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QR Codes Make The Physical World Linkable

You can’t put a hyper-link on a poster, sheet of paper or bookmark, but you can put on a QR Code. It is a much easier and more accurate way to link to a web page than to type a

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The Future of Text Books (and e-Books)

No matter what you think of Al Gore’s politics, his latest book, “Our Choice” points toward the direction that authors and publishers should be heading. Text combined with images, video and interactive graphics, make this e-Book a much more compelling

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Creating Ebooks is Easy & Free!

I recently returned from a Law School Technology conference, and while there I learned how easy it is to create ebooks from documents in Microsoft Word or HTML formats.  Elmer Masters lead a session called, Creating eBook Version of Your School’s Law

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Sailing with my iPad & Navionics

This is one use for my iPad that I definitely did not for see when I purchased it last year: Navigating my sailboat with it!  Compared to using a paper map, navigating with my iPad is a joy. I still

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How to Edit Docs on your iPad or iPhone & Sync them with your Computer

How to sync and edit documents from my desktop computer on my iPad is a question that I’ve had ever since I purchased my iPad in April of 2010.  The good new is that I finally have a good answer,

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Phone & iPod Touch Apps for Students

Can iPhones and iPod Touches be more than just a distraction for students, but actually help you with your home work and research?  Below are some apps that can help turn your mobile device into a tool for better grades. I’ll

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Mobile Technology in High Schools; Surprise! 48% of Students Never or Rarely Use Libraries

I was asked to talk to a class of Grade 10 students at Belmont Secondary School on how to effectively use mobile technology (smart phones & iPod Touches for example) for their home work and research. Here’s the handout I

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