Every man comes to a crossroads at some point in his life. He can keep his head down and live a life marked by stagnation, fear, indecision, loneliness, and self-doubt, or he can break free from the crowd and live a life marked by growth, abundance, courage, success, and happiness. This audiobook is about how author David De Las Morenas traded the former kind of life for the latter. Inside you'll find the 30 rules he followed to quit a boring 9-5, get his dream job, attract more women, publish two books, build a superior body, and love himself. Rules You'll Learn Include: How to overcome the fear of failure A simple trick to revolutionize your productivity An easy way to become the leader of any group Why this mistake will kill your game How to always be in control of your thoughts Every Rule Features: A story from his life The lesson he learned from applying the rule A step-by-step list of actions you can take to incorporate it into your life today 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033983/bk_acx0_033983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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UNKNOWN N N ©2013 Ace McCloud;(P)2016 Ace McCloud http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N7J0UBY?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N7J0UBY?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Ole Grum's Tales: One Barmy Beetle (Unabridged) 4.95 AVAILABLE Ole Grum's Tales: One Barmy Beetle (Unabridged) Ole Grum's Tales: One Barmy Beetle (Unabridged) Laura C. Cantu Gnomes are funny little creatures with strange habits that can be difficult for us human-folk to understand.... Martin Hillier, Punch Audio Winterwolf Press 2016-12-16 14:32:15 31 B01N9I95WU English - Kids & Young Adults English 1.00 4.33 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/075627de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075627/bk_acx0_075627_sample.mp3 Gnomes are funny little creatures with strange habits that can be difficult for us human-folk to understand. Trust me, I should know. When one of my garden statues started talking to me, I thought I was going crazy. But as I listened, I realized I was destined to be swept into an adventure I wouldn't soon forget. Join me and my gnomian friend, Ol' Grum, in this short tale of what it's like to be a gnome for a day. UNKNOWN N N ©2016 Laura C. Cantu;(P)2016 Laura C. Cantu http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N9I95WU?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N9I95WU?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Think Like a Scientist (English) 4.95 AVAILABLE To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Think Like a Scientist (English) To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Think Like a Scientist (English) Anne Strainchamps Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really, says Neil deGrasse Tyson.... Anne Strainchamps Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge) 2017-04-19 05:00:00 51 B01N9IU8AG English - Radio & TV English 1.00 4.33 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/rt/tbon/170419de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/170419/rt_tbon_170419_sample.mp3 Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really, says Neil deGrasse Tyson, as long as you have insatiable curiosity and a passion to experiment and measure the stuff around you. We'll get a lesson in science literacy from Tyson and Hope Jahren. And legendary physicist Freeman Dyson reflects on a lifetime in science. The broadcast of this episode also featured a conversation with poet Nick Lantz for our series the News from Poems. [Broadcast Date: April 19, 2017] UNKNOWN N N http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N9IU8AG?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N9IU8AG?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Forget (English) 4.95 AVAILABLE To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Forget (English) To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Forget (English) Anne Strainchamps Sometimes it's better to forget than to remember. Maybe it's an embarrassing photo on Facebook.... Anne Strainchamps Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge) 2017-03-08 05:00:00 51 B01N6I3GPX English - Radio & TV English 1.00 4.33 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/rt/tbon/170310de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/170310/rt_tbon_170310_sample.mp3 Sometimes it's better to forget than to remember. Maybe it's an embarrassing photo on Facebook. Or perhaps a collective memory that's been used by certain ethnic groups to stir up hatred of their enemies. We explore the science, history and philosophy of memory. Plus, filmmaker Whit Stillman on his film adaptation of a forgotten Jane Austen novel. [Original Broadcast Date: May 29, 2016] UNKNOWN N N http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N6I3GPX?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N6I3GPX?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Revenge of Analog (English) 4.95 AVAILABLE To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Revenge of Analog (English) To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Revenge of Analog (English) Anne Strainchamps Do you miss turntables, vinyl records, cassette tapes, landline phones? Welcome to the analog revival.... Anne Strainchamps Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge) 2017-04-12 05:00:00 51 B01N2V5WBQ English - Radio & TV English 1.00 4.33 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/rt/tbon/170412de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/170412/rt_tbon_170412_sample.mp3 Do you miss turntables, vinyl records, cassette tapes, landline phones? Welcome to the analog revival – a movement to roll back digital dominance. This week, how headphones and MP3s ruined music, the pleasure of listening to old 78's, and the politics of nostalgia. The broadcast of this episode also featured a conversation with poet Fady Joudah for our series the News from Poems. [Broadcast Date: April 12, 2017] UNKNOWN N N http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N2V5WBQ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N2V5WBQ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true How to Prepare for an Interview: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for an Interview (Unabridged) 4.95 AVAILABLE How to Prepare for an Interview: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for an Interview (Unabridged) How to Prepare for an Interview (Unabridged) HowExpert Press If you want to know how to prepare for an interview to get the job, then download this audiobook today.... Sam Slydell HowExpert 2016-12-19 13:17:20 26 B01MT0VETK English - Business English 1.00 4.33 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/075768de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075768/bk_acx0_075768_sample.mp3 If you want to know how to prepare for an interview to get the job, then download this audiobook today. 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UNKNOWN N N ©2017 Science Service;(P)2017 Audible http://www.audible.de/pd/B01NCNNBYD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01NCNNBYD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true A Very Holland Collection (Unabridged) 16.95 AVAILABLE A Very Holland Collection (Unabridged) A Very Holland Collection (Unabridged) Toni Griffin The four Holland brothers have all found their mates, but that doesn't mean life politely stops for them.... Dominic M. McCartney Mischief Corner Books, LLC 2016-12-20 14:24:22 225 B01NALASYD English - Romance English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/075918de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075918/bk_acx0_075918_sample.mp3 The four Holland brothers have all found their mates, but that doesn't mean life politely stops for them. 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UNKNOWN N N ©2015 Toni Griffin;(P)2016 Toni Griffin http://www.audible.de/pd/B01NALASYD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01NALASYD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Buddhism for Beginners (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE Buddhism for Beginners (Unabridged) Buddhism for Beginners (Unabridged) Emerald Moon Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently that people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more.... Vanessa Moyen Emerald Moon 2016-12-21 13:15:43 100 B01N0TAX59 English - Religion & Spirituality English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/076021de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076021/bk_acx0_076021_sample.mp3 Buddhism has been around for thousands of years, but it was not until recently that people all over the world have started to gain interest in it once more. 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What exactly is mindfulness? How do you meditate? What are the different ways to meditate? Is it possible to practice Buddhist principles without becoming a Buddhist? How do you become a practicing Buddhist? Do you need to be baptized? Whether you are a beginner to the concepts of Buddhism, or someone who conducted research and would like to deepen your understanding of the concept, this book will provide you with answers in a no-frills way. So what are you waiting for? Take action and download your copy today! UNKNOWN N N ©2016 Davis Allen, LLC;(P)2016 Davis Allen, LLC http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N0TAX59?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B01N0TAX59?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true How to Etsy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Etsy (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE How to Etsy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Etsy (Unabridged) How to Etsy (Unabridged) HowExpert Press, Antoniya Tonka Zorluer If you want to sell on Etsy, then get this How to Etsy guide now.... Mary Ann Weathers HowExpert 2016-12-22 12:58:30 66 B01N6JK19D English - Self-Development English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/076161de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076161/bk_acx0_076161_sample.mp3 If you want to sell on Etsy, then get this How to Etsy guide now! You will learn step-by-step on how to start and grow your own Etsy business selling whatever you want to sell online. This book is a game changer. What you are about to discover is a unique and updated guide to selling on Etsy not just for fun, but for profit. This book is for everybody who is or wants to be an art-preneur and believes we can make money through creativity. In this audiobook you will learn: How to set up an Etsy shop the right way, and what you need before you start When you really don't want to open an Etsy shop How much are you going to pay for Etsy to host your shop Are your items Etsy-sellable How to trick the search" into "liking" your shop How to price your products for success and for big wholesale orders How to take the best photos which will crash the competition How to use free marketing tools to promote your business How to get 40 products on Etsy completely for free And much more! Whatever else you have heard or read about Etsy is old and outdated. This book will give you the latest, most in-depth tips and tricks on starting a successful Etsy shop. 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We read what motivational speakers teach us, but what do they teach their families behind closed doors?” The Proctor Family shares what they have learned from the godfather of motivation, Bob Proctor. From his nine-year-old grandson relaying how Bob gently explained the meaning of death, to his son’s view of money, the Proctor family relay what they have learned from living with Bob Proctor. The chapters are honest, emotional and funny. They expose Bob Proctor’s traits as a dad, husband, grandfather and much more! 9781596595835 N N ©2009 Linda Proctor;(P)2010 Gildan http://www.audible.de/pd/B004UVI5Y8?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B004UVI5Y8?