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Explain Everything is an excellent app for recording lectures and presentations. This tutorial will provide a quick overview for importing, presenting, recording, and saving a lecture via Explain Everything.


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Many students are unaware they can cite studies that are in preparation or submitted for publication. The folks from the awesome APA Style blog[zotpressInText item=”{5TXANH68}”] walk us through the process.

Imagine you are writing a paper on a cutting-edge topic. A friend in the field passes along a manuscript on which she is working that is relevant to your work. Your advisor, on reading your draft, hands you his own manuscript, which takes a different approach to the material. He informs you that yesterday he submitted this very manuscript to a journal for publication. Then, on your favorite journal’s website, you stumble across a bunch of articles that will be published in a future issue but have yet to appear in print, all of which you would like to cite in your article. None of these sources have been published in physical books or journals, complete with page numbers, at least not yet; how do you create references for them?

We often hear people saying “this research study proved that…” Well, researchers never **prove** anything when testing hypotheses. We do collect evidence that may or may not support our claims. In a well-designed research study in which the null hypothesis (H0) is rejected, all that can be said is that empirical evidence was collected to support the formulated alternative hypothesis.

Karl Popper (as cited here) said, ‘All swans are white cannot be proved true by any number of observations of white swan – we might have failed to spot a black swan somewhere – but it can be shown false by a single authentic sighting of a black swan. Scientific theories of this universal form, therefore, can never be conclusively verified, though it may be possible to falsify them.’

Source: Is it possible to prove a research hypothesis? | ellies1mpson


This is an issue with some Android phones. What follows is a solution for this problem. In my case, the app ‘Dupe” was the culprit.

If you’ve encountered the “Screen overlay detected” error on your Android smartphone, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fix it.

Source: How to fix “Screen overlay detected” error – AndroidPIT


iOS/Android: National parks are a wonderful way to experience the outdoors, but knowing all the options available in each park takes a lot of research. Chimani lets you pick a park and shows you the activities, amenities, and points of interest all in one place to make the most of your trip.

Source: Chimani Helps You Plan Your Perfect National Park Trip


Recently, I came across a pdf file containing 40 ways to use QR codes in the classroom. The file can be downloaded from the link below.



The video below shows how to change tables in SPSS to comply with the APA Style.

If you do a lot of public speaking or presentations in front of people, Zoho Showtime could make your life (and job) easier. Showtime makes it easy to take questions from your audience, let them save slides or go back to see previous ones, and you can control the presentation from your phone.

Source: Zoho Showtime Is a Live Web Presentation Tool for Slideshows, Including PowerPoint

If you use Google Calendar but also use Outlook for calendar items as well as email and contacts, you might be looking for a way to keep the two calendars in sync. Look no further. We will show you how to do this using a free tool.

Source: How to Sync Your Google Calendar with Outlook