Have you ever dreamt of stepping onto stage ready to perform your own masterpiece?  Or maybe you hope to hear that song you’ve been humming to yourself on Spotify or YouTube Music.  Perhaps you are working with young musicians in a classroom.  If you find yourself in any of these situations, especially the one involving young musicians, Chrome Music Lab has something for you.  

Chrome experiments is a great place to find new opportunities in technology. One that provides some interesting uses in music is the Chrome experiment called “Song Maker”.   read more

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Google has added a few new “experimental’ websites to its list of cool tools and I wanted to share a couple of them, while they are still “hot off the presses”.

The first is an Interactive Periodic Table which you may have stumbled upon when doing a regular google search. If you search for “Periodic Table” one of the results in the right sidebar looks like this.

Click the Explore Elements button and you will be taken to the the 3D Interactive Periodic Table.

Google’s Interactive Periodic Table

Each element is featured with a 3D animated model. You can turn the element around and see the orbiting electrons. Notice the spelling of Aluminium! As a former science teacher from Australia, it is good to see the 13th element is spelled correctly! read more

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Registration is now open for Northern Buckeye’s Google Certified Educator (GCE) Level 1 and Level 2 which will run this September – December. Each cohort will take an educator through all the preparation they will need for the Google Certified Educator exam and it can be done at your own pace.

The cohorts will be facilitated by myself and Chris Malanga (both Google Certified Trainers) using Google Classroom. The cohorts will be open from Monday, September 20th through Friday, December 17th. Participants work at their own pace, through eight modules of videos and activities to help them better understand Google Workspace. Even if you don’t want to take the certification exam, the course will help you use Google tools more effectively in your classroom. read more

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