Archive for March, 2011

Student Computer Drive Access

Student Computer Drive Access

ASK IT form questions & comments: Hi I am just wondering if it is possible to access my student storage space (each student gets their own storage space in the school computer) through my own computer?  – Aries Answer: Great question Aries, Your “name” drive, or a T drive that you might use on campus […]

March 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Wordle Fun

Wordle Fun

Just because it’s Wednesday (silly excuse) I wanted to post something for fun.  In this day and age of tags, keywords, IDs and categories, why not have a little fun with all those words and create a visual.  If you haven’t heard of Wordle.net, take just a second to check this site out. You can […]

March 23, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
EduTech Day: Panel member Salman Khan’s “Khan Academy”

EduTech Day: Panel member Salman Khan’s “Khan Academy”

After hearing from Salman Khan at the “Social Media” panel at FIT’s EduTech Day last Thursday, I came across some great material that I wanted to share about Sal and his “Khan Academy.” Sal started his educational video collection with a few algebra videos that he uploaded to YouTube to help tutor his cousins. He […]

March 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
EduTech Day is here (well…. almost)

EduTech Day is here (well…. almost)

Tomorrow is EduTech Day at FIT and we are ready to go!  The Great hall was set up today, lighting is moody (in a good way) and the presentations are race ready.  We have unbelievable faculty and student presentations throughout the day and sponsors including Herman Miller, Adobe, Apple, Cisco.  An Administrative panel discussing their […]

March 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Steve Wozniak on Technology’s Role in Education

Steve Wozniak on Technology’s Role in Education

With FIT’s EduTech Day right around the corner on Thursday, here’s a recent discussion with Apple cofounder, engineer, and educator Steve Wozniak about his feelings on technology in education. Wozniak chats about personalized learning and how computers shouldn’t replace the learning process, but should enhance it. Computers can’t replace the human element, but they can […]

March 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Inexpensive Audio Equipment for Recording Interviews/Lectures etc.

Inexpensive Audio Equipment for Recording Interviews/Lectures etc.

You’ve recorded an interview using your consumer camcorder.  Looks fine, but the audio sounds awful….in fact it’s unusable…you can’t hear anything your interviewee is saying.  Whats the answer?  Connect a “proper” microphone to your Camcorder and record the audio using that. There’s a catch, though.  Most microphones hook up to recording equipment using a balanced […]

March 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
QuickStart Guide for Connecting Computer to Projector in new A-Labs

QuickStart Guide for Connecting Computer to Projector in new A-Labs

Teaching in a new A-Lab? Want to hookup your computer to the Projector and Sound System? QuickStart PDF guide here.

March 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Use MS Word & Acrobat Pro to create Table of Contents for a PDF

Use MS Word & Acrobat Pro to create Table of Contents for a PDF

  Have a large PDF document you’d like to create a table of contents for?  Well today’s you’re lucky day, here’s the how to tutorial: If the video size is too small to follow in this blog post, direct link here.

March 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
EduTech Day – One Week To Go

EduTech Day – One Week To Go

If you haven’t done so already – it is time to register for EduTech Day at FIT.  The all-day event is for students, faculty, staff and the public! Check out the 30 second promo for the event!

March 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Need to attach a large file in an email?

Need to attach a large file in an email?

This little workflow is a life saver, and something I couldn’t really live without at FIT.  As you may (or may not know) attaching large files (those that are bigger than 10MB) is not possible using our FIT email system.  Well using our Document Management system (Webfiles) you can!  By creating what’s called a “Ticket” […]

March 3, 2011 | By | Reply More