Techie Tidbit Tuesday

May 3, 2016

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Who is the Poet William Wordsworth?

Tool of the Week

Show YouTube videos without the sidebar distractions with Watchkin. You can paste YouTube URLs or research content directly from Watchkin's search bar.


Check out the short video below for more information.

Try Watchkin for Distraction-free Video Browsing

Tip of the Week

A recent experience with shared documents in Google Drive prompted me to research a way to be notified when the document was shared. It's VERY EASY to enable desktop notifications when someone shares a document with you or requests access to a document in Google Drive.


While in your Google Drive,


  1. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Notifications.
  4. Click in the box that states "Notify me on this device." (see image below)
  5. Click Done.


Easy Breezy!

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Appy Hour

Not very many of us have the time to search through the many apps to find those perfect ones to meet the needs of our objectives. In this article you will find 30 apps that have been tried and deemed successful for students working through the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Thank you, Mrs. Tarrant for sharing this with me!


Check out this great resource for 30 apps for Critical and Creative thinking.

Student(s) Spotlight

So proud of my News Anchor Team! StuCo members, Chloe, Belle, Carsyn and Maya meet in the library each Friday to create a news report to send out to the MMV family the following week. They gather information from interviews with teachers and students. They use a green screen and the DoInk app to create a fun and informative news report.
MMV news 4/11

About the Author

Library Media Specialist and iCoach for Miss May Vernon Elementary.