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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Create Self-Graded Google Form Assessments

For years the only way we were able to create graded assessments was using the add-on Flubaroo. For years I’ve been a huge advocate of that add-on and have taught, presented, and blogged about it. Now I believe Flubaroo has inspired Google with the new update of adding the Quizzes feature in Google Forms. This…

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.