Tech Tips of the Week
There are so many tiny, beautiful, important moments that happen during long term projects — how are you going to share them all? This app helps you choose one second of video from each day of footage and then automatically produces a montage video for you.
This would be useful for any long term project where the students are documenting their process and progress using video.
Google has listened to teacher feedback and added co-teachers as a feature in Google Classroom. This much needed addition makes Google Classroom an even more powerful tool for organizing your digital class.
Here is a great how to video on solving some common problems teachers have had using Google Classroom.
Have you heard about Google Classroom, Google's new platform for managing student documents on Google Drive? It's easy to get started. Check out this video to begin using Google Classroom.
Are you leaving at the end of the year? As you are thinking about checking out you might want to consider making a copy of your Google information. Watch this video on how to use Google Takeout to help you get started. If you are interested in uploading your emails to your new account check out this link.
Sick of all of those annoying adds that pop up as you are trying to read something with your class? Try AdBock or Clearly. Ever wanted to save web content as you read it? Try Save to Drive. Do you find your browser working slowly because you have way too many tabs open at the same time? Save those tabs for later with TooManyTabs For Chrome or save them in one tab with One Tab. Maybe Incredible Start Page is for you. Extensions for Chrome are a wonderful way to enhance your Chrome experience. Use this presentation (en español y Ingles) to learn more about how Extensions can work for you.
1. Hemmingway App Evalulation - 9th grader Emilia evaluates the Hemmingway App; "This tool is helpful in order to revise and edit your writing. The program offers advice and helps you fix complex sentences, run-ons, incorrect use of adverbs, conciseness, and changing passive voice to active voice." Find out more by clicking Hemmingway App Evalulation.
2. Google Search Tips - 6th grader Roberto tells us about how using the "quotation marks", plus sign +, and Google's Safe Search can make you a more effective Google searcher
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If you are tired of hearing the voices in your head you might be happy to know that you can hear voices in Google Docs! With Kaizena, (Thanks Shawntel) you or your students can leave feedback in the form of voice comments in Google Docs. Take a look at one of the videos below to learn more.
As more of us are discovering the potential of what Google Docs/Drive can offer, we realize there is SO much out there that we can learn to help us utilize them in the best way with our colleagues and our students. This Great document found and shared with us by Chris Davis of elementary, has 100 Great Google Docs Tips and Tricks that will hopefully help you in your quest to become a Google Guru.
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Having two windows open at the same time can be a great way to be more efficient. A quick way to do this is when you have a win
dow open, hold down the windows button and press the right arrow key. In another window hold down the windows key and press the left arrow key. Still confused here is a quick video to hel
p you out.
Where did my Google Apps go? As you came into school today you may have noticed that Google has changed their look and there is no longer that black bar on the top of your screen with all of the Google services. Look no further than this video to show you how to find your favorites such as Google Drive, Calendar, and Sites.
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