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An update to a previous post (see below) features "Winter Magnetic Poetry" with Google Slides:


I just saw this idea from Shake Up Learning and think it's great for not only Halloween, but anytime! The basic idea is to add a background and then an assortment of text boxes or images on a Google Drawing that students can then move around (like refrigerator magnets 🙂 )


Image of Google Expeditions Bring your lessons to life.

Where would you like to take your students this year? Google Expeditions will expand your choices. You may check this spreadsheet to find available trips. You don't have to have a virtual reality viewer to use them, but if you are a teacher in Shelby County the kit will be coming to your school.

A big thank you to Karly Moura, for heradditional resources on her site: Google Expeditions


Everyone seems to struggle with integrating Google into their mathematics curriculum. Here is an article by Alice Keeler, a well-known technology innovator, entitled 60 Ways Math Teachers can use Google Classroom. Hopefully it will give you some ideas. 

We all love google for finding information - it just turns google20out that they've made some information SUPER easy to find! I mentioned using Google as a "Timer" or "5 minute timer" in a previous post, but this article suggests "flip a coin" or "roll a die" (perhaps when studying probability?) Don't bother locating an online dictionary when you can simply type "define [word]" and any type of conversion from units "ml in 3 oz" or "how many ounces in a pound" to "how many euros in a dollar." Let Google graph a line by entering the formula or find the area of a geometric shape. For younger children, try "what does the [animal] say." There are 20 different ways listed in this article that you'll want to check out, including a few that are just for fun, such as "do a barrel roll" or "zerg rush."

20 Instant Google Searches your Students Need to Know

photostodriveIn this day and age, the most popular camera is the one found on your phone! It is very easy to simply use your phone to take pictures of student work, but then the problem is moving it to your computer. While emailing is still an option, it is very simple to move one or more directly into your Google drive. You need to have the Google drive app installed on your device. Logic says that you would begin with your photo and move it to the drive, but that's not the way it works. Begin in your drive and then upload your photos or videos. I am including directions for doing this with an Apple device (iphone or ipad), but the process is very similar with an Android device.