is a fabulous website geared towards elementary-age children and teachers. It has interactive games such as Math, Read, Art, Music, Puzzle, and Teacher Tools. The games will work on desktop/laptop computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Check out the site; you’ll be on your feet applauding, “Bravo!”

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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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Dr. Jordan Cotten is an Instructional Technology Coach. She created a Google Sheet that organizes educational technology tools like an online tech toolbelt.

You’ll want to bookmark this site and keep it handy.

Dr. Cotten strives to share innovative tech tools that are conducive to student-centered learning. Currently, there are 38 categories from Back Channeling & Polling, Interactive Lessons, Video Creation, Interactive Whiteboards, Formative Assessment, and Website & Portfolio Builder, just to name a few. The Google Sheet is frequently updated listing new tech tools. read more

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Last week’s Tech Tuesday’s article introduced Mote, a Chrome extension that lets you easily add voice comments and audio clips to shared documents, assignments, forms, and emails.  During a recent MoteCon, Stephanie Howell from Pickerington Local School District graciously shared a B-I-N-G-O template she designed to work with Mote. Who doesn’t love B-I-N-G-O, right?! 

The Mote B-I-N-G-O cards could be used as choice boards. Click here to make a copy of the B-I-N-G-O Google Slides template. The template includes six completely editable sample boards. You could revise the template to create a “This or That” activity, an assessment, a book review, just to name a few. The following example shows how you can edit the template. read more

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Mote is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to add voice comments and audio to shared documents, assignments, emails, forms, and websites. After installing the extension, Mote integrates into Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Gmail, and Classroom’s Stream and Private Comments views. The free version provides 30-seconds of recording time.

An example of a teacher providing a comment in a Google Doc:

After installing the extension, the Mote button will appear on the comments card in Google Workspace apps. The free version edit mode lets you download the recording if desired and translate the top message in a different language, not the actual recording. read more

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