Gmail Label Column Resizer Chrome Extension
The Gmail Label Column Resizer is a Chrome extension in the Productivity category that allows the user to adjust the width of the labels column in Gmail.
Here’s what users are saying:
4 out of 5 stars (76 responses)
Current Number of Users: 23,773
Short Helpful Instructions (< 1 page) from DotTech.org.
It can be buggy—in Chrome when you zoom in (command +) or zoom out (command -) your email can seemingly disappear. Zoom to 100% (command 0) to make sure your email shows up.
Google Apps in the Classroom
Now that you have had time to process your learning from the Google Training, take a minute to comment on this blog post to share ideas you had during your learning for how you could use your learning in the classroom. Try to follow the format on the example below to make them easy to glance through.
6-12 – After seeing that the new forms has templates, I plan to use them as exit tickets everyday. This will provide me with quick an easy to read and organize information about how well the students were doing with the content allowing me to inform my instruction for the next day.
NAME OF TOOL
grade your idea would work for – Description of what you want to do. How it will help student learning
When you have finished, read through some of the ideas of your colleagues. You are encouraged to use the REPLY button to comment on their ideas. Help them grow or share your experience.
Merge Magic: Outlines into Essays
Students skip the outlining step in a writing task because they feel it’s redundant. (“Why outline when I can just write?”)
The essay is unorganized.
The essay takes longer to write because the student is trying to organize while writing.
Missed opportunities: Students don’t see gaps in their arguments ahead of time and realize, too late, that they don’t have enough information.
Make the outline meaningful: Make it match the structure of the essay and make it copy-paste-able.
Set up the outline to mirror the structure of effective paragraphs.
Two structures our teachers use…
S.E.E.C – State, Explain, Example, Connect (sample here)
M.E.A.L – Main Idea, Evidence, Analysis, Link (sample here)
Use a table in google docs to complete the outline. This has the advantage of eliminating formatting issues and it allows us to merge…
When the table is complete, MERGE the cells to create a paragraph. (BAM! Essay is nearing completion without having to ever look at a blank page!)
Here’s part of the outline filled in:
Now we MERGE some cells so we can view the information as a paragraph. (Highlight cells to merge > choose Table > Merge cells > Copy/paste into essay document)
Merged text looks like a paragraph!
One step further…grab the source number and put it with the example. This makes in-text citations easier to do later on.
When kids first see this, it’s like a load off of their minds. They see the value of organizing ahead of time and see how they can use it directly in the essay.
Surveys, Graphs and Data Analysis
Students in Grade 5 need to be able to analyse survey data as part of their Exhibition preparation. Other online survey tools deny access to students younger than 13 years of age. Google Forms is a good opportunity for the students to create surveys and share them with their peers within the safe Amersol-Google account they all share.
Hi! I’m excited to be a Digital Coach! At the time, I am a Kindergarten Grade teacher, a happy wife and the mother of 4 amazing kids. I love my job and I constantly feel an urge to learn more. I have a passion for literacy and I enjoy to integrate technology in my class. My experience as a mom and as a teacher tell me that technology is part of the life of kids now. I understand technology is a tool for us teachers, but feel that 21 century children enjoy and feel very comfortable and motivated while learning with any technology device they can have around them. When I find out the school has been using any new form of technology I always spend time at home playing around with it or reading about it. My mind goes around thinking about ways to use technology in my class. I like to keep my webpage updated and feel it is a great way to communicate with parents as well. I am not afraid to try things out in my class or to ask for help either. This year, I attended the ISTE conference. My goal was to learn how to use Ipads more effectively in my class.
My learning goal for this semester will be to do some app smashing in the class and create some beautiful kids reflections that I can upload to their digital portfolios. I will ask my digital coach friends to share any blogs with app reviews with me.
Providing Fast and Efficient Feedback: Google Docs
Through the use of a Google Document, a teacher is able to provide efficient just-in-time feedback to a student’s writing piece while they are in the process. Because Google Docs are hosted in the cloud and are shared documents, both students and teachers can have access at the same time. This means that the writing process doesn’t have to be interrupted to receive important feedback for improved learning. To utilize Google Docs for providing fast and efficient feedback, teachers will need to have the following skills.