Hi Mike Reading here from Using Technology Better. I’ve got a real short tip for you today. For those of you that are using OneNote or for those of you that are thinking about using it one of the greatest features, I believe, that we have inside One Note is the ability to print pages straight inside our OneNote page.Read More
This short video demonstrates Google Forms’ new quizzes feature. You will learn how to turn a Google Form into a quiz, input the correct answers, create custom feedback and see your student’s results.Read More
Google have just released their long awaited Google Sites rebuild. The new Google Sites design is still under development, but has some great new features.
In this post, Samantha answers the most frequently asked questions as well as giving you an insight to the new features. You can also download our comprehensive comparison guide which compares the the old Google Sites features to the new Google Sites.Read More
If you want to engage and motivate – there’s nothing better than Pokemon Go at the moment. And when you connect an engagement tool with something meaningful – you get some super effective teaching and learning!
In this post we show you the exact steps needed to make a Pokemon map using Google maps and connect this to a history and or geography lesson for students.
NOTE: If you are concerned about security and the Pokemon App, we don’t use the Pokemon game to develop this lesson – you just use the images off the internet.Read More
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), generally means your staff and students are bringing their personal devices to school. However BYOD can also include models where schools purchase the devices and lease them to students, schools mandate a device for parents to buy (BYODD) and everything in between.
In many schools BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Disaster, but it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More
Google have recently released a new feature called Save to Google. The save to Google tool combines the power of bookmarks with the ability to save your images and store everything in 1 place.
All your saves live at google.com/save
Here are 3 ways to use save to Google:Read More
In this video clip, Alice and I discuss how we can help resistant teachers change their mind about technology. This video was part of an hour long Google hangout. You can watch the whole hangout here Transcript:…Read More
Here are the quotes and posters that I gather for the week.Read More
The Office Lens App, available on all mobile platforms is an amazing tool.
At a basic level, you can capture notes, whiteboard notes and so on, but it’s integration with both Microsoft and Google allow you to take this tool to another level.
In this office lens example you will see how you can take a printed worksheet and turn it into an editable worksheet in under a minute.Read More
One question I get asked all the time is how do I teach with technology when I have limited resources. Maybe you have 5 devices for 25 students.
In this video, Alice Keeler and I discuss strategies for enabling collaboration and ICT integration into lessons when resources are limited. Whether you have a BYOD program or no program, these strategies will help you teach with ICT.Read More