Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recall and replace a message

Many people have found themselves in an uncomfortable situation when they click "send" on a message too fast, or realize just after sending it that they forgot spell check or an attachment. Well, in some cases that email can be recalled or resent, if you're lucky.
You send an e-mail message, asking your co-workers to review the sales figures for this year, but you forget to attach the sales figures. After you send the message, your Inbox is flooded with messages that ask "What attachment?", "I didn't get the attachment!", or "Can you resend the attachment?"

How can you undo your error? You can recall the original message and then resend it with the missing attachment. For all of your co-workers who haven't opened the message yet, you can perform an e-mail sleight of hand and replace the original message with another one that contains the attachment.

Recall and replace a message
Do the following:
1. In Mail, in the Navigation Pane, click Sent Items.
2. Open the message that you want to recall and replace.
3. On the Message tab, in the Actions group, click Other Actions, and then click Recall This Message.

I don't see the Recall This Message command
If you do not see the Recall This Message command, then probably you do not have an Exchange Server account or you are not using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Both are required to use the recall feature.

You can check the Account Settings dialog box in Outlook for the types of e-mail accounts in your Outlook profile.
1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
2. On the E-mail tab, the Type column lists the type of account for each entry.

4. Click Delete unread copies and replace with a new message.
Note If you are sending the message to a large number of people, you may want to clear the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.
5. Click OK, and then type a new message and include the attachment.
6. Click Send.

In another scenario, you accidentally send a message announcing a party for your staff that afternoon. However, the party is actually scheduled for the next week. In this case, you want to recall the message but not replace the message at this time.

Recall a message
Do the following:
1. In Mail, in the Navigation Pane, click Sent Items.
2. Open the message that you want to recall.
3. On the Message tab, in the Actions group, click Other Actions, and then click Recall This Message.

If you do not see the Recall This Message command, then probably you do not have an Exchange Server account or you are not using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Both are required to use the recall feature.

4. Click Delete unread copies of this message.
Note If you are sending the message to a large number of people, you may want to clear the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.

Select whether you want to only delete the message or delete and replace the message.
Select the check box to receive a confirmation that the recall was successful.
I hope this saves you next time your fingers get to the "send" button before you were really ready for it.
For more help on any of MS Office features, the help menu is a wonderful tool that will list this information and a whole lot more.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die | 1st update in over a year!

So many of my colleagues and students share with me how devastated they are that "such and such" just happened, "what do I do now" and "how could this happen". With Spring Break being only a day away now, I cannot count how many of the people who are currently joining the path that I am on: in my town, at my work, or connected into my online life, have made the comment, "I can't wait until Spring Break starts." Each time I hear this my mind rushes with thoughts of blessings that may vanish, such as a loved one passing away, healthy becoming weak or even death. I think how sad it is that often the human nature is to wish for what we don't have, not realizing the blessing of what we do have until its gone. Therefore, my readers, I hope that you will start each night with hopeful thoughts and dreams that apply to tomorrow, because one day tomorrow will never come.

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die | Video on

To my brother Steve, I'm so glad and grateful that we didn't loose you and thankful that you are able to make a full recovery!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Extreme Makeover; Education Edition (Technology Enhanced Learning

Extreme Makeover; Education Edition (Technology Enhanced Learning List)

Welcome, Assalaamu'alaikum!


Some thing in here should be fun or helpful for you, feel free to leave your comments and resources.

Chart: Who Participates And What People Are Doing Online What people are doing

Microsoft Cool Tools

PC to PCs remote access and assistance with screen and mouse control
Awesome for techies like me ;)


Create a Virtual 3-D tour/model of any group of pictures, help students recognize details, backgrounds, settings, cultures, etc. ex. inauguration

Windows Movie Maker
Import pics and vids, drop into timeline, add title & effects, and publish to your computer

Community Clips great video archive to learn the features in MS Office that you just knew were there somewhere.

Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office - Essentials: Tools for Teachers
Tools for Teachers, Students:
Curriculum-based templates and toolbars for Microsoft Office Word, the
Microsoft Office PowerPoint® presentation graphics program and
Microsoft Office Excel® spreadsheet software help students and
educators get started, stay organized and successfully complete
high-quality work.

Save time on common tasks with Templates for handouts and presentations, grading rubrics, managing your classroom and more.
Download details: Word 2007 Add-in: Microsoft Math

The Microsoft Math Add-in adds computational and graphing capabilities to the Equation Tools Ribbon of Word 2007.
Plot a function, equation, or inequality in 2-D or 3-D; Solve an equation or inequality; Calculate a numerical result; Simplify an algebraib expression.
Teacher Tech Tuesday Webcast: Microsoft Education

Join each week for practical tips and information on how to use MS products and technologies in the classroom. Webcast are about 45 minutes.

