Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spreadsheet Responses in Doc Form, Google Search Tips, Lego Math, Managing Your Time, Intentional Connectivity, Geopedia, Social Media, Titanic in Real Time, Photo to Coloring Book, Eco-Friendly House, Per Student Spending, Pizza Farm

Did you know?
You can now save your Google spreadsheet and responses in Doc form - using the Save as Doc add-on in Google Sheets you can save the information in a more readable format, especially for those longer responses. This will work great for users of Google Forms! You can choose which fields you want, you can have each person’s responses on a separate page as well, if you prefer. See this article by +Eric Curts for steps on how to get and use the add-on http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/04/save-as-doc-addon.html

11 Google Search Tips Every Student Should Know About - from EducatorsTechnology.com … each has it’s own very short video to show how-to use it, a few of the tips are: Filter and refine, Search within a site, Exact phrase, File type, etc. This would be a great resource to post on your teacher webpage or in your Google Classroom. +Google for Education 

What if?
Master Math Skills With LEGO Blocks - Teacher Alycia Zimmerman uses legos to demonstrate fractions, part vs whole and other concepts. PreK-8 +Lifehack +Scholastic For downloads or to see her tips and guided inquiry packets: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2013/12/using-lego-build-math-concepts

Something to think about…
One Googler's take on managing your time, keeping in mind your energy levels during the week. For the full article, go here https://goo.gl/lGBpWo (if this link won't open, try this one ...you'll need to scroll down for the story http://www.fastcompany.com/3054571/work-smart/the-better-time-management-strategy-this-googler-taught-his-coworkers) +Google for Education https://youtu.be/xAKgKb00WNI 

#IntentionalConnectivity: why my phone no longer controls me - some good thoughts and ideas from +Angela Watson, plus a 21-day challenge to help you, and maybe others in your family, rewire your brain to be more in control of your time. The challenge starts May 1st. http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2016/04/intentional-connectivity.html?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork

Geopedia - Map & Wikipedia Combined - click on any of the placemarks to get information about that area. Thank you +Richard Byrne  http://www.geopedia.de/

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media To Enhance Learning - a list of inspiring uses, by +Vicki Davis image: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/facebook/  http://www.coolcatteacher.com/10-amazing-ways-teachers-have-used-social-media-to-enhance-learning/

Watch the Titanic Sink in Real Time - a 2 hour 40 minute animation from the makers of Titanic: Honor and Glory, a PC video game. From this page there are also links to a vintage clip showing the actual Titanic in 1911 and another reenactment of the sinking created by James Cameron. Thank you SwissMiss! There are no people and few sounds. But it does give a good idea of when the lifeboats when out and how few were actually in them...which is one of the saddest parts of the story. http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/watch-the-titanic-sink-in-real-time-in-a-new-2-hour-40-minute-animation.html

In Addition…
Turn your photos into a 5 page coloring book! A great gift idea for just $25 or get just one page for $5. Seen on BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, TeenVogue and Seventeen. https://www.mycolormebook.com/ Ships in about 2 weeks. Thank you SwissMiss




Pizza Farm with Nick Offerman - “If it’s on a plant, it’s good for you. Who cares how it got there?” +American Heart Association  https://youtu.be/0weSjPKi4cs


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