Author: edtechmrbrown

GC Basics am excited to present to you some short but very useful Google Classroom training videos.  There are 15 videos here that are mostly around 2 minutes long which will teach you everything you need to know to get started with Google classroom.   When you get bored of summer in a few weeks and you are yearning […]

“Shall We Play A Game?”

Here is a link to an article from TCEA with some ideas of games you can play live in an online meeting with your students. A scavenger hunt and charades are two of my favorite ideas on this blog post.  A scavenger hunt would be easy to pull off.  Send students to find an object […]


YOU can edit videos. It really is super easy with . Check out this tutorial on how to upload your video clips and edit them together to produce a finished video in WeVideo. We put together a cooking video in this tutorial. Below the WeVideo Tutorial you can also check out the video I […]

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a great communication tool for your team. Google Hangouts lets you send text messages, images, make video calls, and more. Google Hangouts is already built into your Gmail page but you can use it on most any device and it syncs your conversations up across them all. Make sure you download the […]

May the 4th Be With You

Monday will be May the 4th, Star Wars Day.Here is a Star Wars coding lesson you can assign to your students so that they can learn about coding and practice problem solving skills.  There are two different coding activities, one suitable ages 6+ and a more challenging activity for ages 11+.

Google Classroom Tips Here is a link to some FAQ’s and tips for using Google Classroom from Mrs. Kasey Bell. Kasey Bell’s Shake Up Learning is a great resource to follow. One cool tip I learned from this page was that you can post assignments to all of your classes at the same time if you are […]


Let’s take a quick look at Classkick’s super short introduction video then we will dive in deeper. You can create new interactive assignments in Classkick that include manipulatives, multiple choice, and fill in the blank activities. You could also use the multiple choice and fill in the blank question features to add on to an […]

Discovery Education Coding

Check out this message below from Discovery Ed Coding Designed for Kids We’re excited to provide your educators and students with an exclusive full-access preview of our all-new Coding app, now available with Discovery Education Experience through June 30, 2020. Discovery Education Coding provides completely self-guided and engaging lessons for students to learn block coding, HTML, and Python. Designed for educators and students […]


Let’s take a look at Powtoon. Powtoon is a video creation tool that lets you make animated engaging videos to share with your students. There are a few usable free features available to you that make it worth checking out. There are two videos here. The first video walks through how Powtoon works. The second […]

Smithsonian Resources LeVar Burton Reads Stories on Twitter and Other Livestream Learning Opportunities This Week These resources include kid’s P.E. classes on YouTube. Laurie Berkner Facebook Live singing and story telling. Facebook Live videos with Pennsylvania’s Elmwood Park Zoo. An outdoor adventure class. Daily Art challenges. Zoom Civics lessons from the National Constitution Center. There are […]

Region 10 At-Home Instructional Support

Region 10 has curated content and resources that are available on their website at the link below. The resources on this website includes Administrator resources for assistance making decisions and supporting your staff. Teacher resources include theoretical support as well as content are resources. There are also links for Counselors, CTE, Dyslexia, ESL, Fine […]

Distance Learning Resources Classlink is the best way to get your students connected to Google Classroom and many other online activities.  After students login to Classlink they only need to launch Google Classroom and they will be connected. ClassLink also contains many other activities and resources for your students to work on.  Check out this link […]

Google Voice

Google Voice March 17, 2020|Accommodations, Blended Learning, EdTech, ELAR, Elementary, ELL, FERPA, Google, Kinder, Math, Organization, Science, Secondary, Social Studies, SPED, Tools If you are unable to get to your school phone and don’t want to use your personal phone number, Google Voice could be a great option for you to use when making phone […]

Getting Started with Google Meets and More

March 17, 2020|Accommodations, Blended Learning, EdTech, ELAR, Google, Math, Organization, Science, Secondary, Social Studies, SPED, Tools Google Hangouts Meet will be a primary contact tool that you use with your students during this time.  The first step you will need to take is to create a Gmail Contact Group of your students.  Those groups are called “Labels” […]