Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer PD - Creating a Google Site and Google Custom Search

Why not take some time this summer to learn how to create and customize a Google Site. This Chat with Deb will show you how to make a Google Site that can be used to host websites for your students. You can also learn how to create and use a Google Custom Search with your students.

When you want to share the link to a website with your students, are you still emailing them the link?  Do you then have to look for that same link all over again with next year's students?  Are your students searching the entire Internet when doing research without any structure or guidance?

This Chat with Deb will show you how to use Google Sites to share links, curate links and guide your students in the right direction when doing research.

Thank you to the Intel's Teachers Engage Community for sponsoring this Chat with Deb.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer Spectacular

Today I am sharing some great ways to gain some professional development this summer.  Summer is my favorite time to increase my skills and knowledge professionally. It is a time to rejuvenate and get ready for next year's students.

Here is the presentation for this Chat with Deb:

Click here to see all of the Chat with Deb videos. As always, thank you to Intel's Teacher's Engage for sponsoring this episode of Chat with Deb. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

A Little of This and That

Here are some recent finds from the Blogosphere.  

Takeout - This tool is used to transfer your Google Drive and other data from one Google account to another.  Click here to read a blog post.  Click here to use Takeout.

Osmo - Merges real play with and iPad.  Check out the video. Click here for the website.

Chrome Extensions for students with disabilities- These are very helpful! Especially speech to text!
Click here for the blogpost.

Teaching 7 year olds how to use Google Slides - Click here for the blog post.  The big message: it's about the learning, not the end product. Too often we think 1st graders are too young for GAFE, but this blog post proves that wrong.