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Jing…An easy way to capture your screen and share with others!

Presentation from the Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Day

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Have you noticed students using Wikipedia for your classes?

Learn what Wikipedia is and how you should handle it in the classroom.

http://www.commoncraft.com/wikipedia-video

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Have you ever wondered about the consequences of what you post online?

Learn about protecting your reputation by watching the following video:

http://www.commoncraft.com/protecting-reputations-video

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Have you ever wanted to convert the text from an image or pdf file into text that you can edit in Word?

Free OCR is a site that will allow you to upload image files less than 2 MB and convert them to editable text.  Check it out:

http://www.free-ocr.com/

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Want to avoid scams and information theft while using the internet?

Watch this video on phishing to learn what you can do to make your online experience safer.

http://www.commoncraft.com/phishing

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Want to learn how to search more effectively on the web?

Watch this video to see how you can improve your search results:

http://www.commoncraft.com/search

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Try Wordle!

Want to add a little color and style with important words from your assignments or projects?  Wordle will let you create collages of words that add excitement and color to your online projects.

http://www.wordle.net/

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Online Stopwatch

I’m sure you have been there.  You need to time a class presentation, countdown a class break where everyone can see, and no stopwatch to be found.  Then use the online stopwatch!  Always there when you need it.
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

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Need to give students a test in a secure window so that they can’t cheat? Watch this video about the Respondus Lock Down browser:

http://www.respondus.com/movies/LDB_Bb_Intro1/LDB_Bb_Intro1.html

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Need to download a copy of your eCampus GradeCenter into Excel?

http://screencast.com/t/YmZkNGE0Z

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