Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Find Your Car, Google Calendar Tips, Present From a Chromebook, Version History, Pixel Art, Passwords, Jar of Awesome, Google Classroom & Forms Updates, Seesaw, Bedtime Math, Student Reflection, Permission to Blog, Create Certificates on Canva, Hurricane Relief - Adopt a Classroom, iPhone Icons, Hang Art Properly, Hide the Litter Box, #EdTech

Did you know?
Quickly Find Your Car with Your iPhone
Leaving the stadium, ballpark, concert, state fair or other big event and want to easily find where you parked...there’s a way! If your iPhone is connected to your car using CarPlay, or paired using Bluetooth, the Apple Maps app automatically marks where you park. When in the Apple Maps app, tap “Parked Car” to find your way back to your ride. You may have to swipe up from the bottom to see the “Parked Car” option. For more, click here.

Removing a Calendar in Google
Click here to see how to delete/unsubscribe to “other calendars” and to see how to delete your calendars.

How to See a List of Your Calendar Items
Simply click the Agenda button in the upper right, when you’re in your Google Calendar. You can still turn on/off which calendar’s events you see on the left, just as you can in the traditional calendar view. This comes in handy if you need to print a list.

How To Present From a Chromebook
If you want students presenting from their own Chromebooks, here’s a quick shortcut to make it pretty painless. From OMG!Chrome!  "If you plan on connecting your Chromebook to an external monitor (or TV) at some point then the ‘Mirror Monitor’ shortcut is a neat one. Rather than add an additional workspace it simply mirrors the Chromebook’s screen."

What if?
Version History in Google Docs - How It Can Help With Writing
This post from +Eric Curts talks about & walks you through using Version History (“...whenever someone makes a change to a Google Doc (or Slides, Sheets, Drawings, etc.) Google tracks each change, who made the change, and when it was made.”) and how it can now save previous versions of writing that can be useful in the writing process. See also his post on 6 awesome uses for Revision (Version) History

Pixel Art Activities for any Subject with Google Sheets
This post from +Eric Curts has ideas, a template (and links to more templates), directions and a short list of other possibilities i.e. art, tech skills, characters, concepts, retelling, area, and mapping.

Something to think about…
A New Thought on Creating Your Passwords
As seen in a story on WFAA

Jar of Awesome
Celebrate student, class, campus and teacher success! See this post from +ShakeUpLearning for more on this idea.

10 Ways Google Is Making Classroom And Forms Easier For Teachers This School Year
  1. Single view of student work
  2. Reorder classes
  3. Decimal grading
  4. Transfer class ownership
  5. Add profile picture on mobile
  6. Provision classes with School Directory Sync
  7. New Classroom integrations
  8. Display class code
  9. Sneak Peek! Import Google Forms Quiz scores into Classroom
  10. Add feedback in question-by-question grading in Quizzes
Click here for more detailed descriptions. +Google for Education 

Not Sure How To Get Started with Seesaw? They’ve got you covered!
Take their “Seesaw 101” online course to get you up and running in less than 30 minutes.

“Parents Know To Read To Their Kids At Night, But What About Math?”
Check out these two free iOS (iPhone, iPad) apps for elementary. Thank you @COOLMOMTECH
“Choose the Problem of the Day, or explore over 1600 additional math problems with various zany topics. Each has three levels of challenge ("Wee Ones," "Little Kids," and "Big Kids"), and many also have harder questions ("The Sky's the Limit") for really big kids, grown-ups, and anyone who's feeling brave!”

Pet Bingo, from Duck Duck Moose
“Come watch your child’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division grow with their very own pets! Pet Bingo is a playful game for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.”

7 Ideas for Student Reflection
#5 would be a great place to use Flipgrid, works on all devices (for iOS an app needs to be downloaded). Click here for all 7 from 4 O’Clock Faculty.

Obtaining Permission To Blog With Students
3 Steps to take, with examples of this teacher’s (Kathleen Morris) information and permission notes.

How to Create Certificates on Canva

In Addition…
How to Help Hurricane Irma Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)
Click Here  image from The US Navy Live Blog

Harvey Teachers in Need
Facebook page to connect with & adopt classrooms  Click here
Google Sheet to sign up to adopt a classroom  Click here
Information gathered from this EdSurge article, Teachers Nationwide Rally to ‘Adopt’ Classrooms Impacted by Harvey.

Harvey - Links to Give Help, Links to Get Help
Click here  (from The EduBlogger)

How Teachers Can Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief
Click here (from Education Week) image from Edublogs


What Do Those Icons on Your iPhone Mean
Click here for a list and description of all the status icons.


The Trick To Hanging Art Properly
A quick video from Apartment Therapy to show you how. Using the craft paper also works well when hanging a group of frames.


8 Purr-fect DIY Ways to Hide the Litter Box
Apartment Therapy does it again! Click here.


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