Adam Sparks and Shelley Mowinkel from Milford Public Schools set up a video blog (vlog) challenge last year to help their teachers learn more about educational technology. When I saw their poster session at the NETA conference, it looked like so much fun I asked if I could join in. Happily, they agreed! Here's my first video response to Adam's challenge - share an old school tech tool.
The two-minute tutorial below will show you how to set up the McGraw-Hill block in Moodle so that you and your students can access the materials for Reading Wonders and Networks Social Studies. This is the only way you can log in to your online textbook access for these services.
Generally speaking, if I create a document in Google Drive, I keep it there. However, there are times where I do want to generate a PDF copy of the document to share with someone else or to publish in a different manner.
Fortunately, it is a very simple process to download a Google Document (or spreadsheet or presentation) as a PDF.
1. Open your document (or spreadsheet or presentation)
2. Click File -> Download as -> PDF
3. Choose your destination and click save
Starting this school year, the district has a new set of procedures for submitting copy jobs. The videos and documents below illustrate how to go through this process.
In this video, I’m going to show you how to use Google’s new videoconferencing solution for enterprise and education users, Google Meet. This product replaces Google Hangouts and is meant to make your video conferences easier to set up and use.
Recently, we've noticed that a lot of people are requesting flash installs on lab computers and Chromebooks. Flash is built in to Chrome, but there have been a few changes recently that require a couple of extra steps for our users to get it working again. The tutorial below shows how to make those changes. I have also included a visual document guide for those who would prefer the steps that way.
In a previous tech tools post, I showed you how to set Chrome as the default handler for email links when using Gmail. Sometimes, this doesn't completely do the job, though, and there's another process you need to follow. This tutorial shows you how to change the Windows 7 setting for mailto: protocols.
MimioStudio Notebook is the powerful collaborative and presentation software that comes with Mimio hardware. In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to import a SMART Notebook file into a Mimio Notebook file. While this only demonstrates a SMART Notebook file, the same approach and steps can be used for PowerPoint, Word, PDF, Flipcharts, and pretty much any other kind of file on your computer.
Many times, you will want to send an email out to a group of recipients without sharing everyone's email address with everyone else. This quick tutorial will show you how to open up the bcc: field in Gmail and add a contact group to it.
Our Moodle site now allows us to embed videos directly from Learn 360 again. The instructions for embedding the Learn360 videos can be found on the Learn 360 support site or you can watch the short tutorial below.
Check back here regularly for tips, tricks, and more!