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Myebook - get it out there!

Myebook - get it out there! | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Create your eBooks, Photo albums, Comics, Magazines, Fanzines, CV, Brochures, Books... When you're done, publish and share your ebook full of photos, video, audio with friends, family, and the world.

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You can create, publish, share or sell  your eBooks. And it's free!

Still in Beta.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:33 PM
Publishing tool for all types of creators.
Shanika Journey's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:41 PM

Looks like a very useful tool if you want to share a eBook or digital publication virally online. And the cool thing about is that it's free.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 27, 2012 7:28 PM

This is a great resource for students wanting to publish their own work.

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5 Easy Steps for Adding Voice-Over to PowerPoint Presentations

5 Easy Steps for Adding Voice-Over to PowerPoint Presentations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
5 Easy Steps for Adding Voice-Over to PowerPoint Presentations. Add voice over to existing PowerPoint slides, turn slides stand-alone flipped content.
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Presenter’s Toolbox: Apps and Gear For a Successful Presentation

Presenter’s Toolbox: Apps and Gear For a Successful Presentation | Serious Play | Scoop.it

As someone who runs a presentation company and speaks publicly for a living, I often get asked about my arsenal of presentation tools. I thought I’d give an inside look into what I use on a consistent basis. Here’s my checklist for a successful presentation:

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How to give your scribe a heart

How to give your scribe a heart | Serious Play | Scoop.it
What makes some scribe videos connect with their audience while others are nice but forgotten almost straight away? What is it that makes people feel involved, that gets them on your side – ready to act on what they've seen?
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"This is the first article in a series that teaches you how to make powerful and unforgettable scribe videos. See the end of the post for more".


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5 Tips to Incorporate Story Telling in E-Learning – An Infographic

5 Tips to Incorporate Story Telling in E-Learning – An Infographic | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This infographic shares some tips to incorporate storytelling in eLearning course.Read more ›
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Want to Change the Way People Think? Start With a Great Story -

Want to Change the Way People Think? Start With a Great Story - | Serious Play | Scoop.it
If you want to help people change, don't judge or criticize. Instead, tell them a story.
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Video Queue - Share videos with fewer distractions

Video Queue - Share videos with fewer distractions | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Share a collection of YouTube and Vimeo videos without the usual clutter and distractions. Designed for teachers, but great for anyone wanting a cleaner way to show videos.
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What is the cure for boring meetings?

What is the cure for boring meetings? | Serious Play | Scoop.it

What is the cure for boring meetings? 10 ways to make your meetings matter
A manager in a large government organization asked me what could she do to make meetings more enjoyable, more engaging and more productive for everyone.

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8 EdTech Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Interactive Collaboration in the Classroom

8 EdTech Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Interactive Collaboration in the Classroom | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A Selection of Quick, Easy Approaches to Interactive Classroom Collaboration Have you thought about trying some sort of technology for interactive,
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Don’t waste your time with face-to-face training

Don’t waste your time with face-to-face training | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Playing to the strengths of different delivery methods can help you create better value and more effective learning interventions, says Kim Whitmore.


If you want to achieve maximum effectiveness from your face-to-face training interventions, and deliver real value for money, you need to ensure that any time spent in the classroom isn’t wasted. Formal learning interventions often have three goals: to instil knowledge (to tell people new things), to develop specific skills (to change their behaviour) and to help people to practise applying their learning. If your face-to-face sessions are trying to achieve all three of these goals, you could save time and costs by creating a different blend.


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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Flip, Flash, Study - 10 Free Flashcard Services for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Flip, Flash, Study - 10 Free Flashcard Services for Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This afternoon on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page someone asked me if I knew of any free tools for creating flashcards. This list is comprised of ten services chosen from the dozens of flashcard services that I've tried over the last seven years. The list is not arranged in any particular order other than the one in which these tools were pulled from my archives.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twelve Good Tools for Building End-of-year Review Activities

Free Technology for Teachers: Twelve Good Tools for Building End-of-year Review Activities | Serious Play | Scoop.it

 At this time of the year I start to get a lot of requests for suggestions for tools to create review activities. Here are twelve good options.

