CloudHQ has a lot of productivity-themed Chrome extensions that will enable you to do things like share Gmail labels (or folders) with others, or annotate your emails with notes. I use Save Emails to Google Drive because with one click, it downloads both my email and any attachments straight to my Google Drive. Check out the CloudHQ site to see what else they offer!
Want to write an email, but don’t want it sent out for a week? Want an email reminding you of a task to reappear in three days? Try the Boomerang extension for Gmail. Watch this quick video to see it in action!
What can you do with your spare time once the last guest has pried himself from your couch and driven off to his own suburb? Organize your files and your email, of course! You can follow along with the slide presentation that I created for students below–all of the information I gave them applies to anyone who uses a computer regularly. You can also grab your PLT and organize as a group on Thursday, January 5 from 9:00a.m til 12:00pm. We would love to see you there!
I don’t like that my conversations with people in Gmail are “threaded” – or all lumped together into one huge email. I want to see each individual email in my inbox. I can delete them on my own if it gets to be too much. How can I fix that?
Read this post from the website called Tech for Luddites and find your answer! (I feel like former English department member Pamela Mueller would love this website name.)
Would you like to be globally fancy?
Thursday is Global Collaboration Day, and several teachers here at CCHS are participating with their classes. If you’d like to take part as an educator, consider joining me at 3:00 in room 401 where I’ll be “attending” a webinar: Real EdTech Implementation: Crowd-Sourced Lessons For Differentiated Instruction. Just bring a set of headphones.
Take a minute to consider apps and extensions.
Still not sure what the difference is between an App and an Extension? Read about it here.
Here’s an article about 20 Google Apps you can use in your classroom to get students collaborating and creating immediately.
Alice Keeler just added five more extensions to her gigantic, massive, crazy list of “Chrome Extensions for Teachers.” I have the list cataloged on my page here.
Speaking of apps and extensions…
I’m compiling a list of apps and extensions available to the students in our Chrome web store. I’ll make it available to them, too. Here it is (not in its final form – I will eventually have Chrome store links for each app).
In order for an app to be available for students, a teacher must request it, or a student can request it – there is a link for students to fill out a request on the front of their Chromebook Handbook.
And if you haven’t looked through the two student slideshows I put on the front of their Chromebook Handbook, you might want to – the information I gave them in these presentations is fresh – it doesn’t necessarily overlap with the information I’ve been giving you here! 🙂