o365: How to Find Synced OneDrive Files on a Mac

Now that you have synced your OneDrive files on your MAC, you may be wondering how to find them.  Once it is fully synced, you will find the OneDrive icon in the upper right part of your screen, just as you see in this image.


I have a large OneDrive Library, so mine took quite a bit of time to fully sync.  Additionally, this icon did not show up immediately.  I shut my MAC down after giving it several hours to sync and the next morning, it was there.  Now it syncs brilliantly on my many devices (phone, surface pro, iPad and my PC laptop).  #DeviceHarmony

If you have not synced it yet, here are those directions: sync-onedrive-for-business-as-local-drive-on-a-mac

Happy OneDriving!



Scan your book or journal barcodes to easily acquire and generate references in seconds using your phone’s camera.  You can reference any source: books, articles, webpages, videos, newspaper, legislation, artwork and more!  It includes over 7,500 reference styles (who knew there were that many to begin with), including APA and MLA.   BV folks, you can sign in with your Google email so you won’t have yet another username and password to remember.   See my instructional video to see just how easy this is.

MAC Snipping Tool

The MAC OS has a couple of shortcuts that mimic the Windows Snipping Tool, but not completely.  Watch this tutorial to learn how to add a Snipping Tool that is super easy to use and has the same flexibility that you see in the Windows environment.  You can copy/paste directly into your into Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and more.  It offers some simplistic annotative features as well that are better than the Windows Snipping tool!  AGAIN: they say a picture is worth a thousand words… so snip it and send it! Another option:  command + control + shift + 4 (if you have long enough fingers, do not want to annotate your image and can remember all of those keys).


StoryBird is a WEB2oOL that reverses visual storytelling by starting with the image and then unveiling the story.  Students can explore artists, get inspired and then write.  The books can be shared by link (like below), embed code or social media. https://storybird.com/about/

Picture Book Example: http://storybird.com/books/something-new-for-bettina-barcue/

Chapter Book Example: http://storybird.com/chapters/sameness-in-small-amounts/1/


Basic Instructions on how to create and share as private:

Storybird.com – kids must register

  1. Create and select your artwork. One limitation is that you can only use the artwork supplied (you can’t get some from different art sets).  Notice, these are artists that are allowing you to use their artwork.
  2. Select “Use this Art” (do not “Buy it”).
  3. Write your story in the spaces provided. There are no text bubbles, so you will need to write your story in text form.
  4. Use the + symbol to add pages, and drag the art onto the page in the area that you want.
  5. Save often. Save and Exit when done.
  6. To Share as a Private Book – you must publish, but you can still publish private.
  7. Now click the share icon to email your teacher a private copy.



Google Cultural Institute

Bring the world to your classroom.  With this site, you can discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.  Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. You can even create, save and share galleries with friends.

Visit the site here:  https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home

BVWTIS overview of the site:

Overview of the site: