Take the conversation outside the classroom. Get a global perspective. During the past week, PYP exhibition students have been conducting surveys. You may have students conducting research for a science fair or for any particular project. A lot of requests have gone out for homeroom teachers to post surveys on their Edmodo (LMS) classes in order to reach the Middle School community. While that's one way of doing it, to reach the local community, it may limit the audience. I recommend using social media tools to reach a wider audience, a global community to get a broader perspective. One great tool is twitter. Teachers are encouraged to create a PLN (Personal Learning Network) using Twitter, Google+, Facebook among other tools.
If a student shares a link to their survey (Google Form) make sure it allows people from outside the school to access it, then send a tweet and add a hashtag, for example, #pypexhibition. Teachers who follow this hashtag will be able to let their students participate in your survey wherever they are. Posting it on a facebook group or Google+ community will also help. It would also help for you to engage in conversations online and complete other's surveys.
#commentsforkids or #comment4kids has a large community of teachers looking for other teachers and students to comment on their students' work or blogs. You can use these hashtags to get a global audience for class blogs or any student work.
Create a PDF document from any Google Docs/Drawings/Slides or Sheets document by following the directions below.
A PDF version of your document will be created and saved in the downloads folder on your computer. Upload it to your Drive, attach it to an e-mail or save it on a removable drive when done.
Working on a poster or flyer? Have students working on a project for your class? Looking for an image for your latest blog post? It can be very tempting and easy to go to Google to look for images. Most images on Google have a copyright or creative commons licence attached to them. It may not be easy to deduce whether one is free to use these images without asking for permission or not.
Next time you or your students are looking for an image or photo on the internet, try these three websites. There are plenty more out there, i usually use these three. Comment below and let us know any other websites you have come across or that you use.
Pixabay, Pexels and Unsplash are websites with images that you and your students can use for free, for anything without referencing sources. You can just copy and paste. Pexels also has royalty free videos. When students work on a project, encourage them to respect other people's content online by referencing sources appropriately or using royalty free content.
Another alternative is Google's advanced image search which allows you to filter images by licence as shown below.
So you have created a Google Form and you want to send it out as a survey or to collect information from students, parents, teachers. Simply press the send button and choose any of the options below.
Here is how you can share files to your classroom iPad folders or access anything that your students have saved on the classroom iPads on your computer. Your year level's Google Drive folder will be shared with you. If you save anything in that folder, it will be accessed on the iPads in the Google Drive app. Students' work in the camera roll can be uploaded into the Google Drive folder for the class so that you can access on your personal computer or device. To upload student's work or back up from iPads, see THIS TUTORIAL.
A few examples/scenarios;
You may wish to write with your students, or with colleagues. you may be away for a while and someone needs to take over you class and contribute to your class blog, click here to see a short tutorial on how to add an author to your blog.
Click here to find directions on how to insert pictures/images/photos into your blogger post.
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