Tag Archive: WELS Hacker

Aug 29

Scratch-ing the Programming Surface

Back-to-school means I’m back to one of my favorite volunteer jobs of all time – teaching computer lab for the K-8 students at St. John’s Lutheran School.  I’m in the lab 3 hours each week working with the various grades on typing and computer literacy skills as well as special projects using some of my …

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Aug 20

Print My Cal

Perhaps you are already familiar with Google Calendar and all its amazingness! If not, I’d encourage you to check it out. When you do, you will find a free online solution for all of your scheduling needs. It is fully compatible with your favorite mobile device so you can take the calendar offline “in your pocket,” and …

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Aug 13

Smart is as SMART does

Back to school time is a great time to brush up on SMART Board/Interactive Whiteboard skills! I recently put together a mind map of SMART Board resources for the St. John’s teachers and thought others may appreciate it as well. It covers all things SMART – software, training, blogs, podcasts, file libraries and web sites …

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Jul 31

Anywhere Access To My Files

One of my favorite Internet utilities is DropBox. If you aren’t familiar with DropBox, they offer 2 GB of free online space for storing and sharing all types of files (take a tour). Storage “in the cloud” allows you to easily access your files from any Internet connection. You can also share links to your …

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Jul 24

FAV 5: Free Web Site Platforms

There are many reasons to create a web site: Personal interest/hobby Personal journal (blog) Small groups – church ladies group Events – class reunion Classroom communication Collaboration on a project Sharing sermons or photos or videos or … _________ (Other) I’m guessing most people can think of something they could share on a web site. …

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Jul 18

Crowing About Collages

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a collage of pictures can convey a lot of goodness!  Perhaps you’ve noticed my inclusion of grouped images on occasional blog posts.  I’ve created collages for all kinds of events including … Easter decorations at church School projects The “Unity Sunday” Photo Booth at church Even the …

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Jul 11


Who among us doesn’t need to print a label at some point? I’m thinking especially of the tireless church and school office workers (or any office worker for that matter) who use labels for mailings and organizing all types of office paperwork.  Now creating labels has moved “to the cloud” with the simple and fun …

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Jul 04

My (patriotic) brain on Diigo

Happy 4th of July everyone!!  May Old Glory wave long and proud over our great nation! I found some fun links related to the 4th of July … crafts and party ideas and videos and music and food, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Often times I get the question – “How …

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Jun 25

The iPad-Only Experience

My recent family vacation was quite a different experience than vacations past because of the addition of an iPad to our family. On past vacations, I have taken along a camera, video camera, and laptop.  This year my thin, lightweight iPad2 was all I took.  You can guess that I was nervous at first as …

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Jun 18

Web-based PDF Merging

If you know me very well, you know that one thing I get excited about is adding to my Web 2.0 “tool belt” – online utilities that make digital life easier in some way. And it’s not all about me and my personal needs. I’m always on the lookout for Web 2.0 tools that have …

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