This site is the new home for my digital content - which is spread all over the place!  This is my attempt to try and bring together my resources, presentations, projects, and experiences into one spot.  If you are interested in receiving notifications for new "Try This" posts, please enter your email address.  
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Try This...

  • A (growing) collection of ideas for you 
    to try in your classroom.
  • Google Keep in the Classroom Google Keep has been around for over 4 years but has recently become a hot topic in G-Suite schools.  Perhaps it is because it has been added as one of the core apps in G Suite or perhaps it is because of it's recent addition to Google Docs?  Whatever the case, educators are coming up with some amazing ways to use Keep in their programming.  Recently TDSB held it's 4th TDSB Camp featuring G-Suite.  There were several amazing educators who presented on ways they have used Keep with their students.  Here are their presentations in one easy to view spot.  There are many YouTube videos and other how-to resources out there but sometimes you need ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 3:01 AM by Andrew Schmitt
  • TDSB Google Resources It is hard to sift through all the resources out there.  We have some wonderful resources for TDSB that may help you deepen your understanding of G Suite.  Remember that Google Apps are constantly evolving so some of the support resources may be a bit outdated in look and feel.  TDSB GAFE Resource Sitegetting started with Google Appssupport pages for learning each individual appGetting Started with Google Apps for Educationgetting started - broken down into smaller stepsgoing deeper with docs, slides and drawingsTDSB Google Camp Sites - lots of presentations linked through these sites on a variety of apps and topicsTDSB Google Camp -2014TDSB Google Camp 2.0 - 2014TDSB Google Camp 3.0 ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2017, 3:27 AM by Andrew Schmitt
  • Math - Ministry Resources Here is a snapshot of some useful Ministry Resources for Math (Click the image to open a pdf with links to each resource). 
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 7:18 AM by Andrew Schmitt
  • Gif-fing Gif-fy Wid It! Morphing Photos using 3DThis Gif-fing Gif-fy Wid It! (aka Gettin Jiggy with it!) Do you remember the Michael Jackson music video for Black and White?  The final minute includes a variety of people dancing and they morph from one into another.   Check out this link to see what I mean:  Black and White VideoI recently discovered a website that allows you to create photo morphs that can be downloaded as animated .gifs.  (as well as a variety of other 3d images).  The site is:  3dThis.  It requires an account.  While there are many other apps offered by 3dThis I am focussing on Morphing in this post.  Basically you have to upload a start image and an end image.  You may need ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 7:07 PM by Andrew Schmitt
  • Leading Change - Sue Meyer @ Unleashing Learning  April 19th, TDSB held its first annual Unleashing Learning Conference bringing together over 1000 educators from across the district to hear from our interim Director of Education John Malloy his Vision for Learning for TDSB.  In the follow up session to the opening address from John Malloy, Sue Meyer, an Area Development Manager for Apple Education shared a talk on Leading Change.  It played out as a narrative involving stick figures and an evolving image that I will try to explain in the following post.  I have to say that it was a thought provoking, mind altering experience and it couldn't come at a better time for me personally.  I am going to try to capture some of what ...
    Posted May 2, 2016, 5:21 PM by Andrew Schmitt
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