Tech Tips Tuesday

March 15, 2016

Technology Minute-Tube Chop

Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting Tube Chop found on the Technology Minute Video Portal

Learn how to save a portion of a YouTube video instead of downloading, buffering, and waiting. Get to the point, Chop Chop!! Quit wasting instructional time downloading, buffering, and fast forwarding to the YouTube segment you want! Use! It allows you to chop pieces of a YouTube video easily and effortlessly in literally "a few steps". Quickly share your chopped video by copying and sharing the URL link or using the embed code in a wiki, blog, or other site. View easy instructions and examples of chopped videos on the front page of the site.

Augmented Reality Apps


Have you set up an Edmodo account? Many returning faculty already have one, but if you don't, please set up an account. A separate email will be sent out with the school's code. I look for Edmodo to be in the spotlight more next year with instruction--it can do amazing things now.

Jennifer Brooks at LHS is offering Edmodo for beginners on April 12th at 3:55 (1.5 hour inservice) and I'm offering Edmodo for beginners on April 27, 2016 at 3:45-4:45 (1 hour credit):

Join Rutherford County Schools safe and controlled Edmodo domain to communicate and deliver on-line student assignments, quizzes, and polls. Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework and school notices. Edmodo uses sign up codes unique to classes and school, which prevents outsiders from joining. Edmodo will integrate with Office 365, so you will have a one log-in process. Come see why 2,684 RCS teachers and 38,797 RCS students are already using this Facebook like user friendly program.


Be sure to check you Clutter folder on a regular basis. Many messages that you don't click to open tend to move there. You can prevent this by opening messages and not just viewing them in your preview pane. You can also move them from clutter to your inbox and that may help set those preferences.