Nov 02 2009
Archive for the 'Technology APPs' Category
Apr 03 2009
- You can now follow this blog on your iPhone or Blackberry with a customized look made for small screen reading. Residing in my plugins folder is a program called WPtouch from a company called Brave New Code. Once activated for Word Press, it automatically reformats existing blog copy to the phone’s display.
- If you’re on Twitter, you know be able to follow new posts—which will be noted as an alert (“tweet”) with the short name URL that will bring you back here. Not quite an infinite loop, but, let’s say, happily semi-infinite. The Twitter account for Academic Tech is “BruceBGSU,” found here: http://www.twitter.com/BruceBGSU. The program I used inside Word Press to trigger the Twitter post is called BirdFeeder, also a plugin for WordPress.
Nov 11 2008
Every Thursday the digital NY TIMES provides tech-savvy readers with a treat: David Pogue’s wry, whimsical, but highly informative blog which offers sprightly perspectives on “personal technology.” From iPods to printers to cameras to “personal projectors,” his column, State of the Art, takes us behind the scenes of new developments, product utility, and items to avoid until they go into 2.0.
There are also enteraining short videos (sometimes shown on CBS’s Sunday Morning broadcast) that illustrate the highs and lows of using technology for both entertainment and educational benefit. Part comedian, part musician, part technologist, Pogue’s wit and verve offer a nice antidote to deadly serious densely written analyses. The best part is he knows what’s he’s talking about AND he never talks down to those less initiated. Thanks, David!
Try this recent review of the new Google phone.
P.S. For access to archival materials, you will have to register with the NYTIMES. It’s free, and the bonuses more than make up for the temporary discomfort of filling out the form.
Jul 01 2008
Welcome to Academic Tech @ BGSU! Over the next several months we will begin to use this site to post items of technological interest of the BGSU community of faculty, staff, and students.
As of today, we are happy to be joining the Division of Student Affairs and transitioning IDEAL (Interactive Distance Education for All Learners) in to COBL (Center for Online and Blended Learning).
Please stay tuned!