June 19, 2018

Post photos and videos from your iPhone to Google Classroom

Teachers have been reading to their students for decades if not centuries. With video, we can make that reading take place anywhere at any time. This is just one of many reasons why a teacher would want to take photos and videos with their smartphone and share them with her class. Here's how to do it.

May 20, 2018

Gmail Gets a Refresh in 2018

This summer, Gmail will be getting a refreshed look and feel. Overall, this is not a major change in functionality, but you might notice that some buttons look different. The biggest new feature is a sidebar on the right that can have your Calendar, Google Keep, or the new Google Tasks.

On June 4th, we will allow users to opt in to the new Gmail experience. Just click the gear icon and choose “Try the new Westfield Washington Schools’ Google Docs Mail” as seen below. Currently, you can switch back to classic Gmail if you want to.

May 12, 2018

Tech Tuesday for May 1st, 2018

Teachers Using Technology
Teachers of the Week: Robb Hedges and Jeremy Marvel, Principal and Assistant Principal at SSES.

SSES is currently using a podcast, delivered through Google Classroom, to improve communication throughout the school building. Robb and Jeremy record the podcast using Soundtrap. They use the podcast to share big picture ideas with the staff.

April 28, 2018

Printing Google Sheets with Headers

If you need to print a spreadsheet, you may also want the document to have some sort of header or title. This is actually easy to do with Google Sheets, but there are a few requirements first.

April 23, 2018

Tech Tuesday for April 17, 2018

Teachers Using Technology
Teachers of the Week: Beth Becher and Anne West

Beth is the Assistive Technology & Transition Coordinator and Anne is the Teacher for the Visually Impaired. Together they make a dynamic team of teachers using technology! They have provided some great tips for sharing and completing worksheets digitally.