5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics -
These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Mohawk College Broadcasting - Television students win national award -
Congratulations to Ida, Maggie, Jason, Chris, Kyle, Daniel and Chayli! Your video is outstanding and is a great example of collaboration between Mohawk students, as well as the collaboration between a father and daughter who share a passion for photography.
When we opened the doors of the Cummings Library & Collaboratory in 2011, Ida was one of the first students to approach us with her ideas for making a public service announcement promoting our new space.
Take time to think about your technology this spring with these great tech tips from Whitson Gordon at Lifehacker.com!
Dear College Students: LinkedIn Is Not The Same As Facebook http://bit.ly/10YBTWo
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Google Now is a personal assistant that is often compared to Apples Siri app. It was originally only available for Android devices but recently found its way to iOS as well.
Here are some reasons why you should use Google Now:
Overwhelmed with tracking your favourite reading materials? Pulse makes reading fun and fast! This interactive visual news reader is customized with your choice of content – blogs, newspapers, magazines or social networks. Read on the go by syncing to all your devices (iOS, Android and Blackberry) or use Pulse for web on your favourite browser.
Ready to get started?
Step 1 – Sign up!
Step 2 – Pick your content.
Add your favourites or search by subject to find topics that inspire you.
Pulse is organized into pages and sources inside those pages. The interactive layout makes it easy to scan, swipe, tap, click or save to read later by tapping the star.
Step 3 – Connect your social media feeds – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and more.
Say good-bye to Google Reader – hello Pulse!
Step 4 – Find an article that you’d like to share, post it easily with a tap and send to Facebook or Twitter.
The pulse web and mobile apps will make help you keep up with the news that matters to you. Tackle information overload with Pulse!
If you’d like a demo of Pulse, or help getting started, drop by the Collaboratory or the Library Tech Bar.
G R I M E S: how to make music for (almost) free (u should prob buy a mic/ interface and u might appreciate some instruments) -
and i guess you’ll need a computer… so that might be expensive. BUT if ur reading this you probably have one :)
so yeah, ppl always ask me to make a tumblr tutorial on how to make music, so here it is
first off, the best program (in my opinion) is ableton live. however, garageband is perfectly…
3 Places to Find the Best Free Apps -
It’s mobile device week in the TECH BAR. Drop by the TECH BAR for our Android and Apple demos. We’ll share our tips, recommend apps, and show you some hidden features.
If you are looking for free apps (who isn’t?), then check out Adam Harvey’s review.
Stop by the TECH BAR to check out our newest device – the Microsoft Surface Tablet. We’ve set up the Surface to give students and staff an opportunity to check out the features of a Windows-based tablet.
The surface runs Office 2013, includes video and music services, and several ports that make it easy to connect and share. Use the USB port to plug in a hard drive, thumb drive or charge your phone. The microSD card slot allows you to expand your storage with up to 64 GB. The Type Cover with keyboard makes this tablet feel more like a laptop.
Drop by for a test drive and let us know what you think!
Adobe: Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software(via @Lifehacker) -
Adobe’s Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can’t drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software.
Check out this list of free resources!
Drop by the TECH BAR November 6th - 8th between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for tips on customizing your browser.
Back To School: 5 Evernote Tips for Students -
Great article on how to use Evernote to keep organized.