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Eliademy Jumps on Google’s Data Mining of Student Info

NSA monitoring, inBloom implosion, people are edgy about data and privacy. Google doesn’t use data from Apps for Education to tailor ads, but they’re still using the data. Will teachers and students be alright with Google’s data collection or will there be more distrust and a search for more secure solutions?

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Quick Trick to Download Embedded Files from Powerpoint

The Problem: You’ve inherited a powerpoint presentation with embedded videos and you need the videos. Perhaps, you want to use them for something else, or maybe you want to stick them in the same directory in a hope that makes the videos play consistently. The Answer: Change .pptx to .zip in the filename and voila! You… Read more »

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Link: Yale students made a better version of their course catalogue. Then Yale shut it down.

A pair of Yale students and brothers, Peter Xu and Harry Yu, built a site that let students plan out their schedules while comparing class evaluations and teacher ratings for the past three semesters. Thousands of Yale students used it, apparently finding it a better resource than similar sites run by the university. But this week, as the “shopping period” where students are able to try out classes and finalize their schedules began, Yale not only blocked the Web site from campus networks, labeling it “malicious,” but forced the brothers to take it down or face disciplinary action.

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Link: My Goals With Google Glass

A student saw my Google Glass the other day and asked me “Is it worth it?” It’s no secret the price of the device is $1500. My short response – “yes, I consider it an investment.”

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Apps To Meet Your Goals

The New York Times has an article “Resolve to Pay Attention to Resolution Reminders,” written by Kit Eaton that showcases a few Android and IOS apps to help you meet your goals for 2014. I’ve downloaded Everest and so far am liking it. We’ll see how it goes. Related: Power of Habit Not Apps