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Mimicking Your Customers’ Experience - CloudTweaks.com: Cloud Information

Mimicking Your Customers’ Experience - CloudTweaks.com: Cloud Information | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Mimicking Your Customers’ Experience - One of the more dramatic and visible aspects of computing in the age of the cloud is the “attack.” Banks, governments

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I love rhyming verse because of the constraints it places upon the writer. I have written free verse but feel it is never finished. Are there any steadfast rules to follow when writing free verse?

I love rhyming verse because of the constraints it places upon the writer. I have written free verse but feel it is never finished. Are there any steadfast rules to follow when writing free verse? | Writing mag | Scoop.it
I love rhyming verse because of the constraints it places upon the writer. I have written free verse but feel it is never finished. Are there any steadfast rules to follow when...
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Risking to repeat a thing or two, an opinion or two in the discussion, I'd say all verse is before all rhyming and timing (in meter, rhythmic), and this is made so, because

the one who reads it or

wants to know it or

has to know it

memorizes it easier when it is rhyming and rhythmic.

 

Much water has flown under the bridge - and there even wasn't any bridge, at times when people learned the poems directly from the mouth of the poet telling his saga (or Ilias or Odyssey or qur'an or whatever) and the then listeners had to repeat, without any "written" help for the memory but only that was "saved" there in "forever", mostly the whole thing, before their pupils for to spread the knowledge. This is where the rhythm and rhyme came to help their memories, and the art to create thoughts dressed in rhythm and rhyme (also known as verses) they called poetry and created to adore in the honor of this Art three (of total only nine) muses: Calliope, Erato and Polyhymnia and even one fourth, for the comedy, when in verse, Thalia.

 

Now since here in the group it goes much more to discuss the ingredients, charms, incantations, spells, conjurations, exorcisms, abracadabras and whatevers that a poet uses in his kitchen for to make his or her "dishes" most tasty and appealing, there are very interesting opinions incl. those on free verse. But this doesn't change the art, folks. This cannot change the perception for that Art in the general public as created in them by the first verses learned at the age of two. The Art of the verse is to put things that are to tell in rhythm and rhyme. Easier to memorize in the one who consumes. My 5 cents.

 

P.S. Yasmine Tamara - Annabel Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=trueview-instream&v=KSGsMomdjd8

Press "Show more" for the poem.

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John Pinette - I'm Starvin'! | Full Comedy Show

Note: This show well be online until the 15th of april 2014. Standup comedian John Pinette was found dead in a Sheraton Hotel room in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani...
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RIP

Do not miss to see him off until 15th of April, poor fat man, difficult but brilliant food jokes (a clip from Montreal, not Pitts).

 

http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/comedian-john-pinette-dead/

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European word translator

European word translator | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Haha, hehe, hihi, or Ho-ho-ho! Maybe even huhuhuy!

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:19 PM

unit 3

Claire Law's curator insight, April 26, 2015 2:30 AM

Lots of fun to visualise linguistic similarities and variability across a region.

Sally Spoon's curator insight, May 31, 2015 7:33 PM

Amazing how many use hamburger as hamburger.

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What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials

What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials | Writing mag | Scoop.it

By assuming that each student who walks through the doors of an elementary, middle or high school is a fully knowledgeable online citizen, we are perpetuating societal inequalities that exist among the more and less privileged when it comes to their Internet skills and by extension, the potential benefits they may or may not reap from spending time online.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:25 PM

Interesting article which confronts the myth of the digital native.

Andrea Marrs's curator insight, April 11, 2014 9:40 AM

As someone who works with students living in rural poverty, I have been saying this as well.

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A Planning Cycle for Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction

A Planning Cycle for Integrating Digital Technology Into Literacy Instruction | Writing mag | Scoop.it

The Technology Integration Planning Cycle is a guide to help teachers integrate digital technology into literacy instruction in meaningful ways that are consistent with the Common Core State Standards.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 9, 2014 4:15 AM

You can either read it online or download it for later.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:06 AM

People do your research into 'COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS " From what I have read about it stand up and say know ! To me is like China, Former Soviet Union and what Hitler had incorporated in schools ! We need good old fashion education it can be high tech sure . But the art of teaching and exciting young minds to learn are being taken over by Government make no mistake it is the core beliefs they want taught and will punish a school and teacher if not implemented . I do not know which is worse "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" or this to make sure they all march in straight line ! <3

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Writing mag | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Leonardo Alves's curator insight, June 6, 2014 7:17 PM

Um novo e estranho futuro da aprendizagem. Crianças que aprendem por si mesmo, com recurso a Internet.

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Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives

Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Exposure enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos. Assemble a more complete narrative than you could with a feed or lonely photo on a permalink page.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 25, 2014 2:27 PM

A lovely tool, but the free version is really just a trial. Not too expensive, though, at only $5 a month for anyone who has need of it. 

JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:53 AM

Ready to create your amazing narratives with your mobile? This is a great tool which assembles photos on a permalink page.

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:35 AM

This looks a really good way to create a photo story - nice layout too...

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ISA Yachts launch new superyacht ISA 43M Granturismo

ISA Yachts launch new superyacht ISA 43M Granturismo | Writing mag | Scoop.it

The yard is preparing for the launch of three more vessels – mega yacht ISA 66M GT, ISA 140 SPORT and ISA 54M – between now and late June. Designed by renowned Andrea Vallicelli, superyacht ISA 43M Granturismo offers lovely accommodation to up to 10 guests in 5 elegant and spacious cabins. These include a full-beam master cabin, located on the main deck. [...]


