Using Blog Tools Since 2006

Learning With Lucie

I would have to say that my experience started in the late 90's when were first learned how to publish on the web using HTML and FTP, but in 2006 when I discovered blogging tool I quickly knew that a new digital portfolio platform had been born.

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How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy?


EDITOR’S NOTE: Google just announced an unprecedented number of Google Teacher Academies during 2014 and have reached out to CUE to assist, as we have done since the inception of the program in 2006. The post How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy?

EdTechTeam Impact Report- Google PD Partner


EdTechTeam is a Google for Education Professional Development Partner and the global leader in Google for Education Certification. Having been involved in leading the Google Teacher Academy from its inception in 2006, EdTechTeam continues to manage the Google for Education Innovation Academy , inducting 181 new innovators from cohorts in London, Washington DC, Sydney, Stockholm, and São Paulo in 2017.

Now a Google Certified Educator


I learned that it is possible to become a Certified Google Educator and thought, “I love to use Google tools for Education. My ego was quickly deflated when I learned that the Google Certification test was 3 hours long and notoriously challenging.

EdTechTeam Receives Google Cloud Education Partner of the Year Award


EdTechTeam today announced that it has received the Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year Award in Education. This award was presented at Google Cloud Next ’19. EdTechTeam is an official Google for Education Professional Development Partner.

#BETT19 Report—Around the world and back with Google for Education


It started with an idea in 2006: what if we bring Google’s suite of productivity tools to schools? 40 million students and educators rely on Google Classroom to stay organized and support creative teaching techniques, and 30 million use Chromebooks to open up a world of possibilities both inside and outside the classroom. As we kick off the week at BETT, let’s take a look at how classrooms have used Google for Education across the globe over the years.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft


Google in June announced an. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

CheckMark v1.0


We’ve added Google Drive sync. Once you authenticate, CheckMark will save your comments to your Google Drive. New Google Chrome extension streamlines digital grading for teachers. EdTechTeam is an official Google for Education Professional Development Partner.

April 1, 2011: What Stunt Will Google Pull Off?

The Electric Educator

Google has become notorious for its April 1st shenanigans. Here''s a list of their pranks from the past few years: 2000: Google Mental Plex (search using mental telepathy) 2002: Pigeon Rank (the secret to Google''s search algorithm is trained pigeons) 2004: Google Copernicus Center (apply for a job at Google''s newest office-- on the moon!) What will Google try to pull off? Here are a few ideas: Google Tax-- move over Turbo Tax!

5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. I completed my pre-doctoral residency in Nova Scotia in 2006 where I trained primarily in Cognitive-Behavioural and Narrative approaches.

How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014

Shake Up Learning

Back in 2006, my students created a podcast, “Miss Bell’s Chime Time!” Chris is the host of The House of #EdTech Podcast and the producer of the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast that I do with Matt Miller. He edits the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast.

4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge about and the regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes” (Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006, p.3).

ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been going most years since 2006 and while it overwhelms me, it is truly an awesome learning experience. NotAtIste Google+ Community. Join a high-energy panel of Google Suite pros to learn about best practices and tips from K-12.

Celebrate the National Day on Writing and Hangout with Author Kate Messner

Shake Up Learning

Google Hangout with author Kate Messner Register Now! On October 20th, connect your classroom with author, Kate Messner through Google Hangouts. Kate also spent 15 years teaching middle school and earned National Board certification in 2006. google hangouts reading writing

The Value of Googleable Questions?

Tech Helpful

In 2006 my oldest daughter was in 4th grade and part of the curriculum was called "Daily Oral Geography." I remember googling "5 oceans of the world" and one of the first hits was the actual worksheet she was doing all filled in by a teacher. This was 2006, 11 years ago.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, since I started teaching moviemaking with my students in 2006, I have used a Storyboard Dictionary of shots that I originally adapted from the American Film Institute. YouTube Students can publish directly to the YouTube accounts associated with their Google accounts. (If

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Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

Cepeda et al (2006) reviewed 254 studies, and found that students across studies recalled 10 percent more information after spaced study than after massed (all at one time) study. 2006).

Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?


The majority of teachers who responded to our survey reported they tend to search for videos online using search engines such as YouTube (83%) and Google (61%).

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Moran has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006.

Open Library gets even more open


Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. A little while back I mentioned Google’s Talk to Books search.

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 2 (Revisiting Blogger)

Learning With Lucie

In January 2006, I posted: JANUARY 06, 2006 Getting serious It''s been almost 5 years since I started dabbling with blogs in education mostly for student projects in my classroom. As I''m starting to use and maintain several active blogs and become more and more active on Google Plus.

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Impact investments: a key to unlocking opportunity and prosperity in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

Private equity flows to emerging markets more than quintupled from $93 billion in 2006 to approximately $564 billion in 2016. Likewise, venture capital funds, which were responsible for growing companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Apple, are constantly on the prowl for companies that can provide Facebook and Google type IPO successes, even in poor countries.

Get on a Roll this Year (Part 3)


Following a model, for self-regulation/executive function have students summarize the important situational aspects of visiting a park ( Space, Time, Objects, People by Ward/Jacobsen ), maybe with a visual made in Pic Collage , an easy way to display text and photos, or on a Google Slide.

Announcing EdTechTeam Adventures


Since moving to Yellowknife in 2006, I have concentrated on Aurora photos in the winter along with sunsets and sunrises.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard ” or. Moran has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006.

Professional Development: The Next Generation pt 1


In 2006, I was accepted to help out in a week long PD Camp by what I consider to be an accident. “Professional Development” has a negative connotation for many teachers. In other professions, professionals are hungry for training on the latest techniques, mindset and tactical approaches.

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


Google, a newly public business, reported a mere $6 million in revenue at the end of 2005. Dougherty convened the first Maker Faire in 2006 in San Mateo, Calif.,

Crowdsourcing in School? -- COOL!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Crowdsourcing, the Future of College Education ] YouTube got involved in crowdsourcing in May when it asked for Crowdsourcing suggestions for use with Google moderator , a lesser known Google product for "helping the world find the best input from an audience of any size."

Love Song to My Readers: Cool Cat Teacher’s 10th blog birthday

The CoolCatTeacher

And how Writely was bought by Google docs and now we use that. But other tools have come and gone, Second Life , Google Lively , Google Reader , Zite and lots of things I tried and tested.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Wikispaces is also the backbone of my global collaborative projects since 2006, with MAD about Mattering as the most recent example. It also links with other tools we use like Trello, Google Docs, Dropbox, and more. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 2

The Electric Educator

Hammond 2000 in Rice 2006). Rice (2006) indicates that the importance of positive relationships between teachers and students is critical to student retention. 2005 in Rice 2006) indicate that a significant correlation between teacher effectiveness and the number of professional development hours they have logged. 2006): 425-448. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers


Founded in 1997, Powerschool was first bought by Apple in 2001, and then by Pearson in 2006. Schoology trails Google Classroom, Canvas and Moodle in terms of adoption in large districts, but is the only one of the four that offers a paid offering focused on K-12.

Blessings for the Broken Teacher: Students, Kintsugi, and Inspiring Life Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Aimee: Several years ago — I think it was 2006 — a student gave me a book for Christmas. So I came back over to my desk, and I opened up Google, and I said to her, “Kaitlyn, what was it again?”.

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5th Grade: Here I Come!

Learning in Hand

The last time I posted something like this was March 17, 2006. The workshops take place in Google Classroom, and I teach them from my house. In Wish Me Luck I wrote about informing my principal that I was leaving my school at the conclusion of the school year.

Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips


Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. Google Earth - Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas.