Google Expeditions with iPads

Regardless what tablet you own, with release of the Google Expeditions app found on Google Play and the App Store you have the ability to take your Classroom on a virtual reality journey. This video demonstrates how to run a Google Expedition using only iPads.

First Step for Multi-District Google Classrooms

The first step to break down barriers of a single domain in Google Classroom is to whitelist other school domains in your Admin Console. This short video demonstrates what you can do as an initial step to start a multi-district Google Classroom.

A Brief Introduction to the New Google Sites

Over the past few months, Google Sites has transformed into modern and material designed masterpiece. Not only is it visual appealing, it’s very user friendly for all learners. Over the past couple months I had early access and thoroughly enjoyed using the new platform with some minor exceptions (I’m assuming will be rolling out in…

AR Stretches It’s Wings

Augmented Reality or AR: a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. AR has been around for a few years with applications and hardware such as: Google Glass, Aurasma, Augment, and now Pokemon GO.  I cannot begin to explain what Pokemon exactly is….

Cast for Education

After Google for Education’s announcement this week of several tools to be implemented my mind is just racing with excitement. First off, Google Expeditions app is graduating from beta stage and its availability to the public. Second, Google Forms gets it long awaited grading component making it extremely easy for teachers to provide assessments. What I’m…

Sheets are Made with rowCall

Whether it’s the beginning, middle, or end of the school year data needs to be sorted. This instructional video demonstrates how to use the rowCall add-on in Google Sheets to use a header and distribute data to individual sheets for quick lookup and communication purposes.

Synergyse Training for Google Apps

As of May 2nd, Synergyse has announced they are joining Google Apps for Education according to this recent post. Due to this joining venture, Synergyse Training for Google Apps will be free allowing Google Apps customers to get immediate searchable help within any Google App. In short, this is great news all users of Google Apps…

Google Doc Curriculum Map

There are several methods for schools to produce a curriculum map, whether through paid subscriptions or through creative document mapping. Regardless of your choice, the concept of transparency is imperative for continuous and future planning. Keeping the balance of simplicity with complexity here is curriculum map template designed and now available in the Google Docs Template…

Student Perspective is Huge

It’s extremely important for to learning and demonstration purposes to display instruction through student perspective. A lot can be lost in translation when we teachers project from our view, however students (most of the time) have a more recipient view. A great way is having student leaders project their device to provide the rest of the…

Fix this Please! When Accessibility Goes Wrong

We all have  experienced a time when a student brings you a Chromebooks that looks a bit funky. Here are a series of Chromebook problems (when accessibility features are turned on) and how to fix them. Here is a short list of common learning distracting accessibility options (when not needed) ChromeVox (Spoken Feedback): anything you…