Category Archives: Cool Tricks

August 29

Cool Trick: Quizzes and Images in Google Forms

Is this the end of Flubaroo? Not quite, but close. Check out how to create quizzes in Google Forms without add-ons.

August 18

Resource Update: Google Classroom Reaches out to Parents!

With new Guardian Summaries, Google Classroom will automatically notify parents of class activities and student work.

August 17

Cool Trick: Teacher-controlled YouTube Approval

Finally, using YouTube in your classroom is simple and fast.

May 25

Cool Trick: End of Year Wrap-up for Google Classroom

Don’t delete that Google Classroom and don’t just reuse it next year. Read this post for the best way to preserve the old Classroom and create the new!

May 11

Cool Trick: Creating a Backchannel in Google Slides

Google’s new feature in Google Slides empowers audience members to participate in the presentation discussion. Learn how!

March 29

Cool Trick: Typing Spanish on a Chromebook Keyboard

Join Northview Spanish teacher John Word as he instructs his students in how to type accents and symbols necessary for Spanish writing on a Chromebook.

March 10

Cool Trick: Keeping your Drive Organized

Effective Google Drive organization is at your fingertips! Literally! Join the serene masters of digital organization in four steps!

January 26

Cool Trick: Using Data Sheets to Target Student Needs

Are you looking for a way to target your students’ strengths and weaknesses? Do you want to make your students more responsible for their learning? If you answered YES to either of those questions then STUDENT DATA SHEETS may be what you are looking for. Learn how to create these DATA SHEETS to regularly enforce the standards, skills, and knowledge you want your students to master. Students will record and track their scores based on the categories you assess.