12 YouTube channels to watch with your children/parents

YouTube

This post is aimed at the parents (and students) at International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations following this week’s ‘Meet the Technology for Learning Coordinator’ session. The idea is to share with you 12 YouTube channels that I think are great for parents to watch with their children. Some are silly, some are … Read more

[2021 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘Google Workspace 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. Ecolint students – you have five … Read more

Weekly post #28 – your digital hygiene routine and the possibilities of Kami

Windows + L

Three things to check out Changing your password(s) How long have you had the same password? How many of your digital accounts have the same password? The regular changing key passwords should be part of your ‘digital hygiene’ routine. As educators we should be modelling such practices to the students we support. Locking your laptop … Read more

You can now go back in time using Google Earth for web

You can now go back in time using Google Earth for web

Google Earth’s biggest change in four years and how it links to IB DP Geography. Google, making the biggest change since 2017, has added the ability to go back in time to the web based version of Google Earth. With ‘Timelapse in Google Earth‘ you can look back at the past 37 years of satellite … Read more

Weekly post #27 – A digital decency manifesto, rich text in Classroom, breakout rooms in Meet and an audio tour in Google Arts & Culture

Digital decency manifesto

Four things to check out. A digital decency manifesto Do we need a digital decency manifesto? Set up Google Meet breakout rooms via Google Calendar It would seem that this is now available for our @ecolint.ch accounts. Rich text in now available in Google Classroom Alice Keeler is worth following for edtech ideas and updates. … Read more

Weekly post #26 – Google Chat notifications and sharing a guide to Google Meet with parents

Guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians

Two things to check out this week Using Google Chat more for internal communication and customizing notification frequency Google has added more options for notification settings in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail. These additional notification settings give you more control over the amount of notifications you’ll receive based on your level of engagement or … Read more

Weekly post #25 – WeVideo, stepping back in time with Google Maps and helpful educators sharing!

Google Street View’s archives - London Bridge

WeVideo – use these videos to get started At International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations we have a WeVideo subscription available to all students. We tend to try and focus the use of WeVideo on the younger students (Years 7 to 9) and Adobe Premiere Pro available (via the school’s Adobe Creative Cloud … Read more

Weekly post #24 – history, updates and Edpuzzle

BBC Micro

Google Workspace for Education updates coming in 2021 Google recently hosted a virtual event for educators where they announced 50+ updates to the likes of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Meet and Chromebooks. Read more about the updates here → Chromebook Classroom – Look what Google has planned for 2021! [27 February 2021] Edpuzzle We … Read more

Weekly post #23 – Google Meet has a green room plus the waffle, hamburger, snowman and the shish kebab

The G Suite Waffle

Replace your background in Google Meet It would seem that this feature appeared for us this week. You can now replace your background with an image of your choice. To get the best results you should sit yourself quite close to a wall behind you. The plainer the wall the better the results. Waffle, hamburger, … Read more