Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Despite an admittedly strong preference for the automobile, Los Angeles and other forward-thinking cities are now re-allocating public (and private) land away from the car so that people can use the space for other purposes. 

The automobile remains the best transportation option in all but a few U.S. cities. However, we can strike a better balance with how we use the precious resource of space in our cities. By dedicating so much land to traveling comfortably and quickly by car, we miss out on using that land to create interesting places to travel to. While some communities may still require copious amounts of parking and travel lanes, others are developing different neighborhood priorities, like green space, local business presence, or better biking and walking infrastructure. We need to plan for flexibility, for the accommodation of what we cannot yet imagine.

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What would you do if someone tried to dismiss the value of curation in a way that is very misleading? 

I was faced with that situation earlier this week. A very controversial post forced me to take a stand. In this post, I address all the arguments to prove that the author based her conclusions on her limited experience. 

There is not one way to curate content. It’s important to realize that. 

Read the article at http://socialmediaslant.com/content-curation-misunderstood/

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Cendrine Marrouat 

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Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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With Miroslav Tichý’s “Trap for a Voyeur” now on view atGalerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, it’s time to decide whether the late Czech photographer’s output is sinister or seductive.

Tichý is known for capturing covert shots of unbeknowing women. The artist wandered around the streets and parks of Kyjov, Czechoslovakia, and whenever he spotted a woman he liked the look of, a body he could desire from a distance, he took her photograph. His work was surreptitious: it wasn’t that he asked her. To call him a “voyeur,” as does the exhibition’s title, is to put it lightly. 

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We’re in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We’ve looked through the web and we’ve found photo after photo of photographers who’ve shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the world, photographers have captured the magic of winter, the beauty of the season encapsulated in a moment. Now, we hope you enjoy this original compilation of 19 photos of winter wonderlands around the world.

Above photo: Viktoria Haack

Bavaria, Germany Photo: Kilian Schoenberger

Nagano, Japan Photo: Takanobu Nushi

Kuusaankoski, Laukaa, Finland Photo: Joni Rahunen

Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park, Italy Photo: Roberto Melotti

Moominworld in Naantali, Finland Photo: Miki K

Dingle, Liverpool, England Photo: Owen Buckley

Long Bridge, Skaneateles, New York Photo: Matt Champlin

Estonia Photo: Jan Lepamaa

Paris, France Photo: Irene F

Tromso, Northern…

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