Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

I then project the PowerPoint slides onto the screen in my classroom and a special toolbar appears at the bottom which interacts with the clickers assigned to each student. I print the study guides for my students and they use them to study for their tests.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

Educational Technology Guy

Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google applications Google for Educators training

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Classroom Design Then and Now. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design. The modular classroom.

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Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

However, the classroom culture we have created and inherited is not designed around self-direction, and tends more towards compliant consumption, an un-flipped paradigm where students absorb what teachers say, and regurgitate it via essays, assignments and tests in order to demonstrate comprehension.

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

Neo LMS

In my last blog on augmented reality I bemoaned the overly enthusiastic predictions that AR will revolutionize the classroom. Any research on AR in the classroom quickly reveals an abundance of products, and a dearth of real-world applications. 3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms.

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Download the FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer. Who wants to become a Google Certified Trainer? Google Certifications. All Google Certifications.

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4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center!

Shake Up Learning

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center! New and Updated Google Educator Certifications! I spend a lot of time helping other educators prepare for Google Certifications, and I am happy to share some new information today.

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. The webcast also featured Tom Woods, Lead Google Apps Consultant, from Amplified IT. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

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Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

Active learning encompasses many different things—from students taking ownership of their own learning and participating in activities that stimulate deeper thinking to movable classroom furniture and teachers embracing the role of facilitator. Google Classroom ? Study Island ?

We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

eSchool News

Authors’ Note: We’re often asked by educators, “what impact do you see with Google technology in schools?” These case studies demonstrate the success with Google for Education through the lens of teachers, students and administrators.

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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 .

Resources for Using Edmodo in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Encourage real-time discussion and extend learning beyond the classroom through using Edmodo as a backchannel. Create a global classroom where you can invite students from other parts of the world to meet your students and develop language skills, communicational skills, skills of initiative, problem solving, self awareness and working collaboratively in teams. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Edmodo is a learning management system.

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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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Free Google Apps Training Resources

The Electric Educator

Google Apps for Education is quickly becoming a significant force in education. Google recently announced that over 10 million students have gone Google. Google is an engineering company that has created some unbelievably useful products.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” When our students come back to the classroom, they will have the foundational knowledge to add to discussions or complete activities. To discover the history of Flipped Classrooms, see this infographic. The notes are saved on their Google Drive accounts. .

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom.

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.

Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!

Kleinspiration

LearnBoost empowers educators with free administrative software for schools and classrooms. 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.

Investing in Your Students’ Safety

Gaggle Speaks

Technology usage in our classrooms has just exploded over the last five years,” said Sarah Trimble-Oliver, CIO. “We’ve Along with their 1:1 initiative, CPS also uses Google Apps for Education, which houses content that’s filtered through Gaggle.

Moving Instructional Technology in the Right, and Safe, Direction

Gaggle Speaks

Providing a safe forum for students to collaborate and share ideas had been a challenge at Little Rock School District. The largest school system in the state of Arkansas needed a way to reduce the often-lengthy process of monitoring online student behavior.

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.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” When our students come back to the classroom, they will have the foundational knowledge to add to discussions or complete activities. To discover the history of Flipped Classrooms, see this infographic. The notes are saved on their Google Drive accounts. .

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice

Neo LMS

In my previous post we explored what computational thinking is, and why teachers should consider teaching it in their classrooms. Try this free online course on computational thinking for educators from Google.

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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.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

While there are many ways that teachers develop their competencies, one research backed strategy is classroom coaching. 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. With generous support from Google , we are launching the Dynamic Learning Project, a pilot with 50 U.S.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. This “Google and good luck” approach throws a lot of options, confusion, and competing agendas at teachers. As a case study, consider a typical district literacy initiative, which is anchored on one of the big basal reading programs.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies.

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

Cycles of Learning

in my classroom, with MY students). 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!

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

techlearning

in my classroom, with MY students). 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!

edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

edWeb Case Study: Rock Valley Community School District. In each case, edWeb.net provides critical support that empowers Rock Valley leaders to implement research-based practices: Content-based professional development through edWeb.net resources applied to instruction.

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.

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). Google Expeditions.”

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lessons, Projects & Classroom Resources. 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​​​.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Teachers attended workshops on Ozobots , Strawbees , LEGO WeDo 2.0 , and Micro:bit , all tools they could use in makerspaces, and they studied project-based learning strategies as well as new uses for Google applications in their classrooms.

Teachers are managers—so let’s give them the tools to manage

The Christensen Institute

How to Create Higher Performing, Happier Classrooms in 7 Moves: A Playbook for Teachers ” looks at vanguard management practices that are making their way into exciting new classroom models. Good management is hard. Typically, employees grow into manager roles over time.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. Blended learning enables me to effectively bring technology into the classroom.

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

Edsurge

I wanted to move from, ‘this is how you insert clip art,’ to, ‘this is how to code robots in your classroom and make them move.’ I wanted to move from, ‘this is how you insert clip art,’ to, ‘this is how to code robots in your classroom and make them move.’ “A ball of crazy!”