Tech Tip Tuesday Edition 6

MSD 25 Instructional Technology Team

Timesaving Tricks in Google Sheets

Google Sheets can collect and organize data in many ways. But with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can master your data and let Sheets do the work for you! Watch this to learn easy ways to fill data, add formulas, and explore data to find the answers you are looking for.
Quick Tips Google Sheets & Explore

View the November PD Calendar!

The Staff Professional Development Course offerings will now be available on the MSD website for your planning purposes. There are also now drop-in sessions that will function like office hours where TOSAs are available to help with your individual needs. Click on the link below to view the full calendar and sign up for courses.

PD Calendar

Say It With Images: Why Visuals Matter

According to Dr. Lynell Burmark, education consultant who writes and speaks about visual literacy:

Words are processed by our short-term memory where we can only retain about 7 bits of information (plus or minus 2) […]. Images, on the other hand, go directly into long-term memory where they are indelibly etched.”

What this means for our classrooms and student learning:

  • The brain can see images that last for just 13 milliseconds.

  • Our eyes can register 36,000 visual messages per hour.

  • We can get the sense of a visual scene in less than 1/10 of a second.

  • Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

Visuals create long lasting meaning for us! Consider adding images, gifs, graphics and more to your next lesson to aid in retention and memory.

10 Free Tools for Creating Visuals

Filmora Guide to GIF Creators

Timeless Tech Tips

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