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!
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.
I now have QR CODES all around my room for different forms: Sign in/out Tardy Laptop use Laptop problem Book check out Book returns, etc!! Google Forms makes it SUPER easy to store information, much better than pen/paper.
I am terrible with getting papers back to students, not to mention all the time it takes! Solution: sliding folders for each student! Staples $6 sale for 25, 1 crate or 3 locker size (depending on classes). Lifesaver! Even easier if you have a student volunteer!