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

 Tip #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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Start Your Year With Google Chrome Basics for Kids

Google Chrome Basics For Kids According to the New York Times, a reported 7 million Chromebooks were delivered to schools across the United States in 2016. So hopefully, you were one of those fortunate teachers that now have this amazing device available to you to transform your teaching. Chromebooks are more than just an easy…

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How to Safely Play YouTube Videos in Your Classroom

How many times have you found a great video resource on YouTube to match a lesson you were teaching only to find that the suggested videos along the right-hand column and comments below the video were either inappropriate or just downright distracting? Well, I found a great way to remedy this problem! Viewpure.com ViewPure is free and basically, displays…

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Chrome Squad- Elementary Edition (Part 5) Finally Coming Together- Using an Interactive Chromie Bootcamp Chart

Finally Coming Together- Using an Interactive Chromie Bootcamp Chart My ebook/Hyperdoc– “Chromebooks for Kids- Training Your Elementary Chrome Squad”  was created to better transition elementary students from iPads to the ever popular Chromebooks. It is a Step-By-Step comprehensive guide for teachers to share with their students learning to use Google tools on Chromebooks in a…

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Chrome Squad- Elementary Edition (Part 4) Skills to Begin, Name Badges & Earning Gems

Skills and Resources Necessary to Begin Now that my small group of 10 3rd grade Chromies understand our goals and expectations, it was time for the fun part to begin! We needed to focus on the details of what skills we should start working on together based on our own observations and classroom teacher input. It was…

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Chrome Squad- Elementary Edition (Part 3) Where to Begin With Students and Staff?

   Chrome Squad Selection Done, Now What? As with any new initiative, there are many pieces to gather and then there’s finding the best working solution for each of those pieces. I knew I was on to something with this “Chrome Squad” idea when I saw the excitement on my students’ faces but overwhelmed expressions…

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Digital Citizenship Lesson and Assessment For Kids Using Brain Pop Jr. and Kahoot!

Internet safety is a huge concern for parents when talking about integration of technology in our classrooms. As a result, this can cause a great deal of stress to us as teachers if we are not confident in our own understanding of utilizing new technology. In my own experience, I have spoken to many parents…

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