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Google Expeditions - virtual reality to explore the world - resources and instructions

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Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space!

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CK-12 Certified Educator Program is back! Great program from a great resource

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CK-12 is one of my favorite resources for educators. They have digital, interactive textbooks, practice assessments, simulations, virtual labs, study aids, concept maps, adaptive practice and more, for almost every subject and grade level. And it's all free! And works on all platforms.

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

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Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. There have been a lot of different reactions from the two, but most reactions were very positive towards the Chromebook Tab and very "meh" to the new iPad.

Virtual Reality Apps for Education

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Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the newer technologies moving into the classroom. Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education: (these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also) Cardboard (free) Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. The Cardboard app helps you launch your favorite VR experiences, discover new apps, and set up a viewer.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

The Big Guide to STEM - free guide with resources from educators

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" The Big Guide to STEM " is a free e-book containing resources and STEM ideas from educators on integrating STEM/STEAM into the classroom.

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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.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

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The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

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Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. Chrome and Android all in one! And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Sensor Cart for middle school, high school, and college physics students.

Remember 9/11 Sixteen Years later

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I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

A Message from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum - watch ceremony live online today

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On September 11, 2001, and in the days that followed, our nation came together in a spirit of unity and resolve as we struggled, with profound shock and overwhelming grief, to comprehend the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

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K12Blueprint is a great, free resource for technology in education.

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ExploreEDU - free #Google #EdTech event in Bethpage, NY - Nov 1 or 2nd - come join us

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Come join CDW-G and Google in Bethpage NY for an Explore EDU Event.

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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.

Tools to work with, annotate, create and convert PDF files

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PDF , or Portable Document Format, files are ubiquitous these days. The format is a great way to share files since every operating system, including mobile devices, has free software available to read the files.

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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.

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Microsoft Education Resources - nice collection for Admin, IT, and Teachers

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Fall VirtCon 2016 - free online conference from Discovery Education - Oct 22

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Discovery Education is hosting a free, online conference - 2016 Fall VirtCon - on Saturday, Oct 22nd.

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.

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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! I 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.

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.

Microsoft Education Community - great, free resource for teachers

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The Microsoft Education Community is a great, free resource for teachers. It has free web courses on using Microsoft tools and on best practices for using technology in education. There are discussion groups, resources and training tools available.

Productivity Apps And Gadgets for College Students Everywhere (guest post)

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Productivity Apps And Gadgets for College Students Everywhere Learning how to be productive and work efficiently, is one of the biggest trends of the year for business men and women this year.

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Remembering 9/11 14 years later

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I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

SmartFeed - quality, curated content for kids

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SmartFeed is the trusted platform & tool for parents to easily and conveniently curate and manage kid's digital media - across all content and device platforms.

Remembering 9/11 - 15 years later

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I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

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.

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Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks

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Touchscreen Chromebooks are becoming more popular, and flip models like the Acer C738T are also getting popular. These Chromebooks open up some more options and features for students. Here is a short list of apps that are great for touchscreen Chromebooks: --.

BYOD and Web Based Apps, Hosted Apps

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BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, is very popular in many schools. Schools save money by having students and staff use their own technology on the schools network. Many schools doing this also have school owned devices for students who don''t have their own.

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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.

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.

Create Quizzes with Learnclick to ask Questions in Context

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With www.learnclick.com you can easily create online cloze tests like fill in the blanks, drag & drop and dropdowns as well as traditional multiple choice quizzes. It is an ideal tool for asking questions in context as you can ask your students to fill out the missing words in a text.

CK-12 Concept Maps - see the connections between math and science concepts

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CK-12 , one of my all time favorite, free resources for teachers, has a very cool new feature called "Concept Maps". Concept Maps" uses visual concept mapping to show connections between different concepts in math, science and connections between math and science.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

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Guest Post by Julie Petersen. Julie is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning.

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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.

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.

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The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing

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The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing is a nice resource that helps you use figures of speech in your writing to help you convey your meaning. It covers metaphors, onomatopoeai, hyperbole, irony, personifications, climax, parenthesis, ellipsis and alliteration.

Ed Tech Pilot Framework - excellent resources for all schools

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Digital Promise has released an EdTech Pilot Framework which provides a step-by-step process to help education leaders and technology developers run successful educational technology (ed-tech) pilots. It is very simple to use and read and has links for more information on each step. Here is the link to the original article: [link] One thing to remember - you don't have to do these projects alone. There are plenty of resources available to help you.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

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Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook.