Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Learning 4 All Virtual Conference for Educators

The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University would like to invite everyone to attend the Learning 4 All virtual conference for educators.  The Learning 4 All conference will be held February 9 and 10.  It will contain virtual sessions featuring innovative educators sharing best practices designed specifically for educators, coaches and school leaders.  We are also pleased to announce our keynote speakers; Liz Kholb (https://tinyurl.com/wjkfux2) and Darren Hudgins (https://tinyurl.com/srrhop2). 

Kick off another amazing year of learning, networking and collaborating with Learning 4 All.  To learn more and register please visit our website: LEARN 4 ALL (https://tinyurl.com/ts9bynh). 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Trinity3 Technology: Getting Started with Google for Education

Trinity3 Technology is partnering with Google to provide free training videos delivered to your inbox each week to get you started using G Suite for Education. G Suite for Education is a suite of tools designed to empower educators and students as they learn and innovate together.

Registration includes:
  • 8-week email series
  • Delivered to your inbox every Tuesday
  • Video-based tutorials on Drive, Docs, Classroom, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Gmail
  • Each lesson takes less than 15 minutes to complete

If you are interested in this learning opportunity please register at:

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Plagiarism Checker

I have been working with a student that attends classes at a local university. His teacher consultant, a colleague and friend of mine, was doing some research on free plagiarism checkers to use with her students when she discovered Free Online Plagiarism Checker Tool by Publi6 (https://freeplagiarismchecker.pro/en).

Students can use plagiarism detection software to check completed class work, essays or research assignments. Students can face penalties for plagiarism, including failing an assignment, being put on academic probation, or even face expulsion at some colleges and universities.  Students should be aware that even unintentional plagiarism can be viewed as plagiarism and may be dealt with accordingly. 

If you have students working on writing assignments or research projects, make sure they check for plagiarism before they turn it in for grading.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Be My Eyes

Lend you eyes to blind person with Be My Eyes.
Be My Eyes is an app that lets you lend your sight to individuals who are blind or have low vision, through a live video connection. Be My Eyes is a global network of volunteers that connects blind and low vision individuals with sighted volunteers who can assist them with a variety of tasks.
Blind and low vision users can request help directly from his/her phone. The app is available for Android (https://tinyurl.com/uh8pebd) and iOS (https://tinyurl.com/tcchgez). Using the app a live audio-video connection is established with the first volunteer that accepts the request. Through the camera on the phone the blind of low vision user shows and item or subject and the sighted volunteer can provide a visual description.
Be My Eyes offers assistance in over 180 languages, from any location, 24 hours a day. Be My Eyes can be used for "simple tasks, like checking expiry dates, to more complicated situations, like navigation or finding a lost item".

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Office Lens

Microsoft has another new tool I would like to share this week, Office Lens.
According to the website "Office Lens is the new camera built into OneNote for iPad or iPhone that lets you take pictures of whiteboards or printed documents, then enhances your photo by cropping, sharpening, and straightening it, so it looks almost like a scanned image. Your picture is added to your note so you can retrieve it later."

From within OneNote you can use Office Lens by following the simple instructions here

Office Lens is also available as a stand alone PDF scanning app for Android and iOS.