To Do and To Keep

With the addition of the Quick Access Side Panel in various Google Apps (Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc) I’m sure many users started pondering the differences and usage of Tasks and Keep. Which should I use? Which one is better? Is one app going to disappear in the near future (knowing how Google continually…

Getting Started with Twitter Chats

People use Twitter for many reasons: following interests, sharing ideas, inspiration, backchanneling, communicating with a larger audience, etc. Today’s post focuses on what is a Twitter Chat and tips on how to participate. What is a Twitter Chat? Using Twitter is a public conversation around one unique hashtag. This hashtag allows you to follow the…

Taking VR to A New Level with Tour Creator

It’s one thing to experience VR, however to create in VR that’s taking your experience to a whole new level. Equitable access to meaningful tools continues to roll out more and more for creating virtual experiences, environments, etc. Over the past year using CoSpaces EDU has been the driving force for VR creation, however recently…

Creating a Combined Master Calendar

Often enough organizations are collaborating and have the need to efficiently communicate regarding events and pertinent information. Sometimes sharing calendars is enough, however there are times when you would like one unified calendar. Here are few steps to get you started with creating a unified calendar. Setting Up and Sharing Locate the + create a…

3 Steps to Embed Your Twitter Feed in New Google Sites!

Embedding in Google Sites has evolved within the past few months to allow full websites displays as well as embedding media feeds such as your Twitter. Here are a few steps on getting your Twitter feed embedded on your new Google Site! Step 1: Accessing your Twitter Settings Within Twitter locate your profile image and…

Conquer Your Forms Collaboratively

Collaboration in G Suite apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms is not only common but is essential in modern practice of how we learn and work together. This post focuses more on how we in education can efficiently and creatively collaborate in a sheet that will in essence assist in creating varying forms such…

Making Twitter Easy in 2018

The expression drinking from a fire hose of content or knowledge is a perfect explanation of reading content from Twitter. Here are a few tips in making Twitter easy to read for everyone. The following 3 tips are not exactly new but are built in tools that go unnoticed with new Twitter users. Create Lists:…

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…