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getting started with git

First, what is git? At a basic level, it serves as a version control repository. This can be either local or cloud based. One of the most popular services is Github, another is bitbucket. Open collaboration, http://lifehacker.com/5983680/how-the-heck-do-i-use-github http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide/ http://git-scm.com/ If you have access to Lynda Campus they have a great course on using Git.  

Ghost bloging platform

Ghost bloging platform

There’s a new blog platform in town and its name is Ghost. Using a modern web framework, ghost is not only light weight and robust but fairly simple to get set up and running within a matter of hours. Step 1: Setup Amazon Web Services EC2 instance http://www.howtoinstallghost.com/how-to-setup-an-amazon-ec2-instance-to-host-ghost-for-free/ AWS Console: Create instance – download key […]

Ghost bloging platform

Ghost bloging platform

There’s a new blog platform in town and its name is Ghost. Using a modern web framework, ghost is not only light weight and robust but fairly simple to get set up and running within a matter of hours. Step 1: Setup Amazon Web Services EC2 instance http://www.howtoinstallghost.com/how-to-setup-an-amazon-ec2-instance-to-host-ghost-for-free/ AWS Console: Create instance – download key […]

Canvas admins? The CSS hack that will make you a rockstar overnight

Canvas admins? The CSS hack that will make you a rockstar overnight

First off, A big THANK YOU goes out our faculty member, Patty Grandos & John Gyory of University of Central Florida for bringing this to our attention.   Expanding the size of the box for adding files to modules The default file list size is only 75 pixels tall. By adding the following code to […]

Framework formatting on your blog

Framework formatting on your blog

Here is an example on how to utilize the built in classes found within the Genesis Framework. This example uses the two column layout. <h3>Two-Columns</h3> <div class=”one-half first”>This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. […]

Pick a new NWACCo theme

Pick a new NWACCo theme

A few months ago, after a tele-conference with the nwacco group I embarked upon a quest to find a new WordPress theme – I’ve narrowed it down to the following options. I feel they are both scalable, incorporate responsive design, and contain many admin features while still accomplishing a clean magazine news type of  layout. Review the theme […]

How do you do video capture?

How do you do video capture?

Question: How do you or your institution capture video and audio in a blended or online learning environment. Share examples or comment on your plans in 2012. Some ideas on how you might share your use of video capture: Share a mashup from different instructors highlighting how they used a product. Use video capture to demonstrate how to accomplish […]

Great example of Teaching Game Design with a game

Great example of Teaching Game Design with a game

Alex Peake, founder of Primer Labs is doing it right. A colleague of mine mentioned Code Hero to me the other day and after a little googling I was hooked. Code Hero is a game that teaches you how to make games.. you learn by shooting actual Javascript in Unity, at objects to alter your […]

Learn About Recording Sounds

Learn About Recording Sounds

The recording functionality on SoundCloud allows you to easily record any type of audio and directly upload it to your account. Great for voice memos, messages to your fans or for capturing sound bites. Before you start To get the most out of your recording experience, make sure you have connected your other social networking […]

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ShowMe App for the iPad

The ShowMe app for the iPad allows you to record voice-over whiteboard style tutorials then share them online. This app is a nice alternative to an expensive physical interactive whiteboard. You can publish your...