Vectors Free Vector Corkboard with Frame Since the notes and pins are popular on fuzzimo, here’s a vector cork texture with a wood frame in case anyone needs an all vector bulletin board artwork. Read more Illustrator Tutorial Crop a Group of Shapes Here’s a basic Illustrator tutorial on how to crop an area from a group of multiple shapes or just hide unwanted parts by using opacity masks or clipping masks.
Infomancy Anyone who has travelled by air recently should be quite familiar with the concept of security theater; the complex set of TSA rituals designed to make us feel more safe (or at least to make the TSA feel like they are making us feel safe) while not actually addressing any of the real safety issues. Is your library guilty of this as well? How many of the library policies and procedures that we adopt are created for the actual advancement of our mission, and how many exist simply as policy theater? The biggest problem with security theater is that often the most basic safety measures that are most susceptible to theatrics. When it is something that has always been done, the safety measure takes on a higher power.
Activity Theory Summary: Activity Theory is a framework or descriptive tool for a system. People are socio-culturally embedded actors (not processors or system components). There exists a hierarchical analysis of motivated human action (levels of activity analysis). Originator: Vygotsky, Leont’ev, Luria, and others starting in the 1920s.
7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes Creating and delivering quizzes and tests online offers a number of advantages over paper-based quizzes and tests. Many online quiz services allow you to create quizzes that give your students instant feedback. Some of the services provide the option to include picture and video prompts in your quizzes. And all of these services save you the hassle of printing your quizzes. Here are seven ways that you can create and deliver quizzes online. Blubbr is a neat quiz creation service that you can use to create video-based quizzes. Top 18 Online Meeting and Web Conferencing Tools In a world where we now communicate and collaborate mainly via the Internet, itâ€™s important to have the right tool available. Not only do you need something that is dependable and works properly, but you also want a tool that is easy for all of your collaborators to use. Having a lot of features is nice, but if the people youâ€™re trying to communicate with canâ€™t figure out how to join you, more than likely youâ€™ll end up alone!
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Peak Population: when will population growth stop, why, and how? Worldchanging's Alex Steffen's got a good, thoughtful piece up about "peak population," the idea that we'll crest humanity's most rapid period of population growth and that it will -- and should -- slow down from here. I love this quote from Kim Stanley Robinson, speaking of birth control: "empowering women is the best climate change technology." Peak Population and Generation X
Top 10 Search Terms in 10 Categories, December 2007 - ClickZ Enid Burns | January 4, 2008 | 0 Comments inShare0 The month's top search terms in 10 categories. European Journalism Centre - Media News 10 July 2013 | The New York Times Journalist Assassinated in Violent Russian Republic A prominent journalist who had accused local authorities of persecuting and kidnapping Muslims was shot dead in an ambush in the violent Russian republic of Dagestan on Tuesday, police officials said. The journalist, Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, 53, a deputy editor of the independent daily newspaper Novoye Delo, had already survived a January assassination attempt at the same spot just outside the capital, Makhachkala. “They were waiting for him at an intersection just 50 meters from his house,” said Fatina Ubaidatova, a spokeswoman for the local police, adding that they did not have any suspects.
Collaborative Consumption “Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities. “From enormous marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist, to emerging sectors such as social lending (Zopa) and car sharing (Zipcar), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not just what we consume but how we consume. New marketplaces such as Swaptree, Zilok, Bartercard, AirBnb, and thredUP are enabling “peer-to-peer” to become the default way people exchange — whether it’s unused space, goods, skills, money, or services — and sites like these are appearing everyday, all over the world. “As the Collaborative Consumption movement grows and evolves, so will this online hub. We believe in well-designed, simple tools that people can openly share and build on.