Topics covered during Tech Talk Wednesday
Held in Faculty Room during lunch blocks

See Lunch with Library Topics under  Library Resources along left.

Video Editing 
Tools for Students 
WeVideo - Middle School


Screencast-o-matic and Lightworks -High School
  • Lightworks  already loaded on the students Surface Pro.  Teachers if you don't have Lightworks on your Surface you can download from this link - Lightworks - choose 64 bit. 
  • Screencast-O-Matic   -  also a great free tool, but has limited editing capabilities.  Has the option of screen casting which Lightworks does not.  But can record screen cast using this tool and use in Lightworks to take full advantage of the editing features.  (See right column for more info and video)







Google Sites
Interested in creating a Google Site for your Classroom?  Google has really simplified the process of creating a Site.  This is a great option if you have an abundance of information for students in the about section of Google Classroom.  Now you can link your Google Site to your About section and better organize your information. 
Watch the video below:

How to Update to 
Drive File Stream
Drive File Stream is a new desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync. 

Click the video below to assist you with the update.

YouTube Video





Best EdTech of 2017
See complete list on Common Sense EducationResources for Digital Citizenship, Top Ed Tech picks, and a Video Library of Tech PD.
   Screencast-O-Matic

Create easy videos with the Screencast-O-Matic Pro Version. Videos can upload directly into your Google Drive.  

Click the link below to see a video on how to get started:

The website to sign up for the free version: 

Teachers - If you love it and would like to upgrade to the Pro Version, email and let me know.  I will send you the link for the upgrade!



What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.


Google Forms

Did you ever think to create a form for yourself to collect student data?   You can also create surveys, a quick student poll, sign up sheet, lesson plan or .  Below are links that will elaborate on the many uses of Google Forms.

Don't underestimate the power of Google Forms!






Document Scanning Apps

o   Office Lensturns your device or phone into a  fast, efficient scanner. Take a picture of a document then import directly into OneNote.

o   Text FairyOCR Text Scanner  (Sorry you Apple Users – this is currently only available as an Android App.)    Take a photo of a doc and convert it into an editable/searchable text.