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!)
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Here are my top 10 links for October 2022!
Updates from the cloud next conference – Cloud Next is an annual conference hosted by Google that focuses on improvements to cloud computing, which includes Google Workspace. There were a handful of interesting announcements made during the conference:
- Speaker spotlight for Slides (beta launching in 2023)
- Custom building blocks for Docs (coming later this year)
- Smart chips for Google Sheets (available now!)
- Third party smart chips (coming in 2023)
Deploy Chrome apps by group – Google admins can now make an app or extension available to specific users in a Google Group.
Certified ChromeOS Administrator – Google is now offering a certification program for Chromebook admins. The certification exam is free for the next 12 months!
Editing audio from your Chromebook – audio editing is a tough task on a Chromebook, but there are options! Here are three of my favorites.
Easy accent marks – This simple Chrome extension makes it easier to access non-standard keyboard characters for Spanish, French, German, and hundreds of other languages.
Google Classroom discussion questions – There are lots of interesting ways you can use the discussion feature in Google Classroom. Here are 6 of my favorites.
Google Trend Halloween Predictions – Google Trends is a fascinating resource for observing local, national, and global trends. If you teach psychology, statistics, or government, this is a resource you should use in your classroom!
Carve a digital pumpkin – Carve up your favorite gourd using Google Slides!
Halloween Choice board – this fun selection of classroom-friendly activities is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students.
Trick-or-Treat fitness challenge – PE teachers, I’ve got something for you as well! This Halloween-themed fitness challenge was designed by Justin Cahill from Atlanta, GA.
What awesome resource did I miss?
Got something that’s too cool not to share? Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram (@jrsowash). I’m always on the hunt for interesting and useful resources!
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