Posted Date: 10/04/2017
Using YouTube in Google Classroom
A few ideas to easily incorporate YouTube in Google Classroom are:
Add a video by clicking the YouTube icon
Make video announcements
Create a playlist of resources
Use YouTube for writing prompts
Do you often need to quickly pick a random number? Then random.org is for you. This site produces “true” random numbers and even has a tool to simulate coin flipping and card shuffling.
Constitution Day (September 17) Activities
Need some Constitution Day activities? Check out the
Constitution Center. Click here for an interactive version of our Constitution.
In the top right, click the arrow by the setting gear.
(Be sure you are on the General tab.)
In the "My Picture" section, click Change picture.
Select or upload a new picture.
Click Apply Changes.
Try PDF Binder to combine your PDFs into one document.
Use Google for conversions. If you need to quickly convert currency, metric or American units, simply type your info into the Chrome search bar. Example: "how many feet in a mile" or "100 US dollars in Euros".
Check out Slides Carnival for free PowerPoint & Google Slides templates that can enhance any presentation.
Need help with math? Check out Tyler Academy on YouTube. He’s a fellow Arkansan with amazing resources.
This is a fun way for students to learn about grammar. Skills include punctuation, conjunctions, homophones, articles, verb tenses and more. The goal of the game is to make the gladiator jump on platforms to launch fire into the correct answer.
To right-click on a chromebook, simply click the touchpad with two (2) fingers and the right-click options will appear.
Do you need online research sources? If so, check out this list from teachingauthors.com.
Tired of typing the same reply over and over? Or, are you looking for a way to automatically respond to emails? Try canned responses (automated answers to common types of messages). Simply, compose your message once and save the message text with canned responses. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Check out the ADE’s Livebinder resource of writing instructional tools. It includes YouTube videos, Quick Writes, and much more.
Since we have the Google Suite for Education, we are able to download the AdBlock for YouTube extension. This extension will remove the ads on YouTube when viewing in the Chrome browser.
To add this extension to your account, please do the following:
1) Go to Chrome Web Store (Be sure you are signed into your school account.)
2) Search Adblock for Youtube
3) Add Extension to Chrome
KidzType is a cool site for students to learn how to type. It is organized by grade level and offers typing games, lesson, exercises, practice, and more.
Photos for Class is a great site for finding safe images for students. It finds creative common licensed images. Best of all, it generates an automatic citation once you download the image.
ave you wanted to share a document with others, but want to make sure they don’t manipulate your original document or would you like to have the receiver automatically prompted to Make a Copy of the document? If you would like for the link you send a recipient to ask them to Make A Copy of the document, please do the following:
Click the Share button
Click Get Sharable Link button
Click Copy Link
Paste the link into a new email
Erase everything after the last slash and add the work copy
Send email. Now when the recipient clicks on the link, it will ask them if they want to Make a Copy of the document.
Do you need lessons on Microsoft Office, Chromebooks, Snapchat, Prezi’s, etc.? Learn Free is an excellent resource for teaching students and adults about technoloy and office skills. The site also includes sections to help with Match and Reading. Check out their obile app so you can learn on the go.
Science 360 offers a library of breaking science news and wonders. It includes videos, featured series, and radio elements from science, engineering, technology, and math. Science 360 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Do you sometimes miss those video games from the 1970’s to 1990s such as Oregon Trail and Carmen San Diego? Well, Internet Arcade is your answer. This site has over 800 video games. Check out the Internet Arcade by clicking here.
Do you quickly need an image converted to text? Text Fairy is a great Android app that takes an image of text and makes it editable. You can then copy, paste, and send the editable text in SMS, email, etc. It does not read handwriting, but it will convert your typed text. Best of all, Text Fairy is free!
Google Books is a service that provides access to public domain books and magazines. You can even create your own library. Teachers can organize a bookshelf for students making it easier to access useful titles for a certain project. Google Books is said to be the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books..
Want to make a quick, cute avatar that can also help students study geography regions, animal parts, climate, etc? Check out all the fun you can have with Build Your Wild Self. Students can describe how they feel about a character or use it to enhance digital storytelling.
Google Newspaper Archive is great for students to find old news articles about various topics typically not find with a traditional Google search. Students could compare and contrast various news events, use articles as writing prompts, and discuss current events.
Click here to find cool classroom stopwatches such as a duck race, egg, and candle timer.
Web apps are basically websites. They run within Chrome's browser. Sometimes they may need to install a small component on your local machine, but that will only make a difference when you're using that particular Web app. An example Web app would be Google Maps. It runs within the browser and doesn't require you to download anything, but it has its own user interface.
An extension affects something global on your browser. Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. An example is the Chromecast extension "Google Cast," which allows you to broadcast your