14 Chrome Extensions to Support Students with Learning Challenges

What is "Assistive Technology"? I vividly remember being back in Elementary school, sitting at my desk during a writing assignment, and complaining that my hand was too tired of writing so much. I also remember that two of my classmates had serious learning challenges. One was mostly deaf and the other had a physical deformity, which … Continue reading 14 Chrome Extensions to Support Students with Learning Challenges

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Google Forms: Creating a Scavenger Hunt

Over the summer, my son and I tried to find some interesting things to do around the city. After a short research, I found a company offering some exciting scavenger hunts around the country. There was a phone number to call and schedule the hunt, which I excitedly started dialing. The "tour operator" said that … Continue reading Google Forms: Creating a Scavenger Hunt

5 Awesome Google Forms Add-Ons

Google Forms is a powerful tool on its own, but you can super-charge it with add-ons. Add-ons are third-party tools that allow users to modify or enhance existing Google Forms (and Sheets) functionalities. Each add-on, which you get from the Chrome Web Store, usually "specializes" in one area, allowing you to tailor your Form or … Continue reading 5 Awesome Google Forms Add-Ons

Great Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

If you haven’t been using Google Forms in your classroom on a regular basis, you don’t know what you’re missing! Google Forms started as a simple form-creating application, and since its inception in 2007, a lot has happened, especially for us educators. Google What? Google Forms allows educators to create questions, and assign a variety … Continue reading Great Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Gamifying Assessments- The Easy Way

During a recent team meeting we discussed students' lack of excitement about both existing formative and summative math assessments (which we now call "Celebrations"- because who doesn't like to have a party?!) Thinking critically about what we can do to increase student motivation and involvement, the answer came immediately to me- Make it a game! I … Continue reading Gamifying Assessments- The Easy Way

Guide: Become a Google Certified Educator

As educators, no matter if we are teachers, teaching assistants, coaches, or administrators, we use technology every day. We send and receive eMail messages; share assignments with students or communicate with parents; schedule appointments; create presentations; create, analyze and share data; and so on. Google for Education is a leader in the field, and the … Continue reading Guide: Become a Google Certified Educator