Great Ways to Use Google Drive to Power Student Projects

I'm excited to be hosting a Simple K12 webinar featuring one of my more popular interactive resources, Great Ways to Use Google DriveThis webinar will explore resources on the interactive image you see here. We hope you can join me and Simple K12 today.

Great Ways to Use Google Drive to Power Students Projects

Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 10:00:00 AM EDT

Google Apps for Education provides educators with a suite of powerful tools for teaching and learning. Join me and Simple K12 as we explore many of the ideas in "12 Great Ways to Use Google Drive," a popular infographic packed with practical ideas and project ideas for leveraging the powerful features available within Google Drive. We will discuss using Slides to construct knowledge and share several popular differentiated group projects. In addition, we will share how to use the Research Tool to help students develop 21st century research and writing skills. Come discover all of these and more!

We hope you can join us as we explore Great Ways to Use Google Drive to Power Projects

Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink + Google Docs

Our next webinar is designed to help educators transform teaching and learning with ThingLink with Google Docs. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, automate tasks and make the  workflow progress smoothly throughout a student driven learning experience. ThingLink's media rich platform displays published Google Docs right on top of any image or video. Better yet,  those Google Docs are live and interactive. This is a truly great combination of tools for the classroom. We hope you will join us by signing up to participate live or on demand.

Embrace the Power of Twitter

When inspirational speaker Ken Shelton, @k_sheltongave the keynote speech at our school district's first Institute Day this fall, he challenged educators to join Twitter. Many thanks to Ken for inspiring the educators in our school district! 

We now have a more widely used hashtag and more of our teachers are beginning to use Twitter to document some of the great things happening in our classrooms, primarily through text and a photo. This is a very good start, but it's only the tip of the iceberg. This post is dedicated to educators who are just starting to step into the world of Twitter and for innovative educators and tech coaches to share as you lead the way.

Free Webinars to Transform Teaching & Learning

Join me for the first in a series of free webinars designed to Transform Teaching and Learning with ThingLink EDU. Explore the interactive image above to learn more about all of the webinars in the series and sign up to participate live or to receive the archived version in your inbox. 

Transform Teaching and Learning with ThingLink EDU

Live on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT or On Demand

Are you looking for a user friendly and flexible tool to help you easily create engaging multimedia rich content to redefine teaching and learning? Are you interested in using technology to meet the personal learning needs of the students in your classroom? We invite you to attend our free webinar and explore the powerful possibilities that exist with ThingLink EDU.

Sign up to participate in the live session or receive the archived version in your inbox.

I hope you can join me for this PD series designed to help you seamlessly integrate tech into your classroom to transform learning and engage students like never before.

Great Ways to Use Google Drive to Power Your Classroom

Over the weekend I hosted a webinar for Simple K12 to share Great Ways to Use Google Drive to Power Up Your Classroom. The content included a closer look at some of the resources found on a popular interactive image I've been building and fine tuning over the course of the past 5 years. To view the infographic, click on the Google tab above.

I've received requests from many of the readers of this blog to share the slideshow, since the webinar was available for Simple K12 members only. So, here is the slideshow. I hope it sparks some ideas for leveraging the power of Google Docs in your classroom.

More Learning Opportunities

I'll be hosting a series of ThingLink EDU webinars designed to help teachers, schools and districts Transform Teaching and Learning by combining ThingLink with common digital tools. Explore the interactive image below to learn more and sign up, or read more on the Webinars tab or this blog. Sign up to participate in the live webinars or get an archived copy in your inbox. 

Google Docs Voice Typing is Here

Google Docs has added Voice Typing to the Google Document! This built in feature allows anyone using Google Docs in the Chrome web browser to dictate text that will be typed. 

This built in accessibility feature will be extremely useful for students with special needs because it levels the playing field and provides all students with the opportunity to use the same tools in the classroom. Best of all, It's easy to use and free!

AppSmashing to Share & Publish Student Work Globally

AppSmashing is a popular method of combining two or more apps to create, publish and share content. 

AppSmashing challenges us to discover new possibilities for teaching and learning with an iPad and presents us with greater possibilities for helping the device meet our goals. 

Google Forms Update: New Look & Feel

If you're a big fan of the Google Form like me, you may have noticed that the icon has changed colors. No longer does the form share the color green with it's counterpart, the Google Sheet, it now has has it's own purple icon.

I noticed this a few days ago and thought it was a great idea to acknowledge my favorite Google tool with it's own color, since I often get confused between the results that are displayed in a spreadsheet and the form itself, when using multiple tabs. Upon further investigation I learned that the Google Form has a new look completely.