Weekly post #42 – The launch of ‘Essential PD bytes’ and all things Mote.

The launch of ‘Essential PD bytes’ What is a ‘Essential PD byte‘? A 20 minute long digital skill focused professional development session. The aim of ‘Essential PD bytes‘ is to offer a range of ‘byte’ size professional development opportunities for staff at the International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations. Each ‘byte’ should last … Read more

Weekly post #41 – All Google Docs focused

Google Docs

Google has been busy with a a slew of updates to Google Documents therefore I felt it important to highlight them here – plus the fact that Google Docs in 15 years old! Google Docs has been around for 15 years Starting as a service called Writely in 2005, Google Docs was officially launched a … Read more

Weekly post #40 – Google Tasks and splitting your screen and using multiple desktops on your Chromebook

Google Tasks

Making more use of Google Tasks Google Tasks is Google’s basic (yet very capable) to-do list manager. The easiest way to find it is to go to your Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets or Slides. You should see the icon on the right hand side of the screen. If you can’t see Tasks app, click … Read more

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 #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