TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more http://www.teachercast.net On Demand Educational Professional Development featuring the worlds brightest educators. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:38:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Welcome to the TeacherCast Podcasting Network. Join host Jeff Bradbury (@TeacherCast) and the worlds finest educators and educational technology creators as we discuss the latest in educational tech and pedagogy. Our goal is to help you find and use the right educational technology for your classroom. Subscribe today! Jeffrey D. Bradbury @TeacherCast clean Jeffrey D. Bradbury @TeacherCast feedback@teachercast.net feedback@teachercast.net (Jeffrey D. Bradbury @TeacherCast) 2014 TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network The TeacherCast Broadcasting Network: Your Educational Professional Development Podcast Network with Jeff Bradbury @TeacherCast education,k-12,technology,edtech,teachercast,teacher,school,iPad,school,leadership,social media TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more http://teachercast-net.jeffreybradbury.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/TC-LARGE-1400x1400-text.png http://www.teachercast.net TV-G New Jersey, USA Weekly Screencast: Learn how to use the Google Sheets app on your iPad or Android Tablet http://www.teachercast.net/screencast-learn-use-google-sheets-app-ipad-android-tablet/ http://www.teachercast.net/screencast-learn-use-google-sheets-app-ipad-android-tablet/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:36:20 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19271

In the last few months, Google has doubled down on its approach to mobile devices, releasing stand alone apps for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and now Slides. Sheets is one of my favorite Google apps, so I was excited to give the app a try. First of all, the app, when opened, will show you all…

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Create, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Sheets app. With Google Sheets you can: * Create new spreadsheets or edit any that were created on the web or on another device * Share spreadsheets and work together with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time * Open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel files * Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection * Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Protect your spreadsheets with a 4-digit passcode… Read more]]>
In the last few months, Google has doubled down on its approach to mobile devices, releasing stand alone apps for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and now Slides. Sheets is one of my favorite Google apps, so I was excited to give the app a try.
First of all, the app, when opened, will show you all of your spreadsheets in a most recent list.  This is really helpful, since you don’t need to pour over tons of documents to see your spreadsheets. However, there are no folders in this view. On each sheet, there is a three line more options menu, where you can rename, share, and view additional details.
When creating, I found some differences, based on the device. My nexus 7 tablet allowed me to create an Excel file, as well as a Google Spreadsheet.  That feature was missing on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (shown in the video).
In a spreadsheet file, the view is minimalist, but most features are there. You can insert formulas. You can format cells. You can share and edit the background details.  Two key missing features, however, include extrapolation (copying down a formula) and sorting. Hopefully, they’ll add these soon.
All in all, this is a decent, lightweight spreadsheet app with online integration and accessibility on iOS and Android.  Google has a track record of improving things over time, so I don’t doubt we’ll see some of those limitations absolved over time! Now, enjoy the demo!
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Create, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Sheets app. With Google Sheets you can: * Create new spreadsheets or edit any that were created on the web or on another device * Share spreadsheets and work together with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time * Open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel files * Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection * Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Protect your spreadsheets with a 4-digit passcode
 

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Create, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Sheets app. With Google Sheets you can: * Create new spreadsheets or edit any that were created on the web or on another device * Share spreadsheets and work together with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time * Open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel files * Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection * Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Protect your spreadsheets with a 4-digit passcode… Read more]]>
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Video: Learn how to use the new Google Slides App for your iPad and Android devices http://www.teachercast.net/video-learn-use-new-google-slides-app-ipad-android-devices/ http://www.teachercast.net/video-learn-use-new-google-slides-app-ipad-android-devices/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:11:17 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19266

Google’s new stand alone Slides app for the iPad is a powerful tool for creating your next presentation.Log in to your Google account, and you’ll quickly see that this app has many of the features that we expect from the folks in Mountain View: Drive integration, easy collaboration, and offline editing mode. These make it easy…

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Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Slides app. With Google Slides you can: * Create new presentations or edit any that were created on the web or on another device * Share presentations and work together with others in the same presentation at the same time * Open, edit, and save Microsoft PowerPoint files * Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection * Add and rearrange slides, format text and shapes, and more * Present right from your device * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type… Read more]]>

Google’s new stand alone Slides app for the iPad is a powerful tool for creating your next presentation.Log in to your Google account, and you’ll quickly see that this app has many of the features that we expect from the folks in Mountain View: Drive integration, easy collaboration, and offline editing mode. These make it easy to quickly find and edit presentations in Drive, share them with colleagues, and even work without an internet connection!Creating a new presentation is simple. Click on the yellow ‘+’ sign in the bottom right corner and you’re off! Double tap text boxes to edit content, use the layout manager to select different types of slides, and even customize the font, color, and styling of your text!All of that being said, there is no question that this app’s creative powers are not as robust as its browser-based version. Font selections and overall styling options are limited, and it isn’t yet possible to embed media such as Youtube videos like you can in the browser.Think of this app as Google Slides Lite – a fantastic tool for developing the skeleton of your presentation (e.g., sequence and content) while leaving the heavy lifting to the browser version. As someone who uses Slides for workshops, presentations, and class assignments, the Google Slides app has definitely found a permanent home on my iPad.

