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So you have a project.  You have to make a presentation about the novel you just read.  You could go with the old standby “The PowerPoint,” but do you really want to stand up in front of the class and go slide by slide by slide by slide by slide by slide by…I think you get my point.

Well, why not try iMovie!  You can add video and still photos (to make your PowerPoint show up as pictures simply go to save as and where it says PowerPoint hit the drop down menu and choose JPEG).  iTunes has music you can use or you can check out Creative Commons to find music that goes with the mood you are trying to create.  Check out our intro video if you don’t believe me! IS&D Introduction Video

LiveSafe App

In our continuing commitment to the highest level of campus safety, NOVA has launched a new mobile safety app called LiveSafe. The LiveSafe app will improve communication between students, faculty, staff and NOVA Police, and will facilitate emergency response in critical situations. Our goal is to work with you to help build a safer campus.

The LiveSafe app allows you to:

  • Report tips to or request emergency services anonymously from NOVA Police.
  • Send your location to NOVA Police.
  • Let friends or family monitor your movements, so you never have to walk alone.
  • Share your concerns and suggestions with NOVA Police.
  • Have critical safety information at your fingertips.

Getting the app is fast, easy and FREE!

    1. Visit the iTunes or Google Play Store and download the LiveSafe app (blue shield icon).
    2. Choose NOVA from the list of schools.
    3. Fill in your name and contact info, so we can reach you in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions about LiveSafe, check out www.LiveSafeMobile.com or call NOVA Dispatch at 703.764.5000.

Heads UP!

No, that’s the name of the app…Heads up!  Now this particular application cost $2.00 when all is said and done and I believe that it is worth every cent for studying with your friends.

Heads Up! allows you to create a deck of cards and then play a game with your friends to help them remember.  Here’s how it works: Check it Out!

Now imagine playing that as a review game instead of just sitting there with flashcards asking for the definition.  It forces you to think about the vocabulary or places and people in new and creative ways and will have them far more involved in the learning.  Give it a try, trust me it’s fun!