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Eyercize - Speed Read & increase your reading comprehension

Learn Speed reading by actually doing it. Speed read online content with our bookmarklet.

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Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, February 1, 2013 9:48 AM

So important to know new tools related to this matter!Tks!

Media&Learning's curator insight, February 18, 2013 4:55 AM

A website for free exercises to improve your reading speed and understanding abilities

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educational-origami - A Wiki about 21st Century Teaching and Learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:09 PM

This is worth following and using as a resource. There is a lot in it and it will take some poking around to even begin to get my head around it.

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5 Reasons Why Infographics Are Important To Your Blog

5 Reasons Why Infographics Are Important To Your Blog | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
If you have a blog, incorporating infographics is an absolute must. Not only will the use of infographics help to elevate your blog’s ranking on search engines, but they will also make your blog more engaging.
They also have the potential to help you gain more readers and subscribers, and they can help you get your point across much more effectively than plain text...

(Read the complete article for 5 reasons why you should consider infographics in social media and blogging)
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Teaching English with Technology

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Teaching English with Technology is an EdTechTeacher resource created for K-12 English and language arts teachers to incorporate technology into their courses.

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lymari's curator insight, January 3, 2013 11:30 AM

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Foreign Language Vocabulary, Grammar, and Readings

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This project is sponsored by Language Guide, a non-profit organization. It aims to develop three types of resources.


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RefSeek - Academic Search Engine

Academic search engine for students and researchers. Locates relevant academic search results from web pages, books, encyclopedias, and journals.
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30個のウィキペディアTips であなたもウィキペディアマスター★ - NAVER まとめ

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身近なwikipediaの見落としがちな使い方などを見て行きます。あくまでwikipediaを読む上でのTIPSであって編集関連については全く触れていませんのであしからず。

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自作の宣伝です。
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動画を見るまで我慢できる時間は2秒

あるAnonymous Coward 曰く、マサチューセッツ大学アマースト校とAkamai Technologiesが実施した調査によると、オンライン動画の再生開始までに2秒以上かかると視聴をやめるユーザーが急速に増加するそうだ(論文: PDF、 CNN.comの記事、 GIGAOMの記事、 CNN.co.jpの記事)。 調査はAkamaiのストリーミングネットワークで10日以上かけて実施され、10万2千本の動画について670万人のユニークユーザーによる2,300万回以上の再生を分析したもの。調査結果によると再生操作をしてから2秒以上経過すると1秒ごとに平均5.8%のユーザーが離れていき、10秒後には40%が視聴をやめてしまったという。ただし、ユーザーが我慢できる時間は動画の長さによって異なり、時間の短いニュース動画よりも時間の長いテレビ番組などの方が再生開始の遅延によってユーザーが離れる率は低かったとのこと。また、視聴をあきらめたユーザーが1週間以内に同じサイトに戻ってくる率は、正常に再生できたユーザーよりも2%低かったそうだ。...
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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms - You Brand, Inc.

The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms - You Brand, Inc. | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
Business Taken to a New Level...

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Big Data Right Now: 5 Open Source Technologies

Big Data Right Now: 5 Open Source Technologies | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it

Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012.
But here’s where it gets interesting.

Those initial investments will in turn trigger a domino effect of upgrades and new initiatives that are valued at $34 billion for 2013- over a 5 year period, spend is estimated at $232 billion. What we’re seeing right now is only the tip of a gigantic iceberg.

 

Read the original article for a closer 'look at five new technologies that are shaking things up in Big Data- the newest class of tools that you can’t afford to overlook...'


