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Google News and Updates Virtually raise your hand to ask a question in Google Meet Accept knocks in bulk in Google Meet Expanding Google Arts & Culture with Expeditions Expeditions app and Tour Creator going away Featured Content Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative. They work with cultural institutions and artists around the world. The…
 
Google News and Updates Google for Education transformation reports window open, availability expanded worldwide (Seven key areas of transformation are here.) Replace your background in Google Meet Office editing mode is now the default editing mode for Office files in Drive on the web Try out these Google features on your new iPhone Featured Conte…
 
Google News and Updates 9 Chromebook and G Suite for Education features to make learning more accessible Featured Content Build classroom community with Google Google Classroom headers Get to know you activities Student interest surveys with Google Forms Fake Instagram Google Forms check-in for student well being Create more touchpoints with studen…
 
Google News and Updates Introducing Google Workspace https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2020/10/introducing-google-workspace.html This year, teachers have gone the distance Create and view tasks in the Google Calendar mobile apps Increase engagement with Q&A and polls in Google Meet Featured Content Google Form to serve as a contact form FAQ docu…
 
Google News and Updates The Anywhere School: 50+ Google for Education updates MEET In September, we’ll kick off with a larger tiled view of up to 49 people and an integrated Jamboard whiteboard for collaboration. We’ll also release new controls so moderators can choose to always join first, end meetings for all participants, disable in-meeting chat…
 
Back to school is getting close. And as we get closer, many educators are thinking about how remote learning fits into their teaching plans. As we make those plans and create strategies, there are two important words to keep in mind, and how we balance them will have a lot to do with our students' success. In this episode, we will talk about those …
 
There are lots of digital tools out there to help students record their thinking. video tools. Audio tools. There's a lot to choose from. but what if we, as teachers, use some of those tools to give our students instructions? This could be especially important during remote learning. In this episode, I'll talk through the idea, which was first show…
 
When we do instruction remotely, it's nice to be able to record videos for your students. You can record instructional videos, daily check-in videos, announcements, and more. Lots of educators are using Flipgrid (flipgrid.com) for this. In this episode, I share a couple of quick tips to level up your videos for your students on Flipgrid.…
 
Google News and Updates Use the new Google Chat app for fast and reliable communication New quick settings help you optimize your Gmail layout New Google Groups now generally available Learn and play together as a family with Chromebook Featured Content Susan Vincentz (Kentucky): Using screencastify to record and export audio only Stephanie Howell …
 
Are you a Google-using educator or a Microsoft-using educator? Both companies offer training for educators that goes WAY beyond simple support pages. Google has the Google for Education Training Center, which helps you get Google certified and provides courses for learning their products. The Microsoft Educator Center offers lots of courses on a wi…
 
Imagine a conference you could attend that had lots of really, really good presenters. Imagine they were presenting on lots of topics that really interested you. Now imagine that conference happening for free, every day, and virtually. That's the idea behind the Global EdTech Academy, a project by CUE and Microsoft. They include lots of presentatio…
 
Google News and Updates Keep tabs on your tabs in Google Chrome Google Meet is here to host your video meetings, for free New ways Google Duo helps make time together more special We need your tips! Episode 119 will be the finale of our fourth season of the podcast. This episode is all about YOU and your Google tips, tricks, strategies, and resourc…
 
YouTube has some pretty fun videos to watch. That should be no surprise. it is the second largest search engine in the world! YouTubers have found very creative ways to engage their viewers. We can look to YouTube for inspiration on the activities we ask our students to do! In this episode, I share a fun idea for your next video activity with your …
 
I love having a whiteboard to write on whenever I'm in a classroom! But when we are doing remote learning, or when we want to engage students in digital spaces, sometimes the whiteboard doesn't translate into those spaces easily. What can we do? In this episode, I will share lots of options for recreating a whiteboard in digital spaces.…
 
We have had to do a lot of adapting and learning in a short period of time with our adjustments to remote learning. To help provide some ideas and solutions going forward, I have created a free online course about remote learning. in this episode, I will tell you what to expect if you enroll and a little bit about what you might learn.…
 
After a hiatus of more than a month, I'm back! My new book, Tech Like a PIRATE, is now finally available! In this episode, you will hear all about it. Plus, I will share where you can find lots of free resources whether you buy the book or not! Plus, you can read the "lost chapter" of the book, the one I wrote that didn't make it in print!…
 
