Consolidate Assignments by Using Google Sheets

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

Digital Hall Passes using QR Codes

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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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Snap Camera! Engage Students During a Virtual Meet

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

Establishing Guidelines During Synchronous and Asynchronous Video Conferences

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

EdTech Companies Offering FREE Subscriptions During School Closures

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