Tip #1 - Make a call with wifi callingWith Wi-Fi Calling, you can place a phone call if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage, i.e. a school building! Here are the directions to set up wifi calling for an iPhone or an Android. Important note: Not all Wi-Fi networks work with Wi-Fi Calling.
Tip #1 - WeVideoTrying to provide more hands-on & creative assignments and projects for your students? Do you like to create screencasts of lessons for your students to access outside of class? WeVideo is a cloud-based, Chromebook compatible, easy-to-use collaborative video editing program that works on any device. It is available in BVSD for grades 2-12.
Tip #1 - Internet LibrarianGigantic resource gives quick, easy access to tens of thousands of websites on everything from health to sports news to product reviews to free Internet ad blockers.
Tip #1 - Master List of Google Expeditions for Google CardboardThis spreadsheet contains an updated list of all available Google Expeditions for use with Google Cardboard, as well as lesson plans when available.
Tip #1 - Google Fusion TablesWho doesn’t want to get more out of the data they’re working with? Google Fusion Tables gives you new ways to gather and look at your data, including merging it with other sources and easily sharing for seamless collaboration.
Tip #2 - EquatIOIf you love Google Read and Write from Text Help, then prepare to be amazed by the math version EquatIO! EquatIO is our newest Chrome Extension that enables students and teachers to type, dictate, or handwrite any mathematical expression quickly and easily into Google Docs and Google Forms. Check out this video for a demo and Eric Curts' blog for a more indepth review.
Tip #1 - Timely informationHoliday calendars...calendars for past, present, and future years...countdowns to specific dates...sunrise/sunset/moonrise/moonset calculators...time zones...etc
Tip #1 - Free word gamesCrosswords, jumbles, naming games, Scrabble Sprint, vocabulary quizzes and more.
Tip #1 - Math problems solvedFind out how compound interest, convert between metric and US measurement systems, add fractions, calculate areas, etc…
Tip #1 - Most Accurate Weather Sites and AppsBest for quick summary: Yahoo WeatherBest all around: AccuWeatherBest for local accuracy across the US: WeatherUndergroundBest for up-to-the minute forecasts around precipitation at your precise location: Dark Sky
Tip #2 - Google Keep now part of G Suite for EducationGoogle Keep is a note-taking app that is now part of G Suite for Education. Along with its addition to G Suite, it now integrated into Google Docs. You can drag and drop notes directly from Keep into your docs.
Tip #1 - FieldTripper
Who doesn’t enjoy the odd field trip? This app serves up location-based information to you as you move around a new (or old!) city with tidbits of information about your surroundings. Expect everything from what old movies were filmed to architecture factoids.
Tip #2 - Chromebooks and testingIT has the following recommendations to prepare your Chromebooks for student testing
Restart student chromebooks daily
Make sure that chromebooks are set to charge nightly