Google Classroom: Teachers Mark Assignments Reviewed

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Improve Google Classroom Workflow One way to improve your workflow in Google Classroom is to utilize the “Work” list. This allows you to see a list of all your assignments from all of your classes at once. Work Click on the menu icon, 3 lines in the upper left-hand corner. Choose “Work” from the menu. […]

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Get Real – How Much LEARNING Came Out of That

What is the learning

Digital Does Not Have to Be Hard I am adamant that switching to digital tools is a change in mindset. It doesn’t have to be hard, but it should be different. Worse Than Paper Taking all your stuff and throwing it online is overwhelming and confusing. Learning how to deal with that mess is hard. […]

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Google Classroom: How to Reuse Your Syllabus

Reuse Your Syllabus Google Classroom

Reuse Your Syllabus in Google Classroom Paradigm shift: The beauty of using Google Apps is only having ONE VERSION! To never be confused if you’re looking at the correct document. No wondering if what someone has shared with you has been updated. Your Syllabus or other Document Every year I need to update my syllabus for […]

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Teaching Math With Google Apps: Conversations in Slides

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Teaching Math with Google Apps I have been 1:1 almost my entire teaching career. When asked “can you use technology to teach math?,” I do not know how to teach math WITHOUT technology. The wrong question is “How do I do exactly what I was doing before?” July 29th Workshop Join Diana Herrington and myself […]

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5 Typing Tips for Google Sheets [Infographic]

5 Google Sheets tips

Tips for Navigating Google Sheets I have been building some Google Expeditions lessons that pair up with a spreadsheet. Helping students know how to navigate a spreadsheet will help them to focus on the lesson rather than how to use a spreadsheet. Link to graphic Google Sheets Tips Be Aware of Your Cell When you […]

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Control Slash: Find Your Keyboard Shortcuts

Find your keyboard shortcut

Find Your Keyboard Shortcuts This trick will work for you if you are a user of Google Apps: Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs, Drawing or Forms Control Slash Hold down the Control key and press the slash (question mark) key on the keyboard to reveal a list of keyboard shortcuts. Note this works in most Google […]

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Google Classroom: Hear From Everyone

Google Classroom hear from everyone

Google Classroom – Hear from Everyone Use technology to create better interactions with students, not just to be paperless. When adopting new tech, ask “How does this make learning better?” “How does this change how I interact with my students?” New is Not Hard SAMR is not a measure of difficulty. Sometimes new tasks are […]

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Modeling Division of Brownies by @joboaler

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Brownie Division If you have been following me recently you know that I am completely obsessed with the book “Mathematical Mindsets” by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler is a mathematics professor at Stanford who shows how recent brain research should cause us to change the traditional approaches to teaching math. Color Coding In her book, she […]

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ZOOM – Control Plus, Minus, Zero

Zoom in on your Chrome browser

Zoom in On Your Screen When showing your screen, and especially when recording your screen, you want to zoom in. These keyboard shortcuts work on your browser window (ie: when you’re using Chrome). Control Plus Hold down the Control key (Command on a Mac) and press the plus key repeatedly to zoom in. Control Minus […]

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IF you use Google Sheets

If Statements Google Sheets

IF Function in Google Sheets One of my favorite formulas for a spreadsheet is an IF function. If the value of a cell meets certain criteria, do this. Otherwise, do something else. If =IF(criteria, true, false) Examples Random Sort I like to use the formula =rand() to assign students a random number and then sort […]

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Google Sheets: Find Unique Entries

Google Sheets pick a winner

Find Unique Entries in Google Sheets When the 2nd Google Classroom book that Libbi Miller and I wrote came out, we put out a Google Form to win a copy of the book. Before choosing a winner I needed to exclude duplicate entries. Here is how to do this. Sample Data CLICK HERE for some […]

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Google Forms: Turn On Quiz Features

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Google Forms Quizzes Google has realized that there are many of us who are using their survey tool for formative assessment quizzes. They have now added features that allow you to treat your Form as a quiz, set an answer key on multiple choice questions, and have it automatically graded. Google Forms and multiple choice […]

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3 Things to Try in Google Drawing

Google Drawing 3 Things to Try

Google Drawing Google Drawing ( is a basic drawing tool. Like other Google Apps, Google Drawing is collaborative. Try these 3 tips when creating Google Drawings. 1. Change the Canvas Size Use the File menu to change the size of the drawing canvas. Choose “Page setup” from the menu. Use the drop-down menu to choose […]

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Mathematical Mindsets by @joboaler

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Mathematical Mindsets What I am reading right now is the book “Mathematical Mindsets” by Stanford math professor Jo Boaler (@joboaler). Without question, this is a book we ALL need to read. Even if you are not a teacher of math she has great research and insights for teaching and learning that is good for all […]

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Google Classroom: Do Not Jump In The Deep End

Google Classroom Alice Keeler Do Not Jump In The Deep End

Link to slides Google Classroom: Do Not Jump In The Deep End Making the shift to digital is NOT about doing what you’ve always done in a digital format. Digital allows us to rethink our tasks. “When students can access information, I can talk less.” How the class functions should be different when students have […]

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