How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word
OCTOBER 29, 2015
You can use Google AND Microsoft Together You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. Here’s a screencast to get started. There are a few issues to know before you start using it, though. How to Add Google Drive to Microsoft Word (and Microsoft Office). It cannot be running to do this.). Save to Drive lets you save into Google Drive.
How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers
Ditch That Textbook
MARCH 28, 2016
Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Cyberbullying is NOT a technology issue-here’s how to really combat it.
JANUARY 30, 2017
Cyberbullying continues to grow and present itself as a huge challenge for schools, government policy makers, stakeholders, parents and the community—but is regulating access to technology and social media the answer? It involves social manipulation such as group exclusion, spreading rumors, sharing secrets, and recruiting others to dislike a person. Dr. Satira S.
Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks
MARCH 16, 2017
If you didn’t have iPads in your classroom, you were planning to get them soon. Chromebooks are in many ways ideal for classrooms, allowing teachers to leverage online resources to provide richer, more differentiated educational experiences to your students. A single incident could lead to a great deal of cost and trouble. A Worrying Security Gap. CIPA Compliance.
Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?
The Christensen Institute
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. As Malkus himself notes, online courses have long provided a solution to filling gaps in coursework that schools otherwise can’t afford.
Wonderful World of Wearables in Education
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
An Epic Guide to Wearables From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How many hours you sleep at night and more. To be sure, wearable technologies have many uses in the classroom an in our world. Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Steps.
How to Flip Your Class for Students with Little Access To Technology
Turning Learning On Its Head
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Watch this short video which explains how to flip your class if your students have limited access to technology at home. If you have flipped your class in a limited technology school, how have you solved this problem? Students with limited technology is often cited as a reason why a teacher or school should not adopt the flipped classroom approach.
Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 2, 2015
Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not. As such, they appear to be hybrid innovations.
4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Tears of joy happen when the right tool is taught to the right student. As I share in Reinventing Writing , teachers need to do what teachers do best — give creative advice. I require students to use Spellcheck and Grammar tools before turning in work. She edited it.
How to Use Google Drawings
Ask a Tech Teacher
JANUARY 23, 2017
Google Drawings is a free, web-based drawing tool that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, drawings, and more. To use Google Drawing, here’s what you do: Open your Google Drive account; go to New and select Google Drawings. . Brainstorming, mindmap.
How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities
AUGUST 22, 2016
Schools must maintain websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities to ensure compliance with two main regulations: Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In May 2016, the US Department of Justice proposed the use of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Avoid “Click here.”.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. How to Manage a Classroom in Google. But there are so many sites!
5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks
MARCH 17, 2017
Today he gives us five ideas to amp up our Chromebook classroom. Many of these tools and tips will work for any device that can access the Web. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Want to hear more about edtech and apps? Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 Edtech Tools to Try. Listen Now.
Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Today marks the start of the #1ineveryclassroom public awareness campaign by the UK-based Colour Blind Awareness organization to point out the prevalence of colorblindness and the need for greater awareness on the part of educators. There is tremendous variation in how individuals perceive and distinguish colors. What other resources do you use to create accessible figures?
How to Teach With Videos
Ask a Tech Teacher
DECEMBER 14, 2016
I reviewed mysimpleshow , a new tool that is getting a lot of buzz, and then asked them to share how their digital tool addresses this burgeoning interest in video. Academia is transforming in a way that responds to most of its younger inhabitants: digital natives who have a knack for technology. To Assess Your Students. To Flip Your Classroom. Video apps.
36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life
MAY 3, 2016
and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Today I’m celebrating my friend Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2016 The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.
How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates. Toxic information.
4 good computer habits every teacher should have
MARCH 5, 2017
I’ve witnessed someone spill coffee on my colleague’s MacBook, and then felt enraged when he had to spend almost half its price to make the thing work again. It’s our bad habits that led to these tragedies. That’s what I’d like to share with you today: four good computer habits every teacher should have in the digital age. How to do?
Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences
MARCH 22, 2017
Here’s how. Today Laura Penrod Stock @tweetmeego coaches students to create powerful student-led conferences with their parents. By creating unique year-long portfolios, Laura believes students connect with their parents to help plan their future work and share their learning. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.”
How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning
AUGUST 25, 2015
Collaborative Project Based Learning with Analytics - click here to try Ignite Teaching - I firmly believe each teacher must start integrating technology at the point where he or she is most comfortable. I'm often asked, "How I do it all." I think that translates to the success of my blog along with the workshops I do across the country. My answer is simple: I start small.
