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Alex Gregg

Wordpress Tip and Tricks - 0 views

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    I found this interesting. It could be useful to anyone who really wants to make their wordpress profile stand out. If you have the patience to learn it all, it would definitely be helpful.
Michael Olivarez

Not everyone is connected - 0 views

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    This article the the NY Times explains how the Obama administration is making sure everyone has access/knowledge to a computer
Claire Madison

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? - 0 views

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    Great article of why there is a drastic statistical decline in people reading e-books
Brandon Boucher

Making The Web Faster With SPDY - 0 views

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    SPDY (pronounced " SPeeDY ") is a new technology that aims to decrease page load times by fixing a number of flaws present in HTTP 1.1. It's not a replacement for HTTP but instead adds a number of features that help to make web transactions faster.
Alex Gregg

Prezi for Dummies - 1 views

Prezi in my opinion is the best way to make a great presentation. It offers you so much more freedom to customize your information and present it in a way that will keep the audiences attention. Th...

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Claire Madison

How to Give Kind Criticism, and Avoid Being Critical - 0 views

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    A great read for the next few weeks of presentations! A how-to on constructive criticism!
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    Thanks, Claire! It's all been pretty constructive so far, I think, but this is helpful.
Adam Munera

Constructive Criticism - 0 views

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    Hey guys, I thought this would help with the 5 comments and questions we have to submit, its an interesting way to learn how to give constructive criticism. I was having problems with this earlier.
Anthony Rossi

"7 Ways To Keep Audience Attention During Your Presentation" - 0 views

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    Just a few tips to consider if/when you feel your audience is losing interest. A lot of these tips are common sense and straight forward. However, although they are simple, at the same time they can be easily overlooked and under utilized.

    Lastly, most of these would not work with our class presentations. They are geared more towards larger presentations that take up more time.
Gordon Hall

Top five online presentation tools - 0 views

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    A great list for those that are still unsure about using powerpoint for their presentations.
Adam Munera

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don't Suck - 2 views

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    I thought this would help with the "how to be interesting" section of our presentations, which of course is 10% of the grade! I've always had problems with making presentations that are boring.
Ellie Cattle

5 Simple PowerPoint Tricks You Should Have Up Your Sleeve - 1 views

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    These are pretty basic tips, but the .gif images of the instructions are really incredibly easy to understand.
Paola Torrico

Optical Character Recognition - 0 views

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    A good article that goes in depth of what Optical Character Recognition does.
Claire Madison

Using Primary Sources on the Web - 0 views

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    Gives the definition of a Primary Source and how/when to use them! Plus it gives great examples of what a Primary Source actually is!
Anthony Rossi

Can't find a book by it's title or author? - 0 views

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    This is a free website that allows users to search for books not only by the title or author, but by ISBN numbers.

    I found this helpful for when textbooks are hard to find. Instructors usually provide the ISBN numbers in their syllabi and this is one resource a student could use to locate out-of-stock books.
Paola Torrico

History of Google - 0 views

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    Since we were talking about the history of Google earlier today, I found this and I thought I'd share with you all. It gives a great detailed timeline (provided by Google themselves) on their history.
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    That is a good link, Paola, thanks.
Gordon Hall

How To Build A Basic Web Crawler To Pull Information From A Website (Part 1) - 0 views

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    This a great website not only describing how web crawlers work, but how you can create on your own. Descriptions and pictures really help to create one if your stuck too.
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    That is a good tutorial -- thanks, Gordon. My own PHP skills are good enough to build this, though at the moment I don't need to. I had forgotten the synonym "scrapers," too. Useful quotation: "One typical task that Google performs is to pull all the links from a page and see which sites they are endorsing."
Jimin Kwon

Understanding a URL - 1 views

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    This web page has an easy and detailed explanation about what a URL is and its three basic parts: the protocol, the server name, and the resource ID.
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    In theory that's a good resource, Jimin, except that it's wrong. :) The "server name" could be anything, and has very little to do with the domain name. It is true that you can usually log in to a server (a remote computer) by giving whatever program you're logging in with the domain name, but that doesn't mean that the server itself has the same name as the website. That page is also very, very wrong in calling the the top-level domain (.org etc.) the "domain name." It's important to note that that page was almost certainly written by a librarian, not a tech professional. (Of course, I'm an English PhD, not a tech professional myself, but still.) And when I looked at the source code, I could tell that it was hand-coded in HTML, which indicates to me that it's probably many years old.

    Wish there were a "dislike" button. :)
Maximum Sullivan

Zotero History - 2 views

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    History, development, and uses for Zotero
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    Way to get a jump-start on next week's lessons, Max!
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