Sustainability websites

Green_Building_Websites

This list of websites deals with Sustainability Issues!  Click on the link to download the PDF. Some have a homeowner’s focus, while others talk about real estate values and real estate law with respect to green technologies in a building.  Still others may approach the topic from a City point of view.

The University of Maryland's WaterShed, the Solar Decathlon winner, promotes a sustainable lifestyle, including a garden.

Interesting thoughts on the future of teaching and digital Scholarship

Happy New Year and welcome back to School.  Over the past few days I have been directed to some interesting websites, and I will share a couple with you here.

The first one is an NPR story that addresses a change from the lecture style of teaching, the so-called “sage on the stage” to the “guide from the side”.  It is thought that engaging the students in more active learning will help them actually retain information. 

The next article deals with digital scholarship, especially when issues of hiring, tenure and promotion come up in academia.

Digital scholarship is recognized as legitimate research, publishing and communication.  For those of you thinking about going into academia, or already in teaching and research, both articles will give you something to think about.

Presentation Method Powerpoint: Extract images, Compress Presentations

Although you are often building a powerpoint by adding images, occasionally, you want to extract images from a powerpoint presentation.  This particular post on this tech blog, explains just how to do it –
How to Extract Pictures from PowerPoint Photo Slideshow
Another issue is compressing a huge powerpoint so that it can be transported, or just to get it to run more efficiently. To start with, images in the Powerpoint should be jpegs, not tifs. Jpegs allow for compression, while tifs do not; therefore the tif files are much larger than the jpegs.
Both these weblinks take you to different blog posts written by the same person.