When I was at a conference a few weeks ago I saw a very novel idea, the venue where the conference was being held was using Apple TV’s as digital signage for their building. It looked great and it was cheap! Below you will find a guide on the workflow I use as well as how we use it in our buildings. Read More
It has been super busy with fall sports coming to an end, end of the quarter for my staff and students as well the 4 classes that I am taking also coming to an end. (Note to self, dont take 16 credit hours with a full time job and a part time job (sports photography) ). Its been a stressful but rewarding start to our year and my first year as a technology coordinator. I have a lot of great plans for the upcoming months so stay tuned.
One of the difficulties of setting up your Gmail account on your IOS device is the lack of push support when setup as a Gmail account. As some of you may know you can setup your Gmail account as an Exchange account, (directions here) which I recommend doing. Now that you have your exchange account you need to setup your multiple Google calendars.
One thing that I really like about Windows XP was the ability to add a menu item when you right clicked to open a terminal window. Now in OSX 10.7 (Lion) you can enable that feature as well. This will save time when navigating to certain files in the filesystem via the terminal. Now all you have to do is right click on the folder and click “New Terminal at Folder”
Earlier this year Google announced the addition of appointment slots in Google calendar. Appointment slots allow you as an educator or an administrator to have people signup for appointments with you (ie Parent Teacher Conferences) right inside your own Google calendar. Read More
Our guest blogger today is Erin Klein, author of the edu blog, Kleinspiration. She is a mother of two, a wife, and a teacher in Michigan. She enjoys exploring creative ways to integrate technology into her curriculum and sharing those ideas with others. She is the technology co-chair of the Michigan Reading Association, an A Plus Workshop Presenter, SMART Exemplar Educator, and Teaching Blog Addict Author. Most recently she was awarded the Study Blue Crystal Tiffany Apple and winner of the Really Good Stuff Classroom Blog Contest. She has her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and enjoys traveling the country to present and meeting amazing educators along the way.
Career paths are the constant buzz in high schools all over the world. We expect our students to know what they want to do right when they get to high school. Here is a resource that you can use to give students a taste of Autocad for free or use to supplement your own curriculum.
Google Voice is a service from Google that allows you to have a phone number that you can forward to any and all of your phones. The service is free and it is super easy to get started. Today we will talk about what Google Voice is and how we can use it in the classroom.
This weekend while cranking out code for a new application scott and I are working on, I discovered a new way to access my google docs. Within Cyberduck there is an option for remote access of users google docs, after further exploring it I found that you can pull your Google Docs from your online account onto your local machine.
Lets take a look on how to add your account.
Many people have talked about using Google Forms in your classroom as a way of assessment. This is especially helpful if you are going for a paperless classroom or you have a 1:1 deployment with i-Pads or mobile computers. The best part of creating your assessments in Google Forms is the ability to have the spreadsheet do all of the work for you. Lets take a look at how to have Flubaroo a script for Google spreadsheets grade your assesments for you!