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Free WordPress Themes

Free WordPress Themes | Writing mag | Scoop.it
These are the most beautiful free Wordpress themes for 2014. The list features portfolio, ecommerce, blogging and magazine Wordpress themes, all free.

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Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa

Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa - If you want to become extremely wealthy over the next five years, and you have a basic grasp of technology, here's a no-brainer: move to Africa. Seriously. The internet is only now arriving, and -- with a billion people on the continent still

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4 Tips For Telling a Compelling Business Story

In a lot of ways, people don’t buy products anymore – they buy into your business’s story. That means companies must constantly refine their stories and present them in unique ways. A brand story
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Well, if one reads just in the flier/signalment/Steckbrief of an article obvious untruths, guess who's going to profit just out of the fact such writings exist? Right, their author and solely. But it's an 1-2-3 construct, I love those disciplined approaches to free enveloping things. Helps to out-filter for good or bad but numbered events  i.e. taken out of the natural chaos and given a human order.

Now who is going to buy a wine just because some "writer" added a business story on the back label, how it's ruby-red, and fruity, and can good accompany either a heavy fish dish like saumon à la provençale or a light appetizer like caviar but also tripe, riñones, new dishes like high protein worms and even octopus? A brand story...

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Has Social Media Turned You Into a Minimum-Wage Employee?

Has Social Media Turned You Into a Minimum-Wage Employee? | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, a lot of business owners discovered something great about basic social media marketing: Once you have your profiles set up, it's largely a matter of investing time, rather than
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What Killed It For Me #4: Clichéd Characters - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

What Killed It For Me #4: Clichéd Characters - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Writing mag | Scoop.it

It’s hard to come up with characters who are believable yet don’t sound like every other character out there. It’s especially easy to fall into this trap with certain archetypes, like witty sidekicks or wise old mentors.


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Penelope's curator insight, April 11, 2014 7:04 PM

 

Character creation within a novel can be a most arduous task, in my humble opinion. Maybe you have a great gal or guy in mind as you begin, but it can tax the patience of even the most experienced novelist to mold and shape them into fully fleshed out people.

 

If your characters are in need of some life resuscitation, this article could be the life preserver you need to throw your Dick or Jane stick figure, so they don't drown the story.

 

Explore the character's back story and come up with some unique flaws that are not clichéd. Explore the positive side of traits, and vice versa. Don't forget quirks and add an inner goal. The excellent article gives you the steps to get it done.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article:  http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/04/killed-4-cliched-characters/

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Tweet from @JeremyPalmer7

Tweet from @JeremyPalmer7 | Writing mag | Scoop.it
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Two brilliant tweets with Swiss "Victorinox" humor, the next is here https://twitter.com/JeremyPalmer7/status/453905122024636416

(also callable from within the tweets in answer of the first).

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Monty Python reinvented British comedy – despite the odd 'crap' sketch

Monty Python reinvented British comedy – despite the odd 'crap' sketch | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Natalie Haynes: Michael Palin is typically self-deprecating about the Pythons' work.
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I'd just had ready an article on Pythia (a name that also is associated with and comes from the biggest snake) here: http://michailkirkov.blogspot.ch/p/pythia-or-sibyl.html

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Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Writing mag | Scoop.it

In this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising teachers.
They found evidence of widespread own-language use within ELT, and suggest that teachers’ attitudes towards own-language use, and their classroom practices, are more complex than usually acknowledged. The findings also suggest that there is a potential gap between mainstream ELT literature and teachers’ practices on the ground.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:52 PM

You can download the complete research (59 page PDF) ebook for free.

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Writing mag | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 2014 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:49 AM

Πώς εξελίσσεται η διδακτική πράξη.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Writing mag | Scoop.it

“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:34 AM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:23 PM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;

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The Definitive Guide to Live Tweeting | Likeable Media - A Social Media and Word of Mouth Marketing Firm

The Definitive Guide to Live Tweeting | Likeable Media - A Social Media and Word of Mouth Marketing Firm | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Live tweeting can take place down a number of avenues, but the destination is always the same; Getting relevant information to an audience for an allocated amount of time.
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If it begins with Sophocles “Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.”  it means simply that, we can now (as then, once upon the times) determine that it is not just well-timed speech, but information, coupled with timeliness... Knowing how to write a big story out of thin air isn't yet knowing how to tweet a moving thing...

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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | Writing mag | Scoop.it
The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:04 AM

It's a must

Justin Hodge's curator insight, April 15, 2014 3:41 PM

Great online dictionary.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 6, 2015 4:28 PM

Who can't use a good online dictionary?

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Changing Batteries: The saddest short film you'll ever see. - moviepilot.com

Changing Batteries: The saddest short film you'll ever see. - moviepilot.com | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Changing Batteries: The saddest short film you'll ever see.
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I was scrolling through Facebook, as you do and I came across this short video called 'Changing Batteries'.
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20 Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Small Business Website

20 Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Small Business Website | Writing mag | Scoop.it
How successful is your business website? Are you generating lots of web traffic? Are you receiving enough sales and enquiries or are visitors taking one look at your site and leaving for one of you...

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How to Translate Your Website to Reach Customers in China

How to Translate Your Website to Reach Customers in China | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Finding new customers overseas may not be that expensive, as long as you're smart about it
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