Students 2.0

This video by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University, creatively and powerfully looks at today’s students and how they are changing the world of learning and education.

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What steps should be taken to engage students of the 21st century? Feel free to post a comment with your thoughts and reflections.

NIU Tragedy Press Conference Video

As I posted earlier, the NIU campus is reeling from the recent shooting on campus. For those who are interested and weren’t able to watch it live, here’s a video of the press conference featuring comments from NIU President John Peters and NIU Police Chief Donald Grady responding to the tragic events.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6019734345013826121

In the press conference, Chief Grady discussed the rapid response of the NIU campus police force in response to first reports of the shooting. I can attest personally to the responsiveness of NIU police…they certainly are a highly trained and VERY responsive unit. There’s no doubt that police were on the scene within 29 seconds as Chief Grady noted.

Please continuing praying for the entire NIU community.

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

If you take digital pictures, you need to watch this 3 minute video that explains the value of posting photos on a service like Flickr for sharing or safe keeping.

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You can visit my personal online album at Flickr here.

Becoming a Gmail Jedi Master

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Thanks to Adam Pash, this video demonstration from Ask the PC Guide delves into some of the finer points of mastering Gmail. The demo illustrates usage of labels, filters, a few keyboard shortcuts, and vacation autoresponders.

To further expand Gmail, grab Better Gmail 2 and supercharge your Gmail Lifehacker-style.

How to Become a Gmail Jedi Master [Ask the PC Guide]

Blogs in Plain English

Ever wondered what exactly a blog is or why someone would want to use one? The folks over at CommonCraft have put together a great video called “Blogs in Plain English” that explains in 3 minutes the premise for and power of blogging.

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If you like this video, you might find some of the other “Plain English” videos helpful, like: