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10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools

College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
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LinkedIn's just-launched University Pages gives institutions dedicated pages where prospective and current college students and staff can interact with alumni and others. University Pages will both extend and focus many of the features that are so compelling about LinkedIn, enabling users to get news updates, research different schools, link with notable alumni and generally build their network. UC Riverside was a University Pages beta tester. "It is a great place for a student to see where UCR alumni are living and working post-graduation, and what industries they are working in," said UC Riverside's Ambrose. "LinkedIn has done a lot to identify and better standardize how people enter the school they attended so that the data provided on the University Page is more complete."

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OtherJimDonahue
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8/21/2013 | 9:28:21 PM
re: 10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools
My parents sent me to college with an abacus and a quill pen
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/21/2013 | 8:53:50 PM
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Podio sounds a lot like Lore.com, a similar platform used for education.
pbyrne
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8/21/2013 | 5:50:09 PM
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It indicates that join.me is free, but their website indicates otherwise. Did I miss something?
Deb Donston-Miller
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8/20/2013 | 10:49:06 PM
re: 10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools
I wish that all of these things had been around when I was in college. I don't want to date myself by naming the IT available to me at the time. (Let's just say I needed corrective ribbon.) How have things changed since you've been in college?

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, InformationWeek
Lorna Garey
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8/20/2013 | 7:08:52 PM
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Never mind back to school, I want some of these for myself ...
David F. Carr
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8/20/2013 | 3:44:39 PM
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Podio student edition has apparently been around for years, but as far as I can tell instructors who wanted to use it in a course would still be bound by terms that apply to business users.

Announcement from 2011
http://blog.podio.com/2011/11/...
David F. Carr
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8/20/2013 | 3:10:00 PM
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I had no idea Podio had a free edition for students. Usually, their free accounts are limited to 5 users (plus "guest users"). Does that apply here?
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