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22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic

22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
For many teachers that I’ve spoken with recently, back to school is a stressful time. Not only because of the inherent stresses, but because many take the opportunity of a new year and a clean slate to try out some new things. We’ve been trying to bring you a lot of handy tips and tricksthis month for you to fill your educational toolkit, and this handy Google+ cheat sheet fits right in with helping you understand some of the ins and outs of Google+ by offering up some of the most useful Google+ shortcuts you’ve ever seen. From explaining things users commonly want to do to keyboard shortcuts, you’re sure to find something here that you didn’t know before! Keep reading to learn more.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Useful - especially as Google+ becomes a more popular network

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Andy Kenworthy's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
I really need to explore google and its capabilities more
Naomi Monson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:23 PM

Great infograph to help you with using Google!

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Collection of resources & tools for Small Business Owners. Some I have tried & othera I have yet to explore.
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Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather

Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

"Block babies, Upworthy, twerking, annoying friends, awful coworkers, and anything else you hate with things you'd rather see, like cats."


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I can't wait to try this out! It would be great to be able to filter what I want to see, rather than rely on FB doing it for me & often getting it wrong!

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Therese Torris's curator insight, January 15, 1:11 PM

It's pretty risky to filter information based on single keywords!

Beth Kanter's curator insight, January 15, 1:18 PM

More on filtering out the noise.

laura mata's curator insight, January 16, 9:24 AM

Filtra los contenidos que sí o que  no sdeseas ver...

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Drag and Drop to Quickly Share Files from your Desktop

Drag and Drop to Quickly Share Files from your Desktop | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Meet a new alternative to Droplr and CloudApp that brings simple drag-and-drop file sharing to your Windows PC and Mac.
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This is a very neat new resource that looks super easy to use.

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Little Known Gems for your Windows Computer

Little Known Gems for your Windows Computer | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
This is a list of little-known but essential software utilities for Windows that are free, light-weight and add new and useful features to your computer.
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An awesome list from @labnol - definitely one for PC users to bookmark.

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The Best Google Chrome Extensions and Apps

The Best Google Chrome Extensions and Apps | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
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Here's a fabulous library of Google Chrome Extensions to try out! 

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Find, Collect and Share Your Favorite Quotes with Findings

Find, Collect and Share Your Favorite Quotes with Findings | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

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This is so cool! But I fear it could also be a giant rabbit hole and I may not surface again for a long time ...

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Tim Pixley's curator insight, July 18, 2013 11:54 AM

Quote junkies will appreciate this one!

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Findings allows you to curate collections of quotes on topics of interest to you.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 21, 2013 9:47 PM

I love this tool. Not only is it great for curation, the content is rich and easily serchable.

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What is a Youtube channel?...and a complete overview how to use it!

This is a complete overview of all the aspects you'll want to know, including... Your home page and content Live stream event to calendar Click on a dropdown...
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» Old Post Promoter

» Old Post Promoter | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
You down with OPP, yeah you know me! The OPP, or Old Post Promoter, is a plugin designed for Wordpress by the Blog Traffic Exchange. The primary function
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Not sure about this WP plugin - but it does look interesting. 

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An Impressive Web-based App for Photos Editing

An Impressive Web-based App for Photos Editing | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Picozu is an impressive web-based image editing app that offers dozes of filters and image effects, support Photoshop layers and is completely free.
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This does look useful - might be a new favourite!

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5 Ways to Turn Existing Content into High Touch Visuals - Search Engine Journal

5 Ways to Turn Existing Content into High Touch Visuals - Search Engine Journal | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
As the pace of content creation increases, our attention spans seem to be decreasing. This is requiring creators to adapt and consider ways in which people
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Some interesting looking resources and tools for creating great visuals. Can't wait to try them out!

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How To Run A Successful Social Media Contest

How To Run A Successful Social Media Contest | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
People love contests – it almost doesn’t ...
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Good advice from @Lilach - a humorous take on Hashtags - and a very useful collection of apps to help fun contests.

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Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

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This is a comprehensive guide showing how the author uses this great tool.

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Anne Sturgess's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:30 PM

Suggestions for using Evernote - worth the read.

Fab GOUX-BAUDIMENT's comment, April 18, 2013 2:43 AM
I 've been using Personal Brain for the last... almost 10 years and, reading this article, I see no point that would make me switch to Evernote.
Bartolomeu Fonseca's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:47 AM

It´s fantastic!

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100 Chrome Extensions That You Should Install - Lifehack

100 Chrome Extensions That You Should Install - Lifehack | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
We have collected 100 awesome and useful Google Chrome extensions into this one big list that is easy to digest because they’re all categorized!
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I'm bookmarketing this post here - it's going to take a while to explore all these extensions!

