Monday, December 5, 2022

Orange Slice: Google Doc Rubric Extention

OrangeSlice is a rubric extension for Google Docs that comes in two parts: a teacher rubric and a student rubric.  The teacher rubric works to provide grades and/or feedback to students.  The student rubric can be used for self or peer review.

There are three types of rubrics: holistic, competency and analysis.  A holistic rubric gives the student an average of their performance across all categories you set up.  Competency rubrics gives the student a score based on their weakest category.  An analysis rubric is the one we most think of when thinking of rubrics and gives a number grade based on the total of all categories.   The nice thing is that you can start off with a holistic rubric during the assignment to provide feedback before the assignment is due and then switch to a competency rubric once a final grade is needed. 

Would you be interested in more posts about creating OrangeSlice Rubrics?  Let me know.  You can also view their help doc here.

Monday, November 28, 2022

How to insert Superscripts and Subscripts in Word

My students never know how to put in subscripts and superscripts so I made a quick video to show them.  I'm sharing it with you in case you or your students need a quick overview. 


Monday, February 28, 2022

2022 Kahoot! Meetup


Share your stories, connect with teachers, and amplify awesome!


Join us for a free virtual PD event where you will learn:
      • How teachers around the world engage their students
      • Best practices for using Kahoot! at every age level
      • Updates from Kahoot! at School and Kahoot! Academy
And of course, play lots of kahoots!

Thursday, March 17th
10:00am - 2:00pm PDT

Register early for a chance to win awesome swag!


Not able to attend? Register to receive a recording of the event and a recap of the main takeaways!

Monday, February 21, 2022

Everything you need to know to teach with Google

 The Google for Education Training Center is your one stop shop for professional development on using Google tools in your classroom, both for you and your students. Here you will find step by stop videos on integrating Google Classroom, Sheets, Docs and others into your classroom.  There are user guides for each product along with quick tips sheets. 

You will find lesson plans that are a combination of teaching students to use these tools and a variety of content areas. 

If you want more, you can take one of two tests to earn Google Certification or apply be a Certified Trainer, Coach or Innovator. Lastly there are the communities to connect with other Google Educators in your area. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Crossword Labs - easily make crossword puzzles

Crosswords can be a fun way for students to review or a great activity for the students who finish early.  The problem is that it is hard to find a crossword puzzle that goes along with the content you are teaching.  Crossword Lab is a free site that allows you to easily make your own crossword puzzles.  All you need to do is to enter the word that should appear in the puzzle and then the clue for it.  For example: dog man's best friend.  In this example dog would be the word that would be in the puzzle and man's best friend would be the clue written.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!