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So a wiki is a type of website. It is meant to be collaborative and CMSwikispaces is useful for that and for hosting very large files, but if you are ready to go to a nicer and easier website, you might want to try Weebly. A teacher asked about it so I made these instructions. There are also plenty of online tutorials and instructions on the weebly site if you want or I can sit with you and walk you through the setup. Super easy and much more polished look than our old website.
Also you can use it for a secondary website or just a homework blog or parent blog site.
The windows upgrade is a perfect excuse to move your documents over to Google Drive. Follow these instructions to upload and you will have access to all your files from any computer smartphone or tablet nomatter where you are. It will also allow you to share instantly with coworkers, students, or anyone you wish. See me if you don't remember your password.
The first vid shows how to do it from Firefox. The second shows from Chrome (to upload
Summer is coming and you probably have been meaning to learn a few things you've heard about or seen this school year.
Tonya McGhee, talented PD Facilitator at Ridge Road made this Symbaloo of PD quickie tutorials. Check it out by clicking the ironically chosen image of the curious snail. Get it? cause snails aren't quick, but this PD is! Huh-larious.
Also remember you can use:
for other Personalized quick PD options.
I can make you a video tutorial, write you directions or do 1:1 or team training for anything you are looking for so send me requests if you don't see exactly what you are looking for or if you just want a real live person to walk you through!
Cool Cat Teacher Vicki Davis (the very same one who tweeted and retweeted her approval of McCarthy and Lyttle's Scavenger hunt to her 80 thousand twitter fans) wrote this article
It may help you get more use out of your Revolve or Ipad.
Related: learn to make movies on your revolve here And if you missed the revolve tips last week, click here
If you've wanted to make movies but don't have an iPad, Click the Hollywood photo for directions on how to use the program Windows Movie Maker on your revolve. You can take photos and video on the revolve itself or import them with a cord. Note that moviemaker is not in the store- but you can download it from the web directly to your revolve.
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Lisa Gurthie is the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary holistic education, and unschooling school to reconnect academia to real life. One day she will modernize her "about" page. She curates this blog for the professional development convenience of the teachers at Piedmont, but the editorial comments are her own.