Digital Literacy Newsletter

May 2015 - Central Area

Google Education Free Online Conference

Join educators from around the world for a free online conference. Watch live streaming of the presentations and be able to pose questions to presenters. There are a wide range of topics appealing to teachers from K to 12.


Date: Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th, 2015

Time:10:00 am to 2:45 pm

Location: where ever you are!

Cost: FREE


Visit the Education on Air for more information.

Green Screening

Are you looking for a very simple tool to try green screening photograph or video with your students? Look no further than the iPad app Green Screening by Do Ink and a dollar store green table cloth. Media can be added to your camera roll and uploaded to Google Drive. Green screening is a creative way to engage students and bring to life to a variety of subjects.

Google Chrome Extensions

Signing into the Google Chrome browser and personalizing it with Chrome extensions is a great way to get the most out of the browser. Extensions are applications that run inside the browser. The list of extensions is growing but here are a few recommendations:


  • Read and Write for Google: support tools such as word predication, voice to text and test to voice and so much more. The fantastic extension is available for all users of YRDSB GAFE.
  • Synergyse Training for Google Apps: in-application training tutorials for GAFE.
  • Office Editing for Docs, Sheets and Slides: view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Check out this article: 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers

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Aimee Ford

Digital Literacy Resource Teacher

YRDSB Central Area

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