If you want a safe way for your students to play digital chess, this is it! No additional apps, external websites, or account setup needed. No worries about logging in, student privacy, or blocked websites. Everything runs through their Google Account!
Just upload the XLS and PPT files to your Google Drive and convert them to a Google Sheet or Google Slides. Then, students can *make a copy* and share it to other competitors to play ONLINE within the SAFETY of their school Google Account!
If they have home internet access, they can even continue the challenge outside of school / Chess Club hours.
Tech savvy coaches - use your favorite screencasting app to record the game for later analysis!
But wait, there's more!
Big match? Share the file VIEW ONLY to the whole class so they can watch the action unfold. They can use the built-in chat for a moderated discussion of the game, without disturbing the players!!!
*If you want to make an easy link for copying a new file, follow these steps:
1. Upload to your Google account.
2. Set Sharing to "Anyone with the link Can View"
3. Copy the URL to the doc.
4. Replace everything in the URL starting at "/edit" with "/template/preview".
5. Make a link out of this new URL, and share that link. Students can easily make a copy of the doc from that link.