Case Study: Read How Skaggs Schools Embrace BYOD with Google Apps

eSchool News

Xirrus Wi-Fi empowers them to adopt Google Apps for Education. The Xirrus EasyPass solution enables their two-person IT team to simply and quickly enable single-sign-on (SSO) via Google login. Read The Story To Learn How Skaggs Achieve Easy And Secure Wi-Fi Access With EasyPass Google. Ancillary Insights & Resources apps apps for education byod day device Education Google Google Apps Google Apps for Education high school IT middle school resources school schools

Did You Know You Can Search Google Drive and Gmail From Chrome?

Shake Up Learning

The post Did You Know You Can Search Google Drive and Gmail From Chrome? Did you know you can search your Google Drive from Chrome? With this one little trick, you can search right from the search box (aka the Omnibox) in Google Chrome. Go show off your mad Google skills!

Using Google Apps in a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

Productivity tools like Google Apps for Education for classroom collaboration make 1:1 initiatives a realistic goal for any size school district. But giving students devices and access to email and online file sharing and storage also bring safety risks.

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The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here!

Shake Up Learning

The post The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here! Ready to Get Google Certified? My new e-course: Become a Google Certified Trainer is open for enrollment! The NEW E-Course is OPEN: Become a Google Certified Trainer! Private Google+ Community .

The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

There’s a New Google Sites Coming! Credit: Google Apps Updates. The NEW Google Sites. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. If you have ever attended my Google Sites training, you know that I often refer to Google Sites as an, “acquired taste.”

So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? FAQ Answers!

Shake Up Learning

The post So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a Google Certified Trainer? I am a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader.

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Dixon Public Schools Uses New Websites to Engage Community, Do More With Less

Gaggle Speaks

Such is the case of Dixon Public Schools, which wanted to relaunch its district and five school websites. How Dixon schools gained access to modern web publishing tools and limitless customizations is described in a new case study.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

While in some cases, technology is used in powerful ways to support students in developing critical thinking and collaboration skills, and to develop a sense of agency, in other situations it is used in things like drill and practice exercises, test prep, and reading online content.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

Educational Technology Guy

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

FREE #GoogleEdu PD in Your PJ’s! #GoogleEduOnAir 2016

Shake Up Learning

Google Edu On Air 2016 is FREE PD for You! You heard me…FREE Google professional development is coming on December 3rd. I am super excited to be a part of Google Edu On Air again this year. Click here to register for Google Edu On Air 2016.

Investing in Your Students’ Safety

Gaggle Speaks

Having used Gaggle’s platform for years to monitor online activity, CPS found their student safety investment became even more valuable as they expanded students’ access to technology.

20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Shake Up Learning

You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with innovative tools like Google Apps. She is my go-to resource for all things Google Classroom.

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

Neo LMS

To look at these critiques from a real-world perspective, I went hunting for case studies (one of my favorite things to do). Here’s what I found: Google Expeditions AR. As with its quite successful VR Expeditions program, driven by Google Cardboard etc.

Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

Kleinspiration

Educators can track grades online, create and manage lesson plans, generate beautiful reports and analytics, share progress with parents and students, and much more while integrating with Google Apps.

GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

However, we know from our conversations with school administrators that an acute pain point yet to be solved is an effective network filtering solution that offers students safe internet access from their own devices.” . GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try getting your students instead to learn about the topic with podcasts , infographics ( Piktochart , Easel.ly , Visme , and Canva ), games , scavenger hunts, interactives ( ReadWriteThink ), tutorials or how to manuals ( Howtoons ), simulations, case studies, digital scrapbooks , mindmaps ( Mind42 , Wiki Mindmap ), virtual trips , interactive timelines ( Timetoast , MyHistro ), ezines ( Issuu ), or curated boards (Pinterest board, Educlipper board, or Blendspace).

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

There are pockets of inspiration and excellence where students and teachers are leveraging technology to solve complex problems, work with big data sets, connect across borders, access experts, collaborate with peers, and engage in compelling projects. And, while there is limited research on coaching specifically for supporting powerful use of technology, early research studies point to the positive impact of educator coaching(1) on teacher practices and student achievement.

Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon

techlearning

Introduction In my social studies classes we are learning about historical content in the United States from post-Civil War to the Present. We began by focusing on European Immigration since it related to the most immigrants during our time period of study (3). Accessed 3 Oct.

