Tech Tip Tuesday

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday,

I hope your week is going well and you’re wrapping some things up for a much deserved holiday break.

I wanted to pick something quick that you could explore and not have to dig deep into over break.

So HERE it is…

Pechaflickr! Can you improv a coherent presentation from images you have never seen?

Enter a tag, press play, and see how well you can communicate a coherent message illustrated by 20 random photos, each one on screen for 20 seconds. Advanced options let you change the number of images and/or the timing. HERE is the url, check it out.

I thought this would be something practical that you could incorporate into your class and can give you some great results and possibly a couple of laughs. It could be used as a pre-lesson assignment, review, or post lesson, having the students present what they know on the topic using images. The images are found from flickr, so it is a random selection, if you don’t feel comfortable with this try creating your own.

To make your own try using Google Presentation ( share with editing rights) and have the students find a picture that represents the unit you are talking about (1 picture per slide) and then randomly draw numbers to see who presents on what slide.

Here are some randoms I thought I would share!

  • Mac Knowledge!

Capturing pictures using Macbook!

Command Shift f4 (Select)

Command Shift f5 – Whole Page

  • If you liked Checker Plus for Google Calendar check out Checker Plus for Email – this is an extension for email.

  • The SDMA is launching an #iSeeMathSDMA campaign in an attempt to highlight the math all around us. Join us in tweeting a picture of math in your world. Remember to include #iSeeMathSDMA in your tweet!

Looking for some OnDemand PD check out the Education on Air sessions HERE!

Have a great break!


Tech Tip Tuesday

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday,

Hope your week is going great!

I wanted to explore Google Classroom a little more and created a class for you all to join, so you can see it from a different point of view.

Note: You should see an additional email from me about joining my Google Class. ( Read After this EMAIL)

If you are not already set up in Google Classroom go to this link – Google Classroom

  • On the bottom right-hand corner, here is an option to sign in as a Student or a Teacher – select TEACHER. It will log you in as it is associated with your Google account already.

Once logged in it will give you a dashboard, if you have classes they will show up already if not there is a PLUS sign up by your username in the top right-hand corner. Go here and you can Join Class or Create Class.

To Join The Class

  • Option 1- Click on the email that I sent ( Similar time) this will get you right into the class. ( THIS works well if you have everyone’s email linked together such as… all_staff or you have a group with your class set up already.) Otherwise, this is a lot of work to individually invite each student to your class and time consuming.
  • Option 2- On your DASHBOARD click the + and Join Class, type in w2wbiq as the class code. This should send you right to our class page.

I have posted a question there for you to play with, you can answer and respond to others, just know that everyone in the class can see.

Blog Post’s/ Articles-

Differentiation with Google Classroom

Google Classroom the Why and How  

Have a great day and let me know if there is anything I can help with!