Are You Going To Be More Sharing And Caring?

Depending on your love of Google Reader you will either be grateful that Google has given us an early Christmas present or be concerned, like me, that you may need to change your sharing habits. For those who don’t use Google Reader, or who have no idea what I am talking about, Google has linked…

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Getting More Out Of Flickr

Flickr was a Web 2.0 tool that initially did not grab me because I didn’t get the idea of sharing photos online. Now I can’t live without Flickr, and it offers so much, that it is definitely worth taking the time to learn how to use more effectively. If you are new to Flickr I…

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Christmas Bling For The Blog

I believe it may be called “Snow Envy”? But I have never felt a strong feeling or need for a White Christmas until my twitter network twittered about snow days, snow is falling or my first snowman for the year. You see many West Australians never get to see snow unless we travel a very,…

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Update On Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Google has just added some more features to Google Reader so I thought it was appropriate to write a new post to update my post on Getting More Out of Google Reader. Thanks Martin Weller from The Ed Techie for alerting me to how recommendations have now been added to Google Reader (answer to your…

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Quick Tips For Videos

Part of my work involves teaching others how to podcast and when it comes to video my advice always is STOP! and LOOK! first before you consider ever creating your own videos. You can spend a lot of time creating videos — I know I spend way too much time creating videos for my podcast…

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Further Investigations Into Free Screencast Software

Beth Kanter has got me thinking more about screencasting since I wrote my post on Quick Tips for Improving Screencasts because Beth loves Jing while I have mixed feelings. As Beth is way more experienced at screencasting, and my background is scientific research (yes I have kept that quiet), the only option was to investigate…

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Fickleness of Consumers and its implications

I belonged to the generation that lived by the belief that you only replace something if it was totally broken. Take for example the first car I bought (a Toyota Corona 1984) – which we only sold a few years ago. Looked okay on the outside but the internal mechanisms on all windows were corroded…

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Quick Tips For Improving Screencasts!

Michele Martin (The Bamboo Project) did her first screencast using Camtasia to create a video that shows new bloggers the evolution of a blog post from her reading an article in her feed reader, through posting her response to the article and the interactions that took place in comments on her blog and at the…

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Tools of the Trade

Darren at Drape’s Take did an excellent post today on Why Every Teacher Should Have A Google Account. This is a list of basic tools that I recommend to lecturers: Bookmarking Definitely a bookmarking site is a must. It is so great to be able to bookmark a website online that you can then view…

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Even More Fun With Photos

Yep, was doing some serious investigations of Murdoch Universities 23 Things Program designed for librarians to learn about web 2.o technologies and my attention was grabbed by Thing 14: Image Generator. Why? Well playing around with the different image generators looks like fun but also is another quick way of creating images for blogs and…

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