Recently, I have been using Google Drawings to create #HyperDrawings. But, I did not think it was possible to embed video into the Google Drawing! Tonight, I accidentally discovered that it is really easy to do! Step 1: Insert a Video into Google Slides (Insert-Video) Step 2: Click on Video- Copy (Ctrl C) Step 3: Go to … Continue reading Add Streaming Video to Google Drawings!
Over the last few months, Twitter has been erupting with posts from educators that are excited about HyperDocs. However, as I started coaching my teachers in best practices for creating and using HyperDocs, I discovered that Google Drawings seems to be my preferred G Suite app to use for math instruction. There are so many possibilities when … Continue reading HyperDrawings: Creating AMAZING Flipped and Blended Learning Activities for Math Class.
Coaching Question: I've received a new webcam with a microphone. How can I use this in my classroom? You received a new webcam! So now what? Webcams are an amazing addition to your classroom. Most newer models allow you to take photographs, record video and audio! Awesome! Here are some ideas for using your webcam in … Continue reading 7 New Ideas for Utilizing Your Classroom Webcam and Microphone
Coaching Question: We have finished our Tour Builder virtual field trips. Is there a way for students to enhance their tours? What is Tour Builder? Tour Builder is an amazing way to combine digital storytelling and geography. Using the Google Earth plugin, students take their audience on a virtual tour throughout the world. Students can … Continue reading Tips to Enhance Tour Builder: Creativity Choice Board
What is a HyperDoc? HyperDocs have been all the rage over the last year. Educators have discovered that there are more ways to use Google Docs than just using the fabulous collaborative tools such as the Comments and Suggestions tools. HyperDocs help teachers transform their learning into blended learning environments. They are engaging, collaborative and inquiry-based. … Continue reading HyperDocs 101: Transforming Your Google Docs
This week, I finally started exploring Hoonuit by Atomic Learning after learning about their newer training modules and hearing the buzz about their ISTE contest online. After briefly exploring their "Newly Added and Popular Topics", I was pleasantly surprised and very curious to start a training. The modules definately represented popular educational trends such as Google … Continue reading Hoonuit by Atomic Learning: Personalized PD AWESOMENESS!
This week, I had a teacher ask me how she could integrate technology into her Social Studies Curriculum. While there are so many different ways to engage students, I have come up with a list of my top 5 recommended tools for students of all ages. #1 Google's Tour Builder Tour Builder: Although still in Beta, … Continue reading Top 5 Tech Tools for the Social Studies Classroom
You may have heard that BrainPOP has a brand new Make-A-Movie feature that has been receiving rave reviews. In order to access this feature, students and teachers must have their own premium account, which fortunately we do have access to here in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Teachers can assign Make-A-Movie to their students or create their very … Continue reading BrainPOP’s New Make-A-Movie: Empowering and Engaging Students
Coaching Question: Do you have any fun and engaging resources for St. Patrick's Day? It seems like #hyperdocs are all the rage these days! Here is a fun and engaging resource to use with students in Grades 3-12. Disclaimer: You do need a subscription to BrainPOP to use this hyperdoc unless you change the video. … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Hyperdoc
This month, I saw an amazing idea posted on Twitter by one of my favorite edtech gurus, Eric Curts. His thoughts were to use Google Keep to provide students feedback within Google Docs. This idea inspired me to think how I could use Google Keep to make the process of adding standards to my lesson plans less cumbersome. … Continue reading MashUp-Google Keep with Google Docs: Adding Standards to Your Google Doc Lesson Plans