Wednesday, November 20, 2013

10 top time-saving tech tips from David Pogue

Be a power user!
David Pogue shares some quick tricks in this amusing TED Talk to streamline your tech life! He writes the tech column for the New York Times every week, and in Scientific American every month. He's the host of "NOVA ScienceNow" and other science shows on PBS, and he's been a correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning" since 2002.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Here Are Hundreds of Free Textures

Digital Art Resources?
Tom Kuhlmann shares some resource sites he's found.

"Today I am sharing some sites where you can find free textures (and other assets) that can be used for commercial work. Since the licensing terms may change, be sure to read them before using for commercial projects. However, at the time this post was published all of the sites allow free commercial use."


Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple

Hand out and collect with the iPad
In-box and out-box, all on your iPad. This free app has a great set of features that lets you share assignments, give feedback and collect assignments, all from the iPad - no email addresses are needed. Students join a class by simply using a clourse code provided by the teacher. Here's a short video that outlines the features:


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Haiku Deck - some new (and not so new) features

Do you love Haiku Deck but wish you could customize more? Here are some features users wish that Haiku Deck offers, that are already available! (From Nov newsletter)
  • Change the font: Click or tap THEME (top middle), then scroll left or right to explore different options. More: Presentation Templates with Pizzazz.  
  • Change slide order: Just press on a slide for a second, and then drag it to its new spot.  
  • Resize images: In the iPad App image preview screen, just use your fingers to pinch and reposition an image. {Coming soon to Web App!}  
  • Turn off paid images: From the iPad App main screen, tap the Settings gear (bottom right), then adjust the "Show Premium Images?" setting.  
  • Adjust capitalization: From the iPad App main screen, tap the Settings gear (bottom right), then adjust the "Use Auto-Capitalization?" setting.  {Coming soon to Web App!}  
  • Copy and modify a Haiku Deck: From the iPad App Main Screen, press and hold any deck to copy it. {Coming soon to Web App!}
  • Export to PowerPoint or Keynote: Publish your deck using the iPad App, then tap PPT/Keynote. {Coming very soon to Web App!}