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How Personal Can My Professional Blog Be?

How Personal Can My Professional Blog Be?

Should educational bloggers stick to blogging about educational content on their professional educator blogs? Or is it okay to include the occasional random post that shares your personal interests and passions?

As a dilemma I’ve faced myself on this blog I thought others might find my thoughts helpful. Would love to know your thoughts on the topic!

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How To Create A Sceencast of Your iPad’s Screen using A Windows Computer

How To Create A Sceencast of Your iPad’s Screen using A Windows Computer

Need to create screencasts of your iPad’s screen to show others how to use an app on their iPad? There is a range of different ways to create screencasts of iPad screens.

Read about the different options and see how I use AirServer to mirror my iPad to my Windows computer to record screencasts.

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Trials and Tribulations of Digitizing a Publication From 1929

Trials and Tribulations of Digitizing a Publication From 1929

What is the best way to digitize an old publication so that others can easily read? It isn’t as simple as it sounds! If the text is small you need to include the ability for readers to easily zoom to enlarge text and photos. This post compares sharing using Flickr Slideshows, photos uploaded to my blog and a shared Google Album using the “The Western Mail” Centenary Number publication.

It’s packed full of content that could be used with students and will be helpful for those interested in history.

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Google’s PhotoScan App: An Easy Way To Digitize Glossy Photos

Google’s PhotoScan App: An Easy Way To Digitize Glossy Photos

Want to digitize old glossy photos? It isn’t a simple as taking a picture of the photo using a digital camera due to glare issues. Google solves this with their Photoscan app! Works the same as an image scanner but as an app on your smartphone.

Check out this post to compare pictures of glossy photos taken with a digital camera compare to the Photoscan app and learn how to use the Google Photoscan app.

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3 Ideas For Making Your Blog More Engaging

3 Ideas For Making Your Blog More Engaging

Blogging isn’t publishing text! It’s about sharing your learning and engaging with readers. It should include a media rich environment to engage readers, create opportunities for interaction, and if you are blogging with students it should encourage students to express their creativity. Check out my 3 ideas for making your blog more engaging to readers.

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Digitizing My Family History

Digitizing My Family History

I have 100’s of old family photos and documents – including many from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With no one left to remember all their stories I’ve been digitizing them and writing their stories to share with future generations.

Check out this post to learn how I’m digitizing my family history.

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