Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sending messages to parents in eWorkspace

eWorkspace can be used to send messages to staff, students and parents. The following describes the steps involved in sending a message to all the parents of students in a particular class: The Parents By Class button is currently not … Continue reading

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Using Wikispaces

Wikispaces is a really easy to use tool for creating wikis and there is loads of help to set them up on the Wikispaces website. In order to create a wiki for your students to post their thoughts and comments on each … Continue reading

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Staff Meeting (23/02/11)

Click the following for more information on: Information Technology Action Group (ITAG) Professional Development – Thursday Sessions And don’t forget to let me know if there is something that you want help with!

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Using Filtering to sort your mail in Outlook

If you want Outlook to automatically sort your mail, all you need to do is set up a filter. This will direct Outlook to put any mail from a particular sender or with a designated expression in the subject field into … Continue reading

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Professional Development Sessions

Once a fortnight I will be running a PD session for anyone interested on an issue relating to IT use in the College. When and Where? The sessions will be held from 3:30-4:30 on Day 4 in IT3. The same session will be repeated … Continue reading

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Information Technology Action Group (ITAG)

What is an ITAG, who are they and where can I get one? ITAG is the acronym that will be replacing ITCH (because of the possible negative connotations attached) and stands for Information Technology Action Group. We have taken this program … Continue reading

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Downloading Youtube videos for use in the classroom

Downloading There are a range of sites that allow you to download videos from YouTube. Below are step-by-step instructions to doing so with Zamzar and a brief rundown of the copyright issues involved. 1. Find the clip that you want … Continue reading

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Creating a simple MindMap using Inspiration

Inspiration can be used to create mindmaps that allow students to brainstorm ideas and create plans for assessment tasks. The mindmaps that it creates can show ideas in different colours or shapes and include images. To create a mindmap, follow the steps below. … Continue reading

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Inserting Videos and Sound into PowerPoint Presentations

Videos: It is easy to insert a video into your PowerPoint presentation. Just follow the steps below. 1. Make sure your video is in one of the file formats that is acceptable to PowerPoint. For a list, click here. 2. … Continue reading

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