Google News and Updates To every teacher, thank you times infinity New Google Lens features to help you be more productive at home Kids can learn at home with Read Along by Google Make at-home learning more fun with 3D and AR in Search Featured Content Want to do Tech Like a Pirate stuff? Website: TechLikeaPirate.com What’s the focus of the book? (…
 
Google News and Updates New features for Google Sites: Templates, announcement banners, and access for children with Google Accounts New sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms Maps that bring us closer, even when we're apart The science of why remote meetings don't feel the same Google Meet premium video meetings—free for …
 
Google News and Updates Present high-quality video and audio in Google Meet See up to 16 Google Meet participants at once with a tiled layout Start or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail Explore new sites, relive old hikes for National Park Week (Arts & Culture) Featured Content Using Google Tools to Connect with Students Encourage…
 
Google News and Updates Extending the availability of Google Meet advanced features to all customers through September 30, 2020 New Meet features to improve distance learning (Start a Meet video chat in Google Classroom) 5 tips for effective distance learning during school closures Accessibility ideas for distance learning during COVID-19 If you ar…
 
Episode 82 was originally released on April 8, 2019. On this episode: Google Classroom is one of the nicest kids on the playground of education technology. There are many apps and websites that want to play with Google and Google is happy to play with so many of the other apps and sites that are enjoying the nice days and time to play. Matt and Kas…
 
when all of our students don't have equal access to the internet, what can we encourage them to do to keep learning going? In this episode, the third in a series of activities you can do with no internet, I share four final ideas to help keep the learning going and help students develop themselves as learners.…
 
When students don't have equal access to the internet, what's a teacher to do? There are lots of options for students who don't have regular access to the internet. We can encourage them to do certain activities that will help them grow in our content areas and as lifelong learners. In this episode, we will talk about three more ways to build our l…
 
If your students don't all have equal access to the internet during remote learning, you are not alone. Many educators have concerns about the equity of access during remote learning. However, there are still lots of activities students can do to advance their learning and make themselves better learners. In this episode, I will share three ideas t…
 
Google News and Updates Create pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOS Teach from Home Featured Content What is G Suite for Education Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teacher and Students (FREE) Melanie’s Tips: Share a quick daily video with your students (Melanie…
 
Could you handle a little extra happiness in your day? I recently found an app that helps you track and reflect on what you are grateful and happy for. This could be a great tool for us as educators. It could certainly help our students. And the prompts inside of it could make for great discussions and reflections for students!…
 
With the world changing -- and our class situations changing -- during this time of pandemic, what do students need from us? Their needs may be different than they were when we were last face-to-face in class with them. On the OnlineLearningIdeas.com website, Holly Clark and I discuss five things we think students need from their teachers right now…
 
Google News and Updates Helping educators and students stay connected Learn@Home on YouTube Connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources Now you can transcribe speech with Google Translate Join a GEG - Google Educator Group Featured Content Hangouts? Meet? Compare Meet with classic chat video calls FREE Hangouts Meet Tutorials Manage M…
 
lots of educators around the world are connecting with their students through video calls. There are lots of different platforms to use. But once you get on a video call, what will you do with your students? There's so much more to it then direct instruction! In this episode, I share three ideas for using video calls with your students.…
 
When we want to give students step by step instructions, sometimes we turn to a screen recording video. Those videos are clear, but they can be big files that are hard to access for students with slow internet speeds. An alternative that uses very little data is Iorad, a tutorial tool that lets you create web-based instructions. In this episode, I …
 
When students have a slow internet connection at home, remote learning can be difficult. It's especially difficult if teachers are providing large video files for them to watch. there are some steps we can take as educators to make those videos smaller and still effective. In this episode, I share a trick for creating smaller video sizes that will …
 
Google News and Updates Hangouts Meet improvements for remote learning Google’s Home Learning Page Google’s COVID-19 Support Resources Page for Educators Chromebook App Hub distance learning Share your distance learning tips with Google Featured Content Carly Black spends her days encouraging tenth graders in West Salem, Ohio to believe reading and…
 
if we want to keep learning going at home, having some ideas for learning activities can be helpful. In this four-part series, I am sharing some activity types that you can use when your students are learning from home. In this episode, I share a handful of video activities and video tools that students can use. There are even options when students…
 
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