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Register for Snapchat 101: Engaging Students in Accounting, an IMA Faculty Friday Webinar

On Friday, September 29, 2017, I will be the speaker for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Faculty Friday Webinar entitled “Snapchat 101: Engaging Students in Accounting.” Snapchat can be a pretty neat tool for engaging with students, especially those in online classes or in large classes. I will be talking first about how to […]

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Karen Braun’s 7 Excel projects for managerial accounting

If you teach managerial accounting, you may want to look at Dr. Karen Braun’s Excel projects for managerial accounting. She has created seven Excel projects on various topics in managerial accounting, complete with step-by-step student instructions and instructor solutions. The topics include: Job costing Cost behavior CVP analysis Process costing Budgeting Flexible budgeting Division evaluation […]

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Technology tip: How to keep the original formatting when copying a slide into a PowerPoint file

At the annual American Accounting Association conference last week, one of my co-presenters had our original PowerPoint file on her computer. I had a slide that I wanted her to insert into that main PowerPoint file we were going to use to present. When she inserted my slide, my slide lost its formatting to take […]

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Technology tip: How to shorten your long web links (URLs)

Do you ever want to give students a link for a document or website during class but the URL is too long to reasonably type? For example, let’s say I want to give students the link during class to a blog post I wrote. The original blog post URL is long – see https://accountingintheheadlines.com/2016/06/07/what-is-the-impact-on-snapchats-balance-sheet-from-its-latest-issuance-of-stock/. However, […]

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Technology tip: How to add closed captions to your YouTube videos

If you use a script to create videos for YouTube, adding closed-captions to your YouTube videos is pretty easy. (The script needs to be saved as a plain text file; you would save it as a “.txt” file in Word.) I have created a step-by-step PowerPoint to show you how to add closed-captions to your video […]

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New type of blog post – Technology tips

Greetings! I wanted to let you know that I am adding a new type of blog post to Accounting in the Headlines. I will be posting Technology Tips periodically. These tips will be short articles about some type of technology that you can use in teaching introductory accounting. I am going to focus on technology […]

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