Monday, October 30, 2017

Google and iOS 11 images (HEIC files)

This post and tutorial originally appeared on my lab blog @HeathcoteTech:

The new operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 11, has caused some quirks. The biggest quirk is iOS 11 saves photos as .HEIC files, not a .jpeg/.jpg files. Google can see .HEIC files but can't add them through the usual Insert-> Image process as you normally would when working in a Doc, Slides, or Drawing file. There are solutions, however. And the solutions are fairly simple. I have outlined a few simple solutions to the Google HEIC conflict in this tutorial:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Digital Book Clubs: Padlet, blogs and the writing process

Mixing the digital and analog when it comes to reading and writing is always a tricky process. How much is too much? Where should the paper end and the digital begin? How do we differentiate?

Last year we played around with these ideas, a lot. As a district we purchased a license for Seesaw to begin making digital connections in the lower grades. For the upper grades we licensed Campus Press.

But at the end of the day not everything can be paid for, we still ned to leverage free tools. And we also need to make direct connections to traditional media. The actual pen is still pretty mighty.

So, here's one thing we did...