April 19, 2017

How to Schedule and Start Google Hangouts on Air (And where are the links to share?)

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Hangouts on Air are now only possible using YouTube.

Here's a 5-step guide, no extras needed. The location of the 3 links to share (for panelists, for YouTube viewers, and for embedding on a website) are on Slide 6 (and above).

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April 14, 2017

Google PD at your Fingertips! How to Find the EdTech Team's Past Google Summit Resources

I love the EdTech Team!

The amount of professional development the Team continually provides throughout the year to educators around the world is staggering, as evidenced by the interactive map on the EdTechTeam Events page.

And there's something for everyone at these events: from newbie to geek.

Because I can't make all of the Google Summits due to time, budget, and travel issues (and other priorities such as family), I love that the EdTech Team makes Summit presentations available publicly, long after the event!

Here's a 4-minute YouTube demo for finding past Google Summit presentations, both on the Web and on your mobile device:

Thanks to the EdTech Team for sharing resources for all of us to enjoy, long after the Summit is over.

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March 30, 2017

🎉 "Make a Copy" in Google Keep!

Just discovered "Make a Copy" in Google Keep!

So now I don't have to make a choice between keeping a note in Keep and copying it to Google Docs.

Thank you, Google! ðŸŽ‰ #winneradd

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March 04, 2017

For Right, Left, and Center, Bookmark Allsides.com! #medialiteracy

Did I already mention how much I love allsides.com? Here's another reason why:


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February 16, 2017

For Kids: Measure Distance on Google Maps, No Matter How Short, with a simple Google Search

Discovered this fabulous feature as I was tallying my mileage for our Middle School Cooking Winterim* experience this week.

Simply type in your Google search:

Distance between (address or business name) and (destination), 

and voilà:

Just for fun, I took it a bit further, and discovered that this works for distances in mere feet too, like how far is it from my house to the house across the street, for instance (FYI 36 feet). Isn't that the coolest? ðŸ˜Ž 

I think this would make a fun prompt in math class, to launch problems with individuated solutions.

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*"Winterim is designed to expand the Seabury Hall program beyond the classroom through a variety of offerings with an experiential approach to learning. Winterim provides students with the opportunity to work in groups composed of representatives from each grade level. The multi-age experience allows our community to become closer, form friendships with students from other grade levels and enhance understanding, appreciation and support for each other, our community and our unique Maui culture." -- school website