Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Web of the Week: Bingle

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Sometimes our biggest problems with searching for information aren't about not finding what we want they are about finding too much of it.  Google returns millions of results in microseconds, Bing does the same.  Which you choose is often determined by what you like.  But what if you are bilingual and speak both Microsoft and Google?  And what if you are like many others, "Too much is just enough?" Bingle might just be the thing for you.  Bingle is a website that creates a quick frame and displays the results from both of these search engines. 

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So go ahead, give it a try

Search UEN on Bingle

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tech Tip: Record your screen

There are some great tools out there for recording your screen.  Well terrific, but why would you want to record your screen?  If you ever want to show someone, or somestudents how to to do something the screen recorder can be helpful.  There are two I recommend.  The first is for WIndows and the second is for Mac.

Windows: Expression Encoder 4

This is a free download (there is an older version called Windows Media Encoder that is also free) It allows you to record and capture your screen and some basic editing.

Mac: QuickTime

With the latest release of QuickTime X and MAC OS Snow Leopard you can record your screen and share it to YouTube, or with your iTunes library.

Either way you grab it recording your screen can be very helpful.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Live Web Apps

So, Google docs has been around for a long while, and Microsoft has been scrambling desperately to stay behind. They hadn't even launched any kind of BETA of Office online until just about six months ago.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tech Tip Tuesday: Take your media everywhere!

With cloud computing being more and more discussed, debated, and talked about something interesting is happening.  Cloud computing is happening and we don't even realize it.  For instance, most of us use email to send files to ourselves so we know that wherever we login we can get to them.  This has extended to the SkyDrive from WindowsLive and Google Docs from Google.

Here's another tip for doing the same kind of things:

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