Friday, February 20, 2009

Create your own iGoogle Theme and/or Gadget

For all the iGoogle lovers out there, make sure to try the new feature of creating your own theme and gadget. The customized gadget is a great add to your students' classroom iGoogle tab. Just create your customized gadget and then share it with your students!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Great Opportunity for Educators!

If your students are using or plan on using My Profolio please see the scholarship below for the 2009 NECC (National Educational Computing Conference)in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

How to remove the Navbar on your Blog

I am very happy to say that I have received numerous emails in regards to my Google Apps presentation at the 2009 eTech Ohio Educational Tech. Conf. (see Google Pres. below the video) I've had quite a few email me about disabling the NavBar. Below is a great YouTube video that will walk you through how to disable the NavBar Search. Not that we don't love this feature, but from experience, I know this discourages plenty of teachers and educators from creating classroom blogs. I also included below the written instructions for those of us that aren't visual learners :)
*note, once you disable the bar you will need to go to to sign into your dashboard for editing. *
Please comment back if you have ANY questions. Have fun!

1. Open your Blogger dashboard.
2. Go to your blog’s Layout settings > Edit HTML
3. Look for:
/* Variable definitions
4. And above that add:
#navbar-iframe { display: none !important; }
5. Make sure to save your settings and open your blog now. The navigation bar will be gone.
6. To show that this works, take a look at the top of my blog, no search bar :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photoshop Elements

Once again posting from the 2009 eTech Educational Technology Conference. I'm just getting ready to present Fun Effects with Adobe Photoshop Elements in the BYOT C Lab. For all the conference attendees reading this, please stop by and learn how to digitally edit your favorite photos! I hope to see you there!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello eTech Conference Participants!

Hopefully you are reading this post from the 2009 eTech Ohio Educational Technology Conference! If you are not, please make sure to check out my wiki site for my conference presentations and materials. If you are one of the lucky ones to be at the conference, please feel free to leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought of my presentation(s)!

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