10 helpful links you should visit!
As part of my daily routine, I scan dozens of blogs, visit a handful of Facebook groups and skim through Twitter. The goal: find the most helpful resources, tools, and articles that I can share with my teacher friends (that’s you!)
Here are my top 10 links for July 2020!
- Using Graph Paper to teach art & develop math skills– This is a great blog post by Alice Aspinall on how you can secretly teach math through fun art projects.
- Minecraft is coming to Chromebooks – Microsoft opened a beta program for testing their new Minecraft Education Edition which will run on a Chromebook. There are a lot of hoops to jump through to get this to work, so only venture in if you have some time on your hands.
- Google Confirms new features for Meet – Background blur, mute-all, and breakout rooms are coming “soon” to Google Meet.
- Google Certified Coach Program – if you coach teachers on how to use technology in the classroom you should check out this NEW certification program.
- Link to a specific portion of a webpage – Google released a handy Chrome Extension that makes it easy to point someone to a specific portion of a web page. It even highlights the text you want to emphasize!
- The Anywhere School 2020 – Google is planning a special back-to-school event in August. Details are sparse right now…RSVP to attend (free).
- The best ELA tools for your classroom – in this blog post I share my favorite web-based ELA tools for helping students become strong readers and writers.
- Voice-comments to Google Docs and Classroom – Mote is a free Chrome extension that makes it easy to provide verbal feedback to students.
- Archive last year’s Google Classroom courses – this short video explains how to return old student work and archive your courses so that you can start fresh in the fall.
- Google Earth turns 15 – to celebrate, Google shared 15 creative ways that people have used Google Earth imagery.