Wired on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Google Add-ons: do more with Google!

Add-ons allow users to do more tasks and are available in Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms. They can be turned on or off or deleted at any time. You can easily search a variety of add-ons by clicking the add-ons tab within any of the Google options mentioned above. Some of our faves are listed below.

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Newsela: Read closely. Think critically. Be worldly

Newsela is an online resource that aims to help teachers find current events articles that are appropriate for their students' age and reading abilities. During the 2016 presidential campaign Newsela is offering a section called Vote 2016 where students can get informed about the candidates and issues with news at the just-right reading level. To find a variety of resources in your content area, click here.

FREE Speech Recognition Software

Mic Note is a free Chrome and Android app that allows you to create voice recordings, text notes, and image-based notes on one concise notebook page. The notes that you record with your voice can be time-stamped by clicking on your Mic Note note page while you're recording. You can also take notes without recording any audio. All notes support inclusion of images and links. The best part of Mic Note is that you can sync all of your notes to your Google Drive or Dropbox account. Watch the video below to see how you can create notes in Mic Note. (Thanks to Richard Byrne of Free Tech for Teachers for this information and video.)
Create Time stamped recordings in Mic Note