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Questimate!

Get Questimate! on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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How To Develop Your Signature Voice -- For Better Storytelling

How To Develop Your Signature Voice -- For Better Storytelling | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
People are drawn to and influenced by leaders who communicate authentically, easily and effectively. How do you become one of these leaders?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:26 PM

Here is a 60 minute podcast that is really great. I like how the speakers speak slowly but not too slow that you are bored. And the presentation isn't too fast that you are scrambling to take notes.


I curated this because all of us need to develop our signature voice. When you are authentically sharing your stories and connecting with your audience, that is what you are doing -- conveying your signature voice. This is distinct to you.


But what I really like about this podcast is that it focuses on your voice and how to develop it. In addition to the presenters defining 'signature voice', they also define executive presence, debunk a few myths about presence and leadership (like one size fits all), and they talk about specific communication strategies to develop your signature voice.


Better yet, the presenters (Amy Jen Su and Muriel Wilkins) give examples. Yahoo!


And what strikes me as I listed to this is that in coaching leaders in storytelling, we cover all that the presenters go over. Which means that every business, in mastering storytelling, is also mastering leadership and executive presence. And this is a good thing!


This podcast and accompanying slides -- even though they never mention storytelling -- is chock full of great info and tips that you will be able to put into practice. You will be a better storyteller and a better leader!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Please... No More PowerPoint Title Slides!

Please... No More PowerPoint Title Slides! | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

Christopher Gurrie: In 2008, a colleague and I set out to make it our mission to rid this world of bad PowerPoint presentations. Remember the consequences: every time you make a bad PowerPoint presentation -- God (all of them) kills a kitten.

Even if we can only influence one student at a time -- hopefully we are doing our part to make presentation land just a little bit better for our fellow audience members. After all, we're only on this Earth for a short while -- it shouldn't be spent sitting through boring presentations where the presenter reads to us from slides laden with too many words and not enough practice...


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Cecilia Di Felice's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:40 AM

too true

Saramesss's curator insight, July 28, 2013 9:58 AM

Por reuniones menos aburridas.

Sharon Miller's curator insight, July 28, 2013 8:58 PM

OMG! Kill a kitten? Much worse than killing a captive audience . . .

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7 Ways To Get More Out Of Twitter - Edudemic

7 Ways To Get More Out Of Twitter - Edudemic | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
So how do users of all skill levels get more out of Twitter? By using this simple visual guide I whipped up, of course!

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LifePractice PBL: It's about practicing real life, right now.

LifePractice PBL: It's about practicing real life, right now. | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

"If our schools are supposed to be preparing our children for the real world, why don't they look, act, and feel more like the real world than what they currently do?" ...a nice look at PBL for beginning and advanced teachers in K12.


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We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos]

We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos] | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:05 PM

If you want to put your personal brand in overdrive, learn how to develpp aps. Not as hard as you think and pays huge return. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Appification of Ecommerce
About a year ago I purchased a new MacBook Air. Seeing how my new laptop related to the world much like an iPad with apps and an app store was a revelation. Apps will rule the world. 

This trend is why we are all app builders now and these tutorials are a must view. The trend toward apps is more than you think. A few days ago I shared a Haiku Deck about the future of web design 3.0 (http://sco.lt/7r6zkf). 

 I missed the appification of everything. Apps, the widget-like shrinking of code to Lego blocks, form the core of mobile programming. Since mobile is taking over the smart move is to "appify" everything. 

This means thinking of websites as interconnected blocks responding to each other and our visitors in real time (as described in the deck). Best demonstration or analogy for this fluid app future is MIT's David Merrill explaining Siftable at TED http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html .

The way Siftables related to one another (they are aware other Siftables are present and have a desire to connect if code expressed as a toy can have desires) and link in order to create a sum is greater than the whole universe is a great way to think about the New Ecommerce. 

The new ecom is location agnostic (capable of converting anywhere at anytime and with the merest snippet of Siftable-like code), socially self aware (capable of pulling friends and their influencers into the equation) and appified (small Lego-like blocks snapped together to meet specific needs). 

Sometimes we will snap in the predictive analytics block sometimes we might now. Other times we will want the social share block other times not. Design, in this Siftables-like future, becomes a series of WHAT IF conditions and testing, always testing. 

Going to be fun and why it is a GOOD idea to become an app builder.   

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 2:51 PM

Creativity, creativity, creativity

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Top 10 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make

Top 10 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

This article explains the Top 10 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make and how to avoid them, most new bloggers don't even know they are making mistakes.....


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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Universal Design

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Universal Design | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Universal Design is written as a springboard, introducing universal design and its close cousin, accessibility.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:54 AM

Accessibility and UDL are where common sense and instructional design meet. 

