This Youtube Video was sent around a few weeks ago and just made me smile. I thought I would pass it on for all of those who need a good ending for a long week:
The power of random acts of kindness.
I had a request from the 6th grade science teachers to create a video tutorial on Audacity so kids who choose to make a podcast in an upcoming webquest, could do so if they so chose. I thought I would share the video here as well.
Here is the handout that goes with it. Audacity Basics
One thing I learned at TCEA was how to use conditional formatting in Excel. This is probably something everyone else knows how to do, but I had always wondered how this was done, but had never asked. Since this is new to me, I thought I would share.
I always wondered how people made excel sheets that seemed interactive. It comes down to formatting.
If you type in a question: What is the capital of Texas?
In the cell you want an answer for, you tell it – “If the text types in = Austin, turn the cell green. If the text typed in does not = Austin then turn the cell red.”
There were no BIG ah-ha moments for me at TCEA this year, but I did find myself collecting tidbits of info and ideas I liked. I thought I would share two of those ideas in this post.
She played Heads or Tails with the workshop attendees to give away free items. To play (this works with large crowds as well as normal size classrooms):
This same idea could be applied to any online game. Does this spark any other ideas? Any quick tips wor websites you want to share?
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