Multimedia Writing Toolkit:Helping Students Incorporate Graphics and Videos for Authentic Purposes, Grades 3-8 Sean Ruday
Create media-rich client applications using JavaFX 9 and the Java 9 platform. Learn to create GUI-based applications for mobile devices, desktop PCs, and even the web. Incorporate media such as audio and video into your applications. Interface with hardware devices such as Arduino and Leap Motion. Respond to gesture control through devices such as the Leap Motion Controller. Take advantage of the new HTTP2 API to make RESTful web requests and WebSockets calls. New to this edition are examples of creating stylized text and loading custom fonts, guidance for working with Scene Builder to create visual layouts, and new content on developing iOS and Android applications using Gluon mobile. The book also covers advanced topics such as custom controls, JavaFX 3D, gesture devices, printing, and animation. Best of all, the book is full of working code that you can adapt and extend to all your future projects. Is your goal to develop visually exciting applications in the Java language? Then this is the book you want at your side. JavaFX 9 by Example is chock-full of engaging, fun-to-work examples that bring you up to speed on the major facets of JavaFX 9. You´ll learn to create applications that look good, are fun to use, and that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types in ways that engage the user and lead to increased productivity. The book: Has been updated with new content on modular development, new APIs, and an example using the Scene Builder tool Is filled with fun and practical code examples that you can modify and drop into your own projects Includes an example using Arduino and an accelerometer sensor to track motion in 3D Helps you create JavaFX applications for iOS and Android devices What You´ll Learn Work with touch-based interfaces Interpret gesture-based events Use shapes, color, text, and UI controls to create a simple click and point game Add audio and video to your projects Utilize JavaFX 3D Create custom controls using CSS, SVG, and Canvas APIs Organize code into modules using Java Platform Module System (Project Jigsaw) Who This Book Is For Java developers developing visual and media-rich applications to run on PCs, phones, tablets, Arduino controllers, and more. This includes developers tasked with creating visualizations of data from statistical analysis and from sensor networks. Any developer wanting to develop a polished user-interface in Java will find much to like in this book.
This golf instruction audio is the creation of a weekend golfer striving to improve his game and bring the practice range swing to the course. This 40-minute pre-shot hypnosis program uses relaxation, visualization, and auditory cues to provide the listener with the pre-shot skills that will improve scores. Some of the mental benefits you will realize: Learn to relax and focus before each shot Develop a routine to get into the ´´Zone´´ Free your mind from last second adjustments Teach yourself to swing freely and confidently Discover an easy way to determine the speed of a putt Practice your mental game while relaxing Incorporate positive talk into your pre-shot routine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sepu/000003/sp_sepu_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the age of 16, R. Dwayne Betts - a good student from a lower-middle-class family - carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a ´´certifiable´´ offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom chronicles Betts´s years in prison, reflecting back on his crime, and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. Utterly alone, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Confined by cinder-block walls and barbed wire, he discovers the power of language through books, poetry, and his own pen. Above all, A Question of Freedom is about a quest for identity - one that guarantees Betts´s survival in a hostile environment and incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011165/bk_tant_011165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you like to know how you can extend your athletic career, prevent the onset of aging, and learn how to practice deep relaxation? Going to your first yoga class might be a little weird, but what isn´t weird the first time you try it? Your first day at a new job was a little weird because it was new - you didn´t know where things were, you didn´t know peoples´ names, and so on. There was a lot to remember and learn, but you survived; you got connected and got comfortable. Developing a yoga practice isn´t really painful, although your poses and routines will be grueling at times. You do have to consider some different things, such as what style of yoga you want to try, which classes you´d like to attend, and what poses will compliment your existing athletic regimen. If there´s a new sport you´re getting into when you roll out your mat for the first time, that can complicate things a bit more. The good news is that yoga is the ideal complement to any athletic activity. This book will give you the guidance you need to understand yoga and develop a sound practice that will yield many benefits for the rest of your life. Yoga for Men has been created to help men who´ve had little or no experience with yoga reach their full potential through simple, effective means. Yoga for Men will help you create a yoga practice that will meet your unique needs. Your yoga mat will become your laboratory of transformation. Yoga for Men will show you how to connect to every muscle in your body and to develop connections between every muscle and muscle group in the same workout. You will learn how to prevent injuries and incorporate your yoga practice into any athletic regimen you are involved in. Yoga for Men will teach you how to be your own teacher as your yoga practice continues to progress and become an integral part of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Householder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049531/bk_acx0_049531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How many times have you had an idea that you were really passionate about - one that you really believed was important? How many times have you waited until you had the perfect amount of time or the perfect environment or the perfect set of circumstances to act on that idea? How many times have your ideas vanished into thin air because those ´´perfect´´ opportunities never came? No