Have you moved on to Windows 8 or 8.1? You may not have had a choice, especially if you’ve bought a new PC. Although the new Windows has some advantages it has befuddled many users who are used to Windows 7.
This video from Tekzilla, although aimed at “power users,” provides tips that ANYONE can use easily and immediately to make Windows 8 behave a lot more like Windows 7. I’ve implemented all of them and it took less than five minutes!!!
I hope these tips help you better navigate around your new operating system!
And if you’d like to learn more about Windows 8 take a look at this video:
Every once in a while I check on some of my more popular posts to make sure they’re still up and running well. Unfortunately, every once in a while wasn’t enough as I found that some of my posts were broken to say the least. Although I have not gone through them all yet, I have fixed the more popular ones! It took awhile but at least they’re fixed. I apologize for the oversight and hope you’ll enjoy navigating around Tech the Plunge again! Thank you for your patience!!!!
My two most popular posts are definitely back up and running:
Concluding her three-part series about supporting preservice ELA teachers with videos, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole lists the professional websites that are her go-to resources on word generation, explicit instruction, graphic organizers and text difficulty.
Guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole, a reading and literacy methods instructor, presents her experiences with video in effectively training preservice teachers how to instruct students in the critical skill of close reading.
Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin looks at the classroom management strategy of correcting student misbehavior by offering choices, and asks us to consider the difference between controlled outcomes and real choices.
Getty Images just started offering stock images for free embedding. Teachers and students alike know how difficult it can be to find the right image and then have to worry about usage rights. Here’s an example below of a free image from Getty.
Getty makes it very easy to embed their stock images. But first you have to find them. If you go straight to the Getty site it is a bit difficult to find which ones are free to use. So instead of figuring it out just go here or here.
Once you find the the perfect photo, hover your mouse over the photo and you will see and embed option.
A popup with the embed code will now appear:
Copy the embed code and the paste it into your blog. That’s all there is to it.
Hopefully this new library of free stock photos will make your blogging a little more fun! Enjoy!!!
Guest blogger Sarah Wike Loyola explains how learning another language is different from learning about that language, describes ACTFL's current guidelines, and offers five steps for planning your next world language unit.