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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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Something you actually want your teen doing online: LinkedIn opens college doors for minors

Something you actually want your teen doing online: LinkedIn opens college doors for minors | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Think about how you picked a college. You might have had brochures or school representatives to consult. If you were college-shopping in the 1990s, you might have even had websites to browse. But w...
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This should make things interesting.

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Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Sponsored Stories

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Sponsored Stories | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
There are more than 10 different types of Facebook Sponsored Stories. They are easy and efficient to create. Here's the what, why and how...
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Are your Facebook page views going down?  Are you considering purchasing a sponsored Story? This short post will make everything much more clear.  For about six weeks, the Facebook page that I manage has experienced a lull in traffic.  I simply do not know what has caused the siginificant drop in traffic.  During that time, I have seen some brands market sponsored stories very well and others have a lot to learn. I am glad that I read this article to help me know my options more clearly.

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Are your Facebook page views going down?  Are you considering purchasing a sponsored Story? This short post will make everything much more clear.  For about six weeks, the Facebook page that I manage has experienced a lull in traffic. I simply do not know what has caused the siginificant drop in traffic. During that time, I have seen some brands market sponsored stories very well and others have a lot to learn. I am glad that I read this article to help me know my options more clearly.

 
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How to Be a Better Writer & Get a Book Deal Without Trying (with Jeff Goins)

http://thinktraffic.net/traffic-toolbox We just recently stumbled across Jeff Goins, who blogs at Goins, Writer, and were impressed by how many big name peop...
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Jeff Goins became quite popular in 2012.  Years of writing and improving his skills got him to a level that Seth Godin now recommends him.  Here is a great 1 hour interview with Goins about how he approaches writing and building an audience.  Michael Hyatt also salutes Goins

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70 useful sentences for academic writing

70 useful sentences for academic writing | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This post contains a random collection of 70 sentence stems you can use in your academic writing.
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Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Abroad, Survey Finds - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Abroad, Survey Finds - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Other key factors include the cost, as well as students' ignorance of programs that can help pay the expenses.
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15 Important Tips To Help You Keep Your Customers

15 Important Tips To Help You Keep Your Customers | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
According to the Harvard Business School, increasing customer retention rates by 5 percent increases profits by 25 percent to 95 percent. Learn how to keep your customers coming back with this post from Help Scout's Greg Ciotti.
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What's Gone Well Today? - web browser not supported.

What's Gone Well Today? - web browser not supported. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Great resources for lively conversations!  This related site is equally wonderful!
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Great resources for lively conversations!  This related site is equally wonderful!

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The humanities are not in crisis. It’s just that more people are going to college

The humanities are not in crisis. It’s just that more people are going to college | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The humanities are not in crisis in the US, despite what you may have heard.
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This article says that there are actually more people taking humanities than there has been for years.  However, more people are going to college and many of these people are doing so to brush up on business skills after layoffs or to begin business opportunities. These business major choices drown out the humanities.

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20 Tips for Improving your Facebook Artist Page

20 Tips for Improving your Facebook Artist Page | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

How to use your Facebook page more wisely as an online marketing tool.

 

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From creating customized URLs to creating bitly links to your other sites, this article gives some great tips for beginners and some interesting insight  for more experienced users.  I like that it also talks about how to write for the Facebook crowd.

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Why You’re Addicted to TV

Why You’re Addicted to TV | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Newsweek talks to the creators of today’s most addictive shows about what they’re doing to make sure we just can’t stop.
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This is a wonderful article about how television has changed since 2007. It is much bigger than technology.  Producers now make each show to be part of the big picture and to push you to want to watch the next show. In the past, producers's bosses insisted that each episode must be able to stand alone so that they could make money in the future through syndication. Those days are over.  There are so many great tid-bits of insights as well as big-picture understanding in this quality article about the current state of television and society.

 

It also talks about binge watching, a great potato chip analogy and the neuroscience of television addiction.

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6-Traits Resources: Modes of Writing

6-Traits Resources: Modes of Writing | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

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Many students begin news articles with who, what, where, when.....boring.  Help the reader know why they should care. Respect the audience by creating meaning and giving insight.

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Ken Morrison's comment, April 23, 2013 7:18 PM
HI Ivon Thanks for the rescoop and tweet. You have some great sites going on Scoop.it! You may also like some of these resources on my primary scoop.it site: http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology?tag=English+Teachers
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13 Desktop Wallpapers To Kickstart Your Creativity

13 Desktop Wallpapers To Kickstart Your Creativity | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Bite-size wisdom from Jonathan Adler, Alexis Ohanian, Paula Scher, Tony Fadell, and more.
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6-Traits Resources: OWLs Online Writing Labs

6-Traits Resources: OWLs Online Writing Labs | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
College and high school writing teachers might want toOnline Writing Labs: bookmark these sources! 
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The OWL is the most common online resources for helping students with writing.  Here are 5 other quality ones

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Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege

Vik Nithy is the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20 including how own marketing consulting firm. His left after school Vik has been extremely successful...
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Good points about the psychology of procrastination

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TEDxOrangeCoast - Daniel Amen - Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Change your Brain, Change your Life. Revelations based on studying 63,000 brain images across 90 countries over 20 years. How Brain imaging can change paradi...
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This video may change your life. No Joke.  I learned that extra fat can change your brain.  I also learned other things that can help your brain function better

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