Live Mesh Beta – Create your mesh

Create your mesh - your network of devices and synchronized folders. No more forgetting a file in the at work or at home when you can have access to both.
Innovative Teachers Network

global community of educators: features product tutorials, lesson plans, how-to articles, online discussions, virtual project teams, step-by-step instructions and more
Microsoft Education: Download free posters for your class

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a free poster
contact: Patrick Sheren
for MS Way Cool K-12 Solutions in or around IL
Google Tools

(Need to set up a Google account)

Homepage gadgets
Gmail, BBC News, Aljazeera, Weather, How to, word, phrase, joke, history....of the day, Google docs, earthquake watch, webMD, Google calendar, Google notebook, Google reader, doppler radar, gmail, free fonts, translator, games,
Google Notebook
online, searchable, shareable note taking
(download extension for taking clips from sites)
Google Docs

Google Docs, word, presentations, spreadsheets online and collaborative "real time editing"and surveys or worksheets

Google Reader (RSS feeds)
Add a subscription (person, newspaper, news channel, sports, tech, education, teachers love smartboards, teaching ideas, smartboard lesson podcast,

Google Groups
join a group (Google for Educators Discussion Group) and share a calendar updates, email distribution,
More Google Products

Find and connect with businesses from your phone, for free

Google Photos & Picasa 3
web albums and pictures/video editing great for instant fixes and sharing; helps organize all of your pictures (see earlier post w/tutorial)
Research Tips from Google Book Search

Research Tips from Google Book Search
Search the full text of over 7 million books, track your sources, browse or dig deep
Google Scholar

Stand on the shoulders of giants
Search, Find, Locate, Learn
helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research
Google Earth
add placemarks, pictures/sketches, take tours, draw maps/directions, take a sample flight-simulator track distance and weather systems and more

Google Web Search/History
tracks time and date of sites visited for later reference
easily select multiple applications to download
Google for Educators Discussion Group | Google Groups

Google for Educators Discussion Group

Discussions - Google Apps Education Edition | Google Groups

Google Apps Education Edition

Web 2.0 Resources (Free :)
photos, motivator posters with your own photos

Twitter with default backgrounds or images from DE if desired poster of words showed ;)

Jog The Web Track search and managing global or personal photos browse through 1000s or just create you own web album fun, fun, fun
Lots of instant photo fun: create neat and exciting images and backgrounds with your web cam

WriteOnIt - Fake pictures Fun with pictures and backgrounds quick and easy audio recording online narrations very fun way of story telling! Create spot light videos with a few clicks: grab your photos, add text and sound, and walaa your video is completely animated. Educators get a free account, so stop delaying and start dragging and dropping. Homework planner online (calendar, alerts, news, links, assignments, discussions all in a very simple format.
need to repeat a lesson or join a class, flash meeting can do just that


KidsClick! Web Search

GoalForIt: Resource For Setting And Achieving Goals

Main Page - FreeReading

Gcast. Make your voice heard.

Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs) online classrooms and hotspots for your social learning and networking
easy to collaborate content and edit; wikis help kids learn from the beginning to any where in the middle
my favorite PLN! a wonderful way to learn, share, or explore what other people you are interested in know
Follow people in the same field or subject as you and gain unlimited resources and advice
a great place for teachers to start their PLNs

Free Conference Call, Phone Conferencing, Teleconferences -

Classroom Collaboratives
live boardcasting with multiple cams
quick presenting
Live boardcasting and presenting
Free computer to computer video/voice calls with chats, games, whiteboard, and collaboration of multiple callers

Going Green
rather than printing out daily homework reminders, let a student record it and send it forms
Please let students know that they can create ONE document online and share it with their partners (collaboratively) without having to travel to each other's homes.
adobe pdf downloads
download a free settings for adobe pdf creater to save your work in a non-editable way
Earth Hour US

Help save the planet from the greenhouse effect and conserve natural resources!
World Water Day: Join an Event on March 22, 2009
1 in 6 people in the world do NOT have clean or safe water to live.
Thank you.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Loving Picasa 3 almost as much as my Camera

This program, Picasa 3 gives me piece of mind when using for all of my photo editing and sharing.

Here's a 5 minute recap of some of the great features:

Photo fun can begin with sites like and many more, just google search fun with photos. Not to big of a fan of Picasa's web albums, but they have come in handy over the months.

How easy is it to make a panoramic photo?

Alexa, 7 years old। Allen, 70 years old. They’re rookies – new to the art of photo stitching. They battle mouse-to-mouse to see who can create a panorama the fastest. It’s easy at any age with Windows Live Photo Gallery. Give it a shot.

<br/><a href='' target='_new' title='The Rookies: 7 vs 70'>Video: The Rookies: 7 vs 70</a>

Download Windows Live Photo Gallery. Free.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

Earth Hour: "Earth Hour aims to reach millions of people in over 1000 cities worldwide। Sign up and be counted! Receive e-newsletters filled with useful tips and a text reminder prior to Earth Hour."