Not Every Day is Awesome: a Reflection by @michellek107

michelle Baldwin not every day is awesome

An educator I highly respect tweeted out this reflection from her day. I thought it was important to share.   Thread: 1 One of the things I love about sharing classroom stories on social media is that we can “share the good.” — Michelle Baldwin (@michellek107) January 28, 2017 2 There’s so much negativity in […]

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Chrome Extension: AnyoneCanView

Chrome Extension: AnyoneCanView I like to think that I’m really really good with using Google Apps. I know that when you create a new document it is by default private. You have to click on the blue Share button and change the sharing permissions to “Anyone with the link can view.” This takes several steps. […]

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Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots

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Google Classroom: Leave Feedback Screenshots Things that make me scowly is too many clicks and inefficient workflows. As teachers, we usually have to repeat our actions 30-150 times depending on how many students we have. While doing something once may be no big deal, does it scale? I found most of the screenshot tools required multiple […]

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892 Quia Math Activities

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Alice Keelers 892 Quia Math Activities As a math teacher, I typed up ALL my math curriculum into quia.com/web. Evidence that the entire math book and curriculum was pretty much DOK 1. By moving the exact same math problems off of paper and onto Quia I was able to change how my class operated. I use my […]

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Google Math: Join Me In My Thinking

Google Math Join Me In My Thinking

Google Math: Join Me In My Thinking I love using Google Slides for math. As Diana Herrington says, it causes you to slow down and think. Duplicating slides allows me to build upon my thinking rather than simply layering all steps on top of each other. Inserting a text box on each slide provides me […]

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Quote Tweet: Mention The Tweeter

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Quote Tweet: Mention The Tweeter When you retweet a tweet on Twitter you have the option to add some commentary to the tweet you are retweeting. This is a “Quote tweet.” The problem is that when you quote tweet someone the quoted tweet does not count as a retweet for the tweeter’s statistics and the […]

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High Five: Your Class is Chaos

High Five Your Class is Chaos

High Five: Your Class is Chaos My number one advice I give to admin who wants teachers to use technology, or anything new, is to celebrate failure. Some teachers are afraid of trying something new, it not working, and the admin coming by and seeing chaos. Create a Culture of Reflection and Transparency @goobric @alicekeeler when we […]

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Little SIS for Google Classroom by @astillman

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Little SIS for Google Classroom Guest blog post by Andrew Stillman For many of the same reasons I created Doctopus, I agree with Alice Keeler that Google Classroom — used imaginatively, #notjustforworksheets;) — has an amazing potential to change the way kids and teachers interact and learn.  Simply put, Google Classroom makes it easier to […]

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Real Data, Predict, Analyze, Compare, Discuss

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Real Data, Predict, Analyze, Compare, Discuss This is just mathematically interesting (no political motivation here) https://t.co/iBd9Siiqjh — Caitlyn Gironda (@Caitlyn_Gironda) January 15, 2017 You Draw It: What Got Better or Worse During Obama’s Presidency I saw a tweet on Twitter linking to a New York Times article about the Obama presidency. I thought the way […]

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Create a Tutorial with SlideShot and Explore Tool

SlideShot Google Slides Tutorials

Create a Tutorial with SlideShot and Explore Tool Want to create a Google Slides with a tech tutorial? Try using the SlideShot Chrome Extension and the Explore tool built into Google Slides. Sample Tutorial To demonstrate how to use my alicekeeler.com/pulltheparagraph Add-on I started a SlideShot from the Chrome extension and went through the steps to Pull […]

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Easy Ways to Upgrade an Assignment from 1900 to 2017

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Upgrade the Worksheet from 1900 I recently blogged about a student’s homework assignment that was 36 DOK 1 math problems. I looked up math homework from 1900 and it was pretty much IDENTICAL! So what are some easy things we can do to teach like it is 2017 and not 1900? 1. Use Bitmoji Maybe it […]

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Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology

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Create a Yearbook Using G Suite Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott Yearbooks are more than memories. They remind us of our youth, supportive friends, and caring teachers. These memory books are shared with our families and saved for generations. Sadly, not all students can afford yearbooks. Expensive software and conferences make the cost prohibitive […]

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Students 5 Steps to Google Classroom [Infographic]

Students Start with Google Classroom

Link to drawing Students 5 Steps to Google Classroom Students can get started with Google Classroom in minutes. 1. Go to Google Classroom Students can go to the website classroom.google.com or use the Google Classroom app on their mobile devices. 2. Join a Class Students locate the plus icon in the upper right of the […]

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New Feature! – Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom

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Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom A new feature makes it easier to assign different things to different students. This allows you to provide challenges for students who are ready to move forward or give students who are into Pokemon a math assignment that uses their game data. Default is All Students Notice when creating an assignment […]

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I Treated Parents Like PayPal Treated Me

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I Treated Parents Like PayPal Treated Me I have been having a frustrating exchange with PayPal. I am trying to pay a legitimate invoice sent to me by a programmer I work with in Russia. While the error message only said “We’re sorry, but we can’t send your payment right now” I figured it had […]

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