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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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Smart Reading Strategies Students Should Develop

Smart Reading Strategies Students Should Develop | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Smart reading is a skill that students develop through using a set of robust strategies in their reading and analyzing of texts.


Via Karen Bonanno, Ivo Nový
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Don't read everything Prioritize Understand the Concept Hierarchies of importance Leave enough time
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7 Infographics: Kickstarter Facts, Figures & Statistics

7 Infographics:  Kickstarter Facts, Figures & Statistics | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding is on the rise, and Kickstarter is leading the pack. Not only is the trend increasing but, it I’ve noticed that the word “kickstart” has replaced some of the actual terms used when referring to other areas of crowdfunding.

 

Kickstarter Stats:

over 5 million daily visitors3700 ongoing projects funded$18 Million of fundingMultiple projects cross the $1 million thresholdFilm and Video, Games, Music, and Technology are the largest Categories
Via Lauren Moss
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For me, Kickstarter is a great place for me to Kickstart my imagination and Kickstart my optimism.  There are so many great things happening in the world.   I don't know where I saw the statistic, but I remember hearing or reading one time about how we are silly to think that the future of the world is dark after we focus on the fact that (about) 90% of all scientists who have ever walked on earth are alive today.  That may have been a stretch, but I like the optimisim.

 

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Iron Dane Richards's comment, September 23, 2013 8:19 AM
In my latest book on business credit it discusses the value of crowd-funding and Indigogo as they will fund anything unlike Kickstarter that specializes in Media oriented endeavors.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 23, 2013 10:21 AM
Good insight from Iron Dane Richards. Easier to create a sure takeaway from Indigogo too since they will let campaigns increase the house take and walk away with something where Kickstarter is all or nothing. Either the campaign meets its goals or it gets nothing. 42% of the campaigns on Kickstarter meet their goals and most campaigns are funded at $10,000 or below.
Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:18 PM

Nonprofits are also looking to crowdfunding -- but it has a dark underbelly as well.

 

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The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic)

The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
5 of the 7 fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy are fueled by technology startups.
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1) Green  & Sustainable Energy

2) Personal Care

3) Online & For-Profit Education

4) Social Network

5) Mobile Apps

6) 3d Printing

7) Generic Pharmacy

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Evolution of Creative | Daily Infographic

Evolution of Creative | Daily Infographic | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

While I greatly appreciate my iPhone and its many self-computing functions, I have never taken the time to trace my gratitude back as far as Leonardo da Vinci or even as far as prehistoric cave drawings. According to this awesome infographic put together by The BOSS Group, I have many more to thank than just Steve Jobs.

 

The creative process would not have begun had people not had an intrinsic desire to communicate with one another. Over time we have discovered and invented new ways to relay information to increasingly larger groups of people. By inventing printing and computing methods we have increased the need for creative workers in virtually every field. Without the creative side of organizations, the first Macintosh would not have been introduced, brand management would not be possible, and communication through beautiful imagery would cease to exist.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:06 PM

Whimsical infographic is very creative and fun.

malek's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:31 PM

informative and funny, a reminder of the old saying: "The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot; The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius. "

Jeff Domansky's comment, June 25, 2013 9:57 PM
Malek, great quote about the wheel! ;-)
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The Psychology of Influence

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This is a fantastic infographic about the psychology of influence.

 

No matter how much technology advances, the triggers behind human behavior remain the same. With the right planning you can use psychology to increase conversions and improve your bottom line.


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If the world were a village of 100 people | The Green Community

If the world were a village of 100 people | The Green Community | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
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Fun Charts to help you look at world statistics.

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The Digital Marketing Trio Of 2013 [Infographic]

The Digital Marketing Trio Of 2013 [Infographic] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Digital marketing has become one of the most focused on streams of marketing in the last few years. Three of the biggest digital marketing issues include social network marketing, mobile, SMS marketing, and content marketing. Here’s a brief look at each:

Social Network Marketing

As a marketing, you can rely on social media to connect, engage, and build relationships with current and potential customers.

Mobile / SMS Marketing

Mobile marketing is a term that covers several different methods of marketing through mobile devices. Mobile marketing can take several different shapes but one of the most popular is SMS marketing.

Content Marketing

Content marketing is the development of interesting and helpful materials to engage customers and clients. Examples of content can be blogs, infographics, online tools, YouTube videos etc.

 

This infographic displays some eye-opening statistics about these 3 digital marketing streams and might get you thinking more about including these streams into your marketing mix.


