And just like that, we’re back! Pretty soon you’ll be setting up your new classes in Google Classroom. Out with the old, and in with the new! It’s time to Archive your classes from last school year. But don’t worry, just because you’re archiving doesn’t mean you wont have access to your archived classes and assignments. You can access to your archived classes by clicking on the hotdogs in the upper left from your Google Classroom home screen and then scroll all the way down to Archived Classes. You can also reuse assignments from archived classes by using the reuse post feature.
In this month’s EdTech Tips:
- Use Advance Search in Google Drive
- NEW Google Classroom Updates
- Google Suite Cheat Sheets
- Save Time in Meetings
- Upcoming HyperDocs Workshop Announcement
- Information in the next Connected Learning @KSH
Please join us for a Sketchnoting (visual note-taking) Workshop by Amanda Taylor who will be joining us via Google Hangouts! If you’d like to sketchnote on the iPad, download Paper by FiftyThree (free) and bring a stylist. No iPad, no problem! Just a pen/pencil and a piece of paper is all you need to sketchnote!
Join us virtually at bit.ly/2gd2TyI on Monday or a later date!
Novemberʻs Tech Tips include:
- Connected Learning @KSH Episode 1 Archive
- Information about an upcoming Sketchnoting Workshop
- Teacher Spotlight – Kumu Kaʻumi
- A blog post by Alice Keeler that asks, why are you using technology?
- 3 Simple and Powerful Feedback Tools in Google Docs
To view all Tech Tips, click here.
In this Kula Waena Teacher Spotlight, papa ‘eono (6th grade) teacher Holly Lee shares her experience about connecting virtually with Lehua Parker, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama graduate and author of The Niuhi Shark Saga.
This post includes the resources discussed at the Infographics for Teaching and Learning Workshop.
Integrating Infographics Blog Posts from Educators
Using Infographics for Teaching and Learning
Sarah Gretter describes the benefits of using infographics and tips for getting started.
Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content
Brett Vogelsinger shares the process he went through to integrate infographics in his class. He share ideas he used for getting started, a nice template resource, and student samples.
A Primer On Infographics in The Classroom
Pamela Rossow shares the elements of an infographic and how infographics can be used to promote literacy.
Infographics as a Creative Assessment
Kathy Schrock share an abundance of Infographic resources. A robust rubric can be found here as well as a full recorded presentation on Infographics.
Using Google Drawing to Create Infographics
Google Drawing is a great tool to use to create infographics. In this post, Alice Keeler explains how.
Infographic Creation Tools
I personally like to use Keynote to create infographics. Tutorial on how I do it will be coming soon.
Image and Icon Resources
Pixabay is my favorite free image resource because all the images are in Public Domain. When you search, skip the sponsored images and scroll down to the free images. Notice you can search by color, size, type, etc. similarly to Google Images.
Use the search tools > usage rights > labeled for reuse. I also like searching by color and type.
This is a great source for icons. The only bummer is the paid ones are really cute so one tends to gravitate to them, but this site has a nice bank of free icons to use.
Because I use Keynote to create graphics, I like to use the icon fonts in dafont.com. I keep a key of the fonts in a folder on my desktop to refer to. I explain it in this video, but I will create one that demonstrates how I use it soon.
What are our favorite resources for creating visuals?
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