Technology

Educators Get Adobe Presenter For Free

I’ve not used Adobe Presenter, but from now until the end of November 2013 educators can download a 12-month license for free. If you’ve used the software, what’s been your experience? What advice do you have for fellow educators interested in Adobe Presenter?

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Share Your Favorite WordPress Plugins

Today @caropinto asked me, what are my top five WordPress plugins? It’s a great question and one I hope you all will help answer. There are so many plugins for WordPress, but it can be hard to find them through all the noise. For me, I use the following: Akismet – Blocks spam comments. Google XML Sitemaps – Automatically… Read more »

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Twitter: Making a Digital Display for Your Office Door

Inspired by a ProfHacker article from a few years back, I decided to try using Twitter to create a digital sign outside my office door. That way, I can let students know if I’m available for a drop-in conversation or whether I’m prepping for class and don’t want to be disturbed. It also lets me… Read more »

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Grades.io vs Google Drive (Spreadsheet)

The tagline for Grades.io is “a simple and beautiful way for teachers to manage their students, grades, and assignments online.” Describing the application in a TechCrunch write up, Arlton Lowry, one of the co-founders stated: “I just wanted to be able to easily manage my students, manage my class and assignments and get through the day,”… Read more »

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Using Google Voice With Students

Yesterday, at the UAMS Teaching with Technology Symposium, someone mentioned using Google Voice as a way to connect with students, without giving your personal phone number. With Google Voice you can connect a number of different phones to one number and they can all ring when someone’s trying to call you. Further, you can use… Read more »

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Plan Your Project with Scapple

Testing software without a use case is like kicking the tires of a car. It doesn’t really tell one much. After reading “Making Connections with Scapple” by Amy Cavender two months ago, I downloaded the trial version of Scapple, tested it out, and wasn’t impressed. My dismissiveness though had more to do with a failure… Read more »