Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)


Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me. I used digital tools, like Turnitin to encourage academic honesty. I am usually pretty darn proud of my MLIS students’ work.

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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A Recipe for Keeping Students Safe When Using Google Apps

Gaggle Speaks

When Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) made the switch to Google Apps for Education, there was one important, missing ingredient from bringing safe communication and collaboration to its students and teachers. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

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.

5 Tech tools educators can use to teach social responsibility in the classroom


Tech that teaches to give back: 5 tools for teachers. This is an elegant and simple app, developed by Google, that sends one project a day to your mobile device. Donations can also be made, and Google suggest a simple $1 p/day donation to projects that appeal to you.

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

The Christensen Institute

The project, led by Mallory Dwinal, David Richards, and Jennifer Wu, looked systematically at the structures and processes that high-performing managers at cutting-edge companies like Google, Zappos, and Geico have put into place to create their dynamic cultures. Good management is hard.

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S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: IXL, Brightspace, Tales2Go


This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. . If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. Using the tool in this way has given absent and homebased students a way to access learning more feasibly. In addition, it would be great if the system would work well with Google Tools (i.e.

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U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products


Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (Office of Edtech, for short) issued a Request for Proposal for a better way to help schools evaluate edtech tools before making a purchase and. “[We The need to make good decisions based on evidence, as opposed to relying on marketing hype or the buzz among a small group of peers, is critical,” wrote Katrina Stevens, deputy director of the Office of Edtech, in a blogpost announcing the tool. “Procurement.”

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S’Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: FreshGrade, ScreenCastify, Quizlet Live


This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. A common hesitation to trying a new tool in the classroom is the time it takes a teacher to learn and manage. However, I liked the idea of broadcasting myself along with my PowerPoint/Google Slides presentations.

Student Safety Doesn’t Take the Summer Off

Gaggle Speaks

After deciding to give Gmail accounts to students starting in fifth grade, the district quickly realized that the controls inside Gmail and Google Apps for Education were not enough to ensure the safety of its students. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

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.

How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

Despite mastering Google’s management console and implementing a leading web filtering product, the district needed a way to assure the safety of its students when sharing files and sending email back and forth. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

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.

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.

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.

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. Or that you can use YouTube as a curation tool to create playlists for your students? This is a great way to stay up-to-date with innovative tools like Google Apps.

How Students’ Use of G Suite for Education Can Be a Real Eye-Opener

Gaggle Speaks

Our latest case study reveals how Wayne Township schools now have the confidence knowing that tools such as Google Drive, when used appropriately by students, can help students prepare for college and careers. You will also learn how the school district: Realized its existing solution for Google Drive security wasn’t allowing Wayne Township schools to get a good handle on what students were doing in Google Drive.

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms


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.

Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom


Google is famous for permitting its employees to spend 20% of their time in the office, working on a passion project. The urban legend is that Gmail and Google News are ideas that came out of this process.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

To close this divide, we must fully support educators with the skills and tools they need to power up the learning environment. 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.

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice


As Sue Wilson, the district’s curriculum director framed it, Data is a tool to get people to hear you. Try this free online course on computational thinking for educators from Google.

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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.

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


Throughout each school year, educators attend tech conferences to evaluate the tools that they hope to implement in the coming fall, but many still struggle to achieve student readiness when it comes to fundamental initiatives like one-to-one devices.

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.

School-Changers: Six Elements of School Change


Google Certified Innovator & Trainer. “More Now” , a new book by Mark Wagner, Ph.D. brings together all the school-changers in a cohesive narrative of an innovation journey.

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.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

With apps and web tools, students can take virtual field trips or immerse themselves in nature using virtual reality. Students can use web tools and apps to conduct research on environmental issues then come up with solutions on how to protect the environment. 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.

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.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Having a blended learning environment available allows collaborative tools to also be incorporated into lessons. Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. Parents often worry about their child’s self-regulation and motivation to study.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5

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.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

This is where the idea for incorporating OpenCourseWare (OCW) into Julie’s project arose, and the Independent OpenCourseWare Study (IOCS) was born. Over the course of the marking period, students identified courses, registered through our Google form, and went to work.

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.