Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Back to Basics: Using Jamboard

How do you use Jamboard (Google's collaborative whiteboard program)? Check out my brief tutorial below to get started!


Back to Basics: Collaborative Google Slides Presentation

Want to step up collaboration in your remote or face-to-face classroom? A collaborative Google Slides Presentation for the entire class could be the answer! Check out how to create a collaborative presentation, share with students, share on Google Classroom, and manage student work!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Get to Know You Activity - Create a Dropdown Emoji Question in Google Sheets

In a few weeks, I am going to be preparing a virtual professional development day with a group of teachers. As a way to get to know one another, I created a Google Sheet with a few questions and a drop-down emoji question. 


How did I do this? I simply created a Google Sheet and used the Data Validation feature to create a drop-down menu and the Joypixels Emoji Keyboard for my emojis! Want to see it in action? Check out my video below: 





Friday, July 3, 2020

Back to Basics: Use Google Drawings and Classroom to Create a Drag and Drop Activity

Want to make a drag and drop activity for students? Check out my tutorial on how to use Drawings and Google Classroom to create your very own matching activities!

You may also want to consider using Google Drawings to make a timeline! This is a great way for students to interact with content.


Back to Basics: How to Create a Google Drawing

Are you new to Google Drawings? Check out this 5 minute tutorial on how to use Drawings.


Back to Basics: How to Create a Basic Survey in Google Forms

Are you new to using Google Forms? Here is a brief tutorial on how to create a basic survey.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Links on Google Docs

Hyperlinks have been around since the dawn of the Internet; however, are you getting the most out of your Hyperlinks and Google Docs? Here are three ideas on getting the most out of a powerful connection tool.

Check out my video or text below:





Idea # 1 - Do a Search 

Did you know that you can do a search for a website, document, or bookmark in Google Docs? When you are adding a link, Google will suggest results or you can do a simple good search from the Insert Link window.



Idea # 2 - Use Headings and Bookmarks

Need a way to link to specific locations in your document? There are several different options.

Headings are not only a great way to organize content in your document, but also a great way to navigate through your document. If you change your text to the heading format, you can navigate using the document outline pane or you can directly link to headings using the Insert Link function.



Bookmarks are another helpful feature for linking to specific locations in your document. Check out my video for more!


Idea # 3 - Preview a Google Slide Presentation

With the emphasis on remote learning, this could be a helpful way of sharing an agenda and sharing a picture-in-picture preview of a Google Slide presentation. This is only currently available for the owner of the document but provides you with the ability to work with multiple items on the same screen at once.