What I’ve starred this month: September 28, 2011

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: ‘Badges’ for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate | DMLcentral – September 26, 2011 – #dmlbadges #openbadges by @dajbelshaw Reflective Social Portfolios for Feedback and Peer Mentoring – September 21, 2011 Why Google Plus Hangouts is the Killer App: Docs – September 26, 2011 – I […]

Using the Viralheat Sentiment API and a Google Spreadsheet of conference tweets to find out how that keynote went down

Did you tune into into Donald Clark’s “Don’t Lecture Me!” keynote at ALT-C 2010 or were you at Joe Dale’s FOTE10 presentation? These presentations have two things in common, both Donald and Joe posted their reflections of a ‘hostile’ twitter backchannel (see Tweckled at ALT! and Facing the backchannel at FOTE10) and I provided a […]

Embedding .mp3 audio files into Google Sites

I was preparing this for someone else but thought I’d share here. Here’s how to embed a .mp3 audio file in Google Sites. On the page you want to embed audio enter edit mode and move the cursor to where you want the audio player to appear. Then from the Insert menu, at the very […]

Evernote – IS a personal e-portfolio solution for students!

Back in April 2009 I posted  Evernote – a personal e-portfolio solution for students?. In the post I highlighted how the features of this young start-up potentially made it a nice solution for a FREE ‘personal’ e-portfolio (that is, removed from the shackles of institutionally bought systems). At the time though I did point out […]

The art of discovery: Looking at how UK Web Focus, OUseful.info and MASHe interconnect using Google Spreadsheets and NodeXL

Moving away from social networks I wanted to discover how Brian Kelly’s UK Web Focus, Tony Hirst’s OUseful.info and my MASHe are linked together. I chose Brian’s and Tony’s blogs for this because they have highlighted my work in the past so I know I’ll get some data. The main reason for this exercise was […]

Using Google Spreadsheet/Apps Script and Google Social Graph to get Twitter edges for visualizing in NodeXL and Gephi

One of the things I really liked about the network analysis and visualisation tool NodeXL which I wrote about last week was the built-in tools for grabbing data from Twitter. I said: The advantage of NodeXL, particularly for graphing Twitter communities, is it has built-in features for grabbing the data for you. Not only that […]

Some Google webinars exploring Google Apps Script in Education

If your interested in learning more about Google Apps Script in Education Google are doing some webinars as part of their Google Apps for Education series. Here are a copy of the dates/times that were emailed to me (seminar are usually delivered in the afternoon American time so if it’s past your bedtime you might […]

Twitter network analysis and visualisation II: NodeXL – Getting started with the @WiredUK friends network

The other tool that I got wind of just after SocialBro was Network Overview, Discovery and Exploration for Excel – NodeXL. As indicated in the title NodeXL is an add-on for Microsoft Excel (Windows version) but the code is free and open source. Here’s the description from the website: For a while I’ve been admiring […]