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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Explain Everything Examples

Here are a few links to some websites with ideas how to use Explain Everything in the classroom.

Hapara Highlights

Students are very good at having multiple tabs open when they are searching the web and online. Hapara Highlights enables you to see everything that your students are accessing online. For this to work they need to be:

  • logged into their Google Apps account
  • using Chrome

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Etap App and Google Summit

Etap has had a mobile app out for some time. It is quite good. However it has just been updated so that you can take the roll on it. Worth checking out.

In the holidays, Burnside High hosted the third Google Summit for Education. All of the presentations, with notes and resources, can still be accessed here. There are lots nuggets that will help you getting good with google


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Google Docs and Sheets

Voice typing was added to Google docs a few months ago. It works pretty smoothly. Might be assistance to some kids who are slow typers.

Al Ingam from Wainuiomata shares here how he uses google sheets to do his planning. Scroll down to the bottom of his blog post to see some examples.

And lastly, Google Chrome is used widely across our school. Below is a video on how to set up multiple accounts so that you can access multiple Google accounts at the same time. This might be useful so that you can access personal and work emails or so that you can access your class google account as well as you work account.

Another reason to set this up is that all of your bookmarks, extensions etc are all saved and synchronised so that we you log into another computer and use chrome, it will look the same.