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Mail merge can be done with Google Drive and I’m going to show you how. Some of you out there might be thinking Patrick – what the hell is a mail merge? Well my friendly readers, a mail merge allows … Continue reading
If you are an IT teacher, coordinator, director or just the techy teacher in your school, you’ve had to make instructions for people. Any technical instructions worth their salt have nice screenshots, are organized and are clearly written. Believe me, … Continue reading
Punctuation – love it or hate it, you need to know it if you want to be taken seriously. I’m not the best but upon finding this (via LifeHacker) I feel like I can get quite a bit better. It … Continue reading
I was talking with our outstanding integration specialist at my school and we were trying to figure out how to get teachers to integrate more. When initially proposed to the idea, teachers seem very enthusiastic and open to ideas. It … Continue reading
Ah-the beginning of another fine school year. The printers are warm and busy, teachers are shaking hands and hugging each other catching up from the summer holiday and bulletin boards are being covered getting ready for that all important first … Continue reading
I don’t like emails. As IT coordinator I get what I consider to be a lot of emails – around 60 a day right now. I’m often too busy during the day to go through them effectively and leave them … Continue reading
Most teachers I know (this includes me) often break the law. No we aren’t knocking over banks, stealing cars or performing identity theft. No, we are strictly small time crooks. What we do, is steal images that have been copyrighted. … Continue reading
Going into a school with a BYOD or one to one device program can give teachers a moment of pause and even create a little trepidation or anxiety. There are usually a lot of questions about where to start and … Continue reading
The title is a bit misleading, this is about PD, but it mostly about people not actually believing in people. This post will summarize a solution to a problem I have been struggling with for the last few years. When … Continue reading