Google Tip: Super Easy Classroom Timer As teachers we frequently need a timer. Google makes this super easy. In the Omnibox of Google Chrome type in the word “timer.” Typing the word “timer” into the Google search box will launch a timer. The default time is 5 minutes. On the right hand side of the timer is a box icon, click on this to go full screen. A beeping noise will go off at the end of the timer. Like this: Like Loading...
Must Have Chrome Apps for The New School Year August 20, 2015 You probably are already working on your digital toolkit making it ready for the start of a new school year. Part of your preparation will definitely consist of making decision on the kind of web applications and mobil apps you will be incorporating in your teaching. This means that you need to have a fairly decent knowledge of educational web tools out there and the potentialities they can offer to your instruction. 1- Chrome Apps for Math Teachers 2- Chrome Apps for Recording and Editing Audio 3- Chrome Apps for Annotating and Editing PDFs 4- Chrome Apps for Bookmarking and Curating Content 5- Chrome Apps to Enhance Students Reading Experiences 6- Chrome Apps to Enhance Teachers Productivity 7- Chrome Apps for Creating 3D Models 8- QR Generator Apps for Chrome 9- Chrome Apps for Research Students 10- Chrome Apps for Notetaking 11- Chrome Apps for Screen Capture 12- Chrome Apps for Sketching and Doodling 13- Chrome Task Management Apps
Google Sheets: Create a Map Today I needed a map of the countries that participate in the TIMSS study. The website provided a list of the countries, I just needed to map them. From Google Drive ( create a new Google spreadsheet. Highlight the data on the website. Use Control C to copy the data. Selecting cell A1 I paste the data from the website using Control V. When copying and pasting data there is a potential for the rows and columns to not paste perfectly. In my example only column 1 contains the names of the countries I want to chart. Click on the chart wizard icon in the toolbar or use the Insert menu to choose “Chart.” Google Sheets looks at your data and gives you some suggestions for the charts it thinks you might want to use. After choosing the blue “Insert” button the chart will be floating on the tab with the data. Like this: Like Loading...
Extensity: The Essential Chrome Extension Everyone Needs Extensity is one extension to rule them all. It will turn on and off other Chrome extensions and keep your browser running lightning fast. It is so important that installing extensity is my #1 essential tip for Chromebooks. Try it. Please! Every time I share this one at a conference, someone will thank me OUT LOUD spontaneously, like they can’t help it. Google Chrome is fast. 1. 2. With this handy tool, you can turn on and off other extensions with one click. Extensity Tutorial Video Here’s a 2-minute tip from my YouTube Channel where I show you how this works. If You Have Google Chromebooks Extensity is the first extension I teach students and teachers to install. But why do you need to turn extensions on and off? So, stay fast. Download a Free Sample of Jennifer Gonzalez's Technology for Teachers 2016 Here's a PDF with some favorite apps and new ones too. This PDF includes Storybird, Kahoot, Google Drive, Formative and Trello. Success!
Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application. The result? I am realizing how little I actually knew about these tools and how tragically I was underutilizing them! Take Google Docs, for example. So, in this blog want to share some information on basic functionality as well as fun ideas for using Google Docs (now Google Drive for some of us) with students. Back to Basics Let’s start with a definition, Google Docs “is a suite of products that lets you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store your documents and your other files — all online, and all for free.” Types of Docs: Documents Documents are a free online word processor. Click here to check out “Google Docs in the Classroom” a resource created by CUE and WestEd for Google. Forms “Collect RSVPs, run a survey, or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Use forms to: Spreadsheets 1. 2.
7 ways to become a digital leader with the help of Google Apps and Chromebooks Posted by Eric Sheninger Editor's note: Today’s guest author is Eric Sheninger, senior fellow and thought leader on digital leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP). He also maintains a practitioner presence as K-12 director of technology and innovation in the Spotswood School District in New Jersey. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and the author of the best-selling book Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. You can connect with Eric on Twitter or Google+. Times are changing, but educational leadership still requires vision, intention, and flexibility. We need to lead in a way to create schools that work better for kids. Google tools provide educational leaders with easy-to-use and cost-effective ways to enhance leadership and increase efficiency. Chromebooks are cost-effective devices with laptop features that boot up in seconds and run for over eight hours on a single charge.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. But there are so many sites! I’ll keep updating this page as I add resources. Updated: March 17, 2017 Google Classroom Resources Tip: Use the #gafe hashtag for Google Certified innovators and educators (like me). Blog Posts TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Interviews with Experts Tools to Help You Work with Google Classroom Websites A Google Classroom Symbaloo – Share this one with teachers who are getting started. Assessment Math Literature and Composition Research Apps Books Google Classroom Research and White Papers Brown, M.
