Tuesday, May 17, 2016

GradGopher - Brilliant!

It is that time of year when chapters of our lives close. Maybe you are graduating from high school. Or maybe you are leaving one district for another. How can you save all of your emails, contacts, and drive files?

Check out GradGopher! This nifty tool migrates all of your selected content from your school Google account to your personal Google account. This is great for a students building an eportfolio or a teacher changing jobs.

Check out these two great videos to see how easy it is:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chrome Extensions - Tab Scissors & Tab Glue

Sometimes when you attend a conference you learn new things. Sometimes you get exposed to new ideas. Sometimes you just are reminded of things you have forgotten. I find myself in the last category.

I attended the Texas Google Summit on May 14 in Frisco, Texas. It was a 4.5 hour drive for me, but totally worth it. In fact, I can't wait for next year!

One of the things I was reintroduced to were some Chrome extensions I had forgotten about - Tab Scissors and Tab Glue. These two nifty extensions work together in an amazing way. They allow you to split your tabs off from your Chrome Browser so that you can look at two tabs side by side.

This feature is helpful when you are comparing two tabs and doesn't force you to toggle back and forth.

Here are some scenarios where these extensions would be helpful:

1. Comparing your gradebook to a Google Sheet of your grades
2. Grading a student project with the project in one tab and the rubric in the other
3. Synthesizing research for a project

Watch this video on how these extensions work: