Tuesday, November 19, 2019

21 Things 4 Students By REMC Association of Michigan

I'm always looking for tools and resources to keep students safe online. I recently came across  21 Things 4 Students by REMC. This is a great resource for students in upper elementary and middle school on various topics like digital citizenship, safe searching, STEM, and even career choices!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2 Tips to Make Your Gmail Use Efficient: Create Templates (or Canned Responses) and Schedule Send

Are you a Gmail user? I am always looking for quick ways to make my life easier and more efficient. Here are two tips for Gmail users!

Check out my video or read below:


1. Create Templates


Do you have frequently used canned responses?  Creating a template in Gmail is an easy way to create canned responses for frequently used responses. How does it work?

1. Compose your message in Gmail

2. Choose the three dots in the bottom-right corner of your message.

3. Choose Templates and save your template!


When you are ready to use your response, follow steps 1 - 2, choose Templates and select the name of your template.


2. Schedule Sending a Message

Do you want to schedule sending out a message at a specific time or day? You can do this in Gmail too!

1. Compose your message and choose whom you will send your message to

2. Choose the drop-down arrow next to the Send button in Gmail

3. Choose Schedule Send and select the date / time you would like to send your message







Thursday, November 7, 2019

Classroom Management Checklists with Google Sheets and Checkboxes

The sheer number of things that most teachers have to manage on a daily basis is insane!

Did you get that permission slip? Did you follow your principal's new initiative to call each student's parents before Thanksgiving? Did each of your students get a book for their upcoming book report?

Google Sheets and checkboxes are a great way to keep everyone informed and organized! Learn how to create a simple spreadsheet with checkboxes below:



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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Take Your FlipGrid Use to a New Level with the Whiteboard Feature

If you are a fan of FlipGrid, then you might have heard about its recent addition of a built-in whiteboard, which makes it perfect for math, drawing, and problem-solving. We know that students need different ways to show what they know and this is a great way to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities!

How does it work? Check out my helpful video tutorial below:




Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Book Creator's Auto Pen Feature is Great for ALL Abilities

Are you a Book Creator user on iOS?

If you are, then you know that you can add a variety of media to your books, such as images, videos, audio, drawings, and text.

However, what if you are not the best artist? Now there is a built-in Book Creator tool called the Auto Pen. It helps struggling artists or someone who wants things to look a little more professional. Check out how to use it below.