Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Free Technology for Teachers: Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts

Richard Byrne's "Free Technology for Teachers" blog is one of my favorite reads.  He shares wonderful resources and is usually pretty ahead of the game in terms of "finding it first".

On one of his recent posts, he shares Chalkup -- a new Google Drive for Education tool.  This combines two of my favorite things .... Google Drive and Edmodo.

Check out the link below and watch the instructional video he provides.  If you are Google Drive and Edmodo user and, at times, get tired of going in between the two -- this might just be the ticket.

Free Technology for Teachers: Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Google Drive: It's Elementary

Google Drive: It's Elementary! 

My good friend and colleague, Susan (teacher and blogger), and I have been working on this presentation for the past few months.  We've had the opportunity to share it with educators at the Fall Education Technology Conference in Kearney, Nebraska in October of 2013.  In January 2014, we had the great honor of presenting it at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) -- our first national level conference!  The NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology conference) invited us to share it a third time at the Spring conference at the end of April 2014.

We are proud of the work that has gone into this presentation -- and of the work that the projects shown represent on behalf of our students.

There is a link and QR code on the final slide that will take you to a publicly shared Google Folder that has templates and other examples for you to use and/or modify.

Get Googlin'!


The Digital Scoop

I have to give a shout out to my good friend and colleague, Susan!  She is the blogger responsible for one of my favorite go-to sites -- The Digital Scoop!  This blog is full (and I mean F-U-L-L) of great resources, lesson ideas, sites, apps, and more that can be used in your classrooms and with kids of all ages.

Recently, Susan and I presented two sessions at NETA (the Nebraska Educational Technology Association).  One session was on using Google Drive with elementary students and the other was highlighting 50 of our favorite Technology Treasures.  Susan has put both presentations on her blog and trust me -- there is a ton of great stuff in each!  Check them out -- and check out her other posts!