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 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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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 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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