Teaching Kids to Use Images in Google – Understanding Copyright, Fair Use & Attribution

Google Basics Series Introduction – “Working With Images” In this Google Basics series, “Working With Images” we will walk through the four steps kids need to follow when using images in their digital work: Find Copyright Safe Images Edit Images Save or insert image into Doc or Slide Share Images But First, Explaining Copyright Safe…

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Google Basics For Kids- 4 Steps to Sharing in Google Docs and Slides- Step 4 – “Where Will The Link To My Doc Be Available?”

Sharing in Google Docs & Slides Step 4- Where Will The Link To My Doc Be Available For Others? I want to thank you for the remarkable feedback I have been getting on my “Google Basics” series. As I suspected, there are so many of us working with younger students that are new to Google…

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Google Basics For Kids- 4 Steps to Sharing in Google Docs and Slides – Step 3 – “How Will Collaborators Use My Doc?”

Step 3 – How Will Collaborators Use My Doc? As mentioned in my previous post, setting up editing permissions can be a tricky step for our younger students. I introduce this concept to my students by simulating the same scenario with a paper copy. I ask a student to go get a paper from our…

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Google Basics For Kids- 4 Steps to Sharing in Google Docs and Slides – Step 2 – “Who Will I Share With?”

Step 2- Who Will I Share With? Sharing in Google Docs and Slides can be confusing for our younger students. So, I decided to begin a four-part series helping you walk your students through the four basic steps of sharing their digital work in G Suite. My previous post was the first in this series,…

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Google Basics For Kids- 4 Steps to Sharing in Google Docs and Slides – Step 1 – “What Doc Will I Share?”

  Step 1 – What Doc Will I Share? Teaching young children to use G Suite has its challenges. One reoccurring skill that I have noticed my kids struggling to understand is how to share digital work with others. Last year, I felt like I was repeating the same instructions on how to share over…

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Google Basics for Kids – Collaborating in Docs and Slides Series – Part 3 “Working Together”

Step #3- Working Together So far in this Teaching Kids to Collaborate Series, we have discussed the first two steps: Set-Up Rules– Most importantly, don’t erase others’ work and use the “Undo” command.        2. Assign Student Work – Color code assigned font for small groups and use an index slide for larger group…

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Google Basics for Kids – Collaborating In Docs & Slides Series Part 2 “Assign Student Work”

 Step #2 – Assign Student Work- Small & Large Groups In my last post, I began a three part series on teaching our younger students to collaborate when completing a digital task. The first tip I mentioned in last week’s post, was to “Set Up the Rules” and procedures. My two most important rules:  Instruct your students…

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Google Basics for Kids – Collaborating in Docs and Slides Series – Part 1 “Set Up Rules”

  Tip #1 – Set Up Clear Rules We all know how important it is to give explicit directions to our younger students on exactly how to respectfully work together in the classroom. However, working together in the digital world has its unique properties. When face to face with others, students need to learn how…

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Chromebooks For Kids Training Hyperdoc – Now Available on Amazon!

“Chromebooks For Kids” Now Available on Amazon! Do you have Chromebooks in your classroom but not quite sure how to teach your students to use them? Would you like a “Fast Track” way to build a paperless workflow using your new Chromebooks? “Chromebooks For Kids – Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad ($39.99 on Amazon)” is…

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