Week of 11-3-14

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This was a very busy week as the students’ sugar induced comas are starting to come down.  A busy week is a good week.  Many teachers and students getting started with OneDrive for Business, learning to save files to the cloud as well as how to create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files without having Microsoft Office installed on the computer.  Many more iPad and computer based projects.  Love seeing how engaged our students are due to such great teachers.

At a Glance:

OneDrive for Businesswebsite

OneDrive for Business gives you a great place to safely and securely store your files while not worrying about a computer crash or losing a flash drive.  It also gives you the ability to create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files without have these programs installed on the computer.  Every teacher and all students (grades 3 and up) have a OneDrive for Business account.  If you aren’t using it, I would strongly recommend it.  It is easy to use.  Visit the link above for some introductory tutorials.  If you have questions, please contact me.  I will be happy to sit down with you and show you the ins and outs.

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Tech Tip

Does your Interactive White Board collect dust?  Is it nothing more than an expensive marker board?  Do you barricade your board.

If you are not using your board to engage your students, it may be time for a change.  The students need to be interacting with the board.  They aren’t going to break it.  If you are needing assistance or looking for ideas, contact me.  Let’s see what you can do.  Looking for ideas and lessons already created, visit the SMART Exchange (SMART Boards) or Promethean Planet (Promethean Boards).

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