Category Archives: Resources

Periodic posts of good resources for online life.

A Rocket in Your Pocket – Apps for Students

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One of the ways to make any student’s life easier is to give her the tools she needs. With smartphone and tablet use rising, apps for students can be those tools. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the better … Continue reading

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Classrooms Without Walls

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As folks head back to school, let’s spend the rest of August finding ways to study and learn from wherever you are: still on vacation, away in a dorm room, or hanging out at recess. Watching TED talks is fun, … Continue reading

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TED Talks – Inspiring, Educational, Wonderful

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Since the first week of August is apparently one of the busiest travel weeks of the year in the United States, let’s take a look at a perfect travel companion: TED Talks What Is It? Straight from the About page: … Continue reading

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Try One New Thing – Our 1st Anniversary Post

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As we finish out June, we are also finishing up the first year of Learning for Life Online. For anyone who’s been reading along since the beginning: thank you. I’m going to work hard to make the second year of … Continue reading

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Where’s My Bus? How’s the Traffic? – Transit Information Apps & Websites

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As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside, more people are out on the roads and on public transit. There are many tools to help keep tabs on when the next bus or train is due, and … Continue reading

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Finding Jobs & Careers Online

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While we’re on the topic of finding things online, let’s look at some of the better job and career resources out there. From mechanic to teacher to nurse’s aid to architect, there are employment resources and job finding sites for … Continue reading

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Finding and Sharing…and Being Social

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Last week, we took a look at using more traditional sources of news online to find neat stuff to share. Now, let’s look at the social news sites that make finding and sharing news a much more interactive experience. What … Continue reading

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Finding Neat Stuff Online

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Last week, we described many of the ways you can share the interesting links, images and videos you find online. Before we look at some places to find that neat stuff, let’s answer a reader question first: Why Share? What’s … Continue reading

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Tips for Safe Online Shopping

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Whether you’re supporting small businesses, creating custom gifts or buying ebooks, music or anything else, it’s important to keep yourself and your personal information safe. Fortunately, it’s not all that hard to do. Easy Steps Almost all online purchases require … Continue reading

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Make it Personal – Creating Custom Gifts Online

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Last week, we took a side trip into supporting small, independent artisans and business folk online. This week, we’ll continue to gift-giving theme and look at ways to create personalized objects of all sorts. What Is It? It used to … Continue reading

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