In Sync with the Google Drive App

April 30, 2017 | Instructional Technology

Have you recently moved files from the Network server to Google Drive for storage?  Do you still have files on your computer desktop or documents folder that are at risk of being lost in the event of a computer hardware failure? Google Drive provides us with creation tools (native apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides), storage, and backup.   Non-native files (like flipcharts and Word documents) require some consideration when adding them to Google Drive.  You can choose to: transform the files into native Google apps format (Docs, Slides, or Sheets) keep the files in their current format If you didn’t


PollEverywhere Add-on in Google Slides – an easy way to pose questions!

April 9, 2017 | Instructional Technology

As educators, we all know how important questions can be to student learning and class discussion! Our own Kate Fleming has found an easy and fun way to incorporate questions (or formative assessments) using Google Slides along with a Slides add-on called PollEverywhere.  (Some of you may have used PollEverywhere’s website in the past!)How PollEverywhere WorksAfter you create a PollEverywhere account and get the PollEverywhere Google Slides Add-on (directions to follow for both), click the PollEverywhere menu now located on your Slide top menu bar.  You can: log into your account start a new Poll, or use one you have already created


Tab Scissors & Tab Glue

March 26, 2017 | Instructional Technology

Do you ever find yourself comparing information located on two tabs in your browser?   Tab Scissors & Tab Glue is the one click solution! These tools are far more efficient than clicking back and forth between tabs (and potentially forgetting if you are me!), or manually resizing browser windows, which takes time. A few reasons this functionality comes in handy: You have a document to grade with a corresponding Rubric Student grades in Google Classroom (or other electronic format) need to be entered into Aspen A long list of dates in an email that need to be entered in your


Terry’s Tech Tips

January 19, 2017 | Instructional Technology

Introducing the CCHS Teacher Tech Blog!       This blog is designed to provide teachers with tools and information to help them work with students efficiently and effectively.  For the inaugural post, I want to define the different ways extras and add-ons can be used with the Google Apps for Education Suite to make your life more efficient.  Future posts will cover individual extras and add-ons more specifically, and why you may want to use them! Google offers the following options: Google Apps Apps like Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Classroom are full featured applications designed to replace productivity