You can interact with each of them at this link:
- as a demo of screencasting a class for open house
- as a way of reaching parents who can't attend
- as an example of blogging your curriculum
- as an example of the power and flexibility of embedded Gdocs on sites and blogs
- as a demo of including help videos in your lesson plans
- as a way of demonstrating global visibility of posted materials
- as a preview of some cool apps to try!
Hope you find something useful to you in here :)
- embedding Google Docs with images and animations (like our Quick Links document), and links for direct editing the document right from the webpage in every embedded document
- adding a Google Calendar view which parents and students can copy to their own Google Calendars and which automatically posts events to both our Campus Twitter account and our Edlio calendar version
- creating a OneTab list of all collaborative embedded docs for staff to access, edit and/or comment on from one location
- embedding a photo tour slide with hotspots to various photo albums and slideshows
- creating a campus public photos drive for staff to upload images from their classroom projects and campus events for our guests to browse in categorized folders
- embedding a Staff Directory spreadsheet with links to each staff member's Google Site (from last year), Edlio site, classroom site, photo or profile, department, teaching assignments and 'True Color' personality type as well as links to the help guide for creating an Edlio site, our entire staff Picasaweb album, and a True Color calculator, so anyone can find their own
- creating a teachers resources page with help guides, a staff links directory (500+ categorized and searchable links), and video demo links
- adding campus newsletters with week-at-a-glance inputs from all subject areas in both Gdoc letter and Gsheet 'matrix' views along with STAAR vocabulary resources by subject area with preloaded mobile flashcard reviews
- adding an athletics information page with all schedules (shared with coaches as editors for updates) and links to maps with directions to all opponent's locations available from anywhere on your visitors' phones
I hope you find something useful to you in these ideas :)
Here's a demo of a quick way to create a slide mask using Sumopaint:
I've included some example masks for Science and Art formatted to fit a 16x9 slide exactly with the letters already 'cut-out'. I've also included some completed static-image and masked gif examples.
I've added 'learn here' links to the related published Gdocs for each week to our classroom learning log (also a published Gdoc which is updated weekly). This allows anyone to browse the related materials, links, examples and help gifs/screencasts in a simplified version without all of the other distractions of the classroom site. If you're interested in any of the topics in each list, just click the 'learn here' link by the corresponding week.
With this method, you could build your entire course without ever having to bother with maintaining a site or blog (which for many teachers would be a blessing).
Hope you find something of interest in either the format or content!
I keep a list of things we've learned to do in our tech apps classes by week for students to reflect on each Friday. If any of these things look interesting to you, here are some links for further exploration:
Example student reflection form for this week:
Student reflection forms archive (for custom forms ideas):
Activities, directions, video help, examples and supporting links page:
I hope you find something useful to you here! Have a great long weekend :)
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