Tech Tip Tuesday

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday,

Hope you have some great things planned for the rest of the week! I have been working with some of our staff on flipping classrooms, student recordings and other recordings so thought I would send out some information for everyone.

I like to utilize Screencastify because it works well on Chromebooks. It is an extension you will need to add. HERE is the link to the extension to add to your Chrome browser.

I found a video on Screencastify and Google Sides that gives you step by step instructions of how to utilize the Screencastify extension.  HERE it is.

Ways to utilize this into your classroom

  1. Record your presentations while presenting in class so students could go back and view or if they are absent.

  2. Have students record themselves presenting their presentations or topics.

  3. Record morning message if you are going to be absent. (Sub Plans)

  4. Make Lesson Recap Videos ( students & Teachers)

  5. News Cast

  6. Moving Paper or Digital Manipulatives

  7. Whiteboard explainer

  8. Audio Assignments

  9. Verbal Feedback – Record feedback for students

  10. Instructional Videos

HERE is my go at Screencastify for some updates on Google Forms, check it out. It’s very user-friendly and easy to use.  This video is not perfect by any means and I recorded 10 before I was okay with the actual video but it is a great tool and definitely worth learning more about.

Have a great holiday break!

–Ashley 

Tech Tip Tuesday

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday,

It’s hard to believe we are already in the middle of November, it never seizes to amaze me how time flies.

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite tools & updates that might be helpful for you.

Extensions to check out:

TabCloud allows tabbed browsing addicts to easily save and import their open tabs across desktops.

Google Docs Quick Create adds a simple menu to your browser bar to quickly create new Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and Drawings for Google Drive.

Screencastify is the easiest way to Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen recordings. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop at the click of a button.

Hashtags to Check out:

#MWGS– This is for the Midwest Google Summit happening right now, there are some amazing ideas and knowledge to gain from this hashtag, Even if you don’t get to it while the conference is going I recommend going back through them as they are archived.

#Googleform – Check this out if you are looking for great ways to implement forms in your classroom or learn about new features.

GSuite Updates to check out: ( Google updated their name)

Google Docs now offers columns – go to Format than Column.

Google Forms offers pictures for multiple choice selection as well as self-grading quizzes built with-in.

Google Sites  New layout/Designs are coming around the end of November. They have updated the Sites to make them more user-friendly and visually appealing. COMING SOON!

Have a great day!

Ashley 

 

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Keep

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday,

Google Keep is a tool that I use on a daily basis and helps keep me organized. It could be considered a digital Post-it but in my opinion, can do so much, and is never left stuck at  my desk when I need it.

Here are some of the reasons why it is great and can be utilized in so many ways;

  1. Collaborate with others on to-do lists

  2. Organize Life

  3. Notes can be transferred to a Google Doc with one click

  4. Quick and easy

  5. Can access notes from multiple devices

  6. Reminders

  7. Voice and picture note

  8. Color Coded

Try it out! HERE is an article with some more information.

Here is a link for you to log in and gain access. Enjoy!

Here are some #HASHTAGS to check out! Link for more – HERE.

#GoogleMath – Applying Technology into the Math Classroom

#edtech – Applying technology into the classroom

#teacherhumor – For when you need a good laugh

Have a great day and don’t forget to #vote!  

Ashley

Google Keep, Check it out!

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Google keep is a list maker’s dream, from your to-do’s to grocery lists, Google Keep can do it all. There are so many great reasons to utilize this but for me, it simply is organization and simplicity. I can sync my lists on multiple devices or share with a friend. I no longer leave my important note attached to my desk at work, it can be accessed anywhere.

Here are some of the reasons why it’s my favorite and why you should utilize this in your life.

  1. Collaborate with others on to-do lists

  2. Organize Life

  3. Notes can be transferred to a Google Doc with one click

  4. Quick and easy 

  5. Can access notes from multiple devices

  6. Reminders

  7. Voice and picture note

  8. Color Coded

My favorite thing about Google Keep is my app on my iPhone. I can type up my grocery list on my computer and pull it up on my cell phone at the grocery store. With having the app on my phone it automatically syncs to my computer or other devices, this is great when you find an article online or quote on Facebook that you want. You can copy the quote or article and open up the Keep app, paste it in and it automatically syncs to your computer. You no longer have to email the link or log back in under a different account. I have also utilized this as an agenda list for different meetings, we all collaborate on the single note, it is easy to update and gives us a go-to agenda for our meeting.

If you’re a Post-it note lover, you will be a big fan of Google Keep! Check it out for yourself.

~Ashley

 

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