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Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

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Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities. com.visionobjects.calculator&rdid=com.visionobjects.calculator Turns handwritten equations into typed and solves them Evernote https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote

Some Excellent Resources for Google for Education for Teachers and Admins

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Google for Education , which includes G Suite for Education , Chromebooks , and content, is one of the most popular, and most updated, platforms for education. Here are some great resources for IT, Teachers, Students and more. Take a look around. Related: Google for Education Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

3D CAD and 3D Printing with Chromebooks

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Everyone who reads this blog knows I'm a huge fan of Chromebooks , especially for education. One area that I get asked about often is 3D CAD and 3D Printing. So here is some info. I am by no means an expert on 3D printing though. Tinkercad is a completely web-based, 3D CAD system that works on Chromebooks. You can easily download the STL file to use with the 3D printer. Pretty much everything.

Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

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Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. The guides include videos, best practices, how-to''s and more. They are easy to use and very helpful. The guides are built in Google Slides with embedded videos and are very well done. Book Creator 2 ClassDojo 3 Comic Strip It!

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Two Apps for Scanning Documents with your Smartphone

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I''m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. have an Evernote scanner in my office, but what about when I''m out-and-about? scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more. Here are two apps that you can use for document scanning on your Smartphone, and they are both free. This feature is not in the iOS version yet.

Resources to find Funding for Schools and Technology

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Schools are always looking for ways to find funding for projects, especially for technology. Here are some great resources that I have used in the past. 1. Edutopia - The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources - Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. link] 3. WD6YpS 6.

Lots of great new things coming to Google Apps and Chromebooks!!!

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Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks have become truly awesome resources for schools and Google just keeps improving them. Here are some of the recent announcements: Android apps are coming to Chromebooks! some Android apps have already been available for use on a Chromebook. I've been using the Evernote app for a while and love it. But in order to get them to work, developers had to do some work themselves. With this new announcement, the Google Play Store and most of it's app will work with Chromebooks. Three models are getting access in June with more getting access later.

Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

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Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. I''ve attended good meetings, and really bad meetings. Make your meetings effective - have a clear objective and keep them short and to the point.

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Teaching Digital Citizenship - free online course for teacers to help teach students to be safe online

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Teaching Digital Citizenship is a free, new tool that educators can use to keep kids safer online. Teaching Digital Citizenship is a self-paced, online training program to help educators, law-enforcement officers, and others teach Internet safety and prepare children ages 5-17 to be better digital citizens. The resources are sorted by type and by standards and grade level.

Google Tips - 78, and counting, Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google

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Google has a great resource, Google Tips , that provides quick, easy tips for using Google Products. It is setup in a card format, using simple, easy terms (not tech-speak). You can view all the cards or sort by Category, such as Do More, Save Time, Have Fun, or by Product (Android, Chrome, Gmail, Drive) etc. Click on the card to get more info. The cards have great info and are easy to understand.

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How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

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How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. 10 years ago the idea would have seemed absurd. But today? Online form tools can save hours, paper, and your budget. That’s because the way students and teachers interact with technology has completely changed. forms online forms

Examples of using Evernote as: teacher, student, admin

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Evernote , my main resource, is a very useful app. Many people want to learn to use it, but aren''t sure where to start. So, here are some resources and examples of how to use it. Evernote allows you to create notebooks, notes, stacks of notebooks, attach any kind of file to a note, link notes to each other, create lists and more. It is a very powerful tool and lets you really organize things.

How to Migrate Your Data from a Google Apps for Education account to a personal account

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How to Migrate Information from your Google Apps for Education Account to a personal Google Account. As students and staff use the school provided Google Apps accounts more, there''s a lot of great work, writing, presentations, and more that graduating seniors and students leaving the district would like to "take with them". Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings.

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rosterSync for Admins and Teachers - sync your SIS to Google Classroom

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rosterSync is a great new, free tool from New Visions Cloud Lab , the same people behind the Chromebook Inventory Tool. rosterSync has two versions: Super Admin and Teacher. rosterSync: Super Admin Edition The Super Admin edition allows GAFE super admin's to create and update Google Classroom, including populating classes, using CSV exports from Student Information Systems.

What can you do on a Chromebook? Pretty much everything.

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Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home. They are very useful and capable, but I still hear "but they are only a web browser" "they can''t do much" etc. when in reality, they can do pretty much everything. UPDATE: They also work offline, contrary to popular belief: Tips and Resources for Using Chromebooks offline Here is some proof: 1.

Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #9 - Searching your notes

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I''m a huge fan and user of Evernote , and lots of people ask me for tips on using it, so I''m starting a series of blog posts on Evernote Tips and Tricks to share some great tips and ideas for using Evernote. Tip #9 - Searching your Notes Evernote makes searching through your notes very easy and powerful. There are multiple ways to search in Evernote. Location: You can even search by location.

Six Sigma in Education - applying quality control systems in education

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Six Sigma was first introduced in 1986 by an engineer at Motorola named Bill Smith. Six Sigma is a methodology that focuses on measuring quality and aiming for perfection. The techniques and tools used for process improvement and eliminating defects are the core of Six Sigma. Note - no one is saying that we should treat students like products. Six Sigma can also be used in Education.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

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Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps. There are lessons, case studies, examples and best practices, and ways to connect with other educators. It is an excellent resource for all educators. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Reflector2 - Wireless mirroring and streaming for iOS, Android and Chromebooks

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Reflector2 is a wireless streaming product that works with iOS, Android and even Chromebooks that allows teachers and students to share their iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks to the big screen wirelessly, from anywhere in the room. Recording with voice-over lets teachers record their lessons for future use, while multiple security features keep the classroom safe.

