Chrome Reading List

Do you have the same problem as everyone else? Lots of useful information to read online, but no time to do it? You wish you could just tuck it away to read at a later date…well, now you can. Meet the Chrome Reading List! 

The Chrome Reading List is built right into Chrome, there is nothing to download. You can access it on your Bookmarks bar and it travels with you in your Chrome profile. 

To add any page to your reading list, just simply click on the star in your omnibox (URL bar) just like you would to add a bookmark. Only don’t add it to your bookmarks, add it to your reading list.  read more

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Google Jamboard is my jam!

Looking for a free whiteboard option? Check out Google Jamboard…you can get to it right from your apps launcher! It is also integrated into Google Meet. 

Google Jamboard is a great tool to use for demonstrating a skill, flow chart, diagram, or any concept. Click on the plus sign tostart a new jam and name it.

Change your background and start drawing on your whiteboard. Note that you can even upload your own custom background. 

Jamboard even has sticky notes that you can use for text, and you can bring in your own images. The last tool is a laser which you can use to circle information, and then it disappears.   read more

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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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