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Recently, I applied to attend a Google Innovator Academy. Part of this application process consists of creating a one minute video explaining an idea I would like to tackle. To learn more about this academy, click HERE to read an earlier post.

Below is the video that I ended up creating for my how might we statement: “How might we reimagine online portfolios so that students are inspired to share their story?”

Continue reading “Empathy”

12 Days of Google

In the spirit of the season and the inspiration from Eric Lawson and Eric Curts, I have decided to run my own ’12 Days’ of tech tips and ideas. For the next 12 work days, I will provide a Google Tip/Trick that might help take your Google knowledge to the next level.

In the embedded Google Drawing below, I will link up each tip or idea each working day moving forward. (You might have to open up the Google Drawing in order for the icons to actually provide the Google Tip of the Day). You will also notice below the Google Drawing, I will have each day linked up.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

And that is my Spiel…

Day 1 of Google: YouTube Tips
Day 2 of Google: The Many ‘Different Views’ to Google Slides
Day 3 of Google: Exploring with Google Trends
Day 4 of Google: Google Calendar
Day 5 of Google: Providing Feedback in Google Docs
Day 6 of Google: Google Drive – Location of Files
Day 7 of Google: Google Classroom – Creating to Accessing Student Work
Day 8 of Google: Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
Day 9 of Google: Google Keep Features
Day 10 of Google: equatIO for Math and Science classes
Day 11 of Google: Change Default Text in Google Docs
Day 12 of Google: Creating Your Own GIF with AutoDraw, Google Photos & Google Slides

Creating ‘Jeopardy’ Game in Google Sheets – Say What?

That is right. I just learned last week that flippity.net has a template for teachers and students so that they can easily make a Jeopardy Game. This is all done in a Google Sheet. Interested?

Check out the quiz that I made on random Google and Google Apps facts. I am sure that are some questions you might struggle with (no Google Searches folks!). CLICK HERE

Click HERE if you would like to see what the Google Sheet looks like for the game that I made. Feel free to make a copy for yourself to challenge others.

Why is it Great?

  • I love the fact that it will keep track of points for you, as well as hide questions that have already been answered. 
  • You can also open the quiz as many times as you want and don’t have to worry about clearing anything out from the time it was used before.
  • Teams can range from 2 to 6 

On the website flippity.net, it actually gives you detailed instructions on how to publish your quiz when you are done as well as get the right link that you need in order to create the quiz.

Check it out some time!

Let Google Help You With Graphing Functions

Find yourself without a graphing calculator from time to time?

Need a quick way of getting a graph?
Let Google help you out!
Type the function that you are interested in seeing the graph of right in Google. The graph of that function will appear in the search results.
It gets even better…you can even have Google graph more than one equation at a time. The trick? Just separate them with a comma.