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Example Tutorial for Weebly

Here are two websites One has examples of Weebly websites and the other has tutorials, how to’s, forums to ask questions, SEO tips, etc. on using Weebly. http://siteshowcase.weebly.com/ http://weeblyforums.com/

Article on being hacked.

Here is an article on how easy it is to get hacked.. Aubrey I only heard a portion of the story this morning on NPR but I think this article is one we should all read… http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/

How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions

Interesting article. It appears people make better decisions if they are working off of a language other than their heart language because emotions play a lesser role. But in emotional exchanges, the heart language is best. This could affect the way we approach things with students. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=foreign-language-improve-decisions

Social media explained :-)

Awesome explanation of social media. Descriptive, true and yet funny. Enjoy

Sticky Notes that you can work with

StickySorter – http://www.officelabs.com/projects/stickysorter/Pages/default.aspx – Cool new app from Microsoft Office Labs that allows you to create sortable, groupable, moveable sticky notes on your computer that exports to and imports form excel. Great for brainstorming and Strategic Planning using a data projector and saving the results.

How to Convert a YouTube Video to an Offline Format

This comes to us from Brigada… Useful.. Did you ever face that dilemma? You wanted to show a video to an upcoming Perspectives class or to a Sunday School class… but you just weren’t sure you’d have access to the Internet in that environment. So ideally, you’d like to “harvest” the video off YouTube to […]

Geocaching as an event for internationals

Here is an idea from a colleague, Randy … using Geocaching as a group building event with international students I knew a couple of people with GPSs, and the youth group from one supporting church had three. A couple of student brought their own. (The ones designed for cars did not work well for this […]

The Top Five Obstacles in Support Raising

Here is an article sent to me by Support Guru ISI Staff Jeff which he received in the August newsletter from thebodybuiders.com. The Top Five Obstacles in Support Raising Over the last 25 years, I’ve heard hundreds of reasons why people were not able to get to full support. Whether those reasons were legitimate (or […]

Safety of Skype Overseas

Let me preface this post with the following caveat. I am not an expert in internet security and what I present is my impressions of what I’ve read on the internet. Just recently I received an e-mail from a colleague asking if it is safe to use Skype to communicate with people in China. She […]

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites (from techsoup)

Affordable solutions for planning, creating, and maintaining your organization’s online presence By: Chris Peters from techsoup, July 13, 2009 Editor’s note: We recommend reading this article in conjunction with Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website to get a more complete picture of options to create a well-designed, affordable, website and the process you […]