This morning, I have been using Google Sheets to prepare and organise my weight loss plan. Yes, I’m taking it very seriously so feel free to keep me accountable! As I input diet and exercise data, I’m reminded of some very simple tricks. I’d like to share these with you in case you’re not already aware… Continue reading Five useful Google Sheets tricks
We all use the copy & paste shortcuts, probably on a daily basis. If only everything was that simple! Well, it is. Keyboard shortcuts are available for almost every action. We just need to get into the habit of using them. Considering my daily use of G Suite apps, the keyboard shortcuts below have huge… Continue reading G Suite keyboard shortcuts
In 2016, Tara Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) first had the idea of using Snapchat with her students as a platform for annotating, analysing and connecting with literature. Tara believes in “meeting students where they’re at” and using tools that they are already engaging with. How many teenagers use Snapchat? A lot! Since 2016, she has developed this… Continue reading #BookSnaps: 21st-century comprehension
When I was training to be a teacher, social media was relatively new. Everybody was joining Facebook and many teachers were getting in trouble because of their inappropriate sharing. In my training, we were advised to keep everything private. “Your students will inevitably google you. Don’t give them anything to find!” Teacher training, 2007 How… Continue reading What will your students find when they google you?
Considering how much I love Google Classroom, it’s surprising that I haven’t blogged about it since September. There have been many great updates since then. Google is constantly listening to feedback from teachers and updating their products in response to ideas and suggestions. Most of these ‘recent’ updates are not actually very recent, but they… Continue reading Five recent(ish) Google Classroom updates
Are you using Google Chrome? Take advantage of the many extensions that can be downloaded onto your Chrome browser. These extensions are sometimes simple quick links, but others have the functionality that can make your life much more efficient or even transform teaching and learning. To personalise your browser with extensions, visit the Chrome Store.… Continue reading Ten essential Chrome extensions for teachers
Corey Engstrom is a Californian blogger who interviews teachers from around the world about educational technology and how it can be used to enhance learning. I was recently contacted by Corey who wanted to know more about G Suite (previously known as Google Apps for Education) and how I use it to promote collaboration and digital citizenship.… Continue reading Adam Hill on Google Apps for Education (Interview for ‘Teacher Tech Trials’)