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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 AccessChrome Web Store:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-to-google-drive/gmbmikajjgmnabiglmofipeabaddhgne?hl=en
How to UseYouTube Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjBhvK5tCM

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 AccessWebsite:https://www.screencastify.com/

Chrome Web Store:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpn?hl=en

How to UseYouTube Video Tutorialhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC5AzFH5QfA

Chrome & Chromebooks: How to Wirelessly Project to your Chromecast

What you will needChromebook (or Chrome Browser for Windows/Mac/Linux)Google Cast Extension:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast/boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd?hl=enChromecast:http://www.amazon.com/Google-Chromecast-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00DR0PDNE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437160145&sr=8-1&keywords=chromecastHDTV (with HDMI) or Projector (With HDMI)Access to WiFi on Both Devices
Optional: HDMI to VGA converter (for older projectors) http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters%C2%AE-Gold-Plated-Active-Adapter/dp/B00879DM56/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437160407&sr=1-2&keywords=HDMI+to+VGA
How to Wirelessly Mirror Your Chromebook (or equivalent) YouTube Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBCgYIlV8IU