Friday Finds | June 9

This week, I’ve found a huge motherlode of great things to share with you.

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Write and Organize for Deeper Learning: 28 evidence-based and easy-to-apply tactics that will make your instruction better for learning (Make It Learnable)

Write and Organize for Deeper Learning

The first book in Patti Shank‘s “Make It Learnable” series is out and if you ever write anything this book is for you. While written for people who are involved with creating learning materials, these tactics apply to all types of writing. My favorite thing about these tips is how easy they are to apply and make an immediate impact.

Check it out on Amazon.

Train the Trainer on Lynda

If you or anyone you know wants to deliver high-quality training, you should check out Ajay Panagarkar’s new Train the Trainer course on Lynda.

NOTE: Check with your library to see if they can help you access all the great courses on Lynda for free.

Check it out on


I found out about Vizia from Anna Sabramowicz and boy am I glad she included it in her recent newsletter.  Vizia is a free, online tool that allows anyone to add interative elements to videos hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.  It could not be any easier to add things like:

  • multiple choice quizzes, polls, and short answer questions
  • Gate quiz results to capture email addresses & collect data on your viewers.
  • Social sharing buttons that encourage viewers to share your video.



EveryPixel is a recent find that has become my favorite starting point when I’m looking for the best stock photos and vector graphics. If you’re ever been frustrated by this, you’ll love searching the 50 leading microstock agencies from a single place.  A few of the things you can do there include:

  • Search free and paid sites at the same time
  • Compare prices of different stock agencies
  • Search for horizontal vs vertical orientation
  • Search by color
  • Search for images with space for text in a particular region of the image

Font Joy


And if you need a little helping hand you can try for great looking font pairings

Hope you found something useful. I’d love to hear about it if you did!

Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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