An interesting article on using blogs and other social media in the classroom and getting students connected with not only their fellow classmates but other disciplines as well. To quote from the article (click the title to read the entire article)
“The technology will not only help students to make connections about what they’re learning, but will also function as an e-portfolio, documenting their work. In turn, administrators hope this will lead to an institution-wide cultural change, as students do more of their work on public platforms, work collaboratively with each other and respond to each other’s work online and with digital tools.”
I know some of you are using blogs why not share your experiences with us!
If you are used to seeing this
but now you may see this
don’t worry it still works the same just a different icon. It is unified communications platform that is available to students, faculty and staff, which integrates seamlessly with email, calendar and the ECU address book* to allow instant text messages, video conferences, online presentations and even group conferencing. Skype/Lync just a different icon allows true collaborative desktop sharing among attendees for quick project edits and live brainstorming. Try it out, message me!
One of the most-requested features is the ability to invite non-ECU participants to a meeting or presentation.
Try Lynda.com as a resource
Recently from ITCS
- First, make up a sentence you can remember. For example: My dog, Sylvia, has a birthday January 14.
- Next, take the first letter of each word and…
- Make 1-2 letters upper case
- Make at least one letter a number
- Make at least one letter a special character such as, ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) = +
- The new passphrase: Md$habJ1 (don’t use this one!).
Hacker programs crack your passphrase by trying every word in the dictionary and other tricks. Here are a few things to avoid:
- Never use personal information to create a passphrase.
- Never use the word, password, as your passphrase. This includes using numbers or special characters to make the word look different.
- Never use easily-obtained, personal information such as license plate numbers, telephone numbers, etc., as part of your passphrase.
- Never use any word contained in a dictionary, spelling list or other word list in any language.
- Never use transformations such as reversing the spelling, changing upper case to lower case or using all caps.
- Never select a passphrase that is common to everyone (Go@Pirates!).
For more information on passphrase security, please visit www.ecu.edu/itcs/ithelpdesk/passphrase.cfm.
So how can you control the computer without your mouse? Well firstly, the easiest thing to do is use the ALT key and the ATL + TAB key combo. ALT + TAB lets you switch between programs and just pressing the ALT key on your keyboard focuses onto the menu options, such as File, Edit, etc.
The right-click keyboard shortcut is to hold down SHIFT and then press F10. That’s one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts because it comes in VERY handy and sometimes it’s actually easier to use the keyboard than the mouse.
There are some other handy Windows keyboard shortcuts that you should know in case you are stuck in a bad situation:
CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (then use ARROW keys to select an item)
ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+F4: Closes the current program window
ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
So why not make a quick video using MDR to explain?
Stop by, OET has a poster and see what your colleagues are up to, great ideas to share and investigate!
Think-In 2015 – Joyner Library – March 18th
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Student engagement…Universal Design for Learning…active learning
global communities…lecture capture…learning communities…STEM…faculty development…and more
Visit the Think-In 2015 website to view the full program. We look forward to seeing you on March 18th!