Spreadsheets/Forms - Integrating iPads & Google Tools 4 Teachers Google offers a spreadsheet as part of its office tool suite. A spreadsheet helps you organize data in columns and rows and can generate graphs using the data. Google Spreadsheet has the added features of being stored online to allow access from any online computer. Collecting data from multiples users has always been quite the challenge. But now thanks to Google's shared spreadsheets and forms - it's a snap! Just like Google Docs, spreadsheets can be shared with anyone. Here are some examples of how you can use Google spreadsheets: * Collect names, addresses, and emails of group members or class parents * Create a survey for opinions. votes, or preferences * Collaborate with others for data collection (ie, fast food nutritional information, State facts, Historical data) * Financial Planning or Budgeting * Plan a project * Collect and store student information Here's how: Another option is to upload an existing Excel spreadsheet. Example of peer evaluation form from HS science class
Classroom Google Classroom: Student Quick-Sheet Guide Tweet Link to the Google Draw graphic: Link to the PDF: Google Classroom: Indicate Templates Attached Tweet Google Classroom is a great way to share resources, assignment directions and Google Docs templates with students. One issue with Google Classroom is that attached templates are visible in the assignment submission side of Classroom, but not on the students … Continue reading Google Classroom: Viewing Rights Tweet One issue with using Google Docs with students is remembering to set the viewing rights on a document. 10 Ways to Use Google Classroom for Higher Ed Tweet These are the slides I presented at Educause 2014 for using Google Classroom with Higher Ed. Google Classroom: Office Hours or Video Tutoring Tweet If you are using Google Classroom you may want to consider adding a permalink to a Google Hangout (GHO) onto the “About” section of Google Classroom. Google Classroom: Turning in Group Work
Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson This post first appeared on Daily Genius. Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What do we mean by Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. Too often, the focus lies more on gathering lots of content in a single location and publishing to the web. Collect First, students and teachers need to collect artifacts that demonstrate student learning. Curate Through the digital portfolio creation process, students and teachers need to make decisions about which artifacts they will include in their portfolios. Does this artifact demonstrate growth? Reflect Publish Shared Folder Google Slides
4 Math Add ons for Google Docs This is a guest post from Jennfer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. Google Docs is a popular word processing tool. However, many people don’t realize that there are 4 great add-ons for Math that allow teachers and students to harness the power of Google. You can add any of these features to a Google Doc by selecting Add-ons → Get Add-ons. g(Math) is a popular tool for Math students and teachers. It allows you to create robust expressions and graphs that you can insert directly into your Google Doc. By incorporating Add-ons, teachers and students can expand the power of Google Docs beyond word processing and editing. To learn more about working with Google Apps consider attending EdTechTeacher's upcoming Google Jamboree.
Seks lenker som avslører hva Google vet om deg (Dagbladet): Har du en Google-konto som er knytta opp til smarttelefonen, nettbrettet, laptopen, datamaskina på kontoret og smart-TVen i stua? Visste du at Google samler opp nesten all informasjon om hva og når du har søkt opp ting på nettet, hvor du har vært og hva som interesserer deg? Bloggen Cloudfender samlet en oversikt over seks Google-tjenester som forteller hva Google vet om deg. Dagbladet har gått gjennom de ulike datatjenestene og sett hva de lagrer. Søkelogg Over 90 prosent av oss bruker daglig søkemotorer til nettsøk, ifølge nettredaktør.no. Her finner du din fullstendige søkehistorikk: Her lagres alle dine Google-søk foretatt på enheter hvor du har vært logget på din Google-konto. Du kan enkelt gå inn på denne lenken og markere all søkehistorikk, og velge «fjerning av elementer» dersom du ikke vil ha søkehistorikken. Bjørn Erik Thon i Datatilsynet gikk også gjennom sin egen historikk: Posisjonslogg Google selger deg Hele arkivet Full kontotilgang