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Free Transcription (Speech to Text) Tool
We have received a number of requests about free, easy to use transcription software. Requests like this seem to be coming more and more frequent.  While there are paid programs and equipment for transcription, not everyone is able to purchase these. One to...
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3D Printing Health Risks?
We came across an article pointing out some possible heath risks associated with 3-D printing. Read up and be careful when you print.  From the article: "What they found was that the level of harmful particles and fumes depended mostly on the filament mater...
We came across an article pointing out some possible heath risks associated with 3-D printing. Read up and be careful when you print. From the article: "What they found was that the level of harmful particles and fumes depen...
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Audio on Blogger
I have done some searching for instructions on how to incorporate audio on the Blogger platform. Most solutions are obtuse and kludgey. The best solution I have found so far is to use SoundCloud to host the file and then embed into a blog post. SoundCloud i...
I have done some searching for instructions on how to incorporate audio on the Blogger platform. Most solutions are obtuse and kludgey. The best solution I have found so far is to use SoundCloud to host the file and then embe...
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Update: Hashtag ToDo
UPDATE: After using this tool for almost a month, I am back to using Google Tasks. The thing that I found was that I have tasks that I want to list, but that are not urgent for a particular day. This meant that I had a long list of tasks in the 'all-day' ev...
UPDATE: After using this tool for almost a month, I am back to using Google Tasks. The thing that I found was that I have tasks that I want to list, but that are not urgent for a particular day. This meant that I had a long l...
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Moodle: Styling Issues with Safari
I recently helped an instructor who was having an issue in Moodle. The instructor was running a Mac laptop with the latest version of Yosemite and accessing Moodle through the Safari browser. She was using the newer Atto text editor in Moodle. The symptom o...
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Smallpdf
One of my colleagues (Meghan Dowell - thank you!) shared this site with me. I haven't had much time to try it out, but it looks very promising. It appears to be free (they do accept donations) and the site supports drag-and-drop. Click the conversion type y...
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Citation of/in Digital Media
More and more digital media projects are becoming part of scholarly work. Students need to know how to cite the materials or media that they find to use in their projects. Below are some general tips and then examples of how to cite different types of media...
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Teaching and Learning: Doodling
I came across the video below about doodling. I wonder what instructors thoughts are on doodling, both for students doodling in class and for themselves. I wonder whether or not students doodle and if they have realized any benefits from doing so. In the vi...
I came across the video below about doodling. I wonder what instructors thoughts are on doodling, both for students doodling in class and for themselves. I wonder whether or not students doodle and if they have realized any b...
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Spring 2016 Courses Available
Courses for Spring 2016 are now available to instructors in Moodle. Please feel free to begin adding materials and getting them ready for the spring. If you have questions as you work, please feel free to contact Instructional Technology and/or check out ou...
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170,000 images from Depression Era America: Yale Photogrammar
Yale has released 170,000 images of Depression era America. The tool, Photogrammar is a visually pleasing and easy-to-use interface for searching through the database of images. Click the link below to check it out. Photogrammar
Yale has released 170,000 images of Depression era America. The tool, Photogrammar is a visually pleasing and easy-to-use interface for searching through the database of images. Click the link below to check it out. Photogram...
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HashtagTodo
I recently came upon a tool that allows me to use my Google Calendar as a To-do list, called HashtagToDo  (#todo). I have been using it for a couple of weeks now. You can see how it works with your calendar here . So far I like it. It is nice to be able to ...
I recently came upon a tool that allows me to use my Google Calendar as a To-do list, called HashtagToDo (#todo). I have been using it for a couple of weeks now. You can see how it works with your calendar here. So far I like...
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Japan Cities in Transition Blog
I was reminded again today of the awesome work that is occurring on (and off) the Beloit College campus, in particular on the Japan Cities in Transition blog, In Search of Modern Japan . This is the second year for this blog with a total of eight students s...
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Instructional Technology assists Beloit College faculty and students with finding and using innovative technology resources for teaching and learning.  Contact us or stop by our offices for help with Moodle, audio, video, or image editing, scanning, presentation creation, website development, and more.