Word Processing for Everyone

There is more than one way to skin a cat – or write a letter! Word Processing has grown up quite a bit since the olden days of ’95.  Although Microsoft Word remains the most commonly-used word processing software, there are many more to choose from – including open-source (free) choices. Check out a few of my favorites:

MICROSOFT WORD

OPENOFFICE WRITER

GOOGLE DOCS

THINKFREE

 

 

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Crock Pot Magic

It’s time to dust off that crock pot and put it to good use – all the time! Check out these awesome recipes that will save you time, money and the stress of meal planning. If you’ve never thought about using that crock pot for breakfast, appetizers and desserts, you’ll be amazed at many of these recipes and ideas:

Biddeford Adult Ed Class on 4/2/19:

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Garlic & Honey Meatballs

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  1. 12 eggs
  2. 1 (32 ounce) bags frozen hash brown potatoes
  3. 1 lb bacon, cut into small pieces -cooked and drained
  4. ½ cup onions, diced
  5. ¾ lb shredded cheddar cheese
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  8. salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Layer the ingredients in your crock pot in this order-.
  2. 1/2 of the potatoes- on the bottom.
  3. 1/2 of the bacon.
  4. 1/2 of the onions.
  5. 1/2 of the cheese.
  6. potatoes.
  7. bacon.
  8. onions.
  9. cheese.
  10. Beat the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour this over the whole mixture. Cook on low for ten to twelve hours.

Excel Essentials

Here are some great links for free Excel tutorials and training:

Using data bars, color scales & icon sets in Excel

Excel Essentials: Raw Data for Pivot Tables

Crash Course in Excel – Video

Understanding Cell References – Video

Working with 3D Formulas in Excel 2016 – Video

Top 25 Excel 2016 Tips & Tricks

Another 15 Excel 2016 Tips & Tricks

Top 15 ADVANCED Excel 2016 Tips & Tricks

Printable Comprehensive Excel 2016 Tutorial

Locking Cells & Protecting Sheets

Training for many software packages, including Excel and Calc – In Pics!

Microsoft Excel Training – broken down by content area

Microsoft Excel 2003 Training

Microsoft Excel 2007 Training

Microsoft Excel 2010 New Features – video

Microsoft Excel 2016 Tutorial

Top 25 Excel 2016 Tips & Tricks

More Excel 2007 Tutorials – includes other Office 2007 Tutorials

Microsoft Excel Chart Tutorial – with voice

OpenOffice Calc Tutorial

OpenOffice Calc Chart Tutorial – printable!

Instant Pot

Whether you have an Instant Pot sitting in the box, or plan to get one soon, the links in this post will make you an IP pro in no time:

Amazing video tutorial for beginners – START HERE!

Troubleshooting Tips for Instant Pot – Video

My favorite Instant Pot risotto recipe – tried and true!

Best Pot Roast EVER

Arroz con Leche

30 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes (tons of great recipes on this blog!)

10 Best Instant Pot Recipes for Everyone

 

 

 

 

google rocks!

New for 2018:

Google Drive Quick Start Tutorial

Google Drive – Full Tutorial

Google Sheets – 2018 Tutorial

G Suite Learning Center

 

Here is a brief overview of what Google products have to offer for tech integration in the classroom.

GMAIL:

Ten Reasons to use Gmail

GOOGLE CALENDAR:

All About Google Calendar (printable!)

GOOGLE DOCS:

Apple Devices: How to Use that iPhone or iPad

apple-logo-rob-janoff-01The world seems to be running on iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks these days. If you have recently made the switch, or plan on doing so soon, you could probably use some help. Here are some tips, tricks, and tutorials for your “i” device:

Easy to follow Beginner’s Guide to iPhone (includes initial setup, transferring from old phone, FaceTime, iMessage, camera, and more)

Apple Manuals for all Devices

Video Tutorial Complete Beginner’s Guide – iPhone 5S

Video Tutorial Complete Beginner’s Guide – iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

Video Tutorial Complete Beginner’s Guide – iPhone 7 & 7 Plus