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

techlearning

I remembered another comment from one student specifically: "Can we just put everything we did in this topic in a Google Slide presentation. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides! Yes, not as beautiful as Weebly , SquareSpace , WIX , or even the NEW Google Sites.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find Google Earth Lesson Plans and Projects here. The American Museum of Natural History’s Ecology Disrupted section has lesson plans and resources, including a database of teacher created case studies. Take a virtual reality field trip with Google Cardboard ! The Google Cardboard app for iOS and Android has different virtual reality adventures to explore nature and the world​​​. Click to access that resource!

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

Without one, schools and districts run the risk of missing out on many of the potential benefits that having devices in the classroom can unlock, such as introducing personalized learning, teaching digital citizenship and giving students access to the myriad of apps and tools available online.

30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. Alice is a fantastic blogger and Google Certified Innovator who freely shares her Google tips and tricks online. Google for Education. Google Chrome.

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

Cycles of Learning

I remembered another comment from one student specifically: "Can we just put everything we did in this topic in a Google Slide presentation. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides! Yes, not as beautiful as Weebly , SquareSpace , WIX , or even the NEW Google Sites.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

That’s how Aleigha Henderson-Rosser describes the technical issues around access to digital learning resources when she joined Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in 2010 as Executive Director of Instructional Technology. Henderson-Rosser blamed it on access issues. SSO gives them that access.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try getting your students instead to learn about the topic with podcasts , infographics ( Piktochart , Easel.ly , Visme , and Canva ), games , scavenger hunts, interactives ( ReadWriteThink ), tutorials or how to manuals ( Howtoons ), simulations, case studies, digital scrapbooks , mindmaps ( Mind42 , Wiki Mindmap ), virtual trips , interactive timelines ( Timetoast , MyHistro ), ezines ( Issuu ), or curated boards (Pinterest board, Educlipper board, or Blendspace).

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Related: Teachers share tips on making makerspaces accessible to all. Teachers who already knew how to use Google tools sharpened their skills and those who had never opened certain programs like Google Sheets received introductory lessons.

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

Edsurge

As the number of students and teachers who must log on, sign in, or register to access those materials grows, so does the challenge faced by the IT departments charged with managing that access. Indeed, keeping digital resources front and center requires behind-the-scenes coordination when creating, managing, and provisioning access for all. But the seams really start to show when access to online resources is stalled by cumbersome sign-on systems, Valenzisi says.

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Applied Learning in a Test-centric World

Tech Helpful

There were groups of us there studying our hearts out day in and day out. I had studied like crazy, to the point where I was the one other students would come to ask questions but I wasn't ready for everything I studied to be applied as actual case studies.

Learning to Learn – From Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

Prior to endocrinology, the modules focus predominantly on one system, however endocrinology requires them to integrate both new and baseline information from the multiple systems they have studied thus far. Learning to Learn: Self Assessment Through Patient Case Studies.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. If blended learning activities are to continue beyond the classroom, consideration needs to be given as to whether pupils are going to have access to technology at home.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have plagued the education system for years.

2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Recordings of any sessions that have taken place will accessible on the conference recordings page , usually within a few minutes after a session has ended. Sunday, November 13th, is day one of the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics. It incorporates case studies to demonstrate how the framework and its dimensions could be operationalized, and how the gaps identified in the self-assessment exercise could be addressed.

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Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream

The Christensen Institute

And finally, they predictably and reliably improve over time to tackle more complex problems to transform a sector into one that is more affordable and accessible. These upstarts are reaching those students who need more education but for reasons having to do with convenience and accessibility, simplicity, and cost, are, at that point in their lives, nonconsumers of traditional higher education.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

There are pockets of inspiration and excellence where students and teachers are leveraging technology to solve complex problems, work with big data sets, connect across borders, access experts, collaborate with peers, and engage in compelling projects.

Leveling Up Language Learners’ 21st-Century Skills with Minecraft

Edsurge

In addition to the language generated by the students themselves in their projects, I found that a huge amount of English was being generated as students shared tips, accessed online guides and built a common understanding. Students recorded these reflections on a Google Doc as a reference for the next time we played. And these discoveries were added to the student's Google Doc log so that descriptive or instructional language was captured and refined as necessary.

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Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password. And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device.

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Schools and Colleges Try Virtual Reality Science Labs. But Can VR Replace a Cadaver?

Edsurge

When Case Western Reserve University launches a new health education campus with the Cleveland Clinic next year, one feature will be conspicuously absent. Google has partnered with science education company Labster to create an online biology degree program with virtual reality labs. Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic created HoloAnatomy with Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality technology. Students will use Google’s Daydream VR technology.