Monday, January 22, 2018

The degrees of separation Google

Richard Byrne  (Free Technology for Teachers)  shared a new Google application here- X degrees of Separation.  You can select two pieces of artwork and then explore their connections.  While this is a great fit for Art History, I think you will find other classroom applications.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Want to add music to your slides?

Here’s an interesting add-on (from Richard Byrne’s Free Technology for Teachers) that will allow you to add a musical selection to your Google Slides.  Using an add-on (and music that you have previously downloaded), you can have a soundtrack to your slide presentation.

Not sure where to get copyright free music?  Check out Richard’s other post here.

Participate in the Technology Olympics!

The talented Jenn Wagner is hosting a teacher/student tech Olympics.  Why not use this as a chance to stretch your tech skills.

Please click here for the website for additional information and to sign up.  The Tech Olympic
Games run from 2/9-2/25 for grades PreK-6.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Use Google Drawings with links

While I have not been a huge Thinglink user (a site that allows you to add links to images), I was interested  in the changes they have made.  According to Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers in his post here), there are changes in student access and he suggests using Google Drawings as a replacement. There is a short YouTube video (below) that will walk you through the process.He also shared a link to additional ways to use Google Drawings in class. You can then have them share their work in classroom.
Just as a note- if they download their drawing as a picture file, the links will not appear.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Padlet 2.0

Sometimes even good things get better- and that is the case with Padlet.  Don’t know Padlet?  
Think online post-it notes where you can add text, images, and links.  This week, during a training session,I had teachers post examples of sites for a project.  It is free, easy to use- and what I find great about working with students is the comment moderation feature.

Recently Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) shared their most recent update.Please click here to read his post.