New Google Basics Series – Using Google Drawings For Creative Content Projects

Google Drawings- My New BFF! Google Drawings is one of my favorite apps in G Suite. You can access it from inside your Google Drive from either your Chrome Web Browser or the Drive App using the “NEW” tab. If you use an iPad you can install the Google Drive app to only view Drawings, though (at this time) it is not possible…

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How to Use Technology to Get Kids Interested in STEM

Welcome Guest Post: Teach.com How to Use Technology to Get Kids Interested in STEM Schools are focusing on STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – more than ever before. The emphasis is highly justifiable, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics has described STEM careers as the “jobs of tomorrow” and one report has…

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An “Ah-Ha!” Moment Using My Favorite Text To Speech For Emergent Readers in G Suite

“Text To Speech” Can Be a Game Changer for Many Kids (& Teachers too!) This post is the fifth in my “Using Google Voice Tools” Series. In this blog post series, we will have talked about three creative ways in which Google has woven Voice Tools into its suite of apps and how I am currently using…

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Christmas Around the World – “Read To Me” Research For Elementary Using Google Chrome

3 Easy Steps to Independent Cultural Research for Low-Level Readers I thought it would be a good idea to offer a practical way to try out Google’s amazing “Text-To-Speech” capabilities using a holiday resource to plug into for your Cultural Social Studies unit since we are in the middle of a blog series exploring how…

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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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Using Google Voice Tools With Elementary Students- Introduction

If Google Was a Super Hero, I Am Pretty Sure That Voice Tools Would Be It’s Super Power! Technology allows us to accomplish things that have never been accomplished before and using Google’s speech-to-text capabilities, our children are now able to transpose their ideas from verbal expression into text form. This is a huge bonus in…

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