Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Friendly Friday Advice Comes Early This Week!

If you are already using Twitter, or if you are new to micro-blogging, here's a sneak-peak at how and why you could craft your very own course hashtag with students:

The reason your Friendly Friday Advice is coming to you on a Wednesday is because we'd like to invite you to lurk or participate in Georgina's #gpersuwcsea debate happening Thursday and Friday.  Contact a DLC to support you, or follow the hashtag and connect with @georginapecas on Twitter.

Read about Michelle Lampinen's approach to using Twitter as a 'real-time' discussion tool here.

The debate amongst students will be live Block 4 Thursday and Block 2 Friday.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Digital Bytes - 26th September, 2016

Video Notes
Video Notes is a fantastic tool for students to take notes on videos that are online.
This step by step guide takes you through how to get started with video notes. You can sign in with your Google account and your notes are automatically stored in your Google Drive.
QR Codes
You have probably heard of QR Codes and maybe even used them before.
Two of the best free QR code generators are QR Stuff with allow you to link to 25 different things and QR Code Monkey which allows you to put a customized image in your QR Code. There are many ways to use QR Codes in the classroom like linking to audio books or even connecting to a Google folder of student work so you can update the content.
Screentime - Quality vs. Quantity

It attempts to answer the question, “Is it really about the time students spend in front of a screen, or the quality of things they do in front of the screen.”

Thursday, 22 September 2016

More Friendly Friday Advice

If you haven't explored Google Photos, this brief overview might entice you to check it out.  As always, should you have more questions, please book a DLC to help you out. Have a great weekend!


Monday, 19 September 2016

Digital Bytes 19th September 2016

Google Photos Features You Need to Know About
If you aren’t using Google Photos now, you should be.
Here are great features of Google Photos that you may not know about. My favourite is the ability to search by keyword. Try it out. Type a keyword like ‘writing’ into the search bar and you will see all the photos with people writing. It. Is. Amazing.
The 28 Best Hidden iOS10 Features Everyone Should Know

REMINDER: with our school devices, we are not yet updating to iOS10, but here is a sneak-preview of some of the coolest new features available.
20 Practical Ways to use Google Forms in Class/School

Do you have any to add to the list? We would love to collect more great examples!