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Explore the Summer Reading Flowchart - GalleyCat

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Explore the Summer Reading Flowchart...

 

Not exactly about technology, but I need some summer reading recommendations and it has an awesome infographic/flow chart that I just can't resist!

 

Source is http://teach.com/great-educational-resources/summer-reading-flowchart, who notes, "To help encourage high school students to find a book of their choice, we’ve compiled a list of 101 books to kick off your learners’ summer reading. Interested in finding fiction vs. non-fiction books? Would you like to find classical or contemporary fiction? Intrigued by survival books? Tales of war? We have them all and many more to choose from! Follow our chart of top picks and peruse the different categories until you find something that’s a perfect fit!"

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Create Your Own 360° Google Maps Street View with Photo Spheres

Create Your Own 360° Google Maps Street View with Photo Spheres | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:58 PM



Thanks to "photo spheres" and Google Maps you can now create your own "street view" of any place on earth.


To do so you must first shoort "photo spheres" with a dedicated app for your Android smartphone or through your DLSR camera


"Creating Street View from your photo spheres is as easy as connecting the dots into what looks like a “constellation” of stars."


You can even connect your photo spheres to our Google's own Street View panoramas.




niftyjock's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:51 PM

I really like this idea, but how can I use it from an educational position not just a gee whizz that's cool perspective? Any Ideas?

Georges Millet's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:31 AM

OK for Xmas, vacation pictures are getting more complex but 360° and posted on google maps ... 

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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post

Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.
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Cleveland and D.C. are part of an expanding club of public libraries making 3-D printers available to patrons, often as part of a “maker lab” type environment.
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Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com

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Opensource.com provides a simple, reliable method for creating eBooks the open source way.

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Speed Dating: A Fast Way to Meet New Technologies | TechSoup for Libraries

Speed Dating: A Fast Way to Meet New Technologies | TechSoup for Libraries | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"You may have heard of speed dating parties. They are popular matchmaking events during which single people have an opportunity to have quick conversations with lots of other single people. If someone meets a person they would like to get to know better during the event, they can arrange another date. Some innovative minds in the New Jersey library world have borrowed from this approach to create Technology Speed Dating, a training format that helped NJ librarians quickly get introduced to lots of new technologies."

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Create Great Image Compositions and Photo Montages with Fotor

Create Great Image Compositions and Photo Montages with Fotor | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Fotor is a great web-based image editor that is particularly talented at creating photo-montages, image strips and boards, photo cards and other similar image compositions.


The beauty of it is that Fotor connects directly to your Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Instagram photo accounts, giving you the opportunity to easily find, drag and position your ideal images on the canvas. You can also upload images from your computer and easily crop, rotate or resize it.


Fotor also allows to overlay and position any text messages on your final composition allowin you to create those effective "social flags" for your online fans.


Fotor saves in JPG or PNG format and can post or upload directly your compositions to anyone of your connected social media accounts.


My comment: Excellent image editor for creating image compositions and photo montages. Lots of features and options. Easy to use.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.fotor.com/



Training in Business's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:06 PM

Create Great Image Compositions and Photo Montages with Fotor 

 

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YouTube Adds Slow-Motion Feature

Example video demonstrating YouTube's Slomo effect. Original clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7XyABF8s5U0


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Ji-young Yoon's comment, May 31, 2013 8:18 AM
This is really nice feature!
Ji-young Yoon's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:21 AM

Youtube adds slow-motion feature.

When you upload the video on Youtube, you can just push the "Turtle" button to make it slow-motion. Also you can adjust the speed. Slow-motion is simple but effective feature. Now we can easily use it on Youtube. Thanks for Youtube!

 

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 4:15 AM

Slow-Motion video features by YouTube offers extreme impact.

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50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier | Worldlabel Blog

50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier | Worldlabel Blog | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"The open source community is vibrant, continually growing, and just loves to create applications and tools to make lives easier. Here are 50 of our favorite open source apps that help us do everything from managing pictures on our computer to learning about Jupiter and Mars..."

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12 Basic Shortcuts That Will Make You An Excel Guru And Add Hours To Your Life

12 Basic Shortcuts That Will Make You An Excel Guru And Add Hours To Your Life | More TechBits | Scoop.it
How to use the most important software in business.

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Increase Circulation of Audiobooks: Build a Bridge From Print @ Library Sparks

Increase Circulation of Audiobooks: Build a Bridge From Print @ Library Sparks | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"In Marketing Strategies Help Vitalize Audiobook Collections, Raya Kuzyk offers great marketing strategies you can use at your library to improve circulation and visibility of audiobooks.

 

(It doesn’t hurt that June is Audiobook Month, and winners of the 2013 Audie Awards will be announced May 30th.)

 

Try these top tips for cross-­promoting audio with other formats..."

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3ders.org - 3D Printing in Libraries Around the World | News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D Printing in Libraries Around the World | News & 3D Printing News | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Since late 2011, when the Fayetteville Public Library received widespread media attention for its hackerspace, 3D printers slowly began appearing in libraries around the world, particularly in the United States.


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Toronto Library uses social media to keep people reading

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It’s the typical morning commute. For many residents of the city of Toronto that means taking the TTC.  To pass the time, many choose to read, whether it’s a newspaper, a novel or an e-book on their iPad.

