August 2012 Newsletter
Monthly IDEAS Room newsletter to inform patrons of upcoming events, technology tools, resources, and more.
1 2 IDEAS Room RH 412 Issue #5, Aug.-Sept. 2012 IDEAS Innovation Design Experiences activities Synergy Mark your calendars Welcome Back! Gaga for Social Bookmarking We are excited for the new semester and hope you are too! September 11th – 14th Tuesday: 10am Wednesday: 2pm Thursday: 4pm Friday: 11am Gaga for Twitter October 9th – 12th Tuesday: 10am Wednesday: 2pm Thursday: 4pm Friday: 11am Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3rd The University will be closed this day. Enjoy your time off! "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Harold R. McAlindon A Note from Wendy Grojean, IDEAS Room Coordinator Welcome back and welcome to those of you who are new to the College of Education! We look forward to welcoming the new faculty and students to the IDEAS Room and are excited to learn and grow with all of you. This year the IDEAS Room team will continue to offer our “Gaga” technology training sessions and we plan to extend these sessions to the web to increase access for busy students and faculty. This year we will also be expanding our social networking presence. Stay tuned for further information on these exciting new announcements. Stop in to the IDEAS Room this semester and see what the buzz is all about! We are excited to start this school year as partners in your educational journey. Google Drive instead of Google Docs Google Drive allows you to manage ALL of your files online (including your Google Docs) instead of just docs, presentations, forms, and spreadsheets. Keep everything, share everything. If you already used Google Docs, they will automatically be moved to your Google Drive. Editor: Madeleine Moody Supported file types now include all of these: Image files, Video files, Text files, Code, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Apple Pages, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Tagged Image File Format, Autodesk AutoCad, Scalable Vector Graphics, PostScript, TrueType, .XPS, .ZIP and .RAR 1 IDEAS Room RH 412 Issue #5, Aug.-Sept. 2012 Getting your E-mail on your Cell Phone 1. Set up a mobile password: https://idm.unomaha.edu/idm/user/login.jsp 2. Go to email settings on your phone (Email Settings on blackberry, Mail, Contacts, Calendars on iPhone, Menu->Settings->Accounts & Sync on Android). 3. Choose Add Account Blackberry: enter UNO email address and IMAP password. When error message appears click “Provide Additional Settings”. Choose POP/IMAP. Enter email address, email pw, email server (imap.gmail.com) and use email address for user name as well. iPhone: Tap the Gmail to set up gmav and enter email settings (Name: First and Last Name, Address: unomaha email address, PW: IMAP pw, Description: whatever you want). Android: Tap Google, then next. Choose Sign In. Enter your unomaha email address whenever it asks for a user name. Use your IMAP pw that you set up. What do you think… Social bookmarking is? How can this tool be used? Hannah Ward This information can all be found at: http://gmav.unomaha.edu/Docs/Configure+Gmav+on+Mobile+Devices.pdf Facebook Groups for Schools Join Facebook Groups for Schools to connect with people at UNO for classes, clubs, etc. Social bookmarking is something interesting that is online that involves sites such as Facebook and Pinterest. Groups can be open, closed, or secret. You can post files (lecture notes, assignments), ask questions, start discussions, create events, etc. Tracey Waldrop People in your group still cannot see your profile unless you are Facebook friends. Follow this link to get started: http://www.facebook.com/about/groups/schools Check in to the IDEAS Room on Like us on Fac ebook! acebook.com http://www.f 2 /ideasroom41 Editor: Madeleine Moody It is a form of social networking with online resources for whatever that person is interested in. *Come learn more at our September Gaga session! 2 IDEAS Room RH 412 Issue #5, Aug.-Sept. 2012 Meet the IDEAS Room Staff Wendy Grojean Room Coordinator Area of Study: B.S. Secondary Language Arts; M.S. Educational Administration; K-12 Library Science Endorsement I have been a high school English teacher, elementary school librarian, and a high school librarian. And I am a UNO alumni! Madeleine Moody Graduate Assistant Area of Study: School Psychology I can make a smiley face with my tongue, I love food, and secretly want to be a nijna! Erika Frieden Graduate Assistant Area of Study: Community Counseling Fall is my favorite season and I love anything that has to do with Halloween! Rosemary Arrah Graduate Assistant Area of Study: Special Education Originally from Cameroon in Africa, I am passionate about education and I love to travel, read, and try new things and cook. Martin Hutfless Graduate Assistant Area of Study: Master's of Secondary Education (ESL/ELL Endoresment) I'm a huge hockey fan! Also, if I ever get a chance to retire I am going to tour every country in Europe. Sara Gehringer Student Worker Area of Study: Pre-Law Major I enjoy playing video games and I was born in Lima, Peru. Jordie Stough Student Worker Area of Study: Library Science I love to travel and plan to do so as soon as I graduate. Rebecca Roelofsen Student Worker Area of Study: Secondary Education-Language Arts I studied abroad in Florence, Italy and I'm getting married in December. Editor: Madeleine Moody 3