Sunday, September 12, 2021

Screencastify Makes Video Quizzes Easier with Interactive Questions Feature

There are lots of screen recording tools available, but one of my favorites has always been Screencastify

It is super easy to use with options to record your screen or webcam or both, as well as annotate on your screen, edit the recording afterwards, and share the final video in many ways.

As useful as Screencastify has always been, it is now even better with two new free features: Interactive Questions for video quizzes and Viewer Analytics!

  • The Interactive Questions feature makes it easy to add multiple choice questions to your video so you can assess student understanding while they watch your videos.
  • The Viewer Analytics feature allows you to see who has viewed your videos, and how many times, so you can get a better measure of student engagement.

See below for a short video walkthrough of these new features, as well as written directions. And thanks to Screencastify for sponsoring this post and video! All reviews and opinions expressed are based on my personal view.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

My 2022 FETC Sessions

I am excited and honored to be presenting at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC 2022) in Orlando, Florida this January 25th through 28th, 2022.

I always look forward to an opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, share some ideas, and learn so many new things from others.

You can register for FETC at

Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at FETC 2022, along with any associated resources. Please feel free to join me for any of these sessions. I look forward to sharing, learning, and chatting with you!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Join Me for K-6 Google Tools in Arizona, California, and Online

I am excited once again this year to be offering on-site Google workshops through BER (the Bureau of Education & Research)!

These full-day workshops (8:30am to 3:15pm) will be on "Making the Best Use of Google Classroom and Free Google Tools to Accelerate Student Learning (K-6)" and will be held:

  • October 25, 2021 - Phoenix AZ
  • October 26, 2021 - Sacramento CA
  • October 27, 2021 - Ontario CA
  • October 28, 2021 - Anaheim CA

For those who cannot attend in-person, there is also a "Recorded Event" option that you can stream at your own convenience.

To learn more:

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

My 2021 ISTE Creative Constructor Lab Sessions

I am honored and excited to be presenting at ISTE's sold-out 2021 Creative Constructor Lab Virtual!

If you’re registered, join me October 16th and 17th to imagine, invent and innovate, and learn how to encourage your students to do the same. 

Not registered? You can purchase CCL Replay and get access to all recorded sessions. Together, we can inspire students to innovate their way to ingenuity.

For more details about the conference, visit the site at:

And see below for details about my sessions...

Thursday, August 26, 2021

What's New in Google - August 2021

Catch up on everything new in Google Workspace for Education from August 2021, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our August 2021 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda with all the awesome resources and Google updates from the last few months. This includes lots of new Google updates and Google resources for your class.

The monthly meetings are hosted by the Google Educator Group of Ohio, but are open to anyone from any location. The purpose of these meetings is to:
  • Connect Google-using educators
  • Share the latest Google Workspace news and features
  • Provide tutorials, demonstrations, and how-to’s
  • Share best practices of how Google Workspace is being used within schools
  • Ask questions and get answers
The video from the meeting is recorded and available for later viewing for those who cannot attend or connect live. See below to view the recorded video, agenda, and all the resources from the August 2021 meeting:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Free Webinar: Automated Certificates with Google Tools

Do you need to take attendance and generate certificates for meetings, trainings, and other events? 

There are lots of options out there to address this need, but to help out I have created a free system using Google tools to automate the entire process of creating sessions, taking attendance, generating and emailing certificates, and viewing multiple reports.

I hosted a webinar to show a demonstration of the system in use, and explain how to get your own copies of the files and set up everything for your own use.

See below for the recorded video, as well as detailed resources for the session.

Free Webinar - Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides

I had the opportunity to present the following session recently at the 2021 SPARCC Educational Technology Conference:

Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides
Many times we think of Slides as just a program for creating multimedia presentations. However, with just a few tricks you and your students can actually use Google Slides to make stop motion movies. This can be a fun and creative way for students to share their ideas and express their understanding in any subject. Learn how to use Slides to create and share stop motion movies with photos, shapes, text, audio, and more.

The session was recorded and is embedded below for you to view, along with links to resources for the session.

In addition, you can check out other recorded sessions on the conference website, and get certificates of attendance for sessions you watch. The conference website is at: