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But Doesn’t That Make it Easier to Cheat?

I want all of the students in all of the classes to have access to devices. I will always suggest Chromebooks, or iPads, or BYOD. And seemingly forever, people will ask, “But doesn’t that make it easier for students to…

Lock Sheets Cells From Being Edited

Have you ever wanted to make your Google Sheets spreadsheet collaborative so others could edit data that is pertinent to them, but you were afraid they would edit the data and formulas you spent hours on? Me too! Spreadsheets can…

Set a Startpoint on Videos in Google Slides

One of the things that I get most excited about is when I stumble onto a feature that I didn’t know existed. That happened to me today while working in Google Slides. When I was embedding a video into a…

Create a Professional Gmail Signature

It’s time to get rid of that boring text-only email signature. It doesn’t matter if you are in education or any other profession, this tip will work for you. You have probably seen some really cool email signatures with pictures…

#PubPD in Chicago Area

Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 5:30pm for #PubPD. These events are organized by Maple Syrup EDU as a way for educators from across the US and Canada to connect on a digital and personal level. Events will be held simultaneously…

New Google Sites: Hide a Page from the Navigation Menu

Things are constantly being added to the new Google Sites. While my initial impressions were very mixed, I am really starting to get on board because of the ease of use. While there is some functionality that is missing, it…

Your Header on the New Google Sites Can Be a Video!?!

Yes, you read that headline correctly. I’m sure you have seen these websites that have videos on the homepage built into a parallax frame. Take this page for example. Well, the new Google Sites has just been released to my district…

The Culture of “Yes, and…”

As teachers get better and better at the basics of using technology, I find that I am often in a position to help them come up with ideas for lessons as opposed to just showing them how to use a…

So You Want To Be a Google for Education Certified Innovator?

“Better late than never.” I’ve heard the phrase a million times and today I am FINALLY writing a reflection on being a part of the Google for Education Certified Innovator Colorado 2016 cohort. The Acceptance After submitting an application (and…

Tips for Streamlining Your GAFE Classroom

More and more, I realize that teachers don’t know the power that their Google Apps for Education admin has to make daily classroom life easier and more efficient. This disconnect comes from the fact that often times, the GAFE domain…