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Does your school cultivate a “culture of thinking?” That is, a culture where educators make their thinking visible to each other and students? We often expect our children to just “know how to think,” but in our role as educators, we must make our own thinking processes transparent. Yet doing that only with our students, if at all, may not provide us with enough practice.
This problem of getting educators to slow down, make note of how and why they are thinking, and then share that with others in a way that’s understandable can be solved simply with more practice. Solutions like Google Hangouts, Microsoft Skype, Blab.im, Appear.in, and Voxer chats all present opportunities for us to trot out our thinking in front of others and see what happens. Let’s look at Google Hangouts for Educators as one example of a technology that can help make our thinking visible.
Overview: This blog entry shares my first attempts to use a Chromecast HDMI dongle to stream non-supported Chrome browser video formats (MKV, AVI) using Chrome add-ons, as well as shares 3 tips. The 3 tips include: 1) Dealing with Non-HDMI television; 2) Chromecast Unfriendly Networks; 3) Streaming from Mobile Devices.
Question: I have some digital video files in MP4, AVI, MKV formats on my computer in my upstairs office. I want to watch them on my HDMI capable television without hooking the computer up directly to my television using my home wireless network and a Chromecast--which I bought this holiday. How do I do that?Response: As I considered this question, I realized that I'd done practically no research on this prior to purchasi…
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"What's Office 365?" asked a second grade teacher last week at a casual meeting. "My district is moving from what we have now to that." The transition, of course, was from MS Exchange and web-based email to Office 365. For the school district, moving to Office 365 will result in much greater efficiency and functionality than they have ever enjoyed. But that means this large urban school district has a lot of professional learning to engage in. Note: This blog entry originally published by TCEA TechNotes Blog the week of 07/4/2016. Be sure to follow the TCEA TechNotes Blog for updates and great resources! Also, note that you can sign up for free professional learning sessions!If you are a teacher in a district that is launching Office 365 in August, you have some time to get ready. Take these ten steps (five in this blog entry, five more in the sequel) to ensure you are successful in supporting blended learning opportunities that the new federal Every Student Suc…