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These ‘Groove Cruise’ Photos Make A Floating EDM Fest Seem Like A Lot Of Fun

How you feel about a festival like Groove Cruise really depends on how you feel about EDM music, 24-hour parties, and being on a giant boat with a bunch of raging drunk people for five days. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you’ll probably have a great experience — because Groove …

EDM

3 Ways Google Arts & Culture Can Enrich Your Lessons

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom virtual museum trips to close-up art investigations, Google has a plethora of offerings for educators.

An Introduction to the ADDIE Model for Instructional Designers

If you’ve been around e-learning a little while, chances are you’ve heard of the ADDIE model, the most commonly used instructional design model and …

How Former Teachers Now Earn Over $45,000 A Month With Their Online Business

As someone who stumbled into starting an online business and has generated over $1 million in revenue from blogging, I love hearing stories of other successful online entrepreneurs.<p>It’s rare that you come across a couple who makes more than $45,000 per month and reached that point within a few …

Business Strategy

How to Shake Up the Discussion Board in Your Online Class

Getting an online class off the ground seems daunting on its own, but once it’s up and running, online educators find themselves facing an even …

7 Game Changer EdTech Tools to Personalize Your Classroom

By: Stephanie Shaw. There are thousands of edtech tools out there to help personalize your classroom, but here are seven that I found to be game …

The 'Airbnb of events' lets you rent out swanky apartments, vacant churches, and hip garages

Thanks to Splacer, a new startup that promises to do for events what Airbnb did for overnight stays, an otherwise unusable place of worship — like the one Splacer user Kaitlyn C. rents for $575 an hour— can (and does) transform into a music video shoot, conference center, and concert hall.<p>While …

60 Free Tools for Modern Storytellers

<i>This post first appeared on Medium.</i><p>In the Web age, being an exquisite wordsmith sadly no longer guarantees people are going to read you write. The writer today must also master photography, SEO, coding, and how to extract money from commissioning editors loathe to help out. There’s also the small …

Milan Expo 2015: what's the point?

Milan is a most serious city. With Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Armani and Ruud Gullit on the books, it couldn’t be otherwise. Strolling around last week, I kept wondering where the parliament buildings or senate might be. The place has that sort of sense of monumental self-worth, a capital city in …

Download the Major Works of Jane Austen as Free eBooks & Audio Books

Why does Jane Austen feel so much like our contemporary? Is it the way she has been appropriated by popular culture, turned into a vampish, modern …

Creating The Future Of Events Today

This presentation brings the overview of 10 transformative trends that will impact events in 2015.<p>The trends focus on the areas such as social media penetration, generational changes, technological advances, the rise of new learning formats and a number of others.<p>To learn more about transforming …

Associated Press News

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Amazing Balloon Sculptures from the World Balloon Convention

(Photos: World Balloon Convention)<p>Starting in 2010, the Pioneer Balloon Company has hosted the annual World Balloon Convention. It's a celebration …

Raspberry Pi Releases New Version of its Micro-Computer

There is a new Raspberry Pi model on the scene — what is being called a “final evolution” of the original micro-computer that has become a cult hit for hobbyists and kids who are interested in coding and the intricacies of computer hardware.<p>The Raspberry Pi foundation announced today that the …

Event Experience Design / Service Design Drinks Berlin

What does it take to create an outstanding event experience? In times of TED, SlideShare & Co when high-quality input is available to everyone – what value has a live event bring to offer?<p>Guest speaker Claudia Brückner is an event experience designer. In her input talk she discussed the changing …

Best Online Fitness Classes

<i>StyleNest round-up the best of online fitness, perfect sessions for a quick home exercise fix if you’re short of time. Whether it’s skipping, yoga,</i> …

10 Event Trends for 2014

2015 Edition is out -> http://www.slideshare.net/tojulius/10-event-trends-for-2015<p>***The 2014 version of the Slideshare hit success 10 Event Trends.***<p>Logos are clickable.<p>A full write up and in depth trends analysis here<p>http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/10-event-trends-2014<p>-> Vote for your favourite …

The DIY Guide to Launching a Successful eBay Store

From this search for “leather jacket” above, multiple products appear on the search results page on eBay displaying the image, name, and price of each product best matched to the search. When reviewing the products that appear in the search results, it’s clear which photos are professional and …

Living Room Wall Unit System Designs

A TV wall unit is almost a must in pretty much any modern living room. Some of us even wonder what the focal point of our living room would be if we …

The Price Is Right: Turning a Profit in the Event Planning Business

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Event Planning Business, the Staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. and writer Cheryl Kimball explain how you can get started in the event</i> …

Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

Gina McCarthy, EPA chief, talks about Earth Day and how it became a global environmental event that on April 22 will include a billion people.<p>More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action.<p>Earth Day began in …

Then there were three: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the evolution of the Electronic Entertainment Expo

In mere days, the ESA will host the 18th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, a multimillion-dollar event that serves as a soapbox for industry leaders, game developers and peripheral manufacturers <i>as well as</i> a focal point for video game enthusiasts. The show is a driving force for …

A Samsung Unpacked drama in 3 acts (or how Samsung mended its event strategy)

"The wait grew long ... and warm. Eyes were rolled. The Wi-Fi went down. It got hotter."<p>"The crowd moved on when Shin introduced the Galaxy S5, clapping as a video of blindingly attractive people using the Galaxy S5 roared onto giant screens."<p>"Abruptly, less than an hour into the event proper, it …

Mobile

Olympic Games: Legacy or Money Pit?

Despite the feel-good effect, the games are always a budget buster.<p>The Sochi Olympics end on Sunday. Another Olympic torch extinguished. Another bank vault full of gold medals awarded. On to the next town—Rio de Janeiro in 2016.<p>Though it may be too early to sum up the Sochi effect, other than …

The 10 most memorable moments of the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

Floating islands, malfunctioning rings and giant animals on ice kicked off the 22nd Winter Games<p>The 2014 Winter Olympics have officially begun, kicking off the biggest and most expensive Winter Games ever in Sochi, Russia. Outside of the Fisht Olympic Stadium, which hosts 40,000 spectators, dogs …

From the World Cup to the Olympics: Brazilians on life in the new Brazil

Brazil is hosting a back-to-back World Cup and Olympics. When it was announced, the then-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva summed up the mood. "Our hour has arrived," he proclaimed to cheers in 2009.<p>Few doubted it at the time. Long dismissed as the land of unfulfilled potential, Brazil appeared …