more. We´ve been on a two-decade quest to find better ways to take action on our ideas - and share those strategies with others. In this book, you´ll learn exactly how to harness the power of now to take action on your ideas. You´ll learn how to alleviate anxiety, face your fears, and overcome being overwhelmed - all so you can bring your ideas to life. Our rigorously tested Action Surge Blueprint incorporates elements of instructional design, social science, and adult learning theories. It´s helped thousands of people just like you create a bias toward action to enhance their relationships, start new companies, earn millions of dollars, and improve their health - and ultimately lead the lives they dreamt about. If you have an idea you want to take action on, this book is for you. Stop waiting. Start acting - right now. Let´s go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092131/bk_acx0_092131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you cut off a spider´s leg, it´s crippled; if you cut off its head, it dies. But if you cut off a starfish´s leg, it grows a new one, and the old leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. What´s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, and Skype? What do eBay and General Electric have in common with the abolitionist and women´s rights movements? What fundamental choice put General Motors and Toyota on vastly different paths? How could winning a Supreme Court case be the biggest mistake MGM could have made? After five years of ground-breaking research, Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom share some unexpected answers, gripping stories, and a tapestry of unlikely connections. The Starfish and the Spider argues that organizations fall into two categories: traditional ´´spiders´´, which have a rigid hierarchy and top-down leadership, and revolutionary ´´starfish´´, which rely on the power of peer relationships. The Starfish and the Spider explores what happens when starfish take on spiders (such as the music industry vs. Napster, Kazaa, and the P2P services that followed). It reveals how established companies and institutions, from IBM to Intuit to the U.S. government, are also learning how to incorporate starfish principles to achieve success. This audiobook explores: How the Apaches fended off the powerful Spanish army for 200 years The power of a simple circle The importance of catalysts who have an uncanny ability to bring people together How the Internet has become a breeding ground for leaderless organizations How Alcoholics Anonymous has reached untold millions with only a shared ideology and without a leader 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000096/bk_gdan_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rethink your business model to incorporate the power of ´´user´´ experiences. What’s the Future of Business? will galvanize a new movement that aligns the tenets of user experience with the vision of innovative leadership to improve business performance, engagement, and relationships for a new generation of consumerism. It provides an overview of real-world experiences versus ´´user´´ experiences in relation to products, services, mobile, social media, and commerce, among others. This audiobook explains why experience is everything and how the future of business will come down to shared experiences. Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media, and is the author of Engage! and The End of Business as Usual! Discover how user experience design affects your business, and how you can harness its power for meaningful revenue growth. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001238/bk_gdan_001238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Traditionally, human resources has focused on recruiting good people, preparing them for assignments, motivating them to perform, and retaining them. These functions remain essential. But to be successful in turbulent times like ours, human capital strategy needs to be broader and much more far reaching. High-Impact Human Capital Strategy examines 12 critical forces that must be considered: globalization, changes in workforce demographics, skill shortages and mismatches in labor markets, environmental matters, and more. It shows how to incorporate each into an effective overall plan and how to translate that plan into action. You´ll learn to design human capital programs that: Connect with business measures Achieve positive ROI Ensure critical talent is in place Boost engagement Address work/life balance and other social issues Reduce the need to outsource Case studies and step-by-step guidelines help you move beyond hiring-training-benefits functions to develop human capital strategies that deliver measurable value in the face of ongoing challenges. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt, Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001710/bk_gdan_001710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´She’d seen it before. The new guy pushes the incumbent hard for a few months, creates problems, and then brings in someone from his old company to replace the failure. Was he there to test her and teach her, or to toss her out at the first sign of trouble?” (The Offsite) Drawing on the leadership theories from the bestselling classic, The Leadership Challenge, Robert Thompson effortlessly incorporates Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s time-tested concepts into a winning fable of leadership and growth. This dramatic tale of transition centers on a three-day meeting of two former rival pharmaceutical companies taking the first step towards creating a joint sales strategy. Told through the perspective of participants from both camps, they come to rely on The Five Practices that form the heart of The Leadership Challenge: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart Exploring the dynamics of a company offsite with humor and insight, Thompson addresses the fears and concerns many participants have, especially around 360-degree feedback, the key component of The Leadership Challenge model and workshops. An invaluable audio book for anyone planning to attend (or produce) a leadership training retreat, The Offsite also provides a succinct introduction to The Leadership Challenge for professionals, at all levels, who want to hone their leadership skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon Parks, Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000706/bk_gdan_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.