Seeing is believing, right?! A chart can turn data into a powerful visual to help analyze and track trends. Google Sheets offers a wide range of chart types: column charts, pie charts, line charts, bar charts, scatter plots, and others.

One of the “others” I like to use to reference data in a Sheet quickly is a table chart.  Sometimes I will even use both, a more traditional chart like a bar chart and a table chart.

A table chart places the selected columns/rows into a graph where the data can be easily accessible. read more

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Now I have your attention! Have you heard of Classhook? It’s a tool I came across last year and I found it again and wanted to share it with the Tech Tips Community.

Classhook.com is a simple concept, search and find short pieces of video from popular movies and TV and use them to help demonstrate a concept or idea to your students.

Go to Classhook

To get started head on over to classhook.com and sign in with your school google account. The free account lets you show 20 videos per month which is a good way to get started and lets you try it with your students.  read more

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Today, I would like to introduce you to the wonderful world of Cultural Crosswords within Google Arts and Culture.  This is an exciting way to expand your knowledge if you love puzzles and yet at times find yourself struggling to access everything you need to know within your current knowledge base. 

Once you arrive at the menu, you are able to make some selections to give your crossword a direction.  You can select from the above topics of arts, around the world, science and technology, fashion, nature, or the weekly crossword. read more

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In my last Tech Tip, I wrote about the 1,200 eBooks that are available through INFOhio for students in grades 3-6. But what about high school students? Exciting news for INFOhio students and educators at the high school level! Licensed through the RemoteEDx initiative, the EBSCO Ebook High School Collection is accessible through the INFOhio website.

This robust collection provides students and educators with full-text eBook coverage that aligns with your school’s curricula. Gain fast and easy access to over 12,000 eBooks that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science, and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials. read more

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I love the holiday season! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or just the winter season, I know that the kiddos get a little, shall we say crazy?, this time of the year. It’s hard to keep their attention on things like math and social studies when it’s almost break. It’s time for you to get creative to engage your kiddos with more than just a series of movies.

I’d like to share with you some holiday-themed activities and tools that will get you in the sprit of the holiday season and hopefully get your students more engaged. read more

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