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10 Free Google tools that everyone should use

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Sameep Shah's curator insight, March 19, 2014 2:12 PM

Nice list!

Aline Choupin's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:45 AM
a good overlook on what offers Google
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:07 PM

Herramientas de Google

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Crisis in the Crimea: The Showdown Between Ukraine and Russia

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:32 AM

This StoryMap from ESRI is a nice way to explore the current events in Crimea and this set of maps from National Geographic shows the historical geography of the region.   This issue has many inter-regional connections as well.  Many residents of former Soviet Republics are nervous seeing Russia's aggressive political strategy;  Moscow's previously similar foreign policy that aligned with Beijing's interests are now diverging

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Military industrial complex: These 15 countries have the largest defense budgets

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World defense spending is expected to go up for the first time in five years, thanks to China and Russia.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 2014 1:32 PM

Russia is the third highest goverment military that spends around 143 million people lived in Russia in 2012 and they spent around $475 per person on it's military. Russia compared to China and the US is another story the US is number one in who spent the most on their military forces at $600.4 billion. As far as China is concerened it comes in at number two at spending around  $112.2 billion. These numbers make sense especially for the power house that China is and how their values of militarism affect their spending and their way of society/life.

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, March 7, 2015 10:00 PM

Wow looking at all these defense military budgets show why some economies are not producing well, but at the same time its astonishing how much money is spent protecting homelands. It will grow in the next 5 years, and hopefully i'll be around to see what has changed who has taken the top position because i feel as if their will be a shift in the tides.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:10 PM

Not surprised at many names on the list, but am surprised at The US figure, how much it costs per American, and at the gap between The US and China.  Its scary to see some of the names on the list though and wonder if they are using that money for defense, or an offensive attack.

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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | Use | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


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An interesting reflection

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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | Use | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

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If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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gustavo salazar's curator insight, January 7, 2014 7:50 AM

180 mooc's para empezar el año en la cresta de la ola

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 2014 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Use | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

CranstonIT 's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.

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Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight

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"2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps."

 


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:14 AM

...and the End of Year reviews begin. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:14 AM

John. Awesome stuff!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:07 PM

Great blog to follow for ipad info, ipad insight.

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The Best 10 iPad Presentation Apps for Students and Teachers in 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 10 iPad Presentation Apps for Students and Teachers in 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Use | Scoop.it

"As is the case in every last two weeks of December, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posts a series of articles featuring the best articles and apps that have been reviewed and shared in this year. The selections are based on the popularity of these tools among teachers and educators, and the amount of interaction they generated at the time of their release."


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Darin Stevenson's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:21 PM

I am also fond of Mindmap and Scapple on OS X.

Anh VU's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:41 AM

Entry barrier (iPad) is a bit tricky for emercing market users like Vietnam. An Android version would be a solution.

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Open University Innovations

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This second report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 4:42 AM

This short report (45 pages) has an interesting choice of topics. Well worth a read.

Veronica Aniñir Garrido's curator insight, December 29, 2013 5:56 PM

innovations 2013!

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Supercharge your Gmail Inbox with mxHero Email Toolbox

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A few weeks ago, I blogged about Signals, an app that notifies you whenever your recipients open your emails. Now, what if I told you that I found a Chrome extension for Gmail that offers many more...
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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Use | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

CranstonIT 's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.

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10 WAYS To Enhance Instructor Presence in Online Programs


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Global Oil Reserves

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Who has the oil? http://pic.twitter.com/7Njc7OD8rw


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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, April 1, 2016 12:19 AM

Natural resources are not evenly distributed...this distribution pattern impacts global economics, industrialization, development and politics tremendously.  


Tags: industry, economic, energy, resources.

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, April 1, 2016 7:35 PM

Natural resources are not evenly distributed...this distribution pattern impacts global economics, industrialization, development and politics tremendously.  


Tags: industry, economic, energy, resources.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:17 AM

Natural resources are not evenly distributed...this distribution pattern impacts global economics, industrialization, development and politics tremendously.  


Tags: industry, economic, energy, resources.

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

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How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 2014 1:06 PM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

saranthorn's curator insight, February 1, 2015 3:14 AM

scoop it

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10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

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Tooliers's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:10 AM

Well, it sounds wild to start a business.  Imagine how wild it is to build a truly successful one!

 

Tooliers will surely use each one of these 10 rules!

Special thanks @forbes.com

Patrick Soto's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:00 AM

This article gives you 10 steps on how to have a successful business.

