Issue 4, Volume 1 - March 13, 2018
Falcon Focus - A Weekly Flyer Discussing Technology Tools and Ideas!
Remember, all staff members can load any Chrome extension, while student Chrome extensions have to be approved. Open your Chrome browser, and click on the links below to learn more about the current student extensions that have been approved:
If you have had success with certain Chrome extensions, let me know and I will share out with the staff.
I will always attach the Google Form at the bottom seeking input as to future topics, so please let me know if there is information or resources I can provide concerning other topics. Reminder: I will keep past Falcon Focus topics on our cmfalcons.org webpage, under the Technology department, for your reference. Issues can be found at http://www.cmfalcons.org/departments/technology/falcon_focus.
Google Classroom Time-Savers
A third option is to check out the .....
Falcon Focus Four (Recommended Extensions)
3. Share to Classroom
4. Alice Keeler Gradebook Split
" I use Screencastify to produce videos including instructional material, technology help for faculty, and live presentations. It is such a versatile tool for teachers and students alike. It can help flip a classroom, individualize instruction, and enhance creativity. It is easy to use and very, very helpful. I also require students to use it to create videos. They find it easy and fun".
(Review can be found at https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/screencastify-teacher-review/4583521)
"Whenever I am typing, Grammarly is quietly in the background assessing my work. It will underline places that it has suggestions about my writing. I can then click the link for the suggestion, and the reason. It has helped me edit misspelled words, as well as taught me additional places that I should be using commas in my writing. If you want to use it to help students advance their vocabulary, it can also make recommendations for that (so instead of a student putting and/and/and all throughout a paper, they can learn some appropriate synonyms in context".
(EDITORS NOTE - IN THE REVIEW, FOUND AT https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/grammarly-teacher-review/4579996, SYNONYMS WAS MISSPELLED AND MY GRAMMARLY CAUGHT IT!! HAHA)