Office 365’s Groups – Organizing Resources for Departments & School Activities

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

How do you keep in touch and share resources with your school club or team using Office 365? In this session, learn how to use Office 365 Groups to create a shared email thread, notebook, calendar of events/practices, storage for videos and a task manager. Keep your departments, clubs and activities up-to-date and organized with Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Schoology Q&A

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

How is Schoology going? What are you planning that we can get ready? In this session, bring your questions, and we will explore answers. Yesterday, we did some exploring.  There were many teachers ready to set up Schoology assignments and quizzes. Math teachers were most interested in how we can get MathType easily talk to Read More …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Bring Your Own Topic

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

On the second-Tuesday of the month, I host a regular Bring-Your-Own-Topic session on my Tech Tuesday rotation.  This has always been a great space to follow-up on prior trainings and also explore the complexities we realize after we go back and apply new learning to our classrooms. This week, I took a different approach by Read More …

Welcome to SHS Tech Tuesdays 2016-2017

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1617

What is “Tech Tuesday”?  For those of you new to or unfamiliar with Spartanburg High School and Spartanburg Freshman Academy, Tech Tuesday is one of the scheduled types of professional development I offer.  I set topics for every Tuesday, and the sessions are offered all periods, 1-7 in room 101D of the Media Center.  Come by during your planning Read More …

Using Text-to-Speech for World Language Immersion

This entry is part of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

A conference session by Nick LaFave at Greenville’s Upstate Technology Conference put a seed in my brain about re-thinking and re-tooling assistive technologies to provide new bridges to learning opportunities.  I’ve written before about how many technologies there are built-in to Apple’s OSX environment that can help students with special needs.  In Nick’s session, however, Read More …

Playlist: OneNote Class Notebook Setup on a Mac

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Office 365 for Educators

While Microsoft is doing a great job of providing OneNote resources for teachers at http://onenoteforteachers.com, I find that Microsoft’s efforts are still pretty Windows/PC-centric.  In an effort to “translate” the process of creating a OneNote Class Notebook to the Mac realm, I’ve posted a new YouTube series just for Mac-wielding students and teachers. Over the past Read More …

Focus Supports in Safari

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

For those students who are easily distracted, there are a few plugins and add-ons to Safari that can help students stay focused. 1. Get Safari Extensions 2. Search Safari Extensions 3. AdBlock to Limit Web Distractions 4. WasteNoTime to Stay Focused on the Internet 5. OneNote Web Clipper to Highlight and Take Notes from the Read More …