Tidbit ToolKit

Technology Tips and Tools #10

Don't Forget - Digital Learning Day - February 17th, 2016

Take pictures or video of what you are doing in the classroom. Tweet them and put them on the school website, school Facebook page or DCS Facebook page.


Digital Learning Day #DLDay


Click Here for Classroom Ideas - DLD Wiki from DPI

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Signature Tweaks for For Gmail

Many of you use a signature when sending messages. To enter/activate a signature, click on the gear at the top right of the Google Mail window, select Mail Settings, and click the General link. Scroll down to find the Signature section. However, when replying to a message, the signature appears at the bottom of the message below the quoted text. You can change the position to have the signature appear directly below your response.

Signature Tweaks was a Google Mail Lab that changes the location of your signature when replying. Instead of appearing at the bottom of the entire message, it will appear directly below your response. Now Signature Tweaks is an option within the signature option under general settings.
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WHAT IS SOCIAL BOOKMARKING?

What do you do when you find a Web site you want to save and retrieve later? You probably add it to Favorites or Bookmarks in your browser. But there are a couple of problems with that:

What happens if you bookmark a site at home, and then want to go to it at school, but can't remember the URL? But how?

Social bookmarking solves all those problems!

Instead of saving Web sites to your browser's Bookmarks folder, you use an online tool that saves your information on a Web site. Each time you save a new Web page there, you type a few keywords or phrases to help you remember what you liked about the site. Those keywords are called tags. And, most social bookmarking tools allow users to share lists, so you benefit from the hard work of others interested in the same topics.


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Jill Elberson

I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Davidson County Schools. I help teachers integrate the information and technology essential standards with instruction. I also model new technologies and provide training to the staff. I am here to help you utilize technology for enhancing instruction and engaging the students. I work closely with the media coordinator, along with support staff and other teachers to plan lessons. Let me know how I can assist you. My school assignments are Northwest Elementary, North Davidson Middle, North Davidson High, South Davidson Middle, South Davidson High, and Valley Academy.
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