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Back to College Tech Guide 2014

It’s usually in August when people start asking me for advice on what laptop they should buy for their children heading off to university. If you are in a specialized technical oriented program like computer science, engineering or architecture, please

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A Flipped Class: Knowledge Management Tools & Research Software

For the past four years I’ve taught the session on Knowledge Management tools for Law Students in an Advanced Legal Research a Writing class. In an effort to help the students get more out of the session, this year I

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Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: a Free eBook

I’ve just finished revising and updating the eBook and paper book versions of my book, “Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: Creating a Modern Memex“.  It should be helpful for anyone doing research, but especially for high school students,

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My Most Used iPhone & iPad Apps of 2011

I’m often asked by people who have just purchased a new iPhone or iPad what apps they should get for their new device. Right now this is what I’m recommending: Kindle & iBooks – The Kindle and iBooks readers are

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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 Computing Discussion @ UVic Libraries

Here’s a link to the outline of the Mobile Computing Discussion I’m leading today at the UVic Libraries.  Once I’ve cleaned up the notes, I’ll post them below: Reading List for Mobile Computing and the iPad Discussion: Reminders From Out

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Guy Kawasaki & Practical ways to use Evernote

Guy Kawasaki wrote a great article on 14 great ways to make your life easier by using Evernote.  There is a desktop client for Evernote on Windows & Mac Computers, as well as iPhone & Blackberry clients, so that you

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