Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Google Forms New Image Quiz Options, Lesson Plan Add-On, GAfE4Littles, 3 iPhone Tricks, PBS Election Central, New Teacher Survival, Vocab & Spelling Sites, Google Classroom, Siri, Jellyfish, Ships

Did you know?
Google Forms... add images to questions or as answer choices!
As you are entering or hovering around the question and/or answer choice entry areas, the image icon will appear. It isn't always visible. +Google for Education  Here’s quick video by +Richard Byrne https://youtu.be/HTPJo8yJj7o


Google Forms...now has a quiz option built in!  
Though not as robust as the Flubaroo add-on, it may be good for quick and easy assessments. +Eric Curts has given us the great visual below. If you would like more, see his post "New Google Forms Quiz Feature vs Flubaroo" http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/06/forms-quiz-vs-flubaroo.html

Lesson Plan Add-on In Google Docs - what?!
This is a new resource for you by +OpenEd to use to find content. Lesson Plan Tool for Docs is searchable by terms, events or by standard and does have the TEKS (for ELA, Reading and Math) as one of the filters. +Google for Education  To see it in use, in a short 2-minute video, go to https://youtu.be/qb8eo9NCt7w … another quick how to by +Richard Byrne 








What if?
GAfE4Littles - Check out the blog of this elementary teacher who uses Google Apps for Education with students usually thought to be too young.  Christine Pinto has templates, login overviews, using GAfE on ipads, tips on the titling of your assignments and so much more! @PintoBeanz11 @google


Advice for using Google Apps with Elementary Students (great for older students as well)
Check out these 12 tips and 2 activities you can use with your students. A practical, doable and helpful game plan! Content by Christine Pinto and posted on the +Matt Miller website Ditch That Textbook. http://ditchthattextbook.com/2016/08/22/12-tips-for-using-google-apps-with-young-students/



3 iPhone tricks when you’re too busy to answer that call
Includes setting ring tones, custom text responses and the “remind me later” feature, definitely worth a look! Efficient tips from +Cool Mom Tech along with the steps to implement them!








Something to think about…
PBS Election Central - Including an interactive map, virtual field trips and a classroom debate tool...tis the season! +PBS  http://pbseduelectioncentral.com/


New Teacher Survival Kit - Classroom Management
*Possibly blocked in our district, it may have to be viewed at home.








Resources…
10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice




Google Classroom - info and links
These are just a few of the things I thought might be of interest and/or are one of the new features starting this 2016 school year. +Google Classroom  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1spyE1X1ocGttA-q83m8k8tyVxd2jgHF0TbeT8LTfh-c/edit




Get notifications as your Google Forms are submitted:
Choose Responses
Then click the 3 dots on the right side

In the pop up screen, select Get email notifications for new responses








In Addition…
Hey Siri - Here is a list of nearly 500 Siri commands, who knew she could tell you so much?!  Thank you +Tony Vincent https://hey-siri.io/

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Jellyfish Could Help Cut Down on Screen Glare
This could sting a bit. "Jellyfish skin has inspired scientists to invent materials that could change how we use screens, made from a polyvinyl film that can change color, transparency, and consistency. Jellyfish skin has similar properties that allow the animal to frighten predators. The implications of this new "skin" could be huge: It could form patterns - or secret messages - raised by moisture, perhaps a "warranty void" sign upon fishing a phone from the toilet. More helpfully, it could greatly improve anti-glare screen covers." - http://www.ozy.com SOURCES: WIRED, GIZMODO

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Photo by Chad Lyle

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