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 February 2023!
Check availability across multiple calendars – this update to Google Calendar is great for anyone who uses the appointment schedule feature.
Legacy Google Workspace plans are expiring – There are a lot of districts using a legacy pricing model for Google Workspace that is set to expire at the end of 2023. You need to start planning your next move!
Google’s response to Chat GPT – it looks like Google is preparing to release a competitor to the popular AI bot Chat GPT.
Using Chat GPT as a teacher – Getting useful content from Chat GPT is all about asking the right question in the right way. This blog post from Erin Flannagan provides some helpful tips for getting better responses from Chat GPT to help with common classroom tasks.
Amazing Student Artwork – Canadian art teacher Emma Cottier has been sharing fantastic artwork created by her students in Google Drawing. If you want to be impressed, give Emma a follow!
Today's student designs that have blown my mind!! Geometric art inspired by the incredibly talented @Elyse_Dodge.🤗😍🤯 (Made with Google Draw- Gr. 8) @TheCobblestoneC @armstrongedtech @kmacewan1 @sarapostle @PaulMcKenzie18 @KyleGoy @SD63RoyalOak @mrshowell24 @BryonCar pic.twitter.com/VjmF3AqY25— EmmaCottier (@EmmaCottier) January 13, 2023
Sh1mmer – An anonymous group of students has discovered a (complicated) way to un-enroll school-owned Chromebooks.
Chromebook Academy – Registration is open for my NEW system admin workshop which explores best practices for selecting, deploying, and managing Chromebooks.
Celebrate black history – Google Arts & Culture has a rich library of resources that celebrate African American history from the underground railroad, to the civil rights movement, to art and music.
Google Forms Reading Log – Celebrate reading month in March setting a reading goal for your class or school. Use this Google form to track your progress all month long!
Need color inspiration? – If you want to use hip colors in your next form, presentation, or website, check out Coolors.co, a fun site that generates awesome color palettes!
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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