I went to an amazing session at the Washington Canvas User's Group conference (WACUG) right before spring quarter and I heard the MOST AMAZING statement from a faculty. They said, "I found that the more of me I put into my classroom, the more my students engage." The context was that this was a session … Continue reading “The More of Me I Put in My Classroom, the More My Students Engage”
I've learned some lessons over the years about having back up plans. When choosing a career as an adolescent, have a back up plan. When acting on stage where someone forgets their lines, have a back up plan. When planning a wedding outside in Washington state, have a back up plan. Don't rely on just … Continue reading You Can Never Have Enough Back Ups: Lessons Learned
Do you like using a lot of pictures in your Powerpoint presentations? Then find out you can't email it because the file is mega big? Never fear! There is a way to make your file smaller by compressing the pictures in your PowerPoint presentation. Using PowerPoint 2010, I was able to compress a 50 MB … Continue reading PowerPoint Too Big To Email?
Sometimes I'm the last one to find something, and this is one of those times... usually when I have a gazillion images to put into a PowerPoint slide show, I do it one...image...at...a...time. Ug. Yesterday I decided it was time to see if there was an easier way. And of course, there is! First, I … Continue reading Lots of Images for PowerPoint?
Yesterday I was talking with faculty in Kemp Hall (Centralia College campus) when Sharon Mitchler said "I wish we could just rent Kathy for a while." Ding! Ding! Ding! What a great idea! Beginning next week, I'll be working out of the adjunct office in Kemp Hall for a bit each week. I'll be there Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00. … Continue reading Rent-a-Kathy?
Are you having problems printing or editing when you open a Word, Excel, or Powerpoint document from Angel or email? Never fear, there is an easy solution to this problem! The newer versions of MS Office has a security feature that won't allow you to print or make changes in the document if the document … Continue reading Can’t Print or Edit Documents from Angel or Email?
If you're a Centralia College employee - come see me! Drop by my office in LIBR 125. You can schedule appointments with me too! I often deal with technology or instruction topics and while yes, I can send emails and talk on the phone; you can't beat a face-to-face conversation. I'd be glad to help … Continue reading COME SEE ME!
I'm using PowerPoint 2010 and it's super easy to embed videos. Why use embedded videos instead of just linking to a website? Often websites are full of distracting (and sometimes even inappropriate) ads surrounding the video. There's usually so much going around around the video that it's hard to focus! Embedding will allow you to … Continue reading Embedding Videos in PowerPoint