Technology Tuesday!

Come see what I've blogged about previously for "Technology Tuesday!"  If you want to see this tutorials sorted by topic, click one of the hearts below!  If not, scroll down and click the pictures below to see each post, and be sure to vote in the sidebar to pick what I'll blog about next week!

How to Make Primary Writing Lines
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How to Make a 4" x 6" Document in PowerPoint
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to Show HTML Code on Your Blog
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How to Put Pictures Side By Side on a Blogger Post
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Easily Resize Pictures in PowerPoint or Word
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Organize Your Professional Development Documents Digitally
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Search on Any Blog or Website
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to Make a Bibliography (Easily!)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How to Make a One Page Folding Book!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How to Recolor Images in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How to Make a PowerPoint Legal Sized!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to Make a Photo Mosaic!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Copy Your Formatting onto Multiple Slides!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to See How Many Email Followers You Have and Who They Are!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to See What Your Most Popular Blog Posts Are!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to See What's Been Pinned Recently From Your Blog!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Figure Out The Name of a Font You Fell in Love With!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

How to Figure Out What Font is Missing From Your Editable File!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How to Get Your PowerPoint to Load On Another Computer: With Fonts and Picture Modifications!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to Layer Papers and Frames in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How to Make a QR Code!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Open a QR Code!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How to Make a Bunting Banner in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to Create a Customized Google Search!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to Print Things at a Smaller Size!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How to Make Any Picture Talk!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How to Organize Your Files for the Week!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How to Organize Your Life With Technology!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to Print on Envelopes!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How to Add a "Grab My Button" Code to Your Blog!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How to Claim Your Blog on Bloglovin'!
Friday, June 28, 2013

How to Follow a New Blog on Bloglovin'!
Thursday, June 27, 2013

How to Add a Followers Button for Bloglovin'!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to Continue to Follow Your Favorite Blogs by Switching to Bloglovin'!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
How to Add a Followers Box to Your Blog!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How to Add a Poll to Your Blog!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How to Add a Facebook Like Box to Your Blog's Side Bar!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How to Make Clipart From Your Own Drawings!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to Crop an Image in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to Erase to Reveal Hidden Text/Images in Smart Notebook!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How to Make a Foldable in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to Make Cut and Paste Items in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to Make Items That Are Easy to Cut Out!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How to Save Your Files as a .Zip File!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to Lock Down Clipart in a PDF!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How to Find Free Clipart and Images for Your TPT Items!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How to Make Your Fonts Look Fancy in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

How to Find and Install Cute Fonts!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How to Host a Linky Party!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How to Show a Document's Reading Level in Microsoft Word!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPad/iPhone!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How to Show the Full Version of a Website on an iPad or Smartphone!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How to Place a Pattern Over Your Text in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Copy HTML/Embed Code to a Blogger Post!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How to Make a Text Box Transparent or Semi-Transparent!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to Make Any Picture into a Coloring Page!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How to Make an Outline of Any Font!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to Embed a Video in Smart Notebook!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to Convert a Video to Another File Type!
Monday, December 3, 2012

How to Add Another Website's Photo to Your Blog (Without HTML)!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How to Make an Editable PowerPoint!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to Take a Screenshot of Your Computer Screen!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Easily Add a Border to Your Pictures!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to Make a Simple Frame in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to Give Clipart a Transparent Background in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How to Put a Watermark on Your Photo!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to Take the Background Out of a Photo!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to Make a Form for Your Website!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How to Embed Fonts in a Document on a PC!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Have Both Portrait and Landscape Slides in One PowerPoint (-ish!)
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How to Make Easy Page Borders in Microsoft Word!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How to Make Portrait Slides in PowerPoint!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How to Browse YouTube Safely in the Classroom!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How to Make a Collage of Photos in Any Shape!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to Save a PowerPoint as a Transparent Image
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to Make Your Clipart and PDFs Black and White
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to Organize Your Assessment Scores Digitally
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
(I know... it wasn't a Tuesday, but it was for the the winner of my 500 follower giveaway!)

How to Add a Pin It Button to Your Blog!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How to Make a Collage of Words in Any Shape!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to Get Rid of the White Border on Your PDFs!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
(yes, I know, it's not a Tuesday post, but a few people were having this problem!)

How to Make a Frame in PowerPoint
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How to Easily Change the Color of an Image
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to Get Better Clipart Results on Google!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Change the Reading Level of Your Google Results!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to Make Any Picture Into an Icon!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How to Take a Video of Your Computer Screen!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How to Laminate an Envelope!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How to Print on Sentence Strips!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to Superimpose Text Over an Image
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to Blur Out Faces/Names in a Picture
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How to Download Videos From YouTube
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How to Create an Easy Picture Collage
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How to Give a Picture a Transparent Background
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How to Create a Free Talking Avatar
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Using Prezis to Engage Students
Monday, April 2, 2012
(Technology Monday?  This post was from before I started the "Technology Tuesday" tradition, but still is a great technology post!)


