Stay safe: USB condoms, VPNs, and travel routers

USB condoms Let’s start with USB condoms, because, frankly, that’s why you decided to read this post. It’s okay to be honest. We’re friends. The cable you use to charge your phone and your tablet serve as both a power… Read moreStay safe: USB condoms, VPNs, and travel routers

Buzz in. Live!

Some instructors and students like to use a Jeopardy! format to review course content. I’ve learned that it’s not my thing, but I’m happy to support those of you who are into it. First, you need a Jeopardy! board. I… Read moreBuzz in. Live!

Use your tablet/phone/practically any other device as a second monitor for a Windows computer

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We are leaving in a couple days to visit my father-in-law. I want to work while on this trip, including getting my online courses ready for the fall*. Now that I routinely work with three monitors, the thought of trying… Read moreUse your tablet/phone/practically any other device as a second monitor for a Windows computer

Buzz in!

NOTE May 22, 2019: QBBuzzer appears to be no more. Instead, use¬†BuzzIn.Live. Just as free and even easier to use.¬† ********************* Yesterday a colleague sent an email to our faculty asking if anyone had buzzers she could borrow for a… Read moreBuzz in!

Expensify: Keep Track of Your Travel Receipts

Do you need to keep track of receipts for reimbursement or for your taxes? Danae Hudson and Brooke Whisenhunt of Missouri State University recommend Expensify. Expensify is free. If you need more power, you can pay a small monthly fee…. Read moreExpensify: Keep Track of Your Travel Receipts

Mobile Accessories

I’m on the road, taking a bit of a mini-vacation during spring break. Looking at my electronics and electronic-related gear I packed for this road trip, I am reminded of a question I was recently asked. What mobile accessories do… Read moreMobile Accessories

Automatic Audio Tones to Start and End Class: Android

Mick MacLean (Buffalo State) emailed me with an interesting problem. When you’re teaching in a classroom without an easily visible clock or an easily visible but inaccurate clock, getting class started and ended on time is a challenge. He thought… Read moreAutomatic Audio Tones to Start and End Class: Android

My Favorite Android Apps

My Android phone has been running slowly, but I haven’t thought much of it because it happened so gradually, I didn’t realize exactly how slow it was. Until my wife used my phone. She was ready to chuck it through… Read moreMy Favorite Android Apps

Using Shortmarks on Your Mobile Device

I am a big fan of Shortmarks. I type a few letters into my web browser’s search bar on my laptop, and the browser takes me where I want to go. When I type in, say, hr, my browser takes… Read moreUsing Shortmarks on Your Mobile Device

Trello

Are you looking for a tool that works as a to-do list manager and a project manager? A tool that will work for your own use as well as being good for collaborative work? A tool that is as effective… Read moreTrello