Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Virtual Morning Meeting Activities for Distance Learning

Although most teachers have already set up a classroom routine, it is nice to hear new ideas. It is also beneficial to go over and review your virtual class protocols. This short video may help with any or all of these needs.

Maddie at EdTech Classroom created a short video on how to do a Virtual Morning Meeting Activities for Distance Learning (https://youtu.be/bk2h-3xuNDg).  

Thinking outside the box... 
How can you use these ideas in other areas of your virtual day?

Monday, November 9, 2020

Must-Have Google Slides Add-Ons for Teachers

This weeks video comes from Sam Kary, New EdTech Classroom.

In his video, Must-Have Google Slides Add-Ons for Teachers (https://youtu.be/jvpU2qPAt-k), Sam talks about 9 helpful Google Slides Add-Ons.  

1. Unsplash
2. Extensis Fonts
3. Flaticon
4. Slides Translator
5. Easy Accents
6. Hypatia
7. Pear Deck
8. Slido
9. Nearpod

If you have never looked through or installed an add-on it is simple.  I have created a very quick tutorial to show you how.  

Google: Install an Add-On (https://bit.ly/38on9XO)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

How to Create Drag and Drop Activities on Google Slides

Creating interactive activities can be difficult in a virtual environment.  

Pocketful of Primary  (https://www.youtube.com/c/PocketfulofPrimary) has some great tutorials on how to make fun, engaging activities for your students.  This week I am sharing How to Create Drag and Drop Activities on Google Slides  (https://youtu.be/-byn2YTVeWU).  This video is about 20 minutes long but is well worth the watch.  I hope you enjoy the video and learn something new to use with your students!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Make your PDFs and Worksheets Editable Online - Using Google Slides

As educators we always go above and beyond what non-educators are capable of doing.  It is in our blood, our DNA, to do everything we can to help our students succeed! 

This does not mean that we cannot help each other make it all easier.  Over the next few weeks I am going to share tips and tricks to make virtual learning more interactive and fun, for us and our students.  

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Although we want to make school as fun as possible for our students, sometimes worksheets need to be completed.  I have found a quick video that explains how to make worksheets editable online using Google Slides.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sensory Rooms May Help Ease the Anxiety Students Feel from COVID-19

Although I don't generally post "non-tech" information I found this article informative and relevant. We ALL, students and staff, need time away from screens and technology.  We need time to rest, relax and recharge.

Sensory Rooms May Help Ease the Anxiety Students Feel from COVID-19  (https://bit.ly/3jL03xl)