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'Sticky Notes' in Google Slides (for class interaction or personal thought organization)

posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:31 AM by Jeffrey Jones

Matt Miller of DitchTheTextbook.com shared this concept on his blog -  

Look under the image for 'Force copy'  to 'Make a copy' of his version which is 11 x 17

Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc, Sheet, Slide, etc.

posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:02 AM by Jeffrey Jones

  • Click on 'Share'
  • Copy the URL
  • Paste it wherever you want to link it.
  • Change the work 'EDIT' near the end to 'COPY'. (Leave everything else the same)

'Google Translate' will translate words of IMAGES

posted Nov 9, 2018, 7:59 AM by Jeffrey Jones

A student had Chinese letters on her shirt and I asked what it said.

She didn't know.

I decided that had to be a way to find out so...

...we took a picture of the letters. 

...I searched and found that the 'Google Translate' app for Android or Apple would do it.

Here are the results - 

Women are the future - Google translate

This tip would be good for interpreting a sign in another country or something, too. 
Think of any other uses? Email them to jeffrey.jones2@nhcs.net

Pear Deck for Google Slides

posted Aug 14, 2018, 6:03 PM by Jeffrey Jones


"Try Pear Deck for Google Slides! The #1 Add-on for Google Slides. Pear Deck was founded by educators to help teachers engage every student, every day."

Google Slide TEMPLATES

posted Aug 14, 2018, 5:22 PM by Jeffrey Jones

"Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking" - Nick's Ed Picks 

It is super easy to work with these - you simply click 'make a copy' and then you OR students can click on a photo, name or sentence to change it. They could be used for a biography or an event in history report (Example: the 'Facebook' template comes with 4 slides - 'timeline', '(biographical) 'info', 'photos' and 'videos'. 
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Time Magazine
  • National Geographic
  • DC Comics / Comic Book
  • Harry Potter newspaper
  • also, one for brainstorming / graphic organizer

Sharing Google Slides w/ Class via PearDeck.com

posted Mar 20, 2018, 12:59 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 1:00 PM ]

Check out NEW Google Earth - better for Classroom Use!

posted May 5, 2017, 5:34 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 12:54 PM ]

In mid April an all new version of Google Earth was introduced and I emailed staff about it:


"Google has announced its new Google Earth. “Today we’re introducing a brand-new version of Google Earth—on the web and Android—two years in the making. With the new Earth, we want to open up different lenses for you to see the world and learn a bit about how it all fits together; to open your mind with new stories while giving you a new perspective on the locations and experiences you cherish. It’s everything you love about Google Earth, plus new ways for you to explore, learn and share.”


Tour Builder - https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/

TimeLapse - https://earthengine.google.org/

"To call this an update would be an understatement. The new Google Earth feels like a whole new program and it has addressed many of obstacles that made it less than ideal for classroom use."  Read his article about it!

Google Slides

posted Mar 3, 2017, 12:56 PM by Jeffrey Jones

Adding Videos to 'Google Slides'

It has been super easy to add YouTube videos to a Google Slide. NOW, you can add a video from Google Drive. Click on 'Video Options' to change where the video should begin or end. 

Use FLIPPITY to turn a Google Spreadsheeting into Cool Stuff!

posted Feb 20, 2017, 9:51 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

(Thanks to Richard Byrne of PracticalEdTech.com for this tip!)

Flippity.net provides an easy way to creating lots of cool things using Google Spreadsheets. Examples: 
Using the templates it takes just a few clicks and your Google Sheets becomes an awesome classroom activity or resource!

There is a video on how to do it on Richard's page. 

Give me two minutes of your time and I will be glad to show you as well - 

You can also install a Google Chome Add-On.

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