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Welcome Back!

Posted by admin on August 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone! Welcome back to a new year with ESSB, especially to all of those new to our school board. I wish each and every one of you a wonderful year. I hope throughout the year I will get around to visit many of you face-to-face and those who I do not, connect in some [...]

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BYOD

Posted by admin on June 12, 2012 in Interesting Articles, Uncategorized

A great take on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), very funny. Also a nice little explanation behind the theory of core of our reform. Enjoy.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSXyfX8ABhA

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Smartboard Strategies

Posted by admin on May 15, 2012 in SMART, Uncategorized, Web Resources

Lisa Mosher recently attended a session on Smartboard Strategies and she has shared her notes from that session (thanks Lisa):   Appropriate/inappropriate use: Like daily 5 – i.e.: 1) one at a time (2 touching it will freeze) 2) No banging 3) Model use 4) felt pens banned 5) Clean hands Inappropriate – same thing [...]

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Blog Link to Some Great Sites

Try this blog out for size! I found it while browsing Education Beyond Borders site. The Titanic, Anatomy and Top 18 Teaching and Learning Websites are amazing. 8-most-read-articles-in-educational-technology

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Downloadable Powerpoints

Posted by admin on May 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

For those of you who use power points in you lesson delivery, you know how long it can take to develop one. Here is a site that has hundreds of free, downloadable ones available in many subject areas. http://www.worldofteaching.com

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Lesson Ideas Exchange – Adobe

Posted by admin on May 12, 2012 in Collaboration, Course Subjects, Software, Uncategorized, Web Resources

Adobe has an exchange site for teachers to share resources, projects and lesson ideas. Some really interesting suggestions, I love the pinball one.   http://edexchange.adobe.com/pages/home  

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ZIP

Posted by admin on May 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

With the number of MELS ES’s coming out electronically, sometimes they are ZIP’ed to save space. To unzip these files, many computers already have the software installed, so you simply click on the document and it will unzip it for you. If not, there are a number of free software that do it for you. [...]

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CloudOn

Posted by admin on May 1, 2012 in Newsworthy, Software, Uncategorized, Web Resources

Hi all, I know I am a little excited about the use of Cloud… but costs are a killer. I have found a free version that allows cross platform use across Mac, IPad, IPhone and PC for use in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Its pretty straight forward to use, although the navigation took a little [...]

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Google Drive

Posted by admin on April 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Google has announced the opening of its Drive server….. You can upload files and access them from anyway, giving you ability to share them with others as well.   Currently 5GB of space is avail be for free. To start follow the link: https://drive.google.com/start

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Text to Speech Software

Posted by admin on March 26, 2012 in Apple, Assistive Technology, Course Subjects, How-to, Software, Uncategorized

Hi all, As we have a number of students on IEP’s and need assistance in reading many texts, and our limited resources in hiring readers, this is one suggestion that could help….. Text to Speech software allows a user on a computer (desktop, laptop or tablet) to highlight portions of text and it will read [...]

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