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Google Santa Tracker: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 1
Children and adults all over the country love this time of the year, because it's time for Mr. Reeve's  12   Days  of  Techmas !      Throughout December, I'll be sending little  tech  tips and hints to make your season bright! Day  1:   Google Santa Tracke...

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Hour of Code: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 2
The  international  Hour of Code  initiative  is designed to promote  computer science skills  among students of all ages,  especially girls , who are often have great programming potential but feel discouraged from trying it out.  Many schools across the U...

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Awesome Screenshot: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 3
There are so many times I need to capture what our computer screens look like, so we can share something with our students. For example, let me show you my recent internet search for penguins wearing hats.... There are ways to do this on your Windows PC or ...

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Chrome Web Store: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 4
In the same way that the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store provide apps for smartphones, the  Chrome Web Store  is a place where you can get apps, extensions, and themes for Chromebooks and your Chrome browser. Apps Apps are programs that run in the...

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Google Cast for Education: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 5
These instructions describe how students can send their computer screen to yours (either for you to watch, or for you to show on your projector). This works with teacher laptops, and with any Chromebook or BYOD Windows or Mac laptop. How to Cast Teacher Fir...

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Student-Made Formative Assessments: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 6
Using technology is not always about cool, new apps -- sometimes, it's about creative uses of the tools you already have. Today's tip is a  new use  of an  old tool : using Google Forms for formative assessments. 12   Days  of Techmas,  Day  6: Student-Made...

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Presentation Mode on Projectors: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 7
When your laptop is connected to a projector, it usually projects a copy of your laptop screen . However, most teachers don’t realize that the projector can act like a second screen that shows different stuff . This is a feature built right into your laptop...

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Google Classroom Post Schdeuling: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 8
This little tidbit makes your Google Classroom posting even easier. When you create a new announcement or assignment in  Classroom , you have the option to  schedule a post for a later date . This is a great way to prep your week's Classroom posts on Sunday...

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Fine Arts Software: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 9
Here's a little tech love for the fine arts! There are all sorts of reasons to  incorporate fine arts  into a project, and there are a lot of  software tools  that let kids (and grown-ups!) be  creative and artistic . Often, fine arts are best with real-wor...

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Windows US (International) Keyboard: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 10
MS Windows can interpret your laptop’s keyboard in different ways. By default, your laptop is probably set up for the US keyboard. However, this keyboard makes it difficult to type international characters such as ñ , è , and ö -- you have to remember a bun...
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