Conversations

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For all the advantages that the Internet has brought, communication can still be problematic. Email is still the king of the hill with Internet using American Workers, but it really isn’t a very good medium for conversations by being limited to who can see and take part. Twitter chats are big with educators, but are […]

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Get fancy in Google Docs comments

I was commenting on a Google Doc tonight and wanted to put some emphasis on a word, so I put two asterisks on either side, so it looked like this. After hitting Comment, Google applied bold formatting to everything inside the outermost asterisks, so it looked like this in the comment: So to add bold to […]

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Crestview #beyond14 presentations

Here are my presentations from the Crestview Beyond the Classroom Technology Summit: Teach Like a Hacker Session 1 Teach Like a Hacker Session 2 Web 2.0 tools Digital Publishing Session 1 Digital Publishing Seasion 2 Google Addons Session 1 Google Addons Session 2   […]

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Saving a website #tlah

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Sometimes when you are researching for a project, you’ll come across web resources that you would like to save. Now, you can bookmark it, or use a bookmarking service, but there is still a chance that when you go back to the site it may be gone (and archive.org) may not have a copy. To […]

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Create cool random names for free

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Lifehack has posted a link to the site Online Name Generator. No false advertising here, the site does what it says it does, it generates names. So if you are looking for a name for your company (Opendexon), your business (Inditech), your band (Gruesome Major), or your D&D character (Updar Hermedes Ackmard), the site has […]

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Save articles and websites with Pocket #tlah

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I wouldn’t be able to survive without Pocket. It allows me to quickly save links to resources, while also giving me an interface to read longer length articles. Most Twitter clients allow you to set up Pocket as a sharing resource, and Pocket also includes extensions to use with your favorite browser. When you pocket […]

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Increasing reading literacy with cellphones

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Cellphones ignite a ‘reading revolution’ in poor countries The report, released today, examines the reading habits of nearly 5,000 mobile-phone users in seven countries — Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe — where the average illiteracy rate among children is 20 percent, and 34 percent among adults. (The US, by comparison, has an […]

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