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Top 100 technology blogs for teachers

Top 100 technology blogs for teachers | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]

 

“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.

 

They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.

 

There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.

 

It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Af9ZXX


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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 3:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 10:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 1:10 PM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!
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25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog

25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Sometimes it's to ask what it takes to that Google ranks us on the first page... :-) Here is an article that will give us more information on this subject. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Your blog is a good read. Everyone says so.

 

Although “everyone” is really just people you already know. Like your Mum.

 

So why isn’t your blog being found by other people? The millions and millions of people hungrily consuming blog content out there in the global online space we call the Internet?

 

The cold, hard truth is that Google hates your blog. And it’s nothing personal. You just don’t have anything that Google wants.

 

Creating high-quality, relevant content is a must if you want your blog to be noticed by search engines but it’s only part of the picture. If you’re not sure if Google really hates your blog, or whether it’s just ambivalent, then step through these warning signs.

 

1. You don’t know which keywords your readers are using

 

The very heart of search engine optimization is understanding what people are searching for online and aligning your own content to those searches. 

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/wqM8Rm


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100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

That's a must read post, it'll learn you how you will become a Twitter power user! [note Martin Gysler]

 

CNNFortune reported 100 million Twitter users log in at least once a month. Half of those, 50 million, log in every day. About 55% check in with mobile devices, while about 40% just check in without actually tweeting.

 

Those numbers are huge for anyone who’s marketing online. But that’s not all.

 

Thirty-four percent of marketers who use Twitter have generated leads from its use…with 20% of those closing deals.

 

But how do you take advantage of this growing audience of Twitter consumers? You have to become a power user. So here are 100 proven tips to help you do just that.

 

And to make it easier to follow along, I’ve broken them up into 10 sections that each contain 10 tips.

 

Read more: http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/01/30/100-ways-to-become-a-twitter-power-user/


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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
A field guide to the art and science of the solid argument.

 

Australian outfit Bridge 8, who have the admirable mission of devising “creative strategies for science and society,” and animator James Hutson have created six fantastic two-minute animations on various aspects of critical thinking, aimed at kids ages 8 to 10 but also designed to resonate with grown-ups.

 

Inspired by the animation style of the 1950s, most recognizably Saul Bass, the films are designed to promote a set of educational resources on critical thinking by TechNYou, an emerging technologies public information project funded by the Australian government.

 


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Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity

The founder of Khan Academy (http://www.youtube.com/khanacademy), a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive ...

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Online WhiteBoard for online Whiteboard Sharing Presentations

Online WhiteBoard for online Whiteboard Sharing Presentations | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Online whiteboard software is a super tool. It works the same as an offline meeting where the presenter is using a whiteboard and marker pen. This function is displayed directly in the center window of your GVO Conference browser, and all attendees can view as you conduct your presentation...


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30+ Super Secret iPhone Features and Shortcuts | iPhone.AppStorm

30+ Super Secret iPhone Features and Shortcuts | iPhone.AppStorm | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
If you're reading this, you will probably agree that the iPhone is one of the most useful devices currently on the market. But there's a lot more functionality than initially meets the eye.
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Augmented Reality in Education

Augmented Reality in Education - Ways of bringing AR into your class. A presentation from TeachMeet Essex - 7 Feb 2012.


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Top 5 Reasons to use Prezi instead of PowerPoint

Blog Post: http://www.danh.me/top-5-reasons-i-use-prezi-and-why-you-should Prezi is a terrific new presentation platform that offers dynamic content delivery...

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Create interactive charts and infographics - Infogr.am

Create interactive charts and infographics - Infogr.am | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Infogr.am is a super-simple app to create interactive web-based infographics and charts.


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How to Manage an Online Student Discussion

How to Manage an Online Student Discussion | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

"The concept of blended learning has gone viral on the Internet and in classrooms. For those who aren’t familiar, blended learning is a method that takes traditional in-class teaching and interlaces it with an online element. The beautiful thing about blended learning is that it prepares students to be a digital citizen, which is a must-have skill in a society full of technology. One vital element to digital citizenship, and what is considered to be a 21st century skill, is the ability to communicate effectively. To be a great conversationalist, students must learn the ability to participate in deep, authentic discussions, and learning to do so online is just as important as face-to-face dialogue."

 

Author of this post, Paul Smith, offers some thoughts and ideas of how to get authentic student discussion going online.


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Project-Based Learning Professional Development Guide | Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Professional Development Guide | Edutopia | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for teaching how to use project-based learning in the classroom.


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11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility

11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

If we invest a lot of time and energy in our blog, it's important to do the right things to attract visitors and to keep them more than five seconds on it. Here some great advices to ameliorate, if necessary, the situation. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Here’s the situation: Your buddy sends you a link to check out, you get to the blog post and after glancing at the layout you immediately question the validity of the blog (and your friend). On occasion I have left a post thinking it was created by some autoblogging process, and then realized it only looked that way and was actually written by a human.


