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 …

Assistive Technologies on MacBook Airs

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

I am opening a new series on my blog with a dedication to assistive technologies.  I’m no stranger to helping some of our students with disabilities find their means of connecting to classroom content and instruction (read more here about my work with the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind; here on how we use accessibility Read More …

Two accessibility stories about how your first “one” needs to be the student, not the tech

Earlier this week, I attended an assistive technology workshop where I was barraged with tools that, as it turned out, we already had available thanks to my district’s device of choice, Apple’s MacBook Air.  You know the type of training: “Here’s the categories; here are the options; here are their limitations [because they are free]; Read More …

Assistive technology in OSX Yosemite for students taking NWEA’s MAP tests

Like many schools across the country, today we are beginning our MAP testing across English and Math classes.  At first glance into NWEA’s instructions, you would  think that the NWEA lockdown browser automatically provides accommodations.  And, if you’re in South Caorlina, you’re used to the End of Course exam software doing just that.  However, these Read More …

Unlock Calculator Capacity in OSX

There are many hidden functionalities to the Calculator app built into OSX.  On this tip sheet, learn how to unlock Scientific functions, a ticker tape and other quick tips. Add more functions Unlock logarithms, trigonometric functions and programmer functions by using the View menu. View the history of your calculations With Paper Tape, you can Read More …

Three ways to create narrated content, explanations or demonstrations on a MacBook for your snow days

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Letting Learning Snowball

Snow days can cause a lot of joy for your students, but a headache when it comes to instructional planning.  Just when you have student’s knowledge built to a point, Mother Nature buries your school and community in the powdery white stuff. Fortunately, there are some technological solutions that can help users of OSX devices Read More …