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This is what happens when you reply to spam email

This is what happens when you reply to spam email | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight.
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FoxType  - Sentence Analysis

FoxType  - Sentence Analysis | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Visualise the grammar of a sentence.


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Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 16, 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
Marshall Gass's curator insight, June 16, 4:00 PM
invaluable tool for writers. Get it.
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Learn what a hashtag is, why it works, and how it works on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Where Will Social Media Users Go In 2016? (Infographic)

Where Will Social Media Users Go In 2016? (Infographic) | Writing mag | Scoop.it

A new infographic produced by AdWeek draws off data to break down 2015/2016 social network demographics. The data is reposted in its entirety.

Social Network Demographics: Key Takeaways
Embedded in these six pie charts is some very valuable information. If you’re not a data-person, we’ve got a few observations of our own for you to chew over. Find key takeaways from this chart at the article link.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 16, 3:54 PM

Where Will Social Media Users Go In 2016? (Infographic) | @scoopit via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...

drula eric's curator insight, February 16, 11:04 PM

De tous les moyens de promotion, il est probablement mieux adapté aux petites entreprises par son coût et surtout son efficacité.
Nous sommes tous inscrits sur les réseaux sociaux comme Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, ... nous avons tous des relations liées (amis, abonnés) avec des gens en harmonie avec notre entreprise. Ces relations probablement lu vos messages et à tour de rôle au prorata de leurs amis. . Dans le temps nous l'avons appelé le bouche à oreille, il a très bien fonctionné, même si le nombre d'épis était limitée
Aujourd'hui, il est ce qu'on appelle «faire du marketing viral."
Avec l'apanage des réseaux sociaux du nombre d'épis est immense.
Les obstacles et les difficultés:
Le nombre d'abonnés pour être significative (de l'expérience promu 20.000 abonnés génère des dizaines de consultations. Moduler la figure en fonction de l'industrie)
l'extension rapide du mur ou de nouvelles RSS rend votre communication éphémère. Il est rare que votre abonné dépasse les 10 premiers postes. Tu vas avoir ?? poster ?? promotions à des moments adaptés à vos abonnés. Pour surmonter ces obstacles, vous devrez investir du temps.
Par contre cette méthode présente plusieurs avantages:
. Un coût de pas de communication
. L'assurance, même si vous êtes dans un secteur très concurrentiel
Le retweet, je voudrais le ou l'un qui transforme votre abonné prescripteur.

https://futurenet.club/u/esselte974

Benito Caetano's curator insight, February 19, 2:28 AM

Unos gráficos para echarles un rato...

 

La tendencia general hacia arriba en número de usuarios ratifica el poder de las redes en la comunicación social, pero su distribucion aconseja un análisis detallado de cada caso y una aplicación estratégica de cada acción que se acometa sobre estos canales.

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What does it mean to be bilingual?

What does it mean to be bilingual? | Writing mag | Scoop.it
What goes on in the brain of a bilingual person, and what are the effects of being raised in two languages? In this video and article, we discuss different perceptions of what it means to be bilingual.
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Wie bilingue ist Biel/Bienne tatsächlich? http://www.srf.ch/play/radio/regional-diagonal/audio/wie-bilingue-ist-bielbienne-tatsaechlich?id=5519f025-f629-42cf-8f83-57ec9b5ed3b6 Im Gegenteil zum Schwiizerdütsch, in dem in der verlinkte Sendung geredet wird, ist das Bieler, wie das Neuenburger Français purer als jenes von Paris, haha. Spass, zu hören. Dazu Was ist, und Für wen gibt es das Programm « bilingue plus » der Freiburger Uni http://www.unifr.ch/bilingueplus/de , hier gilts für Studierende der Rechtswissenschaft, war aber seinerzeits auch für Informatik-Studierende gültig, die ein zusätzliches « Diplôme bilingue » zur Zeit, als ich da lernte, erwerben könnten.

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The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones

The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones | Writing mag | Scoop.it

This generation is the first for whom the freedom to express every impulse to the entire world is as easy as it used to be to open your mouth and talk to a friend. How does all that change the monotony and joy and pain and wonder and turmoil that is the average teenager's life? What is it like?


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, November 25, 2015 10:34 PM

Interesting in that these kids (albeit only those in this article) say that technology and information isn't overwhelming because they grew up in it. I can think of a new horror movie called, "Kids No Tech". Can you imagine the horror and pain of having to live where there is no internet? A world where there is no one to quantify and validate your existence? Now that would be overwhelming for many of this generation. Times are changin'. I'm glad I was born when I was.

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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, November 28, 2015 1:55 AM

How does that impact on the future of Science communication? Research of this generation will soon take the lead in scholarly production. They will use their own IT language and tools (and there are many). We better all get ready for this...