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Litfy - Free Books

Litfy - Free Books | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, July 14, 2013 7:38 AM
Glad you found it of interest Sally! So many people don't have access to libraries and bookshops; being able to access e-publications is vital.
Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:30 PM
Will share with our 9th grade 1:1 teachers.
Lee Hall's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:56 PM

This goes past just the books, for example some of Mark Twain's speeches are available here.

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25 Most Popular Apps Used By Librarians | LibraryScienceList.com

25 Most Popular Apps Used By Librarians | LibraryScienceList.com | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 12, 2013 7:51 AM

Of course my FAV is Kindle, Right?  #TLChat #EdChat But, Srsly, great list!

 

Ps. sorry for the stutter re-scoop - forgot to add my hashtags! [facepalms]

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 13, 2013 5:13 PM

"Technology has made it even easier to get the most from libraries, and today there are numerous apps for your mobile device that can help librarians get the most from their days."

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:17 PM

Great list.

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Ambitious, low-income kids get lift from education nonprofit - MSNBC

Ambitious, low-income kids get lift from education nonprofit
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Computer Safety for Kids & Teens

Computer Safety for Kids & Teens | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

By Emma Kavanagh

 

The Internet provides us with an abundant amount of educational information, entertainment, and can connect us with people throughout the entire world. As wonderful as the Internet can be, it can also be a dangerous place for children and teens. When using the Internet, one must be careful about sharing any form of personal information because unfortunately the Internet can be a platform for cyber criminals to target kids, teens, and young adults. The most common types of criminals found on the web include (online predators), identity thieves, cyberbullies, and hackers. In order to protect your children and loved to the fullest extent one must take all the necessary precautions when using a computer.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:45 PM

Solid advice from writer Emma Kavanagh on Internet safety.  Article includes an extensive list of references!!

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10 apps for distraction-free, productive writing - AGBeat

10 apps for distraction-free, productive writing - AGBeat | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
A brief look at ten of the best distraction-free programs for writers and non-writers alike.

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This is awesome!

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Teresa Gibbons's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:26 AM

No one is immune to distractions. These apps look great.

Tricia Penner's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:27 AM

Love the idea recording app.

Sharon Bakar's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:30 AM

This could be very useful for my writing students ... and for me!

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.


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Chad Clark's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:41 PM

A “good tale well told” transcends the medium by which it is relayed.  Credit is due Naomi Alderman for saying as much, or rather writing as much in this brief but value-packed article.  (At one point she confesses to being an instructor of creative writing as well as digital media; her article resonates with familiarity of those two areas of expertise.)  For additional reading re: Immersion, I recommend Frank Rose’s The Art of Immersion.   As to “representing choice” – am I the only avid reader who as a kid tried to get into the Choose Your Own Adventure books but ultimately preferred my bound page to be more of “Calvinoesque”?  (And for the record, I still hate seeing the following words in a periodical: to continue reading, turn to page…) 

 

But with digital media the other shoe has fallen. 

 

In conclusion Alderman speaks to audience participation. I can’t help but think of The Rocky Horror Picture Show whenever I see those two words – audience and participation – together, but alas, I wish I could think Star Wars, Episode One.  You see just last night I watched a 12 minute video simply titled “What If Star Wars: Episode I" Was Good?” This video is one man’s take on how to make EpiOne better, er, um, good even.  Now I’m a huge Star Wars fan, having seen Episode IV: A New Hope when I was only 5.  I’m also a digital media guy myself – so says the University of Washington and after George Lucas destroyed my childhood with Episodes I, II, and III, one other digital media guy takes 12 minutes and tells a story that, well, that if made into a movie wouldn’t have bit the big dead Chihuahua. (Come on, EpiOne was really bad.) 

 

But with the world of Star Wars fans (nerds?) out there, don’t you think George, er, Mr. Lucas, could have made a better film if he’d have listened?  I think so – and so even with all the beautiful digital effects, it all comes down to a good tale well told and in this case, that needed audience participation.   

Jess Gronholm's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:23 PM

This is a great article about the future of storytelling. I love this point. "Art and science (or technology) are often imagined to be totally separate – but this is not, and never has been, true."

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:15 AM

Les évolutions technologiques - notamment les applications mobiles - et l'interaction avec les utilisateurs offrent de nouveaux terrains de jeu pour utiliser le storytelling comme un outil marketing

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Promoting Your Podcast With T-Shirts

http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/youtube Today I explain how promoting your podcast with t-shirts is a great way to get your name out there, but on demand t...

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Dead Simple Way To Tell Your Brand Story On Facebook | Ernest Barbaric

Dead Simple Way To Tell Your Brand Story On Facebook | Ernest Barbaric | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

"Maybe you already post on Facebook three times a week. Maybe you already boost posts to promote your content. But are you missing out on a simple way to share your brand story using the visual web, on the most popular social media network in existence today?

