Learn how to access (computer & mobile device) and add Tasks in Gmail with this video. Tasks can help you manage your ToDo list for work or home.
This video will show you how to improve your Google Slides presentation by using Master to edit slide layouts as well as using Audience Tools to increase Audience Participation when you are presenting.
Learn how Book Creator Free (iPad App) can take class activities from Substitution/Augmentation to Modification/Redefinition.
T24T Issue 14 - 02.15.17 Moving Up the SAMR Ladder with Apple's One Best Thing iBooks, Gmail Signature, and Google Forms File Upload
Apple's One Best Thing iBooks are great resources when learning how to move your activities up the SAMR ladder. Take your students from substitution/augmentation to modification or redefinition. This video will show you how to access the One Best Thing Collection on an iPad.
This video will show you how to add a customized Gmail signature while working on a computer or iPad/iPhone.
Google Forms has added a Question Type - File Upload. Learn how to use this question type to enhance your formative assessments.
T24T Issue 13 02.07.17 - 5sGIF (Formative Assessments Made Easy!), Archiving in Gmail, Google Browser's Incognito Window
Have your students use the 5sGIF App to create short formative assessments that save you time grading. It promotes critical thinking by making the students summarize and find a creative way to express their understanding. It is fun and engaging for all! More information can be found within my new section on Student Learning, In the Spotlight.
Learn how to manage your Gmail easier by using Archiving instead of deleting. Archiving allows you access to the email, but takes it out of your Inbox. Check out these videos for archiving on a computer or mobile device.
By using Google Browser's Incognito Window, it can save you frustration when dealing with multiple accounts. Check out this video to learn how to use the Incognito Window.
T24T Issue 12 - 01.30.17 Gmail Split Screen Take 2, Accessing the PLC Folder on iPad, Printing on Less Pages in Adobe Acrobat, and Safari Reader View
I have 4 videos this week because one is a "redo". There was one thing that I was missing in last week's Gmail Split Screen that caused some people not to see this as an option. Therefore, I fixed my omission and wanted to share the new version with you. I also have 3 more new videos to help you Take 2 4 Tech. Have a great week!
Here is my "redo" of using Gmail's Split Screen. Use Split Screen to allow you split your gmail screen between incoming emails and the viewing of one specific email.
Teachers that are still having a hard time accessing the PLC folders on their iPad need to watch this video to learn how to easily access this important folder while on their iPad.
Do you want to print a PDF, but save paper? This video will show you how to print multiple pages to one sheet while using the Adobe Acrobat Reader on a computer.
Learn how to use Safari's Reader View on an iPad, iPhone, or MacBook to enhance your reading experience when reading articles. This video is helpful for both staff and students to learn how to take the clutter away from an article as well as reformatting the background, font, and size of text.
Use the gmail split screen (horizontal or vertical) to better manage your gmail on an internet browser. This video will show you how to set this up and modify if necessary.
Dropbox can be a valuable tool for storing and sharing files. Dropbox for iPad has been updated. This video will walk student and teachers through the basics of how to use the iOS App, including how to view files offline (without wifi).
Gizmos on the iPad or computer are available to all Wayland Math & Science Teachers teaching grades 3 -12. These simulations are valuable tools that help engage students. Check out this video to see how Gizmos work. If you need help setting up Gizmos for your class, just schedule a time to meet with Cheryl to see how easy it can be at cherylwilson.youcanbook.me.
The 10th issue includes videos about utilizing your own Personal Assistant (Siri), Using Dictation in the Notes App, and Uploading Videos to YouTube and adding Closed Captioning.
Would you like a Personal Assistant? Siri may be just the tool you need. Siri can do things like setting and running a timer as well as adding reminders. Learn more about how Siri can help you save time.
The Dictation Feature in the Notes App can be a great tool for teachers and students. Learn how dictation can be made simple and easy on iPads and iPhones.
Uploading videos to YouTube can be easier than you think. I have recently changed to uploading my videos on YouTube for various reasons:
This issue starts with a Star and ends with OER. Hopefully these videos will save you some time and teach you how to be a good digital citizen!
Google's Star Feature will help you to find folders and files in Drive faster. It also can help you find emails faster in Gmail. Watch this video to find out how the Star can help you! This video is for staff and students.
OER - Open Educational Resources is a new buzzword that educators should be familiar with. Here is a definition that I found from OER Commons:
Creative Commons is licensing that lets you know if something is OER. This video will show you how to use Creative Commons to search for images that do not violate copyright laws. In addition, I show you how to search Google Images for these types of images as well. Be a good digital citizen and find Creative Commons resources! This video is for staff and students.
Use OpenEd.com to find OER materials for your classroom!
Take2↝4Tech V1 I8 11.30.16: Trashing Email & Searching for Trashed Emails, Google Apps Offline, Changing Email Subscriptions/Preferences, #Hashtags - Using without a Twitter account
Today I have 4 time-saving videos included below with brief descriptions. If you ever want to access any of the previous Take 2 4 Tech's please look at my previous posts (below this one). Thanks for watching!
What happens to your trashed gmails? How can I find emails that I know are somewhere in my account? Watch this video to learn more.
Learn how to use Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides without a wifi connection by watching this video. It can help you prevent loss of your work. This video is for both staff and students.
This video will show you how to unsubscribe from an email list and also change email subscription preferences (like your email address).
How can an educator use a hashtag? Watch this video to find out how to search without a twitter account.
Here is the article with educational hashtags: The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Education
Take2↝4Tech V1 I7 11.15.16 - Workstation Changes, Notes in iCloud, Hiding Labels in Gmail, and Wayland is having a Playdate!
Taking the time to personalize your workstation can help you efficiently access programs and websites faster as well as aesthetically enhance your experience while working on the computer.
This video will show you how to change your desktop background and set a screensaver.
This video will show you how to move desktop icons, add program icons, and add programs to your Start Menu or Task bar.
This video will show you how to make an internet site shortcut on the desktop of your computer.
This video will show you how to create drawings and use dictation in the Notes App on iOS devices.
This video will show you how to hide a label (folder) that you have created in Gmail. The folder will still be there, but will not show up in the top portion of your Mailbox. It will show up in the lower portion of your mailbox, below Categories. This can help you better manage your more important labels (folders) by cleaning up your mailbox.
Wayland is having a Playdate on March 25, 2017! Come join this "unconference" where we will explore different technology tools that you can use in your classroom. Find out more information and sign up by clicking on the Playdate picture above.
This week I am focusing on Google Drive after working with many teachers and seeing some struggles with it. Hopefully these videos will help you to organize your Google Drive so that you can easily access what you need.
This video (above) will show you different ways to organize your Google Drive on your iPad using the Google Drive App.
This video (above) will show you different ways to organize your Google Drive on your computer using the Chrome browser.
This video will show you how to upload a file from your computer to your Google Drive. This will allow you to work on the folder contents at work, home, or anywhere that you are connected to the internet. If you able to transfer all of your important school folders to your Google Drive, then you can work from home at your convenience if you so choose.
As always, if you need further help with any of these suggestions or if you have a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact me.