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…

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…