Google Chrome is a wonderful web browser that does a lot. While it is easy to use, Chrome’s power really lies in the extensions you can add to the browser.
When I’m trying to teach my students how to use any kind of ed tech, I inevitably have to put together some kind of tutorial to walk them through the process. I spent a lot of time taking screenshots, typing instructions, and organizing it into an easy-to-follow tutorial. It took a long time.
Setting up customized paragraph styles in Google Docs is a simple process.
If you’ve ever created any kind of lengthy Google Doc, then you know how annoying it can be to try to scroll through a long document to find a specific page. Google Docs will create a table of contents for you in just a few simple steps.
At the end of every school year, I do a lot of reflection. I have my students complete surveys, and I think through a lot of what I did throughout the year. This year brought about a lot changes in my classroom, so there’s been a lot of reflecting to do with this school year.
Google Forms is a great app that you can use to gather information from students, parents, and colleagues. Forms has several different types of questions that are useful in many ways. Here are a few ways you can use each type of question in Forms.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, you name it, there’s a social media app to go along with it. Social media has saturated our culture, for better or for worse. Whether you like it or not, this is a part of our culture. And like many things, it can be both beneficial and harmful.
Through a few opportunities this year, I entered into this new technological world in education, and it’s been great. But there is one thing that I’ve seen that is dangerous myth out there.
Google Forms can give you a lot of versatility when it comes to quizzes in class.
For the last few years, I have refused to give extra credit. Why bother? If the students can’t bother to do the regular credit, why should they get extra credit? That’s what I reasoned, and it made sense.