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Tech Tip: Options for inserting images into Google Docs, Slides, Drawings, and more!

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:54 AM by Susan Stewart   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 9:55 AM ]

I made a quick video that shows a variety of ways to insert images into Google, including how students can take a snapshot directly from their Chromebook.

Adding Images


Tech Tip: FORMATIVE!

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:51 AM by Susan Stewart

https://goformative.com/

Formative is a great tool to use as a quick formative assessment or exit ticket. It has a user-friendly interface and offers a variety of item types including typed response, true/false, multiple choice, and DRAW response.  You can also insert images and blocks of text for students to read and respond to. The answers can be viewed live to give a quick check for understanding.

Take my sample quiz on Formative:

https://goformative.com/student#/assignments/NECQ732  - Press the PURPLE Button – You can take the quiz without signing up for an account!

Tech Tip: Inviting Others to your Google Calendar or Calendar Events

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:50 AM by Susan Stewart

There are a number of ways to share your Google Calendar with others – you can share the whole calendar, you can share a specific event, you can embed it to a website, and more!

 This video goes through a couple of the basic ways to share calendar information with others:  https://youtu.be/_dZOAPN9Huk

Tech Tip: That Quiz! http://www.thatquiz.org/

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:48 AM by Susan Stewart

Check out this great website for K-12 content/quizzes in math, vocabulary, geography, and more! It’s a great tool to add to your list of options for practice and formative assessment.

Here’s a quick tutorial made by TCOE:

 Video: https://youtu.be/3waO9qcfLz4

Tutorial: https://goo.gl/yRwPvM

Tech Tip: Approving Videos for Student Use on YouTube! (Plus that weird AdBlock popup you might have seen in Google Chrome!)

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:45 AM by Susan Stewart

Please watch this four minute video! There is a new feature on YouTube that will allow videos to be approved for student viewing. This feature should be fully operational in the very, very near future.

https://youtu.be/UL2QnA2Voq4

 (A little note about this video: I didn't realize it was recording my face! If I had known, I might have smiled a little more!)

Tech Tip: Copyright and Fair Use

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:44 AM by Susan Stewart   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 9:44 AM ]

Do you know your rights when it comes to using images and media use in the classroom?


Tech Tip: Moving pictures from your iPad into Google Drive – Plus Bonus Video! - How to take pictures DIRECTLY to Google Drive.

posted Oct 28, 2015, 9:41 AM by Susan Stewart

iPads are great for taking photos and videos in the classroom, but sometimes the challenge is getting those pictures and videos OFF of the iPad and shared to other teachers, to your desktop computer, or even to students. Here’s a quick and easy way to move your images and videos FROM your iPad to a folder in Google Drive!


 Click here to view this lesson about Moving Images From Your iPad To Google Drive.

 This second video shares how to take pictures directly to your Google Drive and avoid losing pictures in to the “Camera Roll of Doom.” https://youtu.be/LFcDpHmNHHU

Tech Tip: Google Voice to Text Feature!

posted Sep 8, 2015, 8:18 AM by Susan Stewart   [ updated Sep 8, 2015, 8:18 AM ]

Check out this Google Tool for using your voice to get text on a page. It could come in handy for our students who struggle with typing, and also for times when we have a piece of text on paper, in a locked PDF,  or in a book that we would like students to be able to use in Google Docs for annotations or other activities. See this video demo:   https://youtu.be/anUCsXAnWqQ

Tech Tip (9/2/2015): Finding things in your Google Drive!

posted Sep 2, 2015, 2:35 PM by Susan Stewart   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 2:36 PM ]

Is your Google Drive getting crowded? Is it difficult to find your files?  Don’t forget that you can create folders to organize your files in Drive. Also, here’s a short video on some advanced search options in your Google Drive:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8AC2f-BOw

Tech Tip (8/25/2015): Google Classroom Adds New Features for Back to School!

posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:41 AM by Susan Stewart   [ updated Aug 25, 2015, 8:42 AM ]

Google Classroom released some HUGE updates this week!  These include Calendar integration, threaded discussions to posted questions, OPTIONAL due-dates, the ability to REUSE old posts, and the ability to BUMP a post back to the top of the stream! Read the full article from Google for Education here!  

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