2 Ways to Track Santa in 2013

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This year Google has brought us a multimedia rich Santa Tracker which will use street-view technology to help us follow Santa''s big journey on Tuesday evening. Explore and Enjoy 2 Ways to Track Santa in 2013 created with ThingLink_EDU.

Google launches Google Connected Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced Google Connected Classroom s , which allows classes to take virtual field trips using Google+ Hangouts. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. field trips google google education google for virtual

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Google accepting applications for next Google Teacher Academy (GTA) in Chicago July 24-25

Educational Technology Guy

Google is now accepting applications for the next Google Teacher Academy (GTA) in Chicago, Illinois on July 24-25. This is a great, free, professional development experience for educators that Google runs around the world. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Google Tips - quick, easy tips for using Google products

Educational Technology Guy

Google has just released Google Tips , quick, easy tips for using Google Products. This is a great resource for anyone, especially schools using Google apps. Related: Google for Educators Resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google education

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Google Tools To Check Out

The Web20Classroom

Most folks are familiar with the most common Google tools. In fact this blog is written with Google Blogger. I use Google and live there most days. Here is just a handful of some of the Google Tools to check out for your classroom. Google has you covered. Google

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Google+ - what is it and how to get started using it

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network and it has become my preferred social network. Twitter is great, but Google+ offers so much more - photos, videos, animations, longer postings and comments. If you aren''t on Google+, check it out. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Training Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources google google applications google Chrome OS Google for Educators I put this list together for our district as we are going with GAFE and Chromebooks and I figured I''d share it here too.

Edublog Awards 2013 - Nominations

Kairos EdTech

This is my first time participating in the Edublog Awards. Because blogging has been an instrumental part of reflecting on and improving my teaching and coaching practices, I''m excited to nominate the following candidates for these awards.

Google announces 5 New GAFE Courses for Teachers and Admins

Educational Technology Guy

Google has an excellent selection of free courses and training materials for Google Apps and more. ( They have just announced 5 new online courses for teachers and administrators on Google for Education that were designed by educators. Google for Education Resources: [link]. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. gafe google google applications Google for Educators

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Google Reader is Shutting Down July 1st - here's a great replacement

Educational Technology Guy

Lots of people use Google Reader as their RSS feed reader, including a few thousand who follow this blog using the RSS feed. Google is shutting down Google Reader as of July 1st. You can export your Google Reader Data (subscriptions) using Google Takeout.

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From Google Ideas: Conflict in a Connected World Summit, Oct. 20-22, 2013

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On October 20-22, "In partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gen Next Foundation, Google Ideas hosts the ''Conflict in a Connected World''. Here''s the kick-off video: The hashtag to follow on both Google+ and Twitter is #ideassummit. This looks amazing!

Google Apps for Edu: Learning the Ropes - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

By: Rob May, CEO, Backupify More and more schools today are moving their data to the cloud, and more specifically to Google Apps. In the past two years, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of students using Google Apps for Education – with 72 of the top 100 Universities (based on US News & World Report) using Google Apps and saving upwards of $1.5M This group should get advanced training and can actually become Google Apps certified.

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TONS of (free) 1-3 minute Engaging Math & Science Videos for Kids via @avheuv!


click here to subscribe - STEMbite is a YouTube Channel developed by Andrew Vanden Heuvel , one of the original Google Glass Explorers. A MUST See Video From Google (featuring Andrew!) Ben sent out a Google post about how awesome Michigan teachers were.

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Google Slides now available offline!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Docs/Drive is a great, free resource that allows you to create, edit, share, collaborate on, and comment on Documents (Docs), Spreadsheets (Sheets), and Presentations (Slides), all online. I use Google Slides (Presentations), the equivalent of PowerPoint, for all of my presentations. Google has announced that Google Slides will now be available with offline support. Google is currently working on offline support for Sheets as well.

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Professional Learning Networks (PLN)

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN.”

Back to School with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Google Docs for Collaborative Writing According to Sharon J. Google Docs for Teaching and Learning.

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LiveMinutes - Edit your Evernote notes in real-time with others!

