Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How to Move a Single Google Doc to Multiple Folders

This tip allows you to move Google Drive files, documents, presentations and spreadsheets into multiple folders. For example, you have two folders for two separate classes and you want to share a document you have written with both classes. If you make a copy for each class and later decide you want to make a change to the document, you would have to visit each document to make that change. With the tip below, if you decide to make a change to the document you will only need to open the document, make your change, and the change will automatically update in all of the folders. This is how to do it:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Creating Rubrics with Google Forms

Google Forms can be used to create rubrics for assignments which will help speed up your grading and also allows for consistent feedback to your students. The data is collected into a spreadsheet which makes it easy to transfer the information into your gradebook. Below is a great video that shows you how to set up a grading rubric.

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:

Student will go to: 

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: 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!!!