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When you cannot open Google or Gmail in Chrome, try this simple fix

When you cannot open Google or Gmail in Chrome, try this simple fix | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
If you get socket errors when trying to open Gmail or Google search in Chrome, you aren’t alone. This is a known issue of Chrome but there’s a simple fix available.
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Worth bookmarking this fix if you use Chrome. 

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14 Social Media Tools Used by Marketing Pros | Social Media Examiner

14 Social Media Tools Used by Marketing Pros | Social Media Examiner | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Social Media Tools: Discover the tools social media pros are using today and get more out of your social media marketing.
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This is an amazing list of resources to explore on a rainy day!

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Embed Your Scoop.it Stories Anywhere

Embed Your Scoop.it Stories Anywhere | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

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Very useful to know

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Robin Good's comment, September 4, 2013 3:11 AM
a CTA is a "Call to Action". Something you ask your readers to do specifically.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 9:46 AM
Oh! Thanks! I just figured all my comments were CTA. Sort of. :)

This has been a really good discussion.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 11:14 AM
You noticed the embed button. I just noticed the Thumbs Up button. :)
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22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic

22 Google+ Shortcuts That Will Save You Time - Edudemic | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
For many teachers that I’ve spoken with recently, back to school is a stressful time. Not only because of the inherent stresses, but because many take the opportunity of a new year and a clean slate to try out some new things. We’ve been trying to bring you a lot of handy tips and tricksthis month for you to fill your educational toolkit, and this handy Google+ cheat sheet fits right in with helping you understand some of the ins and outs of Google+ by offering up some of the most useful Google+ shortcuts you’ve ever seen. From explaining things users commonly want to do to keyboard shortcuts, you’re sure to find something here that you didn’t know before! Keep reading to learn more.

Via Dennis T OConnor
Louise B-Johnston's insight:

Useful - especially as Google+ becomes a more popular network

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Andy Kenworthy's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
I really need to explore google and its capabilities more
Naomi Monson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:23 PM

Great infograph to help you with using Google!

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SEO Software | SEO Tools | SheerSEO

SEO Software | SEO Tools | SheerSEO | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Trusted SEO software. Online. 60 days free trial. Complete automation of SEO including tools for tracking, back links building and much more.
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Been missing the old Yahoo! links tool. This could be a replacement - and upgrade.

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NetworkUpdater.com

NetworkUpdater.com | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Get an email alert whenever your Facebook or Twitter friends change their profiles

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This could be an email alert too far, but you can select who you receive them for.

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How to Use The Keyword Planner -- The New Keyword Tool From Google AdWords

How to Use The Keyword Planner -- The New Keyword Tool From Google AdWords | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Last month, Google quietly began rolling out the AdWords Keyword Planner to select AdWords accounts last month. In typical AdWords fashion, one of the biggest overhauls of the Google Keyword Tool ever went almost unnoticed!
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Hopefully Google's new keyword tool will soon be available to everyone. This post has plenty of screenshots to guide us through each stage.

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Content Marketer's Resource Box: Free Ebooks and Cheatsheets - Search Engine Journal

Content Marketer's Resource Box: Free Ebooks and Cheatsheets - Search Engine Journal | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
While it is always a good idea to refrain from putting all of your marketing eggs in one basket, content is still one that should be a primary focus. It is
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Here's a wealth of marketing information from the best in the business!

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eBook Cover Creator | Free Online eCover Design

Free Online eBook Cover and eCover Maker. Create and Design Your Own eBook Cover and Software Box Covers. Stunning High Quality 3D results. Get Started Now!
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This may soon be replacing my existing design software. So many options!

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

(Unearted by Andres Taborga)


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With the increasing popularity of Infographics, this is a useful collection of tools to help create your own.

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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, April 1, 8:27 AM

Nice collection of infographic tools from an expert in digital curation.

 

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 11:47 AM

I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

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Project Management Software That Makes Your Life Easier

Project Management Software That Makes Your Life Easier | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Wrike gives perfect visibility into multiple projects and helps remote and co-located teams get more things done together.
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Just heard about this software, haven't had a chance to explore it yet! A free (limited functions) version available for up to 5 users.

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Create a News Portfolio To Showcase Your Best Content Online with Pressfolios

Create a News Portfolio To Showcase Your Best Content Online with Pressfolios | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it

 

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 14, 2013 1:56 PM

Portfolios showcase your artifacts of learning.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 14, 2013 1:58 PM

Portfolios extend the traditional resume in a dynamic way.  This site might be just right for you. 

Robin Martin's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:40 PM

Thanks again for sharing this one too Robin! 

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The State of Pinterest: What Content Marketers Need to Know Now

The State of Pinterest: What Content Marketers Need to Know Now | Resources & Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The buzz about Pinterest seems to have calmed down a bit in the last few months, but it's still a very powerful tool for content marketers. According to
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A useful reference guide

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