Screencastify Tip

When narrating over an existing video in a browser tab follow these steps for best quality:

Open the video in a browser tab.

CTRL N to open a new browser window. Launch Screencastify with correct microphone settings in the new window. Tap Record – Entire Screen. During the 3 second count down, minimize the “new browser window” start your video.

Use these keyboard shortcuts to control Screencastify settings.

Screencastify Keyboard Shortcuts

Add a Padlet to your Google Classroom for some great interactive Classroom Activities

Padlet is a great way to add some Interactive Classroom Activity. (Tutorial-Setup and share in your Google Classroom) Below are some ideas how you can use it in your classroom.

  • Brainstorming
  • Exit Ticket
  • Ice breaker (2 truths and 1 lie)
  • End of Year (give a compliment)
  • Book Discussion
  • Gather Feedback
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Analyze a Quote
  • Complete a Story

Create you own Google Expedition.

The new features in the Expeditions app update:

  • Now give you the long awaiting ability to view and guide Tour Creator tours in Google Expeditions Now teachers and students can create a tour in Tour Creator and used the expedition app to guide others through their tour with virtual reality goggles. So now the tours made in tour creator can be viewed on computers, tablets or phones or guided as an expediton.
  • These updates are only available on Android, coming soon for iOS
  • Additionally a selection of top Expeditions tours have been translated into 10 languages: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

If you would like to create your own tour and would like assistance don’t hesitate to ask us for help.

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Logging into BrainPop and BrainPop Jr.

Logging into BrainPop and Brainpop Jr. can easily be done using the icon in the Google Apps or going directly to and logging in with G Suite for Education.  If it is your first time logging in you will be required to enter a code the step by step directions and building codes are available on the Tech Knowledgebase Team Drive.