Jan 28, 2019
Matt and Kasey share ideas, sites, and tools other than those made by Google that plays nicely with Google for an enhanced teaching and learning experience.
Padlet and Sites - gather feedback through an embedded Padlet wall, post, and share work, e-portfolios, add other media to Padlet wall to demonstrate learning without having to separately add pages, etc., Use as an embedded class blog, not perfect, but easier than using Sites alone.
Canva and Sites/Slides/Forms- (Just received a major update!) Create images for your projects and creations, restaurant menus into learning menus, blog post images, flyers, brochures, headers for your forms and sites, greeting cards.
Mike Mohammad (Wisconsin) -- Make a classroom calendar. On one side of Slide, what we’re doing that day, another side: that week. Daily part changes, weekly part stays the same. New week: new slide. Better than a paper handout bc can publish and embed in a Google Site or Canvas LMS. Can link anything on schedule directly (turn in assignment, instructions, comments). bit.ly/moschedule
Kyle Anderson (Nevada) -- Keep and Forms in IEP process. A student with upcoming IEP: things have to do in Google Keep (date, send notices for parents, steps in writing it). Can use reminder function to set up in Calendar to notify when he has to complete steps. Forms: gather info for the process, send out a form to parent for details, to teachers to gather info on student, accommodations, to the student on info that will help them out best.