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Taxing tuition waivers

One of the provisions of the Republican tax bill as presently configured would eliminate the forgiveness of a tax on the money graduate students receive as tuition waivers. I understand this is but one of the perks the proposal wants … Continue reading

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Twitter offers a character limit extension

OK – Twitter has doubled the number of characters that can be included in a tweet. You now have 280 characters. Two hundred and eighty characters is still not much, but it offers the opportunity to offer more complete thoughts … Continue reading

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Magic of Google Photos

I am a long time user of Flickr, but I have been cross-posting images to Google Photos. I am also starting to go through my old machines and storage media to find other photos I can load to Photos. I … Continue reading

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Twitter expands character limit

After a limited test, Twitter has decided to roll out the opportunity to expand tweets to 280 characters. This doubles the existing capacity. While some object based on their reluctance to read longer comments, I think this is a good … Continue reading

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Newsela explain fall leaf colors

This is the time of year those of us in the northern U.S. take pictures of foliage. We taunt those in warmer parts of the company who are stuck with the same view all year. I guess they have their … Continue reading

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Annotation Tools – Resource for college instructors

I have not written about layering opportunities for some time. I just encountered a site focused on the use of layering tools in college classes – Annotation Tools. The site offers several different categories of information – tool descriptions, ideas … Continue reading

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Check the methodology

In general, I am supportive of basing practice on research. However, when research is used to justify practices I disagree with, my first inclination is to examine the methodology of any research cited. Here is an example demonstrating my point. … Continue reading

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Everyone On

Access from home is still an educational issue for many. In those situations in which family income is the issue. EveryneOn.org may offer helpful suggestions. Enter a zip code and the site offers options.

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DeVos Priorities

In general, I believe Betsy DeVos is poorly prepared to serve as Secretary of Education and that with the talent available she was a very uninformed pick. However, since such beliefs cannot influence the decisions made or the decision maker, … Continue reading

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Screen recording with iOS11 on the iPad

Apple’s new iOS makes creating tutorials on the iPad much easier than had previously been the case. Recording from the screen is a simple process, but there are a couple of tricks that may stump new users. The following video … Continue reading

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