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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Schedule Your Gmail Messages!

We’ve done a number of tips about Gmail… but here’s a new one that is super helpful for busy people.

Is there a certain time of the day when you actually have time to sit down and email? Maybe this is a time when you think others might not be reading their email. A well known one is Friday afternoon…when you think “If I send this now, it might get lost in the other person’s inbox….” Maybe it would be better to send the email out Monday morning, or a week from now. Well, now you can schedule your emails in Gmail!
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FREE Summer Technology Training at the Northern Buckeye Road Show

Looking for some great summer PD opportunities? Northern Buckeye is putting on FOUR separate events that will be great learning days, and they are totally FREE!

These events (called Road Shows) feature “pick-your-own-PD” style learning. You’ll be able to choose from over 30 learning sessions throughout the day. Topics include G Suite for Education, MakerSpaces, STEAM, as well as other subjects that teachers will find beneficial.

We are also looking for presenters to share ideas and experiences in combining education and technology into daily lessons and the school environment. Call for Presenters closes May 3rd and presenters will be notified by May 10th. read more

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