The time has come!! Windows laptops must be returned as per the instruction of your school administrator. This edition of my newsletter contains some ideas to catapult you into next year, as well as some opportunities to have your questions and concerns answered by virtue of our Ed Tech Framework where I have posted answers to many of the recurring questions from our CESD schools.
It's time to start using your Chromebook. If you've been shying away from the transition due to questions, help is here!!! Over the course of the past 9 months, I've been asked many questions, most of them more than once. I've been compiling the answers and solutions here. If you're hesitant to reach out to me (please don't be!! I'm harmless and not judgmental!) start here and you may find your question has already been answered. The site is searchable, and at the bottom there is a "search by tag" option as well.
All these newsletters are embedded on this website as well as solutions to frequent questions and challenges that arise in CESD classrooms.
Access and stream the largest library of educational videos on a distraction-free platform to help engage students in learning.
Heaps of free lessons and media rich teaching tools. Make learning fun with Tes Teach with Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more. No planning needed.
Quickly get a timer, textbox, noise meter, drawing tool, name picker, work symbols and more. Completely free. Works with a TV, Projector and whiteboard or other classroom projection systems.
On March 11, a small group of educators from CESD took a professional field trip to Fort Saskatchewan to visit the classroom of Scott Hebert (@MrHebertPE ) to witness an imagination-filled gamified cl
Clarisketch can be played in any browser. Take a photo (worksheet, instructional information - anything!) Highlight the details (annotate) and comment (microphone). Could be a great tool for teachers or students!!
Read your favorite webpages, translate the words you don't know, and we'll generate flashcards to help you remember. A fantastic tool for ELL learners.
Math Pickle is an amazing online resource containing math puzzles, games a mini-competitions, organized by grade! This site is aimed at TEACHERS. It is not a site to set your students loose on to expl
Google earth is much more than just an application that kids like to fiddle with. It's a rich learning environment that kids like to fiddle with!! Richard Byrne (Free Tech For Teachers blog) offers this explanation of a great activity to engage kids in geographical learning and awareness.
The image shown on this post provides a valuable classroom lesson regarding the loss of meaning when communication occurs primarily, predominately, or only in a digital environment. If I had texted yo
Chrome music lab makes learning about music more accessible through its myriad of sound resources through which children can experiment and learn.
For those still acclimating to Google Drive (you have far more control of the look and feel than you realize), here are a few tips.
If you're just picking up the Chromebook now as the old laptops are dying off quickly, here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions. Previous Ed Tech Tips, Tricks and Hacks (all are posted on the Ed Tech Framework) also offer many answers to the common questions posed in CESD.
In addition to being able to use colours on folders to assist with organizing, there is another handy trick. You may have already discovered this, but if you haven’t tested this out yet, it’s how I