Your Size Is Medium

21 Oct

Did you know that the creator of Twitter has started a new site called Medium? It reminds me of Twitter – instead you create a story instead of a tweet. The idea of Medium is you share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. You create little stories to say what’s on your mind. Sound like Twitter? Perhaps!

https://medium.com/

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Apple Students Parents Guide

18 Oct

Do you have a student that just got their first Mac computer? If you as a parent are clueless how to manage your kids new computer than you should check out this Apple Students Parent Guide. The guide features ways to restrict access and setup their Apple ID. Setting it up will provide easy access to school materials, including documents, textbooks, and courses. An Apple ID will also let your students use iCloud so they can access content from anywhere on multiple devices and even locate an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

Apple ID for Students Parent Guide

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WikiSummarizer

17 Oct

Don’t have time to read an entire WikiPedia entry? You should then try something that quickly summaries Wikipedia articles. WikiSummarizer is your answer because it automatically summarizes Wikipedia articles. The result is a summary that presents the most important points of the original text.

WikiSummarizer reminds me a game we played in improv acting called Half Life. In the game, you would start out with 4 minutes to tell a story. Then you would do it again with only 2 minutes. Then tell it in 1 minute. Then tell the story in 30 seconds. Then tell the story again in 15 seconds.

http://www.wikisummarizer.com/

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Even a 2-year Old Can Use It

14 Oct

The iPad is designed so even a 2-year old can use it, how do you fare with it? As technology continues to press on, Apple remains true to simplicity by keeping their mobile devices easy to use. Is the iPhone 6 plus a step in the wrong direction? Have you moved from an Apple mobile device to Android and back or vice versa? Why do you choose your mobile platform? Is it based on price?

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Ranker, I Don’t Even Know Her?

13 Oct

Do dream of top 10 lists? Why not make your vote count? At Ranker.com vote on lists of people, film, TV, music, sports, videos, and comics to name a few. List it. Rank it. Love it.

http://www.ranker.com/

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How To Setup Select Ringtones

7 Oct

How do you set up only certain ring tones to ring for some people and none for others? One way to do it with the ringers is have a ringtone that is completely silent. Set that to be the default ringtone, and then assign a normal ringtone to people you want to hear from. The drawback is that you may miss calls that way, but sometimes that just makes the most sense. Here’s a link that explains one way to do it. You can do it with GarageBand, but the link below looks much easier. Thanks to Mike Kimmel for the information how to do this trick.

http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/971156

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Great Infographic Creation Tool

5 Oct

Do you need to create an infographic and have no idea where to start? Why not start with a template and fill in the blanks? I found a great infographic tool called Easely that may help fill this gap. You can create an account and give it a try.

http://www.easel.ly/

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Google Maps See Inside View

2 Oct

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Did you know that Google Maps now gives you the inside view of a location? Not all areas will give you the opportunity to “see inside” however more and more locations are being added.

Steps:
1. Do a search for a location
2. Look for “See Inside”
3. Click a view

http://maps.google.com

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Fun Worksheets for Home Learning

28 Sep

Great Schools offers a series of fun worksheets for grades preschool through 5th grade. Discover worksheets on the subjects of math, reading, writing, science and word lists. Support learning at home with these helpful printable worksheets and find the perfect worksheet challenge for your child.

http://www.greatschools.org/worksheets/

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Create Great Cards

22 Sep

Would you like to send an electronic card online for free? I stumbled upon Paperless Post a website that offers a selection of free ecards for birthdays and special occasions. The recipient will receive a personalized ecard featuring a nifty animation of the envelope opening up and the card sliding out. If interested, you can also pay to access a larger selection. However, I would suggest giving the site a try before you pay. Paperless Post also offers cards that you can have printed and delivered the old fashioned way through the mail.

http://www.paperlesspost.com/

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