Google Docs is probably one of the most used Google apps in the classroom. Although popular, many of the built-in features are unknown or overlooked. In this challenge, we discover some of those features that will increase productivity for educators and students alike.
How does it look when you have students conduct research using the web? Often times, students type in an entire question and assume the first result from that search is the one they need to use. The sheer number of results can be overwhelming and choosing the best result is difficult. Let’s take some time to learn how to narrow down the number of results to make searching more effective.
We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year as we gear up for another season of Somethin’ to Tech About! Have you made your resolutions yet? Whether you have or not, we would love for you to add listening to our podcast to your list and we think this new season will give you Somethin to Tech About.
It is 2020 and we are offering Digital Evidence of Active Learning or D.E.A.L. with IT challenges. The more D.E.A.L. with IT challenges you accept, the more tools you will have to support your students as they think critically, work collaboratively, stimulate creativity, and practice communicating - all 21st century learning skills.
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As we wrap up Season 2 of Somethin' to Tech About, we are publishing our episode that was recorded live from GaETC 2019. We shared our story of how we went from broom closet to publication of our Somethin' to Tech About podcast and blog and are now sharing it with our listeners.
Our journey has been interesting and it is our hope that we inspire others to dream big and go for it!
One of the most overlooked Google apps could possibly be Google Drawings. Google Drawings is a versatile tool that allows users to create, collaborate, and share images. This jewel is one of those apps that can be accessed by selecting the "More" option from your Google Drive, typing drawings.google.com, or by selecting "Insert>Drawing from your Google Docs menu. Google recently added the option to add a drawing from your Google Drive instead of manually creating while in the Doc.
We are happy to be back in the newsroom after a brief hiatus and we are kicking off this episode with a geography focus using G-Suite apps My Maps and Tour Builder. With these apps, it is possible to integrate geography, social studies, and really any content area with technology.
Where do you want to travel? How do I get there? Plug this information into your phone or GPS device and bam, your device directs you where to go with little to no effort on the travelers' end.
Google Sheets often gets a reputation for the “difficult” or maybe the “least used" app in G-Suite waffle. But that doesn’t need to be the case all the time! In today’s episode we will share ways students and teachers currently use Sheets in the classroom and then ways you can tech it up a notch when it comes to your knowledge and usage of Google Sheets.
We are excited to haveEmily McDonald as today's guest from Chattanooga, Tennessee!
In the business and education worlds, data is a driving force. Data collection and analysis helps chart next steps for industries as well as in schools and classrooms. One of the easier ways for collecting data is by creating Google Forms. Google Forms is a web based G Suite app most widely used for this purpose but in today’s episode of Somethin’ to Tech About, Angie and Dru are going to tech it up a notch and discuss some other ways of using Google Forms.
Google Docs is one of the core apps in G Suite and on the surface, it is similar to most other word processing programs. Dig a little deeper and you will discover that Google Docs contains features that others do not. For example, did you know that students and others could potentially complete an entire assignment without leaving the doc? Many of these lesser-known features can really amplify the users’ experience.
In today’s episode, we are teching it up a notch by discussing some of the lesser known features of Google Docs and how these features can increase productivity in the classroom to the boardroom.