Seriously, did you know that Word has a template for MLA and APA format? I'm not talking about it setting up your bibliography or Works Cited page for you. I mean an honest-to-goodness (I dare say) fool-proof template. I totally have to give the credit to this find to Associate Professor, Gene Shriver. I knew … Continue reading What the What? Word has an MLA Template?
If you're like me, once in a while you press some seemingly random key on the keyboard and then as you type, your words are replaced! For example, if I type: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party. Click in front of the word "men" and … Continue reading Am I the Last One? Overtype Mode
I confess... it's an addiction of mine... I love using tables... in Word or any word processor... even web pages! Just this week I was helping a faculty member create a list of objectives, how each objective would be covered within a class, and how that objective would be assessed. It was a great list, … Continue reading I Love Tables in Word!
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?
Wow. A student asked how to do this, so I dug in just a bit. To find this for yourself, start Word. Click on the Help button (blue circle with a question mark) and search for: citation. I then clicked on the link for APA, MLA, Chicago – automatically format bibliographies. In Microsoft Word 2007 … Continue reading Citations in Word?
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 impressed by how easily I can create videos using Tegrity. Basically I plan, create some materials so I look organized, and record! Tegrity takes care of saving, file formats, uploading and even linking the recordings with my Angel classes. Here are the latest videos: Creating a text file and importing lots of True False questions … Continue reading Videos Videos Videos
Since we're between quarters right now, it's fairly quite and a good time to continue making videos. Here are links to the latest batch: Save As (changing document formats) Page Numbering (Word) Printing PowerPoint Slide Shows Making Word Behave (have the font and paragraph formatting you want!) These were all made by using Tegrity and … Continue reading Videos, part II
I've been playing with Tegrity and making some videos. Eventually I'll have these all linked in one place, but for those eager to take a look at today's work: Changing margins (Word) Hanging paragraphs (Word) Screenshots File extensions/icons BTW, these were recording using Tegrity and the computer in my office. I do have a desktop microphone … Continue reading Makin’ Videos!