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Bio prof launches Elon Campus Fungi Project

Fungi fans, unite! Bio professor Antonio Izzo recently launched the Elon Campus Fungi Project, an effort to increase awareness about Elon’s incredible biodiversity—particularly in regards to the wide range of fungal species across campus. Basically, Izzo is crowdsourcing the creation of an online “digital foray” to record where and what different types of fungi are …

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How baseball has helped me use technology in teaching and mentoring

Antonio Izzo - baseball fan

People often advise us to keep our work separate from our personal lives, but I think for many of us the two feed each other. Recently, I was reflecting on technology use in my academic life, and it occurred to me that many of the tools I use had been stolen from my life outside of academics. Coaching baseball has been my proving ground for learning the potential uses of various technology tools. Continue Reading

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Getting Started with Google+ Hangouts

Imagine you would like to invite two well-established professionals to your economics class to speak about their professions, career paths and real-world experiences. Unfortunately though, you discover one person’s company recently transferred him to Beijing, China, and he will not return to the United States for another two years. The other individual lives in California, …

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Getting started with Google+

Are you looking for a way to virtually meet and share links, videos and resources with your students? You may want to consider Google+. Overview Google’s social media tool offers unique collaboration and control features that make it very appealing to instructors in higher education. It also works well with Google’s other applications like Google Drive and …

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Getting started with Google Drive

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The rumors are true—Google Drive is the new adoptive parent of Google Docs. Google Drive is a free online file storage service. You can upload and share any kind of file to your Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, photos and videos so that they are accessible from any laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, …

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Google Docs: drag and drop upload

Google just launched a pair of features that can save you time and give you more room to work: drag and drop upload and compact controls. Read the entire blog post…

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Elon partners with Google to provide student e-mail accounts

On June 1, students will receive expanded e-mail capability when Elon converts all student e-mail to Google’s web-based e-mail service, Gmail. Students will not have to do anything. E-mail addresses (student@elon.edu) and passwords will remain the same. Inbox contents, including calendar appointments and contacts, will automatically be transferred to the new Gmail accounts. Storage capacity will …

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