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Asana · Product Tour

Asana · Product Tour | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
From simple to-do lists, to complex projects and workflows, Asana can handle any kind of work. Center your team’s communication on tasks, not emails.
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Bvckup 2 | Simple fast backup

Bvckup 2 | Simple fast backup | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Simple fast real-time backup for Windows
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very good backup program - simple and fast

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Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Hotel Wi-Fi Sucks: Create Your Own Hotspot Using the Room's Ethernet Connection | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Instead of dealing with spotty Wi-Fi connections and speeds that resemble early '90s dialup, use the hotel's ethernet connection.
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Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Why evaluate Web pages (many examples of good and bad pages, Checklist for evaluating, Techniques for finding out who is responsible, who owns the domain name
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Social Media Update 2013 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice
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How to Screencast using CamStudio, Audacity, and VirtualDub

How to Screencast using CamStudio, Audacity, and VirtualDub | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
There are lots of commercial screencasting products out there. Without linking to any of them in particular, most cost anywhere from $40 to upwards of hundreds of dollars depending on the company a...
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Twitter Fan Wiki / Hashtags

Twitter Fan Wiki / Hashtags | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
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Recording Your PowerPoint Presentations With Camtasia

Recording Your PowerPoint Presentations With Camtasia | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Blog post on Barry Wells' Blog: When it comes to recording your PowerPoint Presentations, or videos in general for that matter, there are quite a few choices of software to[..]
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Make Twitter Lists, Not War

Make Twitter Lists, Not War | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Balance your relationships on Twitter effectively by using Twitter Lists.
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Add Sound / Music to a PDF

Add Sound / Music to a PDF | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Learn how to add sound/music to a PDF.
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Improving Higher Education Using Social Media - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Improving Higher Education Using Social Media - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Studies have concluded that social engagement can benefit retention efforts, and schools and teachers are successfully pursuing this tactic with the help of social media applications.
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The potential for social engagement to play a role in increasing student retention is frequently cited in many scholarly articles and books. A recent Whitepaper on “The Social Side of Student Retention ” provides a variety of studies that have found “student-peer culture to be a key predictor in a range of education outcomes including persistence rates, and commitment to the institution”

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How to Count Cells with COUNTA

How to Count Cells with COUNTA | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Excel's COUNTA function is a great way to count non-blank cells in your spreadsheets. We'll show you how to use this simple but useful function.
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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from ALL video sites, Free! | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.
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KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 4, 2:12 PM

Works via computer, not ipads or phones.

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edshelf | Reviews & recommendations of tools for education

edshelf | Reviews & recommendations of tools for education | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Edtech and education app reviews and recommendations. Find the right teaching and learning tools for your needs.
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Facebook's top 10 hidden features - Telegraph

Facebook's top 10 hidden features - Telegraph | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Even if you check Facebook daily, you may not have picked up on a few of the social network's less well-known features. Here are 10 of the best Facebook features you've been missing out on.
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Lydia Brown's curator insight, January 31, 4:38 PM

I love finding and learning new thinks about Facebook. Hope you enjoy this article I found on Scoopit

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THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Google Literacy Lesson Plans--Way Beyond ‘Just Google It’

We should teach students how to search both Google and databases effectively. Nothing new here. But Google's Literacy Lesson Plans released in May 2012 are something new.
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lots of great info on this site - just found it today

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Twitter Illiterate? Mastering the @BC’s

Twitter Illiterate? Mastering the @BC’s | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Only about 18 percent of American Internet users are active on Twitter, so here are some tips if you’re still new to the microblogging service.
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10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!
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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec

Via Baiba Svenca
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good presentation with great video tips embedded

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 11:28 PM

Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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How to Retweet: A Simple Guide

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Record a PowerPoint Presentation

Record a PowerPoint Presentation | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
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TeamViewer – Access your computer remotely and share your desktop with friends – it’s free!

TeamViewer – Access your computer remotely and share your desktop with friends – it’s free! | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Remote Control any computer within seconds as if you were sitting right in front of it and host online meetings and presentations easily over the internet. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!
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Transcribe audio from interviews

Transcribe audio from interviews | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
A free HTML5 app to take the pain out of transcribing interviews. Useful for journalists, academics and anyone else transcribing audio. And it's open source, too.

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Emma Lozano's curator insight, February 10, 2:47 PM

Herramienta para transcribir vídeos y audio.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 26, 1:28 PM

Indispensable et fabuleux pour faciliter les interviews .

Les plans de relève lors de départs en retraite s'en trouvent facilités.

Eva Lacroix's curator insight, March 12, 1:28 PM

Un outil permettant de réaliser assez rapidement et de façon très simple des transcriptions. Je ne sais pas si c'est limité en durée / poids, mais aussi bien l'audio que la vidéo semble fonctionner. Génial quoi !

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Showing or Hiding Activity Updates About You

LinkedIn Help Center - Showing or Hiding Activity Updates About You - How do I control the updates I broadcast about myself?
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beware - even slightly editing your profile triggers a "congratulations on your new job" message to go out to all your followers. My supervisors  did not appreciate seeing this since I didn't have a new job! 

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