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. The post Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching appeared first on Digital Promise.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

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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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+.

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.

Gaggle for Google: Student Safety in a 1:1 Chromebook District

Gaggle Speaks

Following a switch to a 1:1 technology initiative, Huntley Community School District 158 in Algonquin, IL needed a solution to monitor students’ activity. Huntley has yet to find itself in the position of having to intervene in a serious case involving a student email.

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. ” Seth Hemken, Director of Technology at Redding School District, walked attendees through his district’s successful 1:1 implementation.

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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!

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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Online Teaching Reflection: Day 27 & 28 (I am proud of this one!)

Cycles of Learning

​ Step 1: Case Study (tech: Google Doc template delivered using the "/copy" technique ) Step 2: Case Study Solution Reveal (tech: Google Form with embedded videos and links to external articles). COVID 19 Online Teaching Technology

How Much is Student Safety Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

Along with implementing new technology come new concerns about student safety, so when sixth graders at Warsaw Community Schools received Google accounts as part of a 1:1 iPad initiative, district officials knew they needed to do more. Is Your School Using Google Apps for Education?

Squid Notes - Take digital handwritten notes for class, work, or fun! Markup PDFs, sign documents, & more

Educational Technology Guy

They have a site dedicated to using Squid in the Classroom with tips, resources and use cases. link] Squid recently published a series of how-to videos about Squid and have a product overview video and a case study with a 6th-grade math teacher. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.”

How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

At the same time, and again just like you, Redding School District strives to keep pace with the latest advances in technology. Seth Hemken, Redding School District’s Director of Technology, quickly discovered that this project was just getting started.

How Junction ISD Keeps Students Safe When Using G Suite for Education

Gaggle Speaks

An ever-increasing number of educators are experiencing this first-hand, including Kaycie Sullivan, the technology coordinator at Junction Independent School District (ISD) in Texas. Moderating students’ use of G Suite for Education and keeping them safe is no easy task.

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

Gaggle Speaks

Whenever I talk to technology leaders at smaller school districts, a consistent theme comes up: They face similar challenges of school systems ten times their size, yet have to confront them with much smaller staffs.

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.

Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

Neo LMS

We have so many options available to use when it comes to technology and teaching strategies. Technology when used with purpose can help educators and students tremendously, especially during this time. Google Tour Creator. 3 Awesome PBL case studies.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is a fantastic way to get students to travel around the world and view the devastation of the Rainforest or get students to research the changing climate over time. 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 !

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 #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.

Education Eye - mapping innovations - find some cool new things

Educational Technology Guy

It tracks educational websites, blogs, forums, case studies and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. educational technology free resources

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

teachers were stressed out about logging in to the point where some would just give up on using technology and go back to their regular pen and paper process. In his 16 years of working in IT, Tam Nguyen has grown uncomfortably familiar with these types of calls and the resulting reluctance of teachers to adopt new technologies. This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password.

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

This shift is both a result of, and further propelled by, technology. 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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Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

In this University of Roehampton London study , one school saw dramatic improvements by incorporating Classcraft ’s collaborative game and personalized learning tools into their one-to-one and Google Classroom implementation.

Structure for Authentic Reading in My Biology Class

Cycles of Learning

A huge focus of the course has been leveraging student diagnosis of medical case studies as entries into inquiry cycles. Click here for our class website which contains templates for all case studies. Biology cognition Flipped Learning Inquiry Technology

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.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Take for instant the Howe-Manning 6th grade project, that asked student groups to research the Syrian conflict, with a focus on the placement and conditions of refugees, then work with design technologies to design an ideal refugee shelter.

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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.

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. For any district like ours that values technology and student safety, I highly recommend this investment.”

One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

Edsurge

Listen to this week’s podcast on Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , Google Play Music , or wherever you listen to podcasts, or use the player below. I taught there for 19 years, and taught pretty much anything that would keep me employed within social studies.