This is just a friendly reminder that if you place any file within Google Drive in the trash they will be deleted after 30 days. Previously, trashed items would be retained indefinitely until the trash was emptied by the user.
While this is a change if you really like the idea of placing items in an area and returning to it later on, one work around is to create a folder called "Trash" and place the files in there.
Flipgrid is an amazing tool for amplifying student voice. Built into Flipgrid is the ability to add feedback to a student's response.
For educator's to add feedback - scroll down to the bottom of the screen when creating your topic and you will see the option for basic as well as custom feedback.
When students add their videos scroll down and select the feedback link directly under the video.
Add the feedback and then you have the options that you see below. You can copy the feedback link and send on to the specific user or select email feedback. The issue you may have with email feedback in schools is the fact that outside emails may be blocked by your organization. You could talk to your IT department about opening it up. However, I would suggest the students use the link https://my.flipgrid.com/
The Myflipgrid link allows the students to see their videos and see any feedback available.
Embedded below is a 2 minute and 11 second YouTube tutorial.
A few years ago I shared one way to create your own crawl, unfortunately that site no longer works. However, if you click on this link - https://starwarsintrocreator.kassellabs.io/ you can then adjust the text to fit your needs and then share the link with others.
I would recommend typing up the information in a Google Doc, Word, or somewhere you can refer back to just in case.
It is nice though because you can use the unique URL that is created for your creation and edit in the future. However, I do not know how long that URL will last. So please keep your work in a Doc.
Please note there also is a Game of Throne, Westworld, and Stranger Things Intro creator.
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 40 second YouTube tutorial.
Select the custom cursor extension and choose upload cursor
find your adjusted Bitmoji
Click on extension again and choose your Bitmoji
One last item to point out is that if you want to clear your Bitmoji cursor - select the extension and then choose the default cursor (looks like a power button in the upper right when you select the extension.
Embedded below is a 2 minute and second YouTube tutorial.
If your class is using Zoom for instruction of your class and you have a support teacher in your class and would like them to be able to visually work with the student in a one-on-one setting for a part of the time, try the following.
Name the meeting (I recommend the student's first name - but whatever works for you and your district).
Start the meet
Make sure the student has Google Meet set as a bookmark (choose star to right of url) or (Ctrl+Shift+D) or select the three dots in upper right and choose bookmark this tab.
Have the student join the Google Meet (remind the student to have a bookmark or someway to easily join and be able to re-join)
The support teacher and the student can now work together
the student can show work they are doing
the student and support teacher can chat if necessary one-on-one
They can leave the Meet and re-enter the Zoom
Embedded below is a minute and second YouTube tutorial showing what it looks like in a Zoom meeting from the teacher's point-of-view as well as what it looks like from the student's point-of view when in a Google Meet.
Apologies as the Chromebook I was using did not allow for Screencastify to load so my daughter had to shoot the video with my phone. 📱 😀
Of course there may be other ways and I would love to hear them.
If you are using Xtramath to have your students practice their basic facts below you will see two ways that students can log on.
1. As long as students are logged on to their Google account (they can always look in the upper right in Chrome and see if they are logged on.
They can then select sign in with Google
Type in the teacher's email address
Name as the teacher typed it in (typically first name)
This will then sync Google with Xtramath so they can just select sign in with Google and not have to always type in email, name, and pin.
2. Students can select sign in and type in teacher's email, name as teacher typed it in, as well as pin. Depending on the type of device (this can be frustrating) it may (or may not) keep them logged in on the device.
Embedded below is a 3 minute and 30 second YouTube tutorial showing from teacher and student point of view.
So it's the end of the day and you have a bunch of tabs that you want to re-open the next time you open your computer. Well, there are always multiple ways to do this. I created a 1:46 second YouTube tutorial showing you the three ways followed by descriptions below.
1. One way is to open up your settings in Google Chrome, scroll down to
Choose Continue where you left off
2. Another way is to right click (or Ctrl + Shift + D) on an open area to the right of your last open tab and choose Bookmark All Tabs. You can then Name this folder as you like.
3. Of course there are other ways, but the third one is using Wakelet's Chrome extension.
I was working in a library and this guy comes up to me and asks, “Do you have a bookmark?”
I said, “Yes, we have hundreds, but my name’s Brad.”
There are so many updates available - the main one that I love is the ability to add a split screen to your whiteboard when recording.
Embedded below I take you through creating a Group, topic, settings, as well as assigning to Google Classroom and what it looks like from a student point-of-view and then again what a teacher sees when a response has been submitted.