ZipWhip: Get Your Text Messages on All of Your Devices

Want to receive text messages on all of your web-enabled devices? If you have an Android phone, install ZipWhip (free) on your smartphone, laptop, desktop, and Android tablet. Any time you get a text message, the message will appear on… Read moreZipWhip: Get Your Text Messages on All of Your Devices

Displaying the time during tests

A year ago, I wrote about how the ability to tell time on an analog clock was going the way of the slide rule. Watches, digital and analog, have largely disappeared. Why wear one when you have a cell phone… Read moreDisplaying the time during tests

Analog Clocks: My Generation’s Slide Rule

A couple weeks ago I was sitting in our psychology lab when a student wandered in. Me: Can I help you? Student: <locating the clock on the wall> I was wondering what time it is. The student is visually impaired,… Read moreAnalog Clocks: My Generation’s Slide Rule

Password Security: Can I Guess Your Password?

Qwerty? 123456? Ashley? Bailey? SplashData has released the list of the top 25 passwords culled from lists produced by hackers. Is yours on the list? Password security is the best thing you can do to protect yourself. I use LastPass… Read morePassword Security: Can I Guess Your Password?

QTT: USB Cable – Which Way Is Up?

Quick Tech Tip. Tired of guessing which way your USB cable needs to be inserted? Look for the logo. That way is up. For those of us who have to squint to see the logo, add a little white out… Read moreQTT: USB Cable – Which Way Is Up?

Pacific Northwest Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference 2011

I had the pleasure of spending last Thursday and Friday in Spokane, WA at the Pacific Northwest Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference. This annual conference is presented by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WA SBCTC) and… Read morePacific Northwest Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference 2011

ChoreWars: Turning Chores into Adventures

Having played my share of games like World of Warcraft and Diablo, I’ve been fascinated by the built-in reinforcement of achieving experience points, gaining status by leveling up, acquiring better weapons and armor, and finding treasure. I’ve toyed with the… Read moreChoreWars: Turning Chores into Adventures