Making Screen Capture Images with a Mac

This VLC screenshot is much better than the one I took using the Finder and DVD player above!

Making screen captures is quick and easy, and you can use the resulting images in lots of different ways. You can illustrate something to your students in a lecture or discussion, use them for computer-related tutorials, and use them in your research.

The Scout’s Guide to Video Teleconferencing


“I have an important teleconference tomorrow at 9 a.m. Can you come by at 8:30 to get me set up? No, I’ve never used this system before.” That’s the phone call of my nightmares. Because, as I say to everyone who will listen, video teleconferencing is about 5% technology and 95% best practices. And the best best practice is practice — in the environment where the event will take place, under similar circumstances.

E-Learning According to Time Magazine


I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of the “issues” coverage offered in Time’s recent cover article on online education, especially given its attention-seeking headline “College is Dead. Long Live College!” I really didn’t expect it to have as much information as it did that would be of real interest to educators and .edu geeks in general. However the author, Amanda Ripley, took the time to enroll in a few MOOC-style classes, and some of the things that struck her are the same ones I’ve been thinking about when it comes to producing e-learning. In this post, read about a few highlights that struck me as particularly pertinent.

Do-It-Yourself Audio Commentary for Films


Cued-up audio files of film commentary are becoming more popular. Independently recording audio commentary for a film avoids copyright issues and could let you provide students with pre-recorded information they can listen to along with an assigned film. In this post, Kim talks about the ways that the idea of independent audio commentary could help instructors use media in the classroom.

Teach(nology) Cookbook: Google Maps


Learn how Francie Cate-Arries used Google Maps in her “Mapping Memory” project. Follow along as Pablo Yáñez, explains how to make your own maps.

Mapping Memory in Madrid

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Francie Cate-Arries, Professor of Hispanic Studies, discusses how she uses fieldwork and technology to help her students explore the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War in Madrid.

Teach(nology) Podcast: Bruce Campbell and Tablet PCs


Bruce Campbell discusses how he uses his tablet PC to help with grading and other everyday tasks academics run into.