Now more than ever, we are a visual society. Constant access to the internet has completely revolutionized the way we communicate. According to Jessi Hempel, who writes for Fortune Magazine, “Pictures are no longer precious; there are just too many of them. Once collected and preserved as art, or to document memories, they are now emerging as a new language, one that promises to be both more universally understood and accessible to anyone.”
So, now, more than ever, we need to include images and graphics into our communication. One way to do that is by using Google Drawings to create charts, memes, comics, and infographics which solidify new ideas in our minds. Matt Miller says that by creating drawings, students get a firmer grasp on the content they are learning. Continue reading
Sometimes a simple variation in the font used can create a whole different feel for a document. I love to include fun and sassy fonts when creating an infographic or HyperDoc! The font chosen can add a whole different attitude to the work whether it is professional, fun, adventurous, cartoon-like, etc. When using G Suite tools, there are hundreds of fonts to choose from for the perfect match to your creation. The beauty of using web-based G Suite tools is that the font will look the same for the audience of viewers no matter how it’s accessed. Continue reading
One of the things we are taught early in life is that sharing is a nice thing to do. That concept never changes throughout life. Sharing makes the world a better place.
Teachers are encouraged to share with one another to make teaching and learning better for all. Usually we are glad to share and do so freely. Yet, sometimes we want to retain the original integrity of our creations. Using G Suite tools makes it easy to share as well as easy to keep your original.
Students in Mr. Oswanski’s English III class created interactive digital posters to demonstrate their knowledge of analyzing poetry and the cultural impact of the era. An interactive digital poster is a visual model that can link to a variety of web resources. Continue reading
Looking for an interactive way to deliver instruction? Look no more, HyperDocs are here! A HyperDoc is more than just a Google Doc with hyperlinks. It can provide nearly any resource a student needs in order to complete an assignment or task. Include instructions, videos, links, questions, sorting activities (through the use of Google Draw) and more in your HyperDoc to make it an interactive and engaging experience for your students. Create inquiry based lessons, encourage critical thinking, problem solving skills and collaboration all in one place! Click here to learn more.