Author: Kristian Still

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PWAs Progressive Web Apps

My delve into cloud-thinking, has led me to learn about PWAs or Progressive Web Apps. The acronym popped up in a few threads and investigations and I marked them on my mental todo list to investigate. The acronym popped again tonight in an update from G Suites Update blog. We’ve launched a new Google Chat…
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29 May ’20 0

10 Google insights for teachers

Like many educators, I have been using Google and G Suite (since 2008) like I used my TV remote – point and click. With a little time, I have taken the opportunity to pause – and think how I use the growing eco-system of Google. Starting with the everyday browse, to more recent finds and…
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28 May ’20 0

Post lockdown, ‘new’ normal, giant’s contribution

I have previously commented that both giants’ (Google and Microsoft) make a substantial contribution to education and that I foresee little will change in education for most leaders and less so for most teachers, though there is serious potential to do so. Post lockdown there will be encouragement, expectation even, for greater use of blended…
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27 May ’20 0

Google Classroom – Mr Rogers Rocks

I can not take credit for coming up with the idea of animated Google Classroom banner or #GIF (animate image file). #Hattip to Amit @labnol, creator of Talltweets and blogger at Digital Inspiration. Right, “animated Google Classroom Header.” There are more than a few tutorials, including Amit’s, so here is a super lite-weight tutorial and…
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23 May ’20 0

Google Meetings Extensions

Having now taught four remote lessons with Google Meeting – I was missing a few teaching tools. Grid View along side Google’s Gallery view – allows you to see all of your attendees. Nod – Reactions to Google Meet plus the very useful hands-up. All attendees need the extension installed. Push to Talk – Hold…
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22 May ’20 0

Getting Started with Google Classroom

So I am presuming that you will do what pretty much most teachers do (and students for that matter). What I did too. You typed “getting started with Google classroom” in the search bar and followed the links. You then either watched and / or read about building your first Google Classroom. There is a…
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22 May ’20 0