60 WITH SAINT
Weekly Tech Update 10/26 to 10/30
In a year full of tricks, here is a treat! Happy Halloween!
We Be Jammin!, End of MP 1, Music to My Docs, and the Dreaded Reply All.
We Be Jammin!
If you have not had a chance to check out Google Jamboard, talk to one of your neighbors. Chances are you know someone who has used it or is currently using it this school year.
Google Jamboard is a collaborative, digital whiteboard that makes it easy to create and share ideas in real-time. Google Jamboard moves the whiteboard to the cloud (workspace.google.com). Check out Holly Clark from the Infused Classroom and her How To Use Jamboard: 10 Tips to Get You Jammin article.
If you have already used it and are familiar with it, check out the tutorial below...I always have a good tip or trick up my sleeve for you. If you haven’t used it yet, check it out!
End of MP 1 Just around the corner
The end of marking period 1 is fast approaching. You should probably start thinking about how you would like to clean up your Google Classroom. Google Classroom does not have a drop-down for its grade book like School Tool does so that we can only see a specific marking period.
In the meantime, use that question mark in the lower-left hand corner of your Google Classroom to request a feature in Google Classroom, such as adding marking periods to assignments and the grade book. The more we can flood Google with requests, the better chance we will have to see an update in Google Classroom. While you are at it, request a ‘Student Preview’ option if you would like to see that added as well. The squeaky wheel gets the oil!
Music to My Docs
As a math teacher for 19 years, I found it is often challenging to find ways to make tech work the way I would like it to work. We have all these graphs, equations, fractions, symbols, etc. in math that are not easy to reproduce. So I can empathize with the special area teachers, especially Music! You’ll like the sound of this one 😂(See what I did there?)
There is an add-on for Google Docs and Google Slides called Flat for Docs. Flat for Docs will allow you to add music notation, as well as write and listen to your composition, to your Google Docs and Google Slides. See the video below!!!
Here is an added bonus, check out this website for the drums: https://808303.studio/
The Dreaded Reply All
Years ago we used to have a Tech Tip of the Week sent to us from Diane Hayes. As I have mentioned in earlier newsletters, that Tech Tip of the Week was the inspiration behind this 60 With Saint Tech Update. In one of those tech tips, Diane showed us how to change our default setting from Reply All in our Outlook e-mail to Reply. Much like I desired to freshen up Diane’s tech tip of the week concept, I wanted to freshen up her tip on how to change the default setting from reply all to reply. I have included the graphic, Reply vs. Reply All, to help you decide when you should reply vs. reply all. There is also a tutorial below to show you how to change your default setting in Outlook from Reply All to Reply.
Putting In the TIme to Free Up Your TIme
Check out an example of Kathy's math homework with this link:
Submitting Corrections Using Kami
Flat For Docs
'Locking' and Fonts in Google Jamboard
Changing Reply All to Reply in Outlook
Tech Tool(s) of The WEEK
Cool Font Generator
Flat For Docs
Go Soap Box
Mrs. LaBarr recently used and learned about this platform called Go Soap Box and asked us to share it with you. Go Soap Box is a web-based platform that allows students to ask questions, contribute to a group discussion, take quizzes, participate in polls, and more. It's easy to get everyone involved, the students enjoy it, (In Mrs. LaBarr's case, the superintendents enjoyed it), and it's an easy way to implement formative assessment into your lessons.
Cisco IP Phone System
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Empower Web Page
Link to Empower Web Page
Let's Talk Tech Integration
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Archived Editions of 60 With Saint
Install Kami Extension, Assign Kami Assignment, Activities for Kami, Kami from Student's perspective, Dualless
Kami Update, Google Classroom, and Notifications, Split and Merge with Kami, Page Marker
Google Workspace, Google Trash Update, Casting Using Google Meet, Print Participants in Zoom, Screenshot with Lightshot, Schedule Zooms in Google Calendar, Mote
Notifiactions Workaround, No Dice From Go Guardian, Turn In vs. Mark As Done, Casting With Google Meet, Form Notifications Add-On, To Review in Google Classroom, Math Editor in Kahoot, Equatio, Classroom Screen, Go Soap Box, Cisco IP Phone System,