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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

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Fatima Formariz's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:41 PM

Refining research by choosing best fitting search engines..

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 20, 2014 12:58 AM

This is an excellent resource!

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9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers  from Social Worker Success  #dailysswscoop

9 Life Lessons From Prince For Social Workers  from Social Worker Success  #dailysswscoop | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
I’ve been a little obsessive this week. This is apparently how I mourn when one of my favorite musicians of all time dies: I listen to their music. On repeat. Nonstop.  Four Year Old Daughter: Daddy, is that a Prince song…again? Me: Yes, sweetie, Daddy needs to listen to “Sometimes It Snows In April” one more …
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This is an interesting tribute to Prince with life lessons that we could all learn from.
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School Health and Policies Survey

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I am not sure how to use this data, but I believe it is worth keeping.
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Why The Shape Of A Company's Logo Matters

Why The Shape Of A Company's Logo Matters | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.
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This is interesting... How might this affect the work of students?

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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

As I've mentioned in the past, Tom Richey produces great instructional videos for students taking AP US History, World History, and Government courses. Recently, I learned that he's also publishing many of the PowerPoint presentations that appear in his videos. From his PowerPoint page you can download any of Tom's dozens of presentations on US History, European History, or World History. Tom also offers a couple of presentations on US Government.

Google Chrome users who have the Google Slides app installed can quickly open all of Tom's PowerPoints directly in their browsers then save the slides in their Google Drive accounts. People who don't use Chrome or Google Drive can simply download the original PowerPoint files from Tom's website.

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This is for reference for my own kids!

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Seven Keys to Effective Delegation

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Seven Keys to Effective Delegation
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I wonder if these principles could be applied to team meetings and good Child Study Teams in schools.  Many times people come together in a meeting with no clear agenda or purpose.  

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This week's School Social Work Scoops: Social Skills and Technology #25SELAPPs

This week's School Social Work Scoops: Social Skills and Technology  #25SELAPPs | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

When fully functional this Blog will have information, ideas, activities and resources related to the field of school social work. It will feature curated content that I have found through the my experiences of being a school social work consultant at Oakland Schools and a webmaster for the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

The plan is to send this BLOG out once a week highlighting a specific collection or two.    The site should be fully up by January, but please feel free to look around now. 

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Find this past week I-pad  recommendations for SEL on SSW Scoops!  #25SELAPPs

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How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website [Quick Tip]

How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website [Quick Tip] | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily embed Pinterest boards in a blog post or web page.
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Didn't know this could be done.  Sounds awesome. 

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My Workflow For Development

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Some interesting tips for using Powerpoint and setting up a presentation. 

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Donors.org with Matching Funds for Teachers

Donors.org with Matching Funds for Teachers | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

Did you know that teachers spend an average of $485 of their own money every year for their classrooms?

This year, let’s help teachers get what they need for their students without dipping into their own pockets.

For just one day, when you donate to any classroom project on DonorsChoose.org, we'll double your impact with a match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Click "Get started" to find a project that inspires you, and your donation will be doubled. Enter your zip code if you'd like to see projects in your area.

The JUMPSTART code will match donations to classroom projects made via credit card, Amazon Payments, Google Wallet, or PayPal, up to $1,000 per donor. Purchases of gift cards or credits will not be matched. How promo codes work.

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This is a good opportunity to support education projects that you care about. 

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How social networks make us smarter | Alex 'Sandy' Pentland | TEDxBeaconStreet | Big Data

Big Data and Social Physics Understanding big data, how to use it to improve companies, cities, and government, and best-practice for privacy.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Physics

 


Via Gust MEES
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How do we get people connecting with each other?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 18, 2015 8:07 PM

Big Data and Social Physics Understanding big data, how to use it to improve companies, cities, and government, and best-practice for privacy.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Physics


Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 23, 2015 9:46 PM

insight: Sandy (Alex) Pentland is one of my favorite professors. His work on non verbal communication is very interesting. His articles and videos are listed here on his website: http://web.media.mit.edu/~sandy/

 

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MailChimp for Bloggers | MailChimp

MailChimp for Bloggers | MailChimp | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Tips and tutorials designed to help bloggers and publishers engage their audience and get the most out of email marketing.
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Looking at using this in conjunction with a blogger page to debut in January.  Has anyone used Mailchimp for blogging with blogger?  How well did it work?

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Camp Cutthroat Canteen: Trail Mix 'n' Match — INFOGRAPHIC | FN Dish – Food Network Blog

Camp Cutthroat Canteen: Trail Mix 'n' Match — INFOGRAPHIC | FN Dish – Food Network Blog | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Select your favorites among the sweet and savory items, then mix them up for an on-the-go snack inspired by Camp Cutthroat.
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Some great creative ideas for trail mix.

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1000 Life Hacks - Useful DIY Projects and How To ideas 

1000 Life Hacks - Useful DIY Projects and How To ideas  | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Best 1000 life hacks ever. Real life hacks for everyday living, including useful DIY ideas and how to ideas
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This website offers many tips on life, technology and more.  Thanks @iWebU. 
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A Counselor's Story of Falling Behind in Writing Notes

A Counselor's Story of Falling Behind in Writing Notes | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

Let me tell you a story, the story of the typical therapist who comes to me
saying they are behind in notes and desperate for help... 

