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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. Chromebooks in the Classrooms… Friend or Foe? Chromebooks…those little computers that everyone is talking about. Everywhere you look in education people are talking about Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, Chrome Apps, etc. What is this Chromebook you speak of? There are about 500 Chromebooks in our district.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? 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. “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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How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

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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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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. 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. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

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The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Also works on mobile.). Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3).

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement

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Tim Wease, CCS director of technology, said classrooms are now equipped with standard smartboards, and many teachers have begun using other technology-based, interactive tools such as Apple TV, online applications, Google Classroom, iPads and Chromebooks. It gives teachers the ability to free themselves up to be mobile and not be stuck to the front of the classroom,” he said. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship McClatchy Social Media engagement

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JotForm Smart PDF–Great for Today’s Teaching

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Some teachers look no further than Google Forms but for those who require more simplicity and sophistication, a higher degree of agility and rigor, the gold standard for forms is free JotForm (premium edition also available). PCs, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops).

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Online options that assess digital literacy. Digital Literacy–What is it?

Resources You Need During Covid-19

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Distance Learning with Google Slides –from Alice Keeler. Google Hangouts –max. Google Hangouts. While you’re at work, you can help your child with your own virtual meeting (via free programs like Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Webroom.net) by screen-sharing their assignment page.

10 Great Virtual Reality Apps

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Google for Education’s Expeditions is a free app that enables teachers and students to explore the world virtually via VR or AR. All you need (for VR) is the Expeditions app, a mobile device or Chrome OS, and a Cardboard or Daydream viewer.

Snow Day? 7 Ways to Keep Teaching

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For example, Wabash County issues all students MacBook Airs and iPads (your school could use Chromebooks) that are available to students who can’t get to school: All Wabash County students in grades 3 through 12 have a MacBook Air they take home every day. Google Hangouts.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

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It can be plugged into a heavy base for free-standing use or directly into a laptop for greater mobility. 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. Run Skype calls or Google Hangouts for those without a video cam on their computer.

Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

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works across all platforms–iPads, web, Chromebooks. Otus is a free all-in-one mobile learning management system designed by teachers for teachers, available on iPads and desktops. full access to Google Drive. You can access it with a Google log-in. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Start Building with Virtual Reality NOW

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Here are the tools that you will need to complete this experience: The google Street View App on a mobile phone or device. Tour Creator – Sign in with a Google Account on your laptop or computer. Part 1: Google Street View App. Using Google Drive, Airdrop or drop box are all effective options. The image can be saved to the cloud using google drive, or etc. Go to the Tour Creator website and log in using a desktop, laptop or Chromebook.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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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. This may include: Google Apps for Education and/or Google Classroom–this serves as a basic digital portfolio for students, a collaborative tool with classmates, the teacher’s inbox, and her tool for returning graded and analyzed student work.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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Before starting, review the digital citizenship associated with visiting an online site (such as privacy, staying on the assigned website, and not talking to strangers). Open the spreadsheet program you use in your school (Google Sheets, Excel, or another).

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

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They can be generated from content providers like Khan Academy, Common Lit, CK-12, and IXL, or created by the teacher (by uploading documents from their local drive or Google Drive). Kiddom can be used on the web, on Chromebooks/PCs/laptops, or via an iOS app. Coming soon: a mobile phone app. If this is important to you, there is a solution: Export class data as a.csv and upload it to the digital gradebook.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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Offer a fun, unique approach to digital storytelling. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Once a project is complete, it can be uploaded as a pdf, an image, or a video to most major digital portfolios. Google Hangouts on Air. It works on the web, with Chromebooks, and on mobile devices, but be aware: Each is a bit different with varied set-ups.

Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

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An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. That means it’s accessible from school or home, with any platform (including Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, and tablets). Otus is a free all-in-one mobile learning management system available on iPads and desktops. full access to Google Drive.

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5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

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Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Here are five tools that will make you look and act like the Diva of Digital: Google Maps. Bring the latest version of the Google Maps app on your smartphone or iPad, complete with audio directions. iPad, Chromebook, or netbook. Digital note-taking.

3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

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Parent accounts may not work on mobile devices, so access Edmodo using a web browser on PCs, iMacs, Chromebooks or mobile devices. Digital Class Calendar. Even if you don’t use a Learning Management System, use a digital class calendar to provide an online timeline of important class events such as due dates, assessments, homework, field trips and more. Google Calendar (part of GAFE and Google Classroom).

