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Cool Tools: How to pull data from a PDF for use in Excel

This post is reposted from sites.gsu.edu/data_viz.  Have you ever wanted to pull all of the raw data out of, let’s say, a pdf file of government data or a journal article? It’s the worst! You can’t just copy and paste

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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- Ted Ed

Did you know you can create online, interactive, lessons to go with TED Talks or YouTube videos!! Ted Ed Lessons allows you to do this or to use lessons that are created by other people. There are two types of

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Cool Tools – Blackboard Collaborate Online Rooms

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-conferencing tool that is integrated with Desire2Learn.  You and your students can meet together in a Collaborate online room in order to conduct an online session or for more informal purposes like online office hours.  As

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Cool Tools – SkyDrive

Do you have files that you want to to access from anywhere?  Would you like to share and collaborate on documents with your students and colleagues?  Well, there’s a great tool for that.  I know what you are thinking…Google Drive.

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Cool Tools – Yammer

Though the blizzard of Hothlanta, 2014, may have cancelled our online session for Cool Tools, it in no way dampers our love for this collaboration tool that we feel is an essential part of any online learning experience. We not

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Cool Tools – Online (Pedagogy Bytes)

At the Exchange, we spend a lot of time exploring new technologies and imagining ways that they might support teaching and learning at Georgia State.  This series of very short, 20-minute, online demonstrations is designed to not only share some

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