Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Email Member of a Team Drive, New Add-Ons for Google Docs, New Ways to Post to Padlet, Add Audio to Google Slides, Comix Tool, Quick Report Card Comments, Sugarcane, Sit With Us App, Dino on My Desk, Newspaper Templates in Google Docs, Science of Winter Olympic Sports, Backing Up Photos, Break the Price Tag Code, Screen Time, Habits Costing You Money, Categorizing Plants, #EdTech

Did you know?
Email Members of a Team Drive 

Google has added the ability to email your team drive members all at once, from within the Team Drive or within a file that is in the Team Drive. You can also customize who receives the email. For more, click here. +Google for Education

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New Add-Ons for Google Docs
Decode - Encrypt text like passwords or sensitive information in your document
Red Flag - Instantly check any document for problem words and phrases
Hanging Indent - Add and remove hanging indents within Google Docs
Unicheck - Check citations and references to avoid accidental plagiarism with Unicheck add-on for Google Docs
Writer's Highlighter - Highlight words or phrases (also available in Google Sheets)
Insert icons for Docs - Browse 1800+ icons available and insert them into your docs


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What if?
Delightful New Ways To Post To Padlet 
Padlet has always been one of my favorites, tried and true, easy to implement tools and now it’s gotten even better! They’ve added 7 new ways to post to your Padlet walls:
Draw, Voice, Film, Snap, Google Search, Map and Padlet within a Padlet (what?!) When you click on your wall to add a new post, simply click on the 3 dots to see all of your new choices. If you’re wanting a visual how-to, +Richard Byrne has one for you here.


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Three Ways to Add Audio to Google Slides
Students will be so glad to know there’s a way! Click here for how, tips and ideas from +Richard Byrne +Google for Education


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Redesigned Comic Making Site
Make Beliefs Comix is available on Chromebooks, iPads and more. On the iPad, you simply use the “Add to Home Screen” feature to make a quick button to access it. This site is free to use. It’s drag and drop, easy to move, resize, or delete the options. The kids pick it up rather quickly and have a blast with it. Also, the children don’t have to make an account. Thank you +Richard Byrne

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Something to think about…
Write Report Card Comments in Half the Time
For more, click here to go to the +Angela Watson blog and podcast. Listen over lunch or while in your car for tips on how to “only convey what really matters”. 

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Easily Create Up To 18 Different Games/Activities
With Sugarcane (from IXL) you can create games based on data sets for your content. Take a look at this example Cubed Numbers Guessing Game. This tool could be also useful for revision and differentiation. There are several games already created that you can use or modify. Topics are easily searchable by all traditional content areas in addition to Spanish, Art, Music, Careers, Sports, Food, Natural Disasters, Religions, Gemstone, Festivals and more! Thank you EduBlogger!

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How Kids Are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table At A Time
To learn more about the Sit With Us app, the developer (a high school senior) and its impact, click here to listen to a 10-minute podcast with +Cool Cat Teacher Could this be a new club at your campus? Download their chapter welcome packet here

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Resources…
Dino On My Desk - Augmented Reality App for iOS

Download and watch this fun protocerotops come to life! (also available in the Google Play store, not available in our district)

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Newspaper Templates for Google Docs
Click here and remember that you’ll need to make your own copy. Thank you +Richard Byrne
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16 Videos About the Science of Winter Olympics Sports 
The National Science Foundation offers a YouTube playlist of sixteen videos on the science of Winter Olympics events. Thank you +Richard Byrne

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up Photos
Good to know! Thank you Swissmiss

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In Addition…
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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids 
See what rules are enforced in the homes of a research pediatrician, sleep researcher, anti-obesity doctor and media and violence researcher. A quick read! Thank you Swissmiss image: https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5779/23631500890_7e0288a6c0_b.jpg

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10 Bad Habits that are Costing You Money
“Just putting one of these tips into practice saved our writer $58 per month.” Click here for the article from Apartment Therapy. Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Studless_tire_2.jpg

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This Site Categorizes Plants In A Way I Can Relate To
Where has this been all my life? Check out The Sill to find plants for Beginners (me), Low-Light, Pet-Friendly, For Small Spaces, & more! Thank you Swissmiss

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