Saturday, 25 February 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Google is great and getting better and better.
Did you know you can change the size of a slide in Google Slides to build an eBook?
STEP ONE: Go to file, and select 'Page Setup'
STEP TWO: select 'custom' and resize your slide
STEP THREE: edit your book, set up a template and share: you can now collaboratively co-author an eBook
While there isn’t an automatic table of contents generator you can build this in yourself.
You can link your table of contents to the slide/page by going to Insert>Link and then simply select the slide number.
If you would like to print a hard copy, remember that you can always save your Google Presentation as a PDF, this option is under FILE.
But wait, there's more...
You don't have to start from scratch. SlidesCarnival has an amazing assortment of templates, just like this one.
Make a copy of any template, and follow the directions above to resize and off you go.
I need great images, but I find attribution a bit tricky...
Use Pexels--wonderful free to download images, no attribution necessary--and you can modify or edit images as needed (read more on that here).
Here's a sample image from their collection:
Monday, 20 February 2017
Kindness: A Lesson Plan
The folks at Edutopia have put together another great article on ways of incorporating more kindness into your classroom. With detailed suggestions and resources, you are bound to get some new ideas to enhance your personal and social education lessons.
We could all use a little more kindness in our lives.
Starter Questions for Seesaw reflection
During a twitter chat on the weekend about portfolios, one of the teachers shared a padlet of questions prompts and sentence starters that students can use for reflection. Sometimes, reflections can become “same-y” and a little stale. Why not refresh your reflections with this padlet?
Spreadsheet Activities for Every Subject
Monday, 13 February 2017
Apple recently launched their Apple Teacher programme - a series of self-paced professional development modules for educators. Gain badges which help move you to becoming an Apple Teacher for Mac and/or for iPad.
Commenting in Google Docs
Take your commenting in Google Docs to the next level. Many people know that you can leave written comments but did you know that you can leave voice comments, video comments and hand-written comments too? To do this, you will need to use some Chrome Extensions. This article take you through the process one step at a time.
Why Drawing Needs to be a Curriculum Essential
This article from the Guardian explains how images are a primary visual language and we need to create images and also be able to understand them.