November Tech Connect

2015

Thankful for Amazing New Google Slide Feature!

Increase engagement, discussion, and collaboration with the newest feature from Google Slides! After adding the Poll Everywhere extension, easily include poll questions for your audience within your Slides presentation.
Gathering audience feedback directly from Google Slides
Amazing Race Adventure Map

Want a fun way for your students to learn about locations all around the globe? Use Google Maps and Google Slides to challenge your students with their own amazing race! Play today!

Thankful for Reminders

Add Reminders is a Google Sheets add-on that enables you to send emails from a spreadsheet. The add-on will format your spreadsheet so that you simply enter reminder messages and email addresses; then you can specify a date on which you want your reminders sent. The Add Reminders add-on allows you to send the same reminder to everyone on your email list, or you can send individualized reminders to specific people on your email list. In the video embedded below, there is a demonstration of how to use the Add Reminders Google Sheets add-on.
How to send email reminders from a spreadsheet

Thankful for Free Math Resources

Check out the following sites for free online math practice for data collection and additional practice.


  • Prodigy : a fun role-playing math game for grades 1-8 that allows students to go on adventures while solving math problems.
  • Scholastic : online magazines, practice problems, and videos with math lessons.
  • Tenmarks : practice problems and data tracking for grades 1-12.
  • Sumdog : an engaging and competitive games for math or reading.
  • Buzzmath : middle school math tracking that includes more rigorous questions.
  • Reflex math : a free 30-day trial to improve fact fluency.
Google Cultural Institute

Visit museums and archives from all of the world! From art projects to Wonders of the World, your students can explore and learn with great visuals, stories, and videos. Students can experience historic moments and tour, using Google Street Views.

Amanda Allen

Instructional Technology Coach

Level 2 Google Certified Educator