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5 User-Friendly Tools for Building Your Online Portfolio

5 User-Friendly Tools for Building Your Online Portfolio
Heather R. Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook. In today’s digital world, your job search has to be as much online as it is on paper. Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook can help you establish your personal employment brand and connect with potential employers — in fact, almost 90% of employers are using social media to recruit potential employees [PDF]. What better way to have all of your online and offline job search tools in one place than in a portfolio? An online portfolio allows you to compile what makes you employable — it should include things like your resume, cover letter, references, certifications, transcripts and any examples of your work (including writing samples, press clips, artwork or lesson plans). 1. 2. 3. Cost: Free 4. 5.

Sabrina Ratte: Plink Flojd Fascinating new video work by one of my favorite video artists Sabrina Ratté, this is from an ongoing project called Plink Flojd which is a super audio/visual collective started by David Quiles Guillo. When I saw Sabrina do visuals for Le Révélateur it was incredible how the visual identity was perfect for the music, soo many “VJ’s” get it wrong or end up trailing off and making no sense with the music and this was one of best accompaniments i’ve ever seen. Sabrina Ratté lives and works in Montreal. Her video work mixes digital and analog techniques and often deals with the diverse manifestations of light. She is also interested by the relationship between electronic music and the electronic image, and she often collaborates with musicians in different contexts. She has an ongoing collaboration with composer Roger Tellier-Craig, with whom she also performs live video projections.

Hackasaurus Look ahead Learn all about Firefox OS » Welcome to Webmaker! Virtual Collaboration for Students: What’s a Primary Teacher to Do? Are you are already convinced that your students need to learn how to connect, collaborate and learn with others online? Are you longing for your classroom to echo with the sounds of kids asking questions of others who live far away? Do your students have questions that only other children can answer? When I talk to other teachers about the benefits of long-distance student collaboration, often their biggest question is: How do I find other classrooms to collaborate with? If you are already connected with other educators through social media, this part seems easy, but if you are just beginning your connected journey, it’s a very real problem. If you’re still a little short on virtual teacher colleagues, I’d like to suggest three ways you can begin to connect.

111 Web Apps to Rule Them All Our original roundup of 100 Web Apps to Rule Them All was published in May, 2011. Nearly a year later, we’re back with over a dozen new apps … and sadly with a few of our original favorites removed since they hit the deadpool. We’ve added the newest apps to the top of this roundup article, so you can quickly see our new favorites. Today, more than ever before, you can get much of your work done right from your browser. There’s web apps for almost everything, and increasingly they work from mobile devices, have beautifully designed interfaces that rival native apps, and work together to make your online life easier. Some have stayed the same for years, veteran standbys of the online world, while others have rapidly iterated, quickly becoming must-have apps that set the standard for the next generation of web apps. Collaborative Learning in Social Networks IntroductionI am here in Anguilla reflecting on a number of ‘Social Media and Academic practice’ sessions that I co-presented with Andy Coverdale from the University of Nottingham. As PhD researchers at the School of Education, we felt comfortable enough to extend our knowledge and experience in what we saw as a gap in the doctoral training programme. What we found was that most participants use social media tools like Facebook, but did not see the need or connection of using these social media tools1 as part of their academic researcher identity. These sessions afforded us the opportunity to address transferable skills that could provide the context for academic researchers to develop and maintain their digital academic identity within the online digital landscape. We held these sessions at the Jubilee Graduate Centre, the Arts and Engineering graduate centre and recently presented an overview of what we have been doing at the e-learning conference at the University of Greenwich.

The Marketers Guide to Pinterest - Infographic Humans are extremely visual. We experience life visually and the role of photos, images and videos in our life is evidenced by the sheer quantity (250 million a day) of photos of friends, family and cute dogs that are uploaded to Facebook every day . I remember returning from the annual summer holidays and my father would invite all our friends over to view the photos and videos that he had taken on the yearly trip. The visual record of the trip was a vital part of the the sharing of the stories and experiences that had occurred in our family travels. Welcome to Be the Change 907 6 Tips for Open Collaboration Your Photo on Fake Magazine Cover : XmyZine Covers What's Your Animal Personality Type octofeed