Becoming a Best-Practice Organization Through Outsourcing Help Desk Services

Becoming a Best-Practice Organization Through Outsourcing Help Desk Services

Can outsourcing help desk services help you become a best-practice institution? Absolutely. Without a doubt, there are several big benefits when it comes to outsourcing your help desk services: consistent user experience, higher efficiency, and better utilization of valuable resources are just some of the many advantages. But one key benefit that often gets overlooked…
Turn CSV Files Into Heat Maps

Turn CSV Files Into Heat Maps

Heat Map Tool is a tool for easily creating heat maps or incident maps from a CSV file. To create a heat map all you need to do is upload a CSV file then specify your desired display attributes like scale, colors, and opacity. You can edit the display attributes of your map whenever you like. If…
Blackboard Trend Report: 5/25/2018

Blackboard Trend Report: 5/25/2018

Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. 3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’ Chronicle of Higher Education …The report, which covers the education…
How to Embed Your Slideshows Into Your Blog

How to Embed Your Slideshows Into Your Blog

Yesterday's post about Speaker Deck prompted a few readers to ask me about other options for embedding slideshows into blog posts. The options are different depending upon which slideshow tool you like to use. Therefore, I'm sharing methods for embedding slideshows made with the three most popular presentation tools. Google Slides Follow these steps to…
The three-step path to an accessible school website

The three-step path to an accessible school website

Website accessibility products that check the content of your website against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA) are plentiful and sometimes very detailed. Most of the website accessibility tools are similar in their process, but some are so detailed they leave you in a tailspin of confusion trying to interpret accessibility acronyms and…
How to Include a Flickr Slideshow in Google Sites

How to Include a Flickr Slideshow in Google Sites

This afternoon I spent time working with teachers to develop new websites through Google Sites. One of the things that many wanted to include was a slideshow of pictures from classroom activities and field trip activities. One way to do this is to embed a Google Slides presentation into a page. Another way is to…
An Interactive Story Building Lesson

An Interactive Story Building Lesson

Word Tamer is a site for learning the process of developing characters, settings, and plots. Word Tamer is set up as an interactive journey through a carnival of literary devices. As students move through the carnival they develop characters, develop a setting, and develop a plot for their stories. At each stop in the Word Tamer…
Speaker Deck – A Simple Way to Share Your Slides

Speaker Deck – A Simple Way to Share Your Slides

Google Slides, PowerPoint, and Keynote all have options for embedding your slideshows into a blog post or other webpage. But there are other methods for including your slideshow in a blog post or webpage. One of those options is Speaker Deck. Speaker Deck is a free service that you can use to host and share…
Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Summer is almost here and it's a great time to learn a new skill that you can bring into your classroom next fall. One of the skills that seems to be mentioned in almost every education periodical these days is programming or coding. Learning to program isn't as difficult as you might think that is.…
Nine Fun and Challenging Geography Games

Nine Fun and Challenging Geography Games

Yesterday, I shared the City-Guesser geography game. That game was just the latest in a long list of online geography games that I have tried over the years. Many have come and gone over the years but the following are still going strong. GameOn World is a multiplayer geography game developed by a high school teacher…

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