How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021. In today's show, Eric Curts talks about Google Classroom, Google Docs, and other Google apps and what has happened that is new and cool and how these changes will help classrooms improve this school year.

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How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Sponsor: Today's podcast includes sponsored content from Google and their Applied Digital Skills Curriculum.

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Providing access to more than just apps, Google Chromebooks are the perfect tool to build the foundation for technology success in young students. Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” So when the question of “ What purpose would Chromebooks serve in the Kindergarten, first, or second grade classroom? ” Google Drive organization can be its own unit of study.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades? When I first heard about coding in the elementary grades, I was really put off by it. Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

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.

Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. This addresses a huge need for schools using Chromebooks, and one obstacle that kept some schools from adopting Chromebooks. This app was specifically designed for Chromebooks and allows you to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. Graphs and data can then be exported into Google Drive.

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Many people think it is not possible to code on a Chromebook. I will begin by discussing applications that work on a Chromebook for younger children, then older students and finally for adults and those who want to code for a living. You can code on a Chromebook. Many of the discussions on line will lead you to beleive that you need to install Linux on your Chromebook to enable the ability to code. However, Linux can now be installed easily on Chromebooks.

The Secret to Chromebook Management for Schools

Vizor

Reading Time: 5 minutes Chromebooks are widely popular in the Education Sector. School districts buy thousands of Chromebooks at a time for their students. Google makes it an easy choice with Chromebooks’ durability, long battery life, and low costs.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey. I always like to use Google Maps. I find that it’s one of the most up to date tools, it’s “real life,” kids use it every day, so when I’m giving them questions to answer in class, I like to use Google Maps.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

The thought of giving 30 kindergarten students their own Chromebooks might be daunting. We had surprising outcomes from students with special needs,” said Jamie Morgan, an elementary school teacher in the Wichita Falls ISD in Texas. Chromebooks made it really, really easy to differentiate instruction–I can’t imagine doing the differentiation that needed to be done without having the Chromebooks,” she said.

The Secret to Chromebook Management for Schools

Vizor

Reading Time: 5 minutes Chromebooks are widely popular in the Education Sector. School districts buy thousands of Chromebooks at a time for their students. Google makes it an easy choice with Chromebooks’ durability, long battery life, and low costs.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s Google Certification courses are open for enrollment from May 28 until June 10, 2018. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides. What tricks do teachers get really excited about in Google Slides?

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How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Crystal Koenig talks about Google Keep. Learn all about this tool that has educators talking (especially those with Chromebooks.). In today’s show, Crystal Koenig shares how she uses Google Keep in the classroom: Letting students personalize the classroom by requesting topics to be taught. Integrating Google Keep and Google Docs. Differences between Google Keep and Evernote. Photo recognition in Google Keep. Google Keep.

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie Golden: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom. We are a Google school pushing one-to-one devices and integrated technology, meaningful technology. It’s mostly organized, but the search feature for Google Drive is excellent.

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New Book: The Chromebook Classroom

The Electric Educator

The Chromebook Classroom by John R. Sowash For the past year I have been working on my first book - The Chromebook Classroom. The Chromebook launched in 2009, and it was horrible! I was an early user of the first Chromebook, the CR-48. Google rapidly responded to user feedback and continued to improve the device. Pretty much the entire tech industry thought Google was crazy for developing a new platform. Chromebooks have outsold every other device.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. Subscribe to the Show Want some other cool Google Tools ideas? That’s all these Google tools. And Eric Curts @ ericcurts from Control Alt Achieve and co-leader of their higher Google Educators group has so many fantastic ideas. So why don’t we start off with Google Docs.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If Bandwidth Savings when Uploading to Google Drive. Also, saving screencasts to Google Drive is an advantage because I don’t have to download those large video files. When students do work on projects, they can make a quick screencast and send the link to their teacher in Google Classroom or their LMS for fast formative assessment.

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Electric Educator

Next week I will be launching the Chromebook Classroom podcast to explore how Chromebooks are impacting education. 01 | Cyrus Mistry - Group Product Manager, Android & Chromebooks for Education ep. 05 | Jolanda Nederveld - K-4 Technology and Media Specialist, Oriole Park Elementary School ep. 06 | Wendy Nimtz - 5th grade, Our Shepherd Lutheran school All six episodes will drop "Netflix style" on January 17th on both iTunes and Google Play.

