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Dec 20

Winter Break Reading

By Erin E. Templeton As you might have guessed from the title, this is our final post of 2013. We’ll return to a light posting schedule in early January, followed by our regular schedule later that same month. If your grades aren’t in yet, we hope that they will be soon, and if you …read… Continue Reading Winter Break Reading

Dec 06

Weekend Reading: The Rise of the Machines Edition

By Erin E. Templeton We at ProfHacker like books. Apparently so do many of you. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week about the “Allure of the print book.”  Esquire followed with “The Revenge of the Printed Book.” Newsweek, which ended print circulation last year in favor of pure digital …read more

Dec 04

Open Thread Wednesday: Grading Workflow Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Yesterday, I shared a key ingredient in my grading workflow: “Using iAnnotate as a Grading Tool.” Before I went digital, a “magic pencil” was an essential part of my grading process. Other ProfHackers have previously posited about other important …read more

Dec 03

Using iAnnotate as a Grading Tool

By Erin E. Templeton Over the years, ProfHacker has featured several posts about grading. Back in 2010, Nels asked, “Are you locked in grading jail?” and followed up his question with another post that explained “Breaking Out of Grading Jail.” Billie Hara added “On the Comforts of Grading …read more

Nov 27

Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Whether you are traveling this week to spend the holiday with distant friends and/or family, or you are staying put, we at ProfHacker would like to wish you safe passage: empty, or at least uncongested highways, an empty middle seat or maybe just a seat behind a person who doesn’t …read… Continue Reading Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

Nov 22

Weekend Reading: Camelot Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Today, 11/23/13, the United States observes the fiftieth anniversary of John f. Kennedy’s assassination. News networks have been airing the footage of that fateful day in Dallas all morning. Social media has been taken over by various individual recollections and reprints. The Atlantic published “As It Happened: The AP …read more

Nov 15

Weekend Reading: Unseasonably Cold Edition

By Erin E. Templeton  Suddenly, November is halfway over and the end of the semester is looming. In my state, South Carolina, we have had unseasonably cold weather. I know that lows in the upper-20s or low-30s are routine for many of our readers, but it’s very unusual around these parts. In “Down …read more

Nov 01

Weekend Reading: Giraffe edition

By Erin E. Templeton I’m pretty sure that I have seen more images of giraffes this week than I have ever before in my entire life (and that was well before I started looking for an image to use in this post). I’m not alone. Thanks to a viral riddle this week, Facebook …read more

Oct 30

Open Thread Wednesday: iGoogle Alternatives?

By Erin E. Templeton Those of us who have grown accustomed to iGoogle as our homepage (or just visit it on a regular basis) are now increasingly reminded that as of November 1, 2013 the site will be discontinued. That’s this Friday! Several tech sources have offered alternatives for users: <a target=_blank href="http://www.cnet.com.au/best-igoogle-alternatives-339345570.htm" …read more

Oct 04

Weekend Reading: GovernMental Institution Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Friday, ProfHackers! It’s been a topsy-turvy week for many of us, especially George Williams and Ryan Cordell, who have traveled to Washington D. C. to participate in a now-cancelled NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting. Kudos to the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute for Technology in …read more