Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PDF Candy, Filter Words from Comments, Twitter Accessibility, Family Tech Plan, Google Drawings for Interactive Images, Canva, g(Math), Math Challenges, Typing Club, Feedback in Google Docs, Add Audio to Google Slides, 10 Things to Say to Help with Stress, Surprising Product for Cleaning, 21 Germiest Places, 12 Risky Apps Parents Should Know, #EdTech

Did you know?
PDF Candy
This website offers over 30 ways to process PDF files, such as merge, split, edit, compress, export, unlock and convert pdf files (both to pdf and from pdf). Thank you +Leslie Fisher

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How to Automatically Filter Words From YouTube Comment
A nice step-by-step from +Richard Byrne will show you how to do this as well as how to block links from being added to comments and how to set the default for comment moderation.

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Twitter Tricks: The Smart Accessibility Features You Never Knew About
If you’re a Twitter user, check out this post from +Cool Mom Tech to learn more about image descriptions, text-to-speech and more!

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What if?
Family Tech Plan - Yes, You Need One
Looking for a place to start to manage family phone and screen time? Ryan Smith, LMFT, LPC has what you need to get started, brings up things you may not have thought about yet and even has templates you can customize. Thank you, AMS Counselors for bringing this presentation to our campus!

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Google Drawings as an Alternative to Thinglink for Creating Interactive Images
Thinglink recently made managing student accounts part of their paid plans, instead of being free for teachers. Google Drawings can be a good alternative tool for creating those interactive images. This video walks you through how to do that. Thank you to Richard Byrne for the idea. I just wanted to add another feature or two, thus creating my own. +Google for Education 

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Something to think about…
A Canva Graphic Design Option
It’s all about creating a graphic of custom dimensions! This post also has a how-to video for creating image collages in Canva, as well as how to use Canva to create web pages. Thank you 
+Richard Byrne

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Can I Use Canva With Students Under 13? - Yes, But Read This
The key is supervision, for more details and some free lesson plans from 
+Richard Byrne, click here! Canva supports using G Suite single sign-on which means that students can use their school-issued Google accounts to use Canva even if they don't have active email addresses.


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g(Math) Is Gone - Try These Three Alternatives
Here are a few alternatives from 
+Richard Byrne image: http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/X-Unknown-Math-Tree-Square-Roots-Root-2886601


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Resources…
Three Good Sources of Fun and Interesting Math Challenges
A short post from 
+Richard Byrne  image: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4036/4362409183_9219866400_b.jpg


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Setting Up Typing Club
There is a free school version to help our kiddos improve their typing skills! Click here for a post from 
+Jeremy Badiner to learn how to get set up.

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Giving Feedback In Google Docs
Check out this post giving 5 ways to leave feedback in a Google Doc.

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How to Add Audio to Google Slides With the AudioPlayer Add On
Click here for a quick video on how to use this tool from 
+Richard Byrne

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In Addition…
10 Things To Say When They Are Stressed Out 
An article written by one mom on how she helps her teen, but these are good for helping anyone navigate stress.

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This Surprising Product Can Clean Just About Anything
Click here to find out what it is and how to use it on 10 different things. I tried this on a few large decorative bottles and it worked like a charm. Thank you Apartment Therapy!


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The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning
Find out what they are and how to clean them in this article from 
+Greatist

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Beyond Snapchat: 12 Risky Apps Parents Should Watch Out For
Good to know, from 
+Cool Mom Tech

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