Category: Blog

Helping our local restaurants

With the closure of all restaurants in Ohio except for carryout and delivery, I am concerned about our local businesses struggling during this time. Based on...

Sneaky students? There’s a keyboard shortcut for that.

We’ve got a super quick, but very helpful tip for you today. This tip comes from Linda Hummer at Patrick Henry Local Schools. Do you have issues with students being where they shouldn’t be when using their Chomebooks? Ever go over to a student and they quickly close whatever they are doing? This keyboard shortcut […]

Fight Identity Theft with Informed Delivery

Like many of you, I’m concerned about having my identity stolen. I’ve signed up for free credit monitoring through Credit Karma, I shred anything with my address on it, use a password manager to use strong, unique passwords, and take other steps to protect my identity. One of the tools in my arsenal is an […]

New Google Classroom Features

When I opened up my Google Classroom to create a new assignment today, I noticed a couple of changes that I wanted to share with you. First, the Assignment screen has a new layout. The title and directions are where they used to be, but now all of the options for the assignment are gathered […]

Heading back to #OETC20

It’s been four years since I attended the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus. I’m glad to say that I’ll be back this year AND presenting!...

Shared with Me in Google Drive

Have you wondered what the “Shared with me” item is in Google Drive? This is a repository of all folders and files that have been shared with you by others, as well as files shared with a link that you have opened.   Files in Shared with me are organized with the most recent one […]

Check out the new creation tools in Google Earth! ?

Google added some new creation tools to Google Earth in late 2019. This new Projects feature allows you to create and share virtual tours that incorporate videos, photos, and text. This looks like it will replace the Tour Builder beta. The video trailer below shows how these new features can be used. Start by creating […]

FREE virtual PD – Ditch Summit 2019

A chill is in the air… houses are decorated… holiday music playing… that means one of my favorite times of year is coming! Not the holiday season… the fourth annual Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is coming December 21st! The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers founded by Matt […]

Even More (.)New Stuff from Google

Last October, I posted a Tech Tip called A (Dot) New Way to Google in which I showcased Google’s shortcuts to start new Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites and Forms. For example, simply entering into your browser’s address bar will create a new Google Doc. They are very cool timesavers! Now Google Calendar and Google […]