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Consensus Building & Polling Tools

Consensus Building Consensus-building tools help participants narrow and refine proposed solutions of a project.  They are also useful in facilitating the two key requirements for reaching agreements in a work group setting by identifying and understanding issues and resolving conflicts. Teachers and students can facilitate consensus building through group discussions and polling. Many of the

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NCCE 2011 is in Portland, yeah baby!

I’m so thrilled when NCCE 2011 comes to Portland because that means I get to sleep in my own bed and show my PLN buddies the beautiful city.  Early bird registration ends January 31st so get your registration in ASAP. Here are my plans: Wednesday 3/2/11 Attend the Teacher Librarian Summit II with Mike Eisenberg.

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Favorite Google Tools

For our last Tuesday Tech Tip of the year, MaryFran and I decided that we should share our Five Favorite Google Tools. Mary Fran’s Favs Five…how could we possibly narrow the number of favorite Google Tools to 5? It has been more challenging than I would have guessed In the end, I decided to chose

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Tech Tip Tuesday: new Google search options

This past month Google unveiled some very helpful Search Options.  Search Options are a collection of tools that allow you to view your results in new ways.  After you search, click on the “show options” link in the upper left hand side of your screen.  This reveals ways you can redefine your results. The options

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Picasa 3.0

By MaryFran Lynch Cross-posted at http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ Look out iPhoto, Picasa 3.0 is about to give you a run for your money. Picasa is a free, downloadable, photo editor now available for Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Mac platforms. It is easy to download and not only keeps track of your photos no matter where they

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Blogger

Blogger is Google’s blogging platform. A blog (short for Web log) is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible journal for an individual or group. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author or are based around a hobby or theme. The postings are organized chronologically. A blog post can

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NCEA Conference presentation

Next week I will be presenting Using FREE Google Tools in the Classroom at the National Catholic Educational Association conference (NCEA) in Anaheim.  I am looking foward to meeting other Catholic School technology teachers and discuss issues unique to our schools. Click HERE to view a website that I put together with Google classroom examples,

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google SketchUp

SketchUp is a free downloadable software from Google that you can use to create 3D models of anything you can imagine.  People use SketchUp to create architectural, landscape, and woodworking models or just for fun! You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need from the Google 3D Warehouse . This

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Even more … Google Earth

Guest post by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth—even-more Once you’ve downloaded Google Earth, you’ll be able to take advantage of some of Google Earth’s features you won’t find in Google Maps. Here are three features worth exploring. As we all know, more than 70% of the Earth is covered by water. Google recently unveiled Google Ocean. With

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Earth

by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth The nice thing about Google Earth is that if you have played with Google Maps at all, Google Earth is kinda like the next step. One of the big differences, however, is that you will have to download Google Earth to take advantage of its many features. As with many Google

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Intro to Google Maps

Most folks today rely on Google Maps to look up locations and print out directions to where they are going but there is so much more to Google Maps and new features are constantly being added.  You don’t need to have a Google account to use Maps unless you are going to create your own

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Alerts

By MaryFran Lynch Do you have a special interest that you would like to follow but just can’t always find the time to search for the latest information? Google Alerts can help. Google Alerts are e-mails that are automatically sent to your inbox whenever new information becomes available on your search terms. Depending on your

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Google Earth 5.0

 Google announced the newest version of Google Earth 5.0 today.  Google Earth now has an ocean.  You can view “much more detailed bathymetric map (the ocean floor), so you can actually drop below the surface and explore the nooks and crannies of the seafloor in 3D. While you’re there you can explore thousands of data

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Top Ten Reasons you should use Gmail

Inspired by David Letterman, here are the top ten reasons you should consider using Gmail for your web-based email program: 10.  You shouldn’t be using your school email account for personal business.  Consider having all personal email forwarded to a Gmail account.  Remember, if  you signed up for your Google account with a different email

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Connect Article published

I’m thrilled that Saint Mary’s Press asked me to write an article about technology in Catholic Schools for their January edition of CONNECT: A free newsletter for high school religion teacher, campus ministers and principals. In this issue of Connect, Colette Cassinelli, of Valley Catholic Middle and High School in Beaverton, Oregon, introduces some manageable

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