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  Books upstairs, books downstairs, books in the office, books from the library, books I read long ago, books I’ve winnowed out to donate to the local book sales…I’ve always wanted to catalog them. When Goodreads came along a few years ago it seemed like the perfect answer: enter a title or ISBN and it […]

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Tech Dim Sum

Here’s the latest crop of app tidbits. I’ve included some of the oldies but goodies as well: Research and Writing Your writing, draft writing or shared writing: Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations) Research: Google Scholar and Alerts Bibliography: Zotero Collecting resources (and sharing them): Delicious or Diigo Communicating: Hangouts Writing for the world (or even […]

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Given a series of online articles, which presentation format will make them easier to read: providing a list of links through which the reader must click or gathering them together as an ebook? ReadLists is an online site that helps you gather together a “group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book […]

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I think about apps as belonging to one of two categories: 1) apps that have pre-packaged content that you can read or play with, and 2) apps that are designed to let you create, manipulate, capture or collect your own content. The world of maps and navigation apps contains both. For simple consumption (look at […]

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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 a Flipped Classroom is video capturing a lecture or demonstration. Yes, you can set your […]

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  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, for posting your own to-do lists or projects. All Blackboard courses can have internal blogs […]

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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? MyScript Calculator. Somehow the idea of doing handwritten text recognition doesn’t seem that magical anymore. […]

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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 selectively. You can add a frame and various filters (even a vintage filter for you […]

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  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 they are certainly searchable, but not all of your books are in electronic form. Certainly […]

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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: What are your goals for the assignment? How will you tell whether a student has […]

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