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"Less is More": Check out the new blog format and let me know if it better fits your needs as very busy educators!
Google Forms - YouTube Tutorials
Manage event registrations, create a quick opinion poll, and much more. With Google Forms, you can create and analyze surveys right in your mobile or web browser—no special software required. You get instant results as they come in. And, you can summarize survey results at a glance with charts and graphs.
Youtube Video Tutorials - Google Forms
1. Google Forms Full Tutorial From Start To Finish - How To Use Google Forms
2. The New Google Forms - Detailed Tutorial3. Google Forms - Self Grading Quizzes
The Best Guide to Google Forms You'll Ever Find
"Google Forms is a powerful form-building tool that is easy to use. But, for those new to it or others who only use certain features, you may not realize all that it can do. This guide to Google Forms will walk you through every button, feature, question type, and setting."
Read & Write for Google Chrome
Note: The Edutopia article "Accommodating Students with Dyslexia" offered several suggestions in our efforts to help these students in their learning processes. One was using Google's Read & Write for Google Chrome Extension. This fascinated me so I looked more into what this Chrome Extension does. Even the "Free" version has significant possibilities in my classroom. I suggest reading the article then watching these tutorial videos.
Article Link: Accommodating Students with Dyslexia
Video Link: Read and Write for Google Chrome Tutorial
Video Link: Read and Write for Google Chrome - A How-to Guide for Students
Accommodating Students with Dyslexia
Edutopia Article - April 17,2018
"Although awareness of dyslexia is steadily growing due to campaigns by grassroots movements like Decoding Dyslexia and national organizations like the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD), many educators are still unfamiliar with what dyslexia is and how to accommodate it in the classroom."
Note: Again, I realize this is not a "tech" article, but I found it relevant to my classroom. The following "Tech Thought" is a "tech" idea in support of "Accommodating Students with Dyslexia."
Why a Rubric Isn't Enough
"My colleagues convinced me that these behaviors represented neither what my students knew nor how smart they were. Kids may fool around, but when they cannot produce anything for assignments that they know will impact their grade, there must be something else going on that I’m missing."
Edutopia Article - William Juang April 16, 2018
Note: I realize this is not a "tech" article, but I found it relevant for my classroom.
How to use Google's Arts & Culture app to find your Art Doppelgänger
"Unless you've been living under a rock (or, you know, living a healthy, social-media-free life, which is totally cool too), you've likely seen the photos floating around fairly recently of individuals standing in museums next to their uncanny art doppelgängers. And, as a result, you've probably had at least one passing thought about whether or not your art twin is out there in oil paint somewhere. Thankfully, Google's Arts & Culture app has made an effort to turn the look-alike search digital with a new experimental feature, saving you the price of world travel and museum admission fees."
Google Arts and Culture
"This project is a huge collaboration between Google and museums and libraries across the world that enables people worldwide to access museums, artifacts, works of art, and world wonders from the comfort of their own home.
Google Arts and Culture offers a huge number of features. Many museums (including the palace of Versailles, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, and the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments) offer the “Explore” feature, which allows users to guide themselves through many of the museums’ exhibits using nothing but their computers. "
"Google Sky can be used to explore the universe at large, the moon, or Mars (change your choice in the upper left hand corner). The image can display outer space using Infrared, Microwave, or Historical filters, and users can navigate freely from one celestial object to the next by zooming, panning, or searching. The historical filter features drawings of constellations and key stars and angles used for navigation."
Poems are commonly written as odes to different locations worldwide. Poetry Atlas is a website that is dedicated to featuring each of these locations using a pushpin or feather quill for any location that a poem has been written about.
You can browse poems by location or by searching poet, title, or first line. If one of your favorite poems is missing, send a suggestion via the site’s posted e-mail address.
Google Maps for Literature
Google Lit Trips
Google Lit Trips is one of the many ways Google is integrated into the modern classroom. Each Lit Trip features key locations featured throughout a book, and allows readers to better understand a book’s settings.To use this program, you will need to download Google Earth to your computer, and open a free account. Then, you can request different Lit Trips through e-mail. Many of these Lit Trips correspond with required reading lists, and are organized by grade level. If a book you are looking for is not already featured, it may be a great idea for a class project!
Google Maps for Literature
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Bruce has been a Lutheran School teacher for over 30 years. Serving 4 different church schools as principal, teacher, youth director, coach and technology instructor, he has enjoyed helping teachers find resources for all kinds of situations - especially uses for technology in their classrooms.