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  • Sunday Check In: 11/1/15 Good evening and welcome to November!As we journey further into the school year, I'd like to offer some apps to help with assessments and test prep. Let me ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 6:54 AM by kistoffel@methuen.k12.ma.us
  • Sunday Check In: 10/25/15 Good evening,Methuen High School's Innovative Learning Team presented on October 22nd at the annual MassCUE Technology conference held at Gillette Stadium. Two well crafted, innovative workshops highlighting the ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2015, 2:14 AM by kistoffel@methuen.k12.ma.us
  • Sunday Check In: 10/18/15 Good evening,The Innovative Learning Team has a big week ahead. We will be presenting at the annual MassCUE Technology conference held at Gillette Stadium. Just a few of the ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2015, 5:51 AM by kistoffel@methuen.k12.ma.us
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I had the pleasure of joining Nathan Williams' sophomore english classes over the past two weeks. We learned how to use  VoiceThread to share, record and preserve stories. Nathan studied the Story Corps initiative in New York City and has an abundance of resources and ideas to share with us.   I also attended town forum presentations based on the non-fiction text Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson available for free in iBooks. I am grateful to Nathan for welcoming me into his classroom and I have uploaded a few videos to showcase his amazing students. Take a look!

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Google Classroom Troubleshooting: how to share a folder and much more!

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Create and color folders!



Google Sharing Basics: sharing folders versus sharing individual files and much more!

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Add Images & Videos to Google Slides – Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Getting Ready

  1. Open a Google Slide.
  2. Pull down the Tools menu to Research.

  3. This will open a research window at the right side of the page.
Finding & Adding Images or Videos
  1. In the research window at the right, click the triangle in the search bar and pull down to “Images” or “Videos.”

  2. Enter search keyword(s).

  3. Select the desired image or video and click the “Insert” button – or just grab the desired image or video and drag it onto the slide!