Thursday, June 21, 2018

Check out Twitter's #FlipgridFever + Flipgrid is now FREE!

Search for #FlipgridFever on Twitter
best of all
Flipgrid, used by more than 20 million educators, 
students and families 
across K-12 and higher education,
is now 
for Schools!

Thanks, Microsoft!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Incredible Auto-Complete. Thanks, Gmail!

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Google has introduced a magical autocomplete feature for Gmail, which is similar to Gmail's Smart Reply (introduced last year) you see when you reply to messages on your android phone. Though it's not available quite yet, you can try it out by enabling "experimental access" in your settings menu.

Check out an illustration of how it works here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Gmail, Where Are My Contacts?

I love the new Gmail with it's snooze function and the hover options for individual emails. However, finding my contacts was a challenge! A post from How-ToGeek by Justin Pot has a great set of screenshots to guide you through it. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Google Docs & Grading: Instantly Add Comments with CheckMark

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Rapid Feedback in Google Docs with CheckMark

EdTech Team recently launched CheckMark, a Chrome extension that lets teachers instantly add frequently used comments from a built-in menu.

Check out how to use and install CheckMark here: 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Kapwing: No Registration-No Installation-Free Online Video Editor!

Introducing Kapwing: The Video Editor for Classrooms

In her post on EmergingEdTech, Julia  introduces Kapwing features, plus 7 reasons why Kapwing is great for schools. 

It's FREE! 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Why Not Have Students Make the Quizzes?

Students can create quizzes with Google Forms, and by turning on the quiz features, they can add their own feedback to answers. Students gain knowledge from a different perspective because, as many of us know, creating a respectable quiz isn't an easy task! This is also a clever way to flip teaching and learning. 

Google Forms Quiz Instructions 
Matt Miller at Ditch That Textbook

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Google is Rolling out its Gmail Redesign - with Snooze!

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Google is planning to launch its redesigned Gmail in the coming weeks. 

Here are a couple of the new features:

1. Smart replies on the web-the same feature from mobile Gmail that provides suggestions to quickly reply to emails. 

2. Snooze feature-lets you temporarily remove emails from your inbox until 
a certain time, so you can avoid certain email threads until you’re ready to reply.

For more info and a screen shot, visit The Verge here.