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Mobile App and site review: Lightbox

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Lightbox is a free Android application that ties tightly into a photography social media site at http://lightbox.com

It is described as:

“a place to capture, enhance, & share your moments. Your photos are automatically organized into a timeline of postcards on Lightbox.com. Keep them private or selectively share them with friends, family, or the entire Lightbox community.” (source)

You can go to lightbox.com and sign up for a free account, after which you can save the photographers and designers who you want to follow, as well as upload photos from your desktop. After installing the free app from Android Market, you can use your Android based phone to upload photos directly to Lightbox and share them on other social networks like Facebook and Twitter in a few clicks.

One notable thing about this application is that it offers many of the features that iPhone users enjoy with the currently iOS-only Instagram app, including simple effects, cropping, and virtually instantaneous uploads. It could certainly be used to track the image-based objects that students come across for a visual class project, or used to simply collect the interesting visual items that a faculty member might come across in their research.

Facebook app that lets you create flashcards

I recently came across a Facebook app called Q-Kards. It’s a simple flashcard app that allows you to create flashcards (for any topic like learning a language or text vocab) to help you memorize information. You can share your cards with other groups or your Friends on Facebook. I did not see a place where youc an add an image, for now it’s a text based flashcard creator. Why not use an app in a web service you and your sudents already use? (Like Facebook). Here’s the link to the app if you want to check it out (remember some Facebooks apps require access to your information including Personal data and Friends lists. Use caution whenever using any Facebook apps):


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Lunch and Learn & the Productive Scholar: Sorat Tungkasiri on Child Internet Safety at Home

Child Internet Safety

This presentation is designed for parents with children who have access to the Internet to better understand the current dangers that exist in the world today.

The talk offers offer background information about past and current threats and trends. The focus of the talks will be: Your Child’s Life Online, Internet Predators, Cyberbullying, dangers of mobile devices, Online Gaming, warning signs, Internet Safety Tips, and much more.

Speaker Bio:

Sorat Tungkasiri is currently a Coordinator at the New Media Center. He first joined the Princeton University community in 2004 as a SCAD, then as a web developer for the Educational Technology Center. Sorat is currently seeking a Masters of Arts Degree from Columbia University with the concentration in Communication, Computing Technology in Education. Continue reading

Technology Spotlights: RSS and Twitter

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English: This icon, known as the "feed icon" or the "RSS icon", was introduced in Mozilla Firefox in order to indicate a web feed was present on a particular web page that could be used in conjunction with the Live bookmarks function. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera and some other browsers have adopted the icon in order to promote a de facto standard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s the slideshow presentation from our Technology Spotlight Series on 3/25/2010. The topic was What is RSS and  Twitter and How to Get Started.

Here’s the link to the handouts for this topic:

Guide to RSS Feed Readers (PDF)
Getting Started with Google Reader (PDF)
Getting Started with Twitter (PDF)