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  • Posted iPad App Review: smartNote Free to cedar@umn
    smartNote Free is a notebook app that allows users to take notes, sketch out drawings, plans or ideas, and write out short personal notes-to-self.  smartNote Free can also be used to take notes on pdf files.  Notes can be arranged in custom notebooks.  Several templates are available for note taking. ...
  • Posted iPad App Review: iHomework to cedar@umn
    iHomework is an app that allows students to organize, track and manage course assignments, readings, quizzes, exams, and other graded or required items.  This app allows you to store instructor contact information along with office hours as well as course information such as meeting days and times.  Graded or required...
  • Posted iPad App Review: Evernote to cedar@umn
    Evernote is an app which allows a user to capture information from a computer or iOS device and to store that information in a remote location that may be accessed through the web.  Data is stored "in a cloud" and may be accessible and searchable at any time and from...
  • Posted iPad App Review: Periodic Table of Elements to cedar@umn
    Periodic Table of Elements is an app that provides detailed information about each chemical element.  A simple tap on an element provides a summary of the chemical traits of that element as well as the representation of the atoms electron shell.  Elements can be viewed using atomic number, group, metal...
  • Posted iPad App Review: Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D to cedar@umn
    Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D is an application that allows users to explore the human musculoskeletal system.  A viewer is provided that allows the user to learn the actions, origins, insertions and nerve innervations for major muscles.  3-D Lessons provide a close-view of the musculoskeletal structures of the shoulder, vertebrae,...
  • Posted iPad App Review: 3D Brain to cedar@umn
    3D Brain is an interactive 3-D model of the brain that allows users to explore 29 brain structures.  A general overview is provided for each structure along with a case study, associated functions, associated cognitive disorders and problems and issues that may be related to damage of that structure.  Research...
  • Posted Google Apps Featured in U of M Brief to cedar@umn
    Google Apps for the U of M was featured in the June 23 issue of U of M Brief in a story about the changing ways in which Information Technology services are delivered and how those changes will benefit the U systemwide. Read "Collaboration is the key to IT."...
  • Posted Sample entry to Student Policy Blog
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  • Posted Had a great time at the ATS Open House yesterday! to News and Status
    The IT Fellows had a great time supporting CEHD faculty and staff at the ATS Open House on Tuesday, April 21....
  • Posted Digital Video Tips to cedar@umn
    New to digital video?  Here are some helpful tips that can get you started.  This short digital video guide provided by Adobe covers basic video camera handling technique, lighting, sound, framing, shot selection and camera placement. ...
  • Posted How to use the Kodak Zi8 Video Camera to cedar@umn
    Academic Technology Services offers three models of camcorders that may be used by the academic community of CEHD for instructional purposes such as recording lectures for podcasting and archiving; creating documentary learning tools; or documenting an events such as guest speakers.  The equipment available for check-out varies in features, but...
  • Posted Center for Teaching and Learning: Online Workshops and Tutorials to cedar@umn
    The Center for Teaching and Learning has many online workshops and tutorials that might be useful for instructors and faculty.The workshops, and a brief description, are as follows:Active Learning with PowerPointHave you ever used PowerPoint in the classroom and been less than impressed with it as a teaching and learning...
  • Posted Introduction to Zotero: A Citation Manager Plugin to cedar@umn
    This resource provides an basic introduction to Zotero from the University of Minnesota's Libraries. Zotero is an easy-to-use yet powerful research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety...
  • Posted Copyright in the Age of YouTube - DMC Podcast to cedar@umn
    This UMConnect recording of a seminar from the Digital Media Center discusses how emerging technologies can create confusion about the use and creation of copyrighted materials in education and research. Panelists from different disciplines will offer insight and clarification on the intersection of copyright, technology, and university life. Cristina Lopez,...
  • Posted Media in PowerPoint 2007 - Hyperlinking, Embedding or Embedding Media Player and Media to cedar@umn
    There are several ways to access video content from PowerPoint 2007.  This easy to follow guide created by Cliotech (a.k.a., Jennifer Carrier Dorman) shows the three ways to embed media.  The author has included active hyperlinks to www.atomiclearning.com, but access to that content is not free.  However, the "how to"...
