DriveSlides — Engage Their Minds

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 […]

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Getting started with Google Classroom — Mr. Hill’s Musings

“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, […] […]

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Five recent(ish) Google Classroom updates — 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 […] […]

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CoffeeEdu, personal professional growth, and large amounts of caffeine — History Tech

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 […]

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10 Ways Libraries Serve Local Communities — Kristen Twardowski

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 […] […]

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