Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Screencasts Demonstrating iGoogle

The following screencasts have been created using Jing (for capture) and
What is iGoogle?
How do I set it up?
How do I add new tabs?
What are the possibilities for the classroom?

Using Google Presentations

Google has now added Google Presentations to the Google Docs & Spreadsheets application. Although it does not have as many features as PowerPoint, it is very useful due to the fact that it can be a shared document accessible from anywhere. In addition, unlike Slideshare, it won't be blocked in schools, so it is excellent for classroom use. Imagine the possibilities for groups putting together a slideshow. Gone will be the days of one student doing all of the work.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sharing your Slide Shows

If you want to make Slide Shows easily accessible for students, parents and colleagues, you should sign up for Slideshare. It's free! You can upload Ppt or Keynote (after you convert it to PDF). It won't show animations, videos or sound though. The example is from my presentation to the whole staff at the start of the year.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Getting Going with Google

Google spreadsheets have proven very useful for sharing meeting agendas, minutes, and next steps. However, you need to ensure that not too many people are trying to edit the same document at once, otherwise new changes can be over-written.
The ability to upload both Word and Excel documents as Google Docs or spreadsheets is a great function.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Building a Beta Web Headline Animator