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The Latest Technology News 
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3. Single-Tasking Is the New MultitaskingA technology satire video is that eerily true. 

From the Being Digital section.

4. Taking Selfies Too Far? Is the photo the ultimate goal? 

From the Being Digital section.

Yolanda-One Year Later by Sarina

Haiku Deck Demo

The Sturgeon – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

A simple and elegant presentation tool. Best of all, it has great Creative Commons photos!

iPad Resources Gold MIne


Google Earth Tour Builder

Really excited about this! Uses Google Earth, pictures, video, and text to create a presentation.  Very user friendly!

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Working on a demo to describe my teaching career.

Qanuippit? Select and Speak


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I stopped by a few of the MS Modern Language classes to get an opinion on a text-to-speech app called Select and Speak.​ It is a simple extension for the Chrome Browser.  Once installed, the user highlights text and the computer will speak the words. It is doubly cool as the program will determine what the language is first and then speak with an accent that a few of you say is adequate/excellent.

 I think is would be cool for students to hear what they are reading online.

To install:
A. 1. Go to Chrome Web Store   2. Search for “Select and Speak” 3. Install
Icon will appear as a small icon with the icons at the end of your are address bar.​

B. Ask Sturgeon or Chadwick to stop by and demonstrate.
Is “How are you?” In Inuktitut, on of the languages of the Canadian Arctic where I first taught.



Youtube Suggested Videos Workaround

By default, Youtube suggests videos to viewers once a video has completed. It shows up in checkerboard form at the end of the video.

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Depending on what the previous viewers of the video have also watched, there may be videos suggested that may not be appropriate.

There is a way to prevent suggested videos from appearing at the end on a video in you blog.

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Now when the video plays, suggested videos will not appear at the conclusion of the video.

Here is a great song that demonstrates the change.

ePortfolio Soft Launch

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Student ePortfolios are now available to all students via Google Apps under Sites. Students can fill out class and personal information, embed teacher websites, and most importantly display and share some of their best pieces of school form throughout the school year.


A sample of Powtoon used on the Grade 5 website.






Google Apps Video Creation via WeVideo

A sample of student work form Mrs. Vergel‘s Grade 6 Science class. Video produced online with WeVideo connected via Google Apps.


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