Holman Technology Blog
It is now easier then ever to leave a comment in a Google Doc. When you highlight text within a Google Doc or hover your mouse in the margin of the paper a new commenting icon will appear making it super simple to comment on your colleagues’—and your own—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files. This update also includes Instant mentions. Start typing someone’s name or email address in a comment, and a list of suggested contacts will appear. Select anyone from that list to trigger an email notification to them—there’s no need to type “+” or “@” before their name.
Click here to view the presentation shared at the faculty meeting
Embedding a Homework Board in Schoology
We are going to explore a few different options regarding how we might best disseminate homework within the Schoology environment. In order to ensure consistency, core content teachers will continue to update their homework boards via, a Google Doc. The Google doc is public to all (no Schoology sign - in required), but can also be embedded within a Schoology course so that everything resides in a single location. Whenever a teacher updates their Google Doc homework board, the document embedded in Schoology automatically updates to reflect those changes. Below is a screencast explaining how to:
IMPORTANT: Google Drive Apps Fix
VIDEO UPDATE: Looks like you may need to authorize the Schoology Google App prior to using it (You might encounter an error 40 seconds into the video). If you get an error message when installing, you can fix it by clicking Resources > Apps > Google Drive > Authorize App. See below. Shout out to Beth Terrier for discovering this issue!
Screencast: How to Embed a Google Doc in Schoology
Embed an HTML5 Player on a Google Site
For some odd reason, embedding audio in a Google Site has never been easy. Soundcloud and Archive.org offer some nice players that can be used in a Google Site, but terms of service often require students to be 13 or older, and many teachers just don't feel comfortable having their students create personal accounts. Ideally students would be able to upload their audio files directly to a Google Site and embed the file from there. Well it turns out that this is a viable option! I recently discovered an HTML5 player script written by Dale Basler that does just that. Once an audio file has been uploaded to a Google Site, one simply links to the audio file via. a Google Gadget. Below is an example of David Bowie's song, Young Americans that was embedded on this site using the "add gadget by URL" option. Click on the link below to view the tutorial.
- XML Link - http://tiny.cc/html5player
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." - David Bowie
Online Training Modules
Schoology Online Training Courses are now available for HMS teachers. Administrators and Support Staff do not need to complete these modules, but are encouraged to join the Schoology Pilot Group – Option 2. These courses were designed so teachers could work at their own pace. If you complete Courses Part I prior to January 29th, you will not need to attend the in person training during the staff development day. We will be completing these modules as a group during that time with an added level of support. Trainers will be available to answer any questions and/or model how to perform a specific task during the in person training. Some teachers may choose to complete the online modules and attend in person training and/or set up a time to meet with me for some one on one training/clarification. Click on the image below to get started and thanks again for all that your do!
Graphic Organizer Templates for Google Drawings
Click on the image below to access a nice selection of Graphic Organizers to use with Google Drawing. Once you discover an organizer you would like to use click on the organizer and select on file --> make a copy.
Click the Image Below to Copy a Template
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