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OS X Menu Items

On March 2, 2015 By

One thing that new users to the Mac OS might not know about is the option key and how it is used with the menu bar. If you go to the sound preference  in system preferences you are given the option to Show Volume in the Menu Bar. When you click on the Sound Icon you can increase or […]

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Student iBook Sample

On January 20, 2015 By

Along with an exploration of iBook Author I am interested in what students can do with this application.

The video below shows a student that can:

use Keynote create a Keynote widget for iBook author animate with Hype create an animated video and add it to iMovie to add an audio track use Hype to embed Youtube […]

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Lab Headaches This Week

On January 15, 2015 By

I find myself looking at what I have written to remember what I have done!! So I am trying to add more of the things I learn to my blog as I have in the past (New Years Resolution 13).

We have upgraded to Yosemite so I am back working through some issues. One of […]

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Vocabulary Animations

On December 10, 2014 By

I am part of a grade level team and we are looking at vocabulary. So when it came to a final project for my animation unit I thought I would ask my students to try the Second Annual Vocabulary Video Project. We missed the actual deadline but had fun with the project.

We used […]

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Maker Something

On December 3, 2014 By

Not sure what kind of a space it is. Feels a bit like the days I subbed for shop class back at Parkland. Keep on worrying about them cutting themselves or burning something. They sure are having fun creating things!


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On October 22, 2014 By

Some kids just attack this stuff. As his Dad said in our meetings today “it’s too bad that this wasn’t taught last year”. Fortunately things are changing and moving back to where they were a few years back.

Task is to create a game that has a help screen, start menu, and a number of other […]

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On June 18, 2014 By

I remember listening to my colleagues talking about the variety of scripts they used when using Google Docs. My only comment was that I wondered how that would all change with Google Classroom. They asked if it was something I had seen. Well, at that point I had not, but I thought it would likely […]

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