Entries Categorized as 'google docs'

Willis Junior High School: Blended Learning comes to the Chandler Unified School District

Date November 6, 2011

My current teaching contract commenced in 2004 and soon afterward social media, for me, sky rocketed. A short time later, most of my communicative life moved into what very few people at the time knew as “the cloud”. Facebook was still locked to the universities and Yahoo! was still a huge stock option for many […]

Google Doc Group Sharing

Date February 9, 2011

Ok, ladies & gentlemen, drum roll please! You can now a Google Document and/or Google Document Folder with a Google Group. When you do, every member of that group is now shared to that Google Doc file/folder. I teach high school using Google Docs and have 100+ students in Google Groups. I use to have […]

Google Lets Users Store More Files Online

Date January 13, 2010

For years I’ve worried about storage and losing files. I’ve been online continually since 1992 now and have way too many files. Everything anymore to me are zeros and ones, and a few years ago I moved to Google tools for most everything. I am a Google whore, just short of flying to a Google […]

Google Docs Fail?

Date April 19, 2009

Earlier today I got a cryptic message from a student that Google Docs was down and they couldn’t get to their directions for tomorrow’s project. Now mind you, I assigned this over a month ago so why wait until today to go and begin to do your work? Later I got another message from a […]

Google Apps: An alternative CMS

Date October 11, 2008

Frankly, I am getting a little bored doing the similar presentation over and over. Although I can tell you it’s well received and needed! I just need Google to call me up and pay me, or at least give me a free tour or something. 🙂 I’ve worked on this with Shelley Rodrigo at probably […]

Google Apps for the classroom

Date July 18, 2008

Shelley Rodrigo and I have worked on a presentation on Google Apps, which I am ready to adapt, develop, update and add to. It’s a work in progress, but here’s what I have so far. I am running it by a few colleagues tomorrow as a sort of preview to larger things down the road, […]

Here come the Googlers!

Date April 21, 2008

We’ve begun going to talk to the current Sophomore Honors students about AP English & American Studies. Mostly the course curriculum they disregard until we get going because there’s just too much, and typically they can’t wrap their minds are AP vs American Studies vs AP Exams vs Dual Enrollment. I get a lot of […]

rubrics

Date March 28, 2008

Earlier this week in a staff development meeting we reviewed student work and rubrics. The rubrics we examined were from our colleagues and most were pretty bad. Now I was first introduced to rubric writing in 1999, and I think I can do an above average job. Later this week I was preparing a project […]

Google docs gets an update

Date March 27, 2008

Last night I was grading and went to refresh Google docs. Suddenly everything looked a little different, and I suddenly realized they made a format change that gave me several options I’d been praying for before bed for months. Where to begin? Page breaks – Google docs now let’s the user set his or her […]

iPhone for school

Date February 12, 2008

We always make the kids put away phones, ipods, etc… but should we? Today in school the kids were studying for the rhetorical schemes quiz, and most had printed pages from Google docs where we had the definitions saved, and some had nothing, but this one kid was sitting in the back of the room […]