The Latest Best Free Training Posts

As promised in my previous article, you will now find the latest Best Free Training listings on my WORTH SHARING website. Here are the links to my just-published June 2014 posts:

Go to he latest post from my WORTH SHARING collection of the Best Free Training:   Learning Guitar Now

The latest post from my WORTH SHARING collection of the Best Free Training: Learning Guitar Now

 

Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

Starting this month I will be publishing all my new blog posts, articles and other announcements at my WORTH SHARING website. I will continue to create articles and videos that are relevant to the topics you usually find here, including listings of great free training stuff, tools and websites. To find these at the WORTH SHARING website, just click on the “Best Free Training” tab (see diagram below).

Go to Best Free Training listings at Mike Greer's WORTH SHARING website

Why the Convergence? 

The short answer is this:  To help you find all the stuff I believe to be “WORTH SHARING” in one location, no matter what the topic. (For a more detailed discussion, click here.)

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Free PMP (Project Management Professional) Study Tools & Much More from PM Pro

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Whether you’re trying to decide whether to pursue PMI’s PMP (project management professional) certification or trying to figure out the best sources of PMP training, this amazing website will help you cut through the jungle of terminology, requirements, vendors, and more. What’s more, it provides a suggested study guide and links to important resources. Finally, it can even help you determine where you want to live to practice your career in PM! If you’re interested in PMP certification, don’t miss this website! It should be the first stop in your investigation.

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According to an email from the publishers [my bold added]:

… our organization has put together a comprehensive resource for project managers interested in the PMP certification, which is a key component of professional advancement in the field, worldwide (it would also be useful to students interested in careers in project management). What distinguishes us is that we’re not a vendor of PMP exam prep resources, nor affiliated with any of them (nor are we affiliated with PMI, which created the PMP certification). Therefore we can provide a resource that’s both thorough and unbiased. Our site’s main writer is Allen Green, MS, PMP, PgMP, a published author on program management who’s also got experience writing PMP exam prep resources…”

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Honor Fallen Warriors by Advocating & Teaching Peace

(U.S. Memorial Day, 2014)

This holiday weekend in the U.S. we’ll hear much about those who’ve died for our freedom. And they surely deserve to be honored. But if our children and grandchildren are to live in a world with fewer senseless wars and casualties of war, they need to hear powerful anti-war voices. Because the best way to honor fallen warriors is to use the freedom they won for us to advocate for peace and teach the next generation how they can work for a more peaceful world. Here are some media and tools from previous posts that can help: 

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Learn more:   Standing Army (2010)

Ready.gov/kids: Engaging (& Fun!) Disaster Preparedness for the Entire Family (& Teachers!)

Images from Ready.gov/kids website C’mon… admit it. If you’re like most of us you aren’t all that prepared for a disaster, despite repeated warnings from government agencies and disaster relief organizations who have been nagging you to “Get Ready for Disaster!” Truth is, most of us would rather not think about it… let alone spend time preparing for it. But what if you could involve the whole family in the process? And what if it was interactive and fun? That’s the idea behind the Ready.gov/kids website. It provides a graphic-heavy, text-light, interactive & playful space for you and your kids to engage the powerful, life-and-death ideas related to disaster preparedness. 

A Quick Overview of the Website

Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the site presents bite-sized chunks of well-illustrated content that will help you prepare for these types of disasters:

  • Blackouts
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Extreme Heat
  • Floods
  • Home Fires
  • Hurricanes
  • Landslides/Debris Flow
  • Space Weather [Yep!... that says "Space Weather!"  Who knew???]
  • Thunderstorms & Lightning
  • Tornadoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Volcanoes
  • Wildfires
  • Winter Storms/Extreme Cold

For each disaster, you’ll learn what to do before, during & after, as well as key concepts (words to know, facts, etc.) related to that disaster. In addition, you’ll get specific guidelines on how you can:

  • Make a plan
  • Build a Kit
  • Know the Facts (about each disaster type)
  • Get Involved (lots of links to disaster/response related agencies & organizations)

There are also interactive games, PDFs, tools & links specifically tailored for:

  • Kids
  • Parents
  • Educators

One of the most interesting and engaging offerings from the site is The Disaster Master Game, which takes the form of an interactive graphic novel. It can help you figure out how to survive wildfires, tornados, hurricanes/blackouts, home fires, & much more while you work through 8 levels & create your own printable graphic novel! So now you have no exuse to procrastinate. Get the kids together and visit this amazing interactive website today. You’ll have fun… but most of all you’ll get READY for the unthinkable!

