Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kids Should See This, Be Limitless, Wonderopolis, Keyboard Shortcuts, Pinterest in Education, Google Calendar, Photo Collages in Shapes, Procrastinator Patch, Masks


Did you know?
The Kid Should See This - smart videos for curious minds of all ages. “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” http://thekidshouldseethis.com/?utm_source=swissmiss&utm_campaign=5d0a3b41a4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2660ad4d17-5d0a3b41a4-393340477

What if?
You tried “Be Limitless”?  An Extension for you and your students? Limitless is a productivity companion for Chrome. It turns the new tab into a beautiful dashboard to easily identify where your time is wasted and gives productivity suggestions. The dashboard also includes a smart notepad that makes to-dos, reminders and countdowns easy to personalize, create and remember.  4.5 out 5 stars by 2079 reviewers. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/be-limitless/jdpnljppdhjpafeaokemhcggofohekbp
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Something to think about…
For Elementary: Wonderopolis - “an informational site that asks and answers interesting questions about the world. Every day, a new "Wonders of the Day" question is posted, and each is designed to get kids to think, talk, and find learning moments together in everyday life. Sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and supported by a number of philanthropic partners, there are hundreds of wonder-filled moments for adults and kids alike. The questions cover dozens of categories from animals ("Why do skunks stink?) to cultures ("What is zydeco?") to history ("Who is Uncle Sam?") to science ("What is space?"). Click on any question to find facts, information, suggestions for exploring further, useful links, and videos.” - Common Sense Media 
A quick overview video: https://vimeo.com/127645552
The website:  http://wonderopolis.org/
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Resources…
Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs - lists for PC, Mac, Android, Chrome and iOS https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738?hl=en




Educator’s Guide to The Use of Pinterest in Education (also has 6 recommendations for Educators to follow) http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/educators-guide-to-use-of-pinterest-in.html


Adding an event to Multiple Google Calendars: http://youtu.be/14S8Ngl0eGA
And, here are the steps - in case that is easier (I think, at least right now, you have to add to calendars one at a time with these steps.)
  1. once the event is created and on your calendar:
  2. click on the event
  3. choose to edit event
  4. across the top left in a row you see these buttons:  save discard changes delete more actions
  5. click on more actions
  6. then choose to copy to whatever other calendar you would like to add it to



For Fun…
To make photo collages in shapes, Loupe Collage might be the way to go! It is web based and a Chrome app with easy share options once the project is finished. For more information: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/05/a-good-google-drive-app-for-creating-photo-collages.html
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Procrastinator Patch (Thank you @SwissMiss)
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Material Masks - Make First, Think Later (Thank you @SwissMiss) You just have to see them! http://eugenemasks.tumblr.com/?utm_source=swissmiss&utm_campaign=560d430850-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2660ad4d17-560d430850-393340477

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