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Apple iOS Updates, New Tools to Try, and Three Ways to use Google Sites. 
 

Hoodlum CulturED

June 18 · Issue #2 · View online
Hoodlum CulturED is a newsletter dedicated to practical pedagogical strategies, innovation, and creativity with a bit of pop culture and humor.

Apple iOS Updates, New Tools to Try, and Three Ways to use Google Sites. 

3 Things about Google Sites
Google Sites - YouTube
You might have started to think about tools and strategies to use in your classroom for next school year.  One tool to keep in mind is Google Sites.  If you are unfamiliar with it, here are three things to ponder.  
1. Google Drive 
Anything you have in your Google Drive can be added to your Google Site.  That means you might have the makings of a great website, portfolio, or project already created and you just need to put it together.  
2. Build your Class Materials
Google Sites is a great tool to use in tandem with Google Classroom.  Add all the tools for a given lesson or lecture into a website that can be accessed by your students and then have them turn their work on Google Classroom. 
3. Sharing has OPTIONS 
You can have students collaborate in the creation of website just like you can on Slides, Sheets, Docs, and Drive.  This adds another dimension to portfolio projects or team tasks. 

Exciting News from Apple
The more iWork, the cooler I get
The more iWork, the cooler I get
For you all with Apple mobile devices, the iWork suite (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) just got some updated features.  Recording, editing and playing audio are now abilities one has inside the apps.  
For more, read here

Tools to Try
Mystery Science
Free is always a great price
Free is always a great price
If you’re a K-5 teacher, Mystery Science is giving any free licenses for the year.  Rated 5 stars by Common Sense Media, Mystery Science creates science units that can be utilized efficiently in class. 

The Noun Project
Every project needs icons
Every project needs icons
You’ll be doing projects with your students.  These projects will need graphics to make them extra fancy.  The Noun Project offers icons you can use.  They can be incorporated for free (with citation) or pay 39 bucks for lifetime use of the icons with no strings.  
Neverware
Don't BER those computers!
Don't BER those computers!
Your school site probably has a bunch of computer that don’t work as quickly as they used to.  Neverware turns any computer into a Chromebook.  This will make otherwise defunct computers viable again. The home version is completely free, though there is an education version which has a cost.  

Webinar
Join us on Sat. June 30 for our Google Sites Webinar
Join us on Sat. June 30 for our Google Sites Webinar
Are you looking for more ideas for how to integrate Google Sites into your classroom? Join us for our first webinar! Register below! Can’t make it? They’ll be a link to the recording as well. 
DESIGN S*TES!: Google Sites + Design Thinking Registration, Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite
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