IT Integrator Susan Oxnevad uses Google Forms to train parents about the school’s iPad program. Even though she’s an advanced user, she also has practical advice for getting started. Chock full of Google goodness and best practices, this show is a “must listen” for schools using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) or Chromebooks. Susan Oxnevad – Show Notes #77 […]
"Most iPhone and iPad users know that you can tap and hold onto any text within iOS to select it, then by using the little draggable bars, you can adjust the size of the text selection rather easily too. While this is great for selecting a single word, a sentence, and even a small block of text, it’s not so great for choosing to highlight large groups of words like a lengthy paragraph, or just a generally large block of text. But not to worry, it turns out that iOS has a much better way of selecting large text blocks in one fell swoop, and it uses an easy to remember tap gesture that seems to be so little known that it’d almost qualify as a secret."
Explore strategies for using student-written rhymes in the classroom.
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Need a break from test-taking? Project-based learning is a great way to keep kids engaged while getting them out of their seats. Have students get creative and write their own raps with their free lesson plan for writing academic rhymes!
With game-based learning students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is rendered obsolete. It is more than just subject matter, more than just content. There’s context. Students understand how integer partitions work within a system.
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring sites and apps for citizen science. Students can make thousands of fascinating observations just by roaming around in nature or doing experiments with everyday items. These splendid sites seed ideas for fun, safe experiments and...
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If you haven't checked out Graphite you should!! Great reliable source of educator vetted resources by Common Sense Media!
The Dream Classroom model hones in on creating a flipped and Inspired classroom, shifting the focus off of traditional teacher-led lectures and moving the emphasis to student generated learning through collaboration and independent application.
Do you have a PDF file that contains text you want to edit? While you can't edit the file itself, you can use Google Drive to extract the text from a PDF file and place it into a normal document, which you can then edit and format it...
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
Every now and then I will receive a Word (Docx) file as an email attachment. I have configured my Google Account to allow me to open these files as documents converted into Google Docs format. In the video below I demonstrate how to configure this setting.
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