Weekly Geekly

April 8, 2016

Students react to hearing "I believe in you"

Tip of the Week- Sign Out of Google

Have you ever left a shared machine and realized you forgot to sign out of your google account? Our kids forget ALL THE TIME to sign out of these on shared computers and devices. Here is what the kids can do (note- this tip won't really work for us because we cannot get into gmail with our teacher accounts)

  • Students can login to their gmail account on a computer
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and look on the right side where it tells you when your last account activity was, and click on "Details"
  • There is an option to sign out all other web sessions of your account.

Mischief Managed!

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Image Credit @sylviaduckworth

ISTE Standard of the Week

Today we move on to the second main section of the ISTE Standards for teachers, titled "Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments". It states that teachers should "design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the standards." Part B of this standard states that teachers should "develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress."

Tool of the Week- JoeZoo Express

JoeZoo Express is a Feedback add-on tool for Google Docs. The premise is that it has pre-written comments that make marking up a paper or essay faster and easier to do.

You can use their premade feedback options, where you select what kind of error it is: formatting, grammatical, mechanics, structure, or punctuation. Then you choose a more specific description of the error. It also has boxes for you to type comments in.

But if that kind of feedback doesn't fit your needs, you can build your own rubric (here's how)!

JoeZoo has several great help videos here to help you get started. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

JoeZoo Express | Simplifying Writing Feedback in Google Docs

Follow Friday

For today's Follow Friday I am going to jump from Twitter to Pinterest! Of course the first group you should follow is the Frisco ISD Digital Learning Coaches. You can find us at pinterest.com/techtators We are in the process of cleaning out the boards and removing old stuff that doesn't work or doesn't exist any longer. Go check us out!

Coolcatteacher you may recognize because I told you all to follow her on Twitter, but she is on Pinterest too! And she has some cool boards, everything from Genius Hour projects to prom decorations to student projects!