  1. I know you have a poll for what to blog about, but I really want to know is how to make a good looking cover page for my units. I have awesome materials but lack the eye catching backgrounds. How do you make the backgrounds, etc to make a plain word document stand out on tpt?

    1. That's a great question! There are lots of options... I should definitely add this to my poll so I can write a more detailed post. In the meantime, here's one idea:

      I love to use the website for backgrounds! It has a lot of free, high-quality backgrounds that you can use for commercial use! To find them easy, go to "Assets" in the top bar, and click "Filter Results." Choose "Commercial Use" under "License," and "Paper" under "Asset Type." Right now there are almost 650 backgrounds for commercial use, and most of them are free!

      If you're looking to make an overall TPT item preview, you can put the background behind screen shots of your work with the "How to Create an Easy Picture Collage"

      If you're just looking for the cover page, you can use Picasa to put text over whichever image you pick. You can also use the frames, tags, or shapes under "Type of Embellishment" if you'd like - just add the frame and the background to the Picture Collage, put the paper as the background, and create the collage. Then you can put the text over your completed collage.

      Sorry if that was a lot of info and a bit overwhelming... I'm definitely going to add it to my poll so I can walk through it with pictures so I can explain it better! I hope it helps in the meantime!

  2. Thanks so much! As a visual learner it helps to have your step by step directions with screenshots, awesome posts!

  3. This is the first time I have seen these available tutorials. Wow!!! I am so excited to start using the information that you have given. Thank you for sharing your knowlege.

    1. I'm glad you'll be able to use them! I'm more than happy to share! :)

  4. I discovered your tutorials just last week and I have already used the information on downloading Youtube clips using the Flash Got it All add on . This morning I also downloaded Gimp and can't wait to try it out. Your directions are wonderful; clear, precise and so easy to follow. Thank you so much for your professionalism and sharing with us your obvious love of teaching.

    1. Awe thanks for the sweet compliment! I'm so glad you're using the tutorials already!

  5. I just discovered your blog and I am so impressed! You are so talented!! I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on a problem I've been having in power point. I have been trying to use a background and then put a .png frame on top on the background. (Sort of like many of the items for sale on TPT). I know how to layer the objects. Everything looks great on my screen, but when I print, a white box appears around the png border! I also get white boxes around other .png files and sometimes even text. The frustrating thing is that the box only appears when I print. I would love your help! Thank you again for sharing your knowledge!! I'm your newest fan!

    1. Someone else actually contacted me about a similar problem. Off the top of my head, I'm not sure now to fix it, but I'm more than willing to play around with it and figure it out. Would you mind sending me your file (you don't have to send the whole file, just the page that's an issue) so that I can take a look at it? My email is . Hopefully I'll be able to figure it out!

  6. Just found your blog through pinterst! I know I will be back many times as technology is a real challenge for me!

    1. Technology can be so frustrating, but it can be so fun too! I hope you find it less challenging with these tutorials!

  7. Wow, I am so psyched to have found your blog through the Jitters linky party! So many great technology tips! I am your newest follower and I am sure I will be back many times :).
    Happy new (school) year!
    Teacher Wife

  8. Just found your blog through classroom freebies. Thank you so much for sharing all these tutorials! There are SO many of them I want to read through. Now I just need to find a few free hours in my day :)

    Denise (

    1. Don't teachers always need more time in the day!? I hope you can find time to go through some of them soon. I'd love to hear which ones you use!

  9. Oh my Gosh! I just found this on Pinterest and I feel like I have hit the jackpot! Thank you so much for your tutorials. I will be reading all of these since I am lacking technology skills. Thank you, Thank You, Thank you!!!
    Holly C. Science teacher

    1. I'm so glad that you'll be able to use them!!!!! :)

  10. Wow!! I must have been living under a rock {a really big one} because I just found your blog and your super awesome tutorials!! I am so excited to learn SO MUCH more!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Sister Teachers

    1. I'm glad you finally came across them and I hope you can get some use out of them!

  11. Help! your "how to lock down clip art in a pdf link on this page is not working. Can you please send me the link or re setup this link. I have been looking everywhere for this! Thanks!

    1. Sorry about that! The link has been fixed!

  12. Jessica, I'm officially obsessed with your blog! Thank you so much for the tutorials, they are absolutely wonderful! I'm going to recommend your blog to others!


    Busy Little Brainiacs

  13. Hi there. I cannot get your recent post to come up.
    How to Figure Out The Name of a Font You Fell in Love With!



    1. Sorry about that! I just fixed the link!