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By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to Quit Your Job Successfully

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People quit their jobs for lots of different reasons—and it’s often perceived as a difficult or negative event.

But what if I told you it could be a very positive and productive part of your career?

By Scott Fegette | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Get the 411 on 404s: Website Error Page Templates

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No one likes to run into website errors, but they inevitably occur: Links are changed, pages are moved, a post is taken offline, and your site visitors end up following a link to a virtual dead end and an error page.

It’s easy to accept this as a fact of life—but armed with a little knowledge, technical know-how, and some inspiration, you can transform your website error page templates from vague and embarrassing to helpful and informative.

And maybe even inject a little humor into an otherwise awkward situation.

By Aaron Quigley | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teachers: 3 Tools to Get Students Collaborating in Online Courses

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Online education has boomed this past decade. Students around the world—such as Masters Students in the Johns Hopkins School of Education—can now attend classes while sipping a latte in the campus coffee shop or anywhere else they can access the Internet, as a bulk of their classes are now online.

The downside, of course, is they may never meet their fellow classmates.

While online education is making learning more accessible, it can also alienate students from their peers. These virtual classrooms often lack academic conversation, collaboration, and debate—all of which push student thinking, and are an important part of the learning process.

Here are three ways to foster collaboration, encourage student-to-student interaction, and create a classroom community with your online class.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mixing a Low-Color Photo with the Camera Raw Filter

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Learn how to revive a photo that has an inspired composition but lackluster color in this episode of Deke’s Techniques.

In this video, Deke uses a photo of his beautiful companion seated under a jaw-dropping red-rock arch.

The only problem? The color is a little dull.

However, using two passes of the Camera Raw filter, Deke is able to convert the image to black and white and then reinstate the color selectively, resulting in a cool, steely looking photograph, worthy of printing at a poster size.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 15, 2014

Migrating Your Documents to Google Apps

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This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you how you can migrate over to Google Apps—specifically, how you can start using the cloud-storage app Google Drive and work with your documents within it.

By Mike Figliuolo | Monday, September 15, 2014

Not ‘Just’ an Employee: Treat Your Team as Individuals

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People want to be treated like people, not like cogs in a big machine. It’s incumbent upon you as a leader to see them as individuals. It’s for that reason that I hate the use of the word “just” in front of anyone’s title.

“He’s just an analyst.”

“She’s just a cafeteria worker.”

“I’m just an administrative assistant.”

No one is just anything. The phrase is demeaning and pejorative. We’re allpeople—we simply happen to have different responsibilities.

“Just connotes that someone is worth less than someone else, as if that just” someone has a defect. One of the most powerful leadership skills I’ve seen and used is valuing everyone’s contributions equally.

By Jethro Jones | Sunday, September 14, 2014

Become a Better Teacher with Twitter Education Chats

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Are you interested in learning and becoming a better teacher? Twitter chats are one way to focus your learning and get tons of information in a very short amount of time.

You might even get so much information that you can’t get through it all. That’s OK! Take what will help you become a better teacher—and then share with others the tools and tips that worked for you.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, September 13, 2014

Using a Parabolic Slider in Your Video Shoot

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A slider creates dynamic movement in a video shot. But what if you want a slider shot—and there aren’t enough hands to operate it?

Redrock Micro has a parabolic slider called The One Man Crew that runs on its own and keeps the shot in focus. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I demonstrate how to set up and use a parabolic slider.

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