OCR Functionality in Google Keep and Drive

Google has included OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality in both Google Keep and Drive.  You can simply upload an image of inaccessible (printed) text and convert it to a digital format which can now be used with a wide variety of tools to make the learning more accessible for students.   We discussed this tool and…

Green Screen on a Budget

One of my favorite outcomes of technology being so readily available and cheaper for students to use, is that our students can make use of green screens in videos that they create.  There are so many apps or programs out there that have the ability to do the green screen effect well that this is…

Use Google AutoDraw to Get Quick Images

As someone with pretty much no artistic ability whatsoever, I am continually looking for images and graphics from others to use in my resources and presentations.  I always look for copyright free media or media that has a Creative Commons license for reuse/remodification.  This is why I like to use https://pixabay.com/ so much but there might…

Screencasting Feedback for Students

For my first time teaching a college level course (4 week online seminar class for College of Education students), I wanted to make sure I was following all of the research I have read since my last time teaching.  One of the biggest things I have read was on the impact of effective feedback and…