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Showing posts from July, 2015

What if Teacher's Were Treated Like Athletes?

A little humor for the end of July. School is starting before we know it.

Chromebook (or Chrome Browser) Extension: Save to Google Drive

Desciption Ever look at a webpage and want to "save" it somewhere that you can always access? Try Save to Google Drive. This one the most useful extensions for both teachers and students. Save what you are looking at on your screen to Google Drive. If you don't want to edit what you see, click save page as Image. If you want to edit what you see, click Google Document (maybe HTML if your inclined). Instead of just a screenshot, instead of just a selection of your screen, this extension saves the whole web page (even the parts you have to scroll down to see). How to Access Chrome Web Store: How to Use YouTube Video Tutorial:

Chromebook (or Chrome Browser) App: Screencastify

Description This is a great tool for recording screen-casts (or webcasts). The free version allows you to record up to 10 minute videos, but I have found that you can just create a part II video if you need to go over 10 minutes. The nice thing is that it puts an icon right next to you address bar so it is always ready when you need it. I also like embedding the webcam into the bottom corner so people can still see me as I explain things. This works on any device with a Chrome Browser, Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebooks... (sorry, no tablets). How to Access Website: Chrome Web Store: How to Use YouTube Video Tutorial :

Chrome & Chromebooks: How to Wirelessly Project to your Chromecast

What you will need Chromebook (or Chrome Browser for Windows/Mac/Linux) Google Cast Extension: Chromecast: HDTV (with HDMI) or Projector (With HDMI) Access to WiFi on Both Devices Optional: HDMI to VGA converter (for older projectors) How to Wirelessly Mirror Your Chromebook (or equivalent) YouTube Video Tutorial:

Content Generator: Create your Own Educational Games Even though Mozilla has declared war on Flash Based Content for the moment (without taking away the possibility of re adding in in the future), Chrome, IE, and Safari still run Flash. With that being said, I would like to introduce you to You can add gaming elements to your course by making these review games part of your formative assessment. FREEBIES Fling the Teacher Using the rules similar to Who Wants to be a Millionaire (classic style), students must answer 15 multiple choice questions to "fling" their customized teacher. Teacher Invaders Answer questions (fill in the blank style) to earn time playing Teacher Invaders, a type of Space Invaders game. Great for vocabulary and spelling questions. Half-A-Min Students are given Half-a-Min to answer each question you throw at them. Multiple Choice Generator Self paced review question generator. MatchUp Generator Self paced matching review g