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Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings

Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings | Free Resources Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Infographics are visually stimulating and force us to summarize well. What if we did more infographics in schools and less research papers?

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BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian - Free

BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian - Free | Free Resources Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Just like EasyBib™! BibMe AutoFills citations for you. Download your MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian bibliography in RTF for free.
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About the ANTS Project - ANTS - Animated Tutorial Sharing

ANTS Purpose and Goal Over the years, libraries have witnessed a significant growth in their number of online resources; matched with an increasing demand for...
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3 Best Free Flashcard Apps for Students | Edudemic

3 Best Free Flashcard Apps for Students | Edudemic | Free Resources Higher Ed | Scoop.it

"According to an article on Time.com about the best and worst learning techniques, active learning methods (e.g. writing) are far more useful for long-term retention than passive learning methods (e.g. highlighting or underline words).

One of the best ways? Surprisingly enough: flashcards, according to research from the Association of Psychological Science."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:13 PM

Brain research has shown that recalling information is one of the best ways to learn. What better way to recall information than to use flashcards. This post, from Edudemic, shares three flashcards apps. It provides information on each, sharing features and providing a conclusion that may lead you to prefer one app over another.

Share this information with your students. Consider challenging them to create a set of flashcards that others could use to review.

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Use Diigo To Help Write Your Next College Essay or Term Paper

Use Diigo To Help Write Your Next College Essay or Term Paper | Free Resources Higher Ed | Scoop.it
We have already covered why Diigo, a web bookmarking and annotation service, is a powerful tool for managing bookmarks, but why stop there?  Diigo can be a very useful tool for helping you to write a college essay or research paper. Since the Internet is a tool that most students use to do research, and since…
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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Free Resources Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 17, 2014 8:52 PM

Finding free images to use online is not always easy. This post provides 12 sources to help you find the image that may be just right for blogging or social media posts. Several of these sources may be new to you, and each is described with some detail so you may find one or two that would meet your needs.

What are the sources?

* Unsplash

* Pixabay

* FreeImages

* PicJumbo

* FreePixels

* Gratisography

* Death to the Stock Photo

* SumALL

* DreamsTime

* Free Range Stock

* ImageBase

* Unprofound

Do you have a favorite site that provides free photos? If so, share it in the comment section.

Katherine Zhang's curator insight, November 18, 2014 7:35 PM

Free images to use for blog, social media post. A great photo can hep you reach more audiences. Save the link as your reference.