Friday, April 26, 2013

Exciting Changes in Google Drive Collaboration

While sharing collaborative documents in Google Drive, you might notice the faces of your collaborators up in the top right-hand corner.  When you mouseover their faces, their profile will appear and you can easily add them to your circles in Google+ without having to leave your document.

The visual display also includes the chat feature, which is represented as  speech bubble, and once clicked upon, immediately opens the chat window.  These two simple changes permit us to communicate easier.

There are more changes coming in the next few days and we will keep you posted as we
 hear about them.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fun Literary Elements Lesson using Youtube

Use this video as a hook in a lesson on Figurative Language.  After reviewing the video as a class, and discussing figurative language, allow students to examine their own favorite songs (School appropriate) to identify literary elements to share with the class.