December 7, 2016 will mark 75 years since the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, a day that took the lives of many and changed the course of history for the entire world. It is a day that we never forget and a day that, we as teachers, should always take time to share with our students. When I was a 4th/5th grade educator teaching students about World War II, we would find our information from books, pictures, articles, and web resources. I couldn't simply take them on a field trip to significant sites from history. But now-a-days we can, with virtual reality.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Did you ever watch "Dexter's Laboratory" on Cartoon Network and wish you could have your very own science lab? I did and now I do, with MEL Chemistry! And there's a Virtual Reality component! Check out my video demo of one of their science experiments and find out how VR can enhance your learning of chemistry!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Are you ready to dive into Virtual Reality in your classroom? Now is the time! There are tons of free and inexpensive content out there: apps, websites, lesson plans, and creation tools. I've created a list of my top 10 Virtual Reality resources that you can use right now in your classroom!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
I recently posted about the missing Citation tool in the new Explore for Google Docs and shared some alternative options (see How to Create Citations without the Research Tool). I also shared a way to let the Docs Team know your disappointment over the missing Citation Tool. The Docs Team was listening and they want more feedback! Read on to learn how you can participate in an official Google Docs Team feedback survey.
Monday, October 03, 2016
It seemed like a great day on September 29, 2016 when Google made the official announcement about G Suite and a ton of new features rolling out including the Explore Tool for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It all seemed like amazing new advancements in Google Drive, until many teachers and students realized that one major Google Docs tool was missing: the Research Tool, and along with it the amazing Citation tools built within! It turned out to be a rather sad end to the week for many. But fear not! There are still some great citation options available for G Suite and Chrome users. And there's even a grassroots campaign to get back those citation tools in Explore!
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Google Expeditions iOS app released on September 19, 2016! You can get the iOS app here and the Android app here. To help you get familiarized with the iOS version, I've created a handy User Guide that can be used by both the teacher and the students. Feel free to download, print, and share this FREE Google Expeditions iOS User Guide!
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Did you catch the Apple Special Event on September 7, 2016? They announced the new iPhone 7, AirPods, and the new Apple Teacher Program! You can watch the keynote presentation here but read on to learn how you can become an Apple Teacher!