Wednesday, November 21, 2012

And the Answer Is!


Higher Order Thinking (HOT) is something we all want to offer in our lessons. The Jeopardy Labs is a great tool to differentiate but yet offer HOTS to all students. When doing a research project most students just play the role of a hunter gatherer. Once they have gathered all the information needed they then just plop their findings into a presentation. Yes Jeopardy Labs is a presentation tool but it brings the students thinking to a higher level.The students are required to take the information and place it into a question format in their own words. It takes a higher level thinking to take facts and make questions out of them. The higher the student the higher the questions.

No account is required but a password is required to protect your template. By having a password you can go back and edit at any time.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How to find that 'lost' email in Google Mail

Have you ever known you have an email somewhere in your email account but have had a hard time finding it? Let me show you how you can easily search in your MJSD Google Mail.

You can search in your
  • Inbox
  • Starred Mail
  • Sent Mail
  • Drafts
  • Chats
  • Spam
  • Trash
  • Folders
  • All Mail
You can search by:
  • who the mail was from
  • who the mail was to
  • email subject
  • has the words ____ 
  • doesn't have _____
  • date (1 day - 1 year back)
Check out this video to see how to run a search.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The New Overdrive is ebooks and audiobooks

Our Overdrive website has been updated!  Overdrive is the site where students and staff can check out eBooks and audiobooks free of charge from the Menasha Joint School District.  The site has just gone through some major renovations, and so I thought I would give a refresher on how to access Overdrive.  There are more changes coming very soon.  The one I am very excited about is being able to have instant access to eBooks and audiobooks without any sort of download.  You will need a library card number to access Overdrive.  Students use their student id number, and staff use their library number which they can get from any of the library paraprofessionals in the district.