Some new things worth investigating…these integrate with Google Classroom…cool!
Unorganized notes to edit later…
Oriental Trading – source of kitschy stuff
The Google You Might Not Know About
Video: minutes without the internet at&t
Yellkey – time limited short urls
Add +to Gmail before @ ….sign up with new emails
QRstuff – qr codes for specific sites…
Google Tone – https://chrome.google.com/
Send links to chrome books….in area
leslie.link/cue – presentation links
EDPuzzle – embed in Classroom
Doodles – https://www.google.com/doodles
Google Science Journal – collect data from phones…
Google smarty pins – geo trivia cool!
Search Atari breakout
Steve the internet dinosaur
Mystery Animal – 20 questions
Story speaker – build adventure from google doc (google home only)
Google experiments – like google labs of old…
Google photo scan
Google Apps Script for Noobs: You Can Code
/scripts – discussion tab/create group docs/pull the paragraph
Google apps script tutorial —> developers.google.com/...
We’ve been using a paper-based notification system for years to document behavioral and academic issues with students. It’s involved lots of paper and email and too many people.
After an amazing workshop with Brent Coley, I realized two Google Suite plugins he showcased could simplify lots of things with our process.
The add-ons are autoCrat and copyDown. Now when teachers need to notify a student, their parents, and their faculty adviser…they just complete and submit a Google form. Emails are sent to all concerned parties and a pdf copy is saved to a folder in Google Drive.
<This post is mostly a buried acorn for me…if you want to know details…let me know.>
Here are some jumbled jottings…Hopefully I’ll have some time to clean them up.
The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset
- youcubed – website
- Fixed mindset vs. growth mindset
- No such thing as a math person, science person, etc.
- There is no “wall” that you hit in (math) education
- Make mistakes…synapses fire…learn more from mistakes
- Challenged and struggling …best brain growth
- Don’t label students as “smart” or “gifted”
- “I’m giving you this feedback because I believe in you.”
- Videos – How to Learn Math (students | teachers)
- Creativity is inhibited by speed, performance orientation, performance and rewards
- Transformative power of a mistakes friendly environment
Multimedia Textsets + Google Docs = Hyperdocs
- hyperdoc.co – (not com) Hyperdoc site
- Re-check goobric
- Download content to Google Dive
- Google arts & culture … favorites…create album
- ListenCurrent – audio resource site
- Liftedlines – quote resources
Hidden Gems in Google
- Open image…use eye then arrow
- Asterisks in names…to top
- Ctrl-z – drag (add to multiple folder)
- Color pick eye dropper
- Safe YouTube…strips ads etc.
- Google Keep notes…writing comments…todo lists
- Copy….change edit to copy
Didn’t have the chance, but worth checking out…
- Allow Your Students to Take Charge through Student Led Tech Teams
- Show Me a Story: Making Movies and Changing Behaviors
- Snapchat: Yes We’re Serious! Visual Storytelling in a Globally Connected World
- Building Better Math Activities
- teachinteractive.org – Google Forms…and tons more
- Taylor Mali Keynote
- Digital Storytelling and Creativity on the Go – Nicole Dalesio – Resources
- An Innovative Approach to Homework – Nicole Dalesio – Resources
- Four Fun, Quick, and Powerful Activities for Starting Class – Rushton Hurley – Chat
- Refilling the Fire and Rekindling the Well: Poetry for Educators -Taylor Mali
- The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset – Jo Boaler
- The Innovator’s Mindset – George Couros
I love to dive the kelp forests off the SoCal coast. When I first started to dive I was overwhelmed at the variety of species I was seeing. Over time, I started to see the order within the complexity. What I couldn’t find was a good website that would help me with the monumental task of learning about what I was seeing in this entirely new world.
So I put my students to work! This site has some great resources on the kelp forest. I’ll even be so bold as to say I haven’t seen one with more resources (and links to resources) in one place. The biology class of 16-17 did a great job providing info on some of the organisms as part of their unit on ecology. I particularly like the webcams and videos linked throughout, but especially on the resources page.
When I need to relax, the Anacapa Ocean live stream does it every time (during daylight anyway :-).
Within a few days of publishing the project, Google released their new Google Sites. We hope you enjoy! Click the link below or the image above to visit.
Kelp Forest Organisms – CLHS Biology 2016