This week during the Tech Tips sessions we talked about Google Docs. We covered creating, organizing, sharing, commenting, and looking at the revision history of Documents specifically. This knowledge transfers over to spreadsheets and the other Google Docs applications. Below you will see the handout that accompanied the sessions, to view and download.
The Internet is a wonderful tool for learning and gathering information, but it can often be overwhelming. As busy adults, we need to find efficient ways to acquire and manage information that is useful to us. Please join Bruce Roadside and Kris Sheehan, our elementary school technology coaches, as we share some online tools that adults can use be more productive online learners.
This week's tech tip session was on Organizing Your Dock. We looked at how to change the appearance of your dock, how to add, delete and rearrange items, and how to add some simple actions to the applications on your dock.
This week we looked at the different ways the Mac OS allows you to move around your computer. We talked about switching between applications, showing your desktop, moving between files in the same application and much more. How you navigate your computer is a matter of personal preference and what you are used to doing. We wanted to show you some of the different options and maybe you will find some new methods that allow you to work more efficiently. Below is the handout that supported the session to view and download.
In this session, we looked through the options that you can change in your system preferences to personalise your computer. On the attached document is a list of the specific preferences we discussed with notes on the changes we looked at.
Mrs. Gruzen's and Mrs. Husick's classes participated in the Monster Project this year (2013-14). The project helps the students to develop their reading and writing skills while integrating technology into the classroom. Each class is paired up with another participating class somewhere in the world. Students draw their own monsters, our students drew their monsters on the iPad using Pixie. The students then have to write a description of their monsters with as much detail as possible. The students from the partner class then try to draw the monsters using these descriptions. In the end everyone gets to see what the original monster looked like and students get to see what monsters their partners drew using the descriptions.
Here is a link to the Main Monster Project Wiki Page.
These are the links to the 2G page and their partner's page with their monsters, descriptions and what their partners drew.
These are the links to the 2H page and their partner's page with their monsters, descriptions and what their partners drew.
Below are the videos that 2G and 2H made to introduce themselves to their partner class. The movie was made using just the iPad and iMovie.
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