Kaizena: Add Voice Comments To Google Docs!
Google Tools / Writing Tools

Kaizena: Add Voice Comments To Google Docs!

During my daily reading of Richard Byrne’s blog, FreeTech4Teachers, I came across his amazing post on Kaizena. As an avid user of Google Documents in the classroom, especially as a means to provide immediate feedback on student’s papers and writing, I was thrilled to learn that Kaizena offered the opportunity to provide audio feedback to students! … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Auto Generate QR Codes in Google Spreadsheets!
Google Tools / Helpful Tips

10 Steps To Auto Generate QR Codes in Google Spreadsheets!

Step 1: Log into your Google Drive account. Step 2: Create a new spreadsheet. Step 3: Label Column A “Message.” Step 4: Label Column B “QR Code.” Step 5: Enter some text or URLs in column A. Step 6: In Cell B2, enter this formula (or copy and paste it.) =image(“https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150×150&cht=qr&chl=” & A2) Step 7: Press Enter and a QR code … Continue reading

Harnessing The Powers of Google Search!
About Me / Google Tools / Professional Development

Harnessing The Powers of Google Search!

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to present to some wonderful Texas educators at the Google Apps for Education Texas Summit. My presentation was all about harnessing the powers of the almighty Google search, and it was well received by the educators who were present. In the hopes of sharing the wealth, here is my presentation … Continue reading

VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!
eLearning / Google Tools / Video Tools / YouTube

VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!

I learned about VideoNotes from Richard Bryne’s incredible blog, and was excited about the possibilities it holds for students and flipped learning. Basically, VideoNotes is an online tool that allows students to take notes while watching videos on the same screen, side-by-side. You can load a video on the left side of the screen by inputting the … Continue reading

Inside Google Search: An Interactive Explanation of The World’s Most Powerful Search Engine
Google Tools / Visualizations

Inside Google Search: An Interactive Explanation of The World’s Most Powerful Search Engine

Did you know the web is made up of more than 30 trillion individual pages? Or that the Google search index is over 100 million gigabytes? Well, now you can explore this and much, much more on Google’s interactive Inside Search page. Find out how the famous search engine crawls through the cyberworld to find … Continue reading