POS Maven's curator insight, June 19, 2014 11:25 AM

Build a "Wildly" Successful Business!

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Presentics - Minimalist & Multimedia Presentations

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Create minimalist, multimedia, touch-enabled presentations in just minutes. Presentics is a brand-new approach to presentations. It takes advantage of the multitouch interface and provide full support for embedding media via the internet. Compared to conventional presentation software, Presentics is special in the following areas:...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 12, 2014 12:31 PM

Presentics is a promising new app for iOS which lets you create multimedia presentations. Basic version is free but it has limitations.

 

Link to the app on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/presentics-minimalist-multimedia/id746422887?mt=8

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 2014 4:16 PM

Following on from such groundbreaking apps as Haiku Deck, Presentics allows you to add video and to draw on the presentation, whiteboard style, as you present. The free version allows only two presentations then you need to pay $9.99 AU should you want to continue using it.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:59 AM

het wordt steeds simpeler...

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25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android - TeachThought

25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android - TeachThought | Use | Scoop.it

"Coupled with a pencil and a notepad, a tablet or smartphone–and all the apps and networks they give you access too–can make for a powerful combination. Below are 25 of the best research apps for iPad and Android to get you–and them–started."


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172 Best Android Apps Of 2013

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2013 was yet another great year for Android and its app ecosystem, with developers really making best use of the power offered by the world’s most popular

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Zahid Yakoob's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:24 PM

2013 was yet another great year for Android and its app ecosystem, with developers really making best use of the power offered by the world’s most popular mobile operating system, resulting in many apps that left us spellbound.

Note that the order in which apps appear in this list does not reflect their ranking in any manner; its simply started with the most recent ones covered in December, and proceeded backwards till January.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, January 5, 2014 5:32 AM

#Apps for all

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So, you’ve just got a Mac? Download these apps first

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Whether it's a gift from someone else or a gift to yourself, if you're opening a brand new Apple MacBook Air, Mac Mini or iMac today, here's our roundup of the apps you need to download ...

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How to Design an Excellent Online Course

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I presented a session How to Design on Excellent Online Course at the e-Learning Strategies Symposium conference this past weekend, and share in this post  highlights and the presentation slides. I...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:04 PM

Here's a guide to help with your online course development.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Need Google Product Use Tips? Visit Google Tips

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"Google Tips is collection of Google product use examples and tips. You can select a specific product to learn about or scroll through the whole gallery of tips for all products."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:01 PM

Check out Google Tips to learn more about the many products that Google offers. One you find a tip that interests you and click on it you will find a short description, "stuff you need" (typically a Google account and perhaps a short amount of time based on what I viewed) and a presentation that walks you through steps. This is geared more to beginners and may be a great tool for students whom may be trying new tools.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:07 PM

Tips for use of Google+ features. Great for inspiring your own use for them!!

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10 Key Attributes of Successful Leaders

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Mauro Hernandez's curator insight, December 12, 2013 8:56 AM

Liderazgo

Cb Bowman's curator insight, December 16, 2013 2:06 AM

Fantastic and right between the eyes.

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14 tools to rock Google+

14 tools to rock Google+ | Use | Scoop.it
Looking for tools to grow your presence on Google+? Check out the list below. Social media is always changing, so new services pop up weekly. As a result, this list cannot be exhaustive. I plan on ...
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Philip Search's curator insight, December 4, 2013 5:07 AM

some Great tools to help promote your business on Google Plus 

Businessopportunites's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:48 AM

Nice Post! Thanks for sharing the post.

Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, December 22, 2013 8:16 PM

Widgets, tools, and extensions to help you rock google+

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iMore's authoritative guide to the very best, absolutely free apps and games for iPad

iMore's authoritative guide to the very best, absolutely free apps and games for iPad | Use | Scoop.it

"Looking for great free apps and games for your iPad? The App Store is home to over half a million apps and games, and a surprising number of them are available for free. That's free as in free of charge to buy, free of subscriptions to use, and free of any crippling or time-bombing to make you pay later. They're just free. But which free apps are the best? Which are the top free apps you just absolutely have to download right now?

 

That's where iMore comes in! Here's your ultimate, authoritative guide to the top, 100% free iPad apps for social networking, IM and communications, education, entertainment, finance, fun and games, health and fitness, kids, music, navigation and location, news, photography, productivity, reading, shopping, sports, travel, and general utility."

 


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Ann Ewel's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:44 PM

I took a look at these apps, and the ones I am familiar with are my goto apps, and the others look terrific -- great list!