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The NEW Google Sites
Not sure when it'll be released to the public, but +Teachers Tech has a (briliant) preview of just how professional looking and easy it will be to create websites using the new Google Sites. 
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+Richard Clarkson , sorry. No idea when the new Google Sites will be released out of beta.
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Clearance Sale
If you're into arts and crafts, check out +Heather Kraafter's one in a lifetime clearance sale ... new items added daily.
Our very first EVER Clearance Sale email was mailed out to those "on the list" today!

We have already sold out of 5 of the packages available...tomorrow is a new sale with new products may want to get on the list so you don't miss out!

Here is the first email:

I will not be posted the rest...subscribe for updates delivered to your inbox here:

#sale #clearance #tellafriend
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thank you so very much +Scott Scowcroft for the support. Sharing this is just as valuable as a purchase to me!!! :)
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Resources for closed captioning
Another post on getting started with closed captioning

What is Closed Captioning Text?
Alternatives to Closed Captioning?
How to Create Free Closed Captioning
YouTube for Free Closed Captioning
Aegisub Free Closed Captioning Creator

In this post you'll learn how to create free closed captioning for your online training courses. The closed captioning file can be used to create captions.
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Thank you +Scott Scowcroft :-)
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Online Instructor Platform Guide
+Mark Timberlake from SME Heroes has just published this great guide of the latest online platforms for Online Instructors to list their courses on, or use as a hosting platform

Check it out.

3rd Party Marketplaces - They Host - They Sell:
-- Stackskills (Stack Commerce)
-- Amaazon Video Direct (AVD)
-- Stone River Elearning
-- Coursmos
-- Pluralsight
-- CyberU
-- Skill Success

Additional sites (new, unrated)
-- Ofcourse
-- EdCast
-- SkillBear
-- Easyskillz
-- Edurila
-- UrbanPro
-- Learnyst
-- Coggno
-- Versal
-- Learntive
-- Smartgyaan
-- Truewayacademy
-- Kacchua

Hosting Platforms - They Host - You Sell
-- Thinkific
-- Zenler
-- Teachable

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Thanks for the share +Scott Scowcroft !
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Free Video Editor with excellent tutorials

I believe video editing is a 21st Century skill, not unlike "typing" was last century. Once learned, this is a skill that will serve you for the rest of your life.

+Mikeycal Meyers presents a great series of tutorials for Blender, free and open source video editing software.

h/t +Paul Reader

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Thanks for your comments, +Jason Thaine ... btw, I've known some pretty creative bricks in my life. "-)
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+Meloney Hall and I are co-hosting a private video get together sometime during the week of June 6th for any AVD-USG member who would like to "talk shop." This will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other plus ask and answer questions.

We are using which is a free private video streaming service that can accommodate up to 8 participants.

Please indicate your interest and availability by completing this Doodle for the week of June 6th.

We'll privately contact those who sign up with the selected day/time and join link.
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Hi +Paula Guilfoyle , Pacific Daylight Time, USA.

My apologies if Doodle doesn't do the math for you (just assumed it did)

... if not, here's a handy time zone calculator:
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3 Actions Online Instructors Must Take Today

Sage advise fro +Paula Guilfoyle

Don't wait, teach on SkillShare and collect addresses.

Check out Paula's blog post for links to more information.
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Hi +Scott Scowcroft thank you for the share :-)
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ITProTV distributes paid courses on AVD

Wiley announces it is distributing 60 of it's paid ITProTV's video courses on AVD. Here are some examples on Amazon USA ...

Cloud+ (CV0-001)
$4.99/episode -- $129/season

CCENT - Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (Exam 100-101)
$9.00/episode -- $99.99/Season

Security+ (Exam SY0-401)
$5.99/episode -- $99.99/season
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Free Udemy course on Closed Captioning

Course Description
"This course will help you understand both open and closed captioning and how to create a workflow for you to caption your videos. The course will cover:"

1. Introduction and Objectives
2. Steps in the Captioning Process
3. Planning
4. Workflow
5. Transcripts and Syncing Software
6. Caption Software
7. Viewing Caption Files
8. Extras

Full details:
What are the requirements?
Basic Working Knowledge of Video, Audio and Text Process
Be able to Install Software
Mac or PC
What am I going to get from this course?
Define Captioning
Outline the Benefits
Define a Process for Captioning
Software to Use
What is the target audience?
Udemy Instructors
YouTube Content Creators
Anyone who want to Expand their Audience
Learn Open and Closed Captioning, the tools and workflow you need to implement Captioning in your video projects. - Free Course
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i'd rather stick to my $1 a minute budget on :) - but thanks for sharing! :)
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Links/Images/Videos in AVD video comments

Did you know when you comment on an AVD video, you can include a link to an Amazon product, and/or upload an image or video?

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Just saw: "Limited to --> TEN!!?? Product links! Can you say new SPAM business?
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AVD-USG Informal Networking Opportunity

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 7th) at 5:30pm EDT/2:30pm PDT)

Join +Meloney Hall and me as we co-host our first networking event, intended for AVD-USG member who would like to get to know each other better and "talk shop."

We'll be meeting using the free "" video streaming app, which is super easy to use and accommodates up to 8 participants.

I'll be posting the join link in the comments below as we begin.

Hope to see you then.

ping: +Scott Paton, +Paula Guilfoyle
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Thanks so much for providing the chance to discuss AVD today! So appreciated it!!!
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Quick Start to Captioning Webinar
Yesterday +3Play Media presented an introductory webinar on closed captioning. For those interested, the first 10 minutes provides an excellent overview as to
-- benefits,
-- what are captions,
-- terminology,
-- caption formats, and
-- how to associate captions with video.

The rest of the webinar deals mostly with legal requirements for schools and others to use closed captioning. 
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Re-purpose HOAs and other videos.
The great Wayne Gretzky once said, “Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

With that in mind, I took a year to listen & learn about social media. It took about nine months to feel as if I really “got it” (and another three to figure out my "niche”).

So, here is what I learned.

  • Secrets of social media for small business
  • Give it the best you’ve got and give it away freely.
  • As in real life, it takes time to build trusting relationships.
  • Also just as in real life, sincerity, honesty and an open heart help.
  • When the customer/client/patient is ready to buy/act/choose,
  • You’ will already be there, ready to sell/provide/serve.
  • Consider it the “Universal Principle of Reciprocity.”
In other words,  ”Skate to where the puck is going to be.

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Managed Seattle/King County's Public Access cable channel 29/72 for most of the 1980's and 1990's. What I didn't learn about "building community" then, I'm making up for now with Google Plus and Hangouts on Air.
Video editing, especially transforming Google Hangouts on Air into near broadcast quality evergreen content.
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