Category Archives: Helpful Tips

These posts are just helpful, not really a review or a how-to, just some helpful tips

Copyright and Fair Use – Part 1 – What can I do?

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net I have a confession. As a teacher, I have broken the law . . . on more than one occasion too! I am guilty but in my defense I simply didn’t know the … Continue reading

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WolframAlpha + Quadratic Equations = Clarity

If Google is the master of the web search, then WolframAlpha is the master of quantifiable data searches. Ummm-what does that mean? Pretty much anything that has to do with statistics or numbers and it is on the internet can … Continue reading

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Podcastapalooza – Part 2 – The Resources

Podcastapalooza continues. In case you missed Part 1 you can find it here. It covers a quick overview of how I structure the unit, the equipment and services I use. In this part we talk about the resources I have … Continue reading

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How do you Google? [Infograph]

Like that? I turned a noun into a verb. Seriously though, Google is the go to first stop for just about anyone who needs to do a little research, find some information about anything that comes to mind. Google eve … Continue reading

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Prezi – Getting started

Prezi is a solid go to platform for making unique looking presentations. It’s easy to use, pretty different from anything else out there and the final product usually looks great. It was also our second post here on IT Babble … Continue reading

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Preview for Mac – Did you know it can do that?

You know what I love? I love sunsets, kittens playing with string, and I love discovering a simple program that has some really powerful features built in. That last one is always a special moment for me. It is like … Continue reading

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My computer ate my homework

As our school year rapidly approaches I thought I would share a policy with you fine people that I will be sharing with the colleagues of my own school. The policy is a simple one but very important. It is: … Continue reading

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Zamzar and YouTube – no more :(

Many educators (myself included) have enjoyed using http://www.zamzar.com to download and convert YouTube videos for our classes. It was easy, reliable and it didn’t matter what browser or platform you were using. In other words, it was a great way … Continue reading

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Got a helpful website for students?

Then add it here! Our school is rolling out a 1:1 laptop program next year. Today I thought HEY! Wouldn’t it be great if we had a single document with tons of resources on it that everyone could access. After … Continue reading

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Are your students prepared? Doubtful

I wonder, I mean I really wonder, if you are preparing your students for what’s coming up? You know the big thing around the corner. I wish you were but someplace (not that deep inside) tells me you’re not. You … Continue reading

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