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Call for Organizers: EdcampVA95 Unconference in VA

Call for Organizers: EdcampVA95 Unconference in VA | web learning | Scoop.it
  EdcampVA95 is looking for volunteer organizers.  Organizers can be any educator from any grade level and background who would like to help with organizing and planning this unconference.  Pl...
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How to learn anything

Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way. 

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A Three-Step Process for Becoming an E-Learning Pro

A Three-Step Process for Becoming an E-Learning Pro | web learning | Scoop.it
Want to build better courses & become an e-learning pro? Start with some sort of learning process, practice what you learn, and then share it with others.
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What Makes a Good Instructional Designer? | The Upside Learning Blog

What Makes a Good Instructional Designer? | The Upside Learning Blog | web learning | Scoop.it
Somehow or the other, this question cropped up in the course of a conversation recently. So we asked our team of instructional designers what they thought. And
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Helping Students Who Are Performing Poorly

Helping Students Who Are Performing Poorly | web learning | Scoop.it
Every course has its share of struggling students. Here is an interesting model that made a significant difference for those students most in need of help
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24+ Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary

24+ Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary | web learning | Scoop.it
When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you may not like all of them, some of them are really clever combos that seem like they might actually be useful!
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How to Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Graphics

How to Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Graphics | web learning | Scoop.it
With a little practice you can create your own hand-drawn graphics. The organic look is personal and can be visually engaging. Here's how to create them.
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Social Media must have good content and to be able to draw graphics is great for networking!

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13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read

13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read | web learning | Scoop.it

If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 7, 6:55 AM

There are two key learning design texts missing from this list:

1. Conole,G. (2013) Designing for Learning in an Open World, Springer.

2. Laurillard, D. (2012) Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge

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How to write a story | John Dufresne | TEDxFIU - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Take a journey inside a writer's mind and learn his approach to cre...
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How to tell a story

How to tell a story | web learning | Scoop.it
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
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Social Media is telling a story whether yours, client or a story that touched your heart!

Learn How to tell a Story!

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Seven Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems

Seven Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems | web learning | Scoop.it
There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” is “unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” (His perhaps ironic observation prompted Sylvia Plath to write, over a hundred years later, “The woman is perfected / Her dead / Body wears the smile of accomplishment.”) The sentence comes from Poe’s 1846 essay “The Philosophy of Composition,” and if this work were only known for its lite
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How Jane Goodall Turned Her Childhood Dream into Reality: A Sweet Illustrated Story of Purpose and Deep Determination

How Jane Goodall Turned Her Childhood Dream into Reality: A Sweet Illustrated Story of Purpose and Deep Determination | web learning | Scoop.it
A heartening testament to the power of undivided intention.

"One should want only one thing and want it constantly," young André Gide ha
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Amy Virgo CTA's curator insight, April 12, 8:45 AM

Travel Green Florida had sponsored Jane Goodell

2001 in Citrus County Florida

She came for a special Kids Camp  stayed for 3 days.  I learned so much!

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Facebook is tracking you even if you log out and ask never to be followed, report claims

Facebook is tracking you even if you log out and ask never to be followed, report claims | web learning | Scoop.it
A new report claims that Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet even after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed.
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The Five Secrets to a Killer eBook Cover

The Five Secrets to a Killer eBook Cover | web learning | Scoop.it
The secrets to a killer eBook cover can be boiled down to five key elements that will help it stand out from your competition.
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Here's a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template

Here's a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template | web learning | Scoop.it
Here's a free PowerPoint and Storyline template to use for new hire orientation training. It comes with a few layouts and some free assets.
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Reading to young kids may change brain activation

Reading to young kids may change brain activation | web learning | Scoop.it
(Reuters Health) - Reading to small children may help prepare their brains for reading-readiness, a new study suggests.In pre-kindergarten kids who were exposed to more reading at home, brain scans showed
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Pros and Cons of Using Text Messages for School Announcements

Pros and Cons of Using Text Messages for School Announcements | web learning | Scoop.it

the pros and cons for using text message services to distribute class and school announcements.

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80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning

80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning | web learning | Scoop.it
Here is a download of 80 free stock images to go with the previous download of 45 free stock images. Use them in your presentations and e-learning courses.
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Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages? - John McWhorter

Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages? - John McWhorter | web learning | Scoop.it
What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits.
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7 Psychological tips for getting in the writing zone

7 Psychological tips for getting in the writing zone | web learning | Scoop.it

Despite the importance of writing and despite the ease of up-skilling, hardly anyone knows how to get in the zone to produce top quality written material. This is about having the state of creativity (or productivity, or whatever is relevant) on tap… ready to go, when ever you need it.

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12 eLearning Related Tools You May Not Know

12 eLearning Related Tools You May Not Know | web learning | Scoop.it

We often labor away using the same tools and techniques we’ve always used. This is one way to get in a rut. It’s helpful to take a break and stop to see if there are better tools that will make our jobs easier, more fun, or provide inspiration.

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Top 10 Punctuation Mistakes

Top 10 Punctuation Mistakes | web learning | Scoop.it
Writers can avoid most errors of punctuation by mastering the following conventions.
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How scientists make people laugh to study humor

How scientists make people laugh to study humor | web learning | Scoop.it
British cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott studies vocal communication. She explains why looking into giggles and mirth is important ... and shares ways she makes subjects laugh in the lab.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Resources for National Poetry Month

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Resources for National Poetry Month | web learning | Scoop.it
April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. Writing and or understanding poetry can be a challenge for those of who don't consider ourselves the creative writing type. Surely we have students who feel that way too. Here are five resources that can help us understand and create poetry.
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How to Calculate Social Media ROI: A Delightfully Short Guide

How to Calculate Social Media ROI: A Delightfully Short Guide | web learning | Scoop.it
Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate social media ROI for your marketing.
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