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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Alternatives to Aviary for Creating Audio Online

Last month Aviary announced that they will be shuttering their online audio and image editing tools on September 15. Since that announcement I have had quite a few people ask me for some alternatives for creating audio recordings online. Here are five online tools that you and your students can use to create audio files online.

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.

 

-Jeff Dunn @ edudemic

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How to write one press release for multiple audiences

How to write one press release for multiple audiences | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Create press releases that appeal to journalists, bloggers, consumers, and more. It’s simple, and it won’t cost extra.

 

-Sarah Skerik @ PR Daily

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Five essential Instagram tips

Five essential Instagram tips | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Whether you're new to Instagram or a seasoned filter maven, check out these five tips for navigating the interface and creating stunning photos. Read this blog post by Sharon Vaknin on How To.

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12-step guide on how to live-tweet an event

12-step guide on how to live-tweet an event | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Whether you are hosting an event such as a fund-raiser or a conference, or you are signed up to attend one, Twitter can help you to expand the event’s reach, grow your organization’s audience and connect with potential collaborators or partners.One effective technique is to take advantage of Twitter’s viral power during an event or conference — your own or someone else’s. Here’s a 12-step guide on how to live-tweet an event.

 

-Susannah Vila @ SocialBrite.org

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The perfect Facebook post: A blueprint

The perfect Facebook post: A blueprint | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

The perfect Facebook post is an elusive beast that is spotted frequently in the wild. Thankfully, it can be reproduced in captivity. Learn how.

 

-Katy Ryan Schamberger @ PR Daily

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A cheat sheet for online etiquette

A cheat sheet for online etiquette | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Need a handy list of reminders for how to behave on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites? This should do the trick.

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30+ Really Useful Infographics Tools & Resources

30+ Really Useful Infographics Tools & Resources | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Whether you’re just looking for simple online charting tools or seeking complex data visualization software, the list below has got you covered!

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Download all Instagram photos from any user, or your own

Download all Instagram photos from any user, or your own | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Looking for a quick way to back up your Instagram photos to your PC? Or maybe you noticed an Instagram feed that is full of beautiful photos that you wish you could keep and admire later? Try this app.

 

-Nicole Cozma @ CNET

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Literacy group adopts a lighter Facebook tone, and responses soar

Literacy group adopts a lighter Facebook tone, and responses soar | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

ABC Life Literacy Canada saw its Facebook interactions increase by a factor of 50, just for shifting away from dry promotional material to lighter, more visual fare.

 

-Matt Wilson @ PR Daily

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On-Demand Webinars from PLA let you learn when you want, where you want | American Libraries Magazine

On-Demand Webinars from PLA let you learn when you want, where you want | American Libraries Magazine | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

On-Demand Webinars from the Public Library Association (PLA) offer affordable, anytime access to archived PLA webinars. Nearly 20 webinars are currently available, with more being added each month. Current topic fields include: Administration/Leadership, Adult Services, Advocacy/Marketing, Buildings/Facilities, Collection Development/Readers' Advisory, Customer Service/Staff Development, Technology and Youth Services.

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Google’s Search by Image: Something to look at

Google’s Search by Image: Something to look at | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

You may not have seen it yet, but Google recently added a few powerful features to its image search. Look for the little camera icon on the right of the Image Search box. Search by image allows you to drag in, upload, or paste a URL for any image and search the picture instead of text.

 

-Joy Cevalenza @ SLJ

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That's Not What I Said!: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on June 19, 2012 by Melissa Powell.

 

Our personalities affect how we view and relate to the world. Each of us have different learning and communication styles, fears, insecurities and defense mechanisms. This presentation will provide you with the tools to recognize your own and others' differences and become more aware of how they affect your relationships with customers and co-workers.

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What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language?

What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language? | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to spend years doing it. Is there any way to learn a language in a week or two, the way those ads on the internet promise? It's hard to believe, but in some cases, the answer is yes.

 

-Annalee Newitz @ i09

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Do you suffer from nomophobia—that is, 'no mobile phobia'?

Do you suffer from nomophobia—that is, 'no mobile phobia'? | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

If you feel anxious when your cell phone isn’t nearby, you might be suffering from this new malady.

 

-Marijane Funess @ PR Daily

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7 Thoughts That Are Bad For You

7 Thoughts That Are Bad For You | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Your personality does more than seal social circles, it also can affect your health. From those with a chill demeanor to the completely frazzled types, mental factors are ultimately tied to physical health. And while a highly neurotic person might deteriorate more quickly than others, not every character trait will kill you. Some might even boost lifetimes.

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Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox

Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Dropbox is an awesome service. You can back your files up to the cloud, sync them between computers, and share them with your friends. That's not all it can do, though.

 

-Whitson Gordon @ LifeHacker.com

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Apps for Librarian Productivity | Infoblog

A few days ago, I received another in a growing line of requests for a list of iPad apps that I find most useful in my workaday life. While the list does, of course, go through the necessary evolution that is part of contemporary tech, maybe sharing a current snapshot list here is in order...

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10 mistakes and the lessons learned from the PR world

10 mistakes and the lessons learned from the PR world | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

1. Life>work

 

MISTAKE: You didn’t separate your regular life from your work.

 

LESSON LEARNED: Don’t feel guilty about leaving work at work. You do not need to work all the time. You would go crazy, experience a meltdown, or fail to function as well at work if you don’t relax in your personal life.

 

-Nicole Rose Dion @ PR Daily

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Pas de compte Facebook ? Vous êtes suspect

Pas de compte Facebook ? Vous êtes suspect | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it
Ne pas être inscrit sur Facebook pourrait un jour devenir suspect aux yeux de la population.

Via Patrick Provencher
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How to write for Facebook

How to write for Facebook | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

As writers in this medium, we must evolve with it. Every community is different, as is every brand. But there are a few tips I can offer to other social media managers that will help improve your craft.

 

-Kevin Allen @ PR Daily

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10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Wi-Fi-Only Tablet

10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Wi-Fi-Only Tablet | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it
Use these tips to download books, make phone calls, and get other vital information--all without investing in an expensive, built-in data plan.

Via John Evans
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7 steps to better time management on social media

7 steps to better time management on social media | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Don’t get frustrated with all of the time you spend on social media—get organized. Here’s how to do it.

 

-Anthony Salerno @ PR Daily

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Q&A: Freeing Space on a Windows Drive

Q&A: Freeing Space on a Windows Drive | ProfessionalDevelopment PerfectionnementProfessionnel | Scoop.it

Windows includes built-in tools for clearing off old and unnecessary files from a crowded hard drive.

 

-J.D. Biersdorfer @ Gadgetwise

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Four Good Resources for Learning to Write HTML

Using a WYSIWYG platform like Blogger or Google Sites to create a blog or website is more than adequate for most teachers and students. But at some point you might want to beyond the limitations of WYSIWYG. It's then that you'll want know how to write and edit HTML yourself. These are three resources that you can use to teach yourself HTML. The instructions in these resources are clear enough that middle school students can use them on their own too.

 

-Richard Byrne @ Free Technology for Teachers

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