Google Keep comes to Docs
Google Keep is one of my favorite note taking tools. It is simple, goes across multiple platforms, you can color code them and share them easily. Now you can insert your Google Keep notes right into a Google Doc. You can also flip it the other way and add a link from your docs right into a Google Keep note. Check out the video below. It seems to work in both my personal and my gsuite for edu accounts.
Eric Curts has another great way to use Google Keep to help grade and provide feedback in docs. Check out his post here. Or his tutorial here.
Both Quill.org and noredink have been busy redesigning the writing/grammar sites they run.
Some Upcoming PD
Most of you know that I really enjoy going to edcamps and find them a great way to learn and to make connections with other educators. Voting with my feet works for me. If a session does not work for me, I find another one. Also...they are FREE! Here's the BIG list of edcamps- and there are always new ones being added
The upcoming edcamps on my calendar:
Saturday- March 11th- #edcampBoston
Saturday- March 18th- #ecampNorthQuabbin
Saturday- April 8th- choices/choices #edcampGrafton or #edcampAccess
edcampGrafton is a pretty typical edcamp- edcampAccess- which is held over in Burlington, MA is more targeted toward special ed, udl, assistive tech. I'm hoping that they will also have a "test kitchen" with apps, products that you can try out, see new uses for (not just a vendor showcase kind of thing)
August 18th #edcampCT
I cannot say enough positive things about edweb. This professional learning community has grown by leaps and bounds. There is a group for just about anything you may want to learn as an educator. There are multiple webinars just about every afternoon. I just wish they still had an embeddable google calendar!
Simple K12 is offering a series of 30 min webinars on using chromebooks on March 11th. I had a subscription to this site for many years. Simple quick tutorials. If you subscribe you can watch a plethora of tutorials at your own pace on your own schedule. They also keep track of this for you and you can download certificates. The series looks like it goes straight thru from 10-3, but the info is generally in the first half hour of each hour and then they try to convince you to subscribe...
Do You Know the Best Ways to Use Chromebooks in Your Classroom?
Tips for Implementing Chromebooks
and the Best Apps for Teachers
Saturday, March 11
10:00am - 3:30pm ET
Join us for this amazing line-up of information-packed webinars created for teachers by teachers!