Category Archive: Cloud Computing

Mar 22

Google Keep VS Evernote

Google Keep with a few notes

While reading a LifeHacker article today, came across a reference to something new called “Google Keep“.  Having never heard of it, I thought I would check it out.  I love Google as a company, and take every piece of software they come out with automatically as a serious contender. But then I found out what …

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Nov 05

Motivation Is KING in Education

…[T]he whole problem of education comes down to motivating students.  If students are super motivated, they will work as hard as they need to in order to learn the material.  Moreso, whenever we introduce a technology to the classroom, it should have a positive effect on motivation, and, if ever adding a technology DECREASES motivation, it should likely be removed IMMEDIATELY.

Oct 14

VIDEO: A Vision of Students Today

Came across this great video today made by Dr. Michael Wesch (Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology) at Kansas State University. Dr. Wesch studies how technology and social media affects students, society, and culture…The video goes on to say “If students learn what they do, what are they learning sitting here?” referring to the chairs in a lecture hall. There is a great old Chinese proverb that I have at the beginning of my teaching philosophy: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”.

Sep 18

Prezi: An eye catching presentation tool

Ever sit in a presentation and see the same PowerPoint theme you have seen over and over? Doesn’t that immediately take a little wind out of the presentation for you? Lots of us get sick and tired of seeing PowerPoint. Prezi (link), a Web 2.0 tool, is designed to be an alternative to PowerPoint…a significantly …

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Sep 09

Planning Meetings the Web 2.0 way

It often happens that you are organizing a meeting between a number of people (maybe some of which are in your organization, and maybe some aren’t), and you need to find a time slot that will work for everyone. This can be a very annoying task using email, and sometimes more than one email are required to each person. If you are lucky enough to be in an organization where everyone is using some sort of resource tracker like Outlook, then you could just look it up, but I’ve found a much more general way to do so.