Tech Salad

With Crunchy Bits and Bytes

September 16, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Folders In Web Mail

Many of our teachers have decided to use Google Mail in the browser rather than in the Mail app on their laptops. One of the features they miss is the folders, or mailboxes, for organizing correspondence. Here is a video … Continue reading

September 2, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Blog Post Versus Update

I have had a few teachers ask me this morning why parents cannot see the blog posts they have written over the weekend. I think I have found the solution. There is a big difference between writing a status update … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Teacher Dashboard and Google Passwords

Earlier this month I blogged about passwords, the importance of having strong ones and keeping them safe. It is important for students to learn to manage passwords. The first step is learning to remember passwords. School is a place to … Continue reading

February 11, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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MediaMaster Server Tutorial

The Math Department at GHS will be working on G21 projects over the next couple of months. Students will be working on iPads to create tutorials for their peers. Rather than using cords to move files from iPads to computers … Continue reading

January 16, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Need a Twitter Widget?

Now that so many of our teachers are tweeting, we get questions about displaying Twitter feeds on blogs often. The widget we had in WordPress no longer works, so here is a tutorial showing how to create a new widget … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Managing Your WordPress Media Library

Have you ever uploaded a picture to your blog, then decided it was not the one you wanted to share with the world? It happens. I do it all the time. Most people simply delete the picture from the blog … Continue reading

October 31, 2013
by Bea Leiderman
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Rotating Objects – Google SketchUp

Last week I was in Ms. Curfman’s STEM class working with students on making 3D models of buildings they designed on paper. We built houses together to learn the basic tools. Now they have a question for me, so I’ve … Continue reading

August 26, 2013
by Bea Leiderman
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How Did I Add the Video?

I created my last post with Vi Hart’s video as I was making a tutorial of how to embed a video in a blog post. Here’s the tutorial now.  

August 16, 2013
by Bea Leiderman
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iChat Icons

Keeping names and faces straight when we have met lots of new people in a short period of time is hard. Luckily, we can let iChat help us with that. Here is a very brief tutorial showing all our new … Continue reading

April 24, 2013
by Bea Leiderman
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Navigating Our Blogs

If you teach more than one prep, you likely have items on your blog that apply to only a portion of your students. While it is the nature of a blog to just list your posts in reverse chronological order, … Continue reading