Spring Tech Challenge
Fill the board with activities that will engage and connect! Use a tool in your classroom or for yourself, document it, and move the square to the board. Share your board with Carol and earn yummy prizes for playing and for a completed board.
Today, we are going to look at Answer Garden!
How would/could you use it in the classroom? Please comment and share :)
An Application (App)
Google Chrome Apps are web applications that run on the Google Chrome web browser. Chrome apps can be obtained from the Chrome Web Store. It is a "stand alone application or tool". You can find all your apps by clicking on the apps launcher as shown in the photo below on MacBooks. Students on Chromebooks can find it under the search (magnifying glass).
Check out the McPherson List (apps and extensions)
Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance (extend) the functionality of the Chrome browser. Extensions are also obtained from the Chrome Web Store. Once an extension is added, you will find them to the right of your "omnibox" - see photo below.
Here is a great list of extensions that are meant to make teacher's lives easier: Click here to access list
An Add-on will enhance the capabilities of Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms. These are added with a Google Doc, Sheet, or Form...not from the Chrome Web Store.
Here is a great Slides Presentation
One Word Goal/Resolution for 2018
Instead of a list of resolutions - try OneWord! Lots of links are below to get you started. I (Carol) am now on my 5th year of choosing/using #oneword goals.
Want to be apart of the community? Check out: http://oneword365.com/ or search #OneWord2018 on Twitter.
Need help picking that ONE word? Check out this site: http://myoneword.org/pick-your-word/
Check out this HyperDoc for inspiration (see below). Want your own to complete--Get a copy here!
What is your #oneword2018?
Share on twitter with #OneWord2018 and/or add it to the Answer Garden list https://t.co/Uq4LP6H7tD
Here is a fun activity that will get your kiddos using Google Slides -- Create Your Own Google Slides Holiday Card(s). All of the directions and materials are located on this site.
Here is one I made for my teacher friends:
Click here to open this binder in a new window.
December 4 - 10 is Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code
There are a lot of activities that can be completed to promote computer science during this week, during December or throughout the year.
Complete an activity with your class and document it (photos work great). As the teacher, you will receive a coupon for a FREE Sonic Drink for participating and your class will be entered into a drawing to receive FREE Frosty coupons (elementary) or FREE food item (secondary). Each documented activity completed during December 4th - 10th will enter your class for the coupons (Secondary - each class you complete an activity with will be entered. Please submit your participation with the class/hr). There will be one class winner at each school.
Once you complete an activity - Submit your participation and documentation here.
Here is a list of some ideas:
Do you have something to add to the list? Add to the comments or email Carol.
Ed Tech Tools
This is a collection of tools, ideas, challenges and more for you to explore and see if it will help you and your students.
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