Little Bird Tales - Home Little Bird Tales is a storytelling and e-learning tool that can be implemented in hundreds of ways, and is great for kids of all ages, even for children who can't read and write! "Little bird tales is an exciting Web site...In the school setting the possibilities are endless." Lawrence Armstrong, DiscoveryEducation.com
5-Minute Film Fest: Getting Started with Classroom Apps In a sea of ever-updating technology, it can be difficult to make sense of classroom tools. There are so many great apps out there, but how can you know which ones will work best for you and your students? We’ve gathered videos to explore 10 amazing apps that educators are already using for classroom management, collaboration, and assigning student work. Actionbound Create your own Bounds in your browser at actionbound.de Play Bounds with the Actionbound app Go to desktop version 5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates] Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past couple years proclaiming "infographics are dead," infographics are, in fact, alive and well. We just checked -- they're totally healthy. I mean, there are a lot of them, but when marketers spend the time aligning the topic, content, and style of their infographics with the needs and preferences of their target audiences, they're still finding success.(And by "success" I mean driving traffic -- and potential leads -- to their websites and generating social buzz through people sharing and commenting.) A 2014 study shows that the use of infographics among B2B marketers increased 9% from 2013 to 2014: from 43% adoption to 52% adoption.
Running WordPress on OpenShift: An Introduction OpenShift is a PaaS that allow you to run your own app for free with low resources. It offers 1GB storage and 512MB RAM, and has support for custom domains. It's faster than Heroku, PagodaBox, and AppFog giving you SSH access to your app server, running in a separate environment. It's just like a real server, but you get it for free. OpenShift is a very good platform for running a WordPress site. PagodaBox and AppFog fair for hosting PHP applications for free; however, PagodaBox is quite slow, and has a hard limit of 10MB of MySQL for free plan.
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One Image to Rule Them All: Size Specs to Work Across Social Media A picture may be worth a thousand words, but embedding one in a tweet only costs you 23 of your 140 characters. So with limited space to work with on social networks, it’s no wonder that many digital marketers have found success using images to accompany their tweets and status updates. Recently, Twitter’s data scientist Douglas Mason concluded that tweets containing photos from verified accounts resulted in a 35 percent increase in the number of retweets. Similar results are seen across the social landscape—photos make a huge difference. However, it’s important to make sure that the images are sized appropriately for social networks. Consider an image like this:
Bryan Gould » Budget Blues Twenty five dollars a week can’t be bad, can it? For families on the breadline, it’s surely better than nothing and every little helps. And when the total spend is $790 million, that’s not peanuts, is it? – even if multiplying $25 up to this total should surely tell just how many qualifying families there are and just how widespread family poverty is in today’s New Zealand. The increase in benefits has of course captured the headlines and is apparently a master-stroke of so-called “compassionate conservatism” in disarming those critics who have complained about widening inequality and deeply entrenched poverty.
5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing. Have a look and share with your colleagues.