How to Use Google Slides in the Classroom

Thursday, 5 July 2018

With the success of my post about how to use google forms in the classroom I thought I would create a post for how to use Google Slides in the classroom. Google Slides is probably one of the most used Google tools in my classroom. I use Google Slides and Google Forms daily. Google Forms is used every day for my digital math warm-ups (they are self-grading and save me so much time).

Google Slides I use for various things like our digital readers notebooks and for almost all of my science and social studies. For science and social studies I created hyperlinked slides that allow my students to be self paced and independent while learning the content knowledge that they need in oder to complete a research project or other hands on activities.

Read on for some awesome ideas!

Document Camera Review: IPEVO

Sunday, 20 May 2018
I was contacted by a company called IPEVO to review their document camera and it couldn't have come at a better time since the one in my classroom was broken. When they asked me to review the document camera I told them that I would but only under the understanding that I would be very honest in my review. They agreed and shipped the camera to me.

I want to disclose that I am in no way making a commission from the sale of these document cameras, I'm not an affiliate and I will make no profit from them if you purchase one.

Read on for my review!

Getting Started with a Classroom Economy and Class Money

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Guest Blog Post from Mr. Create Dream Explore:

Are you looking for an engaging idea to build into math talks? Maybe you are looking for something you can use to assess learning skills, responsibility or character development.  As a new-ish teacher I have been looking for all the above and have found it in a place that I never realized I would find it:  money.  Here is the path I followed to realizing the myriad of ways I could use money as a teaching tool in my classroom.

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             I was approaching my first full year substitute job with a lot of nervous excitement and was trying desperately to organize my ideas related to managing my classroom.  Since I had a split grade class (grades 4 and 5), I figured that a good first step might be to give students jobs to do around the room.  After a nice and productive class meeting the first week, we had a list of jobs for everyone that we would rotate through each week. Jobs ranged from organizing our coats and boots to watering classroom plants and being the kid who gets to run things down to the office when necessary. I wanted to add an incentive for the students to actually do their jobs so I decided I would pay them for doing their jobs each week.

How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Saturday, 28 April 2018
It's no secret that I am in love with Google Suite for Education. We use Google apps in my classroom everyday and multiple times a day. One of my favorite Google Suite tools is Google Forms. There are so many applications for its use. I've listed my favorite ways to use it below.

How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom:

1. For assessment tracking. Google Forms has an option to create a rubric style question (it's called multiple choice grid). I use google forms for every single one of my assessments. It's so easy to go through and just click the buttons and then add in a comment. I have mine set up using the docAppender add on which allows me to send the form response directly to a google doc for each student. Then you can just print the docs off to send home or share the doc with parents. In my case I have one doc called "assessment" for each student. It's shared with the student so they can check their rubrics as soon as I have them marked. Here's a sample of one of my assessment forms.