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Updates to Google Calendar

Google has announced that it is updating the UI (user interface) for Calendar. If you are interested in learning about the changes and new capabilities check this page.

One thing to note:
This will roll out gradually. Google gives the admins the choice of how this change will be rolled out the the domain, either automatically or manually. The automatic roll-out begins November 14 with a deadline of February 28,2018.  Check with the Beloit College IT department for a specific timeline for our domain.

Check this post for the full details of the update.

About Stories

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I enjoy Vlogbrothers videos. This one below addresses (at about 1:07) an important issue in the world of teaching and learning. Namely storytelling, and particularly the question of what is a, or your, story about? This is a key thing to think about as you are drafting your stories - what are the stories about? Not, what is the plot, but what overarching topic/idea/emotion/subject is your story about? What is the point you are attempting to illustrate? Why is your story important? Put another way, what is the point?

These are questions with which a storyteller must grapple and answer if they want to create a good story. If you are looking for tools to help you or your students draft a (digital)story please check out this website: Digital Media Toolbox Libguide. I have put together resources and recommendations to help create the best product possible.

P.S. Flat Dr. Pepper is just saddening to think about.