Tech + Math/Financial Lit with NGPF

Geared towards middle school, check out a new website full of FREE math and finance literacy resources, lessons, and activities-  Next Gen Personal Finance.   “Real life” lessons include the following topics:  managing/budgeting money, spending habits, interest and investments, ratios/percents/whole, taxes, careers, loans, donations, and more!

They have a new Middle School Resource Map that is really helpful too and might!

 


Create a Song in Google’s Music Lab!

Tech + Music = Google’s Music Lab!

Be sure to check out Google’s Music Lab and their latest addition, Song Maker!

This brief video (1:37) shares an into to Song Maker and how easy it is to get started!  Without logging in or creating any accounts, anyone can create music!  It can be done on just about any device and is pretty cool (especially as a stress-free, creative activity in the afternoon after morning SBAC testing)!  Students are given the option to save their work, but it automatically saves to a “goo.gl” URL, which isn’t accessible in the district (for security reasons).  So, just have fun in the moment and don’t worry about saving anything.  Try it!


Save Time with Alt+ Tab!

Have a lot of windows open and you’d like to switch easily among them?  Try this keyboard shortcut:

Holding the Alt + Tab keys will allow you to see all of your open windows and quickly select one.  It’s a great time saver!