D155 Teacher Technology Toolkit

Google Tools

GOOGLE TUTORIALS ALL #TECHGRIT



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Google Classroom Quick Start and Video on Notification Settings

The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide ebook.pdf


Notification settings are SO important. This video explains the best way to set your notifications and keep your sanity!

Teacher Tutorials

YouTube Resources

Recording video lessons

OPTIONS available from your Chromebook. (If you want to record from your school desktop, you will need a webcam.)

For shorter recordings:

1. Screencastify: This is a Google Chrome extension. If wanting to show a Google Slides file (or really any other part of your screen) while you are recording your lesson, you can embed your webcam to record yourself in a small window. I suggest always choosing the whole screen so that if you click on a link the recording will capture that tab as well. There is a 5 minute limit on the free version.

To install Screencastify, click the link above & follow these directions: Install Screencastify Setup Use Screencastify

2. Nimbus: This is, also, a Google Chrome extension. Just like with Screencastify: If wanting to show a Google Slides file (or really any other part of your screen) while you are recording your lesson, you can embed your webcam to record yourself in a small window. I suggest always choosing the whole screen so that if you click on a link the recording will capture that tab as well.

Install Nimbus, by clicking this link and choosing "Add to Chrome". If asked to provide permissions, do so. Once installed Nimbus will appear in your toolbar. Use Nimbus

Note: When you finish recording both of these, you can save to Google Drive for sharing with your students in Classroom. (I, highly, suggest using Classroom, as if you post online, more than just your students might access it and there are limited views per day, so you could go over the limit.)

OPTIONS available from your Chromebook. (If you want to record from your school desktop, you will need a webcam.)

For shorter recordings:

1. Screencastify: This is a Google Chrome extension. If wanting to show a Google Slides file (or really any other part of your screen) while you are recording your lesson, you can embed your webcam to record yourself in a small window. I suggest always choosing the whole screen so that if you click on a link the recording will capture that tab as well. There is a 5 minute limit on the free version.

To install Screencastify, click the link above & follow these directions: Install Screencastify Setup Use Screencastify

2. Nimbus: This is, also, a Google Chrome extension. Just like with Screencastify: If wanting to show a Google Slides file (or really any other part of your screen) while you are recording your lesson, you can embed your webcam to record yourself in a small window. I suggest always choosing the whole screen so that if you click on a link the recording will capture that tab as well.

Install Nimbus, by clicking this link and choosing "Add to Chrome". If asked to provide permissions, do so. Once installed Nimbus will appear in your toolbar. Use Nimbus

Note: When you finish recording both of these, you can save to Google Drive for sharing with your students in Classroom. (I, highly, suggest using Classroom, as if you post online, more than just your students might access it and there are limited views per day, so you could go over the limit.)

For longer recordings:

3. Zoom: If you start a zoom meeting (with just yourself) and share your screen you can record yourself in the small window along with whatever you screenshare. When you end the Zoom meeting the video will, then, save. From there you can upload to Google Drive to share with your students.


4. Loom: This is, also, a Google Chrome extension. Just like with Screencastify and Nimbus: If wanting to show a Google Slides file (or really any other part of your screen) while you are recording your lesson, you can embed your webcam to record yourself in a small window. I suggest always choosing the whole screen so that if you click on a link the recording will capture that tab as well.

Install Loom, by clicking this link and choosing "Add to Chrome". If asked to provide permissions, do so. Once installed Loom will appear in your toolbar. Here's a quick start guide.

5. Smartboard recording:




You must use your school computer and will need a webcam or, at least, a microphone to record your voice.

This does not allow you to capture yourself in video as the other 3 options above allow.

Additional step-by-step information on recording using your Smartboard

ZOOM/Meet


It is recommended to use something similar to the file below to ensure all students know your expectations when in synchronous learning situations. Click to move to next slide for the "Meet" expectations.

Click here for your own editable copy of the file below.

ZOOM & GOOGLE MEET EXPECTATIONS

If using Meet, you can take attendance using the "Meet Attendance" Extension. See the video below.

Click here to install it.

My NGConnect Teacher Quick Start Guide-Reading/Social Studies

My NGConnect Teacher Quick Start Guide Reading/SS.pdf

Return to Learn Playbook

Click "Table of Contents" to access directly.

Return to Learn Playbook

Additional Tools for Learning

Teacher Tutorials-Other Apps

Edpuzzle is one of my all time favorite tools. Instead of just having students just watch a video, have students interact during the video. It allows you to ensure that your students are recognizing the important learning within.

If you are new to Edpuzzle, be sure to sign up as a teacher and choose "sign in with Google". This is important because Edpuzzle will pull your classes right from Google Classroom, so SUPER easy setup.

If you've never seen an Edpuzzle, here's one I created as an example for you to try.

On the Edpuzzle curriculum page, you can find pre-created Edpuzzles which you can copy and edit as you wish.


Jamboard is an interactive digital whiteboard that offers many ways to engage the students all on the same board. Check out the video!

Below are 4 SUPER creative ways to kick up the engagement level for your students.

Love the Writing Igniter and Writing Sparks for older students and Story Starters and Children's Writing Prompts for younger students!

Google File Templates

All templates offered here can be edited as you wish by clicking to open the file and then going to "file", "make a copy". From there you can edit to meet your students' needs and share in a Google Classroom assignment as "make a copy for each student", so they can, then edit their own work. Using these files remotely may require additional directions. You can, also, record voice directions using Vocaroo.com. The recording can be saved to Drive and added to any slide. (You can, also, set the recording to start automatically when students click to that slide.)

All Subjects

ELA

For "Littles"

Graphic Organizers

Math

Music

Health/Physical Education

MANY more HPE resources available at cbhpe.org, in "HPEatHome", "BTS" (Back to School), "Projector" and "Templates".

Science

Social Studies

Hyperdocs Library

The "main" hyperdoc file has the word "Hypedoc" in it's title. That is the file that should be shared as "make a copy for each student" in Google Classroom. The other files with similar filenames are the files that are linked to FROM the main document. I've provided those files so that you can go to "file", "make a copy" and edit them if needed. If you edit a file, you will need to change the link to it in the main hyperdoc file.

These files represent many hours of work by the generous author and are freely shared.