https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RbHTyGSKHLrWQcyXEUPrA4MpWR5WISXIE4YjuSG9EBY/embed?start=true The Guru of Everything Google, Alice Keeler, partnered with Matt Miller to publish the DriveSlides Chrome Extension, which is available for free on the Chrome Web Store here. Near the end of the school year, many teachers like to make slideshows of pictures from throughout the year. With DriveSlides, Keller and Miller have given […]Read more "DriveSlides — Engage Their Minds"
“Google Classroom is a tool built specifically for teachers and students. It provides a platform for communicating with students, assigning and collecting work, and providing learning resources.” Google Training Centre, 2016 Put simply, Google Classroom us a virtual classroom. The above tutorial video will guide you through the setup process. Once a class, or classes, […] […]Read more "Getting started with Google Classroom — Mr. Hill’s Musings"
Considering how much I love Google Classroom, it’s surprising that I haven’t blogged about it since September. There have been many great updates since then. Google is constantly listening to feedback from teachers and updating their products in response to ideas and suggestions. Most of these ‘recent’ updates are not actually very recent, but they […] […]Read more "Five recent(ish) Google Classroom updates — Mr. Hill’s Musings"
Mary Frazier is so smart. Seriously. She’s been a classroom teacher. A technology coach. And now a teacher again. She’s had the chance to work with lots of people. Read a lot of books and try a lot of different instructional strategies. Mary has also had all sorts of opportunities to explore technology tools. So […]Read more "CoffeeEdu, personal professional growth, and large amounts of caffeine — History Tech"
About sixteen years ago, my husband and I were in the Cinque Terre for our honeymoon. We stayed on a beach in Monterosso, Italy which looked just like this, (see below) and if I wasn’t so enchanted with the environment, it would have been my ideal place to read. The sea, the umbrellas, the cotton […]Read more "Have You A Favorite Reading Space? — Dolce Bellezza"
There are great ways to engage young readers: Bookfairs Author Visits Read-a-Thons Book ReviewsRead more "Engaged Readers!"
For nearly 60 years, the American Library Association has chosen a week in April in which to celebrate, promote, and support libraries. In the 1950’s research indicated that people in the US were spending less and less time reading. They were instead being distracted by radios and those newfangled television sets. Creating a National Library […] […]Read more "10 Ways Libraries Serve Local Communities — Kristen Twardowski"