Weekly post #20 – Google Earth, Anki flashcards and the end of Flash.

Google Earth Imagery Lawn Mower Apporach

Four things to check out. Adobe Flash Player is dead! Adobe stopped supporting Flash Player beginning December 31, 2020, as they previously announced in July 2017. In addition, to help secure users’ systems, Adobe blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021. Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player … Read more

Google Earth on web digital skills progression

Google Earth digital skills progression

This is an initial attempt at a ‘Google Earth on Web digital skills progression’. The skills are not intended to be sequential. It is more about identifying the skills we expect students to join the secondary school with, the skills we will develop with them in the first three years of secondary school and then … Read more

Weekly post #19 – additional languages for Meet live captions, multiple page orientations in Google Docs and ‘common systematic misconceptions’

Gapminder Worldview Upgrader

Four things to check out EDU in 90: The Latest, January 2021 A couple of useful Google Meet updates in this latest video from the Google for Education team. Additional language support for live captions in Google Meet Live captions are the automatically generated subtitles as everyone speaks during a video call. Google have expanding … Read more

Using Anki flashcards with IB DP Geography detailed examples and case studies

Anki

The last post ‘Using Anki flashcards as an IB DP Diploma student’ outlined the use of Anki flashcards to support spaced repetition. In this post I want to focus the use of Anki for the revision of IB DP Geography detailed examples and case studies. Detailed examples When examples are used, students should not just … Read more

Using Anki flashcards as an IB DP Diploma student

Anki

Anki is a free to install (Windows and Mac) application that is used to make and review flashcards. The application, which is popular with university medical and law students, is based upon enabling spaced repetition. As a user reviews a deck they indicate how easy or hard they found the content. This will then determine … Read more

Weekly post #17 – Google Sites, Earth, Meet and the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation

The First Journey Around The World

Four things to check out Customize text style and appearance in Google Sites Those of you using Google Sites can now adjust text size, color, font, spacing, and more while typing in a text box. This significantly expands control over how individual words, paragraphs, pages, and sections look. In 2021, Google will add the ability … Read more

Weekly post #16 – Read&Write, converting PDFs to Google Docs and what’s new in Docs and Chat

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome quick reference guide EDU in 90: What’s New in Docs Converting PDFs to Google Docs You can convert image and PDF files to text with Google Drive! On your computer, go to Google Drive. Right-click on the desired file. Click Open with → Google Docs. The image file will be … Read more

Weekly post #15 – Raise your hand, Read&Write, timers and that new look your Gmail has!

Google Meet breakout Room Timer

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome – A how to guide for students This week it has been great to see a teacher using Read&Write with a whole class. They were using the highlight tool and then the ‘Collect and Clear Highlights’ feature to extract the highlighted text into a new Google … Read more