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7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.
It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication.

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As teachers we could all learn these simple tips again!

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How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox

How TO Host A Scoopit Newsletter / Landing Page FREE on Google Drive or Dropbox | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it

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David Hain's comment, September 16, 2013 3:46 AM
Could only find the page, Marty - not how to create it? Did I miss something?
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Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive. 

Here's How...

1. Create a newsletter using the Manage > Create A Newsletter

 

2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.

 

3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.

 

4. Click on the HTML file. A window pops up, click on OPEN in lower right corner. 

 

5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:

https://googledrive.com/host/0B0eG3a8zValDQjl6aldwQlJMNDg/email%203.html ;

Next figuring out how to add a Call To Action and subscription code.  BTW, Unbounce charges $700 a year to host landing pages :). 

 

Also works on DropBox. 

The Free Alternative
The interesting question is could you create a web marketing business with NO money for websites or blogs? Yes is the answer to that question. By using free tools such as Google Drive, Scoop.it and Blogger or WordPress you could create a business without paying anything to web development. 

You might find that business is limited in scale, but so what. Your cost is  limited to your sweat equity to create a revenue stream and THEN buy the website improvements you need to go to the next level. I just build a MagentoGo store (Story of Cancer Store: http://storyofcancer.gostorego.com/ ;) and the same thing is ALMOST true for Ecom.

 

Between Storify, Volusion and Magento you can create a store for sweat equity + $500 (give or take). My little store has already made $130 inside of its first month so well on its way to paying for its serving costs. 

The ultimate lesson of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing is DO NOTHING until it is worth the investment to do so :). 

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Blogging as Reflection, Teaching and Learning - Presentation for TESOL Greece 2013

Blogging as Reflection, Teaching and Learning - Presentation for TESOL Greece 2013 | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
I was very honoured to present for the first time at this year's TESOL Greece Convention. Here is my presentation, as well as the notes the participants received at the end. Many thanks to those wh...
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Presentation given at SXSWedu on March 6, 2012.

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Saying Yes to Digital Media in Preschool and Kindergarten

Saying Yes to Digital Media in Preschool and Kindergarten | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
We need to be preparing teachers who know time-tested methods for teaching young children but who also see new technologies as a tool for sparking a love of learning.
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the

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Teaching Metacognition: The Value of Thinking About Thinking

Teaching Metacognition: The Value of Thinking About Thinking | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it

How can teaching metacognition impact the way a student learns? This post states that to teach students to become "expert learners" they must understand that metacognition involves three processes (quoting from the post):
* Teaching students that their ability to learn not only changes, but that they can affect how that ability develops,
* Teaching them how to plan for success and set goals, and
* Giving them lots of opportunities to monitor their learning and adapt their own learning strategies 

We may also help them by providing strategies. The article provides five recommendations on strategies, and an additional five may be found in a post on The Educators PLN at http://www.edupln.com/profiles/blogs/metacognitive-strategies-for.


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Educational Technology Guy: Teachers are Heroes - infographic on what teachers do

Educational Technology Guy: Teachers are Heroes - infographic on what teachers do | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
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9 Ways to Encourage Early Literacy | Education.com

9 Ways to Encourage Early Literacy | Education.com | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
It's impossible to overemphasize the importance of literacy development in the home for young kids, and with these tips, your child will be introduced to early reading and writing skills in fun and interactive ways.
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Education: The Single Most Important Job (Video) - The Huffington Post

Education: The Single Most Important Job (Video) - The Huffington Post | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
Mobile optimized, offering syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments (The flipped classroom and project based learning.)...
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How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards

How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
RT @21stCenturyTch: How to Align #Technology with Common Core State Standards http://t.co/wfAQXf1l #edtech #edchat #edreform #commoncore...
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » TED-Ed: Lessons (videos) worth sharing

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » TED-Ed: Lessons (videos) worth sharing | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
"TED has a brand new education site that I am excited about. TED-ed is a collection of educational video lessons...
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Future of Tech in Education: 60 second Naace review - John McLear

Future of Tech in Education: 60 second Naace review - John McLear | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
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The Writing Teacher's Strategy Guide ~ Teaching That Makes Sense

by Steve Peha

 

"Includes strategies for topic selection, expository, persuasive, and narrative essays, effective beginnings and endings, adding descriptive detail, beating writer's block, and more. Easy-to-teach techniques for teachers up and down the grade levels and across the curriculum."


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Wonderful guide from a great sharer of ideas, strategies, and content.

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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
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The Technology Learning Cycle

The Technology Learning Cycle | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
a tool to help reflect on how we learn to use and apply new technologies
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5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog

5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cambodia4kidsorg As a school division, we are deep into developing blogs as portfolios with our students.  To do this with approximately 10,000 students is...
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5 Strategies to Develop Problem Solving Skills for your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Strategies to Develop Problem Solving Skills for your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
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20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have | Digital Learning Environments

20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have | Digital Learning Environments | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it

Common Sense Media offers this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world.


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Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
Do you think you’re creative?” Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” Three years later, whe (RT @plugusin: A really important @mindshiftkqed read: Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?
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Schooling Vs Education

Schooling Vs Education | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
What marks a Lincoln, a Shakespeare, a Twain or an Edison for greatness is their remarkable personal drive. It is unique.Read more on the blog... (RT @homeschoolcurr: Schooling vs.
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Learning Curves and Frustrations | Leader's Beacon

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
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8 Things teachers don’t understand until they are parents

8 Things teachers don’t understand until they are parents | Whittington's Education | Scoop.it
There is something about being a parent and a teacher that is far greater that the sum of its parts. A parent who is not a teacher does not always see the day in/day out differences in groups of ch...
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