Google is amazing! They have so many apps that are perfect for use within education that really enhance learning opportunities within the classroom. Google apps for education can transform learning activities and help students create, collaborate and extend the walls within.
Alongside this Google has a great 'Be Internet Awesome' programme to help students gain the skills to be safe when using the Internet. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
Be Internet Awesome is broken down into five sections:
1. Be Internet Smart - share with care
2. Be Internet Alert - don't fall for fake
3. Be Internet Strong - secure your secrets
4. Be Internet Kind - its cool to be kind
5. Be Internet Brave - when in doubt, talk it out
These five sections make up the programme to teach students about internet safety. The programme takes you on a tour through each of the different sections where you complete activities and games to learn the skills. Its named Interland.
At the end students can even get a certificate for completing their journey or digital badges! Teachers, there is a curriculum to guide you and your students along the journey with a pledge that can be sent home to continue the conversations at home too.
Check out all the information about it here on Google.
There are so many ideas out there that you can use, download and purchase that can fit into the look or activity you are trying to complete. Bitmoji is so easy to use but if you're stuck, keep an eye out on my youtube channel for a Bitmoji video coming soon!
Check out some of the Bitmoji resources I have in the VIP access area also!
Did you know you can screen record on an iPad? This makes documenting and sharing student learning so much easier! Gone will be the times of having to have a buddy record on another iPad whilst you do you learning on another.
This is such a great tool for students, teachers and educators but you need to make sure your iPad is up to date. Follow the simple instructions on my photo above to get started!
I recently figured out how you can make your desktop folders fancy using powerpoint, shapes and colours!
So easy to do and you can make them look however you want to.
Check out my youtube tutorial which shows you really quickly how you can make them look fancy and interesting. Click on the picture for the youtube link!
Google Drawings is an amazing tool part of the Google Apps for Eduction. There are so many ways you can use Google Drawings in your classroom for both teachers and students. Have a look at this Tech Tip which shows you the benefits and some examples of how you can use Google Drawings!
Check out this Tech Tip - all about Google Classroom! So many benefits and ways it can be used in your classroom to make your life easier!
Find the pdf here.
Did you know google has this amazing tool called VOICE TYPING which is built into google docs and google slides. It allows you to voice type and dictate your ideas into your work, without having to type! You can even edit, format and add punctuation with your voice too! This tool has so many positive impacts for the classroom and yourself as a teacher!
Check out the Tech Tip to easily show you where to find the Voice Typing tool!
Did you know google has this amazing tool called EXPLORE which is built into your google apps. It allows you to search the web, images or your drive for information relevant to your activity, but without having to tab switch! So handy for your students!
Here is a Tech Tip to easily show you where to find the Explore tool!
Who doesn't love Bitmoji's?? They are a great picture representation to add to your work that represent your feelings or what is happening. They are easy to use, and can be added into your work. Bitmoji's can be copy and pasted into your chosen document, or drag and dropped in.
Here is a Tech Tip to easily explain how Bitmoji's work!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!