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Omeka

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Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its five-minute setup makes launching an online archive or exhibition as easy as launching a blog.

John Dalziel's insight:

Omeka is a powerful content management system specifically designed for creating scholarly collections of...
   - textual,
   - audio, and
   - visual resources.
At the time of posting this, the new release of Omeka improves both accessibility and usability;
Omeka is already easy to use, but the new enhancements make for a better workflow.
If you have never used or heard of Omeka, check out the Omeka showcase < http://omeka.org/showcase/ > to see projects built using Omeka, or try the Omeka Sandbox...

< http://omeka.org/codex/Try_Omeka_Before_Installing >

...for a sample installation.
If visitors like what they see, they can download Omeka and a large number of add-ons from the Omeka website. If they do not want to host their own installation, Omeka.net—a hosted version with free and paid payment plans—provides an alternative.

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Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. | technologies | Scoop.it
Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.
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Timeline JS is an open source timeline creation tool. Timeline JS supports inclusion of image and videos in the events on the timelines that practitioners, and/or learners create.
To create a timeline through Timeline JS users first create a Google Spreadsheet using a template provided. After creating the spreadsheet users publish it to the web and insert its URL into the Timeline JS generator. The last step is grabbing the embed code from Timeline JS and embedding the resulting timeline into a blog or website or other web presence. Find out more by watching https://www.youtube.com/embed/vAWbm4gF9lU ;

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Kleinspiration: Web 2.0 e-Publishing Tools: A Quick Guide

Kleinspiration: Web 2.0 e-Publishing Tools: A Quick Guide | technologies | Scoop.it
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There are a lot of great publishing tools out there today, and many can save individuals a lot of time. Publishing electronically can be easy and affordable for practitioners and learners alike.
This post provides a downloadable resource that looks at...
SCRIBD
ISSUU
YOUBLISHER
CALAMEO
MYEBOOK
FLIPSNACK
YUDUFREE
DOCSTOC
WOBOOK and
SLIDESHARE

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Anthony Lafeuillee's curator insight, March 6, 10:40 AM

Who doesn't want a free Quick Guide.

sajeda omar's curator insight, March 13, 1:15 PM

this talks about a good and advance way to store information for teachers electronically. its more efficient and it is an easy guide for beginners. 

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Pen - Simple Online Publishing

Pen.io is a fast way to publish content online
It takes just seconds to create a page and start adding content. With Pen.io, you can create a page and set and forget.
http://acljohn.pen.io/
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Publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | technologies | Scoop.it
Authors can prepare, publish and promote textbooks and other educational content in Kindle Stores for free, reaching millions of readers worldwide.
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Prepare, publish and promote textbooks and educational content in Kindle Stores, and reach millions of learners worldwide.
Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps practitioners convert PDFs of their...
   - textbooks,
   - course notes,
   - study guides and
   - other educational content
...that includes complex visual information like...
   - charts,
   - graphs and
   - equations
...into Kindle books.
Books created through Kindle Textbook Creator take advantage of features that enhance a student’s learning experience such as
   - dictionary look-up,
   - notebook,
   - highlighting and
   - flashcards.
Plus, preview the resulting book across all supported devices.
Currently this tool is available in English only.

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Lucidpress

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Lucidpress is a web-based, drag and drop layout and design application.
An application that can help practitioners and learners create both beautiful print and digital documents.
Simpler than Adobe InDesign.

At the time of curating this, because Lucidpress is still in beta mode, users have access to all the premium features for free!
With Lucidpress users can...
- create stunning documents; Lucidpress have eliminated the frustration of traditional design and layout tools
— make flyers, brochures, newsletters, magazines, and photobooks.
- quickly create digital documents for viewing on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
- free themselves from the bounds of the printed page with scrolling areas, and engage audiences with videos, galleries, and interactivity.
- collaborate with anyone via any browser, anywhere. including live chat, document presence, and commenting,
- Receive feedback from colaborators directly on the document.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:13 PM

This is the web site "Lucidpress" . It is worth checking out and mentioning to your art students.

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How To Make Your Own eBooks And Publish Them On Amazon

How To Make Your Own eBooks And Publish Them On Amazon | technologies | Scoop.it

Ever wondered if it would be possible to make money from the worksheets / resources / etc., you've created?

 

I’m sure that more than a few practitioners have a half-written book or useful guide that they’ve put together, to help their students learn something.

 

Selling it as an eBook on Amazon would, at least, gain some exposure.

 

The idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might imagine.

 

The process of getting it into Amazon as an eBook isn’t that onerous.

 

This post take readers through the basic steps. It’s that easy!

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