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Why we Need to Talk About Leslie Jones in Class

Why we Need to Talk About Leslie Jones in Class Guest blog post by Julie Smith. Author of the book Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World By now you’ve probably heard about SNL’s Leslie Jones, who’s been the victim of some horribly racist attacks online after she appeared in this summer’s “Ghostbusters”. She was in… Read More »Why we Need to Talk About Leslie Jones in Class

Digital Citizenship: Your Friends Do Not Need You to Send Them Money

In a digital age, it is important that we educate our kids how to avoid scams and to stay safe online. I like to dig through my spam folder to find examples of scams and use them as examples for students to critically analyze why they should be skeptical of the email. Previously I posted some examples of emails that you… Read More »Digital Citizenship: Your Friends Do Not Need You to Send Them Money

Mac Tip: Enable Voice Typing

Sometimes I feel like dictating my typing. Other times I can not figure out how to spell a word so I simply engage the voice dictation to help me to figure it out. Using voice dictation can be really handing when providing students feedback. I am able to look at student work and give my response to it as I… Read More »Mac Tip: Enable Voice Typing

Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter

  This morning I was talking with the amazing David Theriault @davidtedu about signing teachers up for Twitter. He was sharing how the sign up process can be a little cumbersome since the sign up process asks the teachers to follow 10 people. The hiccup of course being that they do not know 10 people. Create Account After choosing the username… Read More »Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter

Presenting on a Mac

Photo Credit: Angelina 🙂 via Compfight cc While doing demonstrations on my MAC, either live or screencast, you want to draw attention to the part of the screen the viewer should be focusing on. Mouselight One way to do this is to use the mouselight app. It is $0.99 in the Mac App store. After installing you can use the… Read More »Presenting on a Mac