Author Archives: joncheng

QR codes, revisited

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/qr-codes-things-185409346.html This kind of sums up my feelings about QR codes.

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NYCDOE and Internet filtering

I think if you follow my rants, I often talk about the restrictions to various social media sites. My practicum sites and the school I work in are in NYC. The NYCDOE uses something called WebSense to filter student access. … Continue reading

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QR codes

It’s nice to see how far the barcode has evolved. I don’t think I’m that excited about QR codes compared to the next person. Sometimes, being a Computer Science major ruins the fun. I’ve read a lot about how other … Continue reading

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Learning with new tools

I often see a lot of teachers assigning group assignments. Google Docs would be a great tool for collaboration between group members and help put their paper together. Once the group is done with the group paper, they can share … Continue reading

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Linear vs Nonlinear Reading

It’s difficult for me to enjoy reading linear text. I’ve always struggled with linear reading, forcing myself to go through everything, but taking a long time to do it. I have an overwhelming urge to say that my brain is … Continue reading

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Looking at Bookshare.org

I visited Bookshare.org this today. I was surprised to find that they have quite a collection. Just looking at their most popular books, I see classics like Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye … Continue reading

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For IST611

RSS is not going anywhere. It’s a little overshadowed by Twitter, but there are some major differences.  RSS is more organized.  I can organize the links in a matter that suits my needs.  Twitter can become a bombardment of links.  It … Continue reading

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