Author Archives: Hope Greenberg

Today’s App: Swivl

I hesitate to post this one as a “Today’s App” because I have not actually gotten or used it yet. However, it looks like it might be a good solution to a recurring difficulty. One of the challenges in implementing … Continue reading

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Tech Dim Sum, March 2013

  WordPress Blogs What? You’re looking at it now! If you have a UVM account you can have a blog. In fact, you can have multiple blogs. Why? You might want to use blogs for your courses, for posting resources, … Continue reading

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Today’s App: MyScript Calculator

Take an old-fashioned slate tablet (yes, I do mean old-fashioned–a slab of rock glued to a board–you know, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ style), do a little arithmetic problem on it, then cross it with an iPad and what happens? … Continue reading

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DRAFT: POD Conference Report

The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education’s 37th Annual Conference, “Pencils and Pixels: 21st Century Practices in Higher Education” was held October 24-28, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. This conference featured over 130 interactive, roundtable and research sessions, … Continue reading

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Today’s App: SnapSeed

You may take a perfect picture every time. I sure don’t. I’m happy to have found SnapSeed, a dead simple photo editor. You can do all the things you expect: crop, adjust colors and brightness, sharpen, straighten–and do that all … Continue reading

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MOOCs draft

MOOCs are courses that are: Massive: designed for large-scale participation by dozens or even thousands of people. Open: freely available with free access to all course materials. Online: available through any web browser on any mobile device or computer. As … Continue reading

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Today’s App: Margins (for book notes)

  Writing in the margins of books, though it may be a bibliophiles nightmare, is a time-honored way to to keep notes on your reading. But they are not easily searchable. Adding notes and annotations to ebooks is easy and … Continue reading

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Tech Dim Sum: The List

Tech Dim Sum: “Bite size” introductions to a variety of applications that you might find useful for teaching. You might use them to provide information for your students or for assignments you create for them. If using for assignments, consider: … Continue reading

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iPads, Second Adopters and Apple’s upcoming event (iPublishing?)

iPads are continuing on pace in terms of the adoption curve. Though technology adoption is not as simple as first adopters/second adopters/third and so on, there are some definite patterns that seem to recur with depressing regularity. Glossing over complexities, … Continue reading

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eReaders: What’s on your iPad?

“Which ebook app should I buy for my iPad?” I was recently asked to recommend an ebook reader app for a new iPad owner. At first this seems like a difficult choice: are the features of the iPad’s own iBooks … Continue reading

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