Weekly post #36 – ManageBac subject pages, Cursive, how does Google Search work and Mote updates

ManageBac subject pages

ManageBac now has ‘subject pages’ for IB Diploma and MYP.

Our new Subject Pages for IB Diploma and MYP provide searchable, dynamic, curated support, resources, ideas and unit plans to support IB teaching and learning.

managebac.com/blog/subject-pages

Subject Pages are accessible by Teachers from the Curriculum Tab via the Subject Centre Tile.

Read more here → ManageBac – Subject Pages [23 August 2021]

Cursive – a new note taking app for Chromebook users

Cursive is a new note taking app from Google but it isn’t an app store app – it is a web-based ‘progressive Web App’ and that means anyone (with a Chromebook) can use it now.

It is still ‘early’ in it’s life and I will try and share more about it in the future. If you are a Chromebook user – visit the URL cursive.apps.chrome, unleash your stylus and give it a test drive.

Discover how Google Search works

We all use Google Search – regularly! We rely on it to find the answers to our questions. Seeing we are so dependent upon it maybe we should take an opportunity to learn more about it.

Google has recently updated their ‘How Search works‘ website. It is worth a couple of moments of your time.

Mote – recent updates and developments

Mote is a platform that allows you to record audio comments and the like in Google Workspace applications. For example – if you are commenting upon a student’s Google Document you can leave audio comments in the comment boxes – rather than texting.

Staff at Campus des Nations who are interested in giving Mote a try – please let me know and I will sort you out with a subscription.

Mote has made the following recent updates:

  • Pause recording in Google Classroom and Google Slides
  • iOS app
  • Extension and iOS app localization into Chinese, French and other languages. Find out how to switch your language.