10 ideas from Google’s 2016 Education on Air Conference

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Students and teachers are doing amazing things with Google tools in the classroom. Uncategorized edtech education on air educational technology g suite gafe google apps for educationThey’re collaborating. They’re creating. They’re sharing. They’re doing things that would be pretty tough — or impossible — without those tools.

2016 Fall CUE Overview

CUE

T his weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. Lucy also has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher. The post 2016 Fall CUE Overview appeared first on CUE Blog. Held at the American Canyon High School in beautiful Napa Valley, this sold out conference will bring the latest and greatest in educational innovation to Northern California.

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Google Theatre & Search Secrets #ISTE2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are looking for some shorter, dynamic presentations, then you may want to attend the Google Theatre at 12noon today (Wednesday) at room 103. Each presenter has 15 minutes to share their top Google tips. Google has saved me so much time and I highly recommend teachers learn the tricks to make grading, lesson planning, and engaging students easier. One of the participants, Charlotte Thornton (@cthornto) , shares her Google secrets and some assessment tips below.

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Top Blog Posts of January 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

January 2016 was an epic month here with a reach of over 200,000 views between this blog, my blogspot blog, and vickidavis.me. — MAD-learn (@MADLearn) February 1, 2016. Top Blog Posts of January 2016. 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. 10 Things Google Classroom Makes Easier with Alice Keeler New in January! The Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2016

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The end of 2016. Google Apps (now called G Suite), the maker movement and design thinking didn’t start in 2016, but they’ve grown bigger and bigger in 2016. Ed Tech best of 2015 edtech educational technology g suite gafe google apps for educationThe education scene has seen a continued push in several big areas.

Google Classroom tips for the Non-Newbie Teacher | 2016

My Paperless Classroom

Are you using Google Classroom to it's fullest potential? The post Google Classroom tips for the Non-Newbie Teacher appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Are you using Google Classroom to it's fullest potential? Google Education TechEducator Podcast Google Google ClassroomOn this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss not only what's new, but how it can be easily integrated into your curriculum.

Deep learning with Google tools: 20 ideas

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It’s so easy (maybe too easy) to do shallow, superficial work with Google tools. Google’s got [.]. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google classroom google docs google slidesOne one day, we’ll do this activity. The next day, we’ll use a different tool to do a different one. What if we want to investigate a topic thoroughly instead of going “a mile wide and an inch deep”?

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10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

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If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency gafe Google Apps google classroom time managementIt helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly. But, like anything else, there are tricks that can help you do the same work in less time. They make you more efficient [.].

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7 big Google changes and how they help educators

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Tens of millions of students and teachers worldwide use Google tools in the classroom. When new features or changes happen with Google products that affect education, it’s a big deal. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google calendar google classroom google keepStudents are creating and collaborating, researching and sharing.

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The Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Top Blog Posts of February 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

When looking at the top posts of the over 3,500 blog posts here, a theme jumps forward for February 2016. Top Posts: February 2016. 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources New in February 2016! 15 Best google Drive Add-Ons for Education. Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts (with Wendy Pillars) New in February 2016! 10 Things Google Classroom Makes Easier with Alice Keeler. What has teachers talking?

Try Out Google Expeditions… WOW!

EdTech4Beginners

” These were the sounds that could be heard in my classroom when we tried Google Expeditions this week! Google Expeditions is a virtual reality tech tool that lets you and your class go on excursions around the world from the comfort of your classroom… and it’s all because of virtual reality (VR). Tagged: edtech , education , GAFE , google expeditions , teaching , tech , technology , virtual reality , VR. “Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!”

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Introducing: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

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Ed Tech Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu gafe google apps for education google teacher tribe podcastsI love listening to podcasts. They’re kind like personalized radio. I can pick shows that I like and listen to them whenever I want. Podcasts have been a driving force for me in becoming a better educator. I’ve listened to hours of them while driving, exercising or cutting the grass. I can take that down time [.].

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ISTE 2016: Introducing New Features from Google for Education

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan New functions and product releases from Google bring lessons to life in new ways, and make it easier for teachers to engage students. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Curriculum

Ten Tech Problem-Solving Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google It! Here are the top ten problem-solving tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Tech Tip #108: Got a Tech Problem? What to do when your Computers Don’t Work. 25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix–Update. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. I Can Solve That Problem…. Let Students Learn From Failure. Let’s Talk About Habits of Mind. Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. #81: 81: Problem Solving Board. 5 Ways to Cure Technophobia in the Classroom.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and enjoyable than years past. lol) at the CUE 2016 Fall conference is what fills each of us since we’ve waited to see all of our edu-crushes and long-distance friends for months. Make sure to check out the location and time information on our CUE 2016 Fall Conference Online Program. Note: The CUE 2016 Fall Conference is SOLD OUT.

12 tips for using Google Apps with young students

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There’s a common misconception with students and Google Apps: sometimes, they’re just too young to use them yet. Regardless of their age, her students use Google Apps. No, more specifically, her students thrive with Google Apps. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroom technology in elementary school

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

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Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Ed Tech assessment creative teaching data collection edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google formsEveryone wants data. Schools want it to track student performance. Companies want it to learn about their customers.

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How To Document A Science Investigation Using Google Keep.

EdTech4Beginners

We used a brilliant app called Google Keep. Watch my video tutorial on how to use Google Keep: My class combined notes, pictures and doodles to write-up the experiment. Have you used Google Keep? Tagged: apps , education , experiment , GAFE , Google , google keep , investigation , lessons , notes , science , teaching , technology. education apps experiment GAFE Google google keep investigation lessons notes science teaching technology

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A creative art lesson: Enter The Doodle 4 Google Contest!

