Saturday, December 20, 2008

Teacher Training Videos created by Russell Stannard

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Free Technology for Teachers

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

January Technology Conference

Attention Chicago area teachers and technology staff!
Make plans to attend the 15th Annual NICE Mini-Conference
Sponsored by Northern Illinois Computing Educators!

  • 21 sessions!
  • Fabulous raffles!
  • Continental breakfast!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Stevenson High School


For more information visit the NICE website

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Last weekend I attended a Google workshop. Have you taken advantage of the Google Docs applications, yet? You can create word docs, spreadsheets and presentations online.
  • During the workshop, several of us typed our notes on a shared Google word doc.
  • One session leader created a form and projected our responses 'live' on the screen.

Today I created a 'sign-up' form for our teachers so they could choose a specific time for software training. The form generates a confirmation e-mail to the teacher and I receive an e-mail notification of the new submission. Google puts the form results in a spreadsheet which you can edit, export to excel or publish as a web page.

One freshmen science class will use Google word doc for sharing notes while they research their topic.

Take a Google Docs tour by going to:

Commoncraft video