Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow day today!

Good day to catch up on some working that I have been wanted to do but have not had time.  I am taking an online class called Coffee Hour Tech Talk.  I have not been able to keep up with it weekly so today is the day I will get caught up!  I always learn something new that I can use with my classes.

Coffee Hour Tech Talk - Session 6


The first thing I learned today was a Firefox Extension, called Print Edit.  Print Edit allows editing of the webpage content while in Print Preview Mode.  I think that this can be a great feature allowing you to edit the web page prior to printing which will compact the layout and remove unwanted content such as advertisements, sidebars and blank pages.  The Chrome version of this is called Webpage Screenshot.  This extension includes the ability to draw, edit, cut, change resolution, write comments and share instantly via Gmail.

Two more Chrome Extensions - related to math.  One is called Fractulator. Fractulator is a fraction calculator that will add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed fractions.

The other math Chrome Extension is CalcuNow. This is a basic calculator with access right on your browser.  It will provide instant results to your math expressions as you are typing them. Handy, if I do say so myself.

Web 2.0 Shopping

Woot!  They sell one product a day.  Once the product is gone, the sale is done.  They have different deals. Favorite one is Deals.Woot!  Good idea to look at what they have posted and head over to and look at the reviews they have on the item.

Yelp!  Is great for helping you shop.  Yelp is a fun and easy way to find and talk about great (and not so great local businesses.  Great way to find a place to eat while you are traveling. It includes reviews and you can had your own.  You can get a map with step by step directs on how to get to the destination.  You can make reservations and place an order on your cellphone or iPad app.  It is for business in the area where you are located or where you enter the zip code or address of where you are looking for a business. You can also get help, directions, ratings and has a social media component.

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