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Heady Stuff or How fat influences brain neuronal activity - The Scientist Mag®

Heady Stuff or How fat influences brain neuronal activity - The Scientist Mag® | Writing mag | Scoop.it
New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity
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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Writing mag | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 12:20 PM

Voilà une des compétences du 21e siècle. D'abord les profs doivent être plus intelligents que de dire d'aller le chercher sur Google, et les étudiants doivent avoir quelques stratégies pour chercher de l'information sur Internet. Google en soi renvoie tout et n'importe quoi (en privilégiant son propre écosystème d'ailleurs).

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, October 15, 2015 6:07 PM

A terrific article that explores why digital literacy skills are so essential. Not just device proficiency! Not just effective search skills! Our students need to think critically about what they view - this requires explicit teaching.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:50 AM

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Comedy Coaching, Training & Workshops | Stand Up Comedy Classes || Best Comedy Coach

Comedy Coaching, Training & Workshops | Stand Up Comedy Classes || Best Comedy Coach | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Encourage creativity and innovation through comedy workshops & classes with Brad Trackman. Brad Trackman teaches comedy writing, basic concepts and philosophies of stand up comedy.

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Brad Trackman's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:07 AM

Comedy Coaching sessions are always personalized to best meet your needs. Brad will take you every step of the way, whether you have never stepped foot on stage and are looking for a foundation to succeed.

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The 22 books to read before you quit your job — STARTUPS + WANDERLUST + LIFE HACKING

The 22 books to read before you quit your job — STARTUPS + WANDERLUST + LIFE HACKING | Writing mag | Scoop.it
I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with. He’s still in the field of architecture, and it was t…
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"After working in the Architecture industry for a couple of years, Cathryn become weary of a career fields with unreasonably long hours, short vacations, and a pay scale that didn't reflect her true value. She was intent on building a life she didn't want to escape from, but rather loved..."

 

So this is a true story that begins with an enormous investment of time, cause reading some 22 books in the modern human's rather missing spare time needs per se months if not years. But after this investment it's apparently clear that a success arrives "only" after hard work. Or luck. Or both.

 

The other method to quit a job and set up an own firm, that would be comparable to the infamous "British medicine" method after C.N. Parkinson, is to define the diagnose and consider the work done. Afterwards you learn by doing. You pay maybe much more than the $237.91 on 22 books in losses because of not knowing how, but it is the manly method, again after The Law of Lady Parkinson or whatever. One never knows out of what will let his weight grow (a Bulgarian street language proverb). 

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Life Learning

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Life Learning - Medium
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:13 AM

A great jumping-off point for expanding knowledge in many areas

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 13, 2015 11:32 AM

Some great resources here for DIY professional development. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, August 14, 2015 10:51 AM

Nice list :)

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | Writing mag | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...

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Marc Morrell's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:15 PM

Good list!

Lisa Murray's curator insight, October 4, 2015 6:48 PM

Get creative with your videos and animations. Is the world asking for what you know? #nurtureyourideasintolife #creativitylab

César's curator insight, November 20, 2015 7:07 AM

16 Herramientas para hacer vídeos y animaciones

#flippedclassroom #video #animacion #animation #app #website 

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What Wasn’t Said About an Hors D’oeuvre — Galleys

What Wasn't Said About an Hors D'oeuvre - Galleys - Medium
All writers start with a blank space, and try to fill it with words. But what I love about Liza Klaussman’s novel, Villa…
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Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | Writing mag | Scoop.it

English language teaching is evolving all the time, particularly alongside advances in technology. But what changes have had the biggest impact on teachers in recent years?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 1:37 AM

Nice to get a mention here.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 6, 6:50 AM
Well... some other things could be added, but quite rigt in some points... I'm missing the storytelling bit here!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:19 AM
Great resources worth adding to your teaching and learning library.
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Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox

Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Ever felt the urge to launch a YouTube channel, only to find that the results don't quite pass muster? A new web app called Showbox is the answer.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 6, 5:58 AM

Showbox is a new web app (in Beta stage) for creating videos. You will need a Chrome browser to use it.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:39 AM
This is an excellent resource for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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77 Tools to Build a Website or App Without Code

77 Tools to Build a Website or App Without Code - Life Learning - Medium
Here's a list of the best website & app builders

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 19, 12:12 PM

Weebly is my favorite, but there are loads of good resources on this list. 

John Shank's curator insight, February 26, 3:57 PM

Nice list!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 4:32 PM

Long list, several gems.Weebly has new templates and is easy to use.

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2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Great infoSocial media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 1:39 PM

Simply useful!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 11:12 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 4:35 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

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How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides

How To:  Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides | Writing mag | Scoop.it
In a one-to-one school district, teachers have the freedom to create, curate, and share content like never before. Read more to find out how Google Slides can give you such liberty!

