Author Archives: Gail

Students – Google Drive – Mobile Devices

Students are not always aware that they can download Google Drive on their cell phones and tablets. It is especially handy for them to have Drive on their devices if they plan to take and share photographs with other students … Continue reading

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Organize a Schedule Document Before Inservice Day

I attended the EdCampChicago unconference held today at Buffalo Grove High School and one of the best take aways is the Google Document created before the event which was completed collaboratively during the day. This is normal procedure for many conferences and I … Continue reading

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Teach Freshmen How to Find and Cite Photographs for Blogs and Sites

Students enjoy creating Google sites and love to fill them full of photographs and illustrations they find on the Internet. Photographs often help to emphasize their story or post. They are not always familiar with the terms copyright free, public … Continue reading

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Leyden Symposium 2014 Day 3

Today at day 3 of the Leyden Symposium I decided to attend the Google Apps is the Key session led by Mikkel Storaasil since I enjoyed it so much last year. Mikkel asked us to tell him on TodaysMeet what … Continue reading

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Leyden Symposium 2014 Day 2

I’m not going to try to relate all the many magical things that happened today at the Leyden Symposium. I don’t think I can do justice to the first two speakers of the day. First Jennie Magiera spoke about From Ideas … Continue reading

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Leyden Symposium 2014 Day 1

The Leyden team welcomed us to the Leyden Symposium in the auditorium this morning and offered us an overview of their Digital Evolution. To find out a bit about ourselves we answered questions on Kahoot. The keynote speaker Dean Shareski, Community Manager for … Continue reading

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Importing Favorites from IE and Show and Hide Chrome Bookmarks Bar

Most of our staff have been using Internet Explorer and have lots of websites saved in their IE Favorites. We are initiating a one-to-one Chromebook initiative and one of the features we demonstrate during Google training sessions is how to import IE … Continue reading

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Peltor 10 Earmuffs and Google Educator Exams

It can be hard to think creatively, study, work on the computer, or just read at home when others in the household are watching TV or listening to music. Sometimes a neighbor kicking a soccer ball repeatedly can drive one … Continue reading

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ICE Conference – Day 3 – I Commit

The New Orleans Ballroom at the ICE Conference 2014 had the atmosphere of a revival when I walked in on Friday. There she was, up on the stage, yes, Tammy Lind! Although people were already packed in like sardines, my … Continue reading

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ICE Conference – Day 2

Thursday was the first day of the ICE general conference but day two for me since I attended a workshop Wednesday.  Here are the presenter notes for Thursday. My first session was led by Nino Alvarez, Renee Fitzsimmons and Enda … Continue reading

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