Creating an Elementary Tech Team

Tech Helpful

For a couple of years I've been trying to figure out a way to have an elementary tech team.I Our elementary school is piloting the idea of elective Friday's for fourth and fifth grade students. 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. At the end of the class the students took a quick three question quiz in Google classroom to earn their "troubleshooter" sticker.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! 5 Idea Friday Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Mac STEM Students Teachers Web Tools Windows-PC

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. 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. Project Pals is perfect for any student capable of using an electronic tablet, Chromebook, or device to create and share.

How to Teach with Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

“How can I use Chromebooks in my classroom? There must be more than just Google Docs and math games!” The Chromebook is an amazing classroom tool, but most teachers are only using a fraction of their potential. Starting July 15, 2017 I am leading three virtual courses on teaching with Chromebooks. Each course will take place in Google Classroom and features practical tips for using Chromebooks regardless of the grade or subject that you teach. chromeboo

Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. The Kinglsey elementary team (Rich Rountree, Sean Selby, Sara Trowbridge, Kendra Bell, and Lynn Alford) decided to leverage their class set of Chromebooks and turn a paper book report assignment into a digital process using Google Forms and Docs. add-ons ELA elmentary Google Drive

Now Available: The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

The Electric Educator

Season 1 of the Chromebook Classroom podcast is now available! The Chromebook Classroom Podcast was created to highlight how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Each episode features an interview with someone who is using Chromebooks to improve teaching and learning. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes , Google Play , or listen on Chrmbook.com. 01 | Cyrus Mistry - Group Product Manager, Android & Chromebooks for Education ep.

Creating and Collaborating in The Cloud with Chromebooks

Kyle Pace

Chromebooks have taken the education world by storm over the last few years. What can students actually do on a Chromebook? Chromebooks are made for this. If your school district is already using Google Apps for Education, the integration of Chromebooks is seamless. One of the best things about Chromebooks/Google Apps for Education I’ve said for a long time is that they do a great job at getting out of the way of student learning.

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Students can log in with their Google ID or set up an account. If you’re in a 1-to-1 classroom with iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, this free tool is a MUST-USE. Chromebooks Common Core Data Driven Instruction Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. Special Ed Treasure #1: Google Keep.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Currently, she is an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology Solutions and a Google Certified Trainer spreading love for #EdTech that empowers students to think critically and follow their passion! Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kate Bradford and Brett Miller share their secrets for student-driven Hyperdocs.

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

What it is: Making & Science is an initiative by Google aimed at showing students that anyone can be a maker or a scientist. Using the featured Science Journal app (Android and Chromebook only), students can measure light, sound, and more. How to integrate Making & Science with Google in your classroom: The Science Journal app makes any Android phone or Chromebook computer into a scientific tool that students can use to collect data on light, sound, and motion.

Mixing Pencil & Paper with Google Docs.

Class Tech Integrate

I was able to visit Dustin Curtis's 5th grade classroom last week at Bayyari Elementary in Springdale, Arkansas. When I walked in I noticed that students had their Chromebooks open, and a word problem was displayed for them in a Google Doc. Underneath the snapshot the students were then able to explain their thinking and problem solving process on the Google Doc. Camera Chromebooks Google Docs

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

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? Once they finish it, there’s another Google Doc that they’ll go to, to type their responses.

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Lesson Ideas for #Chromebook Classrooms: Getting Started with Computers

The Electric Educator

Note: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom. About this lesson Young students will need to learn basic computer skills and knowledge in order to use their Chromebooks well. Lead them in the following activities early in the school year, so they can get comfortable using a Chromebook sooner. Computer Terminology Bingo: [link] Printable Bingo Card: [link] Simon Says - Chromebook Edition! Provide each student with a Chromebook.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.

Kleinspiration

A Chromebook of Course! - a review of the Acer and Samsung Chromebook - Imagine being able to open up a world beyond your classroom walls without breaking the bank. I''ve been wanting to get my hands on a Chromebook ever since I did a presentation up north with my friend John Sowash. John and I spent a day working with a district that was rolling out iPads and Chromebooks. I did the morning session on iPad training, and John did the afternoon session on Chromebooks.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

And because it links with Google Classroom, just creating an embed code for a video can enroll someone in your class easily. All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS? Now, what I do is in Google Classroom , I will give them the Hyperdoc, and then I will make a copy for each student. Lisa: I use it in docs and slides, but I also use it in Google Sites. I’m building one right now on a Google site for students where each page is going to be something that they can go to if they choose.

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Chrome Squad: Student Tech Teams to Support 1-1 Schools – SULS0139

Shake Up Learning

We talk about how the program has evolved, what they are doing next, and how to implement your own program at the high school, middle school, or even elementary! The district made plans for the high school to transition to 1:1 Chromebooks.