"Alexa, how do I make use of you in the classroom?" Many of my friends have jumped on the voice assistant bandwagon, and I don't think that we are alone. This is hardly surprising, as this last holiday season, you could purchase an Amazon Dot, or Google Home Mini for less than $20! We all have … Continue reading 5 Classroom Uses for Voice Assistants
If you haven't seen this yet, take a moment right now and check this out. National Geographic has created a series of 360° videos and shared them on YouTube.
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
Adobe Spark is a fantastic tool that I use on a regular basis both personally and professionally. This quick list is going to focus just on reasons for using Adobe Spark Post, but in the future I will expand on the other Adobe Spark tools. 1-The design is already done. And the designs are fantastic! … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Adobe Spark Post
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!
I've written about Google Keep before. It's one of my go-to tools and I use it everyday on my computer, phone and iPad. I could not get through a day without it. If you're not familiar with Google Keep, it's basically a Google Docs version of "Stickies" for your computer. You can use them for … Continue reading Pin a Google Keep Note to the Top
Finally! Google has been saying that this feature would be released before school started up in September. Well they have kept their word. As of today, when I logged into Google Classroom, I received a notice of their recent updates, and now parents or guardians can get notifications about student activities. Here are a few … Continue reading Invite Guardians to Google Classroom
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.
If you're moving jobs, or even positions, you might be faced with this question: How do I save everything from my Google account and transfer it to another one? Well you're in luck. I ran into a little Google program that does just that. It's called Google Takeout. You can learn more about it HERE. … Continue reading Archive Everything in your Google Account
Are you tired of using the same 10 or so fonts that are available in Google Docs? Well you're in luck! You can actually add a ton more fonts to your docs to work with. There are more than 450 fonts to choose from. Here's how you do it. Add Fonts to a Google Doc: … Continue reading How to add more fonts to Google Docs