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New Macbooks at the Library 

In case you haven't noticed, some of our meeting rooms here at the library have been supplied with brand new Macbooks. For people who have Macs at home and are familiar with most Apple products, this may be exciting news.  But if you haven't used Macs before and have been a PC user for as long as you can …

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Mashing Up: Monday Work Groups 

We don’t serve mashed potatoes at high noon, but freshly baked cookies, coffee, and tea aren’t too bad an alternative. They sweeten the taste for technology – on a day when we sift through piles of weekend e-mail, as we look hungrily to the week ahead. On the second Monday of each month, experts from …

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Political education : national policy comes of age 

Title: Political education : national policy comes of age Author: Christopher T. Cross   foreword by Richard Riley and Ted Sanders Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press, c2010 Call Number:LB2825 .C76 2010 From the Publisher: Political insider Christopher Cross has updated his critically acclaimed book to reflect recent education policy developments, …

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Adding RSS Feeds to Blackboard 

At this year's Baruch Teaching and Technology conference, I attended a session on how to insert RSS feeds in Blackboard. For those unfamiliar, RSS or Real Simple Syndication is a feed format that can be aggregated with a reader like Google Reader or on a website, like in Blackboard. Once you subsribe to a feed …

Posted 113 months ago by

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Makerbot 3-D Printing: Revolutionizing the Role of Computers 

The state-of-the-art of "desktop manufacturing" today is reminiscent of "personal computing" in the 1970s and "Real-time" computer processing and "real world computing" are poised to (once again) revolutionize the role of computers everyday life. This was demonstrated by none other than Chris "Widget" DiMauro with the  state-of-the-art 3-D printer – Makerbot. DiMauro is a research …

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