MCSD ED TECH NEWS

Keeping you up to date on the latest educational technology.

CoDiNg @ MCSD

Thank you for finding the time to expose our students to the world of Computer Coding! I have heard from numerous educators and staff about how much the students enjoyed it. Some of our kiddos only get the chance to experience these types of activities within our walls and I applaud you for offering them this time! If you have any photos or video, feel free to pass them onto me so that I can use them on our website.

Did you know you can perform your own UPDATES? No Tech Ticket Needed!

You now have the ability to update your computer without a tech request.
1. Click on Windows button on your keyboard.
2. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner and type in "Software Center" .
3. Click on Software Center
4. Click on the programs that need updating and give it some time to do so.
No Administrative Passwords or Tech Ticket Needed!

Chogger - FREE Comic Strip or Political Cartoon Generator

Chogger is a free comic strip creation tool offering a good selection of editing tools. Chogger allows you to draw images from scratch or use your existing images. You can even connect your webcam to Chogger to capture pictures for use in your comic strips. Once you've added images to your comic strip, you can add effects such as fading and outlining. Chogger also allows you to customize the look of each frame in your comic strip. Comic strips created in Chogger can have as few as three frames or as many as twelve or more frames.

Watch a Video Tutorial HERE!

Forwarding your GMAIL to your Outlook Account

1. Log into your Gmail Account
2. Click the gear in the right corner below your picture
3. Click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP"
4. Click on Forward a copy of incoming mail to - Type in your email (.org account here)

Get rid of those pesky email pop ups!

1. Click on Outlook
2. Click on File
3. Click on Options
4. Click on Mail
5. Scroll to Message Arrival and uncheck "Display a Desktop Alert"

What is Office Mix?

Office Mix is a free extension to PowerPoint that makes it easy to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons and share them with your students and colleagues in OneNote, on the web, or in Schoology. With Office Mix, you can add:


  • Audio and video narration
  • Real-time digital inking
  • Screen recordings that show actions you take on your computer
  • Quizzes and polls
  • Simulations, videos, and live web pages


… all from within PowerPoint. Publishing a mix is as easy as uploading it to the web and deciding who can view it. The people you share it with can view your mix in any web browser on any device. Office Mix shows you data about who watched your mix, how much time they spent on each slide, and how they answered your quiz and poll questions. You can even export that data to Microsoft Excel for further analysis.

DO YOU WANT TO ADD IT TO YOUR POWERPOINT, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ABOVE TO ENTER THE SOFTWARE CENTER AND CLICK ON OFFICE MIX AND INSTALL...EASY AS THAT. OPEN POWERPOINT AND BEGIN MIXING IT UP!
Discover Office Mix

From the office of the Coordinator of Online Learning & Technology Integration

Liz Lubeskie