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ローマ法王、ツイッターで定期発信へ

ローマ法王、ツイッターで定期発信へ | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
バチカンのローマ法王庁は9日、法王のベネディクト16世が年内にも簡易ブログのツイッターで公式アカウントを持ち、ツイートを発信すると発表した。...
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米、2017年までに世界最大の産油国に=IEA

[ロンドン 12日 ロイター] 国際エネルギー機関(IEA)は12日、世界のエネルギー見通しに関する報告書を公表し、非在来型シェールガス開発などを背景に、米国が2017年までにサウジアラビアを抜き、世界最大の産油国になるとの見方を示した。米国の石油生産量は2015年までに日量1000万バレル程度に増...
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Autism Linked to Fever, Flu in Pregnant Women

A new study finds a link between illness during pregnancy and autism, but experts are already urging caution when interpreting the results.
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Shaping Tech for the Classroom - by Marc Prensky

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Credit: Bill Duke

The biggest question about technology and schools in the 21st century is not so much "What can it do?" but, rather, "When will it get to do it?

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Bored Japanese trucker gets kicks from Syria war tourism

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ALEPPO, Syria —

Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto was bored with his humdrum job, a daily run from Osaka to Tokyo or Nagasaki hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water or even chocolate.

Yet while the stocky, bearded 45-year-old could spend his free time getting a jolt of adrenaline by bungee-jumping or shark hunting, he has put his life on the line in a most unusual way.

He’s become a war tourist.

Fujimoto’s passion has taken him from the dull routine of the highway to Syria, where as part of his latest adventure in the Middle East’s hot spots, he shoots photos and video while dodging bullets with zest.

He was in Yemen last year during demonstrations at the U.S. embassy and in Cairo a year earlier, during the heady days that followed the ouster of longtime president Hosni Mubarak. Later this year, he plans to hook up with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

But for the moment, he is wrapping up a week’s tour of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, which for going on six months has been one of the hottest spots in a conflict that has cost more than 60,000 lives, according to U.N. figures.

He already spent two weeks in the war-torn country at the end of 2011, taking advantage of a tourist visa, but this time he has entered the country clandestinely from Turkey.

Dressed in a Japanese army fatigues and armed with two cameras and a video camera—Japanese, of course—Fujimoto heads for whatever frontline he can every morning to document the ongoing destruction of Syria’s second city and one-time commercial capital.

Fujimoto, who doesn’t speak English, much less Arabic, has picked up a few words, such as “dangerous” and “front line.”

The only way to interview him was to make use of Google Translate.

“I always go by myself, because no tour guide wants to go to the front. It’s very exciting, and the adrenalin rush is like no other.

“It’s more dangerous in Syria to be a journalist than a tourist,” he said, describing how “each morning I walk 200 meters to reach the ‘front’, and I’m right there on the firing line with soldiers of the (rebel) Free Syria Army.”

“It fascinates me, and I enjoy it,” he says, as some FSA fighters stop him in one of the Old City’s streets to have their picture taken with him.

“Most people think I’m Chinese, and they greet me in Chinese,” he smiled.

He takes his time getting his shots right, as the rebels he hangs out with shout from both sides of the street: “Run! Run! There are snipers. Run!”

But he ignores them, finishes shooting and casually walks away with photos that he will late post on his Facebook page to share with his friends.

“I’m not a target for snipers because I’m a tourist, not like you journalists,” he told a reporter. “Besides, I’m not afraid if they shoot at me or that they might kill me. I’m a combination of samurai and kamikaze.”

Fujimoto won’t even wear a helmet or a flack jacket.

“They are very heavy when it comes to running and it’s more fun to go to the front without anything. Besides, when they shoot it’s fun and exciting.”

Fujimoto said his employers don’t know he’s in Syria. “I just told them I was going to Turkey on holiday; if I’d told them the truth, they’d tell me I’m completely crazy.”

But though some might doubt his sanity, no one can question his financial foresight, which is rooted in the sadness of his personal life.

Fujimoto is divorced, and says “I have no family, no friends, no girlfriend. I am alone in life.”

But he does have three daughters, whom he hasn’t seen for five years, “not even on Facebook or the Internet, nothing. And that saddens me deeply,” he said as he wiped away a tear.

So he’s bought a life insurance policy, and “I pray every day that, if something happens to me, my girls might collect the insurance money and be able to live comfortably.”

