from Polytechnique in France, Guillaume earned a Master's degree from Stanford University back in '95.


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Why text messages could be the future for charities

Why text messages could be the future for charities | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Sending a text message to supporters can be an effective way to communicate and save money, says Mandeep Hothi and Andrew Wilson

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knob sleeveless's comment, September 25, 2013 11:09 PM
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You Need Start Thinking Like A Media Company To Guide The Future Of Digital Business

You Need Start Thinking Like A Media Company To Guide The Future Of Digital Business | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

In this article by Lee Odden on Online Marketing Blog, he introduces the next book by Michael Brito, SVP at Edelman, and the author of "Your Brand, The Next Media Company".
The article caught my attention since many points are relevant for my topic and for human content curators.

Here is some excerpts:
"Now more than ever, we need trusted sources of insight and leadership to guide the future of digital business.

Whether you work for a large brand, small business or just a consultant, you need start thinking like a media company. And the answer is right in plain sight:
- There is a content and media surplus in the market place and consumers have an attention deficit.
- Consumer’s lives’ are dynamic and unpredictable, making it impossible for any brand to reach them consistently.
- All consumers are influential, despite their Klout scores and are aiding their peers down the purchase funnel.

"What exactly is a media company?"
They have five characteristics that you should adopt when thinking overall about content marketing or content strategy.

1. Storytelling: Media companies tell stories...
2. Content: Media companies are content machines with an “always on” mentality...
3. Relevance: Media companies provide relevant content all the time to someone, somewhere...
4. Ubiquity: Media companies are everywhere. They dominate the search engine results and their content is shared daily across social media channels...
5. Agility: Media companies move quickly...

Brito also provides technology reviews of content platforms like Newscred, Contently, Compendium, Outbrain and real-time monitoring dashboards like Social Flow and the Dachis Group Real-time Marketing Platform that will help facilitate this transition..."

Read full article here:

http://www.toprankblog.com/2013/09/your-brand-the-next-media-company/

Read also the interesting introduction of the book (and for preorder of it) on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Your-Brand-Next-Media-Company/dp/0789751615

 


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Must read one of these some days!!
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Space: Where are we headed?

Space: Where are we headed? | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

Expanding our horizons in space: asteroid mining, lunar bases, and planetary exploration are some of the frontiers we face in the coming years. Where is NASA headed and what is the role of private enterprise? Will we return to the moon, or move on to explore and mine the resources of asteroids? A collection of articles and videos exploring our near and distant future in space.


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Content Curation your secret weapon - Drive Traffic & Find New Customers

Content Curation your secret weapon - Drive Traffic & Find New Customers | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Using Content Curation To Find New Customers.

 

Being an Internet marketer for many years I’ve seen the landscape change many times but one thing has stayed the same “Content is King”, when it comes to driving traffic to a website.

 

As a business owner we all want to get new customers to our websites. Many have tried blogging to drive traffic to their website and due to a shortage of hours in a day they end up dropping the blog or hiring ghost writers to develop content for the site. We now have a new player on the net and it comes in the form of Content Curation. No it will not completely eliminate business owners creating content for their website but adds a whole new area of content development for a website.

 

Over the past two years I’ve tested different content curation sites and tools and have found Scoop.it to be the leader in both innovation and traffic building potential.

 

Below are examples on how Scoop.it can drive traffic and help to show the world, yes the world that your business knows your market.

 

In this article are 3 areas that when done correctly can drive new traffic to your business or brand.

 

*** If you would like help setting up a Scoop.it traffic generator for your company. Contact Brian at 1-888-535-9139 or Email Me ideas@marketinghits.com ***

 


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PlantGrowthQuiz - Daily quiz on plant growth and development. Tweet me your answers! | Wisr

PlantGrowthQuiz - Daily quiz on plant growth and development. Tweet me your answers! | Wisr | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it
Wisr teaches anything from Chemistry to Algebra through Twitter/chat/SMS/email. Learn by answering questions in the communication channel where you are most comfortable.

