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QR Code in Google Chrome

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Update your Google Chrome to find the QR code option in the address bar. This is NOT an extension. This is part of the update in Google Chrome. 3 Dots in the Chrome Browser In Google Chrome go to the 3 dots menu in the upper right of your browser. Go down to Settings. In the settings type “update” at… Read More »QR Code in Google Chrome

Make Badges with Google Apps

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Gamification Works!! We know when we gamify activities it increases student engagement and increased engagement increases student learning. In my webinar today I went over how to create digital badges using Google Slides and Google Drawings. Make Badges in Google Slides I have created a template in Google Slides to help you to quickly create digital badges. Create a copy… Read More »Make Badges with Google Apps

Jamboard Templates – 5 Free Handwriting Templates

I created some templates for Google Jamboard that would allow students to practice handwriting if they have an iPad or a touchscreen chromebook or touchscreen PC. These templates are free. Kindergarten Handwriting Template This template is 1 inch lines with a half inch dotted line in the middle. The template has 20 frames that students can use to practice individually… Read More »Jamboard Templates – 5 Free Handwriting Templates

SUPER COOL Badge Game Updates

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Looking for ways to engage students? Try some gamification and choice. I have added some features to my Badge Game template that I hope will make it easier and more fun. Template New Features I updated several new features to the Badge Game Change the game colors. Create a Google Slides tutorial to go with the game. Google Slides are… Read More »SUPER COOL Badge Game Updates

Password Protect Your Google Forms

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Google Forms allows you to toggle on and off accepting responses. However, sometimes you do not want to turn off responses but rather restrict who is filling out the Form. Create a Short Answer Question Add a short answer question to your Google Form asking for the password. Note: The “answer key” does NOT set the password. The question should… Read More »Password Protect Your Google Forms

Google Forms: Multiple Versions and Retakes

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One of the ways we used to discourage cheating for paper assessments was to create different versions. Shuffle Question Order In the settings of Google Forms on the “Presentation tab” you can choose “Shuffle question order.” This is certainly one way to prevent students from sharing “the answer to question 5.” Note that ALL the questions shuffle including “What is… Read More »Google Forms: Multiple Versions and Retakes

Google Meet: See Yourself

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The default in Google Meets video conferencing is that you are NOT a tile. You can find your video in the upper right hand corner of Google Meet. Add Yourself as a Tile Go to the upper right hand corner of Google Meet and find your video. Hover over your video to find 2 icons. Pin and Add yourself as… Read More »Google Meet: See Yourself

Google Meet: Add a Jam

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If you are using Google Meet for video conferencing, you can now incorporate Jamboard more easily to your meeting. Jamboard is a Google Tool Jamboard is a Google document like Docs, Sheets, and Slides and thus can be created in Google Drive and is saved in Google Drive. You can go to http://jamboard.google.com to create a new Jam. It automatically… Read More »Google Meet: Add a Jam

Your Google Drive is a Hot Mess

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Let’s be honest, we have not from the beginning of our use of Google Drive been diligent about organizing it and now it’s a hot mess! Here are a few steps to help clean it up. Create a Hot Mess Folder Let’s start fresh!!! In your Google Drive create a folder and call it “Hot mess” or whatever you want… Read More »Your Google Drive is a Hot Mess