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102 of the Most Inspiring Storytelling Quotes of All Time - Type A Communications February 2, 2016 Stories have been shared in every culture for millions of years – starting with rudimentary drawings by people who lived in caves – as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. The ancient art of storytelling has made its way to the boardroom, but some people – including marketers – still wonder if it’s that big of a deal.

The 20 best tools for online collaboration Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time. TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey A to Z OECD Home Directorate for Education and SkillsEarly childhood and schoolsTALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey Early childhood and schools

Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! Yesterday I had the opportunity to work with a fun group of librarians in the northern part of my state who had some questions about weeding. Specifically, they were concerned about getting rid of old materials when their collections are already small and there's no money to replace the discards with shiny new replacements. I understand this concern, but when it comes to weeding, I err on the side of less being more.

Workshop Bratislava Rooms with a view Home Workshop Bratislava Socrative Computational Thinking for Educators - Course What: A free online course helping educators integrate computational thinking into their curriculum Who: Humanities, Math, Science, and Computing educators When: All of the course materials are available as a self-study program. Lesson Plans Chapter 1: Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases Students are introduced to the idea that matter is composed of atoms and molecules that are attracted to each other and in constant motion. Students explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules as they experiment with and observe the heating and cooling of a solid, liquid, and gas. Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google for teachers has to offer?

30 New Web and Mobile GUI kits and Wireframe Templates Just as we did a few days ago with free icon sets, today we take a look at and share with you the latest, the most extensive and the most detailed web and mobile GUI kits and wireframe templates currently available for free. All of the kits and templates below have all been designed with modern design trends in mind, and are all chock-full of components, widgets, form elements, buttons, navigation systems and menus, various page templates, and much, much more. Basically, everything you could possibly need for designing or wireframing a web site or mobile app. AP Computer Science Principles - A New AP Course - Advances in AP® - The College Board AP Computer Science Principles AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career. Read the Introducing AP Computer Science Principles video transcript Computer Science: The New Literacy

Alberta School Library Council’s Blog Posted by: by Kelly Reierson and Lissa Davies As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need. The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning. What is a Learning Commons? “Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loerttscher define it as “a learning “space” that is both physical and virtual – a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn, work and play.

QR Code Generator, 2d Barcode Generator, QR Code A QR code generator is a software or online application that allows you to create QR codes. QR codes are probably the most popular and flexible two-dimensional barcode that is used by most businesses and individuals for anything from their marketing campaigns, education and even in ordinary lives and lets not forget just for fun! They’re widely used by any web design agency As QR codes gain popularity, more and more Web sites are offering free QR code generator services. With all the choices, and because they are all similarly free, most people just use the first QR code generator they find.

Articulate Storyline 2 - Online Training Software Feel like a pro even if you’re a beginner with Storyline’s familiar, intuitive user interface. No training required. Make your workspace your own. Move the panels you use the most anywhere on your desktop, or even to a second monitor. No need to create from scratch, unless you want to. The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Some other ones that I believe important based on what I hear at conferences, read via blogs and other social networks include:

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