It’s spring! Time to clean up the garage!

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Those of you who’ve been following TIPS since its inception know that May is “clean out the garage!” time! (The librarians, when looking at their book offerings, call it “weeding.”) Things, of course, are a little different this year, since Continue reading It’s spring! Time to clean up the garage!

Retirement Announcements! SharePoint (New Date!), and FrontPage

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Just as a reminder, two services previously supported by in-house district resources are being retired soon. SharePoint 2007 New date! We will be removing public access to our old SharePoint 2007 install June 1, 2015. The data on that system Continue reading Retirement Announcements! SharePoint (New Date!), and FrontPage

From the Editor’s Desk: A Browser is a Browser (‘cept when it ain’t)

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About HTML HTML (hyper-text markup language) is a special language for display of text and other media which has in-line commands that help a browser format stuff. Commands are enclosed in brackets (“<” and “>”), telling a browser to not Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: A Browser is a Browser (‘cept when it ain’t)

From the Editor’s Desk: Workflow and You

An old quote back from my college days is “…Lecture is a process by which the notes of the teacher get transferred to the notes of the student without passing through the brain of either.” The quote is mis-attributed to Mark Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Workflow and You

From the Editor’s Desk: The Case for Email

OK, hold off, this isn’t another “Get off my lawn!” editorial from an old dog who refuses to learn new tricks. I have Twitter/Facebook/Flickr/Google/Tumblr accounts, a smart phone (and, yes, I text – a lot!), and I just canceled my Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Case for Email

The SharePoint Migration: Progress Report and Notes

In case you hadn’t heard, our local SharePoint 2007 install is nearing the end of its life – we’ll be pulling the plug on that hardware July 1. It’s replaced by SharePoint Online, the “Sites” area of Office 365 (accessed Continue reading The SharePoint Migration: Progress Report and Notes

Gaming and Coding – a STEAM Experience

I won’t give you the whole, boring story, but a couple of us at the Office of Instructional Technology were tapped by Tina Stevenson and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Academy to provide technology-rich experiences for a Continue reading Gaming and Coding – a STEAM Experience

From the Editor’s Desk: Stop the hardware purchasing world. I want to get off!

This past summer I assembled a new computer workstation at home. I designed it to leverage Windows 8’s touch-screen capabilities, so I purchased a good touch-screen monitor. I love the system so much, I decided to put a 2nd monitor Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Stop the hardware purchasing world. I want to get off!

The New SharePoint Online Is Here!

It’s here! (Well, sorta!) What? SharePoint Online! What? Content management online, from anywhere, with anyone, with integrated software to support it. Where? You can access through Office 365 via Outlook Web Mail (see at right), or just click here. When? Continue reading The New SharePoint Online Is Here!