Ozobots: BIG Learning with Tiny Robots

Exploring Coding with Ozobots I’m completely sold on the idea that kids should be coding in schools. Learning how to program isn’t about mastering computer science; it’s about breaking down problems and empowering kids to create something of their own design from scratch. Coding is both a new literacy skill and a novel form of creative expression. There are many ...

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Breaking out of Drive – Adding Hyperlinks to G Suite Files

Breaking out of Google Drive Hyperlinking Files in G Suite

Hyperlinking in Google Drive Creating clickable text by adding hyperlinks to your Google Drive files allows viewers to jump easily to external websites or other Google Drive content. For teachers, this is a very efficient way to create lesson plans and resources because, rather than having to share an entire folder and relevant websites with students, teachers can create a ...

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Managing Multiple Users in Chrome

Managing Multiple Chrome Users

Juggling Multiple Google Accounts Like most people, I have multiple Google accounts which can get confusing.  The best way to keep home and work accounts separate is to use the “Add Person” feature which is found in the Chrome Menu under “Settings”. It’s important to distinguish this method of toggling users from the often used, but not recommended “Add Account” ...

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Preparing Kids for Computer-Based Testing

Preparing kids for computer based testing

Skills Needed for Computer-Based Testing How can teachers best prepare students for new generation, computer-based assessments like SBAC and PARCC? Use engaging, free web tools to ready your kids for novel test items. Allow kids to practice working with drag and drop items, highlighting text, and typing proficiently. Below are the skills and free web tools to help kids gain ...

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