This lesson includes explaining what a time capsule is with videos for both elementary and secondary levels. It includes class discussion about artifacts found in a time capsule. Included are ideas to collaborate the project cross curricular, student direction, as well as a rubric for grading and explaining student expectations.
https://youtu.be/TrF2m6neQKII 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 […]
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. https://blog.tcea.org/zoom-games/?utm_source=TCEA+Emails&utm_campaign=2e13991d66-TN-MAY12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f3a5bb651e-2e13991d66-68439791&ct=t(TN-MAY12) 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 […]
Screencast-o-matic is a versatile tool that every teacher can use to create digital content for their students. Screencast-o-matic is an awesome tool for recording a video of what is happening on your computer screen. It can often be easier to make a quick little video to explain a concept than to try and explain […]
With a recent update you can finally play videos in Google Meet and have the sound broadcast through to your audience. When you go to present your screen you need to choose “tab” to present a video with sound. So make sure you have the video you want to play already open in a tab […]
YOU can edit videos. It really is super easy with WeVideo.com . 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 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 […]
Let’s take a look at how to create a video slideshow in Adobe Spark. We will add images and music to create our video. You can also add a voice over or text to slides if you need to as well. Please check out the video walk through below on how to create an Adobe […]
Are you or your students having trouble accessing Google Forms, Drive, or Classroom when it requires you to be logged into your school gmail account? Here is my guide to fixing/avoiding these issues. The first and simplest method is to use a Chromebook if possible. Just have the student login to the Chromebook with their […]
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+. https://code.org/starwars?fbclid=IwAR2HzfR8LyFIqPGfPF7Z5sxiNFsdXBdffgNI49Pe52EwlDElUngRaKT3PWs
Google Meet recently pushed out a new update to include a Zoom like grid view feature called Tiled. You access the menu in the bottom right corner; select Change Layout; Click Tiled. Check out the super quick video below to learn more.
Here is a quick tip to hopefully make it easier when looking up grades in Edgenuity or Google Classroom (LMS) and entering them in Infinite Campus(Grade book software). It is also helpful when making new activities for your students and you need to see the Doc or Slides you are working in and the resource you […]
If you have a slide show that you have created you can easily share it with your students, parents, or staff by simply publishing it to the web through Google Slides. You don’t have to create a website to host it online. Google slides will generate a link for you to share that presents your […]
The folks in Florida may have no idea when Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will open again but in the mean time we can take a virtual field trip there. I have created an exciting activity for your students to explore and as an example to inspire you to create a virtual field trip of […]
Here is a quick video explanation of how to use the Snap Camera on your PC to activate filters for Google Meets.
Did you know you can change the banner image at the top of your Google Classroom? There are quite a few stock images to select from built in to Google Classroom. You can also upload your own image. Here is a quick guide on how to create your own correctly sized (16.67″x4.17″) banner image and […]
Did you know you can schedule an email to go out at a later date and time? This can be a great feature for creating a regular routine or expectation with your students. It can also help you not send out emails at strange hours of the night. Here is a quick video walk through […]
https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/google-classroom-faq-your-most-common-questions-answered/?fbclid=IwAR0cIe3Q3UmsGNm4jxTNQ9wwimZMbkxAnvu2QnPwpk6oPBuzKf3J1C4bF5c 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 […]
I was in a Region 10 Webinar today about Remote Learning for the ESL classroom, which I will post about later, and I noticed a great strategy they were using to keep the meeting going smoothly. The presenter had a second person that was monitoring the chat tab and would relay the questions to the […]
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 […]
https://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right Do I Have a Right This is a cool game based on the Bill of Rights. Students run a law office and interact with clients to determine if they have a case in their complaint. Watch the video below of me checking out the game and seeing how it works. To assign the game […]
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 […]
https://ereadinggames.com/context-clues-climber/ Here is a fun little game for students to practice vocabulary knowledge and reading skills. Students navigate their player through the platform game with the arrow keys. When they fall into a trap they are quizzed and if successful they are able to continue their adventure.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GSuiteTs/permalink/1462216017272769 Thanks to a fellow Educator from elsewhere, Charlotte Britt Rogers, for this Infographic of Best Practices for Google Meets.
https://www.screencastify.com/ CAST_COVID is a coupon code for Screencastify. I tested it and it gives you a free one year subscription to the $29 Teacher plan. Note the Total Due after I put in the coupon code.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/levar-burton-reads-stories-twitter-other-livestream-learning-opportunities-this-week-180974568/ 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 has curated content and resources that are available on their website at the link below. https://sites.google.com/region10.org/r10-remote-learning-resources/home 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 […]
Google Meet Grid View is a Google Chrome extension that will tile the camera view of all the participants in your Google meet session so that you can see all their faces. Thanks to Ms. Hall for sharing this one. “No data is stored by the extension, it’s a purely cosmetic script. No extra permissions […]
https://sites.google.com/view/edtechmrbrowndl/home https://launchpad.classlink.com/princeton 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 […]
Today we are going to learn a quick and easy way to turn those .pdf worksheet files into a format that can be assigned and completed in Google Classroom. I will walk you through the process in the video but here are the basic steps:1) Save the worksheet as an image (make it the background […]
We have been struggling around our household with printing pdf files. When you click print the browser is freezing on the print preview screen. The work around I have come up with is to download the pdf and open it in Adobe Acrobat Viewer instead of Chrome. You can change the settings of your Chrome […]
EdTech Update 26 March 2020 What a busy and interesting time we are all working through! Today I am bringing you something new, a reminder, and something fun. In true dessert first fashion let me throw something fun at you first. This is my current favorite song. You will either love it and think it […]
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 […]
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” […]