Need a hand? 5 End of Year Digital Cleanup Tips
It’s the end of the year and you may want to consider doing some personal cleanup of your physical gadgets and computers, your data, and even your online reputation/presence. Here’s a checklist of items you may want to do before the end of the year (although these are great to do anytime!). 1. Get Physical! Stop at your local office supply store and get a can of compressed air. Make sure to...
2009 Oxford Word of the Year
Facebook terminology, like Google, is permeating the English language. That made it easy for Oxford to pick 2009’s word of the year: unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. As in, “I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight.” To check out other words considered for this year’s word check out the OUPblog...
What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st...
Teen Facebook Reflection
Reflecting on your own Facebook use, do you need to detox? The NYT presents an article about teen girls and their reflections on Facebook. It’s an interesting look at how some students deal with their Facebook addiction. Some of the suggestions from girls to break the habit: Partner with a friend to allow yourself to login on certain times of the day/week/month Form a support group...
Bacon Cups for Holiday Parties
Just wow, bacon cups. Cover a muffin pan in foil, add bacon…and you have an unusually delightful BLT.
Personalized Children's Stories
Do you have a younger brother, sister, cousin, niece, nephew, or grandchild? If you’re stuck indoors or looking for something fun for the kids to do this holiday season, find a computer or smartphone to create them a personalized story using Story Something! Stay simple and try the Christmas choose-your-own-adventure! Just type in the gender and name, and you’re off!
HOWTO: Embedded Music
It’s very easy to use Google Reader to embed MP3 files on a webpage. Using Google Reader’s flash player, you just need to find a place to upload your MP3 file to. Once you have it online, use this code <embed type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” src=”http://www.google.com/reader/ui/3247397568-audio-player.swf?audioUrl=MP3_FILE_URL” width=”400”...
Free Music from Amazon
Every day until Christmas, Amazon.com is giving away free Christmas music MP3s.
Computer Discounts for Students
Ladies, did you know you qualify for student discounts if you’re looking to buy a new computer from Dell or Apple? If you’re looking to purchase a Dell: Go to http://www.dell.com/epp Use Member ID KS29311731 Shop! If you’re looking to purchase an Apple: Go to http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/findyourschool Type in zip 53222 and select K-12 > Search Scroll and Select...
Outlook Web Access Address Book
When you use Outlook Web Access (OWA), you can now see the DSHA Address list. Want to know how to do that? Please note, on the left of the address book, you can also access TSC and student lists by class. To do that, in the left top address book box, select “Show/Hide other address lists”.
"Balancing Act" by Walter Wick
Walter Wick, author of children’s books I Spy and Can You See What I See book series, shows how he creates some of his fantastic photos (and disassembles them).
2010 Discovery Education Virtual Science...
Sat Jan 9th Discovery Education is hosting a free virtual convention aimed at showing faculty effective strategies to integrate digital media content into science classes. Agenda 9 AM Change the Present, Change the Future 10 AM No Paper Left Behind: A New Age of Science Instruction 11 AM Hands-On Digital 12 PM Polar Bears in a Changing Climate featuring STAR Discovery Educator Julene Reed 1 PM...
Andrea: Queen of the Mantas
The first footage of a giant stingray was filmed off the coast of Mozambique. The smalleye stingray is the largest of all 70 species of stingray, attaining widths of more than 2m. They occur in marine, freshwater and estuarine habitats and vary in size from the dwarf whipray (Himantura walga), which measures just 24cm wide, to the smooth or short-tail stingray (Dasyatis brevicaudata) which can...
Tech Alert: Downtime Fri Dec 4th 5pm-11pm
I am planning to work on the DSHA network this Friday, Dec 4th at 5PM. From 5PM until 11PM that evening, email, printing, network drives, and Internet will be unavailable in the building. Email from outside the building will also be unavailable during that time, as well as the Faculty & Student Resource webpage. (Everything will be down during the outage)