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
So I know this is a little late. But I wanted to create a quick little post about the books that I'm reading this summer. The reason I wanted to write this post, is that I'm really excited to read these books. I can't wait! So the first thing I am reading is "Creating Innovators" … Continue reading What I’m Reading this Summer.
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
I recently attended a virtual presentation about social media in schools, sponsored by Campus Suite and provided by Jay Cooper (@jay4schools). There were a bunch of really neat ideas that I was able to get from the presentation about leveraging social media for my school. I wanted to share the one that I thought was … Continue reading Content Rule of Thirds for Social Media in Schools.
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
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
This is something that every person (student, faculty, and admin) in a school should really be aware of. Google allows you to refine your searches to look only for things that you can use. Need an image of a puppy to use for a presentation? Want a photograph to use on your blog? Go to Google.com. Search … Continue reading Use Google to Search for Images you Can Use Legally
PhotoCard is a simple iOS app. You can use it to make postcards and then send to your friends and family. Useful enough right? It seems like an everyday app, and it is.. but how can you get more out of it and use it with your students in the classroom? Use postcards to explore … Continue reading Postmarked with History