Skip to main content

12 Days of #EdTech-Mas: Top 10 for PLNs



http://www.techlearning.com/resources/0003/top-10-for-plns/70824

What is a PLN? A PLN is a professional learning network, usually online where a person can go for help, tips, and advice in his or her professional field.

For example, Mr. B Ed Tech (www.mrbwebsite.com) is my PLN where I go to get help, tips, advice, and contribute my experience for other technology and education professionals.

Out of my experience, my favorite tool by far has been Twitter. For those that I know personally or face-to-face, I use facebook, but I also have a Mr. B Ed Tech group on there as well. Pinterest is a great place for teacher resources, but I have not found it helpful to me personally. I do post some things on there, but I rarely find anything on there.

The most helpful to me has been email list-serv(s). This is my first stop for tech issues that puzzle me. I usually post a question and within minutes someone posts back with the solution or a "me too" comment. Those "me too" comments are sometimes a life saver as it lets me know the problem is not just localized to my environment.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Microsoft Office: 40 of the Best Add-ins for PowerPoint

Check out these Add-ins for PowerPointhttp://www.powerusersoftwares.com/#!40-of-the-best-addins-plugins-and-apps-for-Microsoft-PowerPoint-free-or-not/biauv/56b62cf80cf26832893d6eb2

Now with the updated link.
Add-ins, similar to Google's Apps for Education Add-ons, add more features to Microsoft Office products. These are usually developed by other parties rather than by Microsoft.

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Teachers Need!

Google sheets is a very powerful, although a bit basic when compared with the industry standard Microsoft Excel. Google Sheets Add-ons add some of the advanced features of other spreadsheet programs into Sheets. These add-ons have allowed me to completely move away from Excel for all data entry.

We ...selected for you the 8 most popular applications there. Using these add-ons will enable you to:
Create graphs and forms and write complex math in your sheetsCreate and modify a planning schedule for project management in a spreadsheet; easily scaffold, manage and assess students projects in Google Drive...see the article below for more
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/07/8-google-sheets-add-ons-every-teacher.html


Making a Silhouette in Microsoft Word

I had a teacher ask me about how to make a Silhouette without using something like Photoshop. There are some photo editing tools online that could accomplish this for a fee. However, if you already have Microsoft Word, this may be a quick and easy way for you.

My Instructions:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9k-XXnD1w3mSUw3NnV0Qmh6dUE/view?usp=sharing

Another Source/Method:
http://riverdaletechcamp.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/8/5/53855483/how_to_make_a_silhouette_in_microsoft_word.pdf