Get Your Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Spring 2020!

If you are new to Google Drive and need some direction, never fear! The Techy Coach GSuite Cheat Sheet is here! Download your copy and get a bird’s eye view of how to navigate Google Drive, plus get links to playlists of tutorials on everything from Docs, Sheets & Slides to Google Sites. See below…

Add Custom Captions to your Google Slides Presentation

Do you often present to large crowds, where it is difficult for attendees to hear you?  Do you have students who are hard of hearing in your classroom?  Google Slides now has caption tools that can be used during presentations to help accommodate these needs.  PLUS – you can now alter the placement and font…

Top 5 Techy Coach Tutorials for 2019

Just in case you missed it last year, here are the Top 5 Techy Coach Tutorials for 2019.  Take a moment as you return for the Spring 2020 Semester to brush up on a few Google Tips… 5 Tips Every Teacher Must Know About Google Classroom From Communication to Grading, this video shares 5 common…

UPDATED POST: Let the Music Play – Add Audio to Google Slides

UPDATE:  The Insert Audio feature has just been released for ALL GOOGLE USERS.  To learn how to add audio into your presentation, keep reading! Google just released a new feature allowing users to insert MP3 and WAV files into their slide presentations.  It’s very new and very simple to use.  While it may take time…

Let the Music Play – Add Audio to Google Slides

UPDATE:  The Insert Audio feature has just been released for ALL GOOGLE USERS.  To learn how to add audio into your presentation, keep reading! Google just released a new feature allowing users to insert MP3 and WAV files into their slide presentations.  It’s very new and very simple to use.  While it may take time…

Capture Student Attention with the Caption Tool in Google Slides

Do you often find that kids in the back of classroom can’t hear you?  Do you often repeat yourself during instruction?  Or maybe you are presenting to a large crowd, and have a need for a way to caption your comments?  Well look no further than Google Slides. Recently Google added a feature to the…

How to Make Hoppin’ Slides with Google

Need something different for your slide presentations that hops off the screen?  Then use these tools recently released by Google for formatting text, images, and shapes.

Google Drawings – My Super Power!

This weekend, I attended the #EdTechTeam SW Missouri Google Summit.  Out of three workshops I prepared for the weekend, one was not scheduled.  So, rather than let all that prep time go to waste, I thought I would share my presentation and lessons with you. The workshop focuses on Google Drawings.  I know I have…

Tools for Content Creation and Student Engagement

My latest video reviews 3 tools for teachers who are looking for creative ways to present content for the digital classroom: The Insert Learning extension, the Pear Deck Add On, and the Insert Icons Add On for Google Slides.

Tech Time: Nov 3rd – Google Slides Activities

As promised, I am posting the Tech Time Webinar hosted by our district for this week, ending on Friday, November 3rd.  This week’s topic was Google Slides:  Activities You Can Use Now!  Enjoy!

Summer Project – Getting Started with Hyperdocs

It was about a year ago this month that I sat down to develop a 3-day workshop on Chromebooks for our Science teachers.  At that time, I had just spent the previous year working with our ELA teachers on Chromebook deployment in the classroom.  As I was  working on curating resources for teachers, I ran…

Google Apps Ideas for Elementary Teachers

This week, I will be sharing Google Apps tips with some of the elementary school teachers in our district.  I thought I would also share it here in the event that it benefits someone else. Look for tips on Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides & Forms.  Slides include links to Video Tutorials and Sample…