Your first 2024 tech update!
Happy New Year, Blog Followers!
It has been quite a while since you heard from us. Alas, the end of 2023 seemed to go out with a roar and suddenly we're half way through the school year (almost). Insanity! In a continued effort to keep our emails brief, here are three things you should know as we hit our stride in 2024:
How we sign in to Canva has changed. We now connect through Clever which means that everyone has an account and won't need to wait for our approval to get in. Plus it has created "classes" for students to match their schedule should you want to use Canva Classrooms instead of the Google Classroom integration. As always, feel free to book time with us if you'd like a co-pilot introducing Canva to your students!
You can now convert Google Forms into Practice Sets for Google Classroom. Why would you be interested in that? Well, if you have a collection of Google Forms you use with students, you can now leverage the awesome set of tools offered Practice Sets, which includes tools like suggested resources and hints, as well as in-the-moment support for students and insights for you. Interested in learning more about Practice Sets? Make an appointment with us or click here to check out Google's interactive demo.
Have you leveraged the resources from CommonLit? It is a hidden gem that you might have forgotten about or have yet to discover. Three of their awesome free features include…
Text Sets: It collects passages by topic to give students ways to connect with real-world events and literary movements. Some set topics include "College and Career Choices", "Immigration", and "Space" as well as 67 others.
Themes: You can explore 26 different theme sets that gather articles and passages from across a broad spectrum of resources. Topics include "Loneliness & Isolation", "Growing Up", and "Justice, Freedom & Equality".
As always, feel free to get in touch or make an appointment with us if we can help support you with any of these topics or other instructional technology ideas. We'd love to connect with you!
Have a great day!
Susie & Stephen
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