Monthly Archives: March 2018

Snapchat, Facebook & Instagram Investigation

• This resource contains information and videos about Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
• Show the short video clips through the links on the slides
• Discuss the information students learned from the video or have students write/type the summary information on the slides
• Questions are included for students to analyze each company

The videos also describe how each company got started!

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM VS. SNAPCHAT

• Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat each provide a social experience on the web
• They are platforms that allow us to connect with our friends and family
• Each company looks for strategies to keep you on their platforms longer and so you will use them more often
• They even copy features used by their competitors
• Essentially, they compete over people’s time spent online
• For example, when people are using Snapchat, it means that they are potentially spending less of their time on Facebook or Instagram

MONTHLY ACTIVE USER STATISTICS
FACEBOOK – 2.13 BILLION
INSTAGRAM – 800 MILLION
SNAPCHAT – 301 MILLION

These companies compete for your time. Predict what will happen in 10 years with these companies. Some questions to consider…
• Will Facebook continue to dominate?
• Will another social network enter the market?
• Who will have more users Instagram or Snapchat?

Facebook, Snapchat & Instagram Investigation

Office 365 Lessons & Activities Bundle – NEW UPDATE

i finished a MAJOR UPDATE to this bundle this week. It has been updated with new screenshots and instructions for Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel.

OFFICE 365 LESSONS & ACTIVITIES BUNDLE

TOPICS

1. WORD (Word Processing)
2. POWERPOINT (Presentations)
3. EXCEL (Spreadsheets and Charts)
4. PUBLISHER (Desktop Publishing)
5. FORMS (Surveys and Quizzes)

#1. MICROSOFT WORD

• Microsoft Word is a software application that allows the user to perform word processing and create beautiful and engaging documents.

• This lesson includes instructions along with screen shots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create high-quality documents using Microsoft Word.

• It reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar.

• It includes activities, student exemplars and marking schemes

TOPICS
1. Font (Style, Size, Color)
2. Bulleted and Numbered Lists
3. Bold, italics, Underline
4. Align and Center Text
5. Inserting (Tables, Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, Header, Page Numbers, WordArt, Textboxes, Video)
6. Page Layout (Page Size, Margins, Orientation, Page Color)
7. References (Table of Contents, Bibliography, Endnotes and Footnotes, Citation)
8. Mailings (Labels)
9. Review (Spelling and Grammar, Thesaurus)
10. View (Zoom, Print and Web Layout)
11. Microsoft Word Activities (Instructions, Marking Scheme, Student Exemplars)

ACTIVITIES

1. Creating a dinosaur using shapes in Word
2. Using Picture Tools to add and move images
3. Creating a Resume
4. Using WordArt
5. Creating and Formatting a Table
6. Setting Up a Page

#2. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

• PowerPoint is a presentation software program
• Create screens that effectively incorporate colorful text, images, tables and graphs
• Animate text and illustrations and set-up transitions between slides

This lesson includes instructions along with screenshots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create beautiful presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. It also reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar. This resource also contains activities that students will create using PowerPoint along with student exemplars of some of the activities.

TOPICS
1. Format Text (font color/style, underline, italics, bold, bulleted lists, align text)
2. Changing Slide Layouts
3. Creating New Slides
4. Inserting Shapes, Text Boxes, Tables, WordArt, Pictures
5. Arranging Shapes
6. Constructing SmartArt and Charts
7. Design (Slide Layout)
8. Slide Backgrounds
9. Transitions and Custom Animation
10. Slide Show (Setting up the show)
11. Review and Viewing the Presentation

ACTIVITIES

This resource contains 7 PowerPoint presentation activities

1. Snack Treat
2. Wacky Product
3. Tech Gadget
4. Comparing 2 Smartphones
5. Tech Sharing
6. Performing a Task
7. Tell Us About The First One Developed

Students are encouraged to use their imaginations to sell a unique item, research technology devices and share new information. They are guided through the process of putting these shows together.

These presentations include…

• Topic information for each slide
• Presentation Tips
• Marking schemes
• Student Exemplars

#3. MICROSOFT EXCEL

• Microsoft Excel is software that lets you create tables, and calculate and analyze data.
• This type of software is called spreadsheet software.
• Excel lets you create tables that automatically calculate the totals of numerical values you input, print out tables in neat layouts, and create simple graphs.

EXCEL TOPICS

1. Investigating the MENU (File, Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, View, Help)
2. Rows, Columns and Cells
3. Types of Charts
4. Chart Components
5. Highlighting Data
6. Creating Charts
7. Format Chart Area
8. Chart Tools – Design (Adding Elements, Quick Layout, Changing Colors, Switch Column/Row, Select Data, Change Chart Type)
9. Chart Styles
10. Axis Titles
11. Data Labels
12. Legend

EXCEL ACTIVITIES

1. Creating Bar, Line and Pie Charts
2. Bike Sales Activity
3. AutoSum Activity
4. NFL Spreadsheet
5. Halloween Activity
6. Thanksgiving Activity

• This lesson contains information about spreadsheets, activities and marking schemes.

