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 May 2021!
Who edited this paragraph? – You can now right-click on text in Google Docs to see who made changes. This is much faster than sifting through revision history!
Google Forms now auto-saves!– Google is beta testing an auto-save feature for Forms. This is a big improvement for Forms and will make assessments even better.
10 Chromebook using Educators to follow – I was honored to be included on this list by Chrome Unboxed. Make sure you follow the other 9 teachers on the list!
College professor sparks heated debate about Google Docs – Google Docs has become the word processor of choice for Gen Z. Microsoft office is for “old people.”
Archive your Classroom Courses – It’s a good idea to archive your courses at the end of the year, but there is one super important thing you should do BEFORE you archive!
Transfer your Google data to a new account – Share this video with a high school senior to help them transfer data from their school account to a personal account. If you are a teacher transferring to a new district, check out this video on how to move your Google Classroom courses!
The Level 1 Google Educator exam has changed a LOT (2021 update) – Every year I take the L1 and L2 Google certification exams. I was surprised by how different the L1 test was this year.
Chrome extension manager – turn your extensions on/off without visiting the settings page with this super helpful utility!
Mathigon – This is a neat website filled with neat and unexpected ways to explore math.
End of year Google Slides portfolio – It’s been quite a year! Create a portfolio time-capsule with Google Slides. Check out these examples and templates!