Saturday, August 31, 2013

How to add a Hyperlink to a Google Spreadsheet

Smarter Wi-Fi for Better BYOD

Paul Mooney, head of IT at the Law Society of Ireland, laments about his need to solve BYOD/Wi-Fi problems - what he did and why.

Educating "At Risk Youth"

Educating "At Risk" Youth Please Visit: http://Fighting4Youth.com for practical and powerful strategies on being more effective with "At Risk Youth".

Engaging Students | How to Keep Students Engaged!

Getting Them All Engaged - Anita Acrcher

Getting Them all engaged - She is an amazing Master teacher and if you ever get a chance you need to make sure to see her speak.

VocabularySpellingCity - Getting Started - Teachers/Parents





This is a fun way to help students learn how to spell. Also there are many professionals as Anita Archer that talk about the importance of Vocabulary as a best management practice for master educators.






Wednesday, August 21, 2013

If you don't think you can fit anything more into your teaching and time then you need to read this.



If you don't think you can fit any thing more into your teaching and time then you need to read this.


THE MAYONNAISE JAR




When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “YES”.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things, that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.” he said.

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are
important to you...” he told them.

“So... pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled and said, “I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

Please share this with other "Golf Balls"

Free Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Membership


Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)
Kick off the new school year with a no dues MACUL membership. Join a SIG, access MACUL Journal, and get connected with over 11,000 members worldwide.

While you're at it, find a friend to join too!

IOS 7 tips and tricks

How to track things

Secretary Arne Duncan Quote on education of our children

Secretary Arne Duncan Quote ~ Too many here in Washington believe education is an expense that can be cut in tough economic times. I believe education is an investment.

How to move document around on Ipads

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to do network Ping and Trace Routes from your Chromebook

Chromebook

How to do a ping or trace on a chromebook using crosh.

Press Ctrl-Alt-T this will open a chromebook shell.

tracepath -n 198.109.184.2

ping merit.edu

ping [-c count] [-i interval] [-n] [-s packetsize] [-W waittime]
 Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to a network host.  If is "gw"
 then the next hop gateway for the default route is used.

ssh [optional args...]
 Starts the ssh subsystem if invoked without any arguments.
 "ssh ", "ssh ", "ssh @",
 or "ssh @ " connect without entering the subsystem.

Here is a command to find more help.
help_advanced
 
Display the help for more advanced commands, mainly used for debugging.

ping [-c count] [-i interval] [-n] [-s packetsize] [-W waittime]
 Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to a network host.  If is "gw"
 then the next hop gateway for the default route is used.

ssh [optional args...]
 Starts the ssh subsystem if invoked without any arguments.
 "ssh ", "ssh ", "ssh @",
 or "ssh @ " connect without entering the subsystem.

ssh_forget_host
 Remove a host from the list of known ssh hosts.  This command displays
 a menu of known hosts and prompts for the host to forget.

top
 Run top.

crosh> help_advanced

battery_test []
 Tests battery discharge rate for given number of seconds. No argument will
 default to 300s test.

bt_console []
 Enters a Bluetooth debugging console. Optional argument specifies the
 capability of a pairing agent the console will provide; see the Bluetooth
 Core specification for valid options.

chaps_debug [start|stop|]
 Sets the chapsd logging level.  No arguments will start verbose logging.

connectivity
 Shows connectivity status.  "connectivity help" for more details

experimental_storage < status | enable | disable >
 Enable or disable experimental storage features.

ff_debug [] [--help] [--list_valid_tags] [--reset]
 Add and remove flimflam debugging tags.

memory_test
 Performs extensive memory testing on the available free memory.

modem [args...]
 Interact with the 3G modem. Run "modem help" for detailed help.

modem_set_carrier carrier-name
 Configures the modem for the specified carrier.

network_diag [--date] [--flimflam] [--link] [--show-macs] [--wifi] [--help]
  [--wifi-mon]
 A function that performs a suite of network diagnostics.  Saves a copy
 of the output to your download directory.

network_logging
 A function that enables a predefined set of tags useful for
 debugging the specified device.

rlz < status | enable | disable >
 Enable or disable RLZ.

route [-n] [-6]
 Display the routing tables.

set_apn [-n ] [-u ] [-p ]
 Set the APN to use when connecting to the network specified by .
 If is not specified, use the network-id of the currently
 registered network.

set_apn -c
 Clear the APN to be used, so that the default APN will be used instead.

set_arpgw
 Turn on extra network state checking to make sure the default gateway
 is reachable.

sound
 Low level sound configuration.  Can be used to play/record audio samples
 and enable beam forming on Pixel.
 "sound beamforming " will enable/disable the feature.
 "sound record [duration]" will start recording.
 "sound play " will play the recorded audio samples.

storage_status
 Reads storage device SMART health status, vendor attributes, and error log.

storage_test_1
 Performs a short offline SMART test.

storage_test_2
 Performs an extensive readability test.

syslog
 Logs a message to syslog.

tpcontrol {status|taptoclick [on|off]|sensitivity [1-5]|set }
tpcontrol {syntp [on|off]}
 Manually adjust advanced touchpad settings.

tracepath [-n] [/port]
 Trace the path/route to a network host.

wpa_debug [] [--help] [--list_valid_level] [--reset]
 Set wpa_supplicant debugging level.

xset m [acc_mult[/acc_div] [thr]]
xset m default
 Tweak the mouse acceleration rate.

xset r rate [delay [rate]]
 Tweak autorepeat rates.  The delay is the number of milliseconds before
 autorepeat starts.  The rate is the number of repeats per second.
xset r [keycode]
 Turn autorepeat on/off.  If keycode is specified, it affects only that
 key.  If not specified, it affects global behavior.

Here is a command to find more help.
help  Display this help.

help_advanced
 Display the help for more advanced commands, mainly used for debugging.

ping [-c count] [-i interval] [-n] [-s packetsize] [-W waittime]
 Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to a network host.  If is "gw"
 then the next hop gateway for the default route is used.

ssh [optional args...]
 Starts the ssh subsystem if invoked without any arguments.
 "ssh ", "ssh ", "ssh @",
 or "ssh @ " connect without entering the subsystem.

ssh_forget_host
 Remove a host from the list of known ssh hosts.  This command displays
 a menu of known hosts and prompts for the host to forget.

top
 Run top.


Parent volunteers in the classroom

VolunteerSpot: Parent Volunteering Infographic

Thursday, August 15, 2013

How To Create A Paperless Classroom

This link will take you to a site that will show you how to distribute and collect students work over the internet using google Drive and apps. This looks like a great way to collect all your assignments and keep from them organized.

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-create-a-paperless-classroom-with-your-ipad/

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Technology Gap -- Comcast Newsmakers

Watch CoSN CEO Keith Krueger’s interview with Comcast Newsmakers (aired on CNN):

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Faronics Insight Tutorial

Faronics Insight:
Insight empowers instructors with the ability to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with an entire computer lab from one central computer.

Instructors no longer need to deal with classroom distractions like games, instant messaging, and web surfing when in a a computer lab.

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