 

Just as many more libraries across Canada are turning to social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to spread the message of how important literacy is, so, too is the Toronto Public Library.

 

-Tarah Bleier


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A Quick Guide to Private Browsing - iLibrarian

A Quick Guide to Private Browsing - iLibrarian | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Yesterday Google was hit with a fine of $190,000 in Germany for illegally collecting personal data, emails, passwords, and photos from unprotected wifi networks via its Google Street View cars. Coincidentally, Microsoft launched an Online Privacy Awareness Campaign yesterday which will help people learn how to better protect their online privacy. Two of the major ways discussed are actually quite easy to implement – turning on private browsing mode and enabling the Do Not Track feature in your browser."

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Great guide for how to turn on "Private Browsing" and "Do Not Track" features for major browsers for added online privacy.

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Find Great and Free To Use Public Domain Images on Pixabay

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Find and share stunning public domain images.

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Zakariyya Spain's comment, March 12, 2013 8:30 PM
Thanks Robin. Seems like something I have been looking for.
Jon C's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:52 PM

Public use images for all types of presentations - book mark this one

AnnC's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:43 PM

got photos?

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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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We’re now into a whole new year – but which social networks should have your full attention this year?

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Amy Williamson's curator insight, February 5, 5:43 AM

A must read for anyone working in social media!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 20, 1:54 PM

Thanks

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:16 AM

Do you wonder where to put most of your online time for the best reach to viewers? Here is helpful info to help you decide.

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Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo

Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:30 AM

Picadilo è un editor di immagini web based, si tratta di un web eare che possiede finzionalità complete per il trattamento delle imamgini e non richeide lunghi tempi di apprendimento per poter essere utilizzato. La versione libera non consente di usare gli strumenti di selezione più evoluti e di lavorare con i livelli, per il resto offre tutte el altre funzioni: cropping, resizing, rotate, flip, regolazione luminosità, contrasto, saturazione,esposizione, temperatura colore, selezione, ecc.

E' possibile salvare il lavoro finito e condividerlo.

Timo Ilomäki's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:44 PM

Usefull online  photo  editor

Therese Dristas's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:52 AM

This looks like it would be a valuable resource.

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How Thieves Use Social Media To Rob You

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Thinking of tweeting about an upcoming holiday? Don’t. Thinking of sharing a photo of your latest grand purchase? Don’t. Thinking of checking in at the airport before your vacation? Don’t.

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Javier M - Axioma WebLab's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:34 PM

Take note of this info !.

MeeMetICT's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:04 AM

Met de vakantie voor de deur wel even de moeite om te bekijken.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:36 AM

An infographic with some important information we can share with students

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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:22 AM

I know I can use this!

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:01 AM

I always needed a fast way to do this. I hope it helps

Danniella Garces's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:09 PM

las quiero

 

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Best Free Online Image and Photo Editors 2013

Best Free Online Image and Photo Editors 2013 | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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If you are looking for an online image editor, with which to resize, crop, add filters or effects to your images here is my collection of the best free web services you can find out there.


The list includes:

  • BeFunky
  • Ribbet
  • PicFull
  • Fotor
  • Photoshop Express
  • Photozoe
  • Spashup
  • Picmonkey
  • Citrify
  • iPiccy
  • Fotoflexer


Full list: http://pinterest.com/robingood/best-free-online-image-and-photo-editors-2013/









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Back to Basics: Learn to Use Keyboard Shortcuts Like a Ninja

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Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster, but with the wide variety of software we all use it's hard to remember all the different shortcuts. In turn, even though we all know shortcuts are useful, few of us bother using them.

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Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From

Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Gerda van Doorn's comment, May 5, 2013 4:01 AM
Another possibility is Symbaloo, great for categorising.
Gianluigi Spagnoli's comment, May 6, 2013 3:39 AM
Tnx for the suggestion.
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:10 AM

sooo many choices..

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'Tech Tool Bar' At Cupertino Library Opens Monday

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A new project that allows patrons to try eight different tablets, while learning about the library's resources, is being tested in ... where else? The home of Apple.

 

-L.A. Chung


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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Digital Public Library of America: Details, the Librarian Response and the Future.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Digital Public Library of America: Details, the Librarian Response and the Future. | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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10 Libraries To Visit With Google Street View

"Although at the very early stage, Google Street View is being used not only outside but also inside buildings. From several institutions and businesses that can benefit from using this advanced tool, bookstores and libraries are the ones that stand out – they offer the magic of being among the best of all friends: books. Being in such a place makes you want read something now.

 

In this post I’d like to introduce you to great libraries, which are most probably not in your neighborhood, but you can visit them in seconds without leaving your chair. It’s the power of the virtual world delivered by Google Street View. No geographical restrictions apply in this case."

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Library Makers: a new project resource! | Library as Incubator Project

Library Makers: a new project resource! | Library as Incubator Project | More TechBits | Scoop.it
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2 awesome resources, all rolled up into one.  

 

Library as Incubator Project - "The mission of the Library as Incubator Project is to promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and to advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts."  The site highlights tons of fascinating things being done in or related to libraries!

 

Library Makers - (as reviewed in this Library as Incubator post) "is somewhere between a how-to craft book and a web magazine – basically a solid inventory of craft and art projects that work well in a library – the materials are things that most library craft supply rooms have already, or are easily obtainable."

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization."  from iLibrarian

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