Entries by Macey Watermann

New Additions to Google Slides

This week there were multiple updates to Google Slides and new Add-Ons that are accessible for use.  Google Keep Integration Today, you can use a new drag-and-drop integration between Keep and Slides to transform these ideas into action. Skip manual updates, by using linked slides Now, you can link and sync slides from multiple presentations […]

Smart Lab within Smart Notebook

SMARTLAB: Create activities using your own lessons in a few minutes. It’s that simple and customizable and will delight students Many educators have already posted hundreds of activities they’ve created on the SMART Exchange that you can download for free. Check them out!  

PeerGrade

Peergrade is a free online platform to facilitate peer feedback sessions with students.  There are a variety of features to peer grade and they currently are working on adding a feature to check for plagiarism.     

Using Twitter for Professional Development

Getting Started Here are some tips to help you get started with Twitter as a professional resource. Set up a free Twitter account.  This takes just a few minutes. Be sure to fill in your profile with information about being an educator. Don’t worry – you don’t have to share exact details. In fact, keeping it a […]

7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for Girls Basketball will be held Oct 16th-18th in the Middle School gym from 3:30-5:00 pm. Please pick up athletes at the back doors by the gym. Current 7th & 8th-grade girls who are interested in trying out for the team need to be in the gym dressed in proper basketball attire and ready to […]

Ahh not Pull-Ups

In the girls PE classes, we are fitness testing. Last week was the mile, this week is sit-ups, line jumps and pull-ups; which if you ask the girls is one of the ones that they dread. Today though it was all smiles by the 8th-grade class once they finished and Mr. Gordon happened to be […]

Google Cast for Education

Share your computer’s screen from one Chrome browser to another.   Google Cast for Education allows you to turn your computer into a wireless projector for screen sharing from another device. Just install the extension, give your device a name, and invite your students to cast.    Teachers:  Download this extension to setup your device […]

Apple Clips Video App

  Clips is a free iOS app for making and sharing videos with text, effects, graphics and more.  Capture a moment- Getting started is simple and quick. Just hold the red button to record video on the spot, or grab a video clip or photo from anywhere in your library. Pinch and drag while recording […]

Internet Safety w/Google Interland

Google’s Interland is a free game that helps students learn the fundamentals of being safe and smart on the internet. Being internet Smart- Learning to Share with Care Being internet Alert- Learning to not Fall for Fake Being internet Strong- Learning to Secure your Secrets Being internet Kind- Learning that it’s Cool to be Kind Being […]

Learning about “Grit”

I have the privilege of teaching middle school health and physical education. Last week we started our first unit on the foundations of Health and Goal Setting. Within goal setting students are learning about having “Grit” and how shifting their mindset of one that is fixed to one of growth, has the potential to open […]