Broadcasting / Live Streaming an Event

Live-streaming is something that I’ve been meaning to look at for a while. I have watched many live-streams myself from sports and video games to politics but have never broadcasted. I was recently approached by a teacher at my school that was interested in broadcasting a poetry contest. In deciding what tools would work best, […]

Email Filtering with Outlook

One handy tool in any email system is searching and filtering. For this demonstration, the scenario will be a teacher wishing to keep track of all of the field trip notices sent by other teachers. I am also using the Web Outlook for consistency. Different mail clients (including the desktop version of Outlook) may behave differently. […]

Back Up Your Stuff!

What would you do if you lost everything? from Sam Mularczyk on Vimeo. We Need Back Up! As a school-based tech facilitator, I have helped many teachers over the years try to recover their data from corrupted USBs and hard drives. Sometimes we are successful, sometimes we are not. Data loss happens often enough that […]

Wildcats App Overview

Why an app? This year our school has decided to forgo the traditional paper agenda for grades 9-12. Instead, we have a smartphone app that students and teachers can use on their phones, tablets, ipods and the computer. In the last 90 days, the app has been downloaded 1337 times. Asking my students if they […]

Screencasting for Teachers 101

I’ve written about screencasting before but after producing a screencast almost every day in my class, I thought it was time for an update! What is a Screencast? A screencast is a recording of your computer screen accompanied by your voice. Why Screencast? For a teacher, this is a great way to record demos, powerpoint presentations, assignment […]

ThingLink

What is ThingLink? ThingLink is a platform for creating interactive images and videos. It is possible to add interactive tags which display text, images, videos or links to other websites. Create a free account at thinglink.com Check out a ThinkLink that I just made: ThingLink in the Classroom Here’s a great video highlighting some features: A good example […]