I have been exploring ways of using Google Tools to increase interaction and feedback in my distance learning classes. This is a cool way to collect and monitor student work, even if you are not teaching at a distance. I use Alice Keeler’s Template Tab. Here is how I modify it to work with Science Lab groups within the Argument Driven Inquiry Process.
There are many times when they internet chokes as I am trying to play an amazing awe inspiring video for my students. Nothing spoils the moment like a download pause. Here is a trick I learned for capturing these videos ahead of time and playing them off your hard drive. I like to incorporate them into my presentation software. This is also a handy way to share youtube content if it is blocked at school. You can download it at home and share it offline.