Take a road trip with Google MyMaps

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a regular listener of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast hosted by Matt Miller and Kasey Bell. After listening to an episode about how to use Google MyMaps in the classroom I was inspired to create a choice board using Google MyMaps as the platform. Ed Tech G Suite Guest Blog edtech google google mymaps gsuite gsuite eduThis post comes from accepting a challenge.

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The NEO Blog turns 2!


Wonder no more: it’s the anniversary of the NEO Blog! The combined effort of the entire NEO team — and all our readers — made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs , settling in the first 7%. Top 10 blog posts of NEO.

Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

This month’s top blog posts here on the Cool Cat Teacher blog are a reflection of all of you beautiful, wonderful teachers out there. Thank you so much to all of you who read my blog and share these posts with others. 7 – 15 Best Google Drive add-ons for Education.

Top Blog Posts for Teachers This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

This week’s top blog posts also have a 2013 post with lesson plans and ideas for teaching gratitude that I’ve updated. Top Blog Posts for Teachers This Week. #1 5 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. Chromebooks and Google apps are big. Blog traffic.

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Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away! Her blogging work flow.

Creating Mosaic Art with Google Drawings

Ditch That Textbook

I am in love with Google Drawings. I know it is often overlooked by many in favor of Slides, Docs or Forms but Google Drawings is my number one go-to for pretty much anything – especially when it involves creativity. G Suite Google Drawings Guest Blog art with google drawings art with gsuite google drawings gsuite mosaic art with google drawingsLet me just get this out of the way.

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Top 10 Tweets & Blogs This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

A Weekly Roundup of What's Being Talked About in my PLN This week, an inspirational blog post inspired by a cellist who played on through the bombing of Sarajevo tops the list of blogs this week. You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office.) Top 10 Blog Posts This Week.

Top Blog Posts on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog

The CoolCatTeacher

We are needing inspiration and simple edtech advice as shown by the top blog posts here on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and shows this month. Top 10 Blog Posts of November 2015: The Cool Cat Teacher Blog. 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education.

Trading in Traditional Notebooks for Multimedia Blogs

Catlin Tucker

School traded in their traditional notebooks for multimedia digital blogs using Blogger. Blogger, Google’s free blogging tool, is easy to set up. Look familiar?

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

Educational Technology Guy

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Top Blog Posts of January 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

The Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. January 2016 was an epic month here with a reach of over 200,000 views between this blog, my blogspot blog, and vickidavis.me. Top Blog Posts of January 2016.

Why and How Students Can Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

Blogging is a popular tool used in education to not only practice writing, but reinforce collaboration, perspective taking, speaking/listening skills, and a lot more. Look at these reasons why teachers incorporate blogging across all academic topics and lesson plans: Collaboration. Students collaborate by commenting on the posts of others and/or co-writing a blog themed to a particular topic, taking turns posting articles. The roots of blogging lay in journaling.

Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology. Google also makes collecting and assessing digital activities much easier and quicker for teachers. Google Hashtags. “Learn with great passion.

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney on episode 257 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard. Blog: [link].

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Google Classroom, Sites, and Student Blogging Options

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast we discuss Student Blogging options and how they can be used with Google Sites and Google Classroom. The post Lets Take a Look At: Google Sites, Google Classroom, @Edublogs, and @Seesaw appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroomTeacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When looking at the top posts of the over 3,500 blog posts here, a theme jumps forward for February 2016. 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources New in February 2016! What has teachers talking?

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides.

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The 2015 Top Blog Posts of the Year

The CoolCatTeacher

from the Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Cool Cat Teacher blog celebrated 10 years , has 167 new posts this year with a total of 3,672 blog posts in the archive.

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Time for Blogs Again?


At least since the death of Google Reader in 2013, the conventional wisdom has argued that social media, rather than independent websites or blogs, is the key to engaging readers. And then go to your blog and write about it! Are you returning to your blog?

Blog Reader - follow Kleinspiration on BlogLovin'


Now that Google Reader is gone, I invite you to try Bloglovin''! This platform is a new way to follow all your favorite blogs - very similar to what you''d expect from Google Reader. Looking for more awesome elementary education blogs to follow?

