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 #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

Weekly post #22 – Badging Google Workspace skills, accessing the Financial Times, Kahoot explainer and some Jamboard

G Suite Skills from Canopy

Four things to check out → Badging digital skills with G Suite Skills from Canopy I have been using G Suite Skills from Canopy with a group of students during Enrichment period and I am impressed. Using Google Classroom you assign the students badges to earn, such as ‘Getting started with Google Drive’ or ‘Next … Read more

Weekly post #21 – teaching with podcasts and taking your calendar offline

Google Podcasts

Four things to check out. Using Google Podcasts You can find Google Podcasts in your ‘waffle’. This is a great option if you want students to listen to podcasts without having to download or subscribe to a service or application. classtechtips.com has a great article about ‘How to Use Google Podcasts with Students‘ here. Using … Read more

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