Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Forms Responses_Notifications, Proofreading Add-On, Twitter, The Arrow, NumbeRock, Poems and Math, Recording Audio, Accent Marks, Video Collages, Data, Red Stamp, White House, Tetris, Preserving Pumpkins

Did you know?
You’ve had students fill in/use/take a quiz in a Google Form, now what?  To find those responses, look in your Drive under the same name as the Form you created.  Your responses will have the same name, with the word (Responses) at the end.
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Did you know you can set up notifications to be sent to your email when someone fills out the form?  This is done in the spreadsheet of the form.
  • Click on the Tools drop down across the top
  • Choose Notification Rules
  • Choose what setting works best for you
  • Hit Save
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What if?
What if there was a way to see the old school proofreading advice in a Google Doc?  Now there is!  The Add-on is called Revision Assistant.  This is a new one, without reviews so far, but with 232 users.  To find it you’ll need to be in a Google Doc. Click on Add-ons in the menu across the top, Choose Get Add-ons, then enter the name in the search bar of the Add-ons Store.




Something to think about…
If you’re using technology in your classroom…”you need Twitter”...to talk to others in your grade/content area, to ask for help or advice, to create a more specific PLN, to see what others are doing in their classrooms...all at your own pace!  This is a nice resource from +Alice Keeler  with a list of educators to reach out to on Twitter.  The list includes their twitter handle, grade level and subject they teach. Before you get to the greatness of the list, there are helpful tips to get you started. http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/2015/09/29/using-tech-and-you-are-not-on-twitter-rethink-that/
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For the curious:



Originally posted on Instagram by @Perform Life Pro Tips, it makes me think of the hurdles at the beginning of the school year...getting ready to launch forward!
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Resources…
Check out the new NumbeRock YouTube Channel for Elementary Math videos. Catchy songs with engaging animation! Created by a 5th grade teacher.  “Let’s Rock Math!” with +NUMBEROCK  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9SZgFExNwWTH5T_JnyF-A/featured



Math Activities with Shel Silverstein Poems Using band-aides, measuring, money and shapes!  A nice offering from +WeAreTeachers 



Chrome: 3 of the top for Recording Audio by +Greg Lawrence Thank you for sharing +Kasey Bell 
Please note, students will have to “Allow” the microphone to be used, with possibly two pop ups to go through.
Vocaroo
http://vocaroo.com/ Mr. Gutic has been using this with his band students. Super easy, no registration needed.
Online-Voice-Recorder
http://online-voice-recorder.com/  Super easy! No registration. I did have to press “Save”, then “Click to Save”, for it to show the file name, giving you a chance to name it differently, then it will downlowd to the desktop as an mp3. 
Twisted Wave
http://twistedwave.com/ Registration required. Can also edit audio here.


How to use Accent Marks on a Chromebook. Have Foreign Language students do the steps along with the video. youtu.be/sSgfno1UnBk






A new map shows air pollution data in real time.




For Fun…
Red Stamp has free Fall themed downloads this month.  Calendar and wallpaper for iPhone, android, iPad and desktop, as well as a printable calendar you can personalize. http://blog.redstamp.com/october-2015-free-calendars-and-wallpaper/

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Tetris on Steroids
The “Holy Grail” of hacks had MIT students dreaming of it back in 1993, after 4 years of work by a large team they pulled it off in 2012. They created a giant, playable Tetris game on the side of the 21-story Green building on their campus.  “This game was not for the timid: Upon losing, all the blocks would fall to the bottom of the building and all of Boston could watch the player's failure from across the Charles River.“ http://hacks.mit.edu/by_year/2012/tetris/

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Carving Pumpkins and want them to last? Here are few tips and ideas from http://www.areal-lifehousewife.com/2012/10/pumpkin-carving-tips.html/
Tips for getting started:
  • Instead of cutting a hole in the top of the pumpkin, take it out of the bottom.
  • Use a metal ice cream scoop to scrape out the guts.  It’s more powerful than the plastic shovels.
  • If you use the nail/needle hole method for transferring your pattern from paper to pumpkin, sprinkle a little bit of flour across the holes to make them easier to see. This is a great technique for the more difficult patterns. I used this for carving our family faces (above) several years ago.
Ideas to make them last longer:
  • Putting silica packs inside will keep a pumpkin from rotting (those little guys that come in shoes).
  • Rub all exposed internal and cut surfaces with petroleum jelly to prevent mold spores from getting a foothold.
  • Spray with vinegar to prevent the bacterial and fungal growth.
  • Soak carved pumpkin in cold water for two hours, then spray it daily with a mixture of water and a few drops of bleach.

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