Category Archive: Resources

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 28

UTS Article: Getting More Productive with AutoHotKey

University of Manitoba: University Teaching Services Path To Pedagogy, v21 (1), Fall 2012.  Pages 24-25 Click to view full screen UTS Newsletter Website Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for later

Nov 04

AutoHotKey + Evernote = Cool!

This blog post will be continually updated with cool AutoHotKey scripts I find / come up with for use with Evernote. Please comment if you have any cool ones you would like to share! Open Evernote Probably one of my most useful AutoHotKey scripts. Open and bring Evernote to the front from anywhere, whether it …

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Oct 10

How to Find Open Educational Resources on the Internet

By Viv Rolfe What are OER? Open Education Resources (OERs) and Open Education Practices (OEP) are changing the education sector around the world, with teachers and lecturers placing their learning and teaching materials on the internet for others to use. This article is one of a series that talks about open education. OERs that have …

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Sep 10

What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls of Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

By Viv Rolfe This article is one of a series that talks about open education. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are becoming a global phenomenon. Teachers and lecturers, schools, colleges and universities are placing their learning and teaching materials on the internet for others to use. This article provides a non-committal overview of the arguments for …

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Aug 10

GTD Capturing using AutoHotKey + GQueues

Here is a great trick to capture To Do items as you think of them by using GQueues (or your favourite GTD program), and AutoHotKey, an amazing little program that can change your life if you use Windows. The idea: set Ctrl-Q as a global short cut on your computer that will open GQueues and …

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Aug 10

What Are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

By Viv Rolfe This article is the first one of a series that talks about open education. What are OER? The term Open Educational Resources (OER) emerged around the time of the millennium and has the potential to change the face of education globally. The concept is that teachers, educators and lecturers make their learning …

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Jul 26

How to download internet videos easily and for free

I used to think that downloading internet videos (YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, and all the others) was best done through Zamzar, but I have recently discovered a faster way: ClipNabber combined with Format Factory. Links: ClipNabber Format Factory ClipNabber will download the FLV (flash video) file for any video, and then you can use …

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Apr 23

Generating Cool Anonymous User Names for Students

If you want your students to all have usernames on a blog or a wiki or something like this, it’s a good idea to generate them yourself.  I learned this the hard one, when in one instance I was using a forum, and I let the students create their own usernames, one of them actually …

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Apr 13

Free Video Editing Tools

The Giveaway Of The Day today is a piece of software for video editing. Very rarely do I ever download the giveaway of the day (though I have and would if something quality came along), but often I will look through the comments for free alternatives to the software in question! Today I did that …

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