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Microsoft Office: Customize Quick Access Toolbar

In Microsoft Office products, you can customize the Quick Access Toolbar. This allows you to quickly choose the tasks you use most often. For example when using Microsoft PowerPoint I am frequently adding new slides. To add a new slide I go to the Home tab or the Insert tab on the Ribbon. Instead of […]

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Setting Up Your Surface Pro 3

If you have a new Surface Pro 3 here are some tips to get you started: Snap the Keyboard The key cover for the Surface Pro 3 has a powerful magnet. Simply place the bottom edge of the Surface Pro 3 near the hinge of the keyboard and it should snap right into place. The […]

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Use Quotations in Your Search

When performing a search try using quotations around your keywords. This ensures that your keywords are placed next to each other in the text. I typed Alice Keeler into a Google News search. The first two articles were about me. However all the rest of the results were NOT about me. The word Alice and […]

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Get Your OneNote Avenger Cape

This morning my daughter Bacon (not her real name, but what she goes by) saw that I got a Microsoft Avenger OneNote cape at the SXSWedu event. She was very jealous and I hope I can get it back from her. If you need your own OneNote avenger cape you can order them at: https://www.co-store.com/iw

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Windows Shift S – Screen Clipping

My friend @mtholfson shared this keytip with me. I use it all the time on my Surface Pro 3. If you have a Windows 8 computer try this: Hold down the windows key, the shift key and then press S. This will dim out your screen and allow you to draw a rectangle around what […]

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OneNote: Pin the Ribbon

By default the Ribbon in Microsoft OneNote collapses to provide extra screen space for taking your notes. If you want the Ribbon to stay expanded to give you quick access to the functions you use most you can pin the Ribbon down. Bottom Right With the Ribbon expanded, look in the bottom right hand corner […]

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Pin Snipping Tool to Taskbar

If you are using a Windows machine you may be wondering how to take screenshots. The Surface Pro 3 makes it easy by double clicking the end of the pen. If you do not have a Surface, every Windows computer has the Snipping Tool pre installed. The Snipping Tools allows you to take a partial […]

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New Google Drive: Using an Office Document

Very likely you have office Documents or someone will send you an Office document. If you are a Google Drive user you might want to utilize your Office Documents in Google Drive. Storage You are able to store your Office files right in Google Drive. Simply DRAG the Office file or folder from your computer […]

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Office 365: Follow Documents

  Users of Office 365 will want to favorite or follow documents that are a top priority. This will allow teachers to better collaborate on documents. After logging into Office 365, choose OneDrive along the top. This will take you to your document list. Notice on the left hand side the option for “Followed Documents.” Followed […]

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Office 365: Edit View vs. Reading View

  When you open an Office document from OneDrive the document you may notice you are not able to edit the document. The document is in Reading View. Edit Notice the menu options along the top to switch from Reading View to being able to edit online. You can also choose to edit the file […]

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Office 365: Return to OneDrive

  If you are using Microsoft Office 365 you can enjoy the ability to access and edit your Office files in the cloud. After logging into OneDrive, choose the file you would like to view or edit. Return to OneDrive If you would like to return to OneDrive, look in the upper left hand corner […]

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Bing in the Classroom: Free Lesson Plans

Everyday on Bing.com a high quality photo image is displayed. Microsoft’s Bing in the Classroom provides free search lessons to go along with the image of the day. In the bottom right hand corner of the image of the day is a photo info button. Click on this to find out more information about the picture […]

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Office 365: Use Excel Survey to Gather Information

  Forms I have heard some users of Microsoft 365 that they wish there was a way to have something like Google Forms to collect formative assessment or survey data from students and parents. Office 365 provides this functionality. Excel Survey In OneDrive, click on “New.” The last document option is “Excel survey.” Create Survey […]

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Embed a PowerPoint on your Website

I am a big proponent of creating a “digital haversack” where your classroom website contains all of the resources both you as a teacher and your students would need. If I create a slideshow, I will embed it into the daily agenda for students to go through. Parents can also view this to help direct […]

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