Where should I post audio for class?

Where you post audio depends on what you want to do with it. Wherever you post it, however, the same three steps will be common to all sites: choose the site, upload the audio file, share a link. What you should know… How to Post How to Share Google Drive St. Mark’s is a “Google…

How do I make a PDF?

When you share your documents as PDFs, it preserves all of the formatting and presentation setup that you created on your computer, no matter what the setup is on the computer that’s reading your document. It’s harder to edit PDFs than a regular document, but they look exactly like a print-out of your document.

Using Word to Get Feedback on Your Work

One of the most powerful tools for improving your work is to get feedback from others. And Microsoft Word allows you to get that feedback on your original document in such a manner that it is easy to separate the feedback from your writing — and to instantly make use of that feedback in your…

Proofing Your Writing

One of the great joys of using a word processor is that it can provide you with some “cover” around spelling and grammar. (Of course, beware… if you rely overmuch on the built-in spelling and grammar tools, as with everything else in technology, you may run into embarrassing autocorrect issues.) A few key things that…

An introduction to writing and formatting in Microsoft Word

There are as many different ways to use Microsoft Word as there are different kinds of written information. Below are a few basic starting points for using Word as a tool (rather than being the tool that is being used by Word). Paste text with (or without) formatting — You can copy and paste text from other…

iMovie

What is it? iMovie is a video editing and publishing tool. You can also use it to record videos using your laptop’s webcam. Where do I get it? You can download iMovie from the Mac App Store for $14.99. But check to make sure that it’s not already installed on your computer — most new…

Movie Maker

What is it? Movie Maker is a video editing and publishing tool. Where do I get it? You can download it for free from Microsoft Live. But check to make sure that it’s not already installed on your computer — many new PCs come with Movie Maker. What do I do with it? It’s helpful to think of making…

Microsoft Word

What is it? Microsoft Word is a “word processor” — that is, it is a tool for writing and editing documents. Where do I get it? You can purchase the entire Microsoft Office suite (including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint) from the St. Mark’s Book Store (at a steeply-discounted price: usually around $35).…

GarageBand

What is it? GarageBand is an audio-editing and publishing tool. You can use it to record audio using your laptop’s microphone. Where do I get it? You can download GarageBand from the Mac App Store for $4.99. But check to make sure that it’s not already installed on your computer — most new Macs come…

Audacity

What is it? Audacity is an audio recording and editing app (similar to Garageband, but available on both Mac OS and Windows). You can use it to record audio using your laptop’s microphone. Where do I get it? You can download Audacity for free. What do I do with it? You can record and edit…