Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Use Grid View in Google Drive to View Students as They Work

There is a way to view all of the documents your students are working on at once. After having students share their work with you, put all of the documents into a folder. While the students are working, open that folder and switch the view to "grid".

While in grid view, you can see the student work as they are typing. You can click on a document and call your student over as you need to have a conference and discuss the assignment.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kahoot! Game-Based Learning

Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. It's a great learning platform that helps educators involve students in lessons by creating fun game play while asking questions, discussion and surveys.

Starting a game of Kahoot! is simple!

Teacher will go to: https://getkahoot.com/

Student will go to: https://kahoot.it/ 

Your students will love it!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Create Flippable eBooks with Lucidpress and FlipSnack

Lucidpress is a free web based publisher that includes a variety of artistic, user friendly templates that when completed can be saved to Google Drive. These digital documents can also be viewed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can also receive feedback from coworkers and students. It's easy for students to craft beautiful documents with the drag-and-drop functionality as they publish their writings.

Signing up for teachers and students is easy. Simply go to Lucidpress and enter your name and email address. If you district is a Google Apps for Education district, students can click the "Sign up with Google" button. Once you have logged in, click "Create" and choose "Document." After that you can choose from over thirty digital templates to find the best fit to support your writings.

Some templates you might want to check out to use with student writings are the newspaper and book templates. Students can type directly on the template or type their work elsewhere and copy and paste to the template.

Once the Lucidpress template is complete is can be saved as a PDF. To turn the PDF in to a flippable eBook, students can go to a free website called FlipSnack.  At FlipSnack the students can upload their PDF and it will be transformed into a flipping eBooks. These eBooks can then be embedded in the students' online portfolios, webpages, or shared via a link.

This a great way for students' to publish their work and document their accomplishments.

Friday, January 31, 2014


Check out ARBasketball. It is an AR (Augmented Reality) basketball game. Download the app to your iPad and print out the marker (pdf file) located here: http://augmentedpixels.com/arb_marker.pdf. Hold your iPad over the piece of paper and a virtual basketball hoop will pop off the page so you can shoot baskets from your iPad. What a great way to teach probability or addition and WOW your students.

Check this one out!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Create a Collaborative Class Blog

Many schools don't allow students to use web tools that require logins or students may not be the appropriate age for some blogging sites. You can use Blogger to create a class web site that will allow students to email posts and or pictures to the class blog by using their email account or a parents email account. No login required.

Check out the video below to learn how...