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Know more. Map your mind. Get the power of information visualization. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Folders. Our own organic Brains aren't always linear. TheBrain moves beyond linear folders and lists, letting you create a network of information organized the way you think about it. TheBrain applies visualization to your information, creating a digital map similar to paper-based mind maps you may be familiar with, but so much more powerful... No Limits Mind Mapping There is no limit to the number of ideas or files you can add to your digital Brain. Clicking on a Thought triggers all related information.Now you can shift focus quickly and discover information that would otherwise be overlooked. Forge New Territory with Dynamic Mind Mapping Traditional mind mapping software helps people visualize their ideas. However, these mind mapping programs make it difficult to connect ideas that are in distant branches and cannot represent large volumes of information. Related:  Mind Mappinghsp

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons. In the following scenes she appears to pinch, swipe and prod the pages of paper magazines as though they too were screens. When nothing happens, she pushes against her leg, confirming that her finger works just fine—or so a title card would have us believe. The girl's father, Jean-Louis Constanza, presents "A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work" as naturalistic observation—a Jane Goodall among the chimps moment—that reveals a generational transition. "Technology codes our minds," he writes in the video's description. Perhaps his daughter really did expect the paper magazines to respond the same way an iPad would. Nevertheless, the video brings into focus an important question: How exactly does the technology we use to read change the way we read? In most cases, paper books have more obvious topography than onscreen text.

Mind Mapping Software: Mind Maps | MindMeister List of mind mapping software Concept-mapping and mind-mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking.[1] There are a number of software packages and websites that allow the creation of, or otherwise support mind maps. File format[edit] Using a standard file format allows interchange of files between various programs. Many of the programs listed below support the mm format used by FreeMind. Free Software[edit] The following tools are free as defined by the Free Software Foundation. Freeware[edit] The following is a list of notable concept mapping and mind mapping applications which are freeware (they are available at no cost). Paid software[edit] The table below lists pieces of paid commercial software that allow the creation of mind maps and concept maps. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. And I am biased, obviously and enormously: I’m an author, often an author of fiction. So I’m biased as a writer. And I’m here giving this talk tonight, under the auspices of the Reading Agency: a charity whose mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers. And it’s that change, and that act of reading that I’m here to talk about tonight. I was once in New York, and I listened to a talk about the building of private prisons – a huge growth industry in America. It’s not one to one: you can’t say that a literate society has no criminality. And I think some of those correlations, the simplest, come from something very simple. Fiction has two uses. I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children. It’s tosh.

Coggle 最好用免費線上心智圖軟體教學:簡單卻強大 有時遇到盤根錯節、難以解決的問題時,就會發現心智圖是一個輔助思考的好工具。就像之前我在寫作自己的 Evernote 新作品《如果我當初這樣做筆記就好了》時,我想要重新歸納自己如何使用 Evernote 的流程、如何整理筆記的架構,這時候比起在腦袋空轉,或只是條列式列舉,其實「畫出一張心智圖」,可以讓我自己慢慢釐清所有的想法。 Evernote 功能與筆記方法之間的關係? 2014/12/24 補充:DrawExpress Diagram 真手繪流程圖心智圖免費軟體 2015/2/13 補充:Draw.io 中文線上製作流程圖首選! 不過,昨天在 Google+ 的數位工作研究會中,看到長期互相交流資訊的網友郁也風推薦了一個叫做「 Coggle 」的線上心智圖服務,一用之下,讓我有驚艷的感覺,心裡覺得這是自己用過最適合自己,最好用的心智圖軟體。 覺得驚豔,不是 「 Coggle 」功能多專業,或是設計多華麗,相對之下可能 Xmind 和 MindMeister 都看起來更進階。 但是我給他的稱讚是「最好用」、「簡單卻強大」,我覺得驚豔之處是「 Coggle 」看起來簡單好上手,但是慢慢用,就發現心智圖最關鍵的功能都可以做到,甚至還延伸出一些團隊工作上的用途,並且功能完全免費。 下面,我就從 15 個 Coggle 功能特色的上手教學,來分享這個免費線上心智圖軟體值得推薦的地方。 1.完全免費 這篇文章介紹到的「 Coggle 」 功能都可以免費使用,網站也說基本上這個服務免費,沒有使用限制,可以無限新增心智圖。 唯一的提醒,就是如果你覺得「 Coggle 」 真的很好用,那麼只需要提供「每年 5 歐元」的贊助(真的很划算),讓這個服務繼續維持下去,而「 Coggle 」 團隊也會優先提供你測試即將推出的新功能。 2.簡單易用 你必須使用自己的 Google 帳號來免費註冊「 Coggle 」 ,第一次打開心智圖時,左方會提示你一些關鍵功能的快捷鍵,但是你也可以在心智圖中找到相應的操作。 例如點擊某一個節點,就能新增下一層節點;按住節點後就能拖曳改變位置;要更換節點的層級則要按住[ Shift ]後再拖曳。 「 Coggle 」 操作起來非常滑順,可以自動排版,也很方便手動移動,讓我們在網頁上快速的畫出自己的心智圖。 怎麼做到? 10.插入圖片 那麼可不可以在心智圖中加入視覺圖片呢?

