Darroch's Dose

Tech Tip Tuesday for September 8, 2015

Need Help?

Karen Darroch's Schedule:


I will be out of town from Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, September 12th with my oldest child as I get her all settled in for her first year of college. I will be checking my email periodically.


Tuesday - Deer Valley Elementary

Wednesday - Bluff Park Elementary (Out of town on 9/9)

Thursday - Greystone Elementary (Out of town on 9/10)


Link to Help Form: http://goo.gl/forms/FSrkrKVktU


Link to Frequently Asked Questios: http://bit.ly/1Lit5k3 (Content added daily!)

Did you Know?

Here are some GREAT ways to use docs and slides with your students.

  • New Google Doc Feature
    • 1. Open a Google doc
    • 2, Click "Tools" menu
    • 3. Select Voice Typing from drop down and that's it*
    • *You need to be on a Chromebook OR have a mic hooked up to your desktop for this to work.
    • Click here for a 6 sec demo video




Tech Tip

Many of you have asked me if you can turn Conversation View off in Gmail, and the answer is yes!

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Conversation View section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Choose Conversation view on or Conversation view off.
  6. Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.

Once you have done this you should see email un-threaded view. You can switch back any time if you prefer the conversation view to be on.

Contact Me!

I would love to come to your room and teach a lesson. Here are just a few of the lessons I am teaching in the classrooms.


  • Create Student Portfolios using Google Sites
  • Graph data using Google Sheets
  • Technology Playground Centers
  • Code Lessons
  • Google Drive lessons with the Do's and Don'ts of creating a Google Slide Presentation
  • Read a Digital Book with a writing extension activity using Google Docs
  • Reading Center with iPad
  • Digital Citizenship Lessons


Please email me or fill out the help form to schedule a day and time.


I would love to learn from you! Please invite me into your classroom to see all the engaging ways you are using technology in your classroom.

Students Learn to Code

Students in Ms. Walker's class "programmed" one another to draw pictures to understand what programming is really about.


For more information about this lesson, click on the link below.


https://code.org/curriculum/course2/1/Teacher