Screencast-o-matic has been my go to screencasting tool ever since I learned about it from Richard Byrne many years ago now. Now it works on Chromebooks. Read this recent article from FreeTech4Teachers to learn more and and link through.
Tools for Creating animated GIF’s and looping videos. Learn more in this posting at Practical Ed Tech for Teachers.
I have delivered hundreds of hours of professional learning over the last ten years or so, and a vast portion of those sessions have focused on using Google tools in the classroom. I’ve learned a lot of lessons as a Google trainer, A LOT! So to help other trainers, I put together a framework for Google PD that I hope others will benefit from. I’m sharing the order that I teach G Suite apps as well as sharing free resources and tips along the way.
Of course, every teacher/trainer is different, with a different personality and different strengths and weaknesses; and every group of participants varies as well.
I presented a lot of these ideas last summer at ISTE 2017. Feel free to peruse the slides from my presentation, which contains much more than I can cover in one blog post.
The Periodic Table of Videos produced by The University of Nottingham features a video demonstration of the characteristics of each element in the Periodic Table of Elements. Each element in the Periodic Table displayed on the home page is linked to a corresponding YouTube video.
The International Children’s Digital Library
The International Children’s Digital Library Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world. We invite you to explore our growing library and learn how you can contribute to our efforts.
Some new Google Docs Add-Ons… mostly for math, but also for music and languages.
Ever the geographer… it’s not brand new, but I just stumbled across this… Exploring the ancient city of Petra in Google Maps. The site Discover Petra takes you – and your students – on a virtual field trip that unlike any exploration you can do from a book. In additional you can also find a collection of imagery from across Jordan here.