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Storehouse App

I’m just back from a trip to Boston, and I used the Storehouse app for two purposes:

  1. To slake my Facebook urges, and avoid posting my absence from home during my travelling; and
  2. To create a visual and text recording of our holiday.

I have in the past used PowerPoint and Slideshare for recording holiday memories, for example http://www.slideshare.net/vinall/huron-lake-rocks, but I really enjoyed using Storehouse on my tablet.

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My Google Dilemma

I have a problem. I love Google stuff, as can be seen from a screenshot of the tag cloud of another of my blogs – http://jnthweb.ca/

As you can see, I use Google tools for my teaching and for my personal use. But I have long thought that business and lawyers are especially cynical in their use of Terms of Service  When I see that I can read 43 pages of legalese or lie and click “Accept”

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BYOD – Students’ Own Devices

I did something in class yesterday that I’ve never done before, in over 40 years of teaching. I asked students to get into groups of three (done that before) and then asked them to use one of the three’s device to look at a blog post and listen to a podcast. I’ve never been able to do a internet-connected small group exercise in class before, except in computer labs. This was an ordinary classroom. What’s new is the tipping point we’ve just gone over.

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More on My Samsung Galaxy Tab


My Samsung Galaxy Tab Home Screen

Does it make me disloyal to my love for Apple? I love my MacBook Air, but I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy Tab. My friends say I’m betraying Mac, but here’s what I said to them:

Well I do feel a little disloyal, but I’ve always been deeply fond of Google, and the Tab has an Android OS which is Open Source and I try to be open-minded …

I love the size,

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Galaxy Tab – Quibble

I love my Galaxy Tab, but I do have a quibble. I love the way it automatically linked up my gmail, when I added my address, and the way it then added my Google calendar and my Contacts. I love the way it looks –

 

I love how easy it is to add something to it, which brings me to my quibble. I discovered that I could add things to my Tab’s calendar, and they weren’t showing up on my laptop’s calendar.

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Galaxy Tab – Starting

Like all owners of new devices, I had to learn how to get the most out of my Samsung Galaxy Tab. I had some knowledge of what might work, built from my past experiences with my laptops and my iphone. So rather than read any kind of manual, I just played around with whatever I could. My first question was what the four icons just below the screen would do. After a little experimenting, I turned to Google. After a little searching I found this image and the blog post it was embedded in –

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My Samsung Galaxy Tab, with an Android OS

I know, it seems disloyal, especially as I’m writing this on my MacBook Air (you have realized already I’m gaget nerd, I suppose) but I LOVE my new tablet.

You can’t see the delightful ripple effect of the ‘live’ wallpaper I chose, but I like the metaphoric implication that I’m looking into a pond as I look at the home screen, and I like the colours.

First, why I, a Mac fan, bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab with an Android OS.

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