Friday, January 28, 2011

Creating a Google Account

If you are interested in all of the many features Google has to offer, you will want to start by creating a Google Account. 
Step 1: Go to  Click "Sign in" on the upper right hand corner of the screen.

 Step 2: Click "Create an account now."

Step 3: Complete the following information.  Remember to keep track of the e-mail address and password you use.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spelling City

Check out this great website for excellent spelling activities for your students.

After you create your account, you can see what lists other teachers have already created.  If someone else has already created a list you would like to use,  you can click "Import" to bring the list into your class.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Here is an example of how you might use wordle.  This particular wordle was created to represent what the president will say in his State of the Union Address.  How might you use this in your classroom?  Head to this site to create yours.  

Wordle: Obama State of the Union 2011

Diigo-Social Bookmarking on the Web

Follow these easy steps to start bookmarking and organizing your sites today.
Step 1: Watch this short video clip to learn how to start bookmarking on the web.

Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember! from diigobuzz on Vimeo.

Step 2: Create a diigo account at

Step 3: Download the toolbar.  Go to the "Tools" tab and click "Download Diigo Toolbar."

Step 4: Finally, join our LINC Elite group by clicking the "My Groups" tab and doing a search for LINC Elite.  Then each time someone adds a link, you will get an e-mail telling you to check it out.

Step 5: If you want to import your bookmarks from delicious, click here to learn how.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tech Tip-Creating a Calendar

How To Create a Calendar using Microsoft Publisher 2007
Open MS Publisher.
Start>Programs>Microsoft Office>Microsoft Office Publisher 2007.
To begin, select Calendars and follow the steps below.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Necessity pushed me to find a solution.

There was a time in my life where I was required to get my haircut every single week. During that time I was forced out of bed at 5:30, w...