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Tech Spotlight: TED

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit that organizes and hosts speakers on dozens on topics ranging from technology to entertainment to global issues in over 100 languages. All of these talks are available online for free. TED hosts a

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Tech Spotlight: Shmoop

So you read the book for class, but you’re still having trouble understanding the themes and characters enough to write your paper. That’s where Shmoop comes in!   Best known for its literature guides, Shmoop provides summaries, themes, important quotations,

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Tech Spotlight: Chegg

Chegg is a one stop shop for textbook rentals, homework help and tutoring, test prep, internship and job searches, and scholarships. Perhaps best known for its textbook rental and purchase services, Chegg offers physical and online copies of textbooks, and will

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Tech Spotlight: Dropbox

With so much information to remember for so many classes, organizing all of your notes and papers can be hard! Never mind the nightmare of having your laptop die or break right in the middle of all your hard work.  

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Tech Spotlight: Kahoot!

A little competition always gets the blood running – whether it’s competition with your classmates or with yourself.   Kahoot! quizzes and jumble-puzzles with pictures, music, and other fancy features.  You can also browse the thousands of Kahoot! puzzles that

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Tech Spotlight: Khan Academy

Wouldn’t it be great if you learned something and it just… stayed in your brain?  Forever?  Sadly, learning doesn’t always stay with us, and sometimes you just don’t “get it” the first time you study something.  While usually we have

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Tech Spotlight: EasyBib

What’s the worst part of writing a research paper for your class?  Some might think that it’s the actual writing that’s the hard part – but all students know that the worst thing is actually writing the Works Cited page! 

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Tech Spotlight: OverDrive

Living in a dorm room doesn’t leave you a lot of space to store your Harry Potter novels, and the campus library isn’t heavy on recreational reading.  Solve your problems without spending a cent on e-books by tapping into two

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Tech Spotlight: Greenshot

Taking a screencap the old-fashioned way is not very efficient – press the PrtScn button and presto!  You now how a giant cap of your entire desktop that now needs to be imported into a graphics editor.  Streamline your screencapping

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Tech Spotlight: iTunes U

iTunes U is a great source of free educational materials.  You can access it through iTunes on your laptop or through the iTunes U app on your phone or tablet.  Hundreds of universities and cultural institutions offer free access to

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