Flipgrid & Google Applied Digital Skills

The tools I have to share with you this week are Flipgrid and Google Applied Digital Skills. Flipgrid is a video discussion tool that can also be leveraged for digital formative assessment. You can also collaborate globally using the hashtag #GridPals. The best part is that Flipgrid is totally FREE now! Google Applied Digital Skills is a project based video curriculum that utilizes G Suite tools to teach technology skills that will prepare students for the workforce. All of these lessons are also FREE!

If you are looking for resources to teach about 9/11, which is coming up next week, here are some 9/11 Lesson Plans from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. These are sorted by grade level.

Google Tip: Creating Templates in G Suite

Simply grab the link of the file and change the end of the URL.  Replace where it says “edit” and anything to the right of it with “template/preview”. Take a look at the end of the URL below.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1k9_fjFBeRpQRJkLM4b45Q9_F0kNLUuqcCD9G2IOg4JM/template/preview

By doing this, you do not need to share the original file with others and when they click the “Use Template” button it adds a copy to their own drive.  Any changes they make will not appear in owner’s original file. TRICKY!

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