Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools by @jessostroff Spin Sucks By Jess Ostroff I’m no artist. And it bothers me sometimes how easy it is for some people to pick up a pen and paper and create a masterpiece. My imagination, unfortunately, just doesn’t work that way. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know.
Student Guide 2014: Top Tips & Tricks to Study Better Many students are determined to memorise as much information as possible to pass their exams. If this is your strategy, have you ever questioned yourself; am I really learning anything? There are learning techniques you can use that both optimise your time and help you achieve your study goals. One way of improving your learning is by using technology to your advantage to set study goals, create an effective study plan and even avoid procrastination. At ExamTime, we aim to help you achieve your academic goals by providing proven study advice. We have gathered the best study tips and tricks to give you the Student Guide 2014/15, your manual to winning gold this year by improving your results.
Using Gapminder in Presentations Gapminder is a wonderful tool to animate statistical data. Recently, I have used a Gapminder graph for the first time in a presentation and here’s an explanation on how to do it. Should you not know about Gapminder, I would suggest to first take a look at one of the wonderful videos commented by inventor Hans Rosling. 3 Tips for Creating Engaging, Visual Experiences This blog post was co-authored with our NEXUS partner, CrowdRiff, a social marketing, analytics and insights platform. When it boils down to it, users are visual. According to Zabisco, 40% of people respond better to visual information than plain text. That’s probably because 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Looking at the numbers alone, there’s a strong case to be made for visual content. To steer you in the right direction, this blog post goes over three tips for strengthening your visual strategy to nurture customer engagement and generate more on-site conversions.
Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School The Stephen Perse Foundation has had a 1:1 iPad programme running for two years now. Whilst there are many subject specific apps utilised for learning, it is interesting to note how the top 10 apps are all multipurpose. The list below also includes an indication of how workflow is developing for the school and how an app is chosen when and where it is appropriate. For more information about how we are using the iPads as a tool for learning please visit SPFlearning.com
Best Online Learning Games for English Language Learners Whack Attack When I moved to the U.S. at the age of 7 from Teheran, I could speak, read, and write Armenian, Farsi, and a good amount of French. But I didn’t know any English. 8 unique advantages of web-based mind mapping tools If you’re looking for a low-cost way to try out mind mapping for business, then a web-based tool is a great place to start. Thanks to the recent advent of HTML 5 technology, today’s web-based mind mapping apps are well-designed and easy to use. Some of these tools now have almost as much functionality as their desktop counterparts. A big factor if you’re just starting out with mind mapping is cost: these programs are available at a fraction of the cost of desktop software. Here are 8 unique advantages that web-based mind mapping tools offer compared to their traditional desktop counterparts: