For the last several years, I’ve used a browser plugin called FireShot to capture and annotate still images of Carmen screens to make the Carmen Instructor Help site more, well, helpful.
With FireShot, once you have your webpage displayed in your browser window, just click the icon in the corner of the browser. You can also …Read more at the full article: A Simple Screen Capture Program for Web Content
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In the last iPad post, we discussed productivity tools for the iPad. Today, let’s turn to tools for teaching.
In addition to note taking and document viewing, a university user might want to explore applications for the iPad that allow one to create documents, share screens, and record. For teaching, I can imagine …Read more at the full article: The well-App-ointed iPad (2)
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We recently received a request to help a proud new iPad owner with some productivity applications. This sent us off on a quest to find the top apps people use at the university to get their work done. The responses to our query poured in and we now have a very long …Read more at the full article: The well-App-ointed iPad
In my last blog post, I gave an overview of Windows Live SkyDrive, where you can store up to 25GB of files. A unique feature of SkyDrive is that it allows the user to access Office Web Apps, which allows documents from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to be viewed, edited, and shared directly from …Read more at the full article: Microsoft Office Web Apps – Word
When installed, Zotero is viewed within your Firefox web-browser. As you are navigating the web, you can create an entry in Zotero with one click. This one-click entry collects everything you need for a citation including the title of the webpage, URL, and date accessed. Then with an addition click, you can enter a note under that entry. If you are working on multiple projects, Zotero can store multiple collections of notes, making organization easy.
TokBox is a free, Flash-based, in-browser video chat service requiring no software to be installed locally; it also allows the sharing of videos, presentations, documents, and recorded video messages. TokBox works on both Mac and PC platforms and is easy to use – no equipment is required other than an internet connection and a webcam. …Read more at the full article: TokBox: Video chatting and more, with nothing to download!
Reasons why a Digital Union staff member opted for a Kindle over an iPad
Intel’s has released a computer dedicated to a noble cause, assisting those with visual and/or reading disabilities. The Intel reader is not another e-book device; instead its a computer with a 4.3″ LCD screen, tactile intuitive buttons and a built in camera for capturing content. Hold this device over a document and it can snap …Read more at the full article: Intel's Reader turns text into audio
As the resident Digital Union “late adopter” I received a great deal of heckling from fellow staff members regarding my cell phone. Of course I like shiny new toys as much as the next person, but when it comes to actually purchasing a new phone I always take the free upgrade. Hence the beauty below:
I have now spent a full week with an iPad in my possession and the easiest way to summarize my impression is to say I now own one, too! The two the Digital Union ordered arrived on April 8 and by the evening of April 9th I had purchased my own. In the interest of …Read more at the full article: iPads have sprouted at the Digital Union