As I attended CUE a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised to see how many teachers did not know about an amazing tool that exists within Google Classroom: the Comment Bank! The Comment Bank in Google Classroom is an easy way to provide students with personalized feedback AND switch quickly between student assignments. Bonus:… Read More Custom Feedback with Classroom’s Comment Bank
It has been far too long since I have shared updates on my Google Innovator Project, BoostEDU. BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons into 21st-century lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process. Currently, the program hosts a SAMR self-assessment, as well as a guided lesson design… Read More BoostEDU: 4 C’s Self Assessment Launching May 6!
Google has continued to release a TON of great, new updates for GSuite! Below, I have created a short presentation to share with the staff members – which I am also sharing with you, too! If you are interested in learning about these updates, feel free to go through the slides below. Or, if you… Read More Google Updates: August – October 2018
Effective communication between teachers and parents is one of the greatest factors of student success. The more teachers communicate with parents, the more parents will understand about the classroom, procedures, and their child’s progress in class. While we all know that teacher/parent communication is important, it can often be difficult to put systems into place… Read More Creating a Class Newsletter with Google Slides and Remind
This week, I am so excited to share some major updates to the themes options in Google Forms! Google Forms has made some significant progress in updating the ability for users to customize the fonts and colors of themes. While this may seem like a small update to some, it is the nerdy dream come… Read More Theme Updates for Google Forms
In today’s busy world, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed or distracted by the many tasks that come at us on a day-to-day basis. At times, it can feel like we have never had a moment to ourselves or time to enjoy life. We can also feel like we are tied to our devices and… Read More Creating a Mindfulness Calendar
A couple of weeks ago, I assisted in a Google Level 1 bootcamp in Los Angeles. At the end of the first day, the attendees were challenged to “breakout” of a Digital BreakoutEDU game created by Mari Venturino. As a part of this breakout, they were required to input words into a Google Sheet. When they… Read More Automated Vocabulary Practice with Google Sheets
In this week’s #OneNewThing, I am excited to share about A Google a Day. I was introduced to this game by Kate Petty while helping with a bootcamp earlier this week. It was one of those times where I thought, “Wait – how have I never heard of this?!” A Google a Day is an online game… Read More #OneNewThing: A Google a Day
I am excited to announce that the BoostEDU community is growing! 🚀 BoostEDU is now on Facebook and Twitter and is a community where teachers can receive updates on resources and support from teachers all around the world. Interested in joining this community? Click on the links below! In these communities, feel free to share resources to… Read More Join the BoostEDU Community!
Happy Pi Day! Well – almost. 🙂 Pi Day is coming up on March 14 and I thought, “What could be a fun way to celeberate Pi Day with students?” Enter…”Pi Day!” BreakoutEDU Digital! The Topics: In this BreakoutEDU, students will learn: About the number π. Trivia facts about the number π. About radius and diameter. How… Read More Pi Day: A BreakoutEDU Digital