Bits & Bytes-Tech In Ten
Curated Tools and Resources for our K-12 Teachers and Staff
ISSUE #13 THE BLACK FRIDAY EDITION
This issue is dedicated to helping you find those technology "Black Friday" type deals. From Google Apps to iOS tips to iPads, great websites and more, our "shopping passes" are free to use and never expire!
We have been busy over the last few weeks running GAFE workshops for all our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers. The workshops have gone really well and teachers are excited about what they can now do in the classroom. Each teacher was able to walk away with an activated GAFE account and knows how to create, share, and access content in this environment.
Here are some great tips everyone can use:
- If you need a Google doc in pdf format, just convert it by choosing file then download as pdf.
- If you can't edit a doc someone shares with you, then just make a copy for yourself by choosing file, make copy, and then providing a new name. Now you can edit it.
- Create a contact group just like in Outlook, for easier file sharing in your apps account. From the table icon, (top right corner next to your name), select Contacts. Click on New Group, (left hand side), and enter the group name. Next select the newly created group and click the Add button, (person icon on the top middle). Enter your contact names separated by a comma and click Add when complete. Next time you share a file, just type in the contact group name and everyone in that group will be shared...saves loads of time!
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What's On Our iPads?
Our first week has been a huge success. We introduced Bookemon to one of the fourth grade teachers who said, "This app is absolutely incredible and engaged every one of my students, this technology is the way to go!" Showme was used in another class where the teacher created a visual demonstration to find the area of an irregular polygon and then linked that tutorial to her teacher website...what a great mashup of tools! For a complete listing of the apps we installed, click here.
Cool Tool Alert!
Now the teachers can easily demonstrate how to use an app and students can show their work to the rest of the class without leaving their seats!
Please note that Reflector is not free. Your building administrator will need to purchase a license for this and the technology department will need to install it.
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