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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

[1 of] 7 Ways to Avoid Inbox Overload When Collecting Assignments


Richard Byrne made DROPitTOme sound like a winner:

"DROPitTOme works by synchronizing with your Drop Box account. After connecting the two services DROPitTOme provides a url that you can give to others to upload files to your Drop Box account." (Byrne, 2011.09.06, 7 Ways..., DROPitTOme, ¶2).
(via Blog this)

This two-minute, silent video shows how to get started:


YouTube video: Uploaded by  on Oct 8, 2010

Friday, November 16, 2012

Two face drawing videos

Austin Kleon
MONDAY, JULY 27TH, 2009


Dave Gray | info
Thu, Oct 28, 2010

http://www.davegrayinfo.com/2010/10/28/drawing-facial-expressions/

Thanks to Nancy White for pointing these out in her Online Social Learning Practices - Benetec Slides (SlideShare, 2012.11.15).

Sunday, October 21, 2012

An initial go at embedding from diagram.ly

It's hard to believe how easy it is to use this free diagramming tool. Thanks to who ever it was who pointed it out!

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Here's a rebuilt view:
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Networked Student - YouTube (2008.11.26)

Networked Student - YouTube: Uploaded by Wendy Drexler on Nov 26, 2008

"The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler's high school students." 
(YouTube description, link added)


The Networked Student (Drexler, 2008)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Massive open online c... ?

Curiosity consumed me, and Google provided some intriguing results today (2012.09.11):

Though the middle two searches above for "... conference" and "... community" include a few redundancies, the recency of those few hits may indicate avenues for if not of innovation. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Co-authoring acknowledgement

I co-authored this essay with ... (& ...). We used content from our previous, individual essay posts (1-02a-b).

Individual essay posts (1-02a-b)

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Here are links to each of our co-authored essays:

Joint essay posts (1-02c)

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Spell with Flickr

Spell with flickr










Thanks to Isabelle Jones for point[ing] this out as a tool capable of supporting "development of both writing and speaking skills" (My Languages, Memory Joggers..., 2012.06.01). Check it out!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

TED Gets Better & Better — Now With ‘TED Quotes”

In TED Gets Better & Better — Now With ‘TED Quotes”, Larry said, "TED began a new searchable feature called TED Quotes. They highlight great quotes from their TED Talks, and they link back to the presentation[s]" (February 14, 2012).

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Which Google Docs for Beginners?

The presentation below recap's a pilot study I've undertaken to gather opinions regarding the most suitable Google Docs for beginning Google Docs users.


If you are willing to take part in the survey itself, please submit your responses, once, in a form you'll find here (opens in a new window). If you have questions or concerns about either the pilot study or the current survey, please post them in comments on this post. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Google Docs for Collaboration

2012-01-13_1456-GoogleDocs_project

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The video in this post represents a Jing screencast recording with embedding code from Screencast.com. The default dimensions, 984 pixels wide by 667 tall, I've reduced to 338 and 222, respectively.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

IMG_1719

IMG_1719 by veryuseful
IMG_1719, a photo by veryuseful on Flickr.

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