10+ extensions for better back-to-school browsing with Google Chrome It's just about that time of year again -- time for millions of students to put their noses to the grindstone and head back to school for another year of academic excitement! Few learning tools are as versatile as your trusty laptop or desktop computer -- and your Web browser is likely one of the most-used programs on it. If Google Chrome is your browser of choice, there are loads of useful add-on enhancements in the Extensions Gallery which can turn Chrome into a powerful tool for staying focused and productive while tackling your coursework. Take the jump and have a look at thirteen Chrome extensions I've found useful... and be sure to share your own picks in the comments! Clip to Evernote Evernote is a fantastic research and productivity tool -- and it's made even better when you plug the Chrome extension into your browser. Wikipedia Companion Sure, you can just open another tab or window when you want to look up something on Wikipedia, but you don't have to.
Check files for metadata info Assignment Calendar - 4teachers.org Multi-service image search SE Linux Play Machines Free root access on a SE Linux machine! To access my Debian play machine ssh to play.coker.com.au as root, the password is "SELINUX". I give no-one permission to distribute this password. If you want to share information on this machine you must give the URL to this web site. In some jurisdictions it would be considered a crime to distribute the password without my permission (IE without giving the URL to this web page). Note that such machines require a lot of skill if you are to run them successfully. The aim of this is to demonstrate that all necessary security can be provided by SE Linux without any Unix permissions (however it is still recommended that you use Unix permissions as well for real servers). When you login to a SE Linux play machine make sure that you use the -x option to disable X11 forwarding or set ForwardX11 no in your /etc/ssh/ssh_config file before you login. There is an IRC channel for discussing this, it is #selinux on irc.freenode.net. Here is a quick FAQ
FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools WARNING: From March 5th, 2013, Twitter will progressively drop support for RSS feeds, breaking the tools below (except the AutoTweet plugin, which I have updated to the new API). I will try to find a solution, but no guarantees, I’m afraid… Ever wanted to make presentations a more interactive, Web 2.0 experience? The PowerPoint Twitter Tools prototypes are now available. There are currently eight tools – you can easily cut and paste them into your own PowerPoint decks: PowerPoint Twitter feedback slides PowerPoint AutoTweet, PowerPoint Twitter voting — bar charts and pie chart PowerPoint Twitter ticker bar PowerPoint Mood meter PowerPoint Crowd meter PowerPoint Zoom text PowerPoint Twitter update bar Download the PowerPoint presentation with embedded PowerPoint Twitter Tools as a .zip file (Office 2007) Download the PowerPoint presentation with embedded PowerPoint Twitter Tools as .ppt file (Office 2003) NOTE: Windows Only . Display a feedback slide with questions and comments from Twitter
Print Friendly : un outil gratuit pour optimiser l’impression des pages web et les sauvegarder en PDF Print Friendly est un outil pratique qui permet de ne garder que l'essentiel d'un article en supprimant le contenu superflu (publicités, commentaires, encarts, etc) pour l'imprimer ou pour le sauvegarder en fichier PDF. Vous pouvez ainsi économiser du papier et de l'encre et ne garder que la partie qui vous intéresse. Vous pouvez utiliser Print Friendly de différentes façons : 1) directement sur le site en collant l'URL de l'article dans la barre prévue à cet effet, puis en cliquant sur les zones (texte, images) à supprimer et en terminant l'opération en choisissant l'option PDF ou l'option imprimer 2) en utilisant une extension pour votre navigateur (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer ou Safari) 3) en utilisant un bookmarklet à intégrer dans votre navigateur 4) en intégrant un plugin sur votre site ou blog (Blogger, Wordpress, Drupal) Voici une vidéo de présentation de l'outil : Print Friendly
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Home Page - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators August 7, 2012 To all my educator colleagues: As you all know, I retired in June of 2011 from my school district job as Director of Technology. I retired to spend more time learning new things to support you as you embed technology into teaching and learning in a meaningful way. I now have the time to visit districts and help with their technology-related initiatives, teach online graduate courses for the Wilkes/Discovery Masters program, and host several webinar series. Since I started the Schrockguide in June of 1995, a lot has changed. However, I am not retired from providing you with great resources and ideas to support teaching and learning! I have moved all the support information for my presentations over to Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything, located here, to help you as you think about the practical and pedagogical uses of technology. I hope to hear from you via the new sites I am now creating. Kathy
How to Enable Windows 7 GodMode » News & Trends » SitePoint Blogs This article was written in 2010 and remains one of our most popular posts. If you’re keen to learn more about Windows, you may find this recent article on Windows 8 productivity of great interest. Here’s a neat Windows 7 trick that’s been doing the rounds on the Internet. To use it: Create a new folder.Rename the folder to GodMode. The window shows nearly 50 sections with quick links to configuration options. Big Red Warning! The trick appears to work on both the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. If you enjoyed reading this post, you’ll love Learnable; the place to learn fresh skills and techniques from the masters. Contributing Editor Craig is a Director of OptimalWorks Ltd, a UK consultancy dedicated to building award-winning websites implementing standards, accessibility, SEO, and best-practice techniques.
Free File Hosting Made Simple - MediaFire Create Animated GIF from YouTube - Youtube2GIF.com OuvrirAvec | Programmes gratuits pour ouvrir n'importe quel format de fichiers The Mindset List Welcome to the Beloit College Mindset List for this year’s entering college class of 2018 The College class of 2018, starting their first year on campus this fall, arrives with a grasp of their surroundings quite distinct from that of their mentors. Born in 1996, they have always had The Daily Show to set them straight, always been able to secure immediate approval and endorsement for their ideas through “likes” on their Facebook page, and have rarely heard the term “bi-partisan agreement.” Each August since 1998, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones and experiences that have shaped the worldview of students entering colleges and universities in the fall. Behind the light humor of the Mindset List there are always some serious issues about the future of the class and their role in the future of the nation. The Mindset List is assembled each year by Ron Nief and Tom McBride at Beloit College.
Miscellany: INSERT COIN PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE USING THE PROGRAM (or if you are not amused) Can this silliness be used for good? Perhaps... It is amazing how unaware some people can be. I want my ready back! Well, of course I couldn't ignore such an opportunity, and it turns out to be a lot of fun. I wrote a more elaborate version that takes advantage of the HP 4200's larger, four-line display. People are endlessly surprising. NOTE: There have been many requests for help with this. A Philosophical Comment The anonymous comment below, accusing me of considering myself "king of the hacker elite" made me re-read this post. Labels: fun, hardware, perl, sysadmin