Category Archives: Student Technology Kit

Reputation Management – More from the Privacy Wars

Necessity is truly the mother of invention! Concerned about your online reputation? Worried about the impact of that beer-guzzling Facebook photo on your students’ (or your!) ability to get a job? There is an answer out there! Continue reading

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ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010

The ECAR (Educause Center for Applied Research) 2010 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology is hot off the press and, as usual, contains plenty of fodder for thought. First, the background.  It is a large study, consisting of web … Continue reading

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CIT Summer Internship Program

After the success of the 2009 internship program, ITaP again is partnering with the Computer Information Technology (CIT) department to offer the program in 2010. Through the program,  students have opportunities to observe, experience, and participate in the day‐to‐day activities … Continue reading

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Google is Now Picniking!

Google announced today that it has acquired the 20 employee company Bitnik and its flagship product Picnik, a web 2.0 free online photo editor.  I am one who has loved Picnik’s capabilities from the time the application was available online. … Continue reading

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Aviary’s Falcon: Quick Screen Snapshots

Aviary is a web 2.0 hosted suite of image and audio editing tools. The tools Aviary offers are now free to use thanks to their recent funding. Aviary made this announcement about a week ago and is also offering refunds … Continue reading

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MS Live@edu – What’s in it for students?

Hosted e-mail solutions and collaboration hubs come in all flavors.  For institutions, however, the selection of e-mail and collaboration tools is a more complex undertaking due to what institutions need to consider (cost, security, reliability, support, etc).  At Google, the … Continue reading

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Visual Bookmarks Tool

The intent of Visual Bookmarks is to serve as a distribution tool for professors to supply their students with various website and Internet tools that are utilized within the classroom. This tool gives students rapid access to Purdue affiliated websites and allows them to add their own frequently visited sites and share them with others. Additionally, Visual Bookmarks provides administrators with valuable metric data showing the usage of the tool and various websites. Continue reading

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Instructional Technology Grants Showcase: PenCast

PenCast is a small, lightweight Web2.0 widget (bookmarklet option as well) that allows LiveScribe users to organize, theme, and embed their collection of LiveScribe recordings into any site. Links are added easily from their given LiveScribe URL and the widget … Continue reading

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