Get Google Certified AND Get Credit with our Google Certified Educator Cohorts

Spring registration is now open for our popular Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 cohorts! These courses will take an educator through all the necessary skills needed to pass the Google Certified Educator exams, and are at NO COST to our Northern Buckeye member districts.

With on-demand videos and work, you can work at your own pace and complete it at your convenience.  Registration is open now and the course will run from January 18th – April 16th, 2021

Both Level 1 and Level 2 courses offer CEU credit OR graduate credit through Ashland University. The graduate credit is at an additional cost. read more

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Easily Organize Your Apps Launcher

It is so frustrating when you click on your Apps launcher, or waffle menu, and you have to scroll down forever to find Google Classroom, or even Jamboard. An easy fix is to just bookmark all your favorite apps to your toolbar, but sometimes you want to open them quickly from your Apps Launcher, too!

You used to have to install an extension to customize your Apps Launcher. Now you can reorder them without anything extra.

Just click on your Apps Launcher (waffle) to open it. Then click and hold down any app icon in your launcher and drag it to where you want it. Put all your favorites at the top for easy access.  read more

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INFOhio Bookflix – A GREAT Resource for Young Students!

At this current time of COVID-19, we are all getting inundated with many emails and resources. I wanted to highlight one resource that should not be missed, and can easily be used during this remote learning time. 

Bookflix is one of INFOhio’s many resources for teachers, students, and parents of Ohio. This resource focuses on reading and ELA activities. Teachers and students are able to find books to read along with and complete activities that match them. 

When you visit the INFOhio homepage, you can find Bookflix under the Ages 3-5 button and also the Grades K-5 button.  Once in Bookflix, you can pick a category, search by title, or even change it to Spanish. read more

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Customize Your Charts in Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a great tool to use to help keep track of data, analyze numbers, make calculations, etc. One of the many features of Sheets is the fact that you can create charts to visualize your data. There are various charts you can use and you can also customize them to make certain parts stand out.  

One of my favorite charts to use (depending on what kind of data you are analyzing) is the pie chart. First, you highlight all your data and then click on the chart icon. Once your chart is created, you can begin to customize it using the customize tab in your chart editor.  read more

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Randomize your Slides presentations!

Are there times when you want your Google Slides to be in a random order? How about if your slides are vocabulary terms and you are studying for a test… or how about if it is a class collaboration slide deck where each student has their own slide?  Sometimes it is fun to have slides come up in random order. Here is how you can do this with the Slides add-on called Slides Randomizer. 

To install this, open up a Slides presentation that you already have (or you can create a new one, too.) Go to your Add-ons menu and select Get add-ons.  read more

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