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Screencast: Learn how to use the Google RESEARCH button in Google Docs | #GoogleDriveInUnder5 http://www.teachercast.net/google-drive-under-5-episode-6/ http://www.teachercast.net/google-drive-under-5-episode-6/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:51:07 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19258

Did you know that you can use Google’s powerful search engine without actually going to Google.com? While in Google Docs, simply hover over TOOLS and click on the Research tab. From here, Google can help you as you work on your collaborative documents. The Research tool can help you look up Images, Quotes, Google Scholar,…

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Did you know that you can use Google’s powerful search engine without actually going to Google.com? While in Google Docs, simply hover over TOOLS and click on the Research tab. From here, Google can help you as you work on your collaborative documents. The Research tool can help you look up Images, Quotes, Google Scholar, a Dictionary, and even help you access the files in your Google Drive for awesome document linking.

One of the key features about the Research tab area the citations. Google Research allows you to import this information using MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.

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The Great Flipped, Project Based, Paperless Classroom Experiment: Week 1 http://www.teachercast.net/nbthsmusic-2/ http://www.teachercast.net/nbthsmusic-2/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:29:28 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19254

Part 1 of this blog post can be found here. Two weeks ago, I accepted the mission of starting the year off by flipping my music classroom.  Not only flipping, but creating an expansive project based learning environment that was dynamic and paperless.  I have had two weeks of amazing lessons with my students and…

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Two weeks ago, I accepted the mission of starting the year off by flipping my music classroom.  Not only flipping, but creating an expansive project based learning environment that was dynamic and paperless.  I have had two weeks of amazing lessons with my students and I am very happy that up to this point, the year has started off very well.

To assist with my PBL/Flipped/Paperless experiment, I decided to create iBooks for the students.  Everyone is working on the same project, but each student has chosen a different topic from which to draw inspiration from.  The project began with students choosing a song to study.  This song was either one of their choosing (I stressed that the song needed to be school appropriate), or they could choose a song that I provided them through the iBooks.

When you assume…. well… ya know….

Using Garageband, students created voice over tracks that were then saved in a shared folder on their Google Drives.  This project was very successful, but not totally successful.  One of the first major snafoo’s came on the first day of the project.  While putting together the iBook, I made some screencasts to show students how to use apps such as Google Drive and Garageband.  We all know what happens when we assume…. right?
I created a 10 minute screencast using the version of Garageband on my computer at home.  I assumed that when the computers in the room were updated this summer, Garageband was one of the apps that were updated.  Well, I was wrong.  Students watched my video and then turned on Garageband only to find that it was the 2008 version.  I explained to them that even though the face o the app was slightly different the concept of creating new tracks and hitting there record button hadn’t changed at all from the editions.
Some of the students at home are MAC users, and others are Windows users.  I found a number of students actually went home and attempted to the work on their own time.  This was very pleasing, but at the same time, that lead to many emails asking “How do I download Garageband on my PC?”  I told them that the Windows version of Garageband is called Audacity and they can download it for free.

Trying to teach students how to fish….

Then they asked me how to use Audacity.  “How do you think you can learn this application?” I would ask.  Blank faces glanced back at me.  “you can search for videos on YouTube if you need help with things.”  I love my students, but it amazes me that sometimes the one tool they use more than all others during the day is the one tool they can’t remember exists when they are instructed to learn something new from a teacher.  Could this be because schools have a habit of telling students that YouTube isn’t important or useful in education?
Other students come into class and say “I’m ready to do my project!” … “Great” I reply and help them get Garageband ready.  I then ask “What are you going to say on your voice over?”  ….. “I don’t know” they say.  Most of the students are eager to get the project done, but fail to do one of the most vital parts of the project.  RESEARCH

Self reflecting about this project…

Perhaps it’s my fault… perhaps that despite the blog posts, the websites, the iBooks, the screencasts and the 1:1 extra time I am providing them before, after and during school hours, I might have forgotten to tell them to do their homework to prepare for the time spent in front of the applications.
This next week is just  starting and there are many things for the students to do.  In my next post on this project, I will share some tips and tricks for going Paperless and how you can help your students use not only amazing FREE technology, but do so in a BYOD environment.

