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The Guardian on Facebook | Facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Magazine on communication related to work and civic activity.
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Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software.

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software. | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Screen recorder is convenient and safe software that allows to take PC screen video capture of high quality, with or without sound. The program has no viruses, spyware and unwanted applications. Screen Recorder has been tested by the advanced antivirus systems that proved it is absolutely secure software in its segment.

 


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Progressive training's curator insight, August 27, 5:12 AM

Free Screen Recorder Video Capture Software

Tim Brook's curator insight, August 28, 8:24 AM

Swapped Camstudio (loads of adware and capture issues) for this. So far so good.

Snapshotic's curator insight, August 28, 1:39 PM

I downloaded this and AVG found Malware embedded, beware...

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A Magna Carta for the web

A Magna Carta for the web | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
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Cogent Communicator: Communicating When We’re Annoyed

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Want Employee Suggestions? Think Outside the Box — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small B...

Want Employee Suggestions? Think Outside the Box — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small B... | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Employees have great ideas every day. Is your organization tapping into them? Maybe you’ve got a physical Suggestion Box that employees can drop paper notes into. Maybe you’ve taken the concept digital with an Idea Wiki or some other online
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SC13 Keynote Talk: Genevieve Bell - YouTube

Intel Fellow and noted anthropologist Genevieve Bell delivered the opening keynote talk at SC13 in November. Bell's fascinating talk on the intersection of b...
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WORKSHOP: Making Data Come Alive with Google Maps

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WORKSHOP: Making Data Come Alive with Google Maps

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Design Philosophies From the Masters

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How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.
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Better public services start with teaching civil servants to design

Better public services start with teaching civil servants to design | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
New York civil servant and founder of Civic Service Dave Seliger argues that civil servants need to be given the skills and the opportunity to use their insights to design better public services.
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A crash course on working with an assistant — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Busine...

Great news! You have a new assistant. Oh no — now what do you do? Workplace expert and assistant trainer Bonnie Low-Kramen says two of the most common complaints from her students are: My manager has not a clue what
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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country.

 

“I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.

 


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, June 12, 1:53 PM

Terrific list of apps to use at various levels.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 12, 10:30 PM

Thx John Evens

Karen Sampson's curator insight, June 18, 7:43 PM

Teachers and Techies are always looking for educational apps that are engaging for students, but promote student learning of content or skills and/or applying their current knowledge in a new way

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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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Usages de communication & générations

Usages de communication & générations | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Source : Le club des élus numériques - juillet 2014


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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, August 28, 5:13 AM

infographie séduisante

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The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed

The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Free textbooks written by 100+ leading designers, bestselling authors and Ivy League professors. The textbooks are assembled in a gigantic 4000+ page encyclopedia covering the design of interactive products and services like websites, household objects, smartphones, computer software, aircraft cockpits, you name it....
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today's engineer: August 2014

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English as language of international technical communications - YouTube

As we are facing globalization process, the requirements for common language in communications becomes more vital. In technical field English was selected fo...
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Are you an effective mentor? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business...

Are you an effective mentor? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business... | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Being asked to be someone’s mentor can be flattering—and perhaps a bit scary. After all, mentoring doesn’t come with set-in-stone guidelines, and each relationship develops its own unique give and take. When considering the prospect, think about these four issues:
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Nevermind the Gap: Returning to Work After A Break, by FlexJobs with Rachael Ellison - YouTube

Whether you've been away from work raising kids for a month or a decade (or anywhere in between), the thought of plotting a return to work after a break can ...
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PANEL: Big Data, New Stories?

MODERATOR: T. Christian Miller, ProPublica
David Donald, Center for Public Integrity
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Weekend Reading: Conducting Business in Asia

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How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists.
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The Secret to Better Client-Designer Relationships? Treat Them Like a Date

The Secret to Better Client-Designer Relationships? Treat Them Like a Date | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Managing good client/designer relationships is a lot like dating. But being a good date—or turning a potentially bad one into a pleasant dinner at the very least—depends on more than just chemistry. Hizam Haron shares how he strikes a balance between managing client expectations while staying true to his creative side.
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Do you have the right soft skills? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Bu...

Do you have the right soft skills? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Bu... | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Sure, you’re a whiz with a spreadsheet, accounting is old hat and you could manage vendors in your sleep—but is that enough? In today’s marketplace, it’s not. Soft skills—those in­­tan­­gi­­ble personality traits and qualities such as organization, flexibility and confidence—really
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3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

"When I decided to write an article on brand storytelling inspired by TED talks, I went about it all wrong.

 

Scouring YouTube for tactics, elements, and components of brand storytelling, I was aiming to find five or ten (or 17) actionable tips that you can use to tell you brand’s story.

 

I was already boring myself to death and I hadn’t even begun to write.

We have all heard (ad nauseam) about the “power of brand storytelling,” and I know that I have read more than one blog that spits off a numeric list of tips that I just “can’t live without” as a content marketer.

 

I began to get curious about what pulls me, personally, into a story. What is it that moves me so much that I become an advocate of the brand/person/cause that is being talked about in the story? What is that secret sauce in brand storytelling that activates the magic button inside each of us, firing up our passion?"


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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 23, 11:49 AM

Very good POV on story and some interesting TED Talks - especially Nancy Duarte. Worth your time!

Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 6:37 PM

Fellow curator Gregg Morris discovered this gem for his Story and Narrative curation and I thought you should know about it too.


3 TED talks are featured here and they are all worth watching. The first one from Andrew Stanton on the Clues To A Great Story I've curated before. It's a keeper. 


The second one from JJ Abrams is new for me -- and I love it. It's all about adding mystery into the storytelling toolbox. As the author of this post Julie Newmark says, "For example, creating puzzles to solve, challenges and even small adventures within your brand stories, you are involving customers and inspiring them to use their minds together as they seek to discover more. Engagement and connection to your brand is the point here and using mystery creates the potential for taking it all to a deeper level." Right on!!


And the third video from Nancy Duarte focuses on one of the most powerful dynamics for moving people to action -- before and after pictures.


Have fun with these and incorporate these lessons into your business storytelling.

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, July 27, 12:02 PM

Stories need to be captivating from the beginning or you'll bore the pants of your audience, whether it's fiction or brand storytelling.