Open email links in Gmail

When you click on a link to send an email…something like this:

Click here to send me an email!

…the page that opens may not be your Gmail. If you’d like to set Gmail as your default email client, follow these simple directions!

And if you’re wondering how to create a link that prompts an email…highlight a word or phrase, and instead of linking to a website, type “mailto:youremailaddress.” See image below!

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Hapara updates you should know about

Teachers who use Highlights in Hapara to lock students into specific websites during class time (called “Focused Browsing”) may be interested in a new feature that’s just being rolled out – it’s called “Filtered Browsing.” While Focused Browsing allows you to provide up to ten websites for your students to use during class time, while blocking everything else, Filtered Browsing allows you to allow students to access any websites except for those that you block – up to five sites. Continue reading “Hapara updates you should know about”

2019 Google Classroom Changes

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You may have noticed that your Google Classroom page has a new look. I think the most important thing you’ll want to know is that if you’re working with a Classroom page that you created during the 2017-18 school year, your “About” page is not where it’s been – in the right-hand corner of the page’s header. Instead, students can find the “About” page content by clicking the small ^ symbol that’s in the middle of the header.

Learn about all the changes in Google Classroom in the video below, or scroll through this instructional post!

Come see me at ICE!

ICE Presenter Badge.jpgCome see me present on creating an instructional technology website that has evolved with our school’s 1:1 program. The ICE conference is the best there is (better than ISTE in my opinion) – and it’s not just for tech coaches! Teachers in every discipline will find a session that speaks to them. Check out the class¬†offerings and sign up before Feb. 1 for earlybird pricing!

Want something a little more low key? The regional ICE chapter is having a one-day conference¬†on January 26…and if you look at the list of sessions, you’ll find one led by our own Greg Schwab!