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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
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.
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.
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. :)
mgotcher

If your still trying to figure out databases! - 1 views

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    I found this helpful, tell me what yall think.
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    Yep, that's a pretty useful page. I probably should have taught y'all the term "DBMS" -- Database Management System." That's really what Oracle and MySQL and so on are.
Gordon Hall

Top 10 Most Usable Content Management Systems - 1 views

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    In addition to the content management systems we talked about today like wordpress, there are plenty of other great content management systems out there for people to use.
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    Although that article was written way back in 2009, I'd say it's still pretty accurate. All the CMSes I know of are in that list, plus some I hadn't heard of.
emarmoran

HTML Tutorial: What is HTML? - 0 views

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    A YouTube video that gives you some basic information on what HTML is.
mgotcher

Just a fun article about the internet. - 0 views

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    Don't forget to add a comment that describes what's at the link, Milan. I'll give you credit this time, but not next time.

    That is clearly an *ancient* web page. If you do View Source on it, too, you can tell (at least I can) that it was hand-coded in HTML rather than generated by a CMS. And all the tags are written in capital letters, . No one does that anymore.
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    Plus, crews.org is a middle school. I don't really trust what they say about the Internet. :) Of course, if it's "just for fun" ...
Gordon Hall

Directory vs. Folder - 1 views

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    This link gives information on the difference between a directory and a folder. The reason I found this link so useful was because it outlines the difference between the two for Mac and PC users.
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    Congratulations, Gordon, on being the very first to post! :)

    I will say I'm not very impressed with the link, though -- it's a bit fuzzy on whether there is or is not a difference between a directory and a folder, except in a technical sense on Windows Vista. (I'd argue that in general there isn't, though I grant you there are special cases.) And you can't tell who wrote that piece, and it comes from the support database of a particular software company rather than from a site that's dedicated to explanations / teaching / learning / education. At least Wikipedia is deliberately trying to educate people, and it's better on this issue, I'd say, and provides a clearer argument that a directory is something structural in an OS whereas a folder is a visual "metaphor" for a collection of files, which may or may not be an actual directory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directory_(computing)#Folder_metaphor
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