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9X9X25 Quotes on Fancy Photos Guide

This is a bonus 9x9x25 post in a guide to making a Faux Inspirational Quotes. Step 1. Go to the syndicated post feed and read a bunch of entries. When you read one that resonates with you, scan it again for a quote that is enticing; it doesn’t have to be the conclusion or the main point. I look for something that meaningful that can both stand alone and invite a viewer to seek out more. This is one part […]

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Blogging with speech-to-text software

Assistive technology is one way that students with disabilities can mitigate their challenges in an education system. Often what is used as assistive technology was not created specifically for students with disabilities. Speech-to-text technology was originally created as a productivity tool commonly used by executives, lawyers, doctors, etc. The most common commercial product is Dragon Naturally Speaking. Dragon can also be used by people who have low vision or who are blind. As voice recognition software improves, new applications are […]

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WordPress Permalink: Domain Camp Week 6

I am wandering back to the camp fire to check out the last two weeks of Domain Camp. I had originally set my permalink to be just the name of the post but I thought I would try adding the year and the month as well. My concern is that I already have a really long URL with the subdomain of largecoffeefourcreams and my domain of procaffination.ca. So adding the dates may be too much. I don’t know what the […]

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Taking a deep dive – Experimenter

For my Experimenter deep dive, I played with Playposit and found a YouTube video on using Twitter to build a PLN that was copyrighted as Creative Commons. I found an interesting video by Dr. Ashley Cross called Twitter for Educators. I added a few questions, reflective pause and links to web content that I thought would be appropriate. Here is the result: https://www.playposit.com/share/1231910/800404/New-Bulb-2018-05-28-233413-2-2  

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Office 365 Planner for Groups

Asking for a Friend Series – Episode 1: How can I set up and use a Planner group in Office 365. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash This is a collection of training resources “for a friend” Lynda.com – use your institutional log-in to access Start here: Microsoft Planner Essential Training – Beginner by David Rivers Learning Office 365 Groups – Intermediate by David Rivers Team Collaboration in Office 365 – Beginner by Nick Brazzi Support.office.com – Microsoft Office Support Start here: MS […]

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The Internet is for Cats

Finally, a real opportunity to add more cats to the internet! In the Curator module, the Consider This activity asks me to used different search opportunities to find a picture. I am going to use two methods using four sites. Method 1: Collections of Free to Use Photos The first method involves using collections of usable free pictures. Here is what I found using the terms cats and cuddling on Unsplash. Out of 59 pictures I scrolled through to find […]

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!

As I am growing my PLN on Twitter, I am breaking a known social convention. Just because you follow me, I am not following you back. In order to get my follow-back, you must have something worthwhile to offer me, unless you are a cat. Cats always get follow-backs. I need there to be a reason to follow you (or your organization). You have to fit into one of my LISTS on twitter, you need to belong to a ‘hood! […]

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How I gave up my title as the Queen of Open Tabs!

I start out each browsing session with good intentions, and about a half hour later, I have at least 20 tabs open. I get confused trying to figure out where I was, what I am done with, and where I wanted to go next. It is a small thing but until I learned a way to gain control of my tabs, I didn’t know how much time I was actually wasting messing with my open tabs. Peering over my shoulder […]

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