Yesterday's workshop, or "blogshop" for faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community college went very well. It was much to cover (and most was not) in 2 hours, but we got many of these teachers excited, curious, interested in the tools available via a blog. The blog provides all of the information needed ...

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Some very slick small tools that might be helpful as teaching tools (and other uses). You have to like something with the tagline "your free, preposterously easy instant discussion space" (almost as good as "software that doesn't suck") QuickTopics is a simple platform for web based brief discussions on a single ...

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This is the start of our online workshop, or "blogshop" for showing faculty at our colleges a little bit about weblogs, and to get them started using MovableType. It should ba a grand adventure! (more…)

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Wow, actually I thought the 2003 Double Helix Celebrations site would be a "good dog." After all, a historical look at the 50th anniversary of Watson and Crick's discovery of the DNA double helix structure, should be a gold mine. (more…)

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One of my major, growling rotweiler pet peeves are the millions, no billions, or web pages that have "click here" links for hypertext. It completely defeats the entire concept of hypertext as an in-context connection to related content. Well-written hypertext subtly weaves the link by the choice of words used ...

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Thanks to Randy B for noticing that the Onyx RSS parser we use in the RSS to JS demo has been updated. Something about cache-ing issues and line breaks (shrug). Keep up to date. It is a full time job and a half.

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Okay, this should do it for a while. D'Arcy Norman suggested adding an output option to allow insertion of item date to the list. While in the code, I also made it possible to have an option on the channel display to list the title only (as well as title ...

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A quick update to the PHP script for the RSS to Javascript demo posted here May 7. For a reminder, this is a strategy for incorporating RSS feeds into ANY web page (HTML, Blackboard, WebCT) via a reference to a single line of JavaScript code. (more…)

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Oh this should be good- the supreme master of information density and visual displays takes a look at Mark Milliron refers to as "no power and no point".... Edward Tufte: The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint (more…)

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