Augmented reality is a bit of a "buzz" word right now in education. It's actually all over, but not always identified as AR. However, this is a technology that has the potential to alter how students learn and teachers teach. Before going any further, lets make sure that we all know what AR is. According to Google's … Continue reading 4 Apps to Introduce Augmented Reality
If your job is like mine at all, you spend some of your time creating graphics for social media, sample lesson plans to share with teachers, and loads more things. Because there are many facets to what I do, I try to keep a consistent theme across all of the media that I create (also, … Continue reading Eye Dropper: Great extension for Chrome!
As a classroom teacher, I always tried to incorporate some form of student reflection into my activities with my classes. When I began to rely more on reflection in the classroom, my role as teacher quickly melded into more of a facilitator role. I wish that I would have had a tool like ReCap when … Continue reading A great tool for student reflection!
If you haven't heard about the new MASSIVE app hit from Niantic you may be living under a rock. Pokémon GO has been downloaded an estimated 5 gazillion times since launching on the iOS and Android app stores just earlier this month. It is on track to quickly outnumber Twitter in terms of daily users … Continue reading Leveraging Pokémon GO for Schools.
You can sign in to Chrome to access browser settings, such as bookmarks and apps, that have been synced to your Google Account. Make sure you sign in to Chrome on each computer that should share the same Chrome settings. See more reasons for signing in to Chrome Follow these steps to sign in: Open … Continue reading How (and why) to Sign into Google Chrome
Chromebooks have the ability to wirelessly share what is on their screen with a projector or other display in your classroom. This is a great feature for when students are researching, or creating content, and would like to share with the rest of the class. In order to be able to do this, you must … Continue reading Share your Chromebook Screen with a Chromecast
Google Tone (click to download) is a great little Chrome extension that makes sharing a URL super easy. The extension uses the speakers and microphone on your device to send a URL through a sound byte.
It's something that a lot of us overlook, but being able to right-click is an important skill and one that might not be as intuitive as we hope for students who are new to Chromebooks. So here's my next installment in #Chromebooks for Teachers... Please share if you think this is useful!
Capturing screenshots is something that you absolutely must be able to do. As a teacher and Technology Coordinator I am constantly using screenshots in things that I create for faculty and students. Students should be able to do the same. How about that project where you are asking a student to teach something back to … Continue reading How to Take Screenshots on a Chromebook
Accessibility is huge. Especially in schools. Students come in all different shapes and sizes. They have differing abilities and hardships. We know that one size DOES NOT fit all when it comes to teaching. This is one of the reasons that technology can be a great equalizer. Technology makes tasks that before were difficult or … Continue reading Easy Text-To-Speech in Chrome