Aug 082018
 

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Google Classroom

Curious about Google Classroom? Hopefully  your questions will be answered by clicking “Continue reading” below or take a look at my Getting Started with Google Classroom video (YouTube) or presentation here.

Open up the Media Research Assignment Google Doc I demo during most trainings and follow the prompts to make a copy of your own. I also have versions for Football Season and Christmas. If those don’t suit your fancy, here’s a collection of teacher created docs that guide students through the great tools in Google Docs. Lastly, here’s my Google Docs demo using the Media Research template (YouTube).

Looking for what is new in Classroom? Here’s Google’s What’s new in Classroom updates page.

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Jul 102019
 

Playground: micro:bit – we have 20 micro:bits in our lending library. Let me know if you’d like to give them a try in your classroom (SEDC region only)

Google Jamboard – A Free and Collaborative Interactive Whiteboard for Any Device – Advance with the “>” symbol on the top of the Jam

  • Google Jamboard is a new tool in G Suite for Education that you may not be familiar with, but if you’ve ever wished you could have more than a couple of students working at your Interactive Whiteboard (a.k.a SMARTBoard) at the same time, Jamboard is for you! Draw and sketch ideas, add text with movable “sticky” notes, add any photos and images, even Drive documents – and your students can interact and add their ideas in real time, from just about any device you (or your students) have in your classroom. If you run out of space, you can add as many more frames as needed. And just like any other Google Doc, all edits are saved and can be shared with a few clicks.

Ultimate Google Demo Slam – Links to a Google Doc with all of the slam videos and info on the presenters

  • The Ultimate Demo Slam: Utah Google Certified Trainer Edition is an action-packed hour of pure G Suite excitement! The Google Certified Trainers in Utah will vie to become the Demo Slam master by presenting one Slam* each. Participants will watch, learn, discuss, and ultimately judge which Demo Slam will be deemed ultimate Google champion for 2019! *A Slam is a two-minute demonstration of the capacities of our favorite tools. All Slams will focus on using the G Suite tools to positively impact productivity, instruction, and student learning.
Jun 112019
 

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Instead of purchasing expensive and dedicated student response systems from SMART or Promethean, here are some alternatives around for formative assessment in the area of web-based classroom ‘clickers.’ If you have access to iPads, Chromebooks, or even student cell phones, you can utilize some great (and FREE) web based student response and feedback systems – without the need to purchase additional single-purpose devices.

Here’s a rundown of some great options out there, and what it’s  “Killer Feature” is:

Platform: Killer Feature:
Socrative Great overall features, has Teacher and Student apps, but not required
Mentimeter Unlimited responses – great for school wide surveys
Poll Everywhere SMS/Text voting from student cell phones, free teacher accounts
Nearpod Presentation and assessment in one tool, app or web based presentations, same app for teachers and students
Pear Deck Similar to Nearpod in functionality, it’s a free add-on that allows you to add assessment and interactivity to ANY existing presentation you have, as long as it’s in Google Slides.
Kahoot “Gamified” assessment, great for review, colorful and fun
Quizizz Gamified review, without the time pressure of Kahoot
Plickers No student device needed – uses paper cards and a teacher cell phone or iPad camera
Google Forms Quizzes Easy to build, no additional logins for teachers or students needed

Here’s a few more new tools to investigate. More details to come!

Nov 062018
 

Hello Wyoming Educators! I’m really looking forward to this conference to see how things are done in other states. Below are links to my session resources:

Please follow me on Twitter @sedcclint – I’ll try to do something special for my 1,000th follower. Make sure to also use the #WYInnovations2018 hashtag too!

Oct 252018
 

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Thanks for joining us today to hone your skills with the G Suite Apps. I want to know what YOU want and need to learn, so let’s start off with a quick little Google Form. Please mark a few topics under each Google Tool that you would like to know more about and dig a little deeper into.

Google Docs & Drive Survey

For your reference down the road, please refer to a few helpful posts on my site on G Suite Tools:

Aug 232018
 

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Take a look at this presentation on Password Management below to learn how to take the hassle and pain out of keeping track of ALL of your passwords, and creating new and much safer passwords. Below are the links included in the presentation:

Aug 152018
 

We all want our students to be creative, collaborative, communicators and critical thinkers, but are you enabling your students to learn this way? HyperDocs just might help get you there. HyperDocs are to worksheets as what Instagram is to passing notes in class. They are interactive, visually engaging Google Docs that allow students explore and engage in topics in depth, and at their own pace. Take a look at the slides below to learn more about using and crafting HyperDocs for your students, and make the jump to hyperspace with your instruction!