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Video-based review activities

Games-based review activities

Old, reliable flashcard activities

Quiz-based activities

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Skills Converged > Personal Impact Exercise: Just a Minute

Skills Converged > Personal Impact Exercise: Just a Minute | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This is technical exercise to practice public speaking. It is designed to focus a presenter’s mind on a specific goal when giving a speech so it is delivered without pause. The exercise also helps to avoid mental blocks or the dreadful feeling of suddenly not knowing what to say or how to continue.

The exercise is loosely based on “Just a Minute”, a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy and television panel game.

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Online Class Catalog | CreativeLive - Learn. Be Inspired.

Online Class Catalog | CreativeLive - Learn. Be Inspired. | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Browse the class catalog for the best online classes in photography, web & graphic design, business skills, and more. Buy a favorite class today.
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Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

Does Your Classroom Tell a Story? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
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"Do you have mystery objects that attract the curiosity of students, leading them to ask questions and that foster meaningful conversations? Is your classroom visually stimulating for the students?

Does it cultivate creativity, and more importantly, is it filled with objects, images and even props that help your students learn, even when they think they're not learning?"

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How to record a professional sounding voiceover

How to record a professional sounding voiceover | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The most effective scribes use a combination of voiceover and visuals for maximum impact. If you're thinking of recording your own voiceover, here's the advice from Sparkol's own sound experts.
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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How To Tackle Mistakes + Feedback Through Storytelling

How To Tackle Mistakes + Feedback Through Storytelling | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Whether it's the sandwich method of criticism, direct criticism, or persuasion methods, there are plenty of strategies you can use to convince someone to change their ways. Tell someone a relatable, convincing story to get them to see the consequences of their actions and change.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 21, 12:31 PM

This is a very quick article that connects directly with another post I curated today on Similar Stories and their use in sales.


This article by Tori Reid talks about how to talk about mistakes by sharing a Similar Story. The application in this case is to help someone change their behavior. Of course, it could apply to sales situations also. In the field of Folklore we would call these 'cautionary tales'.


Regardless, the point of this piece is how to offer criticism in indirect, yet powerful ways through storytelling. Reid shares 2 reasons why this works.


I wouldn't use this technique 100% of the time, but it is important to have in your storytelling tool box.

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How to use social media to enhance course learning

How to use social media to enhance course learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

John Brooker prompts the community's trainers, facilitators and change agents to think about how they might use social media to extend your message, post course or workshop

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Creating Visual Notes on an iPad with ProCreate

Creating Visual Notes on an iPad with ProCreate | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This morning I had my first opportunity to use the iPad app Procreate to create visual notes, or sketchnotes. I added my two new creations to a small but growing album on Flickr which I started a c...

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 14, 8:44 PM

Let your creative juices flow...here's a great app to doodle away at your next lecture or conference :-)

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27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015

27 Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015 | Serious Play | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some powerpoint alternatives that could help solve your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 9, 11:03 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to Justin Croxton.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 9, 1:56 PM

Awesome list, provides product links, descriptions, pros/cons and who the product is "perfect" for.

Selina Foong's curator insight, January 13, 1:32 AM

help solve your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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How to make training more commercially credible

How to make training more commercially credible | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Al Bird gives us some great advice on how to align your training proposition with financial business objectives. 

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Cram.com: Create and Share Online Flashcards

Cram.com: Create and Share Online Flashcards | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Create, study, print, share and download millions of flashcards. Cram.com makes studying easier!
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On Cram you can search through a database of more than 50 million online flashcards. 
If you cannot find the flashcards for you in the Cram database, you can create your own flashcards on an individual basis or in a group by importing a CSV file.

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