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Man Who Lied to his Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships (Unabridged) 23.95 AVAILABLE The Man Who Lied to his Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships (Unabridged) The Man Who Lied to his Laptop (Unabridged) Clifford Nass, Corina Yen Here are startling insights into persuasion, trust, empathy, and teamwork based on how we treat our computers.... Sean Pratt Gildan Media, LLC 2010-09-16 12:28:40 466 B004V19FLE English - Science & Technology English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/gdan/000444de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000444/bk_gdan_000444_sample.mp3 Startling insights into persuasion, trust, empathy, and teamwork, based on how we treat our computers.... The driver was insistent: “A woman should not be giving directions.” Despite the customer-service rep’s reassurance that the navigation system in his car wasn’t actually a woman - just a computer with a female voice - the driver (and many others like him) refused to listen. There was only one person for BMW to call for help: Clifford Nass, one of the world’s leading experts on how people interact with technology. After two decades of studying problems like BMW’s GPS system, Microsoft’s Clippy (the most hated animated character of all time), and online evaluations that led people to lie to their laptops, Nass has developed a powerful theory: Our brains can’t fundamentally distinguish between interacting with people and interacting with devices. We will “protect” a computer’s feelings, feel flattered by a brown-nosing piece of software, and even do favors for technology that has been “nice” to us. All without even realizing it. Nass has found that the most powerful strategies for working with people can be learned from watching what succeeds and fails in technology interfaces. If a computer can make friends, build teams, and calm powerful emotions, so can any of us. Nass’s studies reveal: Mixing criticism with praise - a popular tactic for managers - is a destructive method of evaluation. Opposites don’t attract - except when one gradually changes to become more like the other. Flattery works - even when the recipient knows it’s flattery. Team-building exercises don’t build teams - but the right T-shirt can. Misery loves company - but only if the company is miserable, too. Nass’s discoveries push the boundaries of both psychology and technology and provide nothing less than a new blueprint for successful human relationships. 9781596596665 N N ©2010 Clifford Nass, Corina Yen;(P)2010 Gildan Media Corp http://www.audible.de/pd/B004V19FLE?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B004V19FLE?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Marketing in the Age of Google: Your Online Strategy IS Your Business Strategy (Unabridged) 22.95 AVAILABLE Marketing in the Age of Google: Your Online Strategy IS Your Business Strategy (Unabridged) Marketing in the Age of Google (Unabridged) Vanessa Fox In the age of Google, your customers are searching. Will they find you? In today’s searching world, customers turn to online search engines first.... Don Hagen Gildan Media, LLC 2011-06-03 16:03:03 328 B00546NHMI English - Business English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/gdan/000561de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000561/bk_gdan_000561_sample.mp3 In the age of Google, your customers are searching. Will they find you? In today’s searching world, customers turn to online search engines first. Yet many companies simply don’t realize acquiring customers from search engines should be a core business strategy. Instead, they usually focus on narrow goals, such as boosting page rankings. These oversights leave a huge channel for engaging with potential customers largely untapped. Businesses that use data about how people search to inform their product strategy will reach customers before the competition. Businesses that understand the importance of non-ad-based search acquisition will make it central to their marketing mix, and can connect with high-quality customers for long-term growth and success. Marketing in the Age of Google is a practical guide to harnessing the full power of online search for your business. Written by former Google employee Vanessa Fox, who created Google’s official portal for explaining online search to businesses, this clear, non-technical audio book demystifies search marketing and explains proven methods you can implement at your business today. Not another book on AdWords campaigns, Marketing in the Age of Google instead focuses on making your business stand out in the “organic” searches that attract 86 percent of user clicks. Fox shows you where companies get hung up with rankings, and lays out a comprehensive approach for achieving the search goal that matters most: connecting with the people who want to find you. You’ll also discover how to: Integrate search strategy into all aspects of your business Cut through the data and get the actionable metrics you need Use data about what people are searching for as a valuable market research tool Get your company found through social media And more! Whether you’re a sole proprietor or you work for a major global brand, Marke 9781596598331 N N ©2010 Vanessa Fox;(P)2011 Gildan Media Corp http://www.audible.de/pd/B00546NHMI?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00546NHMI?