This site is home to Ramapo Indian Hills High School District Instructional Technology and Staff Development. Here you will be able to find resources and tools to help you become more comfortable using technology with your students and implementing innovative methods in your classroom. Use this website for numerous resources, coaching appointments, newsletters, and workshop materials. I am committed to showcasing some of the great work our staff is already doing while helping to make the technology integration in the classroom both seamless and virtually invisible.
One of the cool features wth Google Slides, is the ease with which you can insert and embed video into a presentation from Youtube. Google has now taken it a step further and allows you to insert and embed video from your Google Drive! Here’s how to do this: Continue reading
When looking to book time with me, please use my appoint.ly link, which can be accessed here. This link will bring you to my personal booking calendar- feel free to bookmark it if you’d like. You can always use the Booke Me page on this site as well, which will bring you to the link. Continue reading
Check out the BigBlueButton Conferencing app in Schoology! This app is similar to GotoMeeting, Skype, and Google Hangouts, in that in gives you the opportunity to schedule video conferences with your students and take advantage of some neat features, such as: Continue reading
Want a quicker way to send out the same (or similar) email you consistently find yourself sending out? This little tool will save you A LOT of time. No more copying and pasting over and over. Continue reading
This tip is brought to you by Josephine Kelly as I forgot about this tool and the possibilities it offers until she asked whether or not there is a way to auto-grade short answer responses, spelling questions, or fill-ins using Google Forms. You can do all of this with a Google add-on called Flubaroo!
Have a long link and want to shorten it? Wish there was a really REALLY quick way to do that? Similar to Bit.ly, Google has its own URL shortener that can be added as an extension to your Chrome Web Browser and can shorten the URL to anything on the web with the click of a button. These links can be sent out, pasted on top of a presentation or document, or made accessible via a QR code. Here’s how to do this: Continue reading
You need to take advantage of the Google Chrome Web Store. This nifty website is the place to go to install extensions to your Chrome Web Browser or apps and add-ons to the existing Google Suite.
To access the Google Chrome Web Store: Go to chrome.google.com/webstore OR if you are using the Chrome Web Browser click the “apps” bookmark in your bookmarks tool bar –> then “Web Store.”
To search for apps/extensions: Scroll under the ‘Get Started” section and begin browsing (it’s that simple) OR use the search bar to type in something you are looking for. A quick Google Search for “best chrome extensions” yields a lot of results!
To install the app/extension: Once you find something you like, click on the app/extension –> then select “Add to Chrome.” Next, accept/approve the install and allow the app/extension to connect to your Google account. The app/extension will then be added. If it is an extension, it will attach itself to the right of your URL search bar. To use it, just click on it!
FYI: Chrome Apps are simply short-cuts to a webpage. Chrome Extensions add functionality to the Chrome web browser.
Hope this helps! Happy hunting!
I get it. Your researching, lesson planning, entering grades, watching Youtube videos, entering Schoology Assignments, checking email, checking vacation destinations… So you have A LOT of tabs open. Here are three ways to manage them! Continue reading
Schoology rubrics are a welcome to really easening the grading burden of assignments as well as easy of giving students feedback. Here’s how to access and take advantage of the rubric feature within Schoology. Continue reading
There is a lot going on with our transition to MyLearningPlan for all things professional development. If you are attending an out-of-district conference or workshop or have already attended, you will need to “complete” your form to receive your PD hours/cost reimbursement (if applicable). “Marking complete” is imperative to the overall process of tracking everything in the system, even if you are attending something after contractual hours or aren’t seeking cost reimbursement. Here’s how to do this: Continue reading