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Eve Emshwiller's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:23 AM

I wish I could copyedit some of the questions, but this could be useful to some students for quizzing themselves.

Mary Williams's curator insight, September 12, 2013 12:01 AM

I haven't seen twitter used in this way before - very nice to know about!

Mary Williams's comment, September 12, 2013 12:03 AM
There's a Daily Photosynthesis quz also! http://wisr.com/feeds/32575
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Old Company, New Internet: How Glenn Street and Mascots.com got into Social Media

Old Company, New Internet: How Glenn Street and Mascots.com got into Social Media | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

When Glenn started his company 25 years ago, the Internet wasn't very popular. As time went on and the Internet became increasingly available, though, he realized that it was the perfect tool for a small business like his - one with limited marketing dollars and a global clientele.

After creating his website, mascots.com, Glenn realized how much easier it was for him and his company to be found. In recent hears, Street and his team found value in social media. They began sharing content including information about their mascots as well as entertaining pictures and videos to spread the word about their success.

Glenn found Scoop.it while perusing articles on Mashable. He was drawn in by the concept and thought it could be an interesting addition to his social media efforts.

The intriguing aspect of Glenn's business is that it is entertainment-based. He finds that most of the content he finds on Scoop.it related to his field is entertaining to a very broad audience. Although it is always related to mascots and street characters, who doesn't love watching a giant animal do crazy things on the Internet?

Street used to find this content using Google Alerts and reviewing all of it before posting it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Now, with Scoop.it, he has all of his content in one place and is able to go through it and feed it directly to his networks. He has found this is a great way to create good looking content and increase his SEO.



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Upcoming Webinar: Fast Semi-Parallel Linear and Logistic Regression for Genome-Wide Association Studies - eXtension

Upcoming Webinar: Fast Semi-Parallel Linear and Logistic Regression for Genome-Wide Association Studies - eXtension | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

September 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar will describe an R based approach to considerably speed GWAS computation time on a notebook book computer. 

Register now at http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/237810425


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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Gli astronomi hanno la testa sulle nuvole !

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Gli astronomi hanno la testa sulle nuvole ! | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

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Dernière ligne droite pour Raphaël Marchant (ESSCA 2010) avant le départ de la Mini-Transat 2013

Dernière ligne droite pour Raphaël Marchant (ESSCA 2010) avant le départ de la Mini-Transat 2013 | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

A moins de 50 jours du départ de la Mini-Transat, le moment fatidique est maintenant très proche, me voilà dans l’ultime et meilleure phase du projet !!


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"Primer" Technologies For Enhancing 21st Century Citizenship

"Primer" Technologies For Enhancing 21st Century Citizenship | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

What technologies could make the most difference? We must have new ways for citizens to self-organize, both in normal life and (especially) during crises, when normal channels may collapse, or else get taken over by the authorities for their own use. All this might require is a slight change -- or set of additions -- in the programming of the sophisticated little radio communications devices that we all carry in our pockets, nowadays.


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Paul Aneja - eTrends's curator insight, March 31, 2013 10:39 AM

How technologies enable democracy, engagement, collboration will be interesting to explore.

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10 Tips for Sentiment Analysis projects

10 Tips for Sentiment Analysis projects | mindlesspeduncle | Scoop.it

The Sentiment Analysis is an application of Natural Language Processing which targets on the identification of the sentiment (positive vs negative vs neutral), the subjectivity (objective vs subjective) and the emotional states of the document.

During my thesis, I had the opportunity learn about new machine learning techniques but also bumped into some interesting and non-obvious matters. In this article I discuss the things that I found most interesting while working on the Sentiment Analysis project and I provide some tips that you should have in mind while working on similar Natural Language Processing problems.

- See more at: http://blog.datumbox.com/10-tips-for-sentiment-analysis-projects/#sthash.MwhsoFBm.dpuf


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