Author Archives: Laura Plotts

Screencasting take two

Back in September 2011 Instructional Technologist Mendi Benigni did a post on screen-casting  (simply put, screen-casting is the act of recording the activity on a computer screen. Any action a user makes on their screen can be recorded as a video).  As you leave for the summer and soon start to plan your classes for…

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An oldie, but a goodie

Another of our FTI 2012 attendees, Dr. Adam Mendelsohn, shares how he decided to  incorporate technology after the FTI. In the semester following the FTI, I spent some time mulling how to incorporate technology into my teaching. I’ve long used digital slide presentations (steering clear of the constricting hand of PowerPoint) and webtools (such as…

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Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013

Back in October of 2011 the College of Charleston announced  the availability of Google Apps for College faculty and staff and one of the many features, Google Reader, will  no longer be available after July 1, 2013. If you’d like to download a copy of all your Reader data before then, you can do so through Google Takeout, click…

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