Category: <span>Tools</span>

Still love Jing – annotation tool

It’s the start of the semester and every once in awhile Blackboard drops something you find very useful. Here’s how you can go find it and turn it back on. That is, unless it’s deprecated. Ouch.

Brand new day

Yesterday I received my VoiceThread Certified Educator badge through VoiceTread (Credly badge displayed). Next up is Google for Education Certified Trainer. May it take less than a year. I’m supposed to get it done by April 2018. Coolio. Let’s begin.

Getting serious about Twitter?

Egads! I’m a professional. I’ve been online since (okay, I won’t say)… but in the five years I’ve had a Twitter account–the one I use, not the one I want–I’ve not tweeted *enough.* Enter IF THIS THEN THAT to the rescue. I most certainly have communicated a LOT and shared cool …

What font is that?

  I’m a lover of all things font. Truly. This being said, and the fact that I can recognize about 20 or so and know their names, is me geeking out. Maybe more than 20 if I’m really pressed. My pallet is font-tested and font-approved! So, what do you do when …

beFunky Photo Editor

Seems as if I had NOTHING to say the day I created this. Egads! Here goes: I like the beFunky photo editor. It’s worth playing around with. Where can you get it? Find in at the Chrome App store or tab or on the beFunky website. The images with this …

Make a Quick Video…

Keynote/QuickTime/YouTube steps: Make your slides. Add your voice (Play menu > Record Slideshow…) figure one Save your work. Export it to QuickTime (File menu > Export To > QuickTime) This brings up a Creating Movie announcement that shows you the progress of saving your work asa MPEG-4 movie.  figure two Open QuickTime. Open …

Padlet: easy ‘whiteboard’

I was reminded just today that I use this interface (my work blog) as a ‘reminder’ tool of items that I want to share with others. If you’re looking for a quick way to have your students chat/jot down notes with each other, look no further than PADLET! Here are …

Loving the Google Apps

Here starts a series of posts on which Google Apps I use most often and those I recommend. This is what my current (July ’15) app window includes: Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Slides, Google Search, Google Sheets, Web Store, PicMonkey, Text and YouTube. #1. PicMonkey: Here’s a light-hearted, fun …

Change just one thing

Lately I’ve felt completely overwhelmed. I’m a single mother. I’m a college professor. I’m a college student. I have a full-time job that can easily consume more than the normal hours in a week. I thought it valuable to say that besides sinking in a morass of self-doubt, I had …

What could I do with a Raspberry Pi

I don’t own a motorbike: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1216528 – so getting data via a OBD2 Data Recorder isn’t interesting to me. Since I need to improve/refresh my programming skills, I could use it for PHP or Python. Ruby is on the way down the list {TIOBE programming list http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html } The TIOBE …