Author Archives: Morgan Duffield

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Nearpod for All!

Teachers with access to iPads have come to love Nearpod, a classroom resource that engages students, seamlessly incorporates interactivity , and provides data for easy monitoring of students progress. What’s not to love? Until recently, this gem was only available as an iPad app. Now it is accessible from any device! BYOD initiatives across the country … Read more

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Embedding Images in Google Forms

You asked for it, you got it. You can now embed images into your Google Forms! Take a look!

Enhance your class assessments and support your visual learners with a few simple clicks. In editing mode, you’ll now see an option under “Add Item” to insert an image. You’ll then have an option to search … Read more

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Google Apps Update…Turning Down the Chatter

If your school has deployed Google Apps for Education, we hope you are enjoying all the fantastic Google features as much as we are. Your students are collaborating in real time on projects in Google Drive, you are coordinating and reserving building resources with your colleagues on your shared Google Calendars, yet you may … Read more

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Designing Games with Kodu

If you have students who are drawn to the gaming world, check out this free resource that allows them to design and program their own games.

Using Kodu, a visual programming language, students of all ages can design games for the PC and Xbox. The interface is brilliantly simple, and the language is all … Read more

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Flubaroo – Let Google Grade That!

Wishing you had a Teacher’s Assistant to help with your stacks of ungraded assignments? Google has made your life a little bit easier.

If you are a Google Drive (formerly known as Docs) fan, you may already be familiar with using Google Forms for easy data collection. Now, if you create a Form to collect … Read more

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Search Google Images with Images

Did you know that you can search Google Images with a picture you already have? And it’s super easy! Simply navigate to images.google.com and rather than typing in your search, just drag and drop an image into the search bar. Google will do its best to find a match.

Wondering how this can enhance your … Read more

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Music Month

Keep the Music Alive!

With budget cuts, music programs are often at the top of the list to go. Well, let’s fight back! March is Music in Our Schools Month and this year’s theme is “Music Lasts a Lifetime.”

We know that music can bring our curricula to life, and really engage those musical and linguistic learners; luckily, there … Read more

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Asking the Right Questions… with Google!

Trying to enhance your students’ research and creative thinking skills? While there may be no such thing as a stupid question, when it comes to finding the right answer, not all questions are created equal either. A Google a Day may be just the tool you are looking for to teach your students how to … Read more

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