Amber Nutt archives

Amber Nutt is an Education Support Technologist at the University of Kansas.

CRL Learns: Tools for Effective Slide Presentations

Last week David Gnojek, Art Director here at the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas, talked to us about the principles of good design. About the presentation… Colors, fonts and images are too often an afterthought … Read

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2 useful and free email-based publications

The following two resources are free email-based subscriptions that I’ve signed up for and find useful. Each resource sends a few emails a week with news, upcoming webinars, and interesting articles related to business, technology, and/or education. 1. Learning Solutions … Read

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TED announces education initiative: TED-Ed

This week TED rolled out their newest concept for inquisitive minds, named TED-ed. This exciting initiative invites teachers to submit their best lessons to be shared online. Teachers will then get the opportunity to work with experts at TED to … Read

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Apple unveils 3rd generation of the iPad

Yesterday, Apple demonstrated the new iPad which will be available to purchase on March 16th (but you can pre-order now) with a price tag starting at $499. The new iPad boasts better cameras on the front and back, faster processor, … Read

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Updates to Evernote

We’re big fans of the free organizational note-taking app, Evernote. We’ve talked about it here, here, and here. Recently they’ve updated a few features. Evernote Hello. The Evernote Hello app for iPhone is designed to help you organize people, photos, and … Read

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3 tools (you may already have) to facilitate online discussions

Recently, I’ve been researching options for an internal means of communication among a specified group of people. We needed a less-formal and non-spammy way to ask “Can I borrow someone’s copy of the book for this month’s bookclub?” or share … Read

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Follow us on Pinterest!

  A few months ago I wrote about organizing ideas and saving links on Pinterest. This free website allows you to browse images and save them into groups that you’ve organized. Pinterest makes it easy for users to upload new photos … Read

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Access Flash-based content on your iPad with Rover

A colleague of mine recently told me about the Rover Internet browser for iPad. This free app allows users to access Flash-based Internet content and was created with the education community in mind. After you’ve downloaded the app, open it and begin … Read

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10 rules for hosting a successful webinar

I have the opportunity to host webinars for several different groups here at the University of Kansas. These presentations range from one-on-one discussions to whole-class participation. Preparing a presentation for an online audience usually involves a few more steps than … Read

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5 ways to renew interest in your RSS reader

Recently, I found myself in the bad habit of skipping over many of the blogs in my Google RSS reader or clicking the mark all as read button to clear everything out. I was missing interesting articles and relevant information. … Read

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