Showing posts from May, 2015

Google Classroom - Co-Teachers Now Allowed!

From Michael Partridge's "Pirate Tip of the Week" blog - for you co-teachers that use Google Classroom:

You can now have co-teachers. :-)

Click the About tab and select the Invite Teacher button on the left side of the screen.

Search for and select the teacher you want to add to your course. You can add multiple teachers, however any "teacher" you add has full control of the class and must have a (or whatever your education account is) account.

Resource - USGS Historical Topographic Maps

Thanks for this gem from Greg Miller at Wired -

The USGS has a new online map viewer that display maps that cover the entire country and are FREE to download.   Here's from Greg -

"Hunting for historical topo maps on the USGS site used to be confusing and annoying. It involved a lot of clicking on what you hoped was the right thing, squinting at the tiny preview maps, and twiddling your thumbs while the enormous full-sized version downloaded. And then starting over when it turned out to be the wrong thing....Now, browsing and searching for maps is much more intuitive. You can type or zoom in on a particular place, limit your search to maps of a particular scale or from a particular range of dates. You can download them in a variety of formats, from JPGs (fine for printing out a nice map to put on your wall), to KMZ files (to import into Google Earth), to GeoTIFFs (for the power users who wants to import maps into GIS software). There’s even a YouTube tutorial that teaches you s…

Google Sheets - How to Use Filters

Sometimes when working in a spreadsheet you want to see just some of your data that meets a certain criteria.  Many people will resort to either hiding cells or copying the information into another spreadsheet and deleting some of the data.  But there is a better solution for this - filters.

When looking at your spreadsheet, the filter is an icon of a funnel -

To use the filter, highlight the data you want to filter, then click on the filter icon.

This will cause the top row of data (which should be your header information) to turn color and add a little arrow next to each header -

Clicking on the arrow, you have several options.  The first is the ability to sort right there, in either direction -

The second is the powerful option.  It will have listed every entry choice for that field.  You can turn on and off the choices, so you can display exactly the data you want to see -

You can even set the parameters for multiple fields.  The arrows will turn to a funnel where you are using f…

PD Opportunity - Bring Your Own Device Summit (Genesee ISD)

With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becoming a major trend in K-12 classrooms, school districts face questions about data security, district policy, classroom integration, and user support.

The Genesee Intermediate School District is hosting a BYOD Summit with sessions for district administrators, building administrators, technology leaders, and teachers that address issues, discuss solutions, and generate roadmaps for districts on the BYOD pathway.

When: 8:30am - 3:30pm May 12th
Where: 2413 W. Maple Ave; Fint, MI 48507
Credit: 4 SCECH credits available

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