Looking for your help on this one….

Have you ever tried to create an amazing project with students you hardly knew?  How did it turn out?  What advice can you give me and others?  Please feel free to leave some advice in the comments below.

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10 Amazing Videos to teach you how to use Google Chrome Extensions from the #TechEducator Podcast http://www.teachercast.net/google-chrome-extensions/ http://www.teachercast.net/google-chrome-extensions/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:19:28 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19249

On a recent episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discussed some amazing Google Chrome Extensions.  To help our viewers and readers out, we have broken our show down in to several easily accessible parts to lean how to use these great free web tools. Google Chrome Extentions Smackdown | #TechEducator 65 What are Google Chrome…

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On a recent episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discussed some amazing Google Chrome Extensions.  To help our viewers and readers out, we have broken our show down in to several easily accessible parts to lean how to use these great free web tools.

Google Chrome Extentions Smackdown | #TechEducator 65

What are Google Chrome Extensions?

Organize your online world using Pocket as a Google Chrome Extension

Find AMAZING resources using the Stumbleupon Google Chrome Extension

Read and Write for Google Chrome

Use the Google URL Shortner Chrome Extension to simplify your internet archiving

Use Extensify to provide more buttons on your Chrome Browser

Learn how to Screencast on your Chromebook using Screencastify

Use CLEARLY to remove clutter from your Google Chrome screens

Learn how to Screencast on your Chromebook using Snagit Chrome Extension

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Podcast: Learn how to use Google Apps on your iPad with your students| #TechEducator 66 http://www.teachercast.net/tep66/ http://www.teachercast.net/tep66/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:52:27 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19244

The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com. Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. TechEducatorPodcast.com Follow us Live on Video: http://www.TeacherCast.tv Leave a Voice Mail: http://www.TeacherCast.net/voicemail Email: feedback@Teachercast.net Twitter: @TechEdShow (http://www.twitter.com/techedshow) Hashtag: #TechEducator Hosts: Jeff Bradbury – TeacherCast.net – @TeacherCast Jeff Herb – InstructionalTechTalk.com – @InstTechTalk Sam Patterson – MyPaperlessClassroom.com – @SamPatue Chris Nesi…

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Learn about the Common Core with these great apps today! http://www.teachercast.net/learn-common-core-great-apps-today/ http://www.teachercast.net/learn-common-core-great-apps-today/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:09:10 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19239

Are you a fan of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)???  GREAT … So am I!  There are thousands of great websites with amazing content that gives you awesome insight into the Common Core. Ok… So, I know that CCSS isn’t the most entertaining thing in the world, but it is important to stay up…

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Are you a fan of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)???  GREAT … So am I!  There are thousands of great websites with amazing content that gives you awesome insight into the Common Core.

Ok… So, I know that CCSS isn’t the most entertaining thing in the world, but it is important to stay up to date with the latest and greatest and also have your digital finger on the digital pulse of your students.

Here are some great apps that can be used as reference materials for your class this year.

Common Core Standards:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-standards/id439424555?mt=8

View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR’s).

Apps for Common Core:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apps-for-common-core/id624453180?mt=8

Overwhelmed by all the Common Core Standards? Apps For Common Core gives you quick access to all Common Core Standards by grade level while saving you time by suggesting apps that solve those standards! Teachers and parents will no longer have to search for apps that help their children learn a particular standard.

Common Core State Standards:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-state-standards/id702157474?mt=8

The Common Core State Standards app is both an interactive reference and a sophisticated tool for teachers. It includes a reference for all of the standards in the national Common Core State Standards Initiative for school systems across the country. This easy to use and concise app allows teachers, administrators, and parents to view the standards, take notes on each standard, create a roster of students, take notes on individual students’ progress, create and print reports per standard or per student, mark standards with customizable indicators, and easily search the standards. It also includes the ability to download lesson plans and standards materials to aid teachers. Students can even create reports and do homework using templates and turn them in to be read and stored within the CCSS app.

It is an excellent reference for teachers to utilize in developing lesson plans, and for parents to understand the standards their children are learning and being tested against. The app includes Common Core State Standards for Math and English from grades Kindergarten through High School.

