Thursday, December 4, 2014

Open Gmail Attachments as Editable Files in Google Drive

With just a single click, you can turn your Gmail attachments into editable Google Apps files.  This works for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files!  Check out the screenshot below.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Connecting Wirelessly to York Projectors

Missing the VGA cord to connect to a projector?  Or would you like your computer to be mobile while presenting?  Watch the short video below to learn how to connect wirelessly to projectors at York.

Please keep in mind that not all of the projectors have this capability.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Are You Making it Sizzle with Learning and Technology?

Are You "Making it Sizzle" with Learning and Technology?  If so, we want to know about it and celebrate the amazing things you are doing with your students!   We'd also like to share these learning experiences with the community!

Let us take the reins in capturing and sharing the important work that you are doing with students. We are looking for opportunities to visit classrooms and take pictures and/or video, as well as collect examples supporting the need for more student access to technology.  Please email either of us if you have something exciting to share!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Two-Minute Tech Tip: Create Quick Gmail Groups with Teacher Dashboard

Create contact groups for each of your classes using Teacher Dashboard and Gmail in under just two minutes!  No more manually entering each student contact into Gmail.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Disabling Safety Mode in YouTube

Have you seen this error lately?

YouTube has recently enabled an option to browse in "safety mode", which was designed to help prevent users from stumbling across inappropriate content.  Occasionally, educational content gets flagged as inappropriate.

If this happens to you or your students, scroll to the bottom of YouTube and turn safety mode off.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Google Sites is OPEN!

We have an exciting announcement to make; Google Sites is now open to York Students!  This means your students can create their own websites for school use.  They do have the ability to publish their sites to the public, as well as keep them within  If/when you are planning to use Google Sites with your students, this would be a good time to address the appropriate uses of technology and their digital footprints.

Information on the seven internet safety strands from the State of Illinois can be found here.  A nice collection of digital citizenship resources curated by "Cybraryman" can be found here.

If you are interested in training on Google Sites, please let us know!  Google Sites is a great tool for ePortfolios and Teacher Websites!