I get a lot of "calls" asking to install or how to use our scanners. Scans are great to take a paper document to turn it in to a .pdf and post on your Canvas page. But did you know you might have one of the best scanners already in your hand?
Your iPhone! Using Notes and be sure you are logged in to Notes with your Apple ID. Watch the video to learn how.
I am getting asked a bunch about cameras and filming (recording teacher) lessons. So here are my thoughts....
If you did (do?) have a camera...
Yes, I have answers to all those questions but....
A laptop and screencastify is pretty much... 2 clicks!
Attendance, Reactions, Grid view
Yes, we are getting close to the end of our quarter of Covid19 but I don't think this teaching style is going to go away. Here are a few extensions that you will probably love after you use them.
Videos should be embedded into canvas! That "forces" the students to watch the video in your Canvas page. If you just put a link to a video for students to click on... you just sent the kid the movie theater and expect them to come back!
1. Find the embed code.
2. In Canvas....
Create your page or assignment, then click the video icon in the edit box and select embed. Paste. Click OK. this will keep you students in "Class" and not wandering around the "theatre"... aka being sent to YouTube!
At the start of this Covid19 thing we created an "Office Hours" calendar. Here is an update!
These are in order of preference for Teacher - Student conversations
Good ideas from the Chariot Group.
15 Video Conferencing Personal Etiquette & Protocols
10 Video Conferencing Etiquette Operational Protocols
Everyone loves the grid view in Zoom. So everyone is copying it!!! Here is an extension for you to use Grid view with Google Meet. Instructions are on their website.
MS Teams (Chat video)
They're working on it is all I know. When will GSD get it? Fabulous question - I have no idea.
Imagine that... an update!
GSD has enabled this https://meet.google.com/! YOU, teachers can create your own "room". That room STAYS permanent.
Students go to the same page https://meet.google.com/ and type in your "code" to join your room. Students cannot create rooms they can only join.
It is easy in theory BUT YOU must be in the room already. Students CANNOT create their room. Just like they are NOT suppose to be unsupervised in classrooms! They must also be logged in to google with they @GRANITESD acct. (#security!)
1. Click on Start Meeting.
2. Create a nickname. Click "Continue" and follow the prompts
Your room should be your name (or username) and prep. If you want to make one for each period that works too. But I think the fewer you have the easier it will be.
You can still add a link to anything IN Canvas with some similar wording as below.
Students please join me in my office hours from 10-12 on Tuesdays.
Go here meet.google.com and join the room "lastnameprep" (no " ")
Here are some detailed instructions.
Teachers can get the pro version for free. I do not want to add the code here because it is not for everyone - only teachers. I have e-mailed it to you but if you need it again just let me know and I can resend it. No problem. Students DO NOT need the free version, nor do I think they can get it. It is for teachers. But they (students) CAN use the regular version just fine.
Here is how to add it to Chrome.
You can also install it by using the waffle and searching for it. Same / same!
Here is the Video I made above from ScreenCastify.