45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, which represents a significant direction in our country’s educational system. The Common Core State Standards app has been developed to help teachers and parents in providing students with a quality education that meets the requirements of the Common Core State Standards.

Features:
• Easy to use reference interface to access all of the Common Core State Standards
• Create a roster of students in a class
• Take notes for each standard and each student. Even take notes per student per standard.
• Create reports for each student, tracking progress against the standards, and create reports for each standard for use in communicating with the administration.
• Includes the Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts in Grades Kindergarten through High School
• Organized by grade level for relevant access. Set your preferred grade level.
• Powerful search feature that allows search through all of the standards
• Add your own progress indicators to each standard
• Built on a powerful engine designed to correlate a large amount of content with each standard. Download a variety of documents and data into your own personal library.

Common Core Content Bank:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-conceptbank/id556647873?mt=8

Common Core Standards are super easy to review and understand using this FREE app! This app gives you a simple way to view each Common Core Standard, review the supporting concepts and find sample assessment & practice questions. A great reference for teachers and parents to easily read and understand the core standards in-depth. Find standards by grade, subject and domain/cluster.

Do you have some great Common Core resources??? Please leave them in the comments section below.

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Podcast: Google Chrome Extensions Smackdown | #TechEducator 65 http://www.teachercast.net/tep65/ http://www.teachercast.net/tep65/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:20:12 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19235

Welcome to the the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nesi.  The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com. Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. TechEducatorPodcast.com Follow us Live on Video: http://www.TeacherCast.tv Leave a Voice…

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Is it possible to create a unified website that melds the best of the WordPress and Google Platforms? This is the question we will answer in this very special presentation given on Sunday September 7 from the CUE Learning Revolution Summit featuring Google for Education. How do I Participate in this session? Please click on…

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Is it possible to create a unified website
that melds the best of the WordPress and Google Platforms?

This is the question we will answer in this very special presentation given on Sunday September 7 from the CUE Learning Revolution Summit featuring Google for Education.

How do I Participate in this session?

Links of Interest

Sample Websites

WordPress

Google Sites

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WordPress Plugins Used

  • Akismet
  • Contact Form 7
  • Google Analyticator
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • WordPress SEO (Yoast)
  • Pretty Links Lite
  • JetPack

Supplemental Videos

 

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Video: Learn how to focus on student content by Chromecasting in your Chromebook 1:1 by @jbormann3 http://www.teachercast.net/video-learn-focus-student-content-chromecasting-chromebook-11-jbormann3/ http://www.teachercast.net/video-learn-focus-student-content-chromecasting-chromebook-11-jbormann3/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:08:30 +0000 http://www.teachercast.net/?p=19223

When I taught in a 1:1 iPad environment, I had to teach differently in order to utilize the devices to their potential.  I started to move away from worksheets and textbooks to more engaging activities, but my focus was still on the content.  The tools being used were allowing me and the students to focus on…

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When I taught in a 1:1 iPad environment, I had to teach differently in order to utilize the devices to their potential.  I started to move away from worksheets and textbooks to more engaging activities, but my focus was still on the content.  The tools being used were allowing me and the students to focus on content as much as we could, rather than training them to do ineffective worksheets and turn them…or else it’s a zero.

Putting Content in the Front of the Classroom…

Chromebook and ChromecastThen came along AirPlay with an iOS update. – game changer! By downloading the Reflection App (because I didn’t have an Apple TV), myself AND the students were able to wirelessly reflect to the my projector. This completely changed my instruction. No longer was I the one that needed to be in front of the room, now it could be the content. Whether it was me projecting something while I was across the room or students projecting their content, the curriculum and content – or as I like to think, the learning – took center stage.

Shifting Students Attention…

By shifting the attention away from me and more on the content, students began to understand its importance. I also became less focused on training, and more focused on teaching.

Ready, Set, Cast!

Now, if you’re in a 1:1 classroom with Chromebooks, you can harness the same power. The video I created below (lengthy, but thorough) lays out how to set this up running and why it can be important.

 Keep in Mind…

  • Need to install the Google Extension for Chrome.
  • Students can cast only one tab at a time.
  • Check your projector to see if it’s HDMI or just VGA.
  • Must have a power source for the Chromecast.
  • Can not see mouse movements while casting.
  • The Chromecast and the Chromebook must be on the same wireless network.

Final Thoughts…

In my opinion, wireless projecting is an instructional game changer.  Focus less on training students and let the content and learning take center stage.

Jarod Bormann
EdTech Rocks!

P.S. Are you a teacher who uses wireless projection in your classroom? What instructional advantages have you seen?

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