Text ads out of control, color combinations that hurt to look at, no social sharing links (or TOO many!) and images that barely have any connection to the text.

 

These mistakes can make a visitor run for the proverbial hills. A visitor to your blog is making a decision about your worth within a few seconds, sometimes nanoseconds.

 

Find out whether you’re making simple but crucial mistakes that turn readers away…


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10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts

10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

For all those who have this kind of blog they often arise the question, how to thrive while meeting the comfort and the interest of all. This post, very interesting, will give you some information about it and encourage you, if necessary, to go outside the box... I like that! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand?


Keeping creative and informed means you are working efficiently to produce content that’s engaging, informative, and, of course, profitable for you. After all, time is money when you are managing a number of blogs and clients.
Here are my top ten tips for fueling that creativity, generating ideas, and managing your time and resources.

 

Make the info come to you—start mass reading Filing it cleverly: Other Inbox Dump it! Brain dumping for multiple sources Getting creative Find your zone and stay in it Map it! Reach out Step away from the machine! Illumination needs you Unblock yourself on time If you are really stuck, go outside the box and freestyle

 

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21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success

21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

You have a blog and you would increase the number of followers and readers for more success, this is the right article for you. It'll give you some very interesting information about how you should do it. [note Martin Gysler]

 

You can read all the blogging advice in the world, but none of it matters unless you take action.

 

To set your blog up to be a massive success, you have to ruthlessly focus your efforts on things that work, and stop spending precious time on things that don’t.

 

Today I’m going to make it easier for you to take the action you need to take to make your blog better. All you have to do is set aside 10 or 15 or 60 minutes to tackle one of the 21 simple steps below.

 

The more you complete, the more progress you’ll make.

 

You’ve probably already completed some of these, but I guarantee you haven’t done all of them. If you have completed all of ‘em, please tell me in the comments. Better yet, share one of your own extra tips.

 

Read more: http://thinktraffic.net/21-quick-actions-for-massive-blog-success


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7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Wildly Successful Guest Post

7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Wildly Successful Guest Post | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Should we write guest blogging posts or not? That's the question many of us arise himself. In this post, you'll find guest blogging strategies and why you should do so to have some advantages as: more email subscribers, coveted Google ranking positions, and a big head-start on your blogging career... to name a few. [note Martin Gysler]

 

But not many people realize that tactical guest posting grows careers.


Most bloggers I see pump out these articles while reciting the mantra “quantity over quality”; there’s no real strategy and there are no real long-term benefits.

 

In this post I am going to show you the seven crucial tactics for writing a radically successful guest post.
Done right, these strategies will get you more email subscribers, coveted Google ranking positions, and a big head-start on your content marketing goals.

 

Who am I to teach you about guest blogging?

 

Read more: http://www.copyblogger.com/successful-guest-blogging/


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5 things I have learned from students about education technology

5 things I have learned from students about education technology… | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Sometimes as I write about what I am teaching my students in the high school, it probably makes it seem as if that is a one-way street.  The truth of the matter is that it is often a two-way conve...

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9 presentation tips and skills to instantly become a better presenter

9 presentation tips and skills to instantly become a better presenter | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Who wouldn’t want to be a better presenter?

Sometimes it can be a tough knowing where to start but this is my ‘keep it simple’ list to instantly becoming a better presenter.


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Share - Authoring for the 21st century

Share - Authoring for the 21st century | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and Flash® files, and web sites. Share lets students combine text, graphics, original illustrations, animations, movies, and interactivity to...


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Τί είναι το Pinterest και γιατί όλος αυτός ο ντόρος γύρω από το όνομά του;

Τί είναι το Pinterest και γιατί όλος αυτός ο ντόρος γύρω από το όνομά του; | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Αν και ακόμη βρίσκεται σε φάση κλειστής beta, το Pinterest έχει καταφέρει να στρέψει επάνω του τα φώτα της δημοσιότητας και να δημιουργήσει προσδοκίες τόσο υψηλές που ίσως και να αγγίζουν τα όρια της υπερβολής.

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Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom?

Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Interactive graphic showing the scale of foreign debt owed between key eurozone countries and the main world economies.
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Create a nice timeline using shapes and tables in PowerPoint

Create a nice timeline using shapes and tables in PowerPoint | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

You can create basic timeline tables for project timeline presentations and apply some nice styles and colors to make impressive PowerPoint presentations.


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9 Great Articles about The 21st Century Education

9 Great Articles about The 21st Century Education | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

I am sharing with you in this post that features the most successful articles I have covered in the section of the 21 st century education.These posts have been viewed thousands of times and I deemed it necessary to amass them all in one article to make it easy and accessible for everyone.


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Web-Based Information Organization Tools for the Online Classroom | Online Universities

Web-Based Information Organization Tools for the Online Classroom | Online Universities | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
There’s a great big World (Wide Web) out there, and it’s hard to keep track of everything you find in it.
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