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Creating Educational “Motivational Posters” with Google Drawings

We are all familiar with motivational posters. They typically have a black background, one large image at the top, then a word or short phrase in large type below it, and finally a short inspirational sentence at the bottom. Can they serve as a neat tool for summative or formative assessment? You bet!

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NEOTIE Magazine January 2017

The NEOTIE Magazine is a collection of articles and information produced by a group of folks in Northeast Ohio, here all in one place.

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What is ransomware, and what can I do about it?

Ransomware acts much like a virus, but is specifically designed to encrypt your files, and hold them for ransom. Typically, users are instructed to call a phone number, and pay a fee to have their files unlocked.

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Keeping Your Chromebook Up To Date

Your Chromebook automatically checks for updates, but you can also check for and install updates manually, and sometimes you have to force and update to happen. Here’s how to easily make sure you’re on the latest version of Chrome OS.

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Suspicious Email? 5 Strategies to Protect Yourself

From time to time, suspicious email arrives in your email inbox. It doesn’t matter what email system you use, from Gmail, to Outlook, or any other tools to pickup mail – they’re all susceptible to hacking, phishing, and malicious link attacks. Here’s what to do when you get an email that looks suspicious.

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TweenTribune – Daily News for Kids, Leveled by Lexiles

TweenTribune is a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science.

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Pixel Art – Getting Creative with Spreadsheets!

Using pixels to create art beckons back to a simpler time, with less sophisticated graphics, but it’s a good place to start when learning about things like computers, computer animation, graphics, and yes, spreadsheets!

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New Features in Google Docs

Andreas shows off some of the new features in Google Docs (and some old ones) including formatting tools, columns, and table of contents with page numbers.