Happy November Everyone!
I hope you’ve had a GREAT week! I’ve seen some great tech this week in classrooms, including the Cardboard Challenge down at the Middle School! What a FANTASTIC week to be a Viking! Check out some pretty cool tech integration below, and let me know if you want to “make some waves” in your classroom by trying some new tech tools! You can find my contact information in the “Contact” tab of the blog! Happy reading!
Google Maps adds Planets and Moons 🔭 🌕 🌏 🛰
Now, instead of just showing pictures of the planets, let the students travel there through Google Maps! This is really neat because you can zoom in, see craters, gasses, and features of every planet and moon that Google Maps has to offer. These are real photos of the planets and moons. Read about this latest update from Google about this cool new feature of Maps (click here)! Play with Google Maps by clicking here.
Google Slides – Photo Slideshow Add-on 📸 ➕
Perfect timing Google! Just as I was gathering all of the MASSCUE photos, Google Slides came out with a new add-on that easily creates photo slideshows. These slideshows are also EASILY embedded into Google Sites. If you are one of the many wonderful teachers in our district who takes many pictures of students and wants a place to put them, this is a great option! See the how-to video below!
MASSCUE PHOTOS 2017 📷
Thank you to everyone who sent me photos! I used the Google Add-On referenced above to create this slideshow. You need to click the right arrow, and then play button to get it started 🙂
ASSISTive tech tools: 2 new ones to try! 💡 💡
I tried a few new tools recommended by Eric Curts on his blog, this week. I found two of them to be pretty good. Resoomer and Auto Highlight both assist in summarizing articles found on the web. Resoomer will cut the article down to the most important 30% (or so) of information and Auto Highlight will leave the article in its entirety, but highlight the most important points. Paired with a screen reader (like Select and Speak), these tools would greatly assist a nonreader in understanding grade level material.
Thank you for allowing me to be a small piece of your awesomeness!
Erin Fisher 🐟 🐟 🐟