Tuesday, January 15, 2019


draw.io is free online diagram software for making flowcharts, venn diagrams, timelines and diagrams that save in your Google Drive!  The charts can be exported in numerous formats including .jpeg and .pdf as well as embedded in websites!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

MIT Blossoms

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies).  On Blossoms you can find free math and science video segments that include a teacher’s guide, downloadable handouts, and a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic.  The lessons are designed for High School students, but the videos are interesting!


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Quick and Easy Video with your Chromebook's Camera App!

The camera app on our Chromebooks has been updated with  a webcam feature!  The videos and pictures you take are saved on your Chromebook in Files>downloads.  They can be easily moved to your Google Drive and then shared with others, used in a WeVideo project or uploaded to Schoology!

To find your camera app or your downloads use the launcher button on the bottom left of your screen.

Choose whether you want to take a photograph (white circle) or a video (video camera button).

VIew your photos or videos in the gallery or in your downloads!


Friday, October 26, 2018

Schoology- Duplicate an entire course

If you teach a new class each quarter you may want to get all your materials into your new class in one fell swoop!

Go to the class that just ended and click the options button at the top of the screen.

When you choose Save Course to Resource, Schoology will drop a folder packed with all your materials into your Resources.

Then you can "copy to course" that folder to your new class!

It is imported still packed in the folder, so you will have to unpack it!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Adobe Spark Student Log in

Adobe Spark now has an education version for children under 13.  To Access it, have the students click Log in and choose the "Log in with school account option.... NOT the Continue with Google.

They will have to put their email in (possibly two times) and password.   

Spark is an awesome, quick way to create posters and videos.  Click HERE for 7 quick steps to create a movie and some classroom ideas for using Spark.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Flippity Random Name Generator

Creating your custom Random Name Generator is easy with Flippity!  

Once created, it just takes a click of a button to put your students into groups, teams, lines or even generate a random seating chart!

Sample:  https://www.flippity.net/rp.asp?k=19p4btzklHegRzF1gnoGl4bTziVEl12SO-oLyOJ0K8RU

1.  Make a copy of the template
2.  Replace the student names on the spreadsheet with your students' names
3.  Click File>Publish to the Web>Publish
4. Click the Get the Link Here, click the link and bookmark your random name generator!