3 Areas of Buy In to Boost Your Site!

There are many avenues to take to be a global communicator. One easy and awesome tool for all users (teachers, students, staff, community, anyone) is creating sites…. especially if that website is collaborative, responsive, and definitely has a purpose. I see 3 areas that would cause an issue for buy in My Technology Ability Level…

Computational Thinking with Forms, Sheets, and Add-Ons

ISTE’s recent update to Student Standards encompasses an area called Computational Thinker with a primary focus on student who develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technology methods to develop test solutions.¬† With this being said, we need to reflect on What data or problems do…

How to Live Stream with YouTube

Streaming is not an uncommon idea for most people. Almost every common social media app has the ability to stream (ie Facebook Stream, Twitter Periscope), however in the education sector social media streaming services feel a bit iffy. Most technology and admins are not sure if about what is the appropriate method or does this…

View All Assignments in Google Classroom

Today’s post focuses on how a student can filter assignments in Google Classroom as well as navigate to view assignments from a class or all classes. This 1 minute video demonstrates view assignments from a student perspective, however as an educator it’s important to know what you can/cannot do with Classroom as well as assist…

New Tools in Google Slides

Google Slide released some awesome and much needed updates, check out more from the G Suite Blog. This post focuses on three new tools should be used to enhance classroom presentations and collaboration. Inserting diagrams for organization and collaborative board like collaborative discussion space. View presentations in grid view rather than timeline. Accessing Google Keep…

Setting Up Printing on Your Chromebook

Recently, Google as allowed for differentiation when it comes to printing with Chromebooks by allowing users to manually add their printer instead of using Google Cloud Print. Here are the steps to manually add your printer. Follow the Screenshot Directions (click to view larger images)

A Time for a Survey, A Time for Assessment

Throughout our educational careers the utilization of gathering information and dissemination of data is a constant. Today’s post focuses on how we can survey and and assess. Even though there is a plethora of resources out there for teachers and school staff to use, I will narrow my focus to Google Forms. A Time to…

Creative Communication with Flipgrid

There are several resources available for educators in 2017, however this post will focus on a relatively new resource called Flipgrid. Flipgrid provides versatile opportunities for schools (educators, admins, students, etc) to provide video Communication Collaboration Discussions Speeches Differentiation Explanation Fun Account ¬†Options: Flipgrid One is a free account with some limitations, however provides the…

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…