#4. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application

• Create a variety of business documents including brochures, newsletters, postcards and business cards
• Deliver high-quality results without having graphic design experience
• Prebuilt building blocks of content and professional-looking effects for text, shapes and pictures

LESSON TOPICS

1. Font (Bold, Underline, italics, Color, Size, Style)
2. Shapes (Insert, Re-order, Fill, Outline, Transparency)
3. Pictures (Insert Online Pictures, Format Picture Style, Crop, Recolor, Brightness and Contrast)
4. Text Box (Insert, Format)
5. Borders and Accents
6. Calendar and Page Parts
7. Table (Rows, Columns, Color Scheme, Line Width and Color)
8. Page Design (Background Color, Built-in Color Schemes, Margins, Page Orientation, Page Size)
9. Mailings (Mail Merge)
10. Review (Check Spelling, Thesaurus)
11. View (Zoom into and out of Document)

Publisher is different than Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition. This lesson reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar. It includes instructions along with screenshots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create high-quality documents using Microsoft Publisher.

PUBLISHER ACTIVITIES

1. Brochure (2 Different Projects)
2. Business Cards
3. Events Poster
4. Cereal Box

You will also receive a lesson plan with this resource (PDF and editable PowerPoint copy)

#5. MICROSOFT FORMS

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Forms!
• Create surveys, quizzes, and polls
• Easily see results as they come in
• Invite others to respond to your Form or Quiz using any web browser, even on mobile devices
• As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses
• Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

This guide utilizes screenshots and step-by-step instructions to show you how to use the new Microsoft Forms!

Google Drive Icons (Add-on For Docs and Slides)

• Insert Icons in Google Slides and Google Docs!
• Browse 1800+ free icons from Font Awesome & Google Material Design directly in Google Slides
• You can choose any color you want and the icons are imported in your Slides
• A very simple way to choose the perfect icons to illustrate your presentation
• Once you selected an icon and added it in your slide, right-click and select “Format options” to drop a shadow, add a reflection and much more

TeachwithTech Updated Products!

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ClassDojo Build Classroom Communities Guide

CLASSDOJO.COM

• The simple way to build an amazing classroom community
• Used in 90% K-8 schools in US | Always free for teachers
• ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities
• Students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios
• Get parents engaged by sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments
• Instantly share photos, videos, and announcements on Class Story, or privately message with any parent
• Any classroom, any device – 100% free

UPDATE: This guide has been completely redesigned in 2018 to show you the current ClassDojo dashboard and features! It includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions and screenshots to show you how to use ClassDojo.

TOPICS

1. Sign-up / Log-in
2. ClassDojo Dashboard
3. Adding Photos
4. Setting Up a Class
5. Load Students or Importing Class Lists (Word & Excel)
6. Inviting Students & Parents
7. Take Home Printable Invites
8. Dashboard 3 Main Tabs (Classroom, Stories & Messages)
9. Account Settings
10. Class Story Cards
11. Communicating with Parents & Private Messages
12. Share What’s Happening in Your Class
13. Reports
14. Notifications

CLASSDOJO GUIDE

St. Patrick’s Day Pictures using Shapes in Google Drive

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun and Four Leaf Clover using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

St. Patrick’s Day Google Drawings Activity

WeVideo Create Videos How-To Guide

• WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across any device.
• Drag and drop your videos, trim and choose from pre-made themes to set a unique style.
• Online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies
• Add video, images, text and transitions with ease

This guide contains screenshots and instruction bubbles to teach students how to use WeVideo to make amazing videos. It gives some suggestions for video topics but the main purpose of this resource is to help teachers and students use WeVideo.

www.wevideo.com

TOPICS
1. Accessing WeVideo
2. Import Images/Video
3. Drag Images/Video into Storyboard
4. Edit Video
5. Change Theme
6. Add Music
7. Apply Graphics
8. Publish Video
9. Video Topic Ideas

WeVideo Guide

Updates to Google Drive Lessons & Activities Bundle!

This week I redesigned the Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheets) and Slides (presentations) lessons in this bundle. New screenshots and step-by-step instructions were added for each program. If you have already purchased it, you can download the free updates under your “my purchases” tab. This bundle also contains instructions and activities for Forms (quizzes and surveys), Drawings (desktop publishing/pictures) and Drive Add-ons. Here is a link to the resource…

Google Drive Lessons & Activities Bundle