Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hidden Calendars, Google Classroom Tips, Chromebook Shortcuts, Bell Ringers, Seesaw, Youtube, Thinglink, Creative Ways To Quiet A Class, Graphic Organizers, Elem Math, Non-Sandwiches, Panoramas, Fish Oil, Moby Dick, Virtues, #EdTech

Did you know?
Find Your Hidden Google Calendars
If you’ve clicked “Hide this calendar”, but want to find them again, click here.

Teachers Can Now See A Count Of Returned Student Work in Google Classroom
“If you make a copy of a Google Drive item for each student, you’ll see it on the Student Work page when the student opens it. You can review work in progress and add comments to the item. If a student doesn’t open the item, there’s nothing for you to review.” - +Google for Education support

Chromebook Shortcuts from #GAfE4Littles @PintoBeanz11
Resize an image:
CTRL alt J to make it smaller
CTRL alt K to make it bigger
CTRL / when you forget shortcuts

Increasing and decreasing the size of font:
CTRL shift ,
CTRL shift .

What if?
Google Forms for All Grade Levels:
Bell Ringer/Warm Up - Reuse the Same Google Form Daily
Great post and how-to from +Alice Keeler with pictures and a template to help you get started! Google Forms are useful on all devices and great for all grade levels. Students don’t need an account to use your google forms. +Google for Education 

Been Thinking About Using Seesaw, But Haven’t Jumped In Yet?
These “challenges” provide step-by-step lesson plans in an interactive way for your students to get going with Seesaw (an amazing tool for student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication). Seesaw works on all devices.
First Grade Seesaw Student Challenge (good for other grade levels, too)
For ideas on using Seesaw with all grade levels, click here.
You’ll need to set up your classes in Seesaw before beginning these challenges, click here to find out how. @seesaw

Using the Youtube Editor with Google Photos
A great how-to from Jim Sill and +EdTechTeam - a tool you may not have known you had!

10 Digital Bell-ringer Activities To Kickstart Class
Taking a page from Teach Like a PIRATE, engage your students with “eye-catching and thought-provoking” ways to start class in more powerful way! This post from +Matt Miller is Part 1 and has an example of each.

Something to think about…
Google Classroom: One Mom’s Perspective
This is a good read, talking about best practices and a mom's perspective. (This mom is a former MS English teacher.) +Google for Education 

A Non-Traditional Back to School Letter - ThingLink
Thinglink makes an image interactive with text, videos and links. It works on any device and for all grade levels. This could be a great way to introduce students and parents to your campus, your classroom, a syllabus, introduce students to authors, scientists, maps, etc. The possibilities are endless!

15 Creative & Respectful Ways To Quiet A Class
+Angela Watson shares what’s worked for other teachers as well as what she’s tried in her own classroom. Click here.

Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers

18 YouTube Channels for Elementary Math

How To Adjust Your Notifications in Google Classroom
This includes all of those email notifications!
  1. Click the 3 lines in the upper left corner
  2. In the window that pops in from the left, scroll all the way down to the bottom, click Settings and make your choices. This will apply to all of your classes.

How to Adjust Comments in the Google Classroom Stream
Click on the Students tab across the top
On the left side there's a drop down menu of 3 choices for comments

In Addition…
10 Totally Easy Non-sandwich School Lunch Ideas
Ideas for breaking away from your “go-to” lunches. Good for adults, too! From +Cool Mom Picks


Panorama Prints from @ParaboPress
Starting at $12.00, making it easy to “Go Long”!


You Should Probably Stop Taking Fish Oil
A short article and video including information on how fish oil pills are made from +Greatist.


Hear Moby Dick Read in Its Entirety by Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Stephen Fry & More


Virtues Visibly Embodied
“When you need encouragement, think of the qualities the people around you have:
this one’s energy, that one’s modesty, another’s generosity, and so on.
Nothing is as encouraging as when virtues are visibly embodied
in the people around us, when we’re practically showered with them.
It’s good to keep this in mind.”
— Marcus Aurelius
Quote seen on Swissmiss


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