Entries by Peter Horner

Getting started with Google Voice

We’re excited to announce Google Voice, our new college telephony solution. Voice is a new telephony service from Google. It lets you take your number with you and make calls from your smartphone, Chromebook, or computer. There are lots of features to explore such as voicemail transcripts and smart spam filtering. To help you get […]

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Screencastify

Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension that is available from the Chrome web store. It enables you to create screencasts and videos on a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook. In addition to recording your screen, it combines annotation tools, record from your microphone for voice over, and you can record yourself with a picture-in-picture overlay of your […]

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Google Voice

Google Voice is a cloud-based voice over IP (VoIP) phone service that is available as part of Google Workspace and includes: Close integration with Gmail and Google Calendar; Make calls from any device whether it’s a Chromebook, PC, or mobile phone; Manage your calls with personalised settings for forwarding calls, text messages and voicemail; Advanced […]

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Distance Learning Apps Update

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has provided feedback about the apps that are making a difference. It’s been great to hear so many successful and innovative uses of technology to facilitate distance learning. In this post, I wanted to share some of the apps that have proved to be the most popular.  Screencastify – […]

Google Workspace Skills Training – Learn by exploring

Google Workspace Skills training enable students and staff to learn by doing, interacting with apps like Google Docs, Slides, and Jamboard to complete tasks. As each skill is completed successfully, you can earn digital badges – bronze for beginner, silver for intermediate and gold for advanced! Over the next couple of weeks we’re asking students […]

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Google Jamboard

Jamboard is Google’s answer to an Interactive Whiteboard, originally designed and marketed with a portable 55-inch, 4k display. Google have since released Android and iOS apps for it, perfect for touchscreen Chromebooks here at Barton! Even if you don’t have a touchscreen device you can still connect to a Jam on your web browser at jamboard.google.com […]

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WeVideo

WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that enables you create pro like videos on any device, including Chromebook, Windows, Mac, and Mobile. Cloud-based storage means there is no software to download and install, with the added flexibility of accessing your projects on any device. Get advanced with features like green screen to take your videos […]

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Digital Tools for Distance Learning

At Barton Peveril, we use a variety of technologies to make courses more engaging and improve access to learning for students. Online learning technologies like Google Classroom have brought exciting opportunities to reconsider how we teach, engage with or involve learners in different ways. In this guide, we will look at some of the online […]