Summer Project – Getting Started with Hyperdocs

It was about a year ago this month that I sat down to develop a 3-day workshop on Chromebooks for our Science teachers.  At that time, I had just spent the previous year working with our ELA teachers on Chromebook deployment in the classroom.  As I was  working on curating resources for teachers, I ran... Continue Reading →

Make-Up Work, Google Slides & Google Sites

As teachers, we all know the inevitability that is make-up work. No matter how much you prepare, or provide assignments ahead of time, there will always be the student that misses class and needs access to make-up work. PBS Digital Innovator, Jared Morgan shared this tip with me at a Google Educator Level 1 Bootcamp... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday – TEAM DRIVES

This is a video I posted a few months ago, outlining Google Drive Team Drives.  This is a great tool for Faculty, Staff, and students who want to share files with a group, but without losing access if someone leaves the organization. Take a look...

Google Takeout for 2017 Grads

Each year, we educate our graduating seniors on how to migrate their Files and Emails from their GSuite School Account to a new Google Account.  In this way, they are able to take their portfolio of work with them after graduation. Here is the video we use to help them with the process.  We also... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Track Student Progress with Google Sheets

This video is one I made last semester on using Sheets to track student progress.  There's lots of great information in here including: Data Validation Conditional Formatting Sparklines Check it out....

Throwback Thursday – Create a Dichotomous Key with Google Forms

This is a throwback video from about a year ago.  Watch this tutorial to find out how you can make a Dichotomous Key for Science using Google Forms...

Creating Activities with Google Drawings

As more and more districts make the move to a 1:1 environment, the ability to create enriching and engaging activities for students becomes more important.  While centers and pen and paper activities may still have their place, finding creative ways to mimic those activities in the digital platform, but still retain the positive aspects of... Continue Reading →

Vertical Grouping in New Google Sites

Google just released an update to the New Google Sites, allowing users more freedom when creating pages.  This new update includes Vertical Grouping.  When adding Text and Images to sections on a page, you were previously forced to group items horizontally.  Now with vertical grouping, you can align items such as text and images vertically... Continue Reading →

Kids Respond To Google Expeditions

A few weeks ago, we launched a Google Expeditions Kit in our district by demonstrating a few lessons with some 2nd Grade and 5th Grade students.  Teachers demonstrated lessons covering US Monuments and Underwater Excursions.  The response from students was so awesome that I had to share it with our Administration.  So I created a... Continue Reading →

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