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10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards | Writing mag | Scoop.it
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 came to an end on October 1st, and while we‘re waiting for the winners to be announced, let‘s explore the best
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Job Skills: Prepare your English CV for a job in the UK

Moving to or living in the UK? Looking to apply for work? You will need to prepare your British English CV. A CV is also known as a resume. Did you kno
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How to: Criticize technology

How to: Criticize technology | Writing mag | Scoop.it

"Sara writes, “This new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University explores the current state of technology criticism and argues to recognize a wider range of ..."


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The DitoGear Chase Car Kit and VibraFreek Upgrades Will Give You Hollywood Style Highway Shots

The DitoGear Chase Car Kit and VibraFreek Upgrades Will Give You Hollywood Style Highway Shots | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Introducing the next piece of gear that you’re going to be obsessed with… The DitoGear Chase Car Kit and the VibraFreek Accessories. This might be one of the coolest rigs that I’ve ever seen for a variety of reasons.[adrotate group=”6″] First off, the DitoGear Chase Car Kit is a... http://blog.planet5d.com/2016/10/the-ditogear-chase-car-kit-and-vibrafreek-upgrades-will-give-you-hollywood-style-highway-shots/
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Add Captions to Any Youtube Video - Caption Generator

Add Captions to Any Youtube Video - Caption Generator | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Add captions to any video, straight from your browser. Use our pre-made video templates to make the task even easier! Great for memes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 6, 2016 1:06 AM

Lots of potential for fun and serious language learning here.

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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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Mario Muñoz's curator insight, May 28, 3:50 PM
As future teachers, we should take into account that English is a changeable subject. Considering that, we should include all the possible advantages that technology offers. This article shows the high importance of common websites such as Facebook  and Google-docs, which are commonly used by most of students worldwide. Also, the use of Corpora, which is a list of collections about language structures used in real contexts is a great idea that we could promote in our classrooms. This text shows us how we can make students realize that they are also responsable for their learning experience, and it is not necessary in a boring way. It mentions crutial aspects that we can show our learners in order to promote autonomy while learning a new language, in our case English. The ten innovations that have change English teaching are great ways we can use for developing curiosity and motivating our pupils. In fact, it helps to break down the taboo about using technology at classrooms since it explains that technology are great sources for searching authentic material about English usage in real contexts, and it also allows us to keep contant online with people, even native speakers, who can help us to improve our language skills and critical thinking abilities. 
Valentina Hernández Hernández's curator insight, August 1, 10:58 AM
The article presents ten innovations that have impacted the most English Teaching. All of them are related with new platforms, Apps, methodologies or techniques that have caused a positive change in the way English teachers carry out their classes. It also mentions the importance of working on lessons that include at least one of the ten things it mentions in the top in order for the students to enjoy the class and motivate. 
Alejandra Lopez's curator insight, September 12, 12:41 PM
The way how teachers teach English is being transformed since now we have many tools and resources to adapt our classes to students' needs. Now, the teacher is not the center, the student plays an important role and teachers allow them to be aware of their own process of learning. What is more, teachers are promoting the critical thinking in their students so they do not recieve all the information as passive learners, but they process what they are learning and also they develops curiosity and autonomy to learn more. 
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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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 12:12 PM

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

John Shank's curator insight, February 26, 2016 3:57 PM

Nice list!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 2016 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, 2016 1:39 PM

Simply useful!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 2016 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, 2016 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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Campus Extens - UIB Virtual -'s curator insight, May 31, 2016 3:47 AM
Aquest article presenta les característiques de l'eina i els passos a seguir per crear un llibre electrònic.
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 11, 2016 1:05 PM

Here's a smart idea for creating interactive e-books using Google slides.

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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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denis binette's curator insight, November 22, 2015 7:46 AM

Avenue plausible 

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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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 25, 2015 12:48 AM

This is not only interesting, but also highly informative, I have a blog which I feel can benefit from the tips. 

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.
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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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100 brilliant print adverts

100 brilliant print adverts | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Print ads can still be a powerful medium for getting your message across, as these examples show.
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What Are Basic Human Rights?

Are Human Rights Getting Worse? http://bit.ly/1STaW06 Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml The United Nations is responsible for upholding human right
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Alle Mails gescannt: Yahoo arbeitete für Geheimdienste | #Privacy 

Alle Mails gescannt: Yahoo arbeitete für Geheimdienste | #Privacy  | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Yahoo soll für US-Dienste neue Software geschrieben, sie hinter dem Rücken der eigenen Security-Abteilung installiert und damit alle Kundenmails gescannt haben. Juristische Gegenwehr gab es offenbar keine. Ob die Überwachung andauert, ist nicht bekannt.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Yahoo...

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 5, 2016 9:20 AM
Yahoo soll für US-Dienste neue Software geschrieben, sie hinter dem Rücken der eigenen Security-Abteilung installiert und damit alle Kundenmails gescannt haben. Juristische Gegenwehr gab es offenbar keine. Ob die Überwachung andauert, ist nicht bekannt.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Yahoo...

 

 

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Canon Gets Serious About Cinema With A 60-800 Cinema Zoom (Patent only so far)

Canon Gets Serious About Cinema With A 60-800 Cinema Zoom (Patent only so far) | Writing mag | Scoop.it
We have a lot of exciting Canon lens announcements to be looking forward to over the coming months. They’ve made it clear that they’re interested in expanding their lens library to include more cinema and even anamorphic options.[adrotate group=”6″] Judging by the virtually universal ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2016/10/canon-gets-serious-about-cinema-with-a-60-800-cinema-zoom-patent-only-so-far/
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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, 2016 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 2016 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
Marshall Gass's curator insight, June 16, 2016 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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Sherry Bonelli's curator insight, February 16, 2016 9:10 AM

Interest social media channel stats.

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drula eric's curator insight, February 16, 2016 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

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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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Scott Langston's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:22 PM

Great article - where does @NikPreachy keep finding these?

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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.

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