Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'google'

Google Reader Closing July 1

On July 1, 2013 Google Reader will officially shut down. Reader is the web's most popular RSS reader with a simple user interface, Google Reader will be missed by many. However there are two good alternatives out there: Feedly: Feedly...

Hands-on with “On Air” (a Google+ Hangouts Tool)

By Dan Beeby, Jami Carlacio, Brian O'Hagan, and Steve Welsh Google+ offers a number of features that aim to rethink how people stay in touch and keep connected. One of the social network’s features that provides a unique tool for...

In-Page Audio for Sakai

Columbia University Anthropology professor John Pemberton uses New CourseWorks/Sakai to house hundreds of audio files in his course Listening: An Ethnography of Sound. These files, usually MP3 audio tracks, are stored in folders within the Files & Resources section of...

Get More Out of Google Searches

HackCollege has published an helpful infographic that provides some useful "Googling" guidelines for students and researchers alike. The infographic is embedded below. (While many of the examples use Mac keyboard shortcuts, they are applicable to Windows users as well.) Here's...

Simplifying Office Hours Scheduling

It's a fact of life that faculty need to arrange meeting times with students outside of class, which can be a real challenge. Following are four solutions that we've used with faculty over the years to help schedule office hours...

Swiffy Converts SWF to HTML5

Swiffy is a Google-labs produced utility that converts SWF (Shockwave Flash) files to HTML5. HTML5 will run on many mobile devices (that won't run flash at all) and in current browsers without plugins. A tool like Swiffy can be particularly...

Google Body Browser for Human Anatomy

The Body Browser is a plugin-free web-based application by Google that allows a detailed and complex three-dimensional exploration of the human body. It leverages Web-based Graphics Library (WebGL) technology and HTML5, and unlike other similar apps, the Body Browser doesn't...

Explore Museums and Art with Google Art Project

The Google Art Project puts more than 1,000 works of art on your browser in high resolution. The project is a collaboration with some of the world's most renowned art museums: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany Freer Gallery of Art,...

Google Sidewiki for Commenting on any Web Page

Google Sidewiki is a free browser tool that allows you to add simple comments to any web page without having to leave the page. Sidewiki is less a wiki and more a commenting tool. Google Sidewiki works with the Google...

Cloning Your Gmail Address

A little known Gmail feature can be used to organize your incoming email. For example, this trick can be used to track emails from students in different courses by providing a different email contact for each course. When you obtain...

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