Monday, December 3, 2018

Google's Best App of 2018 - Drops

Learn 30+ Languages with Drops!
Word by word, Drops helps you learn 
new vocabulary through fun, fast-paced 
games with simple mnemonic images.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Incredible Live Closed Captions in Google Slides!

While using your microphone in Google Slides, if you turn on live captions, Google will display real-time captions at the bottom of your screen as you present to your audience. You'll need to present your slides using Google Chrome. It's only offered in the English language so far. When you're ready, select "Present" and select the "CC" button. Speak into the microphone connected to your computer. 

For more information on how to add real-time captions in Google Slides, 
visit the TechRepublic page here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Free Online Video Creation Courses!

TechSmith Academy offers free online courses to assist you in the creation of videos. A few examples are: 

  • Getting Through Your First Video Alive - Video Survival Course
  • Basics: Setting Up to Shoot Video
  • Basics: Syncing Audio and Video
  • Basics: Recording Your Screen
  • Basics: Writing and Using Scripts
Check out their videos HERE!

Monday, October 22, 2018

What is Content Curation?

Start by checking out the content creation tool, 

With wakelet, hosting student projects is easy. You may have them document their thoughts or illustrate their collections and share them with the class. Guide students in the creation of their own digital storytelling like a chronological historic event or a fictional story. Wakelet makes it easy to promote independent interests and projects. You can also create your own engaging lessons through the planning process by embedding resources and placing all your multimedia in one place. 

Check out an example here: 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Google Forms Quizzes: 24 Tips!

Brought to you by: and Eric Curts

Adding different types of questions:
  • How to add multiple choice quiz questions
  • How to add checkbox quiz questions
  • How to add short answer quiz questions with more than one right answer (also see my earlier blog post for more details)
  • How to add an image to a quiz question
  • How to add images to the answers of a quiz question
  • How to add video to go along with a quiz question
  • How to add open-response paragraph questions
  • How to add extra credit questions

Quiz settings:
  • Collecting email addresses
  • Requiring school login
  • Limiting to one response
  • Enabling the quiz feature
  • Shuffling questions
  • Shuffling answers in a question
  • Changing the theme
  • Setting preference to make all questions required

Assistive tech for students taking a quiz:

Grading and feedback:
  • How to provide global feedback to students per question
  • How to provide individualized feedback for just a single student per question
  • How to grade an open-response paragraph question (also see my earlier blog post for more details)
  • How to give partial credit for checkbox questions
  • How to grade extra credit questions
  • How to import grades into Classroom

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dropbox Add-on for Gmail

This tool integrates Dropbox and Gmail, and introduces the new partnership between the two. With the Dropbox add-on for Gmail, you’ll be able to view, store, and share any file—from the smallest doc to the largest video—without leaving your inbox. This integration offers a cross-browser, cross-platform addition to the existing Dropbox for Gmail extension for Chrome. This new add-on will work with any browser, as well as the Gmail app for Android and—coming soon—iOS. 

With the Dropbox Add-on for Gmail, you can: 
  • View, save, and share any Dropbox file – big or small, including photos, videos, presentations, docs, project work, and more – from the Dropbox Add-on for Gmail. 
  • Easily find and sync your Dropbox files in Gmail anytime, on any browser or device. 

Pick it up at the G Suite Marketplace.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Brought to you by

The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Episodes About Google Classroom

Google Support: