Author Archives: Gail

About Gail

Retired Technology Integration Specialist. I enjoy riding my bike, baking, and reading.

Black Menu for Google

Are you longing for the Google black bar along the top that Google removed a week or so ago? Then pop over to the Chrome Store and download the Black Menu for Google extension.

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Using Fake Tweet Builder in the World Language Classroom

It could be fun in a World Language Classroom to use Fake Tweet Builder. Your students can work in pairs and develop a dialog using words from their vocabulary list on a topic that goes along with their lesson. Avatars … Continue reading

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Getting Your Chromebook Ready for a Conference

If you plan to take your Chromebook with you to a conference, I suggest you download TabCloud from the Chrome Store. TabCloud allows you to save several open tabs and then open them all at once. Getting to links like … Continue reading

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Chromebook or iPad-Which Do I Prefer?

At the recent #edcampchicago I was sitting next to a new friend who had brought both her iPad and her Chromebook with her. She preferred her iPad but knew the battery would not last the entire day. I had faced … Continue reading

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Google Connected Classrooms

Google Connected Classrooms has a few virtual field trip events coming up in November that K12 art students might be interested in. If you have any students interested in learning more about FX monster making, they might enjoy an after

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When Your Attachment is Too Big to Upload into Google Sites

It’s easy to add documents to Google sites for your students to use as resources. Sooner or later you will probably try to upload a Microsoft Word file that exceeds the maximum attachment size, which at the moment is 20 … Continue reading

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Chromebook Initiative Is A Community Affair

A major takeaway from one of the sessions at #edcampchicago last Saturday was the importance of involving the surrounding community when starting a one-to-one initiative. 

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Your Google Site Looks Different on a Chromebook Than on Your Desktop

Many schools are getting ready for a one-to-one student Chromebook initiative, however most teachers use a laptop or desktop to prepare their work. If you are using Google sites with your students, be sure to look at all the webpages … Continue reading

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Have You Tried Rebooting?

Once again this year instead of participating in NaNoWriMo I thought I would try to write a blog post each day in November. I managed it last year, and planned to give it a go again. I was just about … Continue reading

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SoundCloud for World Language Teachers and Students

What’s special about SoundCloud? Written responses to the podcast can be made by the listener by pausing the audio anywhere along the timeline.

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