I love Google Sites and recently spent a lot of time using it to convert 14 digital breakouts from Classic to New Sites. Since then, Google has announced a new tool in the Google Sites editor – layouts. Layouts solve the problem of aligning images and elements which can be tricky because there are no guidelines… Read More Google Sites Layouts Vastly Improved My Digital Breakouts Site
The summer before my senior year of high school, I had to read Crime and Punishment for my AP Literature class. At first glance, the book’s 545 pages seemed an insurmountable challenge. Then I realized that if I read 10 pages a day, every day, I would complete the novel with time to spare before… Read More I Converted My Digital Breakouts from Classic to New Google Sites
I was honored to be part of the Immersive Learning with Google panel at SXSW EDU 2018. My fellow panelists included our moderator, Google Classroom Product Manager Ope Bukola, sixth-and-seventh-grade Science teacher Carolina Carner, and Instructional Technology Specialist Melissa Lopez. Please read my recap or listen to the panel: The session started with four hands-on stations… Read More Immersive Learning with Google – SXSW EDU Panel Recap
Author’s Note: This strategy is very similar to the Make Vocabulary Fun with Digital Breakouts strategy I blogged about on BamRadioNetwork’s EdWords blog. Here is a strategy for using digital breakouts to make exit tickets that challenge and engage learners while producing useful assessment data. Step One: Make a Google Form with the digital breakout locks.… Read More Make Awesome Exit Tickets with Digital Breakouts
My latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post is Make Vocabulary Fun with Digital Breakouts – my strategy for using Quizlet, Google Forms, and Google Sites to rejuvenate vocabulary review. Thank you for reading and considering it. Please comment below or tweet me at @TomEMullaney if you would like to discuss further.
I recently had the pleasure of talking to Corey Engstrom about digital breakouts for his site, Teacher Tech Trials. Corey has some really useful and interesting interviews on his site. Please listen below and check out his post with many links to help you get started making your own digital breakouts.
The New Google Sites is live in personal GMail accounts. It is vastly different from what is now known as “Classic Sites.” Here are my thoughts on using both tools to make digital breakouts. Looks are important. Students are more likely to engage with a breakout if it is visually appealing. The New Sites makes much… Read More Comparing Digital Breakouts in New Google Sites and Classic Google Sites
The new Google Sites is live. This is a template website to give you ideas for making digital breakouts in the new Sites. Currently, there is no way to copy sites or publish them as templates. The good news is that the new Sites is so intuitive that making digital breakouts is easier than ever!… Read More Digital Breakouts in the New Google Sites