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!
Make Large Onscreen Text Sometimes you when displaying a website it can be handy to display some text. The CraftyText Chrome extension makes this an easy task. Install CraftyText Install CraftyText Chrome Extension After installing the CraftyText click the CT icon in the extension shelf and enter what you wish to display. Click the CT icon again to disable. Note… Read More »CraftyText – Google Chrome Extension
April 2020: Unfortunately it appears this site is no longer available. Nothing lasts forever, especially free tools. Try Google Chrome Canvas. Try Jamboard by Google. Try whiteboard.fi. Web A Skeb Online Drawing App Posted by Erin Whalen Etch A Sketch was a favorite toy beginning in the 1960s. Now there is an online version of the famous toy. Three Modes… Read More »Etch A Sketch Goes Online!
Top 5 Exceptional Extensions Guest blog post by Lynn Gershman Our students come to us with all their personality, talents, behaviors, and exceptionalities. Getting to know students is the easily the best part of being an educator. In her seminal work. An Ethic of Caring (1998), Nel Noddings tell us, “We need to give up the notion of a single… Read More »Top 5 Exceptional Extensions by @lynngershman
Record Your Face Into Google Slides When creating Google Slides for instructional purposes consider including a short video from your webcam explaining what is on the slide. Webcam Record Chrome Extension Click Here to Install the Webcam Record Chrome extension Install the Alice Keeler Webcam Record Chrome extension. This allows you to record 30 seconds of video from your webcam.… Read More »Google Slides: Add Your Webcam
When students are using digital devices the screenshot can be a great way for students to share what they are working on, what they are struggling with or where they ended up. Screenshots are a JPEG image file and thus will work with the DriveSlides Chrome extension. DriveSlides and Screenshots The DriveSlides Chrome extension takes a folder of images from… Read More »Activity: Screenshots + DriveSlides
Yesterday John McGowan, author of g(math), shared at the Google Math workshop on how awesome the new EquatIO Chrome extension by Texthelp is. Insert math and science symbols with predictive text, voice commands or handwriting to text. EquatIO for Math Watch John McGowan share on Periscope about the new Chrome extension EquatIO. Accessibility Universal Design Learning (UDL) is an important… Read More »Watch John McGowan Share EquatIO For Math Symbols
*Update: EquatIO is now FREE for teachers! EquatIO, by Texthelp, is now available in the Chrome Webstore. EquatIO is a Chrome extension that will allow you and your students to create math equations in Google Apps…. and other places. Today’s release only works in Google Docs and Google Forms but Google Slides and other web content sites will soon be… Read More »AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT
When using digital tools try to put yourself into them to help students feel there is a teacher guiding them through the lesson. Bitmoji’s are great for adding “you” along with some personality into digital resources. Google Forms are awesome for flipped learning, formative assessment, checks for understanding, and so much more. Bitmoji AND Google Forms… the awesomeness meter here… Read More »Insert a Bitmoji Into Your Google Form
Alice’s List of Chrome Extensions I went through my Chrome extensions and made a list of them. I opened all of the extensions in the Chrome Web Store in a single window and then used the OneTab Chrome extension to collapse them into a list. http://www.one-tab.com/page/A7QiMO9uT1m259T_Iy_ZRg
G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension Awhile back Google bought a company, Synergyse, that integrates G Suite training into the Google Apps. Using Gmail, Google Drive, etc… tutorials will pop up directing you through how to use the product. This is really important so we can allow teachers to be more knowledgeable of using Google products. G Suite Chrome… Read More »G Suite Google Apps Training Chrome Extension
Insert Drawings into Google Apps I live for collaboration and feedback conversations instead of comments. This is what I love about using G Suite with Google Apps. Instead of scribbling comments onto a kids paper that they probably do not get a lot of learning out of, switching to inserting comments in a Google Docs, Sheets or Slides allows for… Read More »Insert Drawings into Google Apps
QuickShare Screenshot Chrome Extension I take thousands of screenshots every year. This is an essential part of a blended classroom. When I want students to use digital resources I will include screenshots of what the students need to click on within the directions document. I share with students things I see on the web using screenshots. Screenshots are also great… Read More »QuickShare Screenshot Chrome Extension
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Here are another 4 Chrome extensions you and your students may find useful. For the list of my blog posts on Chrome extensions, click here. Giphy Adding fun animated GIF’s to your Google Docs can be a great way to engage with students. Students can have fun adding animated images to their presentation to illustrate the points they are communicating. Click… Read More »4 Chrome Extensions September 2015