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Sharp Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Unabridged) 19.95 AVAILABLE The Sharp Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Unabridged) The Sharp Solution (Unabridged) Heidi Hanna Heidi Hanna introduces listeners to a brain-based approach to realistic, sustainable energy management that supports a healthier brain, and as a result a healthier, happier body.... Heidi Hanna Gildan Media, LLC 2013-06-11 14:17:34 273 B00DCADQ1U English - Self-Development English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/gdan/000978de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000978/bk_gdan_000978_sample.mp3 Train Your Brain to Energize Your Life. In The Sharp Solution, Heidi Hanna introduces listeners to a brain-based approach to realistic, sustainable energy management that supports a healthier brain, and as a result a healthier, happier body. By engaging our brain, we can strategically re-wire how we operate, creating more energy and improving productivity while simultaneously reducing stress. As a result, we become more focused and productive, flexible and resilient, and able to sustain higher levels of health and performance over time. These critical aspects of cognitive fitness" - mental strength, flexibility, and endurance - allow us to function at our best and enjoy life to the fullest. Breaking down complicated concepts into easy to understand stories and applications, Hanna walks listeners through a step-by-step process of designing a personal action plan that can be utilized to decrease stress, balance hormones, increase energy, and improve overall health, happiness, and performance. Heidi Hanna, PhD, is a performance coach and keynote speaker who has trained thousands of individuals on practical ways to incorporate positive psychology and wellness strategies to improve productivity and performance. We all know what we should be doing to create a more optimal life - eating better, exercising regularly, sleeping more, taking time to relax, and having more balance in our life. But The Sharp Solution enables you to actually make those changes to your habits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Velenosi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000401/bk_gdan_000401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nowadays, virtually every significant SQL Server database application needs to incorporate some form of high availability right from the outset. SQL Server 2016 High Availability Unleashed is the first comprehensive guide to delivering highly available SQL Server databases and applications. World-renowned enterprise database architect Paul Bertucci presents in-depth, all-encompassing coverage of SQL Server's full continuum of availability options, from the most extreme forms of fault tolerance down to "medium availability" options for less critical databases.Bertucci presents a proven assessment approach he has used for more than fifteen years, in defining, designing, and implementing large-scale high-availability database systems for Cisco, Intel, Symantec, Wells Fargo and many other leading enterprises. He demonstrates the best approaches to design and implementation with both the Microsoft SQL Server platform and underlying Windows operating systems, and also introduces key non-Microsoft options. He walks through traditional on-premises deployments, cloud deployments through Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, hybrid deployments encompassing both on-premise and cloud components, and Big Data applications. You'll find expert coverage of key SQL Server 2016 features including AlwaysOn, availability groups, SQL clustering, data replication, log shipping, database snapshots, and more. For each approach, he presents step-by-step deployment instructions and production-quality examples.SQL Server 2016 High Availability Unleashed is the only resource you'll need to choose the best high availability option for any database application -- and then implement it quickly and reliably.
An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess's Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyleDown to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess's critically acclaimed Habitatleft off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating processstep-by-step, Liess's latest title takes a step beyond the basics andinvites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiardesign aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. Withevocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality.Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guidingprinciples in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic Americanhistorical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn-of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on abluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprintsof Liess's down-to-earth style are evident throughout.
The Story Continues Heart of the Swarm continues the story of StarCraft II: the conflict between the humanoid terrans, the ravenous zerg, and the psionic protoss. As these races struggle, the specter of alien gods threatens to sweep aside what fragile stability still exists in the galaxy. Sarah Kerrigan, the former zerg Queen of Blades, has seen her humanity restored by an ancient artifact, but she remains a threat to all she encounters. The memory of her time as the mutant leader of the swarm lingers — as does her yearning for revenge. Lead the Zerg As the zerg surge through the galaxy, you’ll control their vengeful avatar, and destroy your targets with Kerrigan’s powerful psionic abilities and years of spec-ops ghost training. Kerrigan will continually grow stronger while she fights to reassemble and change the zerg swarm. By completing missions and advanced bonus objectives, you can unlock powers that strengthen the Queen (like regeneration and destructive psionics) or bolster the swarm itself with the ability to spawn banelings from beneath the ground or reconstitute slain zerglings at your base. Kerrigan’s presence on the battlefield demands a clash of the titans. You’ll send her brood crashing against whole armies, but you’ll also pit the former Queen of Blades and her retinue against immense threats – ancient zerg who refuse to swear fealty, tank-destroying overmechs, and more – in intense ‘boss’ battles unlike any we’ve deployed before in StarCraft. Change the Swarm The zerg swarm is ever-growing, ever-evolving – and you can shape it to your whims in Kerrigan’s evolution pit. Digest biomass on planets you’ve dominated, and you’ll unlock the ability to evolve zerg strains in one of two directions. You might transform your zerglings into leaping raptors or proliferative swarmlings, focusing your army on harassment or pure numbers…and leaving the swarm forever changed. You’ll also be able to tweak zerg strains on the fly by mutating your units between missions, like making your zerglings attack faster