High Tech Parent Communication

High Tech Parent Communication

Nov 26, 2012 | No Comments

All educators can agree that good communication with your students’ parents can go a long way to creating a more successful classroom. Studies show that keeping an open line of communication can increase student achievement and positive behavior, give the teacher a better understanding of student needs, and give parents an overall more positive view […]

Translate Your Classroom Blog with Google

Translate Your Classroom Blog with Google

Apr 1, 2012 | No Comments

Many of you are probably aware of Google translate. If not, it is a very basic site (from the visitor’s end at least) in which you can type in a word or phrase in one language and it will translate it to another. Very¬†convenient¬†for teachers who have English language learners in their class, especially when […]

Assessing Google Doc Assignments

Assessing Google Doc Assignments

Mar 12, 2012 | No Comments

What is the best way to grade an electronic Google doc? Using comments, of course! The ability to comment on all of the Google Docs apps is a wonderful tool for proofreading, leaving feedback, and simply grading. Below is a short tutorial video on how to use commenting to grade student work. It goes hand-in-hand […]

Save Paper – Create Electronic Assignments in Google Docs

Save Paper – Create Electronic Assignments in Google Docs

Mar 12, 2012 | No Comments

Since we became a Google Apps school a couple of years ago, I’ve envisioned my classroom with 25 students all working on their own computers completing activities and assignments in electronic format. Now that my district is nearing our 1 to 1 computer to student initiative, I really see this as reality. I have now […]

Google Drawing in the Classroom

Google Drawing in the Classroom

Mar 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

With the addition of the drawing feature in google docs, students can now create drawings for homework or classroom activities. The video below shows how to create a Google drawing with venn diagrams and word webs as two examples of classroom use. This is a great way to incorporate technology in the classroom if you […]