Recently Dependable was asked if there are ways in which you can voice type emails and documents within Google. There is! If you click Control-Shift-S in a Google Doc or click on tools and Voice typing you can use your voice to type a document. For emails, try the app Email Dictation. This app is available in your chrome webstore or at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/email-dictation/eggdmhdpffgikgakkfojgiledkekfdce.
This summer, if you are looking for some Google professional development and are interested in the Google Certification process take a look at the Teacher Center: Certified Trainer Program. There are many tutorials, resources, and videos as well as options to take the tests necessary to become a Google Trainer. Check it out at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_trainer.
If you are looking for something new to explore this summer, consider Nearpod. Nearpod allows you to create or use many different interactive presentations. Just create an account and then use My Library to access saved presentations, Explore to find new presentations, and Create to create new presentations. When creating a presentation, click on Add slide to access content and activities. Students will be able to use their devices to answer questions, polls and interact
Hopefully, this tech tip finds you well! For many teachers, summer is just beginning. Since many of you plan throughout the summer, this technology tip is dedicated to planning. If you are looking for a tool to create your lesson plans, many teachers I have worked with over the past year work with planbook. For $1 a month, teachers can warehouse their lesson plans in an easy to use format. Check it out at: https://www.planbook.com/