Educational Technology Guy

LiveMinutes is a very cool app that integrates with Evernote (my all time favorite and most used app) and allows you to work on the same Evernote note with others, similar to Google Docs. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

2013 Michigan Google Education Summit - Consider Yourself Invited!

The Electric Educator

This year I am proud to once again coordinate the Michigan Google Education Summit (miGoogle) being held at Brighton High School on November 4-5, 2013. Day two of the summit, November 5, features a traditional conference format including a keynote and over 50 breakout sessions covering top Google products including Maps, YouTube, Blogger, Drive, Google+, Flubaroo, and much more. breakout session at the 2013 miGoogle conference! miched Google Apps miGoogle

Google Tools for Teachers - Free Webinars on 11/16/13

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

On Saturday, November 16th, Simple K12 will be hosting a full day of free webinars on Google Tools for Teachers. GAFE #SK12 elearning google apps webinars

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

The inspiration for this idea came from Google’s 80/20 Innovation Model where engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally.

Google Docs Research Template - A Stepping Stone

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs Presentation is well-suited for use as a tool for short student driven research projects because of the availability of efficient integrated research tools right on the page. common core free google docs multimedia resources template

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7 Ways to Follow STEMxCon Sept. 19-21, 2013

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First of all, you''re going to want to add the STEMx calendar to your Google calendar. click on Google Calendar at the lower right ? I''m surprised that there''s very little on Google+ at the moment, other than a few announcements about the conference.

Google Keep, Google's Note Taking App, get's some improvements and new features.

Educational Technology Guy

Google’s Keep , Google''s easy to use note taking app, has some new features, improved features and bug fixes. Here is the list of new features from the Google Play Store. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Evernote google keep notetaking

Going Global-Tips And Resources For Global Collaborations

The Web20Classroom

Google Hangouts can be a great alternative. If you have a Google account you can start a video hangout with up to 10 people which is great for multiple rooms participating or multiple locations.

If you like Pinterest and Edmodo, you'll love eduClipper!


It''s also linked with Google Drive so you can easily add content. Save Everything in One Spot : Word Documents, PDFs, PPT, Drive Files, Images, Links, Embed Codes, Flash Content, Excel Files, and more. all organized, all for free!

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SLPs Make Great Showing (AGAIN) among 2013 Edublog Finalists- VOTE!


The finalists for the 2013 Edublog Awards were just announced, and voting is now open. This year the voting is being done through list.ly, which you can sign into with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ accounts. The Edublog Awards is an annual initiative to promote the value of social media in education and share some great resources.

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iFake Text - Having fun with Dialogue!


You can also share it via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. Create a Fake Screenshot of Text Dialogue between Characters I ran across this fun web tool last night on Pinterest. I linked the resource back to Tammy''s site where she shares wonderful technology resources for the classroom.

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Summer Learning Series-It's All About The Hashtag

The Web20Classroom

Just like Google, if you know how to use the search effectively you can find pretty much anything. This is the second in my Summer Learning Series, where I share "make-it, take-it" resources, ideas, tips and tricks for the summer and for the classroom.

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Bring Your Coloring Pages to Life with the Free Augmented Reality App colAr Mix!


So, after chatting with my buddy Drew on a Google Hang-Out, GHO, and trying the app out on Saturday night, I decided to share it in the session I was presenting on Sunday in Chicago at the National SDE conference. colAR App: Coloring pages come to life! *If

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

I was going to update this post from last year & add some new stuffs for 2013 because this IS the time of year that I do try to do my Geeky housecleaning. Now that you''ve backed up your flash drives consider using Dropbox, Amazon Prime storage, iCloud, or Google drive to save your stuff!

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Flubaroo: Automated Google Docs Self-Grading Quizzes

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Until now, the best tool I''ve shared has been Using Google Docs Self-Grading Quiz as an Exit Ticket. Flubaroo is a free script you can easily add to the Google Docs Form to help you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments.

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If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.


A Chromebook is an affordable laptop that allows one to connect to the Internet and access the full suite of Google Applications. Because the OS (operating system) is through Google, there is little one can do with the device without being connected to the Internet.

Summer Learning Series-Putting The Internet To Work For You With IFTTT

The Web20Classroom

link (either in Twitter or outside of Twitter) it gets backed up to a Google Doc with the date and title of the link. This is the ninth post in my Summer Learning Series.

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Professional Development On Your Time, Your Way

The Web20Classroom

Everything from going Google Apps, formative assessments, iPads, administrator specific stuff, you name it, they probably have an upcoming webinar on it.

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My Workflow as CIO - includes heavy use of Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I am the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an urban public school district. We have over 21,000 students, 3500 faculty and staff, 40 buildings, 15,000 devices, a full data center and fiber network, and an IT department staff of 15.