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

Weekly post #14 – Read&Write, Google Chat, Kahoot and Google Sheets

Schedule Google Calendar events from Google Chat

Four things to check out Read&Write for Google Chrome All staff and students at Campus des Nations has access to Read&Write for Google Chrome. For the extension to appear and be available – you need to be logged into Chrome using your school account and have sync turned on. Check out the video below for … Read more

Making the most of our digital tools (with half an eye on a return to remote learning)

The Campus des Nations Digital Toolbox

Google Meet – ‘Set up’ Content Context support.google.com → Bookmark your Meet link Bookmark the URL of your Meet (the one that is shared via the Google Meet links for PTC & home-based teaching/learning_August 2020 document). Ensuring that your Bookmark Bar is visible can make life a little easier. Create, view & edit bookmarks Blurring … Read more

Weekly post #13 – accepting ‘knocks’, Office editing mode, the Kahoot app and linking to a text fragment

Accept 'knocks' in bulk

Four things to check out Accept ‘knocks’ in bulk You can now accept all pending ‘knocks’ in bulk into your Google Meet. Admitting students all at once helps limit interruptions during the video call. Read more here → Accept knocks in bulk in Google Meet Editing Office files from your Drive Google have changing the … Read more

Top 10 digital tips to make you better at being a student

Top 10 digital tips to make you better at being a student

Created to support a presentation being given as part of the Y12/DP1 Core session at International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations. A notebook works but there is also a huge range of digital tools to organise what you need to get done. Most of these platforms are based upon the need to ‘capture’ … Read more

Approaching ‘hybrid’ teaching in your classroom

Hybrid teaching set-up

Hybrid → something that has two different types of components performing essentially the same function. A useful understanding about the capabilities of laptops and their microphones → the microphones on laptops are not designed to pick up people roaming around in space. They are designed to work best with somebody sitting in front of the … Read more

Weekly post #12 – using (most of) what G Suite Enterprise for Education has to offer

Google Meet - Breakout rooms

Four things to check out All teaching staff now have (continued) use of G Suite Enterprise for Education. The main tools that this service offers you are to be found in Google Meet – and this post will explore the four main tools below. Beyond breakout rooms, polls, Q&A and automatic attendance registers – you … Read more

Weekly post #11 – ⌘/Ctrl + D, default video playback option in Google Slides and how are your students dealing with their email inboxes?

Google Meet

Four things to check out Google Meet keyboard shortcuts If you are ever wondering about the keyboard shortcuts for a Google Workspace (aka G Suite) application – try opening the application and pressing ‘?’. The most useful keyboard shortcut in Google Meet is probably → ⌘/Ctrl + d which mutes and unmutes the microphone. Read … Read more