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Song Maker

Last week Google launched Song Maker, a browser-based tool for creating simple tunes. There are options for creating melodies and rhythms. Here’s a quick introduction: Song Maker is part of a set of tools called Chrome Music Lab, designed to make learning music fun and accessible with hands-on experiments.  

Fun Google Secrets

Most of us are familiar with Google Doodles, the changes Google makes to its logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.   Did you know there are also less obvious fun features? The following video describes some of Google’s Easter eggs, the hidden messages, in-jokes or features in this… Read more

Be Internet Awesome

Be Internet Awesome is a new Internet safety curriculum for children from Google. The five key concepts are: Share with Care Don’t Fall for Fake Secure Your Secrets It’s Cool to Be Kind When in Doubt, Talk It Out The program includes a downloadable curriculum and an online game. The game is set in a… Read more

How do you spell …

Do you check your spelling online? If you do, you’re not alone. Last week, Google Trends released a list, by province and territory, of the most frequent ‘how to spell’ Google searches by Canadians. They range from ‘altar’ to ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. For more details, read Google reveals top ‘how to spell’ searches by Canadian province. (And,… Read more

Tech Tools to Try

Are you interested in trying some new tech tools to use with students? The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) held their annual conference last month and one of the presenters, Monica Martinez, highlighted some of her favourite tech tools that often get overlooked. To find out what they are, read 15 Tech Tool… Read more