Tip for using Google Forms: Try to use Multiple Choice and Drop Down options as often as possible. When you let students or others fill in the Form with open response answers it is difficult to sort and filter by that response. If possible, add a drop down list of the student names for them to choose on the Form.… Read More »Google Forms: Paste a LOT of Student Names
Google Sites websites allow you to add a button to the pages. Buttons are very helpful to bring attention to links you particularly want students to click on. Insert Menu While editing your Google Site, notice the “Insert” tab in the right side bar. Scroll down a bit in the sidebar to find “Button.” Select the Section First The button… Read More »Insert Button into Google Sites
This learning strategy is highly interactive in an in-person lesson, so how might we elevate it to a digital interactive experience?
You can use Google Slides to create a timer. I created a slide for every second. Click here for the Google Slides file. Publish to the Web Use the File menu in Google Slides to choose “Publish to the web.” Publishing allows you to “Start slideshow as soon as the player loads.” Change from the default of every 3 seconds… Read More »3 Minute Timer – Google Slides
This week I was asked…. when you need to go back to a cell, how do you edit the cell so as to not have to start over? Single Click to Replace Cell Text When you click on a cell and start typing it will override what is in the cell. Use Control Z to undo if you did not… Read More »Google Sheets: Edit in the Cell
It’s my birthday and everyone knows no one loves a spreadsheet more than I love a spreadsheet! Here are 5 things you can do with a spreadsheet that will save you time! 1) Automatic Numbering Spreadsheets recognize a pattern. Highlight the pattern and grab the fill square to drag the pattern. The fill square is the small square in the… Read More »5 Time Saving Tips for Teaching with Spreadsheets
Not only have they added Google Forms to the filter, you can now easily add your Jams from Jamboard to Google Classroom.
Google Sites is a quick way to create a website. Use sites.new to go straight to a brand new Google Sites. Go to sites.google.com/new to try out a template or find your already created Sites.
In Google Chrome you can use Control W to close a tab or click on the x on the tab (practice the Control W!!!) But what if you accidentally close a tab? Control Shift T Control T creates a new tab and Control Shift T brings BACK a tab. It takes a little bit to get into the habit so… Read More »Bring a Tab BACK! Google Chrome
“If it is low critical thinking, a robot should grade it.” Teaching critical thinking is hard and time consuming. So you have to give something up so you can spend time working with students on a feedback loop on higher critical thinking tasks. Tip: Make the WHOLE THING SELF GRADING Sure, you can mix up self grading questions and non… Read More »SELF GRADING – Google Form
Keep Track of Students Completing Work in Google Sheets You’ve asked students to complete several things digitally. Digital, unlike paper, can be completed at different times. This can make it challenging to keep track of what students have and have not done. Google Sheets can help with keeping track. Template Google Sheets If you want to make your own from… Read More »CHECK OFF Student Participation
Set Your Preferences to Always Collect Email Addresses We’ve all done it, sent out a Google Form and forgot to ask for the email address or name. How do you fix that… you can’t. So the best way to avoid being in this situation is to set your preferences to always collect email addresesses. 3 Dots Menu Go to forms.new.… Read More »Google Forms: Auto Collect Email Addresses
Google Drive Sorting One of the things I love about Google Drive is the information I can get about a file without opening it. Sorting in Drive helps me to find my work faster, especially if I am collaborating. List View Be sure to be in “List View” in your Google Drive to sort. This will show a plain list… Read More »Sort Last Modified by Me
3 Features in Google Slides Google Slides is a great platform for collaboration. 1. Google Slides is Multi-Media This is a big deal! Multi-media increases student engagement, which matters for learning. Use the Insert menu to add Images, Text, Audio, or Video. You can add videos from Google Drive! Your EDU account has UNLIMITED Google Drive storage. So load it… Read More »3 Google Slides Features
Roll Dice in Google Slides One of my favorite sayings is “I don’t use Google Slides to give information, I use it to GET information.” Using Google Slides to make a presentation is probably the least likely thing I do with Google Slides. It’s an awesome collaboration space! While using Google Slides in edit mode rather than presentation mode your… Read More »Roll Dice in Google Slides