An Introduction to Online Word Processing

(Repost from 12/04/2009)

This video provides a great overview of the concept of online productivity tools (word processor, presentations, spreadsheets) in under 3 minutes.

Click to take a look at Google Docs and Zoho Writer.

See this tutorial on collaborating with others with web applications like Google Docs.

Consider how these kinds of technologies could be integrated with teaching and learning and leave your ideas in the comments section below.

Office Productivity Tools

Wordle in the Classroom

Tom Barrett, developed the below presentation. It is full of strategies and tips for effectively integrating Wordle with teaching and learning.

Google Docs in the Classroom

Tom Barrett developed the below presentation. It is full of strategies and tips for effectively integrating Google Docs with teaching and learning.

An Introduction to Online Word Processing

(Repost from 12/04/2009)

This video provides a great overview of the concept of online productivity tools (word processor, presentations, spreadsheets) in under 3 minutes.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA

Click to take a look at Google Docs and Zoho Writer.

See this tutorial on collaborating with others with web applications like Google Docs.

Consider how these kinds of technologies could be integrated with teaching and learning and leave your ideas in the comments section below.

Teaching Keyboarding to Elementary Children

I posed the following question to the members of my personal learning network (PLN).

Advice Requested

I received lots of good advice and suggested resources. I wanted to share the information hoping that others would find it helpful, too.

Here are the responses from my Plurk buddies

Typing Advice from Plurk Buddies 01

Typing Advice from Plurk Buddies 02

…and these are the replies from my Twitter friends.

Typing Advice from Tweet Friends 02

Typing Advice from Tweet Friends 01

Please Share
I invite you to please share your ideas, teaching strategies and resources, too. You can post a text, audio or video reply in the comments to this post or you can send me a message via Plurk and Twitter.

Together we all learn more.

Google Notebook

Google Notebook makes it possible for you to note information as you surf the web by simply adding clippings of web content (images, text and links) straight to your notebook.

I recommend installing the browser extension to access Google Notebook and all its functionality without ever leaving the web page you’re on.

Suggested Strategies

  • Keep all your notes organized by creating multiple notebooks for different subjects or by dividing a single notebook into several sections. You can also easily rearrange your notes by dragging-and-dropping them from one section or notebook to another.
  • Invite others to collaborate on a notebook allowing everyone full access to edit and notes to that particular notebook.
  • Add notes to yourself or to those with whom you are collaborating using the comments feature.
  • Publish a notebook(s) on the Web by making it a public web page. Your published notebook will be assigned a unique web address that you can be shared.
  • Easily find any information in your notebooks using the search box.
  • Search for notebooks that others have created and published to the web.
  • Educational Uses

    Please share your ideas and examples of Google Notebook being used in educational settings.

    Google Docs for Teachers: Forms Tutorial

    Writing Letters to Santa: From the Headlines

    Annual North Pole Effort to Answer Kids’ Letters to Santa Claus Wraps up
    “There’s no price tag on joy,” he said as he and several volunteers folded return letters — a handful of more than 20,000 responses to children who wrote to Santa this year. “It’s just a piece of paper with words on it, but the people who come out and give of themselves during the busiest time of the year, all to provide a child, and sometimes an adult, with a smile is pure charity and kindness,” Gaborik said.

    Helping the Magic of Christmas Live on
    For something that merely started as a way to buy my sons’ their Christmas presents, this has certaily turned into something more. It shows me that there still is a certain innocence in our world and that we need to let children be children…

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