60 WITH SAINT
Weekly Tech Update 10/12 to 10/16
Google Workspace, Google is Taking Out the Trash, Digital Citizenship Week & Google Cast For Education
In the coming days, weeks, and months you may come across a new term from Google. It is called Google Workspace. You don't have to worry too much about it at this time, as it appears for the time being they are only referring to the old Google Apps For Education (GAFE) which became the G Suite and is now transitioning to Google Workspace. The products that we have been used to working with will not be affected at this time, and largely unaffected if at all. You may see the icons change in the near future as they have redesigned some of the icons for their main products. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case you come across it. Click on one of the hyperlinks above for the update release from Google.
Google Is Taking Out The Trash
Maybe some of you have seen that quick little pop up when you access your Google drive lately. Google is emptying the Trash in Google Drive. Starting on October 13th, any file placed in the Trash and not accessed for 30 days will be deleted automatically after those 30 days. In addition, any file currently in your Trash will be deleted after 30 days starting on October 13th. I have hyperlinked the release to that update here if you would like to read more.
Digital Citizenship Week
Digital Citizenship Week is fast approaching. It occurs during the third week in October every year. This year the dates are October 19th through October 23rd. Whether we like it or not, it seems we have all been forced to become digital citizens. We can take advantage of this and model for our students what it means to be responsible digital citizens. I have linked a few activities from Common Sense.Org and ISTE to help promote good digital citizenship.
Google Cast For Education
This past August, Google discontinued its support for the Cast for Education service. Google is encouraging the use of it's Google Meet service if you wish to cast. If you still wish to cast your device to your smartboard, IT CAN BE DONE!!! On a positive note, this method is significantly more reliable than the old Cast For Education. The downside is that it involves an additional step. It's an easy step and I have included directions on how to cast using this feature.
Print Participants From Zoom Meeting
Screenshot with Lightshot
Schedule Zoom Meetings in Google Calendar
Leave Verbal Feedback with Mote
Tech Tool(s) of The WEEK
With Lightshot, you can selectively screenshot images on your screen, annotate, insert shapes, arrows, and text. When you are done, you can copy and paste it right into your file or save it for future use. See the tutorial above for a demonstration.
Mote is a Chrome Extension that allows you to leave verbal feedback in Google Classroom, Slides, Docs, and Sheets. Mote will also translate your comment into over 20 languages with an upgrade. Relax, I have an upgrade code for you! I don't want to share it in this newsletter, because each time YOU refer a friend, Mote will give you 60 days of unlimited access. Contact me if you are interested and start referring your friends.
Just to be clear, Mote is free! But to access some of the features like translating conversations, you will need to upgrade.
It Isn't Too Late! Join us this week as we talk Teacher Credibility
Message from one of the co-authors of The Distance Learning Playbook, Doug Fisher
Empower Web Page
Link to Empower Web Page
Origins of 60 With Saint!
In case you didn't catch the initial 60 With Saint with Rich Czyz, watch it below. You will notice my very amateur and limited producing skills at the time! However, being a lifelong learner, I have learned how to significantly improve my production skills.
I am dropping this nugget because 60 With Saint maybe making a reappearance in the very near future with all new guests!
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HT Wiley: Wiley IMC
Case Middle School: Room 210 (NOTE: On Oct 22nd, I will be in the Case Library)
WHS: Student Help Desk 1st Floor
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