Monthly Archives: November 2012

Organizing the Blogs you Read in Google Reader

I have created a Lunch and Learn LiveBinders that can be used by Technology Coaches or individual users to learn to use and organize the blogs they read using Google Reader. The steps, for beginners, are straightforward and I have included screenshots to … Continue reading

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k12 Language Teachers – Enable Language Input Tools in Gmail

If you are a K12 language teacher working in a school using Google Gmail, your students might find the language tools in the Settings area useful. There are many languages to choose from and it’s easy to change between them. … Continue reading

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Pencil Camera – Have Fun With This iPad App for Your Camera

Pencil Camera HD has some fun filters for your iPad camera (works on iPhone too) and the app is free today with AppGratis, but is usually $1.99. It’s super simple to use. Get photos from: your camera roll take a … Continue reading

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Boosting the Recording Level of your Microphone

Is your voice too soft to hear after recording something through your microphone when using VoiceThread or other programs? Try boosting the level of your microphone and see if this helps. Many people find it quickest and easiest to use the small sound … Continue reading

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WordPress Blogs—Pninbacks and Pingbacks

I remember reading some years ago a lovely book by Valdamir Nabokov called Pnin. Professor Pnin, an absentminded professor from Russia, teaches in the USA. Pnin receives an urgent message from the university library that he needs to immediately return … Continue reading

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Windows 8 – Adding a New Language Pack to Windows 8

In Windows 8, it is easy to add a language pack to the control panel so that you can quickly switch between English and another language. You can change keyboard settings in the same area. I tried this out on … Continue reading

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LiveBinders Side View and Blogger Photo Error Message: Upload Failed

Today I created a LiveBinder about what to do if you suddenly find you can no longer upload photos into your Google Education Blogger account because you receive the message: Upload failed: Permission denied.  Follow this link to the LiveBinder if … Continue reading

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OpenDyslexic Font With Instapaper

You can download for free the OpenDyslexic font on your computer to use within Word and other programs. When you download the font you get a zip folder which includes: Regular Bold Italic Bold-Italic Clicking on each font will give … Continue reading

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Storify, Twitter and SmackDowns

Just found out something new regarding Storify and Twitter. After adding the Storify bookmarklet by dragging the “Storify this” button to your bookmark bar, and then clicking on the “Storify this” button while you are in your twitter account, a … Continue reading

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Storify and WordPress.com Work Well Together

I attended EdCampChicago in October. The last session of the day was a sixty minute SmackDown which consists of people quickly recommending one of their favorite resources in a minute or two.  It’s fast and furious! I took notes and … Continue reading

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