41 ideas advance in News Challenge: Libraries Last week 11 advisers helped us select a group of semifinalists for the Knight News Challenge: Libraries. Today, we are excited to announce that 41 projects have moved to the next stage of consideration. These semifinalists will have a week to fine tune their entries before we begin work with another set of advisers to choose the finalists. We received 680 submissions to the challenge, which is focused on the question: how might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities? Having the opportunity to look at a multitude of ideas from the library community is immensely valuable to our work. The maker movement: Libraries are looking to create spaces and programs that enable invention and hands-on education. Over the next week semifinalists will get the chance to provide more details about their ideas and respond to community input. Thanks to everyone who has joined us in the challenge, and thanks to the group of advisers who helped us to review the entries.

易森語言 - 動詞架構圖 - the structures of verbs and tenses 易森語言動詞架構圖 重覆字尾duplicate the last consonant Yes, he is. He is singing. No, he isn't. He won't make the same mistake again. What will you do tomorrow? I am going to have a party tomorrow. I am not going to celebrate the holiday. Are you going to sing the song with me? I am going to go to Taipei. tie a yellow ribbon on the old oak tree I am going to come home later. I am leaving on a jet plane 1.4 完成式Present Perfect Tense 2.1 動名詞不定詞Gerunds and Infinitives It is interesting to swim. practice playing the piano I would like to kick you. I forget to feed my cats. I forgot feeding cats. You make me feel like a natural woman... watchseelook at noticehearlisten tofeel give 物st. + to/for + 人 sb. 2.6 情緒動詞Participial adjectives interesttiresurpriseexciteembarrassworryboreconfusesatisfy Listening to English songs interests me. Listening to English songs is interesting to me. I will try on this jacket. I will try this jacket on. I spend 1000 buying this case. I spent one hour reading this book. It cost me 1000 to buy this case.

Hidden places - visitBerlin.de PT-BR When you go off the beaten path in Berlin, you have the chance to discover some wonderful places outside the city centre that tell as much about the history of Berlin.... The Dicke Marie (fat Mary) tree has experienced a great deal. About 800 or 900 years ago, when it first buried its roots in the Brandenburg sand, there were still bears... The poet Heinrich von Kleist died at just 33 years of age. He committed suicide together with his friend Henriette Vogel on 21 November 1811. The grave is located at the... In large angel pools at the feet of St. Canals, lagoons, magnificent views. It's always buzzing on Pariser Platz: a steady stream of tourists, a couple of city workers rushing out to grab lunch, the sound of cars hooting their horns on the other... Actually the politicians had other ideas. If the name is forgotten, so is the person. The view over the Grunewald, across Berlin and up to the Havel is uniquely beautiful. In the beginning, everything was right and proper. 48 h

Maria Popova: Staying Present and Grounded in the Age of Information Overload How do we answer the grand question of how to live—and more importantly—how to live well? This is the deeply philosophical (and yet eminently pragmatic) inquiry that lies at the core of Maria Popova’s remarkable blog, Brain Pickings. Since she launched Brain Pickings as a passion project back in 2006, it’s grown impressively, becoming an intellectual touchstone for inquiring minds that now draws several million readers a month. In the age of information overload, Popova is the ultimate hunter-gatherer-curator, bringing her intensely curious mind to bear on everything from Susan Sontag’s journals to Maurice Sendak’s vintage illustrations to Albert Einstein’s letters. Not surprisingly, Popova’s work ethic is as relentless as her curiosity. The “Information Age” seems to have ushered in this hectic, new pace of working that’s driving us all a bit crazy. I think that word “should” in our internal narratives is very toxic—this notion of, “what should I be doing?”

Meditation at the Shore – a Film The sea has been pounding the rocks mercilessly since dawn. How much lies beneath that deceptively simple word: the sea? In truth, a continuous, roiling, evolving drama of a billion waves – each one of individual character and rhythm. Up in the cliffs is a cross-section through the earth’s autobiography. Bands of sandstone, siltstone and shale dating back to the Upper Carboniferous period some three hundred million years ago. The Great Philosophers: William Morris The 19th-century designer, poet and entrepreneur William Morris is one of the best guides we have to the modern economy – despite the fact that he died in 1896 (while Queen Victoria was still on the throne), never made a telephone call and would have found the very idea of television utterly baffling. Morris was the first person to understand two issues which have become decisive for our times. Firstly: the role of pleasure in work. And, secondly: the nature of consumer demand. William Morris was born in 1834 into a well-off family. The fact that he was always reasonably well-off did not blunt his empathy for financial hardship. William Morris, Self-Portrait, 1856 When he was 18, Morris went to university. After graduating Morris spent some time training as an architect. His favourite model was a young actress with a dramatically beautiful face, Jane Burden. William Morris, La Belle Iseult, 1858 A year later they got married. Textile printing at Merton Abbey, c.1890

Reuse of Digitised Content (1): So you want to reuse digital heritage content in a creative context? Good luck with that. Although there is a lot of digitised cultural heritage content online, it is still incredibly difficult to source good material to reuse in creative projects. What can institutions do to help people who want to invest their time in making and creating using digitised historical items as source material? The Garden of Earthly Delights, repurposed over at Etsy Over the last few months I have become increasingly interested obsessed with creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage content. We live at a time when most galleries, libraries, archives and museums are digitising collections and putting them up online to increase access, with some (such as the Rijksmuseum, LACMA, The British Library, and the Internet Archive) releasing content with open licensing actively encouraging reuse. 1. Yay! 2. Suggestion: Institutions should cherry pick a few in-copyright items that are really very reusable, and preemptively clear copyright under various licenses. 3. 4. Suggestion: 300dpi, at least. 5.

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