Jordan Tech Thursdays

Tech Updates for Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello Jordan!

Welcome to the first of (hopefully!) many weekly tech updates. My goal is to give you just a few ideas and tools to explore each week. Please let me know if you have something you would like to contribute!

Flipped Staff Meeting!

We hope you enjoyed our "flipped" technology staff meeting yesterday! If you are working on a Google Site, remember that Leslie can also help you and will change your link on the Jordan website when you are ready to go live.

Be sure to check out Richard Byrne's 47-Page Guide to Google Sites for Teachers for lots of great tips and tricks (Richard's blog, Free Technology for Teachers, is also a really excellent read),

Inspiring Video of the Week

Shree, Grand prize winner of Google Science Fair 2011 (, explains why she was determined to be involved in cancer research.
Google Science Fair 2012: How do cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy?

Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Docs

If you are trying to collect your students' work electronically and offer feedback in Google Docs, the following keystrokes will help you speed up the process:

  • To add a comment: Option-Command-M
  • To submit the comment: Control-Enter

Get in Touch!

Have questions? Comments? Ideas for a future issue? Want to contribute? Don't hesitate to let me know!

-Megan Ellis