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ElsaPorras's curator insight, March 3, 9:22 PM
Tengo que probarlo
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Offering options for Learning Styles?
Campus Extens - UIB Virtual -'s curator insight, May 31, 3:47 AM
Aquest article presenta les característiques de l'eina i els passos a seguir per crear un llibre electrònic.
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How augmented reality can contribute to education

How augmented reality can contribute to education | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Augmented reality has become a way to engage studious people and to address learning disabilities. Because it can overlay digital content and information onto the real world, it opens up a new range of learning opportunities

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, November 23, 2015 7:55 AM

General article that includes links to examples of VR and AR. 

Glen Morris's curator insight, November 23, 2015 10:13 AM

How I plan to engage the class us AR next year:

 

1. I am planning on introducing Aurasma in the science centre next year. Dead posters will come to life, the anatomy model will link to anatomy lessons, the skeleton "Mr Bones" will link to the name of each bone scanned.(https://www.aurasma.com/)

 

2. Going to have a QR scavenger hunt/ Amazing Race next year - and I plan to assess it!

 

3.QR codes on tests/reports that link to a webcam video giving feedback on each student (personalised + unique attention = switched on learners)

 

Just 3 thoughts... what are yours?

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A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015 | Scoop.it Blog

A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015 | Scoop.it Blog | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Many influencers talk about the 80/20 rule: you should spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% of your time promoting it. Although I think this ratio really depends on your job, needs and company, it does capture one thing: if you write amazing content but don’t shout out your did so, no one will hear you.

And as far as promoting your blog goes, you can pick and choose on the list above the items that make most sense to your company. If for instance you work for a very technical B2B company and your target audience is above 50 years old, you might want to consider investing in LinkedIn rather than Facebook, leverage influencers and invest time in guest blogging. It all really depends on your audience, where they are and what they care about.

There is one very important point I’d like to add to this infographic: it’s not content repurposing (which I thing is one of the leanest way to do content marketing, it saves an incredible amount of time), it’s content recycling....


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Antonella Pezzarossa's curator insight, October 26, 2015 5:22 AM
"Promoting your blog regularly is the key." And with an integrated approach, I would add.
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Scoop.it, Triberr.com, Inbound.org are the best best place for promoting your blog.
Tommy Landry's comment, October 27, 2015 1:14 PM
I agree Steven. Scoop.it and Inbound are the most important to me, followed by Triberr and other places.
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How to use Twitter as a Locally Focussed Entrepreneur

How to use Twitter as a Locally Focussed Entrepreneur | Writing mag | Scoop.it
16 Quick Tips on How To Use Twitter For Business if You're A Local Entrepreneur (Part 1)

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Craig Broadbent's curator insight, October 6, 2015 12:54 AM

Part 1 of a 2 part series on how to leverage twitter! Worth reading..some good tips here.

TeamHousingSolutions's curator insight, October 7, 2015 5:03 PM

The best Twitter Tips for Businesses! 


Jemima Bornman Van Zyl's curator insight, October 12, 2015 9:13 AM
Quick tips to put you in control of your twitter account.
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How to Write Personal & Professional Thank You Notes!

In which we discuss the etiquette of how to write thank you emails, thank you notes, and thank you cards for all your personal (i.e., grandma) and professional ...

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23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media — Social Media Tips

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media - Social Media Tips - Medium
Through experimentation and iteration, we’ve found that including images when sharing to social media increases engageme…
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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Translators

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Translators | Writing mag | Scoop.it
 Ever since the Tower of Babel, we’ve been struggling to communicate with each other.  Translators go a long way towards restoring our connections, but written translation has its own particular challenges that spoken translation does not.  The eventual reader doesn’t have the luxury of gauging the tone of a speaker’s voice or watching expressions.  These are a few habits for translators of the written word to develop so that even when the words change, the intent does not.1. Find a TemplateTranslating an apartment lease form?  Medical reports? 
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2. Check the Meaning (e.g. in a conversion dictionnary) -----

3. Translate the Translation (back) -----

4. Know the Culture (e.g.   Japanese business culture has various levels of discourse; there is polite language and super-polite language, depending on the hierarchy of the individuals involved.) -----

5. Beware the Idiom -----

6. Develop a Specialty (e.g. It doesn’t matter whether you focus on biochemistry or the fashion industry, just have a specialty or two.) -----

7. Make it Beautiful (Remember that words have not only meaning, but power.  A position paper needs to convince, a story needs to captivate, advertising copy needs to entice.  Go beyond the simple by-the-numbers translation and seek to convey the emotion of the original writer. )

http://verbalink.com/articles/7-habits-of-highly-effective-translators

 

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