One downside to transitioning from EDMODO to GOOGLE CLASSROOM was losing the ability to link directly to a post. This was a newer feature of Edmodo, added after some considerable time, but it was still one of it’s strongest with the ability to share a link to students over social media or post online, and … More Google Classroom: Link Directly to Posts!
One of the hardest parts of switching from Microsoft to Google Docs was adjusting to the web-based limitations in functions- not everything I could do in Word translated to Docs. Now, in recent months the table features of definitely improved, dramatically, and it was through this feature that I realized Docs actually made an element … More Making Columns in Google Docs
When school systems first started adopting GAFE (Google Apps for Education), in our county one of the most popular concerns was privacy. Many teachers expressed fears that students, staff, or other unknown persons, would be able to access, copy, and/or change their work without permission. Besides personal documents, there was also fear that any assessment … More No Fear Sharing: Controlling the Audience with Google Products!
One of the most enlightening years I have had as an educator ironically came during one of our most tumultuous political years. This past year, among severe budget cuts and another stagnant pay scale, I still managed to achieve what I would call “refreshed” professional growth. Most teachers just want to feel heard, appreciated, acknowledged … More Connected Educators: Making Your Mark
The re-structure of this blog personifies my alter-ego in every essence of its’ existence. When I first started blogging as a new-ish teacher, it wasn’t real, it wasn’t social, and it was just to get stuff out there- but where? I didn’t know. I didn’t care. I was blogging. Hence it has no voice, personality, … More A ‘Long’ Time Coming… & Why Yes, every Pun is Intended!
Another first school day/week has come and gone, and I have to say I found this one particularly enjoyable! As stressful as managing a new school start in 4 days can be, I found myself feeling more encouraged by the enthusiasm of my young students. I adored my high school students of the past 6 … More A Successful Week One!
Instead of repeating myself over and over while grading my stacks of papers, I use labels for convenience! I especially like how you can integrate qr codes. My most frequently used label takes students to an MLA YouTube video.