10 Days of Google 2022

It’s that time of year again…sharing out random Google tips in a short fun manner. 10 Days of Google is here! However, this year, I am changing the way in which I am sharing out the information. I have decided to push myself and create my first canva website to showcase the information. Each day will ‘appear’ on its own page. Rather than create a blog post for each day, I will be posting twice – highlighting the first 5 days and the last 5 days.

10 Days of Google 2022

What can you expect on the first 5 days?

That is a great question! The following are highlighted in the first round:

  • Day 1: Google Docs – Linking files with Smart Chips and formatting text
  • Day 2: YouTube – Auto-translating text to a different language – this is especially helpful for students whose first language is not English or World Language teacher wanting to show a video in a different language but want to have English subtitles
  • Day 3: Tables in Google Docs – Features available with tables in Google Docs
  • Day 4: Google Form – Customizing font, embedding links and sharing survey results once completing a google form
  • Day 5: Google Classroom – Good reminders for students (and teachers) – copy a direct link to a Google Classroom assignment details, figure out what must be completed, and using originality report with Google Classroom assignments

This year, I have been spending a lot of time exploring around with the features Canva has to offer. This project has been great for me to learn how Canva websites work. I look forward to creating more in the future.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about what has been highlighted, you know where to find me.

And that is my Spiel…

Forcing Present Mode of Google Slide in Google Classroom

There are instances where I want to force participants to view a slide show presentation in present mode, rather than the ‘edit view’ mode where slides show up on the left column. One instance is when I want users to interact with the material – where they choose their own path.

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PDFlix: Providing ‘On Your Time’ PD Opportunities

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Screen Shot 2020-01-21 at 6.42.02 AMOk, yes…the sound of Netflix went through my mind as I started typing. Each year, Jess Gilcreast (High School librarian), and I think of creative and different ways to provide professional development for the staff that we work with. We have tried it all, or at least seems that way. Whether it is providing ‘learning at your own time’ opportunities through Google Classroom, in person trainings, or online book chats through Twitter. We strive to keep things ‘fresh’ and continuously push the limits.

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Google Classroom Updates & Reminders Aug 2019

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Google has made some changes to Google Classroom since we last worked with the tool in June. So to help make sure that everyone was on the same page, I shared out these changes, as well as included some did you know items, in my Welcome Back Tech Training to staff last week.

New Items:

  • Where students submit their work to their teacher has been relocated on the page.
  • Unable to remove Classworks page anymore
  • New sorting features when assessing student work
  • Ability to access menus in files while assessing student work
  • Adding comments to comment bank on the fly
  • Ability to use rubrics right through Google Classroom
  • Filter topics

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Day 7 of Google 2018: Google Classroom Grading (or lack of grading)

Screen Shot 2018-12-04 at 8.46.41 PM.pngWe are back to Google Classroom today. Most of the teachers at Bedford High School do not report grades earned through Google Classroom on assignments. Rather, they report these grades right in our student information system, PowerSchool. With the change of Google Classroom over the summer, the back end of Google classroom has thrown a couple of teachers off. More specifically, relating to returning assignments.

There is a clear difference between returning “ungraded” and “graded” assignments if a teacher does not report individual student numerical grades in Google Classroom.

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