Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Tech Tidbits April 18, 2017

Exeter High School
Tuesday Tidbits: Technology
April 18, 2017

by Sandy Blanc

Technology Tip of the Week: Sign out of Chrome (not just Gmail)!

It is ALMOST April vacation! We got this!
I have noticed that some students (and staff) may not realize that they are not only signed into Gmail, but they are also signed into Google Chrome as well. It happens frequently that people are forgetting, or not knowing, that they are still signed in and do not sign out. This could leave your account exposed (Gmail, Docs, Classroom, etc.). You want to protect your data and privacy! I came across this article by Alice Keeler, that I would like to share.
The article highlights two ways to ensure you are logged out of Chrome. One way is CNTRL+SHIFT+Q+Q (and Command+SHIFT+Q+Q on a Mac). This is a good practice to teach the students and yourself! See the article above for logging out through Gmail!

Lastly, you can just make sure to sign out of Chrome by noticing the following...

This is a screenshot from Gmail (looks the same on a Chromebook or Mac). When you “log off” using your icon in the right corner, you are ONLY logging out of Gmail, not Chrome!

Using a Chromebook, the lower right corner will have an icon. Press the icon to open the box you see in the picture. In the top of the box click on “Sign Out”.

This signs you out of Google Chrome on a Chromebook!

This is a screenshot from a Mac. You can see two different places I am logged in. One is Gmail, and the other is Google Chrome!

Be sure you log out of both if you are using a shared computer!

How can I use this in my class?

You can demonstrate to your students and have them practice the key command.
They will be practicing the safe way to log off of shared computers!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday Tech Tidbits April 11, 2017

Exeter High School
Tuesday Tidbits: Technology
April 11, 2017

by Sandy Blanc

Technology Tip of the Week: Assign Action Items to Specific People on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides!

The ability to “assign a task” to someone using the comment box is a great way to tackle meeting agenda to do lists, assign specific students a task if they are working on a group document or project, or to tag a person not on the document to assign them a task. When the action of assigning a task takes place in a Google Doc, for example, the person will be sent an email notifying them of the action.
HERE is a link to the support page on how you can add action items in G Suite.
Watch my tutorial!

When you go to your Google Drive, you will see the document has a number on it.

How can I use this in my class?

  • Student group work assignments: Group project on Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, assign each student set tasks for members to do using the “assign” feature.
  • Teachers could assign a task for a student to improve the document, instead of just leaving a comment.
  • For group meeting minutes, I love this feature for productivity. Student or staff group meetings can add assign tasks to be more productive in completing tasks.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tech Tuesday Tidbits April 4, 2017

Exeter High School
Tuesday Tidbits: Technology
April 4, 2017

by Sandy Blanc

Technology Tool of the Week: Google Keep

Google Keep is a versatile tool that can be used for note-taking and online bookmarking among other things! With Google Keep, you can create and edit notes, organize notes, bookmarks, and lists, and search and share notes! Google Keep has recently been added to the core G Suite applications. This means that you can now insert from Google Keep into Google Docs!

Check out this lesson on how to add CCSS to a Google Doc using Google Keep!
Here is a link to Google Keep support.

How can I use this in my class?

You can use Google Keep to create labels for your classes and save page links to them. You could easily drop the links onto a Google Doc to share to Google Classroom.
Students could create their own Google Keep labels and find resources for projects, etc.

Teacher Tech Days- Wednesdays!
Where? Library
When? Wednesday at 2:30-3:15 pm on April 5, 2017