How to go Paperless in Your Classroom
Ask a Tech Teacher
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
There are benefits to adopting web-based alternatives to paper: it’s easy to collaborate when everything’s online. teachers can provide feedback on projects that students respond to and resubmit. student work is simple to copy, back up, and share as needed. To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation.
How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps
The Daring Librarian
OCTOBER 13, 2011
( click for more sizes & to download ) It''s been a while since I''ve added to my Comic Tutorial Collection - not surprising since September & October are always a busy time for teachers, right? but exactly HOW to CREATE A QR CODE ! So, here''s a new comic tutorial that shows you how, in three easy steps, by copying & pasting a URL and using Goo.gl
How to Create a Curriculum Map
Ask a Tech Teacher
MARCH 31, 2015
If I’m trying to get from Los Angeles, California to Minot, North Dakota, I start with a map. I build a route that includes the sights I’d like to visit, shows me the connecting roadways, and gives me a rough idea of how long it’ll take. In other states, it’ll be how lesson plans meet their unique state standards. What is a Curriculum Map?
How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom
JULY 15, 2015
The right tools can elevate a student’s learning experience to levels unfathomable to teachers who were in the field even a short ten years ago. Would you like to take your students on a field trip to, perhaps, the Palace of Versailles, the Taj Mahal, or the Great Pyramids? Am I using technology to benefit my students or am I using technology for the sake of using it?
Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!
MAY 26, 2013
How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. After watching the video below, I knew I had to figure this augmented reality thing out. Aurasma is the app I use to create augmented reality. They loved it!
How To Design A 21st Century Assessment
TeachThought - Learn better.
OCTOBER 27, 2015
How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. Whatever they create with digital tools should still represent what students were to learn. Students should be able to articulate and defend their tool choices, content inclusion, and degrees of audience interaction and how those choices affected the resulting product. Instead, use the best tool to support learning (e.g.,
20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 12, 2015
At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. Anywhere you go, you can access these online study materials.
How To Add Rigor To Anything
TeachThought - Learn better.
JULY 10, 2015
How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, Or Assessment. It is also among the most troublesome due to its subjectivity. And more importantly, how can you use to promote understanding? 10 Strategies To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, or Assessment. But the following 10 strategies can be used to add rigor to almost anything.
Teachers: This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement
MARCH 23, 2017
What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? It’s something I first saw practiced by Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur, who has redesigned the culture of his classroom to have students own their learning.
How to Create Citations without the Research Tool
OCTOBER 3, 2016
It turned out to be a rather sad end to the week for many. And there's even a grassroots campaign to get back those citation tools in Explore! It includes a feature that Easybib does not have, the ability to create in-text and footnote citations. It will also generate a bibliography for you and you have access to over 7,000 styles. But fear not!
New to Computer Coding? Learn How To Teach Your Students
Class Tech Tips
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
You might have noticed… I strongly believe that learning how to code is an essential skill for students. It doesn’t matter what type of career they choose to enter. Teachers with access to a range… The post New to Computer Coding? Learn How To Teach Your Students appeared first on Class Tech Tips. iPad/Laptop Use
How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom
TeachThought - Learn better.
AUGUST 12, 2015
How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. Semantics aside, we all can improve, and many of us are being held accountable for improvement by administrators, blogs, and the local PLC to “bring the next generation into the 21st century.” 10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. Then use it to announce trivial things like due dates of 20 th century work. (No
How to Streamline Online Testing
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Access Points Bandwidth Management Networking WirelessBy David Hutchins Advance preparation, solid infrastructure are key for administering student assessments.
Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?
The Hechinger Report
APRIL 26, 2016
Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. Walking the hallways between classes at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, I dodge students whose heads are turned down to glowing screens. On the other hand, just how and even if smartphones might help students learn remains a troubling question.
Student Voice and Access in G Suite!
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
In this video you will learn how to use Voice Note and Screen Mask to help students scribe in a Google Doc with Read&Write for Google. Science and Social Studies assessments can be difficult for students with language difficulties. Jeffrey Humphries Canadian Director Professional Development/Product EdTechTeam Google Certified Innovator & Trainer Ottawa
3 ways the flipped classroom leads to better subject mastery
AUGUST 15, 2016
Now that the buzz about flipped learning is calming and the novelty is wearing off, the time has come to dig a little deeper into the natural outcomes of flipping. On the most basic level, flipped learning occurs when instructors make use of video lectures outside the class in order to bring what was being done in the homework space back into the classroom.
How to Prepare Your Network Before School Starts
AUGUST 31, 2016
Access Points Bandwidth Management NetworkingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Schools can get ready for incoming students by testing networks and assessing plans.