RIP Google Reader, Now What?

Yesterday Google announced that it will be shutting down Google reader as of July 1st 2013. I used Google Reader to keep track and follow all of my favorite blogs online I also used it to archive my content via IFTTT and Diigo. Although I am a little upset about Google’s decision I realize that they were providing a free service and beggars cant be choosers. Below I walk you through how to export your Google Reader subscriptions and add them to Netvibes as well as getting started with Feedly which is an online magazine style RSS reader.

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My First Book Is Now Available!

My first book is now available for pre-order! Huge props to Charles Edge ( @cedge318) for all of the help co-authoring the book. It was a great learning experience! Because I know you ALL want to buy a copy you can buy it here: http://www.packtpub.com/apple-ios-configuration-utility/book

Here is an excerpt about the book from Packt’s Website

The Apple Configurator is an incredible piece of software which grants full control in mobile device management, but on a larger scale. The popularity of people taking their own devices to work has grown tremendously. However, valued professional and personal information is at risk, through loss, theft, or hacking. Instant Apple iOS Configuration Utility How-to is a hands-on guide that eliminates any worries that are associated with the deployment and security of iOS devices. This book provides practical, quick win solutions to combat these issues, with clear, concise, and informative examples providing solutions to secure, remote wipe, and encrypt devices. The book will further explore how to personalize iOS devices for configuration and deployment.

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With the Instant Apple iOS Configurator Utility Book How-to, learn to build profiles with customised control settings, with examples on how to capture device information and use console logs for added protection. You will become skilled at tracking and installing provisional profiles for greater security. We will also explore developing workflows for successful deployment, installing software and applications whilst managing files on iOS devices, and how to deploy enrolment profiles for mobile device management solutions en masse. If you are looking for a complete guide that provides simple solutions to complex problems, look no further.

 

 

Impromptu Throwdown! LMS’s In Schools

Last evening during #ohedchat people were talking about blended learning and how an LMS is an integral part to a successful blended learning environment. Then Jeremy Brueck ( @brueckj23 ) shared

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To which I responded “Then you are using it wrong”

That started the great conversation that we then took to a quick Google Hangout. Sorry for the lack of production value 🙂

For more information about Jeremy check out his blog: http://www.brueckei.org/Raised-Digital/

 

Do you think an LMS is an integral part to a blended learning environment?

Navigating Print Options in Google Presentations

Sometimes you want to create a handout from your presentations or you want to make the pages portrait instead of landscape. This is very easy to do in Google presentations.

To get started click FILE and choose Print Settings and Preview 

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From here you can change your print options for your handout to several slides per page.

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You also have several other options like hiding the background and changing from landscape to portrait. When you have made all of your selections simply click the Print button.

 

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If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email.

 

Thanks

TJ