if you’re going up against armored targets. Multiplayer The Dogs of War, Improved New Units New developments, new recruits and a few desperate measures are changing the face of war. Fresh units like the tempest, viper, and widow mine are dropping in for each race, adding more dynamics to the diverse confrontations in the Koprulu sector. Meanwhile, some veteran units are being retrofitted for the fight. For example, fire-blasting hellions can transform into hellbats to engage in close combat, and the protoss mothership can now be built from the stripped-down mothership core, a structure able to recall entire armies to the protoss base or purify invaders with a psionic cannon. That’s just the beginning. We’ve readied a revised training mode to get you accustomed, it’ll include detailed walkthrough elements and race-specific challenges to really help you step up your game, one order and hotkey at a time. We’re also improving unit AI in a variety of ways by adding new difficulty levels to play against and the ability to command AI allies. And, at last, our alien warriors and doomed soldiers have new dances. New Maps In a contest of wills, the board you play on is every bit as important as the pieces you play with. Heart of the Swarm adds new official multiplayer maps to StarCraft II to shake up the play experience for ladder and custom games alike. These maps bring new tilesets: protoss space stations, icy wastelands, terran metropolises, vine-covered jungles and more. We’re also changing the rules of engagement with fresh terrain features, like collapsible rocks that can be used to block areas of a map. You’ll see tuned and tweaked art and physics throughout HotS maps new and old – grotesque purple creep now crawls up structures, and defeated units uniquely explode, burst apart or collapse thanks to dynamic new death animations. Your Universe Improved Community Features Heart of the Swarm’s bringing a major overhaul to the StarCraft multiplayer experience. Groups (parties focused around a specific activity or fandom) and clans (competition-oriented teams) give you the chance to join together for practice or team play, communicate easily in private chat channels, meet like-minded players and share your strategies. You’ll also be able to play on the multiplayer ladders of any region while still playing in your native language. We’ve given you total control over your game state. The take command option will allow you to pick up a game from a saved replay, including reenacting famous games between pro players. In addition, you'll be able to watch any replay together with your friends in real time, and count on the recover game feature to save your in-progress multiplayer game (in case of a dropped connection or hardware failure). If you want to be pitted against players of your skill level, but don’t want to worry about your ladder ranking, you can participate in unranked matchmaking. Heart of the Swarm multiplayer games (and single-player custom games) will also incorporate a leveling system that’ll let you show off your style with unlocked portraits, decals, dances and unit skins representing the battles you’ve fought. Battle.net will have a revamped interface to make each of these new features (and the ones you already rely on) quicker and easier to use. Game Editor Major improvements to the already-powerful StarCraft II editor are underway. The current editor can produce extreme variations on existing maps and playstyles, along with puzzle games, fighting games, platform-action games, and more. Prior to the release of Heart of the Swarm, we’re upgrading the editor so it’s even easier to use: advanced functionality for your game cinematics, superior UI editing, new animations and models, improvements to working with terrain and triggers, and libraries of functions to ensure that making your own maps and mods is faster and deeper, as well as a fine-tuned arcade to make community maps easier to find, publish and upvote. To give you a head-start, we’re making several of these community and multiplayer features available to all Wings of Liberty owners prior to the release of Heart of the Swarm, with Patch 2.0.
By providing a variety of strategies, scenarios, examples of student writing, classroom video clips from across all science content areas, rubrics, and guidelines for designing assessment items, Supporting Students with Writing Scientific Explanations: Claims, Evidence, Reasoning and Rebuttal Framework in Grades 5-8 provides teachers with the tools to successfully incorporate scientific explanation in their own classrooms. Grounded in NSF-funded research, this book/DVD supports middle grades science teachers with an instructional framework that breaks down the complex practice of scientific explanation into four components-claim, evidence, reasoning, and rebuttal-and providesconcrete examples of what this scientific inquiry practice looks like when it is successfully implemented in real classrooms. Over the last nine years that McNeill and Krajcik have developed, field tested, and refined this instructional model, they found that incorporating this framework for scientific explanation into curriculum materials, teacher instructional strategies, and assessments enhances students conceptual understanding and improves their ability to think and communicate more scientifically by carefully analyzing evidence and backing up their claims. Simultaneously, learning tasks requiring explanation afford a powerful formative assessment by making student thinking about scientific concepts more transparent to teachers so that they can better adapt their instruction to all students' needs. The chapters guide teachers step by step through presenting the framework for students, creating learning tasks that connect scientific explanation writing to lessons, providing curricular scaffolds (that fade over time) to support students in their writing, critiquing explanations and providing students with feedback, developing scientific explanation assessment tasks, and using the information from assessment tasks to inform instruction.
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