Very good post on the TEB Blog dealing with globalization. In the “WEB 2.0 Essentials” class, we show you how to use data found on the internet, work collaboratively with people anywhere in the globe, break down the boundaries associated with tradition education and work. It is a must-take class for anyone that works in diverse teams.

TED Blog

Pankaj Ghemawat coined a new phrase in his talk from TEDGlobal: “globaloney.”

In other words, Ghemawat takes issue with the idea that national borders are eroding and that we are all just living in “one world.” It’s a notion Ghemawat says was first floated in the 1850s by David Livingston, the Scottish explorer who traveled the Nile, and that persists strongly through today. And yet, says Ghemawat, data shows that it isn’t necessarily true.

“I’m going to suggest that globaloney can be very harmful to your health,” says Ghemawat, the author of Global 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It, in his talk. “If we thought we were already there, there’d be no particular point to pushing harder … Being accurate about how limited globalization levels are is critical to being able to notice that there might be room for something more that would contribute further to…

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Continue reading | Pixel Perfect Responsive Design Testing Tool | Pixel Perfect Responsive Design Testing Tool.

At some point the discussion over responsive design comes up when talking to students about their favorite sites.  A good way to show them sites that are designed to handle different media types or devices is by using the beta utility linked about.

I will also be using this tool in my next “Advanced WEB Design” class as it is cost prohibitive for the college to keep all the different sized devices handy for my students to test their new templates or site designs.


Evernote for Android Update: Speech-to-text and Big Widget Enhancements | Evernote Blogcast

One of my favorite tools to show fellow instructors, and my students, is Evernote.  The new widget and tool feature for Android phone are impressive.


Evernote for Android Update: Speech-to-text and Big Widget Enhancements | Evernote Blogcast.

Every 60 seconds in social media (infographic)

The chart in the referenced post is an awesome reason to explain to someone why they need to learn about and master the WEB 2.0 world. It is the way the world is moving.

Evernote For Schools Site: Resource for Using Evernote in Education « Evernote Blogcast


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Evernote is one of the tools we cover in my “Web 2.0 for Students” class at Lake Michigan College.  It also happens to be one of my personal favorite tools to help me stay organized and in my back pocket when I need to have information at my fingertips.

Evernote For Schools Site: Resource for Using Evernote in Education

February 14, 2012 | Posted by Ron Toledo in Our Notes

As more teachers and students adopt new technologies, including Evernote, they’re looking for useful resources to help them along the way. We’re excited to introduce them to�Evernote for Schools, our new microsite devoted to helping those in the education community use Evernote more effectively.

via Evernote For Schools Site: Resource for Using Evernote in Education « Evernote Blogcast.

With applications for the desktop, tablets, and smartphone, it is a tool that can be used in any environment.

8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks « Evernote Blogcast

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In my “WEB 2.0 for Students” class, we cover tools that help people collaborate in this fast moving world.    Having a set of tools that allow you to seamlessly share information with others so that they can add their input or provide you new information to react to is critical.

Evernote is a tool I cover in the class as an example of a well made tool that helps students, and anyone for that matter, organize and connect with others.   It is something you should look into as well.

8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks

You use Evernote to capture and remember a lot of things that are relevant to you. Some of what you have in your Evernote account is also relevant to your significant other. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we came up with eight tips for using Evernote to inspire one another, communicate better and get things done together.

8 Ways to Use Evernote as a Couple

  • For recipes: A couple that cooks together…We’ve heard from a number of users that sharing recipes makes planning weeknight dinners much easier. Share clipped or scanned recipes, as well as tasty memories you captured using Evernote Food.
  • For travel planning: Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a romantic weekend getaway, or a yearlong trip around the world, you can use Evernote to stay organized. Email your itineraries, save maps annotated in Skitch, store photos, and more to a Shared Notebook. [Learn more about ways to use Evernote to plan a trip]
  • For shopping and to-do lists: Get household chores and family responsibilities done faster. Share grocery shopping lists, checklists, and more. [Learn how to create a checklist in Evernote]
  • For sharing information about your kids: If you’re a parent, you have to retain a lot of information about your kids — from class rosters to sports practices, vaccinations to everything in between. Make sure you and your partner are both in the know about everything related to your kids’ lives by sharing this information using a Shared Notebook.
  • For home improvement projects: You’re already keeping track of kitchen cabinets, wood finishes, and vendor contact info in your Evernote. Put it all in a Shared Notebook and save yourself all those back and forth emails.
  • For doing your taxes: Did you know you could use Evernote to keep track of your tax documents and related information? Share these with each other and have handy access to everything you need when doing your own taxes or meeting with your accountant. [Learn how you could use Evernote to do your taxes]
  • For gift ideas: Make gift giving easier by sharing gift ideas for each other, kids, relatives and friends. [Learn how to use Evernote for remembering gift ideas]
  • For staying in touch over long distances: Capture all of the things that happen to you over the course of your day and drop it in a Shared Notebook to shorten the distance between you.

via 8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks « Evernote Blogcast.

In class, students are asked to work on research projects.  The data they collect is stored in a shared folder on tools like Evernote.  (The instructor is added in so I can see how they are progressing, and who is actually doing the work.)

If you have any other ideas on how Evernote could be used, leave a comment.  Thanks.

Class Promotional Material

As I was reviewing the latest example created by (see below) for Ground Hog Day, it dawned on me that this would be a great project to take on for each of the classes I teach at Lake Michigan College.

Create a visual collage which shows the following:

  • Text and Author
  • Chapter Title
  • High lights in each chapter
  • Technology used in the class to aid students
  • Over of projects the class will undertake
  • Type of homework
  • Type of exams

This material would be available in the e-catalog and admissions advisers.

OK, what and I missing and what do you think of the idea?

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