Friday Finds | September 15, 2017

I’m enjoying my favorite time of year. The weather is turning cooler but the great stuff in learning, technology, and social media is still as hot as ever. Here are a few of the best things that flew across my radar this week.

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

As you read this, consider any type of classroom training, not just college lectures. When well done, online options can offer “arguably much more interaction than you’d ever find from an ordinary in-person course.” Interactive online courses continuously force attention back onto the actual material.

This is the first in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here is part two.

Because Size Matters: 2 Million Free Icons from Iconshock

Icons are a foundational element for any good designer. Let Webdesigner Depot get you up to speed on all the iconshock goodness. Or skip on over there directly to tap into their wealth of great, free icons.

20 Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know

Whether we realize it or not, we are all designers. From simple emails to Photoshop masterpieces, typography is a huge element that separates the amateurs from the pros. Anyone can be a pro by following these simple rules.

20 Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know

The 32 Best Google Docs Add-ons in 2017

There are many reasons for my love of Google Docs. One of which is the ability to add new features via Add-ons. If you’ver never explored the Add-On menu in Google Docs, you should head on over there and do that now. I bet you’ll find a few gems that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. (If you do, I’d love to hear what they are?!?) My favorite is the one that lets me write blog posts like this one in Google Docs and automatically post in on my WordPress powered website.

Access 40 million Free Images Via the New Haiku Deck #Powerpoint Addin

Who doesn’t like free images? This new add-in from Haiku Deck can save you a lot of time when you need great looking images for your projects. Now you can search 40 million images without ever leaving your workflow in PowerPoint. They even give you all the text you need to make the photo credit easy.

If you like this idea of accessing free photos from directly inside PowerPoint, you might also want to check out these other ones too (Pexels, PickIt, & Shutterstock).

Converting Keynote to PowerPoint

If you ever want to pull an Apple Keynote presentation over into PowerPoint you might be surprised just how easy it is. See one quick and easy way to convert Keynote to PowerPoint.

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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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