Ditch that lesson planner with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech Guest Blog digital lesson planners google slides google slides in the classroom online lesson planning using google for lesson plansEvery summer, I bought a planner in hopes that this would be the year that I would use it for the entire year. Just like all my New Year’s Resolutions though, I would keep it up for about a week or two, then forget about it. For the rest of the semester, I would write […].

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Leading Future Learning Live Blog: Google Plus and Hangouts from Greg Kulowiec


Blog Featured Google Greg Kulowiec Live Blog #LFL16 google plus Leading Future Learning

Love Song to My Readers: Cool Cat Teacher’s 10th blog birthday

The CoolCatTeacher

Cool Cat Teacher, established December 9, 2005 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After 10 years of blogging, this blog birthday has me grateful for the several million teachers who have dropped by and given my work a read.

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Researching a Topic with Google Keep

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. However, with some recent integration of Google Keep with Google Docs, for this project I have students using Google keep and tagging.

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15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Awesome Blogs to Follow for All Your Google Needs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for more ways to keep up with all things google? Part 1: The #Google Hashtag Dictionary. Part 3: Who to Follow on Google+. Google for Education Blog.

ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman on episode 316 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Stephanie Golden: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom.

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Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. Image Credit: [link] Lately I have been spending more and more time over at Google+. One great characteristic shared by both Twitter and Google+ are hash tags (#).

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Plagiarism of my blog happening right now

Educational Technology Guy

The other day, Richard Byrne over at Free Technology for Teachers , emailed me to let me know that a site was stealing content from my blog. The site, [link] , seems to be automatically reposting entire articles from my blog. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides. Google Certified Innovator.

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Google Classroom Student Quick Guide

Educational Technology Guy

Alice Keeler''s blog has been a great find for me as she posts a lot of items about Google apps, especially Google Classroom. You should definitely check out her blog. She created a great Student Quick Guide for Google Classroom. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google classroom Google for Educators Go here to view it: [link]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Keeping Up with Google: The One Blog to Rule Them All!

Shake Up Learning

The post Keeping Up with Google: The One Blog to Rule Them All! Google Launches Keyword Blog for All Things Google. With all of the updates and announcements from Google over the past few weeks, you may have missed this gem. Geeking Out Over Google Classroom.

Top 10 Alice Keeler Blogs of 2017

Teacher Tech

Top Alice Keeler Blogs of 2017 New year… new blogs. However, here is a look at my top blogs from last year. 6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by Shaelynn Farnsworth My #1 blog post of 2017 was not written by me! The post Top 10 Alice Keeler Blogs of 2017 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries GoogleClick on the titles below to link to the posts.

Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! (NEW!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! Google Docs Cheat Sheet! I am #superexcited to announce the release of a brand new, updated, Google Docs Cheat Sheet for teachers, students, or anyone! What’s Included in the Google Docs Cheat Sheet? Google Docs keyboard shortcuts.

4 Ideas to Help You Start a Blog and Write Consistently

The Principal of Change

For this, blogging is a great tool not only to synthesize your learning but to also catalog it into a type of library. 3 Ideas to Help You Blog. 5 Reasons Your Portfolio Should be a Blog. ( For more articles, you can check out my “blogging” tag. ).

Two great teacher blogs showing uses of Evernote as teachers

Educational Technology Guy

I recently found two blogs from educators that show how they use Evernote as teachers and offer some great ideas and tips for other educators. Jordan Collier has a great blog with a whole sect ion on Evernote. The Not Another History Teacher blog, also has some great posts and tips for using Evernote in the classroom. If you haven''t tried Evernote out yet, create a free account and read some of the posts on my blog and the two above for ideas on how to use it.

Caption This! A fun, deep-thinking Google Drawings activity

Ditch That Textbook

Check out her blog, Rockin’ the Boat, at rockintheboat.wordpress.com. Ed Tech caption this constructivism depth of knowledge edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google classroom google drawings visual thinkingThis post is co-authored by Ditch That Textbook’s Matt Miller and Laura Steinbrink. Laura is a high school English teacher and tech coach from Plato, Missouri.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms.

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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Blogging Matters: Reap the Rewards of Starting Your Own Blog

Fractus Learning

I took a break from my blog in the recent past. I pulled together every excuse in the book and took a break from writing and blogging—it was not a healthy choice. Blogging is a choice, and to me, it is a positive one that has helped me grow professionally and personally.