Laura Martin - Technology Integration Specialist
Update: BFlex Offering: Introduction to Google Slides as a Class Collaboration Tool
Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 3:30-4:30pm
1170 Fernwood Street
In this one hour session, you will be introduced to using Google Slides as a way to have students collaborate on a group project in Google Classroom, Schoology or as a standalone project using the Google Drive. If you are coming late from another school it's perfectly okay, I can adjust the length of time and catch you up!
Please register using the google form link here:
Early October Edition - Election season is upon us!
If you are a Social Studies teacher, this Fall is an exciting time with the election around the corner. A Northeast Middle School teacher is heading up a school-wide "PollEverywhere" Presidential Election Poll. If you are interested in getting one going at your school, drop me an email and I will stop by and help get your school set up for an exciting 2016 Presidential Election Poll! Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Polls are easy and responses can be collected through any device including sending a text message from a smartphone. Polls can easily be displayed and responses can be set to Anonymous. There is even a new Google Slide feature that allows polling right through a Google Slide presentation. Check out PollEverywhere.com to check out the possibilities!
In this issue...
Google Docs and Chrome Updates and Tricks
- Translating to any Language in Chrome with a Keystroke
- Adding Columns in a Google Doc
20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies
Mr. Beat's Social Studies Channel
Hip Hughes History
Google and Chrome Updates and Tips
Google Chrome: How to Translate to Any Language with a Keyboard Shortcut!
Here is another reason why the Google Chrome browser rocks! If you teach a class and have ESL students and you want to share a document, a webpage, or your Google Classroom, you can easily translate that page with a quick keystroke on both your Mac and student Chromebooks! Watch the video for a demonstration on how to use control-click on your Macbook or Alt-click on a Chromebook.
GOOGLE DOCS: YOU CAN FINALLY ADD COLUMNS IN A GOOGLE DOC!
We all loved the flexibility of Pages and sometimes get frustrated with Google Docs and the lack of ease with adding columns and text boxes. In the past the workaround for this was to simply add a table wherever you wanted a different configuration and make the table lines transparent. This works fine but is sometimes limiting. Google has finally added the ability to add columns to a document! Finally! Now, we just have to keep bugging them to add a text box function! Here is a screenshot to show where to find it in your Google Docs menu. Photo credit: Wanda Terral @wterral
Coming Soon: 2016 BASD Fall Twitter Challenge - Happening this November - Stay tuned for Details
Weekly Tech Integration Middle School Rotation
Mondays - Broughal Middle School
Tuesdays - Nitschmann Middle School
Wednesdays - Northeast Middle School
Thursdays - East Hills Middle School
Friday - Circle back to any of the above!