Hello! I miss you! 🐟 🐟 🐟
I hope everyone is doing well this summer! We still have a good amount of time left, but as my title says, August feels like the Sunday of summer for us teachers! We start to feel school looming and it’s both exciting, and a little sad, at the same time. Spending my summer away from Twitter, away (some) from the computer, and WITH my children is amazing. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! However, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for my own children this year, as well as the children of East Bridgewater as they continue to learn and grow. As my own children change, so does the world around us, including educational tech! Check out my post below for a few of the bigger changes! Also, a gift for you – this great video by John Spencer, made for teachers like you!
MAJOR GOOGLE UPDATES
This is a great presentation, by Meagan Kelly (see her blog here), of ALL of the major Google Updates – including LOCKED QUIZZES!!!! Coming soon you can LOCK a Google Form and students cannot access the internet! Pretty awesome stuff! See these updates and more in the slides below.
Flipgrid is now FREE!
Well, it’s free now for teachers! We get ALL ACCESS, longer videos that you can download, unlimited grids, and much more! Flipgrid is a great way to collect video from anyone, in a safe, fun format! Check out the article here: https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006038413-Flipgrid-is-now-free-for-all-educators-
Here are some great ideas from Matt Miller of how you could use FlipGrid in the classroom! Read about it here!
Stop Teaching like Technology Doesn’t Exist
This article is a great post about how a teacher was trying to fit technology into already existing lessons. Sometimes it just doesn’t work. It’s a pretty good read. Click here to check it out!
Stay Tuned! I’ll be doing another post on GREAT first-week-of-school Tech Activities to get to know your students!
Enjoy these last few weeks, no one deserves it more than you! 😘