Thursday, May 5, 2016

Resource Roundup 5.5.16


Subscribe to the U. S. Department of Education Newsletter, by Alice Keeler
I didn't know that the Ed Department produces a newsletter. Did you?

Explain VR Virtual Zoo - Animals in Virtual Reality, from Free Tech for Teachers
Have your students use your Google Cardboard with this app to learn about animals in virtual reality.


17 Chrome Extensions for You, by Alice Keeler
Admittedly, I haven't tried all of these extensions. Are there any on this list that you use or love? Or any that you recommend we stay away from?

Google Apps for Education

Google Classroom:  Make Everything an Assignment, by Alice Keeler
The advantage to using assignments (instead of announcements) for everything is that assignments allow a private conversation between you and a student about his/her work.

Giving Thanks (and Time Back) to Teachers with New Updates to Google Classroom, from the Google for Education blog
Learn how to "schedule" assignments and announcements AND read about the exciting updates coming in the fall that will allow you to keep parents in the educational loop! You'll find step-by-step instructions for scheduling assignments and announcements here.

How to Use the New Q & A and Laser Pointer Features of Google Slides, from Free Tech for Teachers
Now your audience can ask questions during your Slides presentation for a more interactive experience. See how this works in the Slides app. Also, you now have access to a laser pointer as you present.

Friday Food Flash

The Best Chocolate Cupcakes, from Lulu the Baker
I can't wait to try these!

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