My Article For Google & TES: The top edtech tools for teachers to try in 2017.


I recently wrote a new year themed article for a joint project between Google and the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Tagged: edtech 2017 , education , educational technology 2017 , future edtech , future tech , teachers , teaching , tech tools 2017 , top edtech tools.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Date: Friday, November 10, 2017. Lucy also has received the distinctions of Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2017

Ditch That Textbook

And just like that, 2017 is in the books. Ed Tech best of 2017 ditch that conference ditch that homework ditch that textbook digital summit edtech educational technology flipgrid flipgrid fever g suite Google Apps gsuiteeduTechnology in classrooms has seen some great changes. For instance, “Flipgrid Fever” ( has really taken off.

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5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez

The CoolCatTeacher

” The Teacher’s Guide to Technology for 2017 is here. Google Docs [link]. Google Drive [link]. The post 5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are examples from my students using the free Grackle Marks add-on for Google Docs and the paid pro version of Newsela. Annotation Assignment with Grackle Marks Add-on and Google Docs. Read and Write is a web tool and Google Chrome extension for annotating pdfs.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Along with Chromebooks came Google Apps for Education – a suite of free, cloud-based productivity tools that allow for easy collaboration and engagement on any device.

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How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

To create your own interactive digital calendar: Go to my Google Calendar Template and make a copy. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar advent calendar Christmas December digital calendar holidays

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Google Docs Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

Many of my incoming 9th-grade students have never used the Google Suite prior to my class. I could spend 10 minutes walking them through Google Docs and explaining the functionality, but I’d lose their interest immediately.

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9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out this Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar data visualization December digital calendar holidays infographics STEAM STEM“Numbers have an important story to tell.

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Adding to Student Success with Google Add-ons

Teacher Reboot Camp

I don’t work at a learning institution that uses Google Classroom, but I do require students to sign up for a Google account. With a Google Drive account, students and teachers have access to incredible time-saving studying features and tools.

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ISTE 2017: Google Introduces New Features for Classroom Exploration

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut The tech giant expands offerings that help teachers use tools like Google Earth Voyager in the classroom. 3D printing Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Hardware STEM Virtual Reality

8 Web Tools and a Template For Learners to Establish Goals with Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Draw is another option, but you have less options than the other web tools mentioned. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar edapps edtech free web tools and apps tech tips vision board“Vision without action is a daydream.

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Researching a Topic with Google Keep

The CoolCatTeacher

However, with some recent integration of Google Keep with Google Docs, for this project I have students using Google keep and tagging. College (aged 18+) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

With Google Forms you can include questions for a video or create other assessments. You can use the DocuTube add-on to embed a YouTube video in your Google Docs. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar attribution creative commons creativity pbl project resources“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.” ” – Amit Garg.

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Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017


The 2017 edition was packed-full with game-changers. From the multinational companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Discovery Education, Asus, Lego, or Intel, to small, single-product companies, they all made Bett the excellent conference it was.

What You Missed in 2017 (GTT037)

Ditch That Textbook

2017 has come and gone and there are some things that you may have missed in the world of Google. We do a little year-end wrap up on the Google Teacher Tribe podcast.We've ve seen a lot of new products and features from Google in 2017.

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30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Create a holiday photo video slideshows using Magisto (Android/iOS), iMovie, Flipagram (Android/iOS) or Google Photos (Web/Android/iOS). . Events Holidays Mobile Learning 2017 Digital Calendar Christmas December education apps gifts Hanukkah holidays Kwanzaa

Google Slide Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

After posting my Google Doc Scavenger Hunt activity, I had several teachers ask if I had created scavenger hunts for any of the other Google tools. Below is the scavenger hunt I designed for Google Slides. Teachers are welcome to access and use this Google Slide Scavenger Hunt.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017.

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8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Create a class magazine with this Time Magazine Google Slides template. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar digital magazine ezine holidays writing

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.


I think 2017 is going to be an exciting year, there’s going to be a lot more cloud based technology than there was before and when classes and content are delivered in the cloud and via browsers, it means kids can access the same experience and content at home as they can in the classroom.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-3 Rules For Attending Any Conference

The Web20Classroom

Many conferences are also creating shared Google Docs so that anyone can add in their thoughts and reflections collectively. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey. Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Apps for Education ( GAFE ) have incredible features to translate and send emails quickly. One Google Spreadsheets add-on I use frequently is FormMule , which helps teachers send up to 100 individualize emails within minutes using a template.

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

Its main focus is working with maps, especially ones with digital functions: Use the Liquid Galaxy any time the Davis Library is open to explore Google Earth and Google Street View on an immersive seven panel display. Several weeks ago a client asked me about video walls on campuses.

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What happened at Google I/O 2017?

The Electric Educator

May 17, 2017 was the opening session of Google I/O, an annual developers conference organized by Google. This is one of the signature public events that Google organizes annually and usually contains some important new products and features that are planned in the next 12 months.

The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Drawings is the hidden gem in the core G Suite tools for education. Everyone is familiar with Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Google Drawings doesn’t fit into a nice, neat box like that. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite google apps for education google drawings graphic organizers infographics visual notetakingThey correlate nicely with the Microsoft Office products we used for years and years.

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Orientation Inspiration 2017


For her DIY approach, We use videos, QR codes, a Google Form and Flubaroo to introduce freshmen to our high school library. In years past, I’ve written about orientation and strategies for opening the school year. Check out Orientation Inspiration (2013) and Orientation Attitude (2016).

Creating moveable digital activities with Google Drawings + Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology ela elements of story g suite for education google drawings google slides gsuiteedu language artsA teacher sent me a link to a video recently.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-6 Awesome Tools To Try This School Year

The Web20Classroom

All the recordings go into Google Drive where you can easily share or embed. If you spring for the Pro Plan (which I highly recommend) you can even edit your videos right in Google Drive. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

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Supersize learning with Google Sites (GTT035)

Ditch That Textbook

Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu google edu google sites google teacher tribe gttribe portfoliosIn the not-too-distant past, if we wanted to get information out to the masses, it was expensive. Website development was costly and slow.

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How Google Docs Improves Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything a student will ever need to do when writing. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs program tool can be augmented with mostly free third-party add-ons, extensions, and apps. Embed Google Docs.

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Faster Feedback: Create Editing Shortcuts in Google Docs

Catlin Tucker

Since I published “ Stop Taking Grading Home ,” I’ve had a ton of teachers ask me how I am able to give feedback on Google Docs so quickly. The real secret to my success is in creating shortcuts right in my Google Documents.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

The second conflict-of-interest related news story (set of stories, really) involves New America and Google/ Eric Schmidt. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017.

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How to Use Google Drawings

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Except, of course, Google Drawings. Reviews google apps

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Mobile Learning with Google (GTT032)

Ditch That Textbook

Google Teacher Tribe cell phones edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google teacher tribe googleedu gsuiteedu gttribe mobile learningStudents carry these high-tech devices to school in their pockets all the time. Cell phones.

NEW Google Sites: 10 things teachers must know

Ditch That Textbook

I’m heavily invested in Google, being a Google Certified Innovator, using Google tools all the time and suggesting them to teachers. (No, No, that’s not the confession yet …) I’ve had great things to say about so many Google products over the years.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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Saving Big Money with iPads and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Kyle Taylor @kyletaylor13 and his school have implemented iPads with Google Classroom and are saving half (yes, I said half) of what it previously cost to set up a classroom with technology. How the work flows from creation to Google Classroom. Google Classroom: [link].

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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