  • Posted How to Shoot Better Digital Video to cedar@umn
    Interested in creating a video or assigning a video project?  Here's a web tutorial that will show you how to get started.  This free mini-course offered by Virginia Tech covers topics such as storyboarding, shot selection, framing and composition, cut on action and lighting.  It's a nice website that covers...
  • Posted Welcome! to Understanding Kinesiology Research
    Welcome to the class blog for Kinesiology 4981: Understanding Kinesiology Research. This blog is a place for students to post and comment on work related to the course....
  • Posted How the iPhone can reboot education to iPhones in Education
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/iphone-university-abilene/ A newbie here with respect to using the iPhone for educational purposes. The link posted above seems interesting. Professor has students look for relevant information on the iPhone and then has them discuss. Engages students and allows professor to...
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  • Posted Final Cut Express Version 4 Video Tutorials to cedar@umn
    Final Cut Express (Version 4) is Apple's intermediate digital video editing software.  It is the "little brother" of Apple's Final Cut Pro software that is used to produce motion pictures.  However, it offers more advanced features than Apple iMovie.  Some advantages offered are the ability to work with multiple audio...
  • Posted iMovie 09 Video Tutorials to cedar@umn
    iMovie is Apple's digital video software that is part of their iLife suite.  It is currently loaded on all new Macs.  It will allow you (or your students) to create digital videos in a non-linear fashion.  It's a fairly robust program that allows you to add still photos, audio tracks,...
  • Posted Windows Movie Maker (Vista Version) to cedar@umn
    Windows Movie Maker is Microsoft's free digital video software that is part of the Vista (or XP or Windows 7) operating system.  It will allow you (or your students) to create videos in a non-linear manner.  Microsoft provides a useful online resource to help those new to Movie Maker.  The...
  • Posted Adobe Acrobat 9 Video Tutorials (Adobe TV) to cedar@umn
    Acrobat Version 9 is Adobe's latest Acrobat release.  In order to help users learn software features, Adobe has created a number of tutorials, training videos, and sample files.  The link provided in this blog entry will give you access to over 40 video tutorials created by experts at Adobe.  For...
  • Posted Learning About Google Apps at UMN to cedar@umn
    This website, Google Apps Collaborative Learning Space, contains information and lessons regarding using Google for collaboration as well as to share related resources. There are eight lessons (see below) designed for both users who are learning to use Google Apps and users who are going to train individuals to use...
  • Posted Google for Researchers to cedar@umn
    This document gives an overview on how Google can be used to enhance research. The website, based in Moodle, gives information regarding the following nine topics:Setting Up A Google AccountGoogle AlertsGoogle BooksGoogle DocsGoogle PatentsGoogle ReaderGoogle ScholariGoogleSearch History...
  • Posted Learn About Google Apps - "20 by 20: An OIT Pecha Kucha Event" to cedar@umn
    The Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) held its first pecha kucha-style event this past Fall. Ten short, entertaining presentations will be given by faculty, staff, and students on the topic "Google@UMN,". If you missed this great event, you can watch all ten of the presentations online. The...
  • Posted UThink Upgrade Blog to cedar@umn
    This blog, run by the U of M library, is concerned with the University's blogging tool (UThink) and its upgrade during the Summer of 2009.The blog covers changes and enhancements made to the UThink tool during the upgrade and is a good resource for users familiar with previous versions of...
  • Posted WebVista Handbook for Teaching Assistants to cedar@umn
    This document contains basic instructions for teaching assistants who use WebVista. The handbook covers how to request a site, accessing the platform, training and troubleshooting....
  • Posted WebVista - Student Guide to cedar@umn
    This document is a basic guide for students who need help accessing WebVista. It also covers a few frequently asked questions, including software needs and nomenclature....
  • Posted Online Resources for Digital Storytelling to cedar@umn
    This document provides a list of websites containing information that can enable you to create engaging digital stories. While perusing though the hyperlinks, you will learn to use digital video, images, text, and audio to create fascinating digital stories.  General topics in this document include:  sound and image resources, digital...
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