Weekly post #39 – Co-hosts, watermarks, and leveling up your Soundtrap skills

Google Meet Co-host

Add a co-host to a Google Meet You can now assign co-hosts in a Google Meet. Why would you want to do that? Maybe you are presenting to parents or a large group of students and you want somebody else to take the lead in admitting participants, muting etc. so that you can focus on … Read more

Weekly post #38 – Family focused – a podcast, a toolkit and some apps

Family focused

This is the 38th ‘weekly post’ that I have added to digitaltechnologies.education. The 37 other posts where primarily aimed at educators. From now on I am going to try and add a monthly post focused upon digital citizenship considerations that both educators and families may find engaging. Is it possible to make the internet safe … Read more

Weekly post #37 – Google Workspace age related changes, Todoist and managing your Chrome tabs

Todoist

Google makes some age related changes Google recently launched a new age-based access setting to make it easier for domain admins to tailor experiences for their students and educators based on age when using Google services like YouTube, Photos and Maps. Since September 1, 2021, students who are under 18 are seeing changes in their … Read more

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

ManageBac subject pages

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 … Read more

Weekly post #35 – Chromebooks, lucid.app, digital notes and the Social Dilemma

Staff familiarisation C13 Chromebooks

Staff familiarisation with C13 Chromebooks Forty teachers at International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations Secondary are starting the academic year using Lenovo C13 Chromebooks as their personal devices. The slides below are what was used at the familiarisation session → Use lucid.app for all your Lucidpress and Lucidchart needs Lucid have brought all … Read more

Weekly post #34 – Smart chips, checklists and adding audio to Kahoot! questions

This will we the last ‘Weekly post’ before the summer break. Posts will start again in late August or early September focused upon the updates made during the summer months. Google Docs – Smart chips for files and meetings Google is currently working on a whole set of enhancements to Google Workspace that will make … Read more

Weekly post #33 – Google I/O and WWDC

WWDC

It is the season of developer conferences. Both Google and Apple have had their annual (online) developer conference in the last few weeks. These conferences are not focused upon ‘educational technology’ but technologies they announce and discuss will have impacts upon us, our student and upon education as a whole. Both of the condensed video … Read more

Weekly post #32 – New things in Google Meet

New things in Google Meet

Google is continually evolving the applications we use as part of Google Workspace for Education. These updates are pushed out and can take a couple of weeks to arrive with us all! The following updates have been promised for a while but I have just noticed that they are appearing for @ecolint.ch users. Automated live … Read more

Weekly post #31 – GCE L1, images in front of or behind text and Google Slides Theme Builder

Google Slides - Theme Builder

Four things to check out → An update on the Google Certified Educator Level 1 If you have not yet completed your Google certified Educator Level 1 certification, or have let your lapse, this video is worth 14 minutes of your time → Produced by John R. Sowash who is definitely worth subscribing to on … Read more

Weekly post #30 – New types of citations, edit history, Google Sheets keyboard shortcuts and searching for public Google Workspace files

Add Citation Source in Google Docs

Four things to check out this week. Richer information on the edit history of a Document You can now view richer information on the edit history of a particular range of content in Google Docs. Simply highlight and right-click on a range of text and select “Show Editors” from the dropdown menu. Here, you can … Read more