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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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