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Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe?

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AATT contributor, Krista Albrecht, has a balanced evaluation of Chromebooks in the classroom I think you’ll find useful. She has over 15 years experience in the field ranging from classroom teacher to tech teacher, to Professional Developer, to 1:1 integration specialist. Chromebooks in the Classrooms… Friend or Foe? Chromebooks…those little computers that everyone is talking about. What is this Chromebook you speak of?

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. What is the Chromebook App Hub?

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Digital Citizenship Moments & Data Collection in Google Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Using Google Classroom for a digital citizenship modeling and teaching moments. Within the video demonstration you will learn how access deleted posts, comments, and items within Classroom. If you ever need to collect evidence of anything within Classroom using the Save to Google Drive Chrome extension you have the ability to capture the entire screen and share to whomever you''d like.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards. Some parts let you attach Google Docs and other tools, so the tight integration with Google actually adds project management on top of the collaborative tools that we’re already using.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

These were the pressing questions of the time – a time 8-months after the release of the first iPad and 6-months before the release of the first Chromebook. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1.

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Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Free Digital Citizenship Webinar: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution.

Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks!

Shake Up Learning

The post Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! Yes, Kinder CAN Use Chromebooks! The new book, Google Apps for Littles by the dynamic duo, Christine Pinto , and Alice Keeler , is all about empowering our littlest learners – YES, kinder CAN use Chromebooks and lots of other technology! Check out her lesson in my lesson plan database, Model it Up with Google Sheets , where she uses Google Sheets to teach her students how to make five.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. I create a template or a hyperdoc in Google Doc. Complete the Google Doc. So I see which kids are coming into class, I’ll pull up the four or five Google Docs for all those kids.

8 Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations

Neo LMS

Integrating presentations in teaching is an accessible way to bring technology to the classroom and make the best digital tools available. Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations. Google Slides allows you to open, edit, and save Microsoft PowerPoint files.

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How to Use Google Sheets in the K-12 Classroom

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There are many options (Numbers, Excel, and Open Office to name just a few), but arguably the most popular is Google Sheets. If you’re using Google Classroom or G Suite, you already have it. Most spreadsheet programs have similar options, so what characteristics make Google Sheets stand out? It works on all digital devices whether it’s a Mac, Windows, Chromebook, or iPad. Google Forms data is collected in Google Sheets.

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Picture Surfing for Students and Teachers

Class Tech Integrate

Part of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. Many students and teachers go directly to Google and search images. Photos for Class - Just as the title says, this site allows students to search for photos that are appropriate for classroom use. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put into their product.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

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Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally. “the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information” –Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms.

Subscriber Special: July

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Pick a topic: Tech infused Teacher/Classroom. Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. delivered digitally to your school or District. Building Digital Citizens.

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

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. digital portfolios for students–this can be accomplished with the LMS you use, Google Apps, Google Classroom, or even Dropbox.

The Case for PDFs in Class Revisited

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PDFs work on all digital devices, all platforms. No worries about whether they run better in Firefox or Chrome, Macs or PCs (or Chromebooks or iPads), Windows or MacOS (or Linux or iOS). They can also save it in a variety of formats including MS Word and Google Docs.

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Picture Surfing for Students and Teachers

Class Tech Integrate

Part of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. Many students and teachers go directly to Google and search images. Photos for Class - Just as the title says, this site allows students to search for photos that are appropriate for classroom use. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put into their product.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives. So he’s done quite a few things with Chromebook implementation and Google Level 1 Certification for all of his teachers. But today, Mike, we are talking about your Google Certified Innovator Project, “Help at Home.” So the goal of Help at Home was to help connect parents to their students’ digital lives.

Back To Basics: Device Tips For #BackToSchool

The Web20Classroom

We might believe that students are “ digital natives ” when in reality they are trying to figure this stuff out just like the adults in the room are. That said, having a basic set of norms in place across classrooms will be important to any successful technology device use. Digital Citizenship- If there isn’t a long standing conversation and fully-integrated approach to digital citizenship then the validity of any technology implementation has to be called into question.

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How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The long-awaited Google Slides audio feature has finally arrived! We can now insert audio in Google Slides–this can be voice, music, narration, sound effects, any type of audio you have access to or want to create. For many years, teachers have been asking me how to add audio–usually narration or background music–to Google Slides.

New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some great resources for educators at the Google for Education Training Center. Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. The Digital Citizenship and Safety Course helps teachers learn how to help their students stay safe online and become responsible digital citizens. Related: Google for Education Resources.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. Teachers can put together HyperDocs – linked apps with instruction, video, activities, ability to explore a topic on a Chromebook through curated web links.

9 Ways to Add Tech to your Lessons Without Adding Time to Your Day

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rework existing lesson plans in the school’s mandated digital program that too often, changes every year. the digital devices–computer or Chromebooks or iPads–won’t work on the Big Day. Use a digital timer for quizzes or other events.

