Incognito Browser What Does It Do?

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Incognito Browser is a useful research tool for a student or teacher. This is because the browser doesn’t retain history about the user. What does this mean? It means when you enter search words in the omnibus (search window)  the answer returned is non-biased. It is not based on your past internet searches. This means a teacher or student doing research for a project receives websites returns which represent both sides of a story.

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Google Forms Response Clicker

Google Forms is one of the most versatile tools provided within Google APPS for Education. It not only provides interaction but collects information into one easy to use sheet. This makes data analysis easy and a time saving task. One creative way to use a Google Form is as a Response System Clicker. There are many benefits to using a Form in this manner.

The Google Form as a response clicker let’s the user answer questions from a variety of digital devices. Questions are provided by means of an IWB (Interactive Whiteboard). The teacher can prepare a Google Slide with questions and choices  of  Yes or No, True & False, Multiple Choice and short answer questions. Every question will have its own code which the user types into the question code area. The form will automatically collect each users name. All answers drop into one spreadsheet for the teacher to review.

Google Forms provides both engagement and timesaving features for teachers and students.

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Geometry FUN Using a Google Sheet

Oh! How I love  Alice Keelers’ Google Sheet Pixel Art Template and the potentials it offers for supporting learning Geometry. After seeing this template in action I knew it would make a perfect visual manipulative for helping students with understanding the concepts of Perimeter and Area. The below video demonstrates how I envision the template being used to support students with learning math.

Please click here to make a copy of the Area & Perimeter Google Sheet Template

As Alice would say,

“The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet”

Thank you Alice Keeler for providing permission to use your spreadsheet template for this blog post!!!

Google Doc Related Topic Search Simplifies Task

When researching a topic I tend to start with a list of related words. I discovered when one creates a Google Doc list it’s easy to do a “Related Topic Search”. This is done by using the research tool built into a Google Doc. The related topic search analyses the list of words and provides informational links to common topics. Once one clicks on a topic of choice they are provided with a variety of research resources.

After clicking on Pyramids of Giza I was provided with web-links to this information:

  1. Maps
  2. Basic Stats
  3. Images
  4. Top website resources

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Yes! Text Boxes Can Be Inserted Into a Google Doc!!!

I’m finding a Google Doc seems to be looked upon as one of the most challenging features of GAfE (Google APPS for Education).  It really isn’t difficult to master once you understand how the components hidden within a Google Doc function. Following are directions for inserting a text box within a Google Doc.