Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Google Cast for Education in 

Your Google Apps

Do you want to share your Chromebook to your Smartboard or have students share their Chromebook to your Smartboard? 

This way you or students can easily show the whole class what is on their Chromebook screens.   

All of us now have Google Cast for Education in our Apps.  

(You can cast your Chromebook to your  computer screen.)

If you are interested in setting this up, please email me and I can help you do this.  This is a perfect time for me to help you because Kim will be student teaching for the next few weeks.

Benchmark TradeBook Read Alouds

Are you looking for Recommended Trade Book Read-Alouds 
for Specific Metacognitive Strategies?

Remember that we have entered these Benchmark strategies into our computer system so that when you search for the strategy in our system you will find the books that we have that go with that strategy.

"Ask Questions"
"Determine Text Importance"
"Summarize & Synthesize"
"Make Connections"
"Fix-up Monitoring"

Click HERE 
to get to Eagle Lake's Library Book Catalog Online to search for the 
books with these specific strategies.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chromebooks in the Classroom Ideas

This is a site that has a ton of ideas for Chromebooks in the classroom.  Please know that not all of these sites have been vetted so if you want to use something, be sure to use the app request form.

Education Chrome App Store

Teachers, did you know that there is an Education Chrome App Store? 
The Education Store Apps are already Vetted by Google. Students cannot add these apps to their Chromebooks, but teachers can request apps to be added to specific Student Grade Levels (6-12), or School Chromebook Carts by buildings. 

How do I get there? 
First, go to the Chrome Web Store
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Second, scroll down to 'Categories' drop down and select 'Education'
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Also, you can narrow down your choices, like 'Free' or 'Runs Offline'

Keep in mind that some Apps start Free and then have paid 'Premium Features.' Some have limited trials as well. You would need to find a funding source to add 'Premium Content.' 

Browse away, give a few apps a try this year! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Do you want some new ideas for presentation templates for you or your students to choose from? Try SlideCarnival!
Make sure you are logged into your Google Account
Choose the template you want to use

File > Make a Copy and edit away!  

Your students will enjoy viewing and using the new templates! They add a few a month. Try it out.
Now you can use any emoji as an icon in Google!
And it resizes without losing quality and you can change the color.

Nothing that you have to do to get them there.  They are just there.  In teacher and student accounts. 
How? Follow these Google instructions https://twitter.com/googledocs/status/730087240156643328

Nothing that you have to do to get them there.  They are just there.  In teacher and student accounts.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Learn 360 

Have you checked out Learn 360 lately?  Here is a link that has some new titles that were added in November.