Watch my video tutorial to learn how to add this and see how you might use it.
It is so simple, just right-click on the video and select loop. MAC users, use 2 fingers to right-click.
Works great when you post photos to YouTube for end of end of year presentations. I use Movie Maker to make my slideshows, with just a couple of clicks. Then I save my movie to my computer and upload to YouTube. If you have a small number of photos, you can use YouTube Slideshow as well! This app takes some time for them to load, so this is why I jump into Movie Maker to do this if I have a lot of photos. Movie Maker is on your Windows 10 laptop. MAC folks, you can use Movie Maker.
Looking for a free online poster/graphic maker? Canva.com is brilliant! Empowering the world to design is their motto, and they do just that. There are templates for just about all of your design needs. Here are a couple of examples.
I took the one above and created this poster to assist my folks with WIFI issues. I posted this to twitter and on our student links page. In addition to downloading the graphic, you can export as a link, and embed code. This WEB2OOL also allows you to add collaborators and complete a project together. You can also sign in with your BV Google account, one less password to remember!
Sharing Google Drive files is fairly straight forward; however, there is a caveat for BV users. You can’t share between students and teachers with authentication (require that the user sign in) because students and teachers are in different domains (NET/ORG). Staff can share with staff, and students can share with students (requiring authentication). But students and teachers cannot share with each other and require that the user sign in. The only way to share files and folders is to share as “Anyone with the Link”. Please note that “anyone with a link” can access these files. See this video to learn how!
In addition, you can share folders by right clicking the folder, and select Share. Just like the video describes above, you will select “Anyone with the Link”.
NOTE: Teachers, if you are sharing content with your students, be sure that you make it “Can view” unless you want them to have additional rights.
Google Forms carry this same issue. However, you can select that they collect an email address. This requires that they login with any Google Account, and they can input any email address that they want. Bummer!
Additionally, these issue are replicated in O365 with some exceptions. More to come on this.
I have been patiently waiting for this. Google Forms has added a new feature that allows you to collect documents! See this help site to learn more: https://sites.google.com/site/scriptsexamples/home/announcements/google-forms-file-upload-feature
Caveat for BV users. You can’t share this with your students since they are in a different domain. Staff can share with staff. Here is an image that may help you understand the issue.
If you are unfamiliar with Google Forms, see this video! It upgraded in 2015. This video helps you with these changes as well.
SafeShare.tv provides a safe way to watch and share YouTube videos. It is simple, just copy and paste the link to the YouTube video into the provided box and click Generate SafeView. Here are some advantages:
Spice up your PowerPoints with Office Mix! If you have not made your first Mix, click here to learn more about this before you preview this post. BVW Staff and Students have this installed. Once you create your first Mix, you can upload it to share as a link, embed code or to various social media website. You can access Office Mix Online here (download if needed, or click Sign-In and use your Microsoft School Account to login): https://mix.office.com/
Do you think it is odd to fill out a Word form that has underlines in the places that they want you to enter text? Do you delete the line, do you just type in the middle of it? It is really strange! Word has a 2oOL that you can use to create a fill-able document. See the screen shots for directions on how to do that. Or open this document for complete directions along with an example of some of the form items that Word has included: Word_MakeFillableDocument.
Directions – Part 1 – Add the Developer Tab:
Step 2 – Create and Make Usable:
When you share this, keep it as a word document. When you save as PDF, this will eliminate your form features. Of course, Adobe PDF has their own Form Creation 2oOL. It is a bit more complicated than this little gem, so try this out first. If you want to start collecting data, get with me on some viable options.
Need a website, Blog or Newsletter? Wix is an EASY site that offers a free way to post your content to the web. This is great for clubs, sports and the classroom. Are you looking for a 2oOL for students to to use to create their own e-portfolios, this is a great option!
Teacher Integration Ideas:
GroupMe is a group text messaging communication 2oOL. It is one of the simplest app’s out there that will create a private chat room for your groups (up to 200). I could not image that many in a chat room, but it is possible. This app is suitable for adult use. Blue Valley does not allow the use of this app for students. If you are looking for a group messaging 2oOL to use with your students, I would suggest Remind.
I would suggest that you use this for small groups such as: coaching groups, PLC’s, departments, etc. You add members manually or via a link. This app works essentially with every phone that gets text. You do not have to have the app on your phone to use it. You can create and manage a calendar, send photos and videos. You can also mute notifications.
Here is the help page for more information: http://help.groupme.com/homeB