We'll call our imaginary therapist Dorothy. Dorothy has been licensed for
about two years and started her own private practice shortly after getting
licensed. Before that she had a supervisor who would check in with her
about clinical things and periodically about paperwork- just making sure it
was done.

But now that Dorothy is the Owner of Oz Counseling she has a lot of other
things on her mind besides client care and documentation... she attends
networking events regularly with the hopes of growing her connections,
makes sure to answer phone calls from potential clients, does her
bookkeeping (as regularly as she can), decorates her office, works on her
website ("that new picture will hopefully make a difference this time") and
does about a hundred other things that take up time!

Ultimately, being a good therapist is what's most important to Dorothy.
She's good at it and her practice is slowly growing as a result. But all
the demands on her time have impacted one thing pretty significantly. She
is getting behind in her notes.

Dorothy would never just NOT write notes so she does what lots of other
therapists do but never talk about- she jots down quick notes to herself
between or during sessions. 

These are just little notes on a steno pad but they remind her what was
talked about in the session. Then she can go back and write the full note
when she has time... tomorrow... or this weekend... or next week...

The pattern continues until Dorothy has about six months of notes on her
steno pad and none in her client files. Now the task of writing those notes
feels very overwhelming. She feels a sense of guilt and regret when
continuing to take her quick notes on the steno pad.

But what other option does she have? She's so behind at this point. Better
to have something than nothing, right? At least when she's able to finally
sit down and write those notes it will go pretty smoothly because she has a
backup. 

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This  feels like a sales-pitch.  But there are four free videos that might help change your mindset to paperwork in your clinical (and possibly school) practice. 

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8 Tips for Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas when Working with Couples - Ethics 8 Series - Ethics Resources and Professional Literature

8 Tips for Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas when Working with Couples - Ethics 8 Series - Ethics Resources and Professional Literature | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world
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Good reference guide.

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Have a Practice Question? Post it to the MASSW Michigan Matters' Member Forum

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This MASSWMI.ORG Webtips sheet has just been posted.  The MASSW Michigan Matters Forum is a great, confidential place to have practice questions answered.  Post something today! (You must sign in to your account first.)

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Download the Complete Toolbox - EOS Worldwide

Download the Complete Toolbox - EOS Worldwide | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
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Recommended by a colleague to look at how they conductmeetings.

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Check out School Social Work Scoops (under construction)

Check out School Social Work Scoops (under construction) | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it

When fully functional this Blog will have information, ideas, activities and resources related to the field of school social work. It will feature curated content that I have found through the my experiences of being a school social work consultant at Oakland Schools and a webmaster for the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

The plan is to send this BLOG out once a week highlighting a specific collection or two.    The site should be fully up by January, but please feel free to look around now. 

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I am working on a new professional blog that features information, ideas, activities & resources. As a consultant, I find many excellent websites and blogs.  Now I am curating them into one place.  While not done yet, please feel free to "walk through" and check back later for progress.  You can sign up to receive blog postings beginning in January.

 

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31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed

31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Who needs an iPad when you've got a cardboard box?

Via John Evans
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No doubt about it.  This is just some pretty cool stuff. It will put a smile on your face and get the creative juices going. 

 

Could one of these projects be used with a group of kids?  Could older ones build for younger ones?

 

@oaklandssw

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 30, 2015 6:59 PM

#DIY #MAKE #Education #Classroom #ContentMarketing #DigitalMarketing

Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 2015 8:42 AM

Idee da realizzare con uno scatolone

Supartois Université d'Artois's curator insight, August 31, 2015 8:53 AM

Interessant pour les parents et les profs de primaire :)

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Money: What Rich Social Workers Do To Make More - Social Work Helper

Money: What Rich Social Workers Do To Make More - Social Work Helper | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Ask any random social worker on the street what the number one complaint in social work is and they'll say it's the money (or, rather, the lack thereof). This is not a new complaint and not likely one to go away in the next several years. Social work...
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Some interesting things to think about as we talk about taking on a second or third job to make ends meet.

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THE VOID | The Vision of Infinite Dimensions

THE VOID | The Vision of Infinite Dimensions | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
At THE VOID you will walk into new dimensions and experience worlds without limits. The Future of Entertainment exploring with Virtual Reality.
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This is just a cool thing.  And a little scary???

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How We Really Make Decisions (According to Research)

How We Really Make Decisions (According to Research) | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Note: We’re expanding the topics we’re covering on AdEspresso. From now on you can expect us talking not only about Facebook ads but also discuss other topics you are hugely interested in. The first of them is conversion rate optimization. And to kick it off we decided to look at some traits of human behavior …
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I think I am going to become more mindful of decisions in the future.  Based on this, it seems easy to get into things we really don't want or need.

 

 

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Which CPM ad Network to Use for a Relatively New Blog | Tips and Tricks HQ

Which CPM ad Network to Use for a Relatively New Blog | Tips and Tricks HQ | Things and Stuff | Scoop.it
Which CPM ad Network to Use for a Relatively New Blog. One of my readers asked me the following question regarding CPM ad network and I thought I would write an
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While an older BLOG posting, it gives some nice summaries.  

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