Author Archives: Gail

About Gail

Retired Technology Integration Specialist. I enjoy riding my bike, baking, and reading.

ICE App Workshop / My Day 1

Full day workshops are $165.00 at the ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) Conference. The App Creation for Teachers session, led by Jim Shese, covered exploring free and low cost app building sites such as Appypie and iBuildapp and it was fun … Continue reading

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Google Hangouts: Liquor Stores, Starbucks, and Toy Guns

I have seen Jennie Magiera (@MsMagiera) speak on a few occasions and she is always vivacious. Her charismatic personality and her love for all students everywhere shines through. One of the things she spoke about during her keynote speech at … Continue reading

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My Day at the 2014 NICE Mini Conference

Today I saw my first 3D printer and my first RaspberryPi computer. The annual $5.00 Nice MiniConference #niceminicom took place at Niles North High School in Skokie, IL.  There were so many choices that anyone was likely to find something … Continue reading

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Putting Photos From Your iPad Camera Roll Into Google Drive

When you take a picture with your iPad it goes into your Camera Roll. It’s simple to then save it in your Google Drive.  Here is how to do it.

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Teach Your Staff to Google Error Messages

Many times it is possible for end users to solve their own problems by doing a Google search. For instance, if you see an error or warning message on your screen while in a software program, type the exact wording … Continue reading

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One Way to Force Students to Save a Copy of Google Spreadsheet

I just came across this method of forcing a student to save a copy of a spreadsheet to their Google Drive. I tried it out today, and it works nicely and is very easy to do.  Here are some quick … Continue reading

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Online Video Converter for Chrome

I just downloaded Online Video Converter, a Chrome extension that I think is going to come in handy. It converts formats to MP4 as well as to other formats. Sound can be extracted from video too. If you are using Chromebooks … Continue reading

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When You Don’t See Your Extension Icons in Chrome

Yesterday I wrote a post about using the Black Menu Extension for Chrome. Today I had a question at work from someone who had to use the Extensions Drop Down menu to see their extensions. In case anyone else out there could not … Continue reading

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Try Photo Pin for Creative Commons Photos

Photo Pin is a useful source for students to use to find photos in the Creative Commons posted on Flickr. After entering a Search field, a page with photos on that topic appear. You can choose Commercial or Non-Commercial as … Continue reading

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Black Menu Extension Shown in Tellagami

Yesterday I wrote about the Black Menu Extension you can find in the Chrome Store. Today I decided to post a Tellagami. I’ve been reading about it and decided it was time to try it for myself. 

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