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Go Paperless for Earth Day

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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. This may include: Google Apps for Education and/or Google Classroom–this serves as a basic digital portfolio for students, a collaborative tool with classmates, the teacher’s inbox and her tool for returning graded and analyzed student work.

10 Websites + 4 Apps that Make Geography Fun

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GeoGuessr is a free web-based geographic discovery game that requires users to guess where they are in the world based on clues and the Google Street View image. Google Earth. Google Earth is the iconic approach to introducing students to the world they live in. Additionally, visitors can go back in time on many locations, swim underwater or zoom through space, visit Mars or the Moon — all from the same free digital tool. Google Lit Trips.

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Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

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It can be used as a Chrome extension, with Google Docs and MS Word, on the web, and on your desktop. The mobile apps are free. While it works on most platforms, it requires a separate tool for Google Docs and Firefox. It works on iPads, Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, and the web as well as an add-on for Google Docs and Google Drive. I confess, I cringe when I come across spelling and grammar errors on websites or blogs.

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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You can access files in Dropbox, Google Photos, YouTube, Vimeo, or upload them from your local computer. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps. It works equally well on your desktop, laptop, Chromebook, Mac, iOS device, and mobile device and syncs between all with ease. In this way, your work will be automatically saved to your file and synced across all of your digital devices.

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How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. In 2016, I took this belief a step further with the introduction of the Digital Dreamers program, a $30 million technology overhaul for the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), the third-largest school district in Georgia. Building the Digital Dream.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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Desmos has created an activity builder that teachers can use to build interactive lessons that students can do on their own tablet or Chromebook devices while the teacher monitors student work in real time. Geogebra is very similar to Desmos in that it harnesses the computing power of classroom devices (tablets or Chromebooks) to do things that required a $100 device to do before. Google Apps For Education. Math teachers: This is for you.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

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Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces (2016) by Heather Dowd and Patrick Green Cross-posted from Learning Light Bulbs by Nate Gildart Get your own copy of Classroom Management in the Digital Age! This can be done digitally with an accessible slideshow or clear instructions for students to begin working straight away. as with iPad apps) Chromebooks and iPads are making this easier.

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Learn why Synth is the Perfect FREE Application for Teachers who want to bring Audio and Video Podcasting into their Classrooms.

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What if there was a way that you could combine traditional writing assignments with the popularity of audio/video podcasts in a format that was accessible to any mobile device, Chromebook or desktop available to your students? Synths and Podcasts can be created on your mobile devices or on your Chromebooks/Desktop providing students the ability to create podcasts on any device available to them. 2) Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

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Switching to mobile devices? Check the mobile carts – are the devices charging? Tune up/check your Google Apps for Ed (GAFE) policies and settings. For instance, Google Apps admins can now be notified by email of suspicious login attempts. Keep abreast of what’s new by signing up for update info from Google here. This can include carts, labs, cameras, iPads, Chromebooks, you name it. Find your digital cameras.

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

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Tool #1: Mobile Technology. The first, and arguably the most obvious, tool for instructional coaches is some sort of mobile technology. This can be a laptop computer, a chromebook, an iPad, or even just your cell phone (though something more conducive to complex work is encouraged).

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BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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CLASSLINK ONECLICK ClassLink OneClick technology enables access to Web-based, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. HOVERCAM, HOVERCAM PILOT DIGITAL PODIUM The HoverCam Pilot is the world’s first fully-integrated, mobile, digital podium. TABPILOT, CHROMETOOLS ChromeTools provides essential classroom management tools for Chromebooks. Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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MOBILE UPDATES ( kahoot.com/blog/2018/06/13/learners-to-leaders-create-kahoot-app/ ) Kahoot! launched a major mobile update that will allow users to create and host kahoots right in the Kahoot! ITSLEARNING AND GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION ( itslearning.com/us/ ) & ( edu.google.com ) itslearning announced its collaboration with Google for Education, delivering the first phase of a comprehensive technology roadmap.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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But as successive refinements improve them to the point that they start to steal customers, they may end up reshaping entire industries: classified ads (Craigslist), long distance calls (Skype), record stores (iTunes), research libraries (Google), local stores (eBay), taxis (Uber) and newspapers (Twitter).” The ubiquity of Google search and its impact on curriculum knowledge demands. Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. New demands for digital citizenship.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. ClassPad.net helps kids brush up on their math skills all year-round by offering digital scratch paper students can use to help them solve problems.