Monthly Archives: June 2011

Digital Media-New Learners of the 21st Century

A while ago, Bob sent out a link to a PBS Frontline series titled, Digital Media—New Learners of the 21st Century. I finally had a chance earlier this summer to watch the program in its entirety, and I think it’s … Continue reading

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Follow up on Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowds: Sharing in the Internet era

In today’s session, 17 learners generously gave up their morning to learn more about tools that allow you to share and find ideas online. Like before, if you’re interested in knowing more about what we did in class, you can … Continue reading

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It’s (much) Better Than Moodle – Schoology! (Updated)

I’ve been a Moodle user for several years.  I found it to be a relatively good repository for class materials and posting class projects and assignments.  I have even used it for my students to upload their assignments so I … Continue reading

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RSS—the amazing basket

One of the tools we’ll be covering in tomorrow’s session on Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd: Sharing in the Digital Era will be RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication. But you can just call it your magic basket. … Continue reading

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Skimming your way to Paperless Nirvana

Marlene recently recommended Skim a great free PDF reader. But that’s really only the tip of the iceberg—Skim is a wonderful tool to bring you one step closer to naperless nirvana. Creating paperless nirvana First, some details on paperless Nirvana. … Continue reading

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Upgrade your operating system

Mac OS 10.6.8 was just released today, and since you’ve gotten your computers, a number of other system applications like iTunes have been updated. Your computer should be checking for updates periodically and asking if you want to install them, … Continue reading

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What’s up (in the) Dock? Part 1

I got this great text message after John’s How to become a web surfing ninja workshop. “Ok… random thought but I am looking at my computer screen and just realized that I know a LOT about my computer but not much … Continue reading

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