An Evolving List of Tips for Teaching Online

Here are some things we have learned in “real time” as we adjust to teaching fully online. We’ll continue adding to this list as we learn.

General Tips

  • Connecting to the Cobb VPN slows down your connection. Don’t connect to the VPN unless you specifically need something like the academic portal that is only available through it.
  • If you need to scan a document at home, use the OneDrive app on your smartphone. You can scan documents directly into your OneDrive.

Google Classroom

  • If you create a bunch of assignments at once, use the Schedule option to pace them out over time. That way students aren’t overwhelmed.
  • Videos uploaded to Google Classroom take a while to process before they can be viewed. Instead of scheduling assignments with attached videos immediately, schedule them for at least an hour in the future. That way the video is fully processed and available before the students see the assignment.

Removing Google Accounts from Shared iPads

Google stores account credentials in two different ways on the iPad. To clear your Google accounts, you will need to follow both steps below.

Step 1: Sign Out of Google Branded Apps

  1. Open one of the Google apps (Drive, Classroom, Docs, etc.)
  2. Open the Settings menu and look for the account/sign-in section
  3. Click Manage accounts on this device
  4. For any accounts listed, click Remove from this device

Step 2: Sign Out of Safari

Google account credentials are stored separately for Safari and apps that use Safari to authenticate, such as Flipgrid. The steps below remove the Google credentials from Safari and, in turn, for non-Google apps that use “Log in With Google.”

Method 1: Through the Browser

  1. In Safari, go to 
  2. Click Remove an account
  3. Click the X beside the account name
  4. Click Yes, remove
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each account

Method 2: Through the Settings

  1. Open the iOS Settings app
  2. In the left menu, scroll down and click on Safari
  3. Navigate to Advanced > Website data
  4. Click Edit and delete the data for and any other relevant sites

Students: Back Up your files to Google Drive!

Student network storage (also known as your “H: drive,” your “home directory,” or just your “number”) is erased each summer!  Be sure to back up any files you wish to keep. One simple way to do this is to save all your files to your Google drive. (Did you know you have unlimited cloud storage through this account?)  You can back up your files in three easy steps:

  1. On a school computer, open http:\\  and log in with your Google Account.
  2. In Google Drive, click New, then click Folder Upload.Folder Upload menu
  3. Select your network drive (Look under “Computer” and find your student ID number.), then click OK.

That’s it! You should see your files being uploaded to Google Drive! If you have any problems, ask the Campbell Commons staff for help.

Cardoza: Invasive Species Wanted Posters

Lesson modified from one by M. Littleton, Carver H.S., Carver, and Mass.

STEP 1: What is an invasive species “Wanted” poster?

See examples here at:

Also known as:  Exotic Species, Nonindigenous Species, Non-native Species, or Introduced Species

STEP 2: What are invasive species? 

Background Information: Go to the Environmental Literacy Council’s web page and read their information on Non-native Species:

STEP 3: Research Your Species

Visit one of the following web sites (or the links at the bottom of the above web page) to find information on you species.

  1. A good place to find out about invasive species in Georgia and North America is The link at here is particularly good.
  2. A good place to find out about invasive plant species in Georgia is
  3. Twelve of the “least wanted” species in the United States can be found in the PDF report file at this site:

Research: Obtain more information on your species by doing a web search. Be sure to document your sources. (Title and address of all web pages used – put these on back of your poster in Bibliography section)

STEP 4: Create Your “Wanted” Poster

Content Must Include:

NAME / ALSO KNOWN AS (Latin name properly written/ common name / “criminal” name) 5 pts

PICTURE – Drawing or photograph (color would be nice) 5 pts

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS – Key features to look for when identifying the criminal 10 pts

LAST SEEN – Where did the species originally come from? Include a map. 5 pts

SUSPECTED HIDEOUTS – include a map of the U.S. with its current distribution shaded; description of preferred habitat. Be specific about preferred habitat type. 10 pts

CRIMES COMMITTED by your species (crimes must be specific to your species and not general to all invasive species) 20 pts

REWARD for elimination of your species (think ecologically, economically, socially, politically – again, be specific for your species) 10 pts

BIBLIOGRAPHY — list of internet sites /web addresses OR appropriate bibliographic information on the back of the poster. 10 pts

Color, Neatness, Originality, and Creativity Count! 10 pts

List of Invasive Species:

  1. Leek Moth
  2. Chinese Rose Beetle
  3. Bark Beetle
  4. Japanese Maple
  5. Rock Rose
  6. Texas Blue Weed
  7. Purple Moonflower
  8. Chinese Silvergrass
  9. White Poplar
  10. Japanese Kudzu
  11. Northern Snakehead Fish
  12. Yellow Anaconda
  13. Cuban Tree Frog
  14. African Clawed Frog
  15. Asian Swamp Eel
  16. Nine Banded Armadillo
  17. Indian Mongoose
  18. Africanized Honeybee
  19. Common Pine Shoot Beetle
  20. European Gypsy Moth
  21. Giant African Snail
  22. Mexican Fruit Fly
  23. Asian Tiger Mosquito
  24. Kudzu Bug

Peddi: Chemical Bonding Webquest

Ionic Bonds 

Covalent Bonds

Activity 1:  Intro to Covalent Bonding


Activity 2:  Introduction to Lewis Structures

Activity 5:  Naming Covalent Compounds