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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Google Science Fair as my Biology Final Exam

Cycles of Learning

Keeping the above in mind, I have been experimenting with a "Medical Case Study" approach to teaching the course, leveraging hypothetical patient intake exam symptoms, and subsequent student diagnosis to spark curiosity, and inspired initial research, around specific themes.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Help us spread the word about this unique and free professional development event, and we will list your organization’s information on our web site. iEARN is also joined by other major supporters, TES , Google for Education , and VIF International Education.

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.

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

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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! CLICK HERE to get all the information! Quick Glance at the Become a Google Trainer Course.

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

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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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Center for Digital Education - great, free resource on education and technology

Educational Technology Guy

The Center for Digital Education , formerly known as Converge, is a great site with lots of information about education and technology, including news, grants, product reviews, case studies, examples of digital education and much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?


A fascinating case study involving one of California’s largest and poorest school districts Fresno Unified School District involves the smart use of data to understand the social and emotional challenges facing their students.

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Happy Users Become Even Happier Customers

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle case studies are straightforward success stories about our customers. Our talented graphic designer, Tara Skoglund, does an incredible job presenting them so each case study can be skimmed quickly or read in just a few minutes.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie.

Giving Students a Safe Way to Ask for Help

Gaggle Speaks

We needed a service like Gaggle because monitoring 45,000 new accounts would quickly become a full-time job for multiple staff members,” said Eric Hileman, the district’s executive director of Information Technology.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

And to gather in groups to collectively process information. A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance.

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Addressing Schools’ Concerns About Moving Email to the Cloud

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle’s hosted backup and archiving product, combined with Safety Management for Google Apps , solved this problem by providing the district one solution to address all of its concerns. District network analyst, Kim Muhr, now handles open records and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests quickly, while schools are provided behind-the-scenes filtering and monitoring of student email, providing the district one solution to its concerns around moving email to the cloud.

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.

Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

Gaggle Speaks

The district turned to Gaggle to implement their safety management platform, which features artificial intelligence (AI)-based screening capabilities to monitor student email and Google Drive accounts.

Try LearnBoost: Free Amazing Gradebook Software for Teachers!


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.

edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

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

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


This relates to everything from how students physically interact with their devices to how well they handle challenges that come their way—avoiding distractions, navigating information online and responding to discussions online, to name just a few.

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.

Learning to Learn – From Sabba Quidwai


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. In this type of strategy both participants are present in physical space, with an element of student flexibility and control over time, place, path and pace of study.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

My colleague Thomas Arnett’s new case study, “ Connecting ed & tech: Partnering to drive student outcomes , ” highlights an example of a school, and one particularly innovative teacher, that took this order of operations to heart.

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.

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. Fascinating story of what happened when the New York Times released a set of tools for readers to anonymously submit information that might be of journalistic interest to the Times.

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


The teacher’s voice is sharp as she asks the IT department to reset the students’ login information; she’s losing valuable teaching time, not to mention her students’ attention. So two years ago, the Orange Unified School District Director of Information Technology undertook what he dubs the most important project his IT group has completed to date—implementing single sign-on (SSO). More Information from ClassLink. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access.

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


In K-12 environments, however, that process increasingly involves securing student information, vetting solution providers, and tracking the efficacy of some programs. Rostering” is just what it sounds like: the process of getting student information into a class roster. “It Case Study: Clay County School District.

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Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

In the case of the Enriched Virtual, online learning is the backbone of learning, enhanced by a brick-and-mortar component that is distinct from the traditional classroom. On days when there is not a face-to-face class, students can see their blended teacher for extra help, go to the library, work in the cafeteria [renovated with flexible study and collaborative spaces] or the school’s cyber cafe.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

She then informed me that one of the primary components of the internship was to develop a project requiring leadership that would impact students at the school level. Over the course of the marking period, students identified courses, registered through our Google form, and went to work.

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Dangerously Irrelevant

both positive and negative) – Organizational self-assessment – Getting set up with our new Google+ community. Great information on creating and evaluating PBL projects. So powerful to work collaboratively with table mates to plan a unit of study.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom


Students might learn through games, projects, debates, talking with peers, case studies, just-in-time teaching, or short demonstrations followed by class discussion. PHS teacher Jeff Rose introduces Google Classroom and Padlet to make students’ thinking more visible.

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


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. This involves navigating search engines, identifying key ideas, evaluating and assessing the quality of information and adapting it to the player’s own unique game world context. “Can we set the story in Minecraft?”

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Thoughts on CyberSafety

Rebecca Davies

For older children you may give case studies that have been in the news, but for younger children this certainly is not necessary. Why can’t they take the images that are sitting in a Google search as their own?

What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. That way I could add information incrementally, as I moved from airport to airport. People on Facebook and Google+ were positive, generally, although at least one commentator thought Yelp was doing a good job.

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

Doug Levin

"In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Puzzling out TSA's laptop travel ban | CNN → Says Bruce Schneier: "In the end, national security measures based on secret information require us to trust the government.

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2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sign up and information here. Sunday, November 13th ( US-Eastern Time ) 12:30pm Welcome 1:00pm KEYNOTE: Jonathan Rochelle (Google) 2:00pm iEARN Welcome Classrooms without Borders: A Teacher's Guide to International Collaborative Projects - Philip J.