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Canvas by Instructure

On February 5, 2015, Posted by , in Education Stuff, tags , , , with No Comments

If you have or are considering a one-to-one program in your school, a learning management system (LMS) will be a key piece in the mix of tools to make it a success. It will bring together many of the digital tools already being used (Turn-It-In, Google Apps, etc.) in one central place….

Prezi—A New Spin On Presentation Software

On December 5, 2014, Posted by , in Education Stuff, Tech Stuff, tags , , with No Comments

If you are currently using Prezi, they have released 8 reusable design templates that you can customize with your own content. Prezi is cloud-based, presentation software that zooms in and out of each slide. Using these or other templates is a great way to try it out without starting from…

Flushing DNS Cache In OS X (Panther Through Yosemite)

On December 5, 2014, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , , with No Comments

From time to time, when changing DNS configurations you will need to flush the local DNS cache on your computer. On a Mac, this can easily be done from the Terminal. Just run the following commands for your respective version of OS X… El Capitan sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP…

Happy Thanksgiving

On November 27, 2014, Posted by , in Life Stuff, with No Comments

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. ~Hebrews 13:15 For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends,…

Connections

On June 7, 2014, Posted by , in Life Stuff, with No Comments

The Web is an amazing thing. Computers, wires, switches, networks, data centers, and all kinds of impersonal components, yet we use it in so many personal ways. We share emails, photos, and stories with family and friends often at great distances. Sometimes relationships are born through the Web. Sometimes we…