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Highlight and Add sticky notes on webpages Instead of just bookmarking, Diigo allows you to highlight text and attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book! Cool features: Highlight in multiple colors. New! Archive pages forever and make them searchable, too New! When you bookmark a page to Diigo, you can choose to upload the page, even if it is dynamic or hidden behind the password protection. Archive multiple versions of the same URL ~ caches, of moments in time. Organize your items by tags or lists Tags and lists are two different ways to organize information. List: add sections and arrange the order in any sequence. Search and Access from anywhere, anytime Next: Building Personal Learning Network »

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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. From Darth Vader to Jesus: Famous Lives in Minimalist Pictograms by Maria Popova From the guillotine to lightsabers, or what vintage visual language has to do with pop culture. From Milan-based creative agency H-57 comes this brilliant series of minimalist pictogram posters for the life-and-times of famous characters, both fictional and historical, from Darth Vader to Marie Antoinette to Jesus — part Isotype, part Everything Explained Through Flowcharts, part something entirely and ingeniously its own. Somewhere, Otto Neurath is rolling in his grave — hard to tell whether he’s laughing or crying.

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Pictogram Rock Posters by Victor Herz Impressive Pictogram famous rock bands posters by the talented Swedish graphic designer and artist Viktor Hertz. If the name does ring a bell it is probably because we have earlier covered his Pictogram Movie Poster s and his ode to Apple’s think different campaign . This is my most ambitious, and maybe also the best, personal work I’ve done so far. I decided to pick a few bands and artists from the rock genre and make pictogram posters for them. The Trusted Leader in HTML5 Document Viewing Interact with your documents Crocodoc comes with a robust set of commenting and markup tools that enable interactive document workflows. These include: commenting tools, drawing tools, highlighting tools, textbox tools, and strikethrough tools. When enabled, Crocodoc's commenting and markup tools allow your users to:

Caslon #540 Italic & Swashes - desktop font Try this font now! Simply choose the font, colors and size. Then enter your text and click the 'Change Sample Text' button. Your text will appear below. Try this font now! Simply choose the font. Tools 4 Tech Lab - Teach 2 Inspire TM A. Share your ideas and create a unique voice! iSeekTarget information you want with relevant results and iViews™. Interactive Science Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices When presented with new material, standards, and complicated topics, we need to be focused and calm as we approach our assignments. We can use brain breaks and focused-attention practices to positively impact our emotional states and learning. They refocus our neural circuitry with either stimulating or quieting practices that generate increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, where problem solving and emotional regulation occur. Brain Breaks A brain break is a short period of time when we change up the dull routine of incoming information that arrives via predictable, tedious, well-worn roadways. Our brains are wired for novelty.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures Today marks the start of the #1ineveryclassroom public awareness campaign by the UK-based Colour Blind Awareness organization to point out the prevalence of colorblindness and the need for greater awareness on the part of educators. There is tremendous variation in how individuals perceive and distinguish colors. These differences can be due to color vision deficiency or color blindness, as well as other medical conditions affecting the eyes or brain. Other factors such as device display settings, corrective lenses, and environmental lighting conditions can also affect the perception of color differences. 260 Artists Featured at 8th Annual Post-It Show Audrey Kawasaki Coming in December, Giant Robot Gallery in Los Angeles, California, will host the Eigth Annual Post-It Show. As you can guess, the show features a variety of different artists who have created incredible works on colorful Post-It notes. More than 260 participating artists will showcase more than 2,000 Post-Its for visitors to admire and even purchase on a cash-and-carry basis, if desired. Each year, the show is curated by Esther Pearl Watson and her husband, Mark Todd, and it features every illustration style imaginable.

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