Tag Archives: tools

Data- a Magical Solution

9 Dec

In education, we deal with a ton of data.  I can’t begin to count the number of hours I have used excel spreadsheets.  When I was in the classroom, my whole gradebook was in excel- everything calculated for each standard that I taught.  My first year I spent countless hours editting cells to show first name last name; last name, first name; first name middle intitial…. you get the idea.  I wished for an easier way to do that for each and every kid.  Now there is one.excel

Kirk Longhoffer posted on his blog about Magic/ Replace.  This tool will let you reformat large amounts of data.  See this video to understand. It could literally save to MANY hours of formatting time!

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Top 100 Learning Tools

13 Nov
Ramblings of a Technology Cooridinator and Log into Lane both fellow Google Certified Teachers, posted the Top 100 Tools For Learning 2008 slide show on their blogs.  Knowing that some of my readers do not read these blogs, I wanted to share it here as well.  I regularly use 29 of the tools mentioned in the slide show and have used 21 others on occasion.  Of the 50 or so sites I had not used, I was familiar with some, but several were new to me.  I plan to look into them over the next few weeks and will post those that I find beneficial.  How many of the tools have you used?  See any you would like to try out?