Monthly Archives: February 2011

links for 2011-02-28

"Skype in the Classroom" Launches to Connect Teachers & Students Worldwide Skype has built a directory for teachers to find other teachers using the conferencing tool. (tags: skype collaboration education teaching) Gmail accidentally resetting accounts, years of correspondence vanish into … Read

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Using games and peer mentors to teach STEM

Here’s a video of a neat project from a couple of years ago. Be the Game, an educational program in Washington, D.C., used video games to teach science, technology, engineering, and math. There were a couple of twists: First, kids … Read

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links for 2011-02-26

Facebook Makes its Privacy Policy Easier to Understand Facebook is in the process of making its privacy policy much clearer–not just through language, but better design. (tags: facebook privacy) Google Clamps Down on Content Factories Look for changes in your … Read

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Watch video of our talk “The Productive Researcher’s Technology Toolbox”

If you missed our CRL Learns talk earlier this week, or if you’d like to see it again, here’s the video. Thanks again to everyone who attended in person and online, and watch for more of these sessions down the … Read

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links for 2011-02-25

Using Farmville to Teach Standards Think Farmville's a waste of time? Here's how one educator ties the game to state learning standards in math, historical science, English, and remedial reading. (tags: facebook games learning) Google Toolbar Explains Toolbar as Identity … Read

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5 features I’m looking forward to seeing in Mac OS X Lion

Yesterday, in addition to a new MacBook Pro notebook computer lineup, Apple announced availability of a preview release of Mac OS X Lion, its next version of the Mac operating system. The operating system was originally announced last October, showing … Read

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links for 2011-02-24

Now Anyone Can Sync Google Docs & Microsoft Office Information and a demonstration of Google's new syncing service for Microsoft Office. (tags: google office microsoft collaboration) Mac OS X Lion developer preview released OS X 10.7, or Lion, is now … Read

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How to quickly schedule a meeting with Doodle

Doodle is a free event-planning application that reduces email inbox clutter by presenting participants with possible dates and times in one online location.  You don’t have to create an account or even download anything to your computer.  Simply pick a few … Read

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links for 2011-02-23

Hacked and Hijacked: What to Do if Your PC Gets Compromised Spoiler alert: It's complicated. Better to take strides to keep your computer from being hacked to begin with, if you ask me. (tags: windows security) MIT OpenCourseWare Turns 10: … Read

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Why we use Dropbox instead of Google Docs

On Tuesday we presented a CRL Learns session called The Productive Researcher’s Technology Toolbox. If you were able to join us online or in person, thanks! I’m hopeful that the video will be up shortly. You can get Amber’s slides … Read

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