Tuesday, December 5, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - Google Photo iMessage APP

Yes, I know I know, I keep blogging about how great the Google Photos app is, but new OS updates mean new features, and you are going to love this one.

As I mentioned before, the Google Photos app is a great way to store your photos online and clear up space on your phone.

Well now there is an app found right in the iMessage app which will let you access your photos stored online, making sharing your photos via text super easy.

If you have the Google Photos App you can access the iMessage App just below your text window.

Just click the App button located next to your Text bubble.

If you do not see the Google Photo iMessage app right away you can visit the store to download it or try swiping to the right and clicking the 2 dots and turn on the apps you want to show up

When you have it setup you can click the Google Photos app and you will have instant access to send your photos within your iMessage/Text.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - When should I use paper?

As the month comes to an end, so does my mini series on assistive tools and practices to help reduce paper consumption in your learning spaces.

The last tip is one to help you determine "when should I use paper..."

The truth is there is no one right answer for knowing when to use paper or not to, rather, a method of asking yourself before you make copies: "Can I provide this digitally? Will something be lost in the process of going digital? Will something be gained?"

Your walls should ,of course, be filled with your learners creations, so print off their final copies, post their artwork, create fun idea walls.

The key is to reduce what you use a little more each time you go to use paper resources to help the environment,  yourself and your budgets.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday Wondering - Red Tape

A new week, a new wondering..

This week I am wondering about all the red tape in education.

It feels like the world of education is moving more and more toward democratic learning spaces and a leveled hierarchy , or at least it is talking about it. However the journey to the top of this hill seems riddled with red tape and bureaucratic processes. 

This week I am wondering what would happen if we all used a common lens to dismantle and remove some of this red tape in order to move forward. What if, with each decision we made we asked ourselves "how will this decision/action help our kids?"

What if we started and followed up our dialogs with teachers and faculty with this probing question? 
Would what you do each day change, would it stay the same?

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