Archive | March, 2018

Take The Car Quiz

24 Mar

With the night casting its dark shadows over the cars, only the outlines are remaining. With the cars ranging from executive motors to the most expensive super cars on the planet, can you guess which car is which? Can you guess the car only by its silhouette? Take the quiz and see how well you do.

https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/night-riders-quiz.html

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Mobile Marketing Facts

17 Mar

Did you know people are spending more time looking at their mobile devices than desktop devices? Map and photo apps are the most popular mobile apps. 51% of business travelers get their information from mobile devices. Users browse 268% more products in apps than on the web. 4 out of 5 users consumers smartphones to shop. 69% of emails are opened on mobile devices. Can you see the trend here?

Is your business designed around mobile? If not, you should think about it! Here is a great article submitted by our friends at Website Builder. Check out these facts on mobile marketing!

https://websitebuilder.org/resources/104-facts-you-dont-know-about-mobile-marketing/

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Keep Your Mind Sharp

5 Mar

How do you keep your mind sharp? Here is one article that Open Colleges sent us about ways to keep your mind in balance.

  1. Don’t set conditions – understand who you are
  2. Be kind to yourself – try to keep moving forward
  3. Put yourself first – get yourself in order
  4. Look after yourself – nutrition, exercise and sleep
  5. Take time for yourself – it’s okay to time for you
  6. Be more mindful – take some time to focus inwards

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/6-ways-to-love-yourself-for-better-mental-health/

 

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Learn to Play Music Faster with Modern Educational Technology

3 Mar

Playing Guitar

Learn to Play Music Faster with Modern Educational Technology

Studies have consistently shown that technology helps improve learning. From mobile apps and online courses to software and even games, modern teaching and learning tools are clearly a great way to enhance the overall learning experience. They’re not only fun and convenient, but they also allow students to learn at their own pace.

Get the physical tools ready

When it comes to learning how to play a musical instrument, however, you can’t rely solely on your apps and other e-learning tools. You’ll also need the physical gear before you can get started. This includes the instrument you want to play and all the other related accessories required to make it work.

Let’s say you want to learn how to play the electric guitar. Aside from getting the instrument itself, you’ll also need things like strings, instrument cables, picks and a good guitar chair to sit on. If you pick the drums, on the other hand, then you’ll need a kit, several pairs of drumsticks and good soundproofing materials. Keep in mind that the best way to learn is to integrate theory and practice, and these physical tools will allow you to do just that.

Find a medium that works for you

According to Andrea Leyden of GoConqr, learning through apps is the future of education—which is probably true considering the rate at which educational apps are improving. However, the choice of what you should use to learn your chosen instrument should still ultimately depend on the type of learner you are and what medium you’re most comfortable with. If you need formal instruction, for example, then a structured online course would be your best bet. If you prefer a more fun set-up, on the other hand, then more game-type tools would suit you better.

Of course, having a clear goal in mind should also help you make this decision much more easily. For example, if you want to learn chords first, then you should get a tool that helps you do that. Want to learn songs more easily? Then get an app or software that allows you to make music play slower or faster.

Consistency is key

At the end of the day, however, whatever modern learning tools you choose to use, if they help keep you motivated to continue playing, then you’ve made the right decision. After all, skills like playing music rely heavily on consistent practice. Long story short, the more you play, the faster you get better at doing so.

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