Monday, September 29, 2014

Google Classroom

This week we focus on using the NEW Google Classroom. 

Three options - choose one two or all three! :-)
1. Watch the intro video produced by Google (2:18)
2. Watch my video walk-through (17:12)
3. Do the tutorial (Linked Here)

Here's a short intro produced by Google (2:18)

Google Classroom video walk-through (Not a Tutorial)

Here you can watch me walk through the process of setting up a class, editing the class, assigning a document, etc. This is a GREAT way to get a better idea of what is possible with this tool.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Google Classroom Resources & Links

Monday, September 22, 2014

Getting Started with Pirate Email

You now have access to a PCS Google Mail account. 
Setting up your Pirate email account is simple and will open the door to many other Google Apps you will find useful. Here are a few "how-to" videos on the setup process. (Takes about 3-5 minutes to complete the process)
If you would like the text directions in addition to the videos (plus some other tips) you can find more at the Getting Started pages or DOWNLOAD this printable PDF with directions and screenshots. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SITE IS FREQUENTLY UPDATED, SO CHECK BACK OFTEN.  :-)
1. Reset your password.
2. Login to your Pirate Email

3. Set your email to forward

4. Let people know about your new address

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tabbed browsing.

This blog is a new effort to get teachers (and students) familiar with all of the tools we have available as part of the Google accounts that have been created for each of you. The goal is to provide more "bite-sized" learning opportunities.

You can request to get an email from me automatically each time I post by using the FOLLOW BY EMAIL field to the left (or below if you are looking at this on a mobile device), but for the first few months, I will be emailing a teaser and link to the post each week.

If you have a suggestion for a tip that you would like to share or learn about, please send me an email ( and I would love to include your tip or question as part of the series.

In our first week, something simple - Tabbed Browsing.

Many already know about and do this, but I am going to share a little about the Chrome browser and the tabbed browsing features it offers.

Watch the video to learn more...