URL:  http://www.ready.gov/kids

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Free Guide to E-Learning Best Practices and Online College Success

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Wondering what online education (e-learning) is all about… and if it’s a good choice for you? The good people at Affordable Colleges (AC) Online have created this free, well-documented, 22-page guide will help you answer these and lots more questions.

From the Guide’s Introduction (my bold added):

We interviewed experts in online learning at top universities, as well as at organizations dedicated to the advancement of online learning and to the promotion best practices. This guidebook is the result and it will help you:
* Better understand the concept of e-learning, including keys to success, critical mistakes to avoid, important concepts, and how-tos.
Understand how e-learning can be individualized, including options for students with disabilities, working adults, and K – 2 students.
Debunk many of the myths and misconceptions about online learning.”

As you can see from the Table of Contents (below), the Guide covers a lot of ground. And it does so concisely and authoritatively. This is a “must read” for anyone considering any online or e-learning experiences!

Table of Contents:

  • Types of Online Learning
  • Benefits of Online Learning
  • The Online Learning Experience
  • Who is Best Suited for Online Learning?
  • Choosing an Online Learning College or Program
  • Online Learning for Disabled Students
  • International Online Study
  • K-12 Online Learning
  • Online Learning Technology
  • Tips for Online Learning Success
  • Financial Aid for Online Learning
  • Additional Resources
  • Glossary of Terms

Click here to go to the E-Learning Best Practices and Online College Success ( http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges-guide/ )

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Smart Gardener Supercharges Your Organic Gardening! (Plus Our 2014 Gardening Guide)

Are you an organic gardening newbie? … A “green thumb” wannabe? Then Smart Gardener is for you! It provides a powerful, online dashboard to guide you through the process of setting up, nurturing and maintaining a customized, location-specific organic garden that is sized to meet your family’s needs. It’s loaded with powerful tools and references in the form of videos, worksheets, interactive layout guides and links to additional resources!  But instead of overwhelming you like a big, fat organic gardening book might, the online interface gently guides you through “just enough” information to meet your needs so you can get to work immediately and start growing!

Image: My "Dashboard" at the Smart Gardener website

(Above:  A couple of screenshots from the Smart Gardener dashboard.)

Specifically, the Smart Gardener website and personalized dashboard provides:

  • Interactive online tools, worksheets, planning tools and videos to help you brainstorm the layout and contents for your in-ground garden, raised bed garden, or on-deck garden container.
  • custom garden plan for your location/growing season & household requirements
  • Personalized help selecting plants and finding seeds
  • A unique garden layout based on sun orientation, etc.
  • Customized To-Do lists with weekly email, mobile reminders of what to do when
  • Links to deep details (more info on specific plants, organic gardening techniques, etc.)
  • An Interactive journal to document progress for record-keeping, year-to-year (You can also add notes, photos, etc.)
  • “Signature gardens” (i.e., pre-designed gardens that can serve as “templates” for quickly making your own garden) created by chefs, celebrities & Smart Gardeners

Check out the quick (3 min.) video tour above, then visit the Smart Gardener website yourself and start gardening! 

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2014 Gardening Guide: Links to Reviews of More Great Free Resources to Help You Learn Gardening & Landscaping

Click here to learn more about Tower Gardens!

(Click here to learn more about Tower Gardens!)

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Didn’t find what you’re looking for?  Check out our video tour to see how to find more: