Accents for the Spanish Language on the ChromeBook

These are the steps to follow to add the International Keyboard to the Chromebook which makes it easy to type accents for the Spanish language. Continue reading

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Picadilo is Fun! Play With Your Photos Online

La Merced. AntiguaPicadilo is fun! It’s an online photo editor. Upload your photo and start playing. No sign-in. No learning curve. I’m so grateful for all the years I studied PhotoShop and for all the students and teachers I learned with. But this program, and I know there are some other great ones out there online too, really is super easy and gives some great results quickly with just a bit of poking about by the user. You probably won’t need it, but Picadilo has a tutorial. Continue reading

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Contribute Your Photos to eltpics – Creative Common Resource

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI uploaded my first photograph to #eltpics this afternoon. I’ve been meaning to contribute for some time. It’s super simple and is a great resource for educators to find photos licensed under the Creative Commons, and of course it’s hoped that you will share too. A new theme is published every two weeks, but you can share other photos and tag it into the category you want it published under.  Continue reading

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Let the Moment Linger

While teaching sailing many years ago I was required to take a five day course with a component on one of those days of delivering a thirty minute lecture which was filmed. We had a written manual intended for all sports, not just sailing, and I was assigned to speak about the chapter which included motivation.  Continue reading

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Leyden Summer ChromeBook Symposium Day 3

George Couros @GCouros delivered the keynote today and then did a Professional Development and PLN breakout session. He gave a beautiful speech, showing his passion for education. His visuals were fantastic, and his care and concern for the audience is the same as his tweets.  Continue reading

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Leyden Summer ChromeBook Symposium Day 2

Today was another great day at Leyden Summer Symposium. The experience of each person is different according to the sessions they attend, but everyone shared the good fortune of being able to hear the keynote speaker of the day, Chris Lehmann @chrislehmann. He covered a lot of ground, but here are three things that stuck with me: Continue reading

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Leyden Summer ChromeBook Symposium Day 1

Day 1 of the Leyden Summer Symposium was worthwhile. The day started with quite a nice breakfast and then a welcome and overview of Leyden’s Digital EvolutionContinue reading

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Using Learning Management Systems (LMS) to Organize Your Class

Teachers use Learning Management Systems (LMS) to organize classes. These are a few that come to mind: Continue reading

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Creating Groups in Google Contacts for K12 Faculty

I did a bit of searching yesterday for a way to easily create groups in Google Contacts.

  • Problem: How can  a teacher easily create Groups in their Contacts for their classes so that they can share and collaborate with their students?
    Solution: I found a perfect solution by watching a YouTube movie by James Castle at Clarke Central High School. I tested it out and, wow! It’s really slick. These are the steps that you will see by watching the movie: Continue reading
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Getting Comments to Carry Over When Pasting in Google Sheets

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Copying and pasting comments in Google sheets does not work at the present time. However, after some research I found that if you export your spreadsheet into Excel the comments go over with it. If you then open a Google sheets and import the Excel spreadsheet, the comments come with it. Hopefully in the future Google will provide a choice “copy with comments” or “copy without comments.”

Although the comments look nicer when created in the original Google sheets, they are readable and workable when brought back from Excel.

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