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Thesis Builder

posted May 18, 2015, 5:37 AM by Lydia H Bertram


posted Apr 17, 2015, 6:01 AM by Lydia H Bertram   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 6:07 AM ]

           Computational Knowledge Engine: A search engine for math and science

For example, a search of my name:

And a search for the breed of my cats:


posted Mar 11, 2015, 10:52 AM by Lydia H Bertram   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 5:51 AM ]

           Free online software to create infographics

Revision History

posted Feb 18, 2015, 8:48 AM by Lydia H Bertram

    Revision History (in Google Docs, Slides & Sheets)
           View all changes made to the document and the name of the editor who made each change.

How to use Revision History:
  • Assess participation levels on a group project
  • Analyze the student writing process
  • Review peer editing process
  • Recover student work
To view the Revision History:
  • Click "File"
  • Select "See revision history"
  • The revision history will be displayed on the right side of the screen
  • Select each date and time entry for revision details.
**Revision History is available in Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets

Suggesting in Google Docs

posted Feb 13, 2015, 11:30 AM by Lydia H Bertram

    Suggesting in Google Docs
           Edit student work using "Suggesting," which allows them to review and correct their mistakes.

Video Tutorial:

  1. Click on the pencil in the top right corner of the Google Doc
  2. Select "Suggesting"
  3. Now all edits will be tracked in a list on the right side of the screen. 
    1. Student will have the options to "accept" or "reject" suggestions.
  4. Comments can be inserted by clicking "Insert", "Comment.
    1. Comments will be tracked in the list along with suggestions

EdCamp Madison

posted Jan 13, 2015, 8:12 AM by Lydia H Bertram   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 8:13 AM ]

    EdCamp Madison
           A free conference that focuses on everything cutting edge in education (not just tech) - Sat., Feb. 28

EdCamp is coming to Sun Prairie High School on Saturday, February 28!

For those of you who don't know, EdCamp is a FREE conference! Free breakfast, free lunch and lots of raffle prizes (Sherman teacher Kelley McCann won an iPad mini one year)! The conference focuses on everything cutting edge in education - not just technology.

What is it?
This conference is actually called an "un-conference." Sessions are decided the day-of by attendees. The conference starts in the auditorium where people volunteer to lead a session. Sessions can be a group discussion, a traditional lecture, a resource share out, etc. Traditionally, a lot of the topics are tech related, however, there are sessions on a wide range of other topics too, such as reading resources, genius hour, etc. While still in the auditorium, sessions are entered onto the schedule (a google doc) and off we go! Once in a session, it is totally acceptable to leave in the middle and join another session late, whatever it takes to maximize your learning.

Sign up for the free conference here:

P.S. One of the conference organizers is former Shermanite Jess Henze :)

Email Folders

posted Dec 9, 2014, 11:50 AM by Lydia H Bertram

    Email Folders
           Organize your inbox

  1. Select "Create new label" from the column on the left side of your email (it should be at the bottom, you may have to select "More")
  2. Name your label and select "Create"
  3. Check the box next to the emails you would like to put in your new folder
  4. Select the folder icon at the top and select the name of your new folder
  5. You will now see your new folder with the emails you selected in the left hand column

Random Name Selector

posted Dec 5, 2014, 5:35 AM by Lydia H Bertram

    Random Name Selector
           A fun digital way to randomly select a student

1. Change names to the names of your students
2. Save

3. Go! - the website will spin through the names and                     eventually land on one

Email Groups

posted Nov 18, 2014, 9:28 AM by Lydia H Bertram

    Email Groups
           Create an email group rather than continually typing in everyone's name

  1. Click "Mail" (top left) and select "Contacts" from the dropdown menu
  2. Go to "New Group" at the bottom of the column on the left
  3. Enter the group name
  4. Select the group from the column on the left
  5. Click the icon of the person with the plus sign at the top to add people to the group
  6. Return to "Mail" by clicking on "Contacts"
  7. Compose a new email and type the name of the group rather than the name of a contact

Badgerlink: Wisconsin Media Lab

posted Oct 30, 2014, 8:02 AM by Lydia H Bertram   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 8:07 AM ]

    Badgerlink: Wisconsin Media Lab
           Professionally selected video clips for almost every content area

Video clips for almost every content area:

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