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Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks: Taking Screenshots. Taking screenshots Taking a screenshot in Mac OS X There may be times when you want to explain or show something that's happening on your computer screen or mobile device. Knowing how to take a screenshot—or a picture of the screen—can be handy in a variety of ways, like: When you'd like to capture an error message to show tech supportIf you're on the phone with someone who needs help finding something on his or her computer, you can send a screenshot of your computer to show that person what to look forIf you'd like to save the confirmation number of a purchase rather than printing it or writing it down Screenshots are captured by using keyboard shortcuts or a screenshot application.

There are a few screenshot options available, depending on how much of the screen you want to capture. You can choose to take a screenshot of the entire screen, the active window, or part of the screen. If you need to review how to perform shortcuts with your keyboard, go to our Keyboard Shortcuts lesson. Magazine Cover: Be a superstar! How To Remove Ambient Noise From Your Audio Files Using Audacity.

Audacity is a free program available for Mac, Windows and Linux, so most people should be able to download this and use it to clean up their recordings. Today we’ll take you through a few simple steps you can use on all recordings to remove background noise from audio. Install Audacity When you’ve downloaded Audacity, you’ll notice that it’s able to be used to import or record music and vocal tracks and can be used to mix tracks together for other purposes.

This makes it very useful to musicians and podcasters alike, whether you are an amateur or a professional. It’s very easy to isolate sections of each individual track and use the editing features to remove the ambient noise in the background. Import Or Record Audio Either import the audio file you wish to clean up, or use Audacity as the recording tool. Isolate A Quiet Moment After importing, you’ll see the tracks of the audio file as separate lines in Audacity. Step 1 – Get Noise Profile This opens up a dialogue to remove the noise. TechHandout-SFrantz. Introduction to Slide Design: 7 Rules for Creating Effective Slides. (8) Academia.edu - Share research. Paperless Post - Online Invitations and Stationery. Imgur: the simple image sharer. Blogging. Series Of Good Dan Pink Videos To Use With Students.

I’ve written a lot about Daniel Pink’s writings on motivation over the years. Thanks to Pam Moran, I recently discovered a series of short videos Dan did for the Patterson Foundation that would be good to use with students. Actually, Dan did one interview with the Foundation, and they elegantly turned them into bite-size ones that I think are perfect for the classroom. Some could just be shown to provoke a student response and discussion and others, like his One Sentence Project, presents specific next steps: Here’s the one on The One Sentence Project, and here are also links that give more information on it: What’s your sentence? : The video What’s your sentence? This next video isn’t part of the same series, but it is Dan’s official “introduction” to the One Sentence Project, so I thought I’d add it: Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

Here’s a great classroom example: Here’s another example: Finally, here’s the entire video before it was cut into the above clips: Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media. The Internet map. Download. Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music. For Web. Smarthistory. Educational Technology. Essay-Grading Software, as Teacher’s Aide - Digital Domain. Now, unexpectedly, the desire to make the grading of tests less labor-intensive may be moving my dream closer to reality.

The standardized tests administered by the states at the end of the school year typically have an essay-writing component, requiring the hiring of humans to grade them one by one. This spring, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation sponsored a competition to see how well algorithms submitted by professional data scientists and amateur statistics wizards could predict the scores assigned by human graders. The winners were announced last month — and the predictive algorithms were eerily accurate. The competition was hosted by Kaggle, a Web site that runs predictive-modeling contests for client organizations — thus giving them the benefit of a global crowd of data scientists working on their behalf. The site says it “has never failed to outperform a pre-existing accuracy benchmark, and to do so resoundingly.”

Kaggle’s tagline is “We’re making data science a sport.” Emerging Technology. Video Tools. Skip to main content Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now and do "back to school" in style. guest Join | Help | Sign In cooltoolsforschools Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Home Presentation Tools Collaborative Tools Research Tools Video Tools Slideshow Tools Audio Tools Image Tools Drawing Tools Writing Tools Music Tools Organising Tools Converting Tools Mapping Tools Quiz and Poll Tools Graphing Tools Creativity Tools Widgets File Storage & Web Pages Other Helpful Sites Creative Commons Teacher Resources Apps for Mobile Devices (NEW - Under Construction) Tools index for this site A-Z email Lenva <a href=" Live Blog Stats</a> Actions Help · About · Blog · Pricing · Privacy · Terms · Support · Upgrade Contributions to are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Non-Commercial 3.0 License.

Portions not contributed by visitors are Copyright 2015 Tangient LLCTES: The largest network of teachers in the world Loading... Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System. SendHub - Easy Management of Group Text Messages. Settings Every Blogger User Should Know. This is a post I had simmering in the back of my mind for a while until this morning when someone asked how I was able to publish posts so quickly. The truth is that while sometimes I do write a bunch of posts in quick succession, I often use the scheduling tool in Blogger to publish posts. I use the scheduling tool when I know I will be away from my computer or think that I won't have time to write on a particular day. For example, this coming weekend I'll be home but I have a lot of things to do that will keep me from writing new blog posts so I've already written and scheduled posts that will appear live on Sunday.

Click on the images below to view them in full size and see the details contained within them. How to schedule posts: In the new Blogger interface. In the old Blogger interface. How to prevent publishing your email address in RSS feeds: I often see Blogger users publishing their email addresses in RSS feeds. In the new Blogger interface. How to back-up your Blogger blog. How to Create Self-Graded Quizzes in Google Docs. In my free ebook Google for Teachers I included directions for creating and publishing a quiz using Google Documents forms. Recently, Dr. Mark Wagner published a blog post that includes directions for creating formulas that will result in quizzes created in Google Docs forms being self-graded. His post includes a video screencast and slides. I've embedded the video below. Applications for Education Grading quizzes can be a tedious task if you have many students on your roster.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you: 5 Tools to Create and Administer Quizzes Online47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the ClassroomGoogle for Teachers II - Free Ebook. Open Educational Resources OERs.