Tech Tips of the Week

I have posted quite a few tech tips posts this week on my other site.  My goal is to find tools that will help the specific teachers in my building and I do try to stay away from tools that may be too complex or costly to use effectively in the classroom.  My goal is to add 3-5 posts a week and I definitely went beyond that this week.  I typically create a tutorial video to help show the basics.  These posts are not an end product but something to get people started either thinking about the possibilities of a tool and to get started.  I am lucky in that I get time to work with teachers so I can help them get beyond the basics if they want.  The following links will take you to my other site where you will see more information.

  • LUCIDCHART – CREATING DIAGRAMS WITH DRIVE INTEGRATIONLucidchart is a great online tool that you can use to make a wide variety of diagrams including concept maps and venn diagrams.  They have a lot of templates to … 
    Posted an hour ago by Patrick Donovan
  • THINGLINK – MAKING INTERACTIVE IMAGES Thinglink is a tool for creating interactive images by using images from your computer, Facebook, Flickr account or any found online.  Thinglink allows you to add in information and resources … 
    Posted 3 hours ago by Patrick Donovan
  • ADDING QUESTIONS TO A YOUTUBE VIDEO There is a sort of hidden feature in YouTube where you questions to a YouTube video that you created or uploaded.  It is a beta feature but if you go … 
    Posted 20 hours ago by Patrick Donovan
  • VIDEONOT.ES BASICS – ADDING NOTES TO VIDEOS ( is an online tool that allows you to take notes while watching a video.  The notes are synced up with the time in the … 
    Posted 22 hours ago by Patrick Donovan
  • CHROME APPS FOR MACS Google has finally released Chrome Apps for Macs, which allows you to run various Chrome Apps from your desktop.  Not all apps are supported, you can go here to see … 
    Posted Dec 12, 2013, 6:53 AM by Patrick Donovan
  • CREATING PICTURE SLIDESHOWS USING YOUTUBE With sites like Animoto going to a more paid setup, there are not a lot of easy to use options out there for making video slideshows.  We do have access … 
    Posted Dec 11, 2013, 1:06 PM by Patrick Donovan
  • UPDATED GOOGLE SPREADSHEETS As many have made the transition from Office products into Google Apps, one area that has been more difficult than others for some people has been moving to Google Spreadsheets … 
    Posted Dec 11, 2013, 10:11 AM by Patrick Donovan
  • SCRIBLE – ANNOTATE WEBSITES There are often times when we find a website with information on it that we want to share with others.  Instead of just giving them the website to look at … 
    Posted Dec 9, 2013, 12:10 PM by Patrick Donovan

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