What is Jamboard? Jamboard is a FREE collaborative whiteboard application that is part of the G Suite for Education. Educators have found Jamboard extremely beneficial for increasing engagement and opportunities for collaboration. Students may collaborate in real-time while using the drawing, text, image, sticky notes, shapes, and laser tools. Users with access to a PC … Continue reading Pump Up the Jam(board)
Are you creating beautiful daily lesson plans for students using Google Slides? Are your assignments posted into Google Classroom along with links, tasks, and templates and followed with a detailed checklist created in Docs? I'm sure you spent a lot of time creating these resources! But, are we creating too MANY resources and links for … Continue reading Consolidate Assignments by Using Google Sheets
This Fall, educators are doing everything they can to provide sanitized materials for our students. But what about those old, laminated bathroom passes or sign-out notebooks? If your students have access to a device that can scan QR codes you may want to consider using digital hall passes. Most all newer model SMARTphones, tablets and laptops are able to scan QR codes.
Why QR Code Hall Passes?
If students have access to a device with a QR code scanner, the codes allow students to quickly scan the code whenever they need to leave the classroom without touching a shared bathroom pass or notebook. This also creates a record system for the teacher by recording student activity using a spreadsheet. The information may then be sorted and shared with parents, co-teachers or administrators as needed. This blog post also explains how to create a pre-filled link so even our youngest learners…
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No one can say this school year wasn't interesting. Can you believe it's almost over? As we approach the end of the school year you may be wondering how you may collaborate on a digital yearbook. The answer is simple....Google Slides! Template: TinyUrl.com/Yearbook4Slides This yearbook was designed for elementary students but you can find more … Continue reading Google Slides Yearbook
What is Snap Camera? Snap Camera is a FREE application that allows you to use different lenses on your computer while recording videos, taking photographs or participating in video chats using Google Meet, Zoom or Skype. There are thousands of lenses or filters to choose from including the traditional Snapchat filters as well as designs … Continue reading Snap Camera! Engage Students During a Virtual Meet
Today, I watched my son's amazing Kindergarten teacher lead a video conference with her class of 5 and 6 year old students. Students were so excited to see their classmates and their teacher! However, within minutes the excitement dominated the video call and students were interrupting each other, shouting and changing the topic. Other participants … Continue reading Establishing Guidelines During Synchronous and Asynchronous Video Conferences
Wakelet Collection Educational technology companies from around the world are currently offering access to their premium subscriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a Wakelet collection of offerings curated from Twitter. Please note: I have not spent time determining the quality of these resources. As always , remember to check the Terms of Service and … Continue reading EdTech Companies Offering FREE Subscriptions During School Closures
Educators have been very excited to explore the possibilities of inserting audio into Google Slides. If you haven't heard, teachers and students may now record audio and then insert the audio clip into their presentations. But how do we use this feature? Do we just record ourselves reading the content of each Slide? No way! … Continue reading Integrating Slides Audio: Next Level
This year I decided to make some new resolutions that will save me a lot of time by streamlining my workflow and staying organized. Here are my 2020 resolutions for doing so using technology
Read and Write for Google Student Activity Guide Many educators truly appreciate the benefits of using the Read and Write for Google Chrome Extension by TextHelp in classrooms! When students use the Read and Write extension they have access to a variety of tools that may help all learners with their reading and writing skills. … Continue reading Read and Write for Google Student Activity: Grades 3+