Monthly Archives: June 2016

GoogleFonts

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  • GoogleFonts offer a large directory of open source designer web fonts that you can integrate into any design project seamlessly

  • Filter fonts by families, weights and scripts

  • Their series of collections helps you discover new fonts that have been organized by a team of designers and collaborators

  • Access code to add fonts to a Website or add GoogleFonts to a WordPress blog

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Examples of several Google Font styles I just installed on my WordPress Blog…

HI Font – Aclonia

H2 Font – HOLTWOOD

H3 Font – Walter Turncoat

H4 Font – CRUSHED

H5 – Sigmar One
H6 – Slackey

Paragraph – Bowlby One

Turnitin.com – Checking for Plagiarism and Copied Work

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  • I have overheard students in my computer lab, asking their classmates for permission to copy their work so that they can hand-in the same assignment
  • This is a serious academic offence but many students participate in this activity and they don’t seem to consider that they are being very dishonest
  • At my school when students are caught, both the student that shared the work and the student who copied the work will receive a zero on the assignment
  • If this happens multiple times, there are more serious consequences such as suspension from school
  • My goal, at the beginning of the 2016/17 school year, is to get teachers to notify their classes that copying work is not tolerated and teachers will be checking for plagiarism using Turnitin.com through D2L (Desire to Learn) software
  • Your school board may not be using D2L but everyone has access to Turnitin.com to check for plagiarism and copying

Enabling the OriginalityCheck through D2L…

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Turnitin.com

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Turnitin.com also lists the website(s) where work was plagiarized

Office 2013 vs. Office 2016

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I had a chance yesterday to sit down with 2 computers in front of me and compare the ribbons (toolbar) in Office 2013 with the new Office 2016.  While Excel had a few changes, I was happy to discover that not much has changed with the layout of the ribbons in Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.  I like and was comfortable with the 2013 ribbons so I was glad that they had not changed dramatically.  I would estimate that 95% is the same.  In some cases a feature is in the same location but the button appears slightly different.

The main changes to Office involve the ability to create and edit documents and presentations with other people and the ability to access your documents, on the go, across all your devices.

Here is a link that describes some of the changes…

See What’s New in the Office 2016 Apps