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  • Blended Learning, Student-Driven Learning & Staff Development Guiding PrinciplesOur mission is to help empower self-directed, digitally literate learners.  Staff learning should mirror the vision we have for student learning.Blended learning empowers student-driven learning ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2017, 10:06 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Share to Google Classroom Extension This tip will rock your world if you are using Google Classroom! We've installed the Share to Classroom Extension to student chrome accounts. If you add the Share to ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2017, 9:41 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Adding a Table of Contents to a G Doc Adding a table of contents with links to places in a document or page numbers, is often really helpful. Here is an example. In Google Docs, it's also a ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 7:23 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Sphero - Are You Smarter Than a 3rd Grader?
    Posted May 23, 2017, 9:43 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe
  • Quick Search Tips Narrow your search results by:NewsVideosImagesUse Tools:Set a time range to get fresh articles Set the maximum length for a video Go to Settings/Advanced Search ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:28 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe
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Blended Learning, Student-Driven Learning & Staff Development

posted Aug 28, 2017, 9:04 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 10:06 PM ]

Guiding Principles

  • Our mission is to help empower self-directed, digitally literate learners.  


  • Staff learning should mirror the vision we have for student learning.


Blended learning empowers student-driven learning. 

Choice is a critical ingredient for student-driven learning. 
In blended learning, students learn, at least in part, online, with some control over at least one of these four key elements:
1. Time 
2. Place

3. Path

4. Pace

Introducing META -- Moraga Ed Tech Adventures     Access Code: 2n0nvfn
  1. Join the META Google Classroom with access code: 2n0nvfn 
  2. On the left, in META, select the 001 Start Here topic and read it. 
  3. Select a module, either Google Keep or Google Classroom, and try 1 level of a module with your partner. 
  4. With your partner, complete the feedback form:

Moraga Ed Tech Adventures Feedback

  












Share to Google Classroom Extension

posted Aug 21, 2017, 4:57 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 9:41 PM ]

This tip will rock your world if you are using Google Classroom! We've installed the Share to Classroom Extension to student chrome accounts. If you add the Share to Classroom Extension to your Chrome account (directions found here), you can instantly share a website to your students when they are in your Google Classroom. Say what?! You must see it to believe it, so watch the brief video below from Christina Whitmire. 

Share to Google Classroom Extension


Adding a Table of Contents to a G Doc

posted Jun 5, 2017, 6:39 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 7:23 PM ]

Adding a table of contents with links to places in a document or page numbers, is often really helpful. Here is an example

In Google Docs, it's also a SNAP! 

First, you will have to format your doc using Heading 1 and/or Heading 2 for titles or keywords. If you need help to Make a title or heading, use the link. 

Let's use this document for practice and as an example. Make a copy of the document. 

Follow these 4 simple steps or watch the screencast at the right to learn how to make a Table of Contents. 
  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Click where you want the table of contents.
  3. Click Insert and then Table of contents.
  4. Choose With page numbers or With blue links. The table of contents will appear.

To delete it, right-click and click Delete table of contents.

The table of contents reflects the titles and headings in your document.

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Add a heading in your document.
  3. Click Refresh Refresh. The change will update in your table of contents.

Add a Table of Contents to a G Doc



Sphero - Are You Smarter Than a 3rd Grader?

posted May 23, 2017, 9:43 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe


Smarter than a 3rd Grader - Sphero Lightning Lab


Quick Search Tips

posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:28 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe

Narrow your search results by:
  • News
  • Videos
  • Images

Use Tools:
  • Set a time range to get fresh articles 
  • Set the maximum length for a video 

Go to Settings/Advanced Search:
  • Search for copyright-friendly images with Usage Rights


Quick Google Search Tips


Google Keep

posted Apr 24, 2017, 9:10 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 9:56 PM ]

I'm pretty excited about Google Keep. It was just added to the G Suite for Education so students have access too! It also integrates seamlessly with Google Docs!

Google Keep is like post-it notes, Evernote, voice memos and a list app, all-in-one. 


Why am I excited?? Let me count the ways...
  1. Got post-it notes but can't find them? Add labels in Keep to keep all of those notes organized and easy to search. You can color code too, just like with post-its.
  2. Got chart paper from a great brainstorming session but don't want to retype it all? BAM - Use the "Grab image text" tool and it converts the image of your chart paper to typed text! Analog, meet digital! (This article explains it in detail.)
  3. Want to share those notes with your brainstorming group? Use the "Collaborator" feature in Keep and share away. 
  4. Doing research for your blog post? Capture helpful sites with Google Keep and tag them. When you are ready to write that post, simply search your tags and drag them into your document. 
  5. Tired of trying to find something in your bookmarks? Use the Google Notes extension to capture a site and annotate it. Slap a label on it and the next time you need it, do a simple search. With the Google Keep Chrome Extension, easily save web pages, images etc. and have them synced across all of the platforms that you use. Take notes for additional detail and add labels to quickly categorize your note for later retrieval.
  6. Got whiteboard notes that you want to share with absent students? Use the "Grab image text" tool and it converts your notes to typed text. 
  7. See a cool bulletin board idea you want to try? Snap a picture on your mobile device to add to a note.

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Introduction to Google Keep



  • How might students use Google Keep? 

Chrome Extensions

posted Mar 12, 2017, 11:32 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Aug 20, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

How to Install Extensions - Click here for the G Doc with directions or watch the video below:

Some Favorite Extensions
  • OneTabWhenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. Reduces the memory used on your computer by 95%.
  • G-Suite Training - G Suite Training provides simple, interactive, just-in-time training lessons to get you up and running fast with G Suite (formerly Google Apps). 
  • Screencastify - The easiest way to record, annotate, store, and share video screen captures. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop. The Lite version is free and usually suffices, but has editing turned off.

  • Google Keep - With the Google Keep Chrome Extension, easily save web pages, images etc. to Keep and have them synced across all of the platforms that you use. Take notes for additional detail and add labels to quickly categorize your note for later retrieval.
  • Extensity - This extension allows you to turn your extensions off and on with a click. Really important once you've installed many extensions.

Extensity Demo:

Padlet Templates for Collaboration

posted Feb 28, 2017, 12:21 AM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

Have you tried Padlet for collaboration? 

Try these awesome thinking templates from TechChef4U on TPT
Need to learn more about setting up Padlet? 

Prompt Users to Copy a Google Doc

posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:05 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 6:10 PM ]

Sure, you can just share a doc and have students go to File/Make a copy in google docs... 
But you can skip this step with a very simple solution. 
  • Share your doc as View only. 
  • Then change the word "edit" at the end of your URL to "copy."
  • See the video below. 
If this video doesn't play, go to this link: Prompt Users to Copy a Google Doc.

New Feature in G Classroom: Differentiating Assignments

posted Feb 15, 2017, 1:16 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe

This is a BIG deal! Now you can personalize your assignments for individual and groups of students. Perhaps you want to provide particular resources or supports to certain students, or tailor the discussion question for a group? The differentiation possibilities are endless!

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