Once you allow the permissions, make sure you right click on the slide and select manage audio. You will then see the options you see below in which you can record or upload (must be an MP3 in Google Drive).
When uploading audio it could be a perfect time to discuss copyright laws and rules. To make sure you do not violate any of these, try some free files in Internet Archive.
When adding audio you have the option to play the audio on selected slides, or throughout the whole presentation.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 2 minute YouTube tutorial. Big thank you to Layla Lyons for sharing this with me!
If you need to know what version of Windows your computer is running simply type in winver (short for Windows version) in the search box on your computer. In the example I show below my coputer is currently running on version 1803 (Windows 10).
If you do not see a search bar make sure to right click in an open area on your toolbar (bottom of screen). When you right click make sure to select Cortana - show search box.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 30 second YouTube tutorial.
If you would like to sync information across the devices you use Chrome in, make sure to select the icon next to the three dots (upper right).
Once you select the icon, make sure to follow the directions and sign-in when prompted. You will then need to verify it is you and then Linc Data. Give it a few seconds and you will then see your information synced (bookmarks, addresses, and saved passwords included).
This is great for seeing the same information in Chrome at home that you do at work, as well as for those times that your technology department needs to update your computer! 😉
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 2 second YouTube tutorial.
The other day my 6 year old son came home and begged me to go on to the computer to show me what he did in technology class. Of course we jumped on to Google Classroom (proof that 6 year-olds can use Google) and he showed me his project - Pixel Art in Google Sheets!
How awesome is that?!?!?!?! 6 year olds being introduced to the amazing world of spreadsheets in a fun and exciting way. Jack talked to me about what pixels are and how he could create whatever he wanted in this sheet! That deserves a huge shout-out to his technology teacher - (Liz Dowiak) , school (South Elementary), and school district (Perkiomen Valley)!
The other day I deleted an app by mistake and I could not remember what app it was (my phone was in my pocket). If you would like to see what apps are no longer on your iPhone, but once were, take a look below:
The Pixaloop app is one in which you can animate photos from your camera roll. The app is pretty simple to use.
One recommendation (mentioned in the embedded video below) is to make sure that when you want to animate your photo you use the anchor options to "lockdown" parts of your photo you do not want to animate. An example in the video below is my Bitmoji - I did not want my Bitmoji to animate but wanted the "fire" to. I made sure to select anchor and made a number of anchor points to "lockdown" the image.
This is a fun app to animate your photos to stand out for friends, students, etc.
In today's post you will see what an assignment looks like when it is assigned to a student in Google Classroom (including the options available to students) as well as how students can easily see their results when they take a quiz.
Embedded below is a GIF as well as a 3 minute and 2 second YouTube tutorial.
ReadWorks is an amazing site that allows you to search for K-12 articles by individual topic, category, grade level, lexile, or type of text (non-fiction, fiction, poetry).
The articles can be easily printed out and include the ability to include or not include additional information (vocabulary, comprehension questions, answer keys, etc).
While you can create your own class manually, you can also easily import your class from Google Classroom.
The best reason for creating a class is the ability to easily assign articles you like to your class. If you use Google Classroom and assign an article to your class you have a number of options. The options include (picture embedded below): if you want the audio included along with the article, what questions you want to be included, vocabulary, if you want to share with your whole class, just specific students, publish to Google Stream, start date and due date.
Embedded below is a GIF and a 2 minute and 39 second YouTube tutorial of what it looks like from a teacher point of view.
When you update your iPad or iPhone and you DO NOT want to add a Passcode (especially helpful when using in a shared environment) follow the steps below. Of course, a Passcode is extremely useful when using in an environment other than a classroom. I am not endorsing to not use a Passcode, just showing how it can be done.
When prompted to create a Passcode select the blue Passcode Options on the bottom of the screen
Select Don't Add a Passcode
Select Continue when prompted "Are you sure you don't want to add a Passcode?"
Two ways you can have your students access your grid in Flipgrid is to choose the correct community type. There are three community types School Email Domain, Student ID List, and PLCs and Public Grids (this is for participants over 16 and intended for your network).
The first option is by School Email Domain. In this option, you will need to enter everything after the @ symbol for how students access their email accounts. In the district where I work the domain is student.methacton.org.
The second option is a Student ID List in which you can upload a CSV file or manually add them. You will not need to add their actual name if you do not wish to. All that is needed is that you use at least two characters (letters, numbers, symbols). If blank, a random ID will be generated.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 3 minute and 25 second YouTube tutorial.
An option in Padlet is the ability to add a screen recording of up to 5 minutes of video. What the user will need to do is add the Chrome extension to have this option - click here for the Padlet Chrome extension.
Embedded below is a 2 minute and 9 second YouTube tutorial.
It is October and Eric Curts has again created a great way for your students to write a story in a fun and creative way - Rebus Stories. A rebus is a fun way to tell a story through the use of text and pictures (emojis).
In iOS12 a great option to make sure that you are not disturbed is to set the Do Not Disturb options in iOS 12. You can set for 1 hour, Until this evening, Until you leave a location, Until the end of event, or schedule).
To access the Do Not Disturb options swipe from the bottom of your screen and then look for the Do Not Disturb 'moon'. Make sure to press on the moon with a bit of pressure. You will then see the options mentioned above.