Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to Find: Google Add-ons

In comparison to Microsoft Office, the Google Suite of apps has always been considered less powerful. Google has been adding features into their software to make it more compatible to Microsoft. Some of these features are available though what Google calls Add-ons.

Google Add-ons are items that enhance the functioning of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms.  
Add-ons are created by developers to give you features similar to Microsoft Office.

To browse through add-ons for Docs, Sheets and Forms, select Get add-ons in the Add-ons menu of any open Doc, Sheet or Form.

Once you install an add-on it will become available across all of your Docs, Sheets and Forms and you can start using it right away.

Follow my posts this summer as I explore some great Add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets and Forms.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BeeLine Reader

Do you have students that struggle with tracking? Is reading online articles nearly impossible for them because of there tracking struggles?

BeeLine Reader may the perfect solution.

BeeLine Reader creates a more readable version of a web page. It starts by removing all of the ads and other distracting items. It provides a second layer by applying gradient coloring to help guide your eyes from left to right and from one line to the next. 

BeeLine Reader is available for up to 5 articles per day for free.  It also offers the OpenDyslexic font with just the slide of a switch.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cite this for Me: Web Citer

With all of the information that can be found on the internet these days, it is sometimes hard to know how to cite an online article.  Additionally, with all of the different citation formats, it is sometimes hard to remember how they are all formatted.
Try Cite this for Me: Web Citer

With the Cite this for Me Google extension you can automatically create website citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles.

Cite this for Me will generate a correctly formatted citation that you can copy and paste into your assignment.  You can also crate an online bibliography for later use at http://www.citethisforme.com/.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stop-Motion Animation - Guest Writer

Clark Rodeffer has been a guest writer for this Blog in the past.  He has written a number of wonderful articles for our school technology newsletter.  I would like to share another one of these with you today.

Stop-Motion Animation

Wallace and Gromit, Gumby, Coraline, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -- these and other classic films probably spring to mind when you think of stop-motion animation. Now, your students can create stop-motion animations as demonstrations of learning in most subject areas and most grade levels. Continue here to learn how!