Category Archives: NIFTY APPS & TOOLS

HOW TO – Create your own avatar or comic character

NOTE: This post is under development as of 2/16/15. My WRTG 3020 students will find the same info (minus my sample avatars) on their Class HUB. AVATAR MAKERS Cartoon Style …

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HOW TO – Make your own fake social media conversation

The demos below were experiments for students who wanted to incorporate social media conversations in their projects but didn’t want to use their “real” accounts to do so. Turns out …

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HOW TO – How to Download Videos from YouTube and Other Video Hosting Sites

If you’re planning to compose a remix or video commentary, or you need a video clip for some other reason, you’ll probably want to download a copy of a video …

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HOW TO – Apply interesting effects to your photos

(this post is under development – will add content to go with the samples later)

DESKTOP APPS for Information Management

These are downloadable apps that can synch content across multiple computers and devices. I use the first three all the time! MarsEdit – blog management app for Mac (not free, …

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GUIDE – Recommended Web Browsers & Add Ons

Free Web Browsers It’s always a good idea to have more than one web browser on your computer, so that when something doesn’t work in one, you can try it …

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HELPFUL APP – Diigo for social bookmarking

Diigo is a social bookmarking tool with a variety of useful features. At its most basic level, Diigo provides you with a better way to save bookmarks to web sites …

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