Spiral Education

Spiral Education is a multifunctional tool that allows teachers to Ask questions to students individually and record their responses  Create interactive presentations that allow student discussions Teachers can create groups of students and individually create assignments.  The results of this work can then be seamlessly shared with the whole class. The Premise of Spiral Education…

Learning to use Technology

New technology is being developed all the time.  Because of this, it is hard for some students, teachers, and parents to keep up with how it all works. Learning Google Apps G Suite Training is a “Chrome extension that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with G Suite.”  …

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is an independent organization that provides “unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.”   Their site is completely searchable from the search bar in the upper right hand corner. As you can see in the…

Read and Write for Google

Read and Write for Google (RWG) works within the Chrome Browser and offers a variety of language tools for students. Common Sense Media’s review calls RWG “a Swiss Army knife’s worth of tools for reading support.” Text to Speech: It reads web-based text aloud.  It highlights the sentence in yellow and the word in blue…

Blocksi Web Filter

The Blocksi Web Filter is a Chrome extension that filters the web and monitors internet usage.  It offers: Web filtering YouTube content and channel filtering Forces the SafeSearch feature within search engines Creates time control for user access The account administrator receives emails about usage and any attempt to bypass the Blocksi service. Click here…

Create and Manage Supervised Users in Google Chrome

What it can control Parents can create a supervised user for their children with the Google OS.  With this account, parents can: See which websites they visited Block certain websites Block the web and only allow access to certain sites Prevent them from installing apps and extensions Ensure they’re using SafeSearch (turned on by default)…