Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Interactive Syllabus

Many teachers are using Interactive Google Docs and here is one more idea for you to use with your Syllabus! Thanks to the Google Gooru for this video!
Create the Perfect Syllabus Using Google Docs
YouTube,. 'Create The Perfect Syllabus Using Google Docs'. N. p., 2015. Web. 5 May 2015.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reasons I use Screencastify

Below are three reasons why Kristin Bundren uses Screencastify in her classroom.

Student presentations take too much class time...
Instead of taking class time for student presentations, you can have your students use Screencastify to record their presentations and post them on your blog or Google Classroom. Then students can watch the videos at home or during AO. Click here to see a video explanation!

Students can learn even if I am not there...
This semester I started using Screencastify to record lessons. This is great to use for sub plans, virtual classrooms, or students who are absent. Students watch the lessons on their own device at their own pace. Click here to see a video explanation!

I am sick of repeating myself over and over and over...
It happens almost daily. You take class time to go over project guidelines, debrief a lab, or show students how to cite a source, but one student is falling asleep, another is thinking about his test next period and another is *gasp* texting. They raise their hand and ask you the exact thing you just went over. You could tell them to ask a classmate, have them come to AO, or ignore them OR you could direct them to your website or blog for a video! Click here to see a video explanation!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Using Google Tools to Engage Students - Screencastify, Google Forms, Fusion Tables, and Screen Capture

Hear Mrs. Suarez tell about how her Spanish students record themselves giving directions and easily share with her. Students researched and shared data using Google forms. Mrs. Suarez use the form data and the free Fusion Tables app to create a map of locations for students. Fusion tables automatically created a map of all locations using data students entered on the table. It is easy to use.

Students used Screencastify and Explain and Send extensions to document their learning. Recording allows the teacher and the students to replay, pause and reflect on the learning. Google maps allows students to "visit" the places right from the classroom.  Questions, contact Mrs. Suarez or Mrs. McKinley.

Video 1 - Starting the Process Video 2 - Using extensions to Record

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Google Classroom - Easy and Saves TIME

Hear from Mrs. Carter about how Google Classroom made her research paper assignment easier!  She recorded this for you with Screencastify Chrome extension. (Learned how to use it in about 3 minutes!)  Go Sara Kate!