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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:01 AM

Sociale, Mobile e… Contenuti (!!!). Il terzetto di punta dell'anno in corso (e ml'olio solo di questo)

THOMAS Gwenaëlle's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:12 AM

Le marketing digital on aime ça 

Ubleam's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:47 AM

So do you use the smart logo : http://pinterest.com/ubleam/

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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Donna Browne's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:07 PM

In most ways, teachers that use technology in the classroom aren’t much different than those that don’t.

Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 7:10 PM
Thank you for sharing this Donna. I saw it yesterday and I planned on sharing it this week. I'm glad that you shared it on here first!
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How To Be More Creative [Infographic]

How To Be More Creative [Infographic] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
If you have ever found yourself in a moment of stagnation which resulted in you not even getting close to being creative, you know how frustrating it can b

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:06 PM

Great infograph.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 27, 2013 7:31 PM

We can all be creative. We need education that allows it to flourish.

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How Long To Nap For The Best Benefits -

How Long To Nap For The Best Benefits - | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you love a good nap. It’s almost like rebooting your brain. But did you know that napping has some pretty far-reaching effects on your health? Shorter naps give you the ‘best bang for your buck’ according to experts, but longer naps have their benefits too.

A 10-20 minute nap can boost your alertness. Perfect for a midday break at work. But for improved memory, an hour long nap may do you good. Slow wave sleep helps with remembering places and faces, but you might feel a little groggy when you wake up. A 90 minute nap involves a full cycle of sleep, which can help with creativity and procedural memory.

As it turns out, sitting slightly upright during a nap will help you avoid deep sleep. If you start having dreams while napping, it may mean you aren’t getting enough sleep at night. Be sure to give yourself the eight hours your body needs to be healthy!

Sara Mednick, an assistant psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, said the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.

For a quick boost, she recommends a 10-to-20-minute nap.
For cognitive memory improvement, however, a 60-minute nap may be better, Dr. Mednick said. The downside: some grogginess upon waking.
Finally, a 90-minute nap will most likely turn into a full cycle of sleep, which aids creativity, emotional and procedural memory.
Sources

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323932604579050990895301888
http://saramednick.com/htmls/book/about.htm
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Oh. I miss my strategic naps. That was a healthy season (which I should recreate).  

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How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Some countries have changed 40% in 63 years.

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This is an interesting infographic. If you want to skip to the interesting parts, look for the little black circle next to a cone. That indicates a country where the population's views on religion have changed 40% in the past 60 years. Yes 40% in 60 years.

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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ...

Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ... | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

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Overarcher's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM

socratic questioning in pictures, love it!

Maria Persson's comment, July 11, 2013 6:15 PM
My daily life at work and play so often involves Socratic questioning - I never get bored and constantly on a learning curve! Thanks for sharing this great resource!
Margarita Parra's comment, July 22, 2013 10:01 PM
There is an approach to solving a problem, by Guy Brousseau. It looks much like this process.And it works!
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Who's Sharing What: The state of social sharing in 2013

Who's Sharing What:  The state of social sharing in 2013 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

This infographic shows the latest trends in social sharing as the ecosystem gets busier and busier, and the extent that individuals share content within their social graphs.

 

'We tried to zoom out as much as possible for you to be able to see the whole picture: the state of social sharing in the beginning of 2013 and everything you need to know about its eight major players.'


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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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Hey You Guys.  You might light these wonderful visuals of how USA people prounounce different words.

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What the Toll of Drones Looks Like, in Just One Country

What the Toll of Drones Looks Like, in Just One Country | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Unmanned attacks in countries like Pakistan have become an increasingly controversial and no less common reality — Pakistani officials reported another one by U.S. missile fire just this weekend.
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Infographic: 36% of all shared links on Twitter are photos

Infographic: 36% of all shared links on Twitter are photos | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

This infographic makes the interesting point that more than one-third of shared links on Twitter are photos.

This makes a lot of sense considering successful content on Facebook, Pinterest and Google Plus, but it’s an important reminder that Twitter is more than 140 character posts anymore...


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Brenda Alston's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:29 PM

I look forward to using this!

Virgínia Coutinho's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:56 PM

Análise de conteúdo Twitter! útil.

Joe Wise's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:38 PM

Keep it simple stupid.... aka, the Kiss principle

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Smart Series | Digital Learning Now | Connected...

Smart Series | Digital Learning Now | Connected... | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Smart Series | Digital Learning Now on Connected Learning curated by Stephanie Sandifer (Paper - How blended learning can improve the teaching profession - Digital Learning Now | @scoopit http://t.co/Dkl9Cnh1So)...

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 8:41 PM
Thanks for sharing. I do enjoy blended learning because of the ability to have personalized learning. It