Google Jamboard offers a great tool to use for facilitating, keeping record of, and reflecting on meetings and conversations.
Google Meet makes it hard to see your presentation AND the participants. Try this hack.
Alexes Terry of Twisted Teaching shares in this YouTube video how to create custom backgrounds for Jamboard using Canva. Presentation Template Use the Presentation Template that is 1920 by 1080 pixels. This gives you the right dimensions for Jamboard. Make a Background for Jamboard Do you love using Jamboard with your students but tired of the boring backgrounds? Are you… Read More »Jamboard: Add a Background from Canva
Google Chrome has a new feature to allow you to create a QR code right from the Omnibox (address bar). Quick and easy! Notice the icon of 4 squares with a broken square around them. Click on this to generate the QR code. Force a Copy I create a lot of Google documents where I want to share a template.… Read More »Chrome: Modify the QR Code
A new feature in Google Meets (and not this can be disabled by your Apps Admin) is to add a custom background to Google Meet. I have been using Alexes Terry’s virtual backgrounds for Black History Month, it was so easy to add to Google Meet. 3 Dots If you are a Google Apps Workspace user you should always get… Read More »Google Meet: Customize Your Background
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
When presenting your screen in a Google Meet, annoyingly, the majority of the Meet screen is taken up by “You’re presenting to everyone.” Control Minus A common trick when using any program is to use Control Minus to zoom out. Oftentimes it is surprising how this works. In Google Drawings using Control Minus actually helps me zoom IN on the… Read More »Google Meet: When Presenting See More People
I have found a way to hide objects in a Google Jamboard Jam. Create mystery spots in Jamboard so students pull out hidden objects.
Let students pull out hidden objects, like vocabulary words or surprises in Jamboard.
One of my favorite things is to have all students on the same ONE Google Slides. This allows me to see all student work together in real time. To initiate class discussions around student work and student ideas. To do feedback NOW with the students rather than me doing feedback by myself where I hope they read it. Roster to… Read More »Google Slides: Add a Slide per Student
You can add a giant text box over the frame to prevent students from accidentally moving objects on the Jamboard frame. Why would you do this?
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
Google Docs is designed for collaboration. Which means you might be in a lengthy document with other people who are editing the document at the same time. The problem is when the person you are collaborating with asks you to look at what they have contributed to the document and you lose your spot where you are editing to go… Read More »Hot Tip: Duplicate the Tab and Collaborate
The answer is always a spreadsheet! The question is how can I show my students’ missing scores and progress reports from Google Classroom?
If you are looking for something fun for your students to do during class time try the Shut the Box game. Traditionally this game is played with 2 players, a pair of dice, and 9 tiles. To play this virtually, or digitally, try my Google Slides version. Template Objective The objective of the shut the box game is to remove… Read More »Shut the Box Game – Google Slides