Jonathan Perkins

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Apr 18

VLC Media Player

VLC

VLC Media Player is an easy to use, feature-rich media player which you can install on your computer for free. The player is compatible with DVDs, and a variety of file formats, including .mp4, and h.264. There are a number of useful features built-in as well, such as the ability to create “snapshots” from videos. …

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Feb 20

Pinterest

pinterest

Pinterest allows users to collect images around a theme by uploading their own pictures or by “pinning” images that they find on the web. What results is a single website with all your pictures collected together for others to view; you can even add text annotations if you like. Just install the Pinterest bookmarklet and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://egarc.dept.ku.edu/blog/web-2-0/pinterest/

Nov 28

Scoop.it

Scoop.it

Scoop.it is an online tool that allows you to create a public collection of articles from the web.  All you do is define a topic (e.g. electronic textbooks) and whenever you see something related to that topic, you click on a little bookmarklet in your browser and the item is added to your Scoop.it page …

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Apr 12

Presentation: Colleen Coffey

Coffey

Tuesday, April 19th at 4-5 pm in 4074 Wescoe Colleen Coffey, of the Virtual Dual Immersion Project at the International Jesuit Network, will speak about the Virtual Global Language and Cultural Exchange Program at Marquette University, which recently won a multi-year Mellon Grant for its work.   The program, which seeks to develop language skills and cultural knowledge …

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Nov 26

Audacity

Audacity

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The program is quite powerful and yet very simple to use. It is used extensively in language classes as files can be created in mp3 format and uploaded directly into BlackBoard. EGARC provides the following instructions to …

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