Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stop Gmail from clipping messages

Have you ever noticed this message in gmail:


You are probably seeing it now in your gmail as you view this Newsletter.  Since gmail is supposed to be a lightning quick email system, clipping messages allows your email to load faster.  Clicking on the link will take you to the full view.    If you want to remove this feature, then you need this App:


Once installed in Chrome, or your Chromebook, you will see this icon in your address bar ;
    It will automatically remove any clipped emails.   Try it and enjoy your full newsletter. 



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ICE Conference in St. Charles

Niles North Tech Leaders Alec and Reema , along with Niles West Tech Leader Areian spent Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the ICE Conference in St. Charles.

After volunteering at the NICE mini conference in January, the students wanted to experience the larger event. They spent some time by volunteering and learning in the Makers Space area. Enjoyed experimenting with the wide variety of educational toys and helped demonstrate how to use them to the various teachers stopping by the room.

A major highlight was talking to Sylvia from http://sylviashow.com. A junior high student whose maker-centric YouTube channel has over 800,000 subscribers and fans that include President Obama and Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame.


Picture with Sylvia

Using an App to controlled ball called  Sphero at Makers Space




Learning electronic circuits with easy connectors

Reema answering teacher questions about what
they learned with the electronic boards



Webcam Recording on Chromebook

Looking for an application to record an interview or record a procedure during class?  Then look no further than your Chromebook!  You can record that science experiment using your Chromebook and then edit it later.

One of the cooler apps we used was Stupeflix.  Capture video with your webcam, add some pictures, and title pages.  You can even make duplicate copies of clips and cut them as needed.  Create a short video in minutes and share it!   Be aware, that every video created is published publicly.  To make them private, publish them to your YouTube account.  From there, you can change the video listing as private.  You can then go back to your Stupeflix account and delete the videos.

Shared by TL Raj G.