What I love about using Google Chrome as a browser is the
way it makes browsing so efficient and easy. There are so many very useful free Chrome extensions that you can add to your browser to have everything you need right at your finger tips. I installed a useful Chrome extension today called ‘Read&Write with Google Docs’. This is really designed for students, but I want to explore it
and discover all its benefits.
What does Read&Write with Google Docs do?
Video notes is a great new tool that enables you to watch a video online and take notes at the same time. This could work really well with information that you want students to explore. This free application works with a number of applications:
How VideoNotes works
Step 1. Open VideoNotes
For the purpose of this post we will explore how it works with YouTube in particular. The way it work with YouTube is that you open VideoNotes (http://www.videonot.es/) and synch...Read more
There are so many really amazing, educational videos available on YouTube that can really motivate a teacher. These are often brief but powerful in the message expressed. Take a look at these few examples.
1) Connecting classrooms (1min 53secs)
Cathy Cassidy a Grade 1 teacher from Canada Gr 1 teacher gives ‘A brief description of my journey to connect my classroom of 6 and 7 year olds’
2) What most schools don’t teach (5min 46secs)
These famous names in technology such as Bill ...Read more
One of the participants at the amazing Google Teacher Academy New York in October 2012, Brent Catlett, has created an awesome new site called #G+Eduhangouts. http://eduhangout.org/
This is what Brent says about the site:
This is Brent
“#G+eduhangout has been designed to:
Connect educators together all across the world using Google + Hangouts.
Bring experts, authors, and kids together.
Share the wonderful things happening in your classroom with others.
Learn from others that are...Read more
There are just so many posts about how to use Google in the classroom that it is quite mind-blowing. Today I thought I would list a few of them that I have found helpful. Four excerpts come from come from one of my favourite blogs, the TeachThought blog. .
1) 5 Simple Ways To Use Google Docs In The Classroom (from the TeachThought blog)
This is a great post that you must read. It outlines:
how to i...Read more
What are Google glasses?
submitted by Fiona Beal
I have been reading bits and pieces about Google glasses, and today I thought I would investigate further. All I can say is ‘Wow, wow, wow’. it is quite mind-blowing. You wear them like glasses but they appear to give information, record experiences and allow you to connect with others.
One of the really superb things about Google Chrome is that you can get to create multiple browsers. I thought I might show you my understanding of this by way of a screencast made with Screencastomatic.
This multiple browser feature of Google Chrome is something I find exceptionally useful – such a time saving feature.
Submitted by Fiona Beal
Recently I have read a couple of intriguing blog posts about the importance of backing up your blog, and even using sites such as BlogBooker to make a PDF or printed book of your blog – and I thought that today would be the day to try some of these ideas.
What is BlogBooker?
BogBooker advertises itself like this: “BlogBooker: From your Blog to a Book.”
The website says that “BlogBooker produces a high-quality PDF Blog Book fro...Read more
30 Days of Google series #15
Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way to do your daily/weekly/year planning and lessons than either writing them out by hand (worst scenario) or typing them out and keeping them on your own computer? One of the best applications to use for planning and preparing is Google Docs because you can then access your files from any computer as well as share them with anyone else who has access to the Internet. Amazing!
Distinction between Google Docs and Google Drive
I have been quite fascinated by the concept of a Google Hangout plus the concept of Google+ Hangouts On Air, which lets you broadcast to an unlimited audience. I have experienced both and this is a real hit from Google. (I can’t say that I fully understand it all perfectly) yet I must admit! In this post I want to talk more about the live Hangout on Air and show how to create one.
What exactly is a Google Hangout on Air?
A normal Hangout can only have ten viewers but Hangouts On Air all...Read more