TechBytes

December 2015

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Image Masking in Google Slides

This is a great way to kick you slides up a notch. Image Masking is changing the shape of the images that you import. So, instead of having the same boring old square or rectangle shape you can have circles, clouds, stars, etc. It is very simple to do. Here is a short tutorial courtesy of + JKeet.


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Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice is a great tool to use on an iPad and the app is free. It allows pictures, soundtracks, and motions to create a digital story. Consider having students use it to conclude a unit of study or create one yourself to introduce a unit of study. The final videos can be shared on websites, turned into Google Classroom, or just shared within your classroom. If you need assistance please let me know.


Image Credit: https://standout.adobe.com/voice/

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Chrome UA Spoofer

Ever have problems getting a website to display correctly in Chrome? Consider adding this extension from the Chrome Store - Chrome UA Spoofer. Once you have installed this extension you can click on its icon and it will have Chrome mimic one of the other browser (IE, FireFox).


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Embedding a Video in PowerPoint

Instead of having another browser tab open to show a video that goes along with the content of your PowerPoint consider embedding the video. That way it can play directly from the slide page. Here is a great video tutorial that explains how to do it (even though it says PowerPoint 2016 it will work with our version of PowerPoint).

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TCEA articles

I recently received my TCEA newsletter. Inside were several articles that I thought were of interested and decided to share them. Hopefully, you will find interesting tidbits to use in your classroom.

Two Great Google Calendars for the Classroom

Get Your Students Coding!

Resources for Supporting ELLs

Help Your Students Become Digitally Literate

It's Time to Let the Kids Choose (choice boards)


Image Credit: http://www.tcea.org/

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