Release Of Our Help Desk Promotional Video
With the editing of Dan Brennan and the assitance of some of our help desk students we have been able to produce a video which outlines the work we do at the Andover innovation lab & Help Desk.
Check it out below!
Math Department Head Working On Blog With Bryce Corbitt
This week Bryce Corbitt from the Andover innovation lab also began working on the Math Department website with Math Program Coordinator Katherine Richards. They were able to determine a layout that they would like to use with Google sites and also begin to conceptualize some of the content that will be included on the site. Bryce is been a great asset to the team this year and I know he will do a great job working with Ms. Richards. This project will probably take the next couple months to complete and will become one of his projects. Bryce has been a great resource to several teachers with his great attitude and approach to helping.
One of the very cool add-ons that’s available is the Easy Bib for Google docs. This add on enables students to select a piece of text in their paper and then search for a source for citation on the add one.
The add on locates the source and adds the citation to an area at the bottom of their page and organizes the citations for the student. This tool ultimately saves a lot of time and helps keep citations organized within a document.
Flubaroo Training-Tech Byte
This past week I was able to recommend the Pixlr tool to our web design teacher Mike Messina. He was looking for a web-based alternative to Photoshop that allowed him to create graphics of different resolution and size and also enabled the ability to add different types of text and layer styles. This tool is a great web-based tool that allows you to download any of the images that you create as well as upload images into use within the interface. Definitely check this tool out if you’re on a computer that you’re not used to working on our really just need a great web-based option and don’t have Photoshop.