One of us was at an awesome training today on Google Classroom, and the presenter mentioned a Chrome app for annotating on PDFs. Our immediate thought: this would also be fantastic in regard to our handouts! If you use our PDF handouts and want students to be able to annotate on them digitally, you need to try out Doc Hub.
Doc Hub is a free Chrome app that allows students to sign in with their Google account and easily annotate on a PDF! It's awesome.
Here's a quick silent screenshot video showing how it works here (on our Twitter):
Do you like Poll Everywhere? It's a great, FREE tool that will let you do all kinds of formative assessments during a lesson including multiple choice questions, open ended responses, and word clouds.
Poll Everywhere has always played nice with PowerPoint. Now it also plays nice with Google Slides. By installing the Chrome extension "Poll Everywhere," you will find an extra menu item at the top that says "Poll Everywhere" whenever you open Google Slides. You can them click this menu item and begin creating polls in the Google Slides.
Remember that your students can work in Google slides too as it's a great collaborative tool. You can have as many as 50 people working in a Google Slide set at one time (that number may change in the future).
See the screenshots below showing installation of the Chrome extension and where it can be found one you open Google Slides! Click screenshots to enlarge.
Timers are powerful. Whether you use them to let students know how much more time before you are going to pick up a warm-up/bell ringer, to indicate station or lab rotations, or just to overall facilitate transitions---timers help keep everything moving along. They can also be motivating for students to stay on track.
Did you know there is a quick and easy way to pull up a timer whenever you want?
1. In Google Chrome, in the omnibox (that's the bar where you also type in web addresses), just type "Timer 2 Minutes" and it will immediately pull up a timer that starts counting down right away!
2. Several timer Chrome extensions that you can get by just clicking "Apps" in Chrome and then visiting the "Web Store" (see screenshot below). Then they will just be added to your Chrome browser! Here are a few great ones (make sure you are checking under extensions):
-"Timer" by Kuba - Really quick and simple interface.
- "1 Click Timer" - This one plays nice music when time runs up that you can customize.
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