iPads and the App Store

In the interest of supporting exploration and innovation, faculty members who have been issued an iPad by the school may be reimbursed each year for up to $25 of App Store purchases related to their work at St. Mark’s School. Receipts should be submitted promptly to Academic Technology (email is fine). Faculty who expect to exceed…

Projecting with an iPad

As we experiment with iPads as a teaching tool, we’ve found a number of helpful tools that we recommend as a first point of investigation (although folks trying to solve particular problems or accomplish particular goals may want to dig deeper or further, and you should feel free to consult with Academic Technology for assistance…

Tag a Curriculum Map to Align with Standards

Having created a curriculum map in CurricUplan, you may want to tag that map to indicate that it aligns with particular standards shared across the entire school. Below is a quick walk-through demonstrating this process.

Embed Content “Full Size” in Canvas

One of the tricky things about embedding content in Canvas (or, really, anywhere) is that the standard approach is to use an <iframe> markup tag. And an <iframe> needs to be told how big it should be on the screen… and sometimes you don’t know either how big the screen will be or how big…

Import Audio Files into Audacity

tl;dr File > Import > Audio More complete version: Be thoughtful about how you use media that you did not create. And be aware that not every kind of audio file can be imported into Audacity. The most common types of audio files that you should look for are WAV and MP3 files, although AIFF files…

Cite your sources!

As you work to build convincing, evidence-based arguments in your work, you will find that you want to provide evidence based on the work of others. You need to cite that work, so that others know that a) you’re not just making stuff up (not very convincing) and b) that you have done your legwork…

Printable Check Request Form

Perhaps you are as sensitive as I am to the illegibility of a hand-written check request. To that end, there is a printable check request form available online. You can fill out as much or as little information as you have and click the print button and it will format itself to look just like…

How can I print my schedule?

There’s a handy web form to print out a somewhat official-looking schedule for yourself. Just fill in the fields below (and know that you can edit the schedule once you see it): Name Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Plum Brown St. Mark’s Saturdays Make my schedule! If you are looking to build a more detailed…

Where can I get a camera?

In this modern age, we find ourselves in need of a cameraman with some regularity. Happily, we have a variety of options at our disposal: In your pocket. Almost all smart phones come with a pretty-to-good-to-really-quite-astonishingly-good camcorder built-in. Just, please… hold your phone sideways when you shoot your video! All-in-one. You can check out iPads…