Infographic with Google Search Tips

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Google is a very powerful search engine, but the way you search makes a huge difference in your results. The infographic below has some great tips on becoming a Google Search Power User. Check it out and share with your students. Google for Education Resources: [link]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Chromebook Inventory Tool - must have for GAFE Admins

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Chromebooks are beyond popular in schools and the Google Admin Console provides a lot of great features and information. But, one thing that is missing is a way to get a full inventory of all of your Chromebooks, with information such as OS version, MAC Address, SN and more. The tool allows you to export and bulk update the information of your managed Chrome devices using Google Sheets.

Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #11 - merge notes, create table of contents, create notebook stacks

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I''m a huge fan and user of Evernote , and lots of people ask me for tips on using it, so I''m starting a series of blog posts on Evernote Tips and Tricks to share some great tips and ideas for using Evernote. Tip #11 - merge notes, create table of contents, notebook stacks Evernote''s layout of notebooks and notes is great for organizing, but there are some more great features too. 1. Tap Stack.

Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

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I am creating a curriculum for an Aircraft Design course for the high school level. Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do the organization in Google Drive, instead of Evernote like I usually do my course organization. have not created official "lesson plans" yet, this is just the curricular materials and order of instruction. Try it out yourself.

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Pixar makes its 3D rendering tool, RenderMan, free for anyone

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Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, Cars and other incredible animated movies, has announced that it''s in-house 3D rendering software, RenderMan , is now free for non-commercial use. RenderMan creates the rendering with lighting effects. It does not create the original 3D model. You would need to first create the 3D model first. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations

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I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. These are the extensions that I use and feel are some of the best and most useful and consider a must have for all Chromebook users. Title of extension links to Google Play store. Link at end of entry is to other articles on how to use it. Clearly - Clearly makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read. must have.

g(Math) - insert graphs and math expressions in Google Forms and Docs

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g(Math) is a Google Forms and Google Docs Add-on that allows you to insert graphs and mathematical expressions into your Google Forms and Google Docs. This is very useful for math and science classes and allows teachers and students to better utilize Forms and Docs in class, and for classes using Chromebooks. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Google Classroom Mobile Apps get even more Great Features!

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Google Classroom is Google's learning management system, allowing teachers and students to share assignments and communicate online. It is easy to use and works great, but there were some features teachers were asking for. Well, Google listened! Google announced some great additional features last month and has just announced some new features for the mobile apps: Teachers can now create and edit assignments, make copies of attachments and attach photos to assignments as well as grade assignments on their mobile devices. Related: Google for Education Resources Google Classroom Resources -.

Some Great Chrome Apps for Chromebook Classrooms

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Holly Clark has a great article with some great apps for Chromebook classrooms. It has an interactive image of the apps. As you hover over the app icon, it gives short description. Click on it and it takes you to the Google Play page so you can install it. There are some great apps here. Take a look and see what might be useful for you and your students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Welcome Back to School - tips, resources and more to help you get off to a great start.

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Welcome back to school! hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Most schools around here start next week, with new teachers starting this week. The beginning of the year is always a little crazy for all teachers. Remember to not over do it and take time for yourself. modify it each year, adding new things for the following year. Check them all out (they're all free).

Google Classroom Student Quick Guide

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Alice Keeler''s blog has been a great find for me as she posts a lot of items about Google apps, especially Google Classroom. You should definitely check out her blog. She created a great Student Quick Guide for Google Classroom. Go here to view it: [link]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google classroom Google for Educators

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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

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I''ve written about the 10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future and the 1 0 Tech Skills Every Student should have before. Below is an infographic of the 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020. You will notice that critical thinking, social intelligence, collaboration and using new technologies are all part of this. It is important that schools work to help students develop all of these skills so that they can be successful in our ever changing world. --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Collaborize Classroom - collaborative education platform with lots of features for teachers and students

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Collaborize Classroom is a "free collaborative education platform for students and teachers" that allows teachers to create an online community. Teachers can create study groups, collaborative work groups, online discussions and much more. There is a great resource section and professional development page to help you get started and learn to use it. This is a great resource for teachers. --.

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Paper vs Digital Notetaking for Students

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I''m 99% paperless (the other 1% is out of my control) and take my notes digitally, for the most part, on my Chromebook or Smartphone. I do use a Livescribe pen and notebook sometimes too and I know a lot of people prefer paper notes and planners. just saw an article, " Is the pen mightier than the keyboard for students? Whenever I clip something, I make some of my own notes on it too.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

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I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDI_249CFY&feature=youtube_gdata_player MeSBorbRZOA&feature=youtu.be link] Google Apps - who else is using it?

Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #10 - scanning documents and business cards

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I''m a huge fan and user of Evernote , and lots of people ask me for tips on using it, so I''m starting a series of blog posts on Evernote Tips and Tricks to share some great tips and ideas for using Evernote. Tip #10 - Scanning Documents and Business Cards Another great feature of Evernote is the ability to scan and then easily organize and search documents and business cards.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

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Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. This is a program made up of communities of educators who can connect with each other to learn, share, and help each other. While it is mainly online, there are real-world meetups and events as well. This is a great resource for educators. Whether you’re a teacher, professor, or principal, anyone is welcome to join GEG to learn.

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Google Classroom update - students can join class - teacher in different domain

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Google Classroom is an excellent tool from Google that allows students and teachers to collaborate and communicate and allows teachers to assign work to students, collect that work, grade it and comment on it and return it to the student. One limiting factor in using it was the fact that the students and teachers had to be in the same Google apps domain. Many schools use separate domains.