Weekly Geekly

March 18, 2016

Keep Moving Forward!

Tool of the Week- Draftback

This tool is for anyone whose students use Google Drive to do work.

Draftback is actually a Chrome extension that you can add to your browser. This extension allows you to play back the revision history on a Google Doc like a movie.

Normally you can see the revision history in Google under the file menu, but because this plays like a movie it is easier to check the revisions quickly. For example, you could see if a large amount of text was copied and pasted into the document all at once.

You can also click on a little link in the playback window that allows you to see a timeline of when the edits were made. that means you can see when the majority of the work was done!

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Tip of the Week- How to Find 360 Videos

Have you watched any 360 videos yet? If not, check out "Elephants on the Brink" below. If you are on a computer, use your mouse to click and drag around the scene to view it from all angles. If you are on a phone or tablet, simply move the device around to see the whole scene.

You can find 360 videos easily on YouTube by adding #360 to the end of a search query in YouTube.

Want to make your own 360 picture? Google Street View allows you to do this!

Elephants on the Brink (360 Video)

ISTE Standard of the Week

The first standard is that Teachers should facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity. The details of the standard state that teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.

Part C of this standard says that teachers should promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.

Follow Friday

Today's follow Friday is a little bit different. Did you know that on Twitter you can put people you follow into lists? That's right, you can group people you follow into lists and name them. So, for example, I really like Alice Keeler. She has created 11 lists of people whom she follows, so I can click on her "Gamification" list to find other people who are passionate about that subject. It can help you narrow down the Twitterverse and find people whom you are sure to want to follow. Check out Alice Keeler's Lists here and see if you can find one or two to add to your Twitter feed today!