 

Someone at [retailer] TOMS took some time to backfill their Facebook timeline with these (and other) tidbits, outlining the story of founding and growth of their brand. Leaving a few simple breadcrumbs for the fans and the curious to follow."

 

Read the full article to find out:

- how you can add milestones to your organizations Facebook page

- best practices for Facebook milestones

- what brand milestones should you create

- Facebook brand storytelling examples


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Karen Dietz's comment, July 25, 2013 1:40 PM
Glad you like the article Omar!
Marie Ennis-O'Connor's curator insight, July 27, 2013 7:34 AM

Learning how to tell your story effectively is an essential skill for non-profit marketing

Karen Dietz's comment, August 2, 2013 7:47 PM
I couldn't agree more Marie! I keep learning all the time how to keep practicing the craft of storytelling :)
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Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration

Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
Project-based learning can provide an intentional and effective opportunity to integrate the arts across disciplines and curriculum. While valuable as a stand-alone discipline, arts education can be

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Ginger Lewman's curator insight, April 10, 2013 9:18 AM

This is why nearly all of our LifePractice PBL projects have a hands-on building aspect to the work. And everything takes elements of design.

 

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Scholarship Help

Our scholarship guide can show you how to apply for & win college scholarships. Free; no registration. Start applying today!

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Luda's curator insight, March 19, 2013 10:59 AM

My Thoughts about Scholarship Help:

It is so full of all the "how-to's" for the graduating seniors or brand new college students. On this website, there is a description of every program that would offer any type of scholarship. Scholarship Help is a great site to begin your research for scholarships. I was really excited when I came upon this site. It gave great detail about what I have to do to be successful with my scholarship applications. I know that when I apply for scholarships I will be referring to this site several times. It is a great resource for me to utilize and to better understand scholarships all around. Now I am more excited about filling out those scholarships because I know that I have a chance of receiving money for college!

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How to be a Blogger? | How to start a Blog? | How to write a Blog?

How to be a Blogger? | How to start a Blog? | How to write a Blog? | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
How to be a Blogger? Questions ans answers. How to start a Blog?, How to write a Blog?, Where to start a blog?, etc. Blogger tips and free video tutorials.

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
Additionally, using Scoop.it will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.

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cutesqualid's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:44 AM

great work

gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:05 PM

SO true! This is my FAV new Curation tool....well, add Scoopit to MentorMob & you have a dynamic duo!

Freek Kraak's comment, August 26, 2013 9:23 AM
Lees het op teachtought.com!
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Universal Design

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Universal Design | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Universal Design is written as a springboard, introducing universal design and its close cousin, accessibility.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:54 AM

Accessibility and UDL are where common sense and instructional design meet. 

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Interactive Video: 3 Cool Tools For Brand Storytellers To Consider

Interactive Video: 3 Cool Tools For Brand Storytellers To Consider | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 11, 2013 2:21 PM

Ever heard of interactive video for sharing your stories? Me neither until colleague Omar Kattan wrote this post! I was checking out his blog today and discovered this piece from a few months ago.


In the article Omar explains the 3 different interactive video tools and gives insights into their functionality. Just imagine sharing one of your biz stories and also having your listeners interact with the video while they are viewing it. So cool!


In the chapter I'm writing on moving stories into different media for the book Business Storyteiiing for Dummies, I make the point that video is somewhat passive in its consumption compared to the co-created experience of face-to-face storytelling. Looks like I'm going to have to go back and amend that section to include these new tools!


With these three tools you will only be limited by your creativity with these new ways to share biz stories. I look forward to you sharing your stories in this new format.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it

The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.


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This framework is the key to effectively and prophetically transforming our educartional system into a incubator that produces children who gain all the skills, knowledge and innovation they need to compete as successful leaders in our fast moving, ever changing global context.

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Nalya Ovshieva's comment, June 27, 2013 6:04 AM
The overview of 21st Century Learning focuses on student mastery of 21st century skills indispensable to succeeding in work and life in the 21st century.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:48 PM

This is an excellent summary of 21st Century learning!

Selin Gelinci's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:40 AM

This is a useful resource as  it explores further into the framework for the 21st century learning. It combines a discrete focus on the outcomes, specific skillsa and content knowledge that should be gained through the learning program. The diagram helps understanding further into the support system and how it all collaborates. This is benefical to me as a future teacher as it gives me a clear understanding of how i can manage my time effectively and make sure i am always covering aspects that are relevant to the 21st century learning.

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Apple - Education - Learning in Action - See how Apple is connecting teachers and students in learning

Apple - Education - Learning in Action - See how Apple is connecting teachers and students in learning | Technology and Innovation in Education | Scoop.it
Documents and video tutorials to help teachers, administrators, and IT professionals work with Apple products.

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