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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

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How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them?

9-11-01 Seventeen Years later and still remembered

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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.

September is National Preparedness Month, so Be Prepared!

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September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. This year will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen.

Guest Post: The Best Tech for Your Back-to-School Shopping List

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The Best Tech for Your Back-to-School Shopping List It’s back-to-school time, and for many of you that means it’s time to refresh your gear. Whether you’re buying for yourself or your children, there are plenty of deals on tech out there for students.

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.

Free Guide to support Students' Social-Emotional Health

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Social Emotional Learning and Well Being is very important to students and schools. Teachers and Administrators are starting to do more with this, but free resources are always nice. Aperture Education has created a free guide to help schools support Social Emotional learning and well being.

Visme - online visual communication tool - create stunning visuals

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Visme is a relatively new service that just came out of Beta. It is visual communication tool that is easy to use and creates a great finished product. It has been described as a "PowerPoint disruptor".

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Welcome Back to School - Great Resources for Teachers

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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.

CK-12 and Google Classroom - great resources that are better together

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Assign CK-12 Content Direct to Google Classroom Did you know you can assign content from CK-12 directly to Google Classroom ? CK-12 has some amazing and diverse resources to help students learn and explore. It is one of my single most favorite resources to share with teachers and students.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

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While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning.

School is almost out - reflecting on the past year as a teacher

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We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. The weather is getting warmer, students are getting excited, and teachers are exhausted. It is a time for celebration and reflection. One thing I always did around this time of the year when I was a teacher was to reflect on the past year.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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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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.

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.

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.

EdTech Magazine's Must Read K-12 EdTech IT Blogs

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EdTech , Focus on K12, magazine has announced their 2018 edition of the 50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs. There are some great blogs on here that I follow (including my own) and some new ones that I didn't know about that look really great. Take a look and check them out.

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List of some great apps for Education for all different projects

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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.

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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Google I/O 2018 - big announcements from the opening keynote - very cool stuff!

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Google kicked off Google I/O 2018 , their developer conference, yesterday, 5/8/18, with a keynote that had some amazing announcements in it. Here is a summary of them with links to more info on each one. I'm pretty excited for these. Many will be great for education, including news, accessibility and more. Google for Education Resources) Google AI is the big topic of the day. AI is being implemented in pretty much everything Google does and there are some really amazing things being accomplished.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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10 Free Tools for Back to School for Teachers

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Astute Hoot, a site, run by educators, that has reading and math strategy animals and accompanying books, hands-on tools, lessons, and graphic organizers, has a free download that has 10 template and sample files for teachers to help them get the new school year started a little easier.

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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.

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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g(Math) - insert graphs and math expressions in Google Forms and Docs

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g(Math) is a Google Forms and Google Docs Add-on that allows you to insert graphs and mathematical expressions into your Google Forms and Google Docs.

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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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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.

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.

Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

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Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. I''ve attended good meetings, and really bad meetings.

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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CK-12 has over 100,000 teacher created digital textbooks available for free

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CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced that there are now over 100,000 teacher-created digital textbooks available online on their site. These new "Flexbooks" were created by the 30,000 schools that are using CK-12''s free digital resources.

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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Google Classroom update - students can join class - teacher in different domain

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Google Classroom is an excellent tool from Google that allows students and teachers to collaborate and communicate and allows teachers to assign work to students, collect that work, grade it and comment on it and return it to the student.

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The Future of Libraries - what does it look like?

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Libraries, like schools, are changing with technology. The typical library full of books will be going away and be replaced with a space for accessing digital resources and getting help finding resources. Many libraries are struggling to change and even attract visitors.

Scratch - free, easy to use "programming" system from MIT

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Scratch is a free, easy to use, web app from MIT that allows students to create basic programs using a visual interface. Students can program animations, games and videos by dragging blocks together. Each block represents a function and snap together to create the program.

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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.