Ok, Ann, I've gotta try Google Keep. It sounds like a cool way to get and stay organized., but what else can I do with it in my classroom?
Have I mentioned lately that this is one of my FAVORITE tools?! I LOVE IT! Here are some new ways I've learned to use it since my last post, along with a little demo video for those who need/want to see it in action.
Mimio, Promethean, SMART . . . all powerful and effective tools for designing activities for your Interactive whiteboard or projector. But easy?? This one is debatable. I have worked with many teachers who are reluctant to use these devices because they simply don't get the software that runs them. Truthfully, the time it takes to create these lessons is often just not worth the time it takes for your students to actually do them. Then there's the whole matter of where to save those lessons once they're made. On your computer? In the cloud? On the server somewhere? With so many reasons not to do it, it's no wonder many people are just using their interactive devices as really, really expensive whiteboards or projectors. But what if there was something simpler? And something that you already knew how to use? And something that's saved . . . in your Drive . . . forever?
@AnnBruckerTIS do you know if there is a way to remove background from images in Google Draw? Doesn't appear to be. #gafe #gafechat
The answer is, "NO, not yet . . . ! "According to the Google Docs Help Forum, "Removing the background of an image is currently not supported within the Google Docs Editors." But just because you can't do it in Google doesn't mean it can't be done.
Said no one ever.
Here's a little challenge. Have your students start typing in the URL, letter by letter, slash by tedious slash, to this website:
Now sit back and gaze at their bewildered faces while you giggle wickedly.