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Tech Tip #62: Email from Word (Or PowerPoint or Excel)

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I was helping one of the faculty at my school. She couldn’t print a … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #57: How to Create a Chart Really Fast

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: What’s the easiest way to introduce 3rd graders to Excel charts? A: Before making … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #37: My MS Word Toolbar Disappeared

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q:  My tools for formatting disappeared from the top of my MS Word (2003). Where’d … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #35: My Program Closed Down

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I was working on my program (writing in Word or making a slideshow in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fourth Grade Technology–32 Lessons

The author often lists free versions of software if the user doesn’t have the suggested version, or you can contact them for ideas. And, they thought ahead to putting the entire workbook in a three ring binder, making it easy to remove reproducibles for copying without ruining the book. Continue reading

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Tech Tip #57: How to Create a Chart Really Fast

Q: What’s the easiest way to introduce 3rd graders to Excel charts?

A: Before making charts, try this easy and fun intro to Excel columns, rows and tools (Click the link; scroll down to Dec. 9th 2010, to creating a gingerbread house in Excel). Continue reading

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FREE Lesson Plans for K-8 Technology

free lesson plans that integrate technology into science, math, language arts, spelling, writing and more Continue reading

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Where Would You Like to Go Today?

K-8 projects organized by software–MS Office, Google Earth, Photoshop, keyboarding, Web 2.0 and more Continue reading

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#71: Beginning Graphs in MS Excel

Use a template with the topics at the bottom as pictures and numbers along the side. Students use the paint bucket to fill in cells to the right number/level. Great introduction to Excel and collaboration with classroom exploration of math concepts Continue reading