Thursday, January 31, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - Jan. 31, 2013

This week's tech tip comes from Scholastic. Scholastic offers tons of resources for teachers and students for all grade levels. You can download printable materials, find lesson plans, find a book, and much more.

Check out scholastic's resources by clicking this link:


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - Jan. 22, 2013

This week's tip has to do with email. I know it has been discussed before. I just wanted to give a few more tips.

I have been getting lots of invites to join SkillPages as well as other folks across the ESU system. I believe this to be somewhat legitimate, but if you do not want to join, then please just delete the email. As I've read about Skillpages, it occurs that it automatically takes and populates emails for the person who joined. 

So, if I choose to join SkillPages, it will take and populate an invite to all my contacts. Here is a short description of how SkillPages works - something I found while reading about SkillPages.

SkillPages Invitation Emails
4th December 2012

The ICT Department has become aware of a number of unsolicited messages inviting colleagues to join the SkillPages network, similar to the example below:

The ICT Department has blocked delivery of these messages to University e-mail accounts, but messages may still be delivered to private e-mail accounts. A side effect of accepting the invitation is each of the contacts in your address book will subsequently receive a similar invitation purporting to have been sent by you. This is not an illegal act, as by initially accepting the invitation you are consenting to your contacts being used in this way. Should you receive such a message, our advice would be not to respond and  to delete the message.


So, as the saying goes, if you suspect something inaccurate, then please delete the email. If you suspect that your account has been compromised, then please change your password. Your accounts (email, social networks, etc) are only as good as your usernames and passwords. Your passwords should contain uppercase and lowercase letters as well as special symbols, if allowed.

Until next week,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekly Tech Tip - Jan. 14, 2013

Happy New Year to you all!

This week's tech tip comes from a magazine that I frequently receive. Tech and Learning ( recently published the "Top 100 sites of 2012." So, take some time to sift through this site as you think about incorporating technology into your curriculum.

When you click the link, you will get an advertisement from the magazine, it will send you to the page in a few seconds or you can click the link to "Continue to Page."

As always if you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks and wishing you all a wonderful 2013,