Using Google Voice Typing in Docs With Elementary Students

Why Use Google’s Voice Typing Tool? Increased Endurance for Documenting Ideas Find and Correct Writing Mistakes Access Multiple Modalities – Audio & Visual Dictate in over 100 languages that can then be translated in English I explain Google’s Voice Typing Tool to kids by saying- “Did you know that you can talk to your computer and…

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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 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 Series- Revisited

Apparently, my latest blog posts have not been displaying correctly, particularly on mobile devices so here are the links to my last four posts. Hopefully, the repair has been made so that you can access my content better! Thank you for your patience. Chromebooks For Kids- Hyperdoc – Now on Amazon! Collaborating In Docs & Slides – Part…

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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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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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