Why I Might Be (although I would rather not be) Leaving Dropbox

Last week I publicly (via Twitter—really what other venue is there?) mentioned that I might be leaving Dropbox. What ensued was a rather lengthy conversation between me and others as to why I would do such a thing. Soon after the conversation started, the folks at @Dropbox noticed and joined the discussion. Why would I …..

Devon for Novel Writing

Steven Johnson, who I started reading because of his book Everything Bad is Good For You (a well thought out defense of digital games) has a post on boingboing documenting his novel writing process (he has a new book out). Although he says he has used various writing tools for his different books, his “one …..

iPhone Apps for Academic Types

So, I got this email the other day. You know the type, one from a not all together legitimate website, saying “Hey Link to My Post” your readers might want the information. The post purported to be a list of the top 50 iPhone applications for educators. The only problem is that some of the …..

Back from the Election Time Suck

Now that the election is over, and my digital politics class will require less time, hopefully I can return to blogging here more. So to start here is a list of things I have been collecting over the last few weeks that just got placed in the “to blog about” pile. (Incidentally, if the local …..

Reader Question

A reader is looking for a software application to help her read digital documents, any suggestions on something which can do the following: A rather mundane question I have for you. . . have you encountered something that could help make the reading process easier for digital documents? Something akin to dragging a colored index …..

ProfCast for WIndows

The start of a semester, plus the height of a political season has severly trimmed down my academic-tech blogging, but, I couldn’t let the following announcement go unnoticed. Profcast is now available for Windows. Profcast is simply one of the best ways to record lectures and presentations and make them available for students and audiences …..

Obligatory Back to School Post

Read Write Web gives a list of the top 10 web apps for students.

Mobile Academhack-iPhone Apps

If anyone doubts that the age of mobile computing is here compare the lines at your local Apple store (or just search Flickr) and compare those to lines at Sprint, or TMobile. When someone asks me about the iPhone, I explain it is not a phone but rather a portable computer that happens to make …..

Another Online Slide Creation Tool

No, that is not a screen shot of Keynote, it is from an online slide creation tool called 280Slides. The interface though is so similar to Keynote that one might accuse them of just ripping off Keynote, stripping it down and turning it into a web application. Indeed in reading thru the few blog posts …..

Ridiculously Useful Resource

Looking for Education Tools? Try the Centre for Learning and Performance Technology’s Directory of Learning Tools. The list contains links to over 2,300 tools, everything from Word Processors to Content Management Systems. (Thanks to Pedagogical Gregory who sent this to me.)