Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Comparing Textbooks to Wikipedia, Gmail Shortcuts, Video MixTapes!, Blackout Poetry, Text into Columns, Name Generator, Man in the Arena, Car of the Future

Did you know?
How Does Wikipedia Work? A short video by Common Craft explains. @CommonCraft https://www.commoncraft.com/video/wikipedia  Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia
Comparing Textbooks to Wikipedia - An activity by +Richard Byrne to help students “understand the value of primary sources”.  http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/03/comparing-textbooks-to-wikipedia.html


Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail
#5 - # (or Shift 3)
When you’re in your inbox view, hit # to move an email to the trash. Note, that using # requires you to press Shift first. The # symbol is located on the 3 button.

#6 - Shift U
When you’re reading an email, or have an email selected, hit Shift and then U and the message will be marked as unread. +Gmail 
For any of these to work, you’ll need to have “Keyboard Shortcuts” enabled in your Gmail Settings. To do this:
  • in Gmail, click the Gear icon in the upper right area of your screen
  • choose Settings
  • in the General settings window/tab
  • scroll down until you see Keyboard Shortcuts off/on
  • choose Keyboard Shortcuts On
  • scroll to the top or bottom of that screen to Save






What if?
Video MixTapes! - Use DragonTape to string YouTube videos together or string sections of YouTube videos together. For a little more about it’s features and a couple of lesson ideas, go to http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/01/dragontape-remix-youtube-clips.html  To trim a video, after dragging onto your timeline, double click anywhere inside of that clip, (1) then put your cursor on the time flag under the clip, drag it to the place you want to trim it, then (2) click the check mark. +Richard Byrne +YouTube 








Something to think about…
Blackout Poetry - using newspapers or magazines...or take it digital with the highlight tool in Google Docs or with Pixlr or a PDF notation tool like Kami or DocHub. Great for Middle and High School. Here is a Prezi intro to the project from Laura Randazzo. Thank you to the post from +Bruce Mercer https://prezi.com/0kcwb7gk_la0/blackout-poetry/  image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/15310820629/in/photostream/






Resources…
8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers - posted on 12/292015 on Tech&Learning by Monica Burns. The boards include Geometry Activities, Math Outdoors, Chromebooks in the Math Classroom + 5 more. http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/10136?platform=hootsuite&utm_content=buffer1e806&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Separate Pasted Text Into Columns in Google Sheets - a nice step-by-step by +Synergyse 
https://www.synergyse.com/blog/separate-pasted-text-into-columns-google-sheets/ There are two ways to do it. The 1st is right after you paste in your text:
The 2nd:




Name Generator for Just about Anything! Real, Place, Fantasy, Dance, Graffiti Tags, Army, Apocalypse, Clothing Brands, Crops, Molecules, Scientific Birds, etc. ...the list goes on and on.
An example of how it works: Scientific bird name generator - This bird name generator will give you 10 random names, which are combined out of 2 latin names, each of which are partial names of actual birds. This means you'll often get a name which could exist in real life, but doesn't (as there's no bird to match the name). http://fantasynamegenerators.com/ Thank you +Vicki Davis 








In Addition…

The Man In The Arena
“It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails,
at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat.”  
– Theodore Roosevelt

Excerpt from “Citizenship In A Republic” speech, delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910  Image: ow.ly/ZaSnF

A family favorite in our house...thank you for putting in my inbox today SwissMiss



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Meet BMW's Car of the Future - “As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, BMW has pulled out all the stops and unveiled the Vision Next 100 concept car.”  @huhmagazine http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/11328/meet-bmws-car-of-the-future


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