No Video, No Problem: Flipgrid Has the Answer

Flipgrid Without Video “I don’t want to show my face!” Is something educators hear when they challenge their students to make videos and demonstrate their learning and thinking.  Not all students…

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3 Things You Can Do with Google Jamboard TODAY!

Melody McAllister shares about her bookchat with Alice Keeler and Kim Mattina and their book Teaching with Google Jamboard. She also shares three Jams you can do with your students TODAY!

Back to Classroom – Connecting with Google Classroom

Go Back to Classroom with tips on ramping up with Google Classroom and ways to enhance Google Classroom

3 Takeaways: Teaching Online Science

Jim Vanides and Alice Keeler presented a webinar titled “Make Teaching Science Online Awesome” and here are three takeaways, including the recorded webinar!

Math Teachers – Graspable Math is for YOU!

Use Graspable Math for developing procedural fluency with students.

Free: Create Avery Address Labels in Google Docs

Create Avery Address Labels in Google Docs for FREE.

3 Content Makers You Need To Follow

Melody McAllister shares her weekly three things that caught her attention from educators creating content on social media. This week she highlights Hedreich Nichols, Jillian DuBois, and the themerril…

FREE Flipgrid Discovery Page To Use Immediately!

Educator and Blogger, Marcia Carrillo, invites you to check out Flipgrid’s amazing Discovery Library! Save yourself time and discover topics ready for you to apply and add to your own group!

Magically Convert Google Docs to Slides

Like magic take any of your Google Docs and convert them to Google Slides!! This is going to be your new favorite Google Add-on.

Jamboard: Save Frame as Image

As Kim Mattina says, “Get on the Jamboard train.” Google Jamboard is FREE. It is a Google tool. It saves to Google Drive. As is to be expected, it is collaborative.

Coding Google Apps – Get Started

Learn to code Google Apps. Start here!

FREE Math Puzzles for K-12

In this guest post by Alice Aspinall, she shares number puzzles she made for her own children. Alice Keeler made a Math Puzzle spreadsheet we all can use for students K-12!

3 Most Important Ways to Prep for School Year

In this guest post, Melody McAllister shares how to prepare for the school year in ways that will grow stronger classroom communities.

Tip: Talk to Type with Windows 10 Accessibility Feature

Educator and Blogger, Victoria Thompson, shares how utilizing talk to type with Windows 10 can help people with accessibility issues.

Fun: Using Desmos for NOT Math

Desmos is for all subjects all grade levels. Create an engaging activity with polygraph.

Snip It: Using the FREE Windows Snipping Tool

In this guest post, educator Marcia Carrillo demonstrates the Snipping Tool. She explains it is the quickest and easiest method for screenshots or grabs and… It’s FREE! 

Google Slides: 5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Slides is one of my favorite collaboration creativity tools. Think outside the box to go beyond presentations. Here are 5 keyboard shortcuts that are sure to increase productivity. 1) Control S…

6 Big Ideas About Teaching Science Online – Your Students Will Thank You

Teaching science online is not just making your activities digital. Successful online, synchronous, asynchronous, hyflex science classrooms do things differently.

Slides Break – An Add-on by Alice Keeler

Use this Google Slides Add-on to take a break

THE Book for Every Child

Melody McAllister writes a book review for Strum & the Wild Turkeys by Noa Daniel. “Every child, make that every person, should be celebrated for their unique abilities. As educators and parents we k…

Google Apps Script to Python

Google Apps Script to Python. It’s not as easy as you would think.

Bring the World into Your Classroom

All grade levels and subjects check out the resources available on National Geographic.

Bingo On A Spreadsheet, Please!

Melody McAllister shares how using BINGO is a fun way to build community and introduce/review academic units. Go to for a copy of this fun game to play with your friends, staff, …

Easy! Create GIFs with Screencastify!

Guest Author and Educator, Marcia Carrillo, takes the hard work out of creating GIFs using Screencastify for tutorials. You’ll be a pro after using her step-by-step instructions!

Your Google Classroom Weekly Update

Receive a weekly report of how your students are engaging with Google Classroom

Google Sheets: Split Up Student Names

Break up student names written as Last, First into two columns.

Make a 4th of July Word Search

Word searches are fun!! I did spend some hours looking up research articles on the educational benefits of word searches. While they are fun for students, circling words does not have a lot of benefit…

Breaking News: Customize Templates for FREE!

Guest Blogger and Educator Marcia Carrillo show how to customize your Google Slides using Slides Mania and for FREE!

Try Formative – It’s Free

Formative assessment forms what we do next! It is not something we put in the gradebook but rather a use of data to reflect on if our teaching is effective and to make adjustments. I am very passionat…

S Mode is great for helping set limitations for younger students when they are using computers.

Microsoft: Protect Young Learners with S Mode

What is S mode? This post was inspired by a colleague who came to me the other day inquiring about how to disable her son’s computer from S mode. She was vaguely familiar with it, but needed help gett…

Archive Your Google Classroom Classes

It is the end of the semester archive your Google Classroom classes

“Thank you for all of the help you have given me so far this year! The Google classrooms workshop has made my teaching more effective and my job more enjoyable. Kids are learning so much and are enjoying their learning! You rock!”

Lindsey Hagen

“These workshops really make me experiment new ways of teaching and especially new ways of thinking about teaching!!!”


I went from only knowing how to use gmail to feeling like I can actually teach online effectively with all the tools in Google. I am loving slides. You have taught me more in 3 weeks than I have learned about technology in years, so a huge THANK YOU!!! You are funny, engaging, and practical. All the qualities a great teacher needs.

Paula Parker