10 things to cover when introducing somebody to Google Sites

Google Sites

Google Sites is Google’s website creation tool and is a key part of G Suite for Education. Google Sites helps students and educators to efficiently create websites that work equally as effectively on a whole range of device sizes – from smartphones to desktop computers. Some examples worth checking out of sites created by educators … Read more

[2018 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

  Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. My advice is to decide … Read more

Digitally giving feedback upon student produced work

Stylus

I have produced the above flowchart to support educators who wish to digitally give feedback upon student produced work. There are more ways than expressed on the diagram – but it is a starting point for educators trying to make the most of the ‘Yoga’ capabilities of the recently issued laptops. A PDF version of … Read more

What on earth are Google Chrome Extensions, Google Docs Add-ons and Chrome Apps?

Google Chrome

You may have heard about Chrome extensions, Chrome Apps and Google Docs add-ons – you may already have some installed and running. This post will explore what they are, give some recommendations to try and discuss the digital citizenship angle on their use with students. What is a Chrome Extension Chrome extensions are small software … Read more

Using digital tools to create infographics to present data with ‘an agenda’

Nuclear data

This blog post was produced after a request by one of my colleagues about how to use digital tools to produce infographics. The students were to be asked to produce infographics that present data that is ‘true but skewed’ to support a certain point of view. Research the data to be presented Before the students … Read more