Monthly Archives: June 2011

Turn Google Docs into a virtual drop box with GoDropBox

A new add-on to Google Docs called GoDropBox (no relation to Dropbox) lets you use your Google Docs account to collect files from others, via a simple web upload form. Watch the video below to see it in action. GoDropBox … Read

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Google+: I’m in!

I got home tonight from a trip the the Virginia CLC Academy to find several invitations from friends to join Google+ (see our preview from the other day). Here are some thoughts after a few minutes of experimentation: Overall, + … Read

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What is that thing? Accessing information from a QR code

If you are like me, you’ve probably seen the familiar image above on advertisements and wondered what the heck it was. These things are everywhere at the conference I’m attending this week, ISTE 2011, so I sat down this afternoon … Read

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Google finally enters the social networking fray: Meet Google +

On Tuesday, Google took the wraps off of its long-anticipated answer to Facebook. Dubbed Google +, the tool is not so much a single destination, like Facebook, as it is a collection of socially-minded tools to allow for easy sorting … Read

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4 Things that made my first day at ISTE a success

This week I have the opportunity to attend the 2011 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia. This is, by far, the largest conference I have ever attended which hosts roughly 20,000 participants. Every session has been … Read

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Maker Faire: Science, technology, art, and craft get a big dose of fun

Are you a Maker? That’s the question Dale Dougherty asks in his TED talk from last January. Dougherty is one of the folks leading the charge in today’s do-it-yourself movement. In his talk, he shares his thoughts on the importance … Read

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5 ways to prepare your iPad for a trip overseas

The iPad makes a great traveling companion–it’s lightweight, easy to use, and capable of running thousands of apps for work, information, and play. If you’re taking your iPad overseas, though, you’ll need to do a little bit of preparation. Recently … Read

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What are Twitter bots?

If you’ve spent much time on Twitter, you’ve probably received a response to one of your tweets from someone (a) you don’t know with (b) an odd, consonant-and-number-laden username. What gives? How did someone you’ve never met (in real life … Read

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How to open .zip files on an iPad or iPhone

Opening zipped folders on your iPad (or iPhone, or iPod touch) is not possible out of the box–the device has no built-in software to access these types of files or their contents. However, with a relatively inexpensive app, you can … Read

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Dropbox drops the ball on security (again)

Over the weekend, cloud-based file syncing/sharing service Dropbox got smacked with yet another security issue. This one may be the biggest yet–for a window of four hours, you didn’t need a password to log into some Dropbox accounts. Dropbox says … Read

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