Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Still Not Using Google Docs?

Microsoft Word may have all the bells and whistles you could imagine but do you use them? Here are 10 reasons to use Google Docs.

  1. Automatically Save- You don't have to remember to save. It does it for you.
  2. Access Anywhere- You can pull up documents on any Internet connected device.
  3. Instant Updates- You no longer have to send revision after revision to others.
  4. Real-time Collaboration- Work on the same document with multiple people at the same time using the commenting, editing, or suggesting features,.
  5. Use as a Webpage- Publish your document directly as a webpage.
  6. The Research Tool- Easily add images, scholarly information, quotes, tables, etc in your document.
  7. Revision History- See all the revisions that you or others have made.
  8. Easily Share- Give access to anyone else you want to comment, view, or edit the document..
  9. Complimentary Apps- Update your documents using Apple or Google play apps.
  10. Voice Typing- Simply say your text and it will type it.

Start using Google Docs today! https://docs.google.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pear Deck for Everyone!

Get ready to see your class come alive with this great interactive tool called Pear Deck. We now have the Premium Version of Pear Deck for all students and staff.  Some of you have been using Pear Deck, Nearpod, Kahoot, Quizziz, and other great tools to share interactive presentations, games, etc with students.  This tool has some very comparable features that I think you will love.  Give it a try and let me know how I can help.

You can learn more here.  https://www.peardeck.com/ 

Some of the features included in Pear Deck are:
  • easily import Google Slides, Powerpoint presentations or .pdfs
  • slide decks are automatically saved in Google Drive
  • integration with Google Classroom (https://youtu.be/cjlIp3Kb-wE) 
  • live presentation paced by the teacher or student-paced
  • works on any mobile device via a web browser
  • variety of question types (drag a dot, draw, write text, choose an answer)
  • add website, images, videos, text, lists, etc
You can also find Pear Desk in Google Drive.  Click New>More>Pear Deck.

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