Friday, April 28, 2017

May Newsletter

Pesky Emails from Google Classroom

Are your kids complaining about getting tons of emails and notifications from Google Classroom? Or worse, is your Gmail full of things you'll have to read in Classroom anyways? If so, simply turn off your notifications.  Go to your hallway/hot dog, settings and turn off "Send Email Notifications".

iOS Directions

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Get out of your seat!

If you are having behavior problems in class, kids seem to be using electronics inappropriately, or you are tired of kids talking....get out of your seat and move in the classroom. An idea to monitor your movement during the day how many steps do you get on your Fit bit? Find an average and was I interacting with my kids and did I have proximity while they working, or did I stay in my seat and "tell" them what to do. I bet as you increase your steps your student behavior will also increase.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Podcasts, pups and getting fit

With the warm weather sneaking in I love to take my pup for walks and take pictures...then edit them in the Prisma App. My goal this year is to earn t-shirts from while listening to educational podcasts. Here is a great list to kick start your walks and learning. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Drawings as a webpage

My awesome colleague, Ann Brucker, taught me that if you change everything at /pub in a published Google Drawing to say preview you have a webpage. Boom! This video is pretty small so might have to zoom in.

Mobile G Suite keeps improving

Everyone knows I love Google but I also love how it works on iOS. Excited to share with pre-service teachers at MSUB in a couple of weeks!  New additions I've added in the last month are Expeditions and Google Scholar.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Excited for our last KILT

KILT, Kids Integrating and Learning Technology is one of the favorite things our TIS team does! We'll be sending home this flyer with our little munchkins after we go on our Easter Egg Hunt! Can't wait!