Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Google Docs in Your Classroom" Training Session

"The goal of this session is to improve communication, collaboration, and quality of feedback." -Art Schultz
This blog post showcases the presentation I created and used for the "Google Documents For Your Classroom" training session at my school.  It also contains a cheat sheet of different Google document features, and an example of what a document would look like if some of the features were used. I want to thank the KIS EdTech Team for helping me create this presentation, as well as giving me valuable feedback.


Features Cheat Sheet:

What you can create with these features:

My Computer Lab in Google Street View

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I used Photo Sphere on my Nexus 7 to create a 360 panorama of my computer lab. With this Android app, I took pictures of my whole computer lab, guided by a blue dot in the center of the screen.
 After creating my photo sphere, I shared it with Google Maps and waited until it was approved to be public by the online mapping service.
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So here is the final product! You can also check it out on my official website

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Google Forms: Adding Collaborators & Make a Copy

File > Add collaborators...
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Invite the people you would like to collaborate with.
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Your collaborators will be sent an invitation email that provides a link to the Google Form. 
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If you collaborators want to use your form as a template, have them open the form and click on File and then Make a copy...
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They will then need to rename the new form. 
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Google Forms: Selecting Multiple Options with Checkboxes

If you use the "Multiple choice" option, form users can only select one option. 
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But if you select "Checkboxes" for the question, then users will be able to select multiple options. 
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"From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science" by Edutopia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"You Can Learn Anything" by Khan Academy

"Some people believe that intellectual ability is purely genetic or fixed. 
This is a myth. Research now shows that your brain is like a muscle; the more you apply it and struggle, the more it grows. People who learn to recognize this fact about their own brain develop a ‘growth mindset’ and are able to persevere and achieve more."
-Sal, Founder of Khan Academy 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meet the new Google Drive

Google's video on the new Google Drive: 

Screenshots taken from Drive's tour:

11 new things from the redesigned Google Drive (@TheGoogleGooru video):

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wonder Grove Kids: Educational Animated Videos for PK-2nd

Wonder Grove Kid's is a website dedicated to areas of learning that are not always supported, such as citizenship, fitness, health, home skills, nutrition, and safety. Their YouTube channel contains numerous videos on these learning areas and feature cute animated characters and stories. 
Wonder Grove Kids YouTube
Here is their YouTube channel trailer: