Category Archives: Helpful Tips

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

When TurnItIn Fails

Plagiarism is serious issue for most high schools. It is rare to find a school without a detailed plagiarism policy. Most of these policies have a few tiers, because it is common for students to commit plagiarism more than once in their academic career. Continue reading

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Presenting a slideshow? Keep it brief

It is back to school which means there are a lot of PowerPoints, Keynotes, Google Slide shows that are going to be presented to students, parents and staff. I’ve got some tips for making yours better than the most. Keep … Continue reading

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PSA – Flash is dying

Folks, this is not new news. In fact it was fist reported back in 2017, but you will start hearing more about soon. Adobe Flash Player is finally dying. All major browsers will be phasing it out and it will … Continue reading

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Picking an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB)

This is a pretty meaty topic so hang on. An interactive whiteboard (IWB), or interactive flat panel, is basically a large TV that ranges 55“ – 88” (139cm – 224cm) that has touch capabilities. They usually come loaded with an … Continue reading

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Self Checkout with a Chromebook!

I know I’m not the first (not even close!) to do this but I figured it would be a good post anyway. We now have a self-checkout station in our library, so our students can check out books on their … Continue reading

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New Google Docs, Sheets or Presentation? Just type “New”

Well, sort of. You see if you wanted to create a new document you could that out of Google Drive or go to Google’s respective Docs, Slides or Sheets website. Those individual websites seem a little silly to me but … Continue reading

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Start of the year – What’s on your to-do list?

It’s been a spell since I’ve sat down and wrote a post, but now that the school year is officially going, I thought it was time to brush the dust off the keyboard and jump back in. Oh yeah – … Continue reading

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Google Forms and Sheets – Olympic Scoring – Reflection

Alright! The day of the big event has happened and here is how it shook out. Overall the day was great due to the awesome planning from the PE department. So the day went well but how did the Google … Continue reading

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Google Forms & Sheets – Olympic Scoring – Part 5

It has been a long road and we are finally at the finish line. This post will talk about how to total everything so you can see who wins without calculating anything! We will also talk about limitations to this … Continue reading

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Google Forms & Sheets – Olympic Scoring – Part 4

Please check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 to get caught up. If you are just jumping in now and have little spreadsheet experience you may feel a little lost. Last post we made all the worksheets for … Continue reading

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