The Google Jamboard mobile app is a game-changing tool for collaboration on Play Store enabled Chromebooks and iPads. Additionally, there is now a streamlined Google Jamboard web app (2:43 explainer video). Please note: The Google Jamboard app is 100% FREE. No Jamboard device required. Ever since I discovered the Jamboard app in June 2017, I have… Read More Congratulations! It’s Your First Day of Google Jamboard!
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
“The new Chromebooks are here!” Many teachers will be saying that as their school transitions to Chromebooks for students or refreshes old Chromebooks. The new education model Chromebooks have touchscreens and convert to tablet mode. The combination of touch and Chrome OS is probably here to stay awhile. Lenovo has released a Chromebook with a screen… Read More The Getting Started Guide for Touchscreen Chromebooks in the Classroom
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
G Suite for Education is a great platform for giving students feedback on their work. The apps in G Suite are also great for facilitating student collaboration. Let’s look at how teachers can use G Suite for student collaboration. A Quick Note This post is meant for teachers who are almost proficient with or just… Read More Collaboration in G Suite – An Overview
Do you want to e-mail all parents for your class without entering twenty-five e-mail addresses into Gmail? Would you like parent e-mail addresses to populate in Gmail so you don’t have to remember them? Thanks to a great idea Damien Akelman showed me at Mooresville Summer Connection, you can have parents answer a quick form and… Read More Back to School Night Pro Tip: Use Google Forms to Make Parent Contact Lists in Gmail
Has your district told you your students will bring Chromebooks with them to class in the fall? Are you eager to integrate this technology into instruction but unsure how? Here are ten things you can do this summer to hit the ground running in the fall, brought to you by a teacher who has been… Read More Ten Things You Can Do This Summer To Prepare For Teaching In A 1:1 Classroom With Chromebooks