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3 minutes | Sep 30, 2013
Episode 54: Open Office
Welcome back to EdTech Moment. Microsoft Office has been the standard tool for office productivity, but today we will look at a free, open source alternative called Open Office. This office suite can be downloaded for free for either Mac or Windows from http://openoffice.org Open Office includes tools for Word Processing, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Drawing, Database, […]
7 minutes | Sep 22, 2013
Episode 53: Air Parrot
Greeting and welcome back to EdTech Moment. Today is the first in a series looking at the Apple TV in the classroom, and today we’re going to look at a tool that you can use to share your laptop screen whether it’s a Mac or a Windows PC on your Apple TV, over the wireless […]
4 minutes | Sep 8, 2013
Episode 52: Grand Perspective
Grand Perspective is a utility that gives you a graphical view of the files on your computer so that you can easily find and delete large files that are taking up too much space on your hard drive.
6 minutes | Mar 7, 2013
Episode 51: Nearpod
Nearpod is a free app that allows you to share a presentation in real time on student devices. When you swipe to to the next slide, student devices automatically switch to the next slide. Use Nearpod to collect student data–students can draw over an image, answer multiple choice questions, or answer free response questions. You […]
4 minutes | Mar 5, 2013
Episode 50: Embedding Google Presentations – Part 2
In today’s episode we continue looking at how to embed Google Presentations, but this time using the iFrame embed code rather than just using the Google Sites integration. As with before we want to start with the presentation already uploaded to your Google Drive, be sure that the sharing settings are set so that it […]
4 minutes | Feb 28, 2013
Episode 49: Embedding Google Presentations
Welcome back to Edtech Moment. I this episode we look at how to embed Google Presentations into you Google Sites. We start by getting our presentations into your Google Drive. You can either create your presentation in your drive, or upload slides from either PowerPoint, or PDF formats. This is usually what I prefer to […]
6 minutes | Feb 21, 2013
Episode 48: Embedding Google Forms – Part 2
A couple episodes ago I showed how simple it was to embed your Google forms into your Google site because the two tools work so well together. But not everyone uses the Google Sites for their class website. Can you still embed your Google Forms? Absolutely, In this episode we’ll look at how you can […]
4 minutes | Feb 13, 2013
Episode 47: EasyBib.com
Easybib.com is a great site for teaching your students to create MLA citiations. Just copy and paste the URL of the site that you want to reference and EasyBib will search the site and collect the information that it needs to create the citation. Any information that it can’t find you can input into a […]
4 minutes | Feb 12, 2013
Episode 46: Embedding Google Forms
Welcome back to Edtech Moment. In this episode we will pick up where we left off last time and look at how to embed Google Forms into your Google Site. This can be a great way to get feedback from your students. You can use it to collect general information like birthdays and contact information, […]
6 minutes | Jan 31, 2013
Episode 45: New Google Forms
Google Forms received a makeover, and the workflow is simplified. Learn how to collaborate with others, auto-fill a customized form, quickly add multiple choice questions with copy and paste, and send information from several forms into one spreadsheet. The new Google Forms is eduawesome!
0 minutes | Jan 25, 2013
Episode 44: GarageBand Loops
This episode continues to introduce you to GarageBand, a music editing program that comes with every Apple computer. Follow this workflow to learn GarageBand yourself, or to introduce your students to the software. Learn how to add loops, how to control the song form with the Arrangement track, and how to export the file as […]
0 minutes | Jan 23, 2013
Episode 43 – Adding Content to Your Site
In this episode we will continue working on our Google Sites. We will demonstrate how to add basic content such as text and graphics, do some style and formatting, and then we will look briefly at using the Embed Gadget to embed video content from other sites such as YouTube, SchoolTube, and TeacherTube. In future […]
7 minutes | Jan 11, 2013
Episode 42: GarageBand Intro
This is an introduction to GarageBand, a music editing program that comes with every Apple computer. Follow this workflow to learn GarageBand yourself, or to introduce your students to the software. Learn about software vs. real instruments, how to record software instruments, how to add GarageBand loops, and how to export the file as a […]
5 minutes | Dec 20, 2012
Episode 41: Twitter Intermediate Skills
Learn how to use more advanced Twitter features like favorites, lists, and conversations.
5 minutes | Dec 19, 2012
Episode 40: Adding Header Graphics and Logos
This week we continue customizing our Google Sites class website and I show you how to add a custom logo and background image into the header of your site.
6 minutes | Dec 12, 2012
Episode 39: Customizing your Google Site layout
In this episode we continue to work on using the Google Sites to build a class website. Today we look at a couple different ways to edit the format of your site layout including customizing the size and location of the sidebar, and reordering the links in the navigation area. Support the show by […]
6 minutes | Dec 6, 2012
Episode 38: Customizing your Google Sites
Today we’re taking a look at how you can customize your Google sites using built in theme and settings for Fonts and Colors. Next time we’ll look at customizing layout and headers.
6 minutes | Nov 29, 2012
Episode 37: Twitter Etiquette
Twitter makes it easy to with other educators around the world. Learn about how to engage with other educators, and learn how and when to respond to others as you develop your personal learning network.
7 minutes | Nov 18, 2012
Episode 36: Starting a Class Website
In this episode we take a look at some of the ways that you and your students can benefit from having a class website, look at some examples of how I use my class site at http://cedartech.org with my middle school kids, and walk through the first steps of setting up your Google Site and […]
5 minutes | Nov 7, 2012
Episode 35: Twitter Reply
Twitter makes it easy to with other educators around the world. Learn the nuances of the @ symbol on Twitter, and how to take leverage it to connect with other educators.
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