Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Students Exploring Events & Telling Stories with My Maps

from Shake Up Learning's Kasey Bell

There is a power in students creating their own maps to help them visualize information or to tell a story. An example of this is two students who collected the Oral Histories of Route 66 and displayed it on a map. My Maps is can be used for students as they explore events in literature, historical events or even as they study current events. The beauty of My Maps is they are collaborative and can be exported to be brought in as a layer of Google Earth. Kim Randall, @scubagirl812 did a super session on Mapping Made Easy with Google My Maps!


Check out the tutorial HERE!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Top 10 Google Expedition Tips!

Brought to you by: 
Monica I. Martinez
EdTechTeam Blog

1. Get Your Viewer
Purchase a cardboard online at:
> Google: goo.gl/hwYVSr
> Amazon: goo.gl/EqaTtC
> Web: goo.gl/yZPm7e

2. Download the Cardboard App
> iOS: goo.gl/HLZYq7
> Android: goo.gl/YQ5M7q
Go on an Urban Hike - Visit the Eiffel Tower, Venice
Canals, the Old City of Jerusalem, and underwater
at the Great Barrier Reef.

3. List of Expeditions
With more than 500 Expeditions to choose from,
students can journey far and wide, learning from
immersive new experiences. Find the right
expedition for your classroom in this list from
GoogleEDU and this map (via @MrCarey)
> Sheet: bit.ly/TeacherExpeditions
> Map: bit.ly/awesometableGE

4. Install Expeditions
The Expeditions app is available for Android and iOS
(iPhone and iPad) devices.
> iOS: goo.gl/5GwpJy
> Google Play: goo.gl/hxLVtX

5. Teacher Guide
Check out this PDF 411 on onboarding
Expeditions at your school or in your
classroom bit.ly/TeacherExpeditionsGuide

6. Streetview
Use the Google Street View Camera to
create your own 360 degree Photospheres.
> iOS: goo.gl/v0QL0t
> Android: goo.gl/qk2FgR

7. Make your Own Cardboard
Get the template and build your own
cardboard viewer. You’ll need the following:
> cardboard
> lenses
> magnets
> velcro
> rubber band
Template > vr.google.com/cardboard/get-cardboard

Click here for the infographic & MORE!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Flipgrid One - It's free!

Flipgrid One, is a free, single-grid version of Flipgrid that allows any teacher to engage her or his class in the Flipgrid experience and empower student voice. Flipgrid One teachers can have as many topics and student responses in their grid as they like. All the affordances necessary to safely and fully engage students are thoughtfully integrated within Flipgrid One: password-protection, moderation, transcripts, free iOS and Android apps, and more.

What is Flipgrid? 

Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students or other educators. Teachers can provide feedback to students AND better yet students can provide feedback to one another.

Flipgrid gives all students a voice with video!

With Flipgrid One (Free) you get one grid with unlimited topics. So if you have multiple classes or subject areas you can just create a different topic for each and share that topic code.

15+ Ways to use Flipgrid in Your Class 
[by Karly Moura, posted on ditchthattexbook.com 8/14/17]