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Google Comments and Visible thinking

October 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Google Tools

This was an novel way to use Google comments while students are writing to encourage reflection and to obtain insight into their writing.  Here is the blog post from Kim Pollishuke.


Going down in the mine..

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Math, Content - Science


Here’s another virtual field trip opportunity from Discovery Education.  On November 13, your class can visit a copper mine with the experts.  Along the way, there will be plenty of discussions about math and science and how it relates to these real world careers. Click here for all the details and registration information.


Wild science

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

Or at least Untamed Science- this site (geared for grade 6 and up) has a variety of quick science videos on a many of topics.  I’ve included their introduction  video below.

For the complete post at TeachersFirst, please click here.



Classroom Updates

October 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Classroom, Google Tools

Google rolled out a few changes to Classroom earlier this week. You can now

  1. Restrict students from posting and comments.
  2. Change the sorting order to last name.
  3. Have assignments marked as done (when there is no product to turn in).
  4. Download multiples assignments grades at once.
  5. Invite students based on groups.
  6. Show deleted items in your stream.

Here is a great video from Aaron Svobada as he walks through the changes.