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Three free alternatives to the no-longer-free Clipping Magic (image background remover)

Clipping Magic is a great tool; the best online tool I have ever seen for removing an image's background to "cut out" the subject of the photo and create a png file with a transparent background.  It is so easy that anyone can do it successfully, and the results are excellent. The once free tool is now a paid service. The prices are reasonable if it's a tool you use often.



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Added by Brian McLane on May 31, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why BYOD in Adult Education Crashed my Class

I love the idea of bring-your-own-device (BYOD), but it can be a nightmare! I recently taught a class entitled Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers. The class was held in a wireless conference room, but the attendees had to bring their own devices. Keep in mind that the students in the class were teachers, most of whom were using their school-issued computers. School-issued computers! School issued computers that…

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Added by Brian McLane on January 5, 2014 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Part-time Work

I am currently interested in part-time work in prof dev/continuing ed as a software trainer near Dubuque, IA, or telecommute/teach online.
Also skilled in graphic design, web design, desktop publishing, presentation design, image editing, cloud computing, and Web 2.0 tools.

Added by Brian McLane on December 19, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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