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Tune in for tips on writing

Tune in for tips on writing | Technology | Scoop.it
  Hugh Howey is our guest tonight for our APE author interview series. We’ll be hosting the Google+ Hangout on Air on May 1, 2013 at 4 pm PT, 7 pm ET.  RSVP to the Google+ event here! It will ...
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Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Technology | Scoop.it

This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.


Via Guillaume Decugis, Two Pens
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This is probably my source of communication.  I'm glad it's not dead.  There are some benefits.

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Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 9, 2013 3:19 PM
Yes, Kathy and Paul, I have finally relented and am growing an "email" list with MailChimp. Doing everything through Social Media alone was just not working for me. Thanks for your comments. Here is a link to my website: http://crazydreamersdo.com if you care to visit. That would be nice :) Thank you for your comments
Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, June 9, 2013 3:57 PM
Thank you, Susan Daniels, for your insight. It was interesting.
Kathy Lenard's comment, June 9, 2013 4:55 PM
Thank you for your comments Susan, Paul and Minna. I will visit your website Susan Daniels.
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Dictionaries Can Now Read Us - CBS Philly

Dictionaries Can Now Read Us - CBS Philly | Technology | Scoop.it
Peter Sokolowski, editor for Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, monitors what visitors are looking up as they’re doing it.

Via Charles Tiayon
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Lexicographers do field research.  This person is monitors what you are looking up, which is how they know the most looked up word in the English Language.

 

Access entire article at:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/dictionaries-can-now-read-us/

 

More information at:

http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-Digital-Era-Our/137719/

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English Writing Skills 1: Sentence Punctuation and Contractions

English Writing Skills1 Topics: Sentence Punctuation (using capital letters, periods, question marks, exclamation opints) Contractions (using apostrophes) ST...

Via Charles Tiayon
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Does this sound familiar?  Answer from me...YES.  This video address some of our questions which will be helpful as we write an email or essay.

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Publish Me Instanly | An Online Publishing Service

Publish Me Instanly | An Online Publishing Service | Technology | Scoop.it
Do you write a #blog? Want to get #paid for all the #writing? http://t.co/XC4kVPD1P9
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My blog isn't all that exciting.  However, if you have a blog, this is information that may be of interest to you.

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5 Weird Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing [Infographic]

5 Weird Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing [Infographic] | Technology | Scoop.it
Need a brainstorming boost to get started on that writing project you added to your list of New Year's resolutions?  Check out this debut DIY Writing infographic for a few out-of-the-ordinary activ...
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10 Free Tools to Create Infographics

10 Free Tools to Create Infographics | Technology | Scoop.it
Infographics are fun, creative, data-visualization tools that can help businesses express facts and statistics about their products, markets, and services. They can spread quickly if well done — shared across ...

http://www.easel.ly/

http://www.infogr.am/

http://www.charts.hohli.com

http://d3js.org/

http://medialoot.com/item/vector-infographic-kit/

http://www.gimp.org/

http://piktochart.com/

http://www.google.com/fusiontables/Home/

http://www.iconarchive.com/

http://www.data360.org/index.aspx

 


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I like facts and statistics.  Infographic uses graphs and data to present information in an understandable format.  These tools can help.

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Better than Text

Better than Text | Technology | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...

Via Dr Peter Carey
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This article "20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics" has some great information for helping anyone create an inforgraphic.  I was just introduced to Infographics and I like how the message is displayed, better than text.  If you like to create infographic or just starting to creat infographics, these tools will help.

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The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters

The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters | Technology | Scoop.it
Twitter is becoming the new job board, and it is also becoming the new résumé. Some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, while job seekers are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.

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Two Pens's curator insight, April 16, 2013 1:00 PM

We teach people how to write a CV style profile in our Writing for Social Media class first; otherwise, the rest is noise on social media when people don't know who you are or why they should cae.

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Send a voice recording as an email with highlighted feedback for writing


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The message for students for the remainder of the school year and in the future is to practice good listening skills.

The message for students for the remainder of the school year and in the future is to practice good listening skills. | Technology | Scoop.it

One of the greatest skills to possess is to have extremely good listening skills. Persons who develop good listening skills are usually successful people. An active listener normally focuses on the message being conveyed and processes the information with great understanding.

The idea is to gain clarity for the sake of not just understanding, but also to pitch an appropriate response. This is very important for anyone who is trying to learn new concepts. The acquisition of listening skills has tremendous benefits in the classroom.

Students who engage in conversation while the teacher is in full instruction mode will lose the message if they are not participating in active listening. Students should be thoroughly engrossed in classroom instructions without any distractions or interruptions. This is so important for students to learn and retain information. Good listening skills can help with concentration, which means the message will not be distorted. When listening exercises are practiced, there is continuity, and the flow of information is connected.


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Good listening skills will help clarity the message, which makes for better understanding and yields good results.

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Test prep & review

Test prep & review | Technology | Scoop.it
Ten pages of lessons and instructions to guide students through the critical lens essay which is the only full length essay on the NYS English Regents exam. (Count down to NYS English Regents exam.
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Test prep is crucial, no matter what the topic. This information can guide you through this essay on the NYS Regents exam.  Nothing to lose and everything to gain...

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Writing Tips for Those Who Hate Writing

Writing Tips for Those Who Hate Writing | Technology | Scoop.it
It’s bound to happen: that moment when you hate writing. You’re a ball of stress just thinking about that research paper, fifth chapter, and marketing report that’s not writing itself. How do you s...
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SEO Writing Tip - How To Avoid STOP Words

SEO Writing Tip - How To Avoid STOP Words | Technology | Scoop.it

Better SEO Writing

Just Scooped a great #infographic about SEO Writing that didn't mention some of my favorite tips or anything about "stop words" so I added 5 tips to the Scoop and wrote a quick ScentTrail Marketing post about Stop Words:

15 SEO Writing Tips (10 Infographic, 5 from me)

SEO Writing - Eliminate Stop Words (ScentTrail Marketing)

 

There is great news about the elimination of stop words. When you tune your writing to use shorter sentences, smaller paragraphs and reduces stop words your copy reads faster and so becomes more engaging. Win Win.

 

 


Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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I sometime write long sentences; so when I saw these tips about the elimination of STOP words, I had to Scoop this.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 2, 2013 7:36 AM
Thanks for the Rescoop Kathy. Shortening your sentences, more Hemingway than Faulkner, can have positive impacts on SEO and visitor engagement. Marty
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The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it

Posters are great educational tools to use with your students. Their importance stems from the fact that they present information, facts, and data not only in a visually attractive way but also
recommended : The Best Free Web Tools to Create Educational Infographics.


Via Ariana Amorim
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These posters are probably more like infographics except that they are smaller and neater.

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The Best Free Software of 2012

The Best Free Software of 2012 | Technology | Scoop.it
It's the fifth year of PCMag's look at the best stuff you don't have to pay for, and it's our biggest list of great free software yet. (#Linux #Android #Technology The Best Free #Software.
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We are always looking for a bargain.  So here it is.  This is a selection of free software that you can browse through, which will probably be of use to you.

 

See this link for the entire article:

www.pcmag.com                           

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