Hello everyone! What a fantastic week with some new projects!
The 6th Grade Team in Dobbs Ferry is doing a fabulous Renewable Energy cross-curricular integrated project involving Science, Social Studies and ELA. The technology piece they have decided to employ is creating Infographics with the use of Canva. Here is the handout we gave the kids. If you are interested in this please let me know.
Uploading Documents without converting
Making the migration from your computer network drives to your Google Drive? Here are some important things to know!
Spell check in Gmail:
This is a quick technique to check your spelling in Gmail.
Quick filing for Gmail using filters
This is a super quick tutorial which can help you clean out your inbox by making some actions automatic
Are you a Math person?
Teaching Math in a Google Apps Environment
This video is about 50 minutes, not quick, but it is a great resource for answering "How do I use GAFE when teaching Math(Google Apps for Education). I asked two educators who are specialists in Math how they have addressed this common question. I learned a lot!
I hope you had a wonderful week!
There have been some great sessions in Dobbs and a big focus on Google Forms lately
Keeping minutes/Ongoing documents -searching
This is just a quick tutorial to show you how I like to keep minutes within and department for ongoing tracking. When I say “+” somebody into the document that means I actually literally put a plus symbol in the comment and start typing their email address.
Clean Sweeping Email
This is probably my biggest request lately, especially after people see my inbox. This tutorial takes you through saving and cleaning up your inbox.
Finding and Installing Screencastify
I use the screencastifiy extension every week when I do my FAQ videos for you. It is also really valuable for teachers to give feedback for students and also teach flipped lessons for their students.
Sharing to Classroom from Screencastify
This is a great little option that was recently added to Screencastify- Share directly to Classroom!
Here are some videos of the current things that are being addressed in some of my school districts:
Using the screencastify extension
More and more students are beginning to use the screencast by Chrome extension to record themselves narrating slideshows. I have use this with kindergarten, first grade all the way through high school. It's an extension that works very well and is simple to use. This perfect to pair with Google slides and have students narrate a slideshow.
Awesome Calendar Tip for scheduling
Creating a “Period” based calendar. Did you know there is a calendar that can help you with booking appointments? When making appointment slots is not as efficient this is an option one of my districts has taken.
Breakout EDU Session at Dobbs Ferry
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with teacher leaders at the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District and facilitate a Breakout Edu lesson. Breakout edu is a platform for immersive learning, a presenta challenge in a fun format for students to apply their knowledge and research to solve the puzzle of the box. I have a kit and I am more than happy to facilitate a session in your class or with your department. Anyone can do break out, all you need is a box you can order one or you can create one the directions are open source and available to all. Congrats to the Dobbs HS teacher leaders who “Escaped” with 9 minutes to spare! There are games available from elementary through secondary.
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