App of the Week – Google Drive

Google Drive is a free app from the Google family of apps that allows to access and create files stored in the cloud with your google account information. Google drive users can have up to 15GB of free storage space. To login just use your google account information (gmail email address) and from there you can create, edit, or access files on the go. You can also access these files and collaborate from a desktop browser by going to drive.google.com. Click HERE for iOS download | click HERE for android download. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you have used this app in your life […]

App of the Week – Quickoffice

For those that do not like using their tablets or mobile devices because they cannot edit their word files, here is a solution for you: the Quickoffice app by Google. This app used to be paid, but as of last week it has become free for download. With it, you can create as well as edit Microsoft Office files on your iPhone, iPad, as well as Android devices. To download this app for the iPhone or iPad you can click HERE. To download it for android click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below (this is an older video. We are creating a new one […]

Google – Hangout

A brief video tutorial on how to connect to other people via Google Hangout.

Google Art Project

If you have a few minutes (or hours, or days) to kill while sitting in front of your computer and you’re tired of looking at cat pictures on Facebook, check out the Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com). Google has partnered with over 200 art museums around the world to house and present thousands of high resolution digital photographs of significant pieces of the museum’s collections.  Now you have access to thousands of works of art right from your computer.  The photos are very good, allowing you to zoom in tightly on the work to the point where you can see individual brushstrokes on paintings.  The site is interactive and customizable.  You […]

Getting the Most Out of a Google Search

An infographic that provides you with a number of different operators and symbols that may help you search the web with google more effectively.

Learners Helping Learners

While preparing for my class this spring, I thought about which learning objectives could be easily assessed with some sort of collaborative exercise.  I ran across the article “Promoting Student Success Through Collaboration”in the January 21, 2013 issue of Faculty Focus by Dr. Oliver Dreon. It’s essentially an article discussing ways students can use Google Docs to collaborate.  Honestly, I’m quite familiar with Google Docs but continued to read because the background story got my attention and caused me to seriously consider my beliefs about the notion of learners learning from each other.  The article references a student taking the lead on collaboration in her course by inviting students to […]

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