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Heartbleed – check your favorite sites to see if you need to change your password

In case you missed it, there is a major security vulnerability in the underlying structure of how the internet handles user account passwords. It may sound like gibberish if I start talking about SSL, so here’s a link to a

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Cool Tools – Missing in Action edition: MindMeister, MindNode, Evernote, Skitch, & Penultimate

Well, as the continuing build up of responsibility takes hold in the later part of the semester, our online Cool Tools classes have been, let’s just say, less highly attended. After wiping away our tears, we decided that this in

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Code Camp – amCharts challenge – 3/31/2014

Hello, Code Campers.  We haven’t blogged about what’s been going on at Code Camp for awhile because, let’s face it, we’ve mostly just been slogging through Code Academy.  This week we tried something new. Each of us has our own

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Cool Tools – Wideo, Moovly, and PowToon – Animated Videos Made Easy

Have you ever wanted to create a sweet splainer video?  (I swear ‘splainer’ is a real word.  At least as long as appearing in urban dictionary counts.)  Do you admire the animated videos you see on websites and wish that

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First Georgia State University User Group goes live!

That’s right people! Who’s not excited about getting a group together so that you can learn about the best practices used by other GSU community members around a particular software product or content area? I’ll tell you who has two

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Cool Tools – Haiku Deck

 Let’s face it – done poorly, PowerPoint presentations can be snooze-inducing! Sure, there are plenty of ways to build visually appealing presentations (and we offer plenty of training specifically on how to do that), but sometimes we need something faster,

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Cool Tools – VoiceThread

Are you looking for a way to foster interaction at a distance?  Do you want students to debate, share their reactions, or critique?  VoiceThread may be just the tool you need. As VoiceThread puts it, the tool “bridges the gap between

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123D Make

AutoDesk is best known for its suite of tools for 3D design, engineering, and entertainment that includes AutoCAD, Maya, and 3Ds Max.  Many of these tools are fairly pricey.  However, their free 123D Series allows you to create some pretty

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FREE, Teaching Online for Beginners Webinar Series

MOOCOW  Teaching Online for Beginners  Presenters; Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey and Others Description Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin

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Cool Tools – Thinglink

Thinglink is a very cool tool.  What makes it great is its simplicity.  Essentially, Thinglink is a powerful way to create interactive images.  Do you have an image that tells a story?  Upload it to Thinglink and annotate the image

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