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
Teachers and students in districts that use Google for Education have access to a free suite of apps, G Suite, to create and publish. But why use G Suite? Why not Microsoft, pen-and-paper, or go full tactile and have students use typewriters? The reason to use G Suite is feedback – collaboration too, but that is… Read More Feedback for Students in G Suite – An Overview
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 sat in an eighth-grade math teacher’s classroom, working on problems she shared with her students using Mathspace. I do not usually enjoy multi-step math problems but found myself delighted and completely engaged. Reflecting on it later, I realized a significant part of the experience was Mathspace’s sleek, modern design. I like Google Classroom more than… Read More Why This Teacher Loves Canva
My latest BamRadioNetwork EdWords blog post is about using the new Google Sites as a tool for blended learning. Thank you for reading. If you have any questions, please comment below or tweet me @TomEMullaney.
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