Facebook in the Classroom

I found this interesting article by David Nagel on the Campus Technology website: Can Facebook Make Better Students?  Here at Austin Community College, several teachers have Facebook pages for their  programs, and students sometimes set-up class specific Facebook pages so they can share info (think study group, only virtual).

Is using Facebook helpful for education?  Have you used it?  How did it work for you?

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Say a Fond Goodbye to Windows XP

missyouAs of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP.  Yeah, I know – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”   Besides the awful grammar, there’s good reason to let go of this attitude, especially when it comes to computers.  This article will tell you why you need take a deep breath…and move on.  

http://techpageone.dell.com/technology/windows-xp-end-road/?dgc=BA&cid=272099&lid=5049884&acd=12309189674467600#.UvKw6vsXZAE

New Google Tips

Here are my tips of the week!

10 Simple Google Calendar Tips

These tips may not be new, but I didn’t know about some of them.  Since I depend on my Google calendar, improving its functionality is always fantastic!  Check it out:

http://mashable.com/2012/01/25/google-calendar-tips/

Google Training Center for Round Rock ISD

My old friends over at Round Rock ISD have put together an awesome website with resources for all things Google.  Need to know how to do something?  It’s probably here.  Of course, it’s aimed at RRISD employees, but most of it translates nicely for ACC employees:

https://sites.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/rrisdgoogletraining/home

Enjoy your Google weekend!