Did you ever have Funfetti cake? I mean seriously…what is better than a Funfetti Cake with Funfetti frosting? This was my go-to in college, and I think I could eat a whole cake by myself! Funfetti cake is THAT good. Tech Tidbits are kind of like Funfetti, little sweet sprinkles that make something already good, even better…and even more colorful! This week, I’m focusing on some tech tidbits – pieces of Funfetti to brighten your day!
Adobe Spark – on your PHONE!
I mentioned Adobe Spark and our EDU Enterprise account in a past post. This is such an awesome platform that I need to mention it again. It is FREE FOR SCHOOLS (premium version) and it allows you to do so much. The app on my phone allowed me to easily drop in photos and videos. Then I could access it on my computer and manipulate the slides. Take a look below at Sherri’s AWESOME math class that I was able to use footage from to create a Spark Video!
The Spark Webpage option is also AMAZING! Check it out here, this is an Adobe Spark Webpage explaining Adobe Spark! Reach out if you want to use this tool!
Google Updates – HUGE
Talk about EXTRA sprinkles… There are two HUGE updates coming (among others) to our favorite Google Apps. First, Gmail will have a “schedule send” feature AND Slides is FINALLY getting the ability to have sound files running throughout the presentation WITHOUT a workaround!!! These updates will roll out over the next two weeks so check for them and expect to see a video from me on how to use these awesome new updates!
Google Snake with Geography??!!
Oh HELLO, YES!! Remember your very first Cell Phone Game, on your awesome Nokia with the cool custom cover and colorful buttons? I had a bright unicorn cover ( I know you’re shocked by this, right?). Well, Google just released Snake BUT with a geography focus. You can capture various landmarks all over the world! Just a little piece of Funfetti!
Get through your Wall!
This video is POWERFUL! Thank you Amy Schleinkofer for sharing! This is a good watch for both teachers and students.
Tip of the Week: Positive Sign Thursday
Have you heard of #PositiveSignThursday? It’s a REAL thing created by another teacher, in another state, but it’s spreading across Massachusetts! Check out the # on Twitter! A few of us have been doing it here! The idea is we all use the same sign. On Thursdays, we post the sign and pictures with our kids and each other! It adds a little sunshine and spreads a positive message. Check out my friend Marty, now principal in Norton and his news story about Positive Sign Thursday here. See Megan McGovern’s posts (using Adobe Spark) below on Positive Sign Thursday here in EB!!! If you want to join us click here! Simply look at the date of the sign in the speaker notes, print, take a pic, and post with the #PositiveSignThursday!
What’s your “Funfetti”? Reach out!
Take Care Everyone!