Welcome Back

20 08 2019

Another summer has come and gone and a new year is just beginning! I wanted to share a tool that I’ve told you about before but is so worth speaking about again. Office Lens is a phenomenal scanning tool that is free. Found an old print worksheet that you wish was digital? Use Office Lens to bring it into Word as a completely editable document.

This video will show you how to take a picture of your document and bring it into Word or OneNote. Also take a look at the immersive reader (used to be an add-on) but is now built into all Microsoft products.

Enjoy and have a GREAT year!
Barbara





Tips for Google Keep

10 04 2019

Hi all!
I’ve been using Google Keep quite a bit lately and found this video that I wanted to share with you. I believe I’ve already written about the app Office Lens that can be used to take a picture of an old worksheet and upload as an editable document in Word. If not, I will next time. This time is all about Keep.

In Keep I have found it very simple to grab text from an image. Very simply, I take a picture of any image that has text, add it as a note in Keep then I choose Grab text from image and Keep will show not only my image but all of the text that I can now edit. Very Cool!!

This video will give you a visual of how to accomplish this task but also some other tips such as setting a reminder for a PLACE! Enjoy 🙂

Barbara





Enjoy your break

21 12 2018

Hi all

Your winter break has arrived! Enjoy the rest! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 🙂

On a personal note, we lost a member of the Massapequa family this week. Walter Vohs, Math teacher, chairperson, curriculum associate, was a stellar example and champion of both students and teachers. He made a difference….





The Immersive Reader

28 11 2018

What used to be called Learning Tools is now the Immersive Reader and is available in One Note. One Note is an add-on that works on ChromeBooks. Take a look at the video as well as the articles about the Reader and OneNote. Every teacher I’ve shared this with is blown away!

Click the link for the article to read about the Immersive Reader.
Immersive Reader Article

Click the link for the article to read about OneNote on Chromebooks.
One Note and Chromebooks

Two very powerful tools! Enjoy them 🙂





Exciting News about FlipGrid

19 06 2018

FlipGrid has been purchased by Microsoft and is now TOTALLY FREE for teachers!!! NO MORE LIMITS 🙂

Watch “Ditch That Textbook” author explain WHY:

You may want to visit over the summer to explore.

And speaking of SUMMER, have a GREAT ONE!

See you in September,

Barbara

 





Helping Students through the Writing Process

26 03 2018

More on Curriculum Pathways from Curriculum Pathways

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As students prepare for the end of the year, many are focused on finishing final essays. Help students at any level think like a writer with Writing Navigator – a suite of no-cost tools that takes students through the entire writing process, from planning to publishing.


Help students through the four-step writing process

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Writing Navigator goes beyond identifying what’s right and what’s wrong. It prompts students to make creative decisions and find the right words in the best order by providing assistance at each of the four steps of the writing process.

Students get feedback about their writing and begin to think like experienced writers over time.

Plan

Writing Planner helps students generate ideas and organize them into a writing plan.

Draft

Writing Drafter transforms the plan into a first draft. It helps students develop sentences, supporting details and transitions.

Revise

Writing Reviser provides feedback that helps students make thier sentences more economical, varied, powerful and clear. This popular resource is also available as a Google Docs add-on.

Publish

In this final stage, students use Writing Publisher to proofread and correct any errors before publishing a polished essay. It can even help with citations.





FusFoo

21 06 2017

Hi Everyone and welcome to SUMMER 🙂

I wanted to share my latest FREE find and thought you may enjoy taking a look as you relax this summer.

It is a high school digital network that can be shared across schools nationwide. You don’t need to be a member to access the content and don’t have to worry about negative content. Check it out at https://www.fusfoo.com/ Mineola High School has several articles including the one featured “Seniors Speak: Reflections”

Check out our course page for updates on courses at MTRACT or other centers that have shared with me.

Have a terrific summer!

Barbara