Filters are a great way to speed up your productivity in Gmail. Filters allow you to ‘catch’ specific emails and run special rules for those email. For example, if you constantly receive emails that you don’t need, you ‘catch’ the email by specifying to from address or another indicator of that email and automatically archive it or mark it as spam. Conversely, if you spam filter is continuously filtering emails that are not spam, you can specify the email address it is coming from and have Gmail never mark it as spam.
There are many different combinations, so your limited only by your imagination.
It turns out my last attempt at making a movie for people to make a room booking was totally wrong! Woops! I apologize. The reason it was different was because my account is an administrator account so I could automatically add booking to room calendars.
This time around I corrected the mistake and made another video for you on how to make a room booking in case you need a refresher. Here it is!
When working on our schools year, I work with Jostens Yearbook Avenue and my students like to find their own fonts and use them on the pages.
The best place I have seen to find custom fonts is dafont.com and once they are installed on your computer you can then select them in Photoshop to use.
Once you create a heading with your new font, you must then save the image as a transparency. We always forget how to make the image transparent so we can set it over other images and backgrounds so I decided to make a video to explain it.
This is a very quick video to give and introduction to or a refresher to how to make a room booking with your Google Apps account. It does seem quite cumbersome but once you get the hang of it it is actually really powerful.
(Sorry for going so fast, I figured it was a video so you could stop and start it as needed)
Me, like everyone else in my profession, hate writing reports. I am also terrible at proof reading, so it’s always embarrassing when I send my reports off for a friend to proof read for me and it comes back with red marks all through it (thanks for your patience Cindy!). I was talking about this with some colleagues the other day and they said to help them find mistakes, they read their reports out loud. I was going to try this myself, when I found a tool that took it one step further. In Apple’s Pages, their equivalent to Microsoft Word, you can highlight a passage and have it read back to you! So while proof reading, I have my computer reading my reports out loud to me. Hopefully it’s successful in cutting down the amount of red marks I have in my report drafts, I’ll let you know how I go. For instructions on how to do this, watch the video below:
So what techniques do you use to help you proof read your work? Leave a comment below.
Last year I was lucky enough to be selected for the first Apple Distinguished Educator program to run in Japan. I was honored to be selected and proudly attended the weekend workshop in September. During the weekend we were introduced to our rolls and responsibilities as ADE’s as well as getting the opportunity to meet and get to know other ADE’s from all over Japan.
On Saturday I presented at JSACD (Japan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Try It On Monday professional development day at the Apple Japan headquarters in Hatsudai, Tokyo. I presented on Slowmation and it’s benefits in education.
It was a great one hour session, with two groups making their very own Slowmation video and learning a lot about the amazing features of Keynote and iPod Touch’s.
Here is the video from one of the groups. With all the props being pre made, this took the groups about 30 minutes to create which was a great effort.