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How to view two Safari windows side-by-side, on an iPad, using new iOS 10 features - Thank you +Tony Vincent https://plus.google.com/+TonyVincentInc/posts/aG51nfUgeqN
How to use the Magnifying Feature on a PC by +Amy Mayer
This is a quick video to walk you through the steps. https://youtu.be/SfD4jnx8Hfs
Having a sub anytime soon?
Here are two lesson ideas that don’t require the sub to use your teacher computer:
- “Collaborative Google Slides for the Win!” is a Google Slide project where each student has their own slide to work on. From +Alice Keeler and Christine Monge, it only took the teacher about 10 minutes to set up. http://christymonge.com/connect2tech/collaborative-google-slides-win/ image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Crystal_Clear_app_ktip.svg/2000px-Crystal_Clear_app_ktip.svg.png
- Assign videos/assessments in Google Classroom. This will require that each student have their own set of earbuds. With this type of lesson, the sub doesn’t need to login to the teacher computer to show a video. EdPuzzle is a great tool that will incorporate questions into the actual video...the students answer the questions as they go through the video. EdPuzzle works well with Google Classroom and has chrome and iOS apps (with Android coming soon). In AISD, it is already available to students in 4-12th grades on their Chromebooks. They can go into the Chrome Web Store to add it to their personal list of apps. +Google for Education +EDpuzzle
Five Good Digital Exit Ticket Tools - a quick list with brief descriptions from +Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/09/five-good-digital-exit-ticket-tools.html
Something to think about…
It’s Time To Get Better About Backing Up Your iPhone By +Carley Knobloch
A quick post to remind you to backup your phone, with directions on how to back it up to the computer and to the cloud. (always back up your phone before updating it) http://carleyk.com/gear/better-about-iphone-backups/ image: https://pixabay.com/p-153008/?no_redirect\
For more information on the differences in backup choices, go to this article by Tech-addict http://www.the-tech-addict.com/how-to-backup-iphone-to-icloud-and-itu
Write The World - (for ages 13 - 18) provides your writers with an authentic audience. You can have public and private groups and use for peer review (even with students around the world). This site also provides contests and writing prompts in a wide variety of styles (flash fiction, one sentence, advice and short story just to name a few). Originally seen in a post by +Larry Ferlazzo
Also check out, The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience” by Larry Ferlazzo http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/04/01/the-best-places-where-students-can-write-for-an-authentic-audience/
Perception - If you cover the concept of perception with your students, this might be a good video to show and/or to have them take part in as it is presented in the video. From +Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo Video: “Take This Perception Test to See How Visually Intelligent You Are”
Wonderville - Science and Technology Games for Kids - for elementary through middle school. Here’s a short, quick intro article from +Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/08/wonderville-science-and-technology.html?utm_content=buffer8addd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.V9bQFZMrIdU
Check out Top 10 Google Chrome Google For Education Offline Tips! From the +EdTechTeam http://ow.ly/Jvro302fbZg
37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks - I especially like #3, #23, #36 and #32 (we used scuba hand signals in my class) +BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-smart-school-teacher-hacks?utm_content=buffer60dd5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_term=.bnDA3JM3k#.csdAwJYwk
Improve The World With Your Smartphone - the items featured here are from an article on +Lifehack. I’ll be including one each week until the list runs out. This weeks feature is:
Over 1,400,000 photos have helped over 89 causes so far. “...sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, accepts one photo per phone per day, and they turn these photos into donations for a variety of campaigns. One of the most interesting aspects of this particular charity app is that you can choose from very specific campaigns” to donate your photo to. I’ve had this app for about a year and donate from time to time. I need to do it more often. The process is quite easy and I do really like that I can pick my charity with each photo. The charities change as time goes by or as they hit their goal. Some you can choose from currently are healing a child’s smile with surgery, helping newborns breath, keeping a baby HIV-free, help a child succeed in school, help kids in their fight against cancer, etc. I don’t ever send in pictures of people, I stick with landscapes, interesting patterns/shapes, our latest sandcastle/sand creature, etc.
Not ready for your younger children to have a smartphone just yet? The GizmoPal 2 may be just the thing to bridge the gap until that big day! I first saw this on the +Carley Knobloch blog.
- They wear it like a watch.
- It has quick two-way calling with up to 4 contacts.
- You can see their location (even set GPS boundaries, getting a notification if they cross)
- It is waterproof.
- The “mission control” for the device is on your phone.
- It comes in pink and blue, but colorful wristbands can be purchased separately.
- $79 for a 2-year contract with a $40 activation fee.
The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Whenever You’re Feeling Jealous from +Greatist - This may be a good article to give you the tools to help your students, yourself or your friends and family. It tells how to navigate those feelings and how to find out what they might really mean, allowing us to turn the power of jealousy in a positive direction. http://greatist.com/live/dealing-with-jealousy-five-questions-to-ask-yourself?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=story2_cta&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter_2016-09-13_testA_20160817 image: https://pixabay.com/p-36366/?no_redirect