Over the past few months Google has made some updates that will allow users in Jeffco to be more productive in the classroom. Students and teachers both can benefit from the updates.
Ed Tech recommends scheduling your Meets using Google Calendar. Using the calendar to schedule meets adds the following functionality to the meet:
Meet controls all in one place at the bottom bar of the meeting window. The leave call button has been relocated to prevent accidental hangups.
Meeting details, participants, chat and activities are all on the bottom bar.
See what you're presenting
When you present your screen, you can see other participants—and what you’re presenting—at the same time.
In the meeting window, point to your presentation feed to:
While we were all enjoying some fun in the sun, vendors were making upgrades to some of our favorite Jeffco Digital Tools. From new functionality in Screencastify to a whole new facelift in Actively Learn, some incredible changes have taken place over the summer. Read below to get the "What's New" with our Jeffco Tier 1 Supported Tools.
Read & Write PDF Reader Is now OrbitDoc
Here is some information about Read & Write. The PDF Reader that is a part of the Read & Write extension pack has changed to OrbitDoc. The old PDF Reader extension looked like a bird, now it looks like an Orbit! OrbitDoc is still an extension but it also a progressive web application now as well.
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READ&WRITE'S ORBITDOC PDF EDITOR AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM/SCHOOLOGY
You can annotate PDFs using Read & Write's PDF extension and web-based application called OrbitDoc. These PDFs can be distributed via Google Classroom and Schoology so that students can easily mark up their own copies or work together to annotate a single PDF.
Google Classroom Directions
Here is what the new extension looks like. We pushed it to all users in Jeffco. If you are using a Chromebook-it will automatically be there. If you are using a laptop or desktop, you will need to go to the Chrome Webstore to add it, or use the web version. Make sure you are logged into chrome and Google with your @jeffcoschools.us