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Chrome Plug-in: Media Share

Media Share

A colleague of mine (Paul Bodine) just shared information about a Chrome plug-in that may be of information to faculty and students. "Media Share" allows you to quickly collect videos from anywhere on the web/desktop/etc., organize them, and drop links into documents, LMSs, etc. The plug-in is made for the education market. You can find out more here.


LIghtboard (glass whiteboards)

Lightboard Example

Paul Bodine sent me some information on research he had conducted on creating a lightboard. This tool can be used to teach using the equivalent of a whiteboard without looking away from students (or a camera). As Paul says, it turns out that building a glowing clear marker board is very simple and inexpensive:

  1. Dry-Erase Neon Markers
  2. Thick Sheet of Plexiglas
  3. Frame Around it with LED Light Strips Set Into the Pocket
  4. Hang from the ceiling/wall bracket
  5. Plug lights in

It looks like you can get a version from Amazon for about $230

Digging deeper, Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University has a comprehensive set of instructions, FAQs, and examples at

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