Tip #1 - Online timersSet the alarm to go off after a certain number of seconds, minutes or longer intervals. Help students take ownership of their learning by pacing themselves with focus times & short breaks!
Tip #1 - Google Public Data ExplorerGoogle Public Data Explorer graphs a variety of public information that you can tweak for greater detail.
Tip #1 - Does your inbox often seem overwhelming?Google allows you to choose which inbox will work most effectively. In addition, unroll.me identifies subscription emails, then neatly lists them for users, and also gives the option to unsubscribe.
Tip #2 - Google Docs Version History (formerly Revision History) - Thanks to Jack Ganse
Tip #1 - PaperCut is now available to you
This new feature allows you to print from any device to any large Ricoh printer in the district. All you need to do is walk up to the printer, after adding your document to the PaperCut print queue, enter your employee ID and click print. For more information, watch this helpful video or view these instructions.
Tip #2 - VizLab for Educators online training courseThe VizLab for Educators online training course is now available! This course provides an overview of data literacy, using data in your work, and basic navigation in VizLab. Upon successful completion of the course you will be granted access to VizLab to see your students' data. Get more information and instructions to sign up for the course at vizlab.bvsd.org!
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