EdTech4Beginners

Doodle 4 Google is a great idea. It is a contest where your pupils must come up with an inspirational idea or vision and turn it into a ‘Google Doodle’ The theme for this year is the future. Here are some examples Google have provided: I set my students the challenge in an art lesson. Tagged: art , creativity , education , Google , Google doodle , learning , lesson ideas , teaching.

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The NEW Google Forms: 9 classroom uses

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For years, educators have been using Google Forms to gather data, assess learning and create fun techy learning experiences. Recently, Google Forms got a facelift, and even more recently, it added some new features. Ed Tech edtech educational technology flubaroo gafe google apps for education google formsThese features make some new things possible in the classroom, and they make some things easier — and prettier — than before. [.].

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The Magic Automatic Lesson Planner with Google Forms

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Ed Tech automation edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms lesson planningTraditional lesson plan books have their limitations. Being paper-based, they’re not searchable and they’re not easily shareable. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to search quickly for a specific lesson plan instead of flipping back page by page? How about being able to share lesson plans with others without making photocopies? You can use [.].

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Google Apps “GAFE Smashing” activities — Part 1: Dynamic Docs

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Google Apps make so many fantastic classroom activities possible. When you smash together multiple Google Apps to create one big activity, those possibilities grow exponentially. That’s the way Google Apps are. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google classroom google docsHave you ever heard the phrase, “We’re better together”?

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10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

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Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. Google Classroom does make working with student work more efficient — but only if you understand how [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency gafe google apps for education google classroom

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A great lesson idea: Go on a Google Hunt!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently, as part of our maths unit on shape, my class went on a Google hunt! My class were studying quadrilaterals and after teaching them the definition of each one, they had to find real life examples on Google. Here are some they found: Finally, I asked the pupils to post the results on Google Classroom, so the learning was shared: What other things could you hunt Google for in a lesson?

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8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

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But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google slidesSo often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience.

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20 ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google apps for education mapping mymapsMaps are a fundamental part of everyday life. Even if we don’t pull paper maps out of our car glove compartments anymore, we still rely on GPS and digital directions. Without maps, we’re lost. With maps, we can clearly see how widespread or concentrated our data and content is. Maps touch practically every content area [.].

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Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking

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Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google drawings sketchnoting visual notetakingOur brains like words. But they really love images. The brain works in images. When we talk, our brains change the information we’re receiving into images to encode it and make it available for recall later. A powerful way to take advantage of that is visual notetaking — recording ideas using both images and text. [.].

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Google for Education Sessions and Discussions at ISTE 2016

Educational Technology Guy

Google will be hosting some great sessions and discussions at ISTE next week. We hope to see you at ISTE 2016 in Denver. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google for Educators isteVisit us in Room #103 (street level of convention the center) where educators and Googlers will be giving short presentations throughout the conference. We look forward to seeing you. Full Schedule https://www.google.com/edu/events/iste2016/ -.

9 Google Apps Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the top 9 nine Google Apps tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Embed a File from Google Drive. Google Apps lesson plan. 8 Google Apps Tricks Every Teacher Should Know. Google Hangouts–Are You Using Them Yet? Book Review: Google Apps Meets Common Core. Dear Otto: How do I teach Google Drive to K/1? Google Gravity. Google Apps Support Bloom’s Taxonomy–Take a Look. Teacher resources Web Tools gafe google apps lists

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10 Things Google Classroom Makes Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom makes sharing Google Docs, Presentations, and Spreadsheets easier. While it is not a learning management system, it is a handy tool for any teacher using GAFE (Google Apps for Education.) In today’s episode Alice Keeler, author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom updates us on the newest features. Essential Questions:10 More Things You Can Do Easier in Google Classroom. What is Google Classroom? Google Classroom.

20 locations to tour virtually with Google Maps Street View

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Google Maps Street View makes many of those visits possible virtually — and for free. Street View is an immersive panoramic image experience through Google Maps. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google maps street view virtual field tripsEver wish you could take your class to impressive landmarks around the country or world? It lets you feel like you’re right on the street of many locations around [.].

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Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. Read on to learn more about Discovery Education’s 9 key lessons of 2016: 1. Using real-world problems answers the commonly asked question, ‘Why is this important, especially if I can Google it?'” Curriculum experts District Administrators Education Math Science Social Studies STEM 2016 engageemnt Teacher Leadership

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Updated: February 5, 2016. Google Classroom Resources. Just use the GAFE tag on their blog and see all the latest Google Classroom news.

My article for Edutopia: Engaging Students Through Google Maps.

EdTech4Beginners

It was about ways Google Maps can be used to inspire students in lessons. Have you used Google Maps in lessons? Tagged: edtech , educational technology , edutopia , GAFE , Google , Google Maps , lessons , teaching , tech , technology. education Google edtech teaching tech technology lessons educational technology GAFE Google Maps edutopiaI recently wrote an article for Edutopia. Click here for the full article. How did you get on?

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How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Among the teachers I know who are always looking for ways to save their limited pennies, Google Forms is a run-away favorite. Responses are collected to a Google Spreadsheet that can be private or shared with participants and can be sorted and analyzed like any other spreadsheet. Google Forms integrates well with Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom and many LMSs such as Blackboard. Google Forms is simple to use. How do I teach Google Drive to K/1?

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