Monthly Archives: August 2010

links for 2010-08-31

Startup Gives Digital Textbooks the Ol’ College Try More information on Inkling, a new textbook reader for the iPad. I'm looking forward to checking this out. (tags: textbooks e-readers e-books ipad) Why Technology Is So Addictive, and How You Can … Read

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Too busy to blog? Try tumbling instead

I was telling someone the other day about how I currently post to three blogs (this one, a personal blog, and a technical blog for the Ruby on Rails application framework). I got the response I usually get–I just don’t … Read

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links for 2010-08-30

NASA Teams Up With Flickr to Share Historic Image Collection (Photos) Beautiful, educational photos from NASA's archives are now available for viewing and download from Flickr. Definitely worth a visit. (tags: science photography flickr) How to Avoid Friend Spam on … Read

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Looking at data visually

It’s not that I’m sharing video of TED talks every Monday morning; it’s just that they make it so darn easy. Today is David McCandless’ talk from this past July about “beautiful data.” I had a couple of takeaways from … Read

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links for 2010-08-28

Facebook as an Instructional Technology Tool Great perspective from a student whose professor created a Facebook group for out-of-classroom discussions. I don't think the University of Kansas (our employer) allows this; does your school? (tags: facebook education) Survey Says Facebook … Read

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links for 2010-08-27

Free Tool Tracks Student and Class Benchmark Progress A new online grade book for teachers, based on state and core benchmarks. It also gives parents access. (tags: teaching standards cloud) Yahoo Builds the Nostradamus of Search Engines Yahoo's interesting experimental … Read

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5 ways to make learning new technology easier and fun

Last week I poked a little fun at the misuse of technology in presentations. This week I’ve put together a list of steps you can follow to get you past that newbie phase so you’re using technology in your presentations, … Read

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links for 2010-08-26

How schools are putting the iPad to work More ways the iPad is showing up in schools this fall. We've covered some of these in the past. Is your school doing anything interesting with iPads this year? (tags: ipad education) … Read

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How do I merge multiple PDF files in one document?

On a Mac, the simplest way to merge multiple pdf files is to drag and drop in Preview.  Check out the video below for a demonstration. Merging pdf files from Stratepedia on Vimeo.

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links for 2010-08-25

Google Voice Integrated Into Gmail. Make And Receive Calls From The Browser A nice Skype alternative, for those of you using Google Voice. If you try this out let us know what you think. (tags: google voice) Google Voice Phone … Read

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