Start the School Year Off Right with Google Classroom Updates

Most recently G Suite for Education has released a handful of updates in Classroom to increase educator efficiency and advocate best usage in the classroom. With the school year starting, here are a few updates that will help you setup and use Google Classroom. Reordering your Classrooms Going Big with that Class Code Showing Lists…

Safely Backup Your Files with Back Up & Sync

Just recently Google Drive has added a new back up and sync tool to allow you to access/sync you Google Drive off your computer as well as sync common areas of your computer to Google Drive. The new tool doesn’t have an exact name however when you visit your Google Drive you will notice a…

Schedule with Meet

As the world evolves with video and chat communication within and outside of the school systems, we need to take note of name and tool changes currently happening. Just an FYI, Google Hangouts for video broadcasting/conferencing is changing. The app we know and love is growing and changing via name and implementation. Welcome to Google…

Staying Connected

We have many ways we can stay connected for learning, while learning, after we have learned. This post focuses on how the educator, student, and parent stays connected with learning. Connect With Others Social Media du jour (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest…) use your comfort level and daily routines to your favor. For the most part, everyone uses…

4 Things to KEEP in Mind

It doesn’t come as a surprise the usage and existence of many digital note-taking applications on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Each year all users (educators, students, etc.) take notes in various and efficient/non efficient ways. Digitally we take pictures, videos, stream events, type notes, share links, and on we go! Instead of using the…

5 Must Try Classroom Resources

If you haven’t tried them yet, the following five resources are massively engaging and applicable cross any content area. Free is always a plus! New Google Sites This year Google Sites has transitioned into a visually impressive and ultra simple platform to design websites, online learning spaces, dashboards, student projects, online newsletters, etc. Accessing the…

Easily Accessing Google Drive Templates

Just recently Google Drive has updated to allow all users to easily create docs, sheets, slide, and forms from a template. This is done simply by pressing the New button, mouse over any app and click on the arrow on the right side. Check out this short video on how easy this is for you…

Site or File? Customizing and Safety of New Google Sites

Lot’s of Googlers are still in the initial starting phase of the transition from “Classic” Google Sites to the “New” Google Sites. Set aside all the obvious awesome features of “New” Sites (below). Modern web design Responsive design (how the published site looks on differing devices) Ease of use Real-time customizing and editing Did you know?…

Working Offline in Google Drive

Google Drive has transformed how we work, share, collaborate, and overall network with each other. The concept of using an internal network and or even saving locally has been questioned. Why save locally when you have cloud access anywhere? Why focus on an internal network when G Suite for Education provides us unlimited space? Both questions…

Content Creation for VR with CoSpaces

One of my new favorite resources for virtual reality content creation is an application called CoSpaces. Within CoSpaces users can create their own virtual environments by using 3D tools, uploading media, and searching the web. With the VR explosion of excitement happening with various VR wear, easily accessible content creation tools are essential. Visit CoSpaces to Learn…