Monthly Archives: October 2010

links for 2010-10-31

Doing Research With Google Scholar Brief primer on using Google Scholar to do academic research (that is, searching academic journals and not Wikipedia). (tags: research google) Now Official: Internet Is Everywhere. 3G Network Now Covers Mt. Everest Looks like we're … Read

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links for 2010-10-29

4 Ways to Visualize Voter Sentiment for the Midterm Elections Speaking of visualizing data, here are 4 great ways to make sense of the current elections. (tags: data) New Chart Features for Google Docs "Google Docs now has a new … Read

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5 resources for visual literacy

Today’s Friday Five is a quick primer on visual literacy, or how to use imagery to interpret meaning. There’s a great deal of thinking and science that has gone behind the likes of Presentation Zen and Slide:ology and the visual-rich … Read

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links for 2010-10-28

Schoology Aims to Fix One of the Greatest Pain Points of Education A new learning management system is taking on the likes of Blackboard and Moodle. (tags: learning lms)

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What is flash storage?

Flash storage is a faster form of memory used to save files, images, documents, etc.  It is primarily used in USB flash drives and memory cards because it can easily be erased and reused.  Flash storage also takes up a … Read

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links for 2010-10-27

Security firms differ on severity of new Mac malware threat Notes on a new worm potentially affecting Mac users. Whatever the threat level winds up being, you should always be careful when running Java applets on a website. (tags: mac … Read

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New Firefox extension makes hijacking your online accounts frighteningly easy

You’ve always known that you should be careful when sharing personal information online, right? And that you should be even more careful when doing that sort of thing on public wireless networks? This week, a small utility was released to … Read

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links for 2010-10-26

Galaxy Zoo shows how well crowdsourced citizen science works This looks like a great way to get up-and-coming astronomers involved in real science! Anybody using these tools in science classrooms? (tags: science stem) At a Cafe? I Can Hack Your … Read

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Download, organize, and convert video easily with Miro 3.5

Miro, an iTunes-like utility for subscribing to podcasts, searching online video sources, playing back media files, has been updated to add built-in video conversion to make it easy to find video clips and convert them to formats for presentation. Miro … Read

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links for 2010-10-25

PBS launches full-content iPad app Stream PBS content directly to your iPad with this new, free app. (tags: ipad video) VLC 1.1.0 now available for all iOS devices Check out this versatile video player on your iPhone, iPod touch, or … Read

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