Fujimoto doesn’t make any money off his photography, and spent $2,500 (1,894 euros) out of his own pocket for the flight to Turkey. Then there’s another $25 a day that he pays a local resident, who puts him up in his house and gives him Internet access.

In his week in Aleppo, he has covered all the battle fronts—in the districts of Amariya, Salaheddin, Saif al-Dawla, Izaa—and though he’s shared many of the images he’s captured, one of them has stuck in his mind.

He opened a file on his laptop to show the partly decomposed body of a seven-year-old girl in Saif al-Dawla, gunned down by a sniper, which has lay unclaimed for months.

One wonders if any of his daughters could be the same age, but there was no way to pry more out of him, as he wept every time they were brought up.


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バロンズ / WSJ日本版 - jp.WSJ.com - Wsj.com

バロンズ / WSJ日本版 - jp.WSJ.com - Wsj.com | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
最近、欧米メディアで、「Japan(ジャパン)」の5文字をたびたび見かけるようになった。通常なら、ツイート・ゼロも珍しくない日本の政治のニュースが、かなり読まれている。報道数も従来より多い。マイナーなオンラインメディアまでが日本について論じている。なぜか。・・・・・・・・・・・・
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20 Social Networks for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog

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There’s more to social networking than Facebook and LinkedIn. These 20 social sites are geared for education and lifelong learning.

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

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Once, students had to pay a pretty penny to get access to Ivy League courses and top-tier educational resources.

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How to Think like a Data Journalist [Datablog]

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Whilst preparing for her Strata keynote, Google's Kathryn Hurley spent a week with the Datablog team and here are a few key takeaways from that experience...

 

Exploring the methods and tools that a data journalist uses in their day to day activity at the Guardian Datablog: The fast-paced environment means data analysis tools that are quick and easy to use reign supreme. There are really three major steps of the Guardian Datablog's process that drive the tools and resources they use:

Getting the data Telling the story Sharing the data

Read further for more details on the data journalism process and associated resources and links, as well as how you can apply some of these data analysis techniques to your own work...
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10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus

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Finding focus is rapidly becoming the biggest workplace challenge. We highlight a handful of apps to help cure internet addictions and better manage your time.

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公債法案修正、民自公が合意=国民会議設置で実務者協議―年内解散へ前進 - WSJ日本版 - jp.WSJ.com

公債法案修正、民自公が合意=国民会議設置で実務者協議―年内解散へ前進 - WSJ日本版 - jp.WSJ.com | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it

民主、自民、公明3党は13日昼、国会内で政調会長会談を開き、赤字国債発行に不可欠な特例公債法案を修正することで正式に合意した。2015年度まで赤字国債の発行を自動的に認めるとした民主党提案の「確認書」を自公両党が受け入れた。3党はまた、将来の年金・医療の在り方を検討する社会保障制度改革国民会議の設置に向け、実務者協議に入ることでも一致した。...

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kurakura's comment, November 13, 2012 7:18 PM
きっと本日朝の一番重要な政治ニュースはこれのはず。いままでさんざんニュースを作ってきた特例予算の法案を通すかどうかというのがひとまずなくなるというのだから。そして選挙があったあとにこの取決めがどうなるのかという点もこれから問題になるだろうし。
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Opera users click on the most ads, followed by Safari Mobile, Internet Explorer, and Android

Opera users click on the most ads, followed by Safari Mobile, Internet Explorer, and Android | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
Which browser brings in the most ad clicks, disregarding its market share? If you guessed Internet Explorer, as it doesn’t have a decent ad blocker and users of the browser often don’t install add-ons or extensions, you’d be wrong.
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Private schools 'building boom'

Despite the recession, many independent schools are spending millions on building project, suggests a staff survey.
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Coffee beans at risk of extinction

Coffee beans at risk of extinction | this is a test five o five | Scoop.it
70 percent of the world's coffee could be wiped out by 2080, according to research from the UK and Ethiopia.
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