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John Langley
Works at Pirate DJ
Attended American College of Education
Lives in Pleasant Plains IL
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Tech Talks Episode 05: Creating Tutorials with Snagit
Episode 05 of Tech Talks explores that dilemma we face when trying to explain something better. Sometimes textual instructions just aren't enough. That's where using a screenshot and/or screencasting tool comes in handy. The online tool that I have grown fo...
Episode 05 of Tech Talks explores that dilemma we face when trying to explain something better. Sometimes textual instructions just aren't enough. That's where using a screenshot and/or screencasting tool comes in handy. The ...
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Great video +John Langley thanks for sharing Snagit with others!
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Tech Talks Episode 2: Photo Slideshow for a Google Site
This week's episode shows teachers how to create a Google Slideshow for photos so they can have a photo slideshow on their website. Remember to check in with the office to make sure that all students in the photos have parent permission to be represented on...
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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoolCatTeacherBlog/~3/QYkTCF6jT54/
Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as …
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John Langley ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - I challenge all Pleasant Plains Schools students to donate $5 to ALS. I issue the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to +Jamie Yates, Jill Ward Lanier, Luke Brooks, +Vicki Davis  and +Leigh Zeitz.

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Tech Talks Episode 4: Opening an Incognito Window in Chrome so I Do Not Have to Log Out
This Tech Talk discusses opening an Incognito Window in a Google Chrome browser. This feature of Chrome enables you to stay logged in while a student uses your computer to access his/her email or TeacherEase without forcing you to log off. Since the incogni...
This Tech Talk discusses opening an Incognito Window in a Google Chrome browser. This feature of Chrome enables you to stay logged in while a student uses your computer to access his/her email or TeacherEase without forcing y...
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Tech Talks Episode 3: Speeding Up/Slowing Down a YouTube Demonstration Video
This Tech Talks episode shows how you can speed up and slow down the playing speed of a YouTube video. There are times when the demonstration is going too fast for you, and there are times when the demonstration is going to slow because you may just need a ...
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Tech Talks Episode 01: Photo Upload to Drive for Website
  As a way to give quick lessons and advice about instructional technology, I will be doing short Tech Talk videos. Some of the videos will be talking points, but most will be step-by-step "how to" videos. The great thing about video lessons is that you can...
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Turn Meaningful Words into Images with Quozio http://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org/2014/09/18/quozio/
Need a cool tool to transform words into neat visuals? Then look no further than Quozio, a very user-friendly web resource that turns any quote into a nifty image. It works something like this: Jus...
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The Public Domain Review - A Good Place to Find Public Domain Media
The Public Domain Review is a website that features collections of images, books, essays, audio recordings, and films that are in the public domain. Choose any of the collections to search for materials according to date, sty...
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Following yesterday's post on Seven Deadly Digital Sins I received a couple of requests for digital safety and citizenship resources appropriate for elementary school students. Here are some of my favorite resources for teach...
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I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pleasant Plains CUSD8, the PPHS yearbook adviser, Mid-West Region Scholastic Arts Board Member. Pirate DJ owner.
Education
  • American College of Education
    M.Ed in Educational Technology, 2012
  • MacMurray College
    B.S. English, Secondary Education, 1997
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  • Pirate DJ
    Owner/DJ, 1991 - present
  • Pleasant Plains High School
    Teacher, 1997 - present
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Pleasant Plains - Springfield