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Monday, March 18, 2019

6ABC Weather School - see and understand how different weather concepts work plus be able to ask questions

In the Philadelphia area, 6ABC's Cecily Tynan annouced that she will be launching 6ABC Weather School. Embedded below is Cecily's Tweet about 6ABC Weather School as well as her introductory video. 


If you have questions you can fill out the form you see below.

Take care,
Brad


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Google Earth and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have joined together to bring you an homage to the original game.

To launch Carmen Sandiego look for Carmen's icon or "Launch button" in Chrome, iOS, as well as Android.

Once Carmen Sandiego has been launched you select Begin the Chase you will need to accept the first assignment (The Crown Jewels have been stolen from London). You will then see the ability to use the magnifying glass to interview witnesses in each city, the airplane when you think you know where the suspect has gone.

Just like in the original,  along the way you  will learn facts about each city you travel to. Once completed I am sure you and your students will be wishing for more, well, there is good and bad news. There are no more available right now; however, there are two more adventures set to be released at a later date (see pictures below the GIF and YouTube video).

Another bit of good news - if your students are really into Google Earth check out their picks, games, layers, nature, culture, travel, and education by clicking here.




Embedded below is  a brief tutorial (on Chrome).








As always, if any questions please let me know.
Brad








Saturday, March 16, 2019

New Wakelet Feature! Share your collection in Remind

Wakelet just keeps coming out with new features. The newest one is the ability to instantly share a collection with those who are in your Remind class (families or students). This is great to share everything from your newsletter to a collection of resources for an upcoming topic students will be studying.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 28 second YouTube tutorial.




Take care,
Brad

Friday, March 15, 2019

Wakelet new feature - create your own newsfeed

Wakelet continues to add more and more features that well, continue to just get better!! With this new feature (available in Beta on iOS devices) you can select news and create your own newsfeed from sources that include Entertainment, Science, Sports, Technology, Health, and Business. You have to include at least three sources to start your feed.

Embedded below is a 1 minute and 12 second YouTube tutorial. You can also see a collection of blog posts revolving around Wakelet by clicking here or embedded below the tutorial.







Take care,
Brad

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Right click on a link to instantly add it to a collection in Wakelet

Another great feature has been rolled out by Wakelet - the ability to right click on a link and add it to a collection. If you are not sure what Wakelet is, Wakelet is a website that allows you to create collections of anything that interests you that has a link. To find out more about Wakelet - click here for a collection of blog posts I created about Wakelet.

To enable this feature, make sure you have enabled the Wakelet extension in Chrome. To add the extension click here. 

Embedded below is a GIF as well as a 1 minute and 33 second YouTube tutorial showing how quickly you can add links to a collection by right clicking.




Take care,
Brad

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Classroomscreen.com - New backgrounds in drawing tool.

Classroomscreen has continued to add on to this amazing tool. This update revolves around the drawing tool and the ability to add new backgrounds. Take a look at the GIF below as well as the 42 second YouTube tutorial. For more tutorials revolving around Classroomscreen, see the embedded Wakelet collection below or click here.








Take care,
Brad

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Team Drives basic info + how to add files on both mobile and notebook devices

If you take pictures and would like to have a common place for your whole school (or District) to store those photos/videos/files  - Google's Team Drive is a solution.

Click below for a blog post I created in December:
 Team Drives - A brief overview showing the basics of Team Drive in Google Drive

Team Drive - add photos and files on mobile device click on the embedded 2 minute and 27 second video below.


Team Drives - How to add photos and videos on a notebook - click on the embedded 1 minute and 50 second YouTube video below.


Take care,
Brad

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Use Google App to search images, voice and quick searches, as well as search Incognito.

Google's 3D Touch allows you to have an Instant image, voice, quick searches as well as ability to Share Google and Search Incognito.

Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 58 second YouTube tutorial.





Take care,
Brad

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Quizalize - Differentiation feature Student and teacher point of view

A great feature in Quizalize is the ability to add a differentiation feature when students score under 50%, between 50-80%, as well as over 80%. Teachers have the ability to add a PDF, web link, or YouTube link.

Once students take the assessment, check their results, and select Finish, they will then be taken to the differentiation feature (in this case a YouTube link). As the teacher you can see the results of the assessment as well as who has said they watched the video and who did not.

Embedded below is a 3 minute and 42 second YouTube tutorial.
For a blog post I created about how to create an assessment in Quizizz - click here. Please note it was made 2 years ago.


Take care,
Brad