Want to read faster? The folks at BeeLine Reader have conducted research that proves their method of highlighting improves reading and speeds up the reading process. I tried this out and initially, it was a bit weird, but after a couple of pages, I noticed how easily I was moving through text on a page. It … More BeeLine Reader to read FASTER!
I’ve been reading about a lot of data hacks lately and how whether we like it or not, it is entirely likely that our data has been compromised. If you are really nervous about this and want to take every precaution there was a great article in Southern Living Magazine. Follow the steps listed there … More Take Control of YOUR Browser!
Right now a lot of students are working on projects that require images. You should always cite your images or seek Royalty Free or Creative Commons images which can be used without permission. Today I am suggesting 3 sites. PhotosforClass, Pics4Learning, and Pixabay. All of these image sites have royalty free images and are available to use for … More Images for students
Worried about who can see your data or who might be watching you? Try Incognito browsing. This is something I find myself using more and more as hacks start moving across the globe. Protecting yourself against intrusion is an important skill. One way to do that is to use a private browsing tool like Chrome’s … More Protect your browsing with Incognito
As it becomes more and more difficult to tell truths from lies finding tools to help will be critical. Enter FactCheck.org. This site has a proven track record of being honest in their reporting. They have been in operation since 2003 and continue to seek and provide the truth. It is a great way to check … More Identify the Truth!
I am always on the lookout for cool programs that will allow for creativity. This one blew my mind it was so easy! Venngage.com is more than just an infographic builder (which it is quite good), it allows for the design of flyers, charts, data reports and so much more. It seemed like the template options were never-ending. … More Design Like a Pro! Today!
As a techie, I love looking and data. It helps to drive decisions. Creating different ways to visualize data is an amazing way to create interpretation, argue a point or to share detailed information. Plot.ly does this with ease. Simply upload a data sheet (Excel or Google) then you can manipulate the visualization. Added to manipulating your own … More Make Data Visual
Want to leave a voice comment anywhere, anytime? Try out Talk&Comment as an extension. It is a very simple little microphone recording tool that sits on your Chrome Browser. Download the Talk&Comment Chrome Extension, install it and then restart Chrome. You will see a little microphone will appear on your browser window. Then you can create a quick voice … More Efficient Feedback using your Voice!
It’s all over the news, a major hack of crediting agency Equifax in America. Here is the Wall Street Journal Article on this idea. They have personal information, income, and family information in their databases that was hacked. As a result, it reminded me that it is a good time to update passwords. A lot of people … More Protect Yourself: One Password to Rule them All!
THIS IS HUGE!!!! Google Drive app (this is the little icon on the Menu bar of your computer) is going away in March. Here is an on TheVerge.com that explains all of the changes. It does appear that you will have clearer access to all of your files. If you are like me you love having Google … More Changes to Google Drive!