Extending Classroom Discussions with Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

Classroom discussions are a great way to get students to think about a topic and take that thinking deeper. As a student, I always loved classroom discussions. The problem with classroom discussion. Technology to enhance and extend classroom discussions. This is where I believe technology facilitated discussions can be used by educators to take the discussions happening in the classroom further. Synth is a fantastic platform for podcasting in the classroom.

Tech Tip #159: Create a Macro

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

CanaryFlow: Everything You Need to Manage Classroom Workflow

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CanaryFlow is a classroom workflow platform that makes it easy for K-12 teachers to create lessons, add and grade assignments, upload resources, comment on student work or class activities, and schedule events. Users (students and teachers) can access materials and submit work using the camera, Google Drive, or Dropbox. ability to sign in with an existing Google Classroom account and get access to one or more of your Google drives. Classroom management

Google Classroom: The Journey 4 (Getting Creative with Announcements)

Hansen's Link to Tech

When using Google Classroom announcements are one of premier features that the app has to offer. Even though the general purpose in it''s simplest terms "to announce" something to the class, this feature can and should be used in creative ways to maximize the classroom experience. Announcements can be used in Google Classroom in various ways. 2 Insert Files Google Drive Upload any file from your Google Drive as a resource.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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It will quickly become an essential device for your classroom inquiry. Besides displaying documents to your laptop and class screen, you can record video or audio which can be uploaded to YouTube (or emailed), annotate and edit images, and even make Skype/Google Hangout calls. Applications for the Classroom. Run Skype calls or Google Hangouts for those without a video cam on their computer.

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Vicki: So it’s a Google Doc, and they can make a copy of the doc, review it read only, right? Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access. Vicki: So when they do these activities, are they turning them back in, in Google Classroom? It’s been a fantastic tool to use in the classroom.

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Tech Tip #159: Create a Macro

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

MindShift

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win for schools balancing spending priorities. A 2017 report of the education market found Chromebooks dominate with 58 percent of the market for school mobile device purchases. She piloted iPads in one school she worked at and Chromebooks in another. “By

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Creating an Elementary Tech Team

Tech Helpful

I had created a Google classroom for this TechTeam (I told them part one of being on the TechTeam was being my guinea pig to try new things out. Lesson one was all about digital citizenship. The students started working to earn their digital passport on the common sense media website. For the past four years I have been a common sense media digital citizenship educator. Maybe they want to create a how-to video on logging into chromebooks?

22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

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Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Every year, students face new iPads, apps, online grading systems, webtools, digital devices, LMSs, cloud-based homework, digital portfolios, and more. Here are the top 22 digital tools your colleagues are using in their classrooms: annotation tool. digital devices. digital note-taking. digital portfolios. flipped classroom. Google Apps.

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

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The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s no secret that I love Google tools, but Google is not the only option for your classroom. Finding ways to facilitate and support collaboration in the classroom is not always easy. Keep in mind that digital tools are not inherently collaborative, it is how you use them to facilitate collaboration in your classroom.

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The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Helpful

It has been a few years since I've had the opportunity to become this make-shift superhero due to moving out of the classroom and into more of an edtech coaching role. Every year I still go into the elementary classrooms and do lessons on the 9 elements of digital citizenship with concepts based on grade level appropriateness. The Digital Citizenship Adventures of Lady Lightning Fingers). I imported them into Google Drive.

Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

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Are you using Google Classroom this school year? If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! Spark Video works on the Chrome web-browser (and iOS devices too) making it perfect for Chromebook classrooms. Spark Video Google Classroom Activities You may already have an established workflow for using Google Classroom this school year.

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Google for Education Selects Frontier for “Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks” Program

eSpark

eSpark Learning is proud to announce that Frontier has been selected for Google for Education’s " Media Literacy Apps on Chromebooks " program. Google for Education is empowering classrooms across the country to explore the online world with safety and confidence. We're thrilled to be selected by Google for this exciting partnership,” says David Vinca, Founder and CEO of eSpark Learning.

Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

EdTechTeam

When it comes to sharing student work, there are lots of ways to establish a workflow in your classroom. Are you using Google Classroom and/or Google tools with your students? This strategy combines two favorite classroom tools. Spark is a set of Chromebook-friendly and iPad-friendly creation apps and web-based tools. The second classroom tool is Google Slides. Sharing Spark with Google Slides. Adobe Education Google for Education

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Faceoff: What Digital Device Should My School Buy?

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In the not so distant past, two types of computers battled for supremacy in the classroom: Macs or PCs. Today, whether it’s a Mac or a PC, a desktop is only one of the digital devices available in the education toolkit. The most recent entrant into the education digital device market is Chromebooks–able to do ‘most’ of what ‘most’ students need–at a precipitously lower price. That includes classroom needs, infrastructure, maintenance, and–yes–money.