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How I Downloaded and Organized My Photos Before Flickr Deletes Them

How I Downloaded and Organized My Photos Before Flickr Deletes Them

While I stopped uploading photos to Flickr years ago I am one of the only 3% of free users that had more than 1,000 photos uploaded and had to make a decision on what to do about my Flickr photos before their changes to free accounts begin on January 8, 2019.

This post explains how I cleaned up my Flickr photos for those that are like me that want to clean up their Flickr account

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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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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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Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together

Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together

Through digital curation we collect, manage and collate the best, most relevant content, on a specific topic or theme, for ourselves and share with others. Using tools like Scoop.it, Pinterest, Diigo and Livebinders educators collect the best resources to put them into context with organisation, annotation and presentation.

This post is a summary of the ideas. tips and resources shared during my presentation for the 2013 Reform Symposium e-Conference on digital curation.

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Staying Sane: Letting Go To Learn More!

Staying Sane: Letting Go To Learn More!

A common challenge with connected learning is you want to learn it all NOW! But some times it is better to remember: I’m keen to see ETMOOC participants celebrating their learning and achievements in March like this: Rather give up feeling overwhelmed like this: Remember you don’t need to follow every link, think about every conversation. Thinks about what you want to learn and focus your time on this.  Sometimes quality is better than quantity. Prioritizing your Learning Below is a visualization of my work flow to…

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Work smarter and stay connected in a learning community

Work smarter and stay connected in a learning community

A key skill working online is working out strategies that save you time. It’s all about: Working smarter not harder. Saving time while maximizing outcome. Learning to focus on what you want to learn – you don’t need to follow every link, think about every conversation.  Learn to let go! And when you’re participating in a connectivist MOOC like ETMOOC where over 1,500 participants are interacting through their blogs,  Google+ community, through the ETMOOC Twitter hashtag and a wide range of tools working out strategies to work smarter…

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Free to good home!

Free to good home!

Any takers? I’ve had enough of the work involved with dealing with spammers on Ning sites. So decided to reduce the workload by getting rid of eTools and Tips for Educators. It’s a cool name and URL – http://etools.ning.com/ If Ning is like blog sites once a URL has been deleted no-one including the original user can create the site again with that URL. Let me know if you would like to take it over (and use how you want)…

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