Guided Tour of a Google Data Center - very interesting

Educational Technology Guy

Google has some very cool data centers. It''s also a great learning resource to discuss energy, environment, data, technology and security. The data center campuses are very secure, with very limited access. Here is the link to Google''s main data center page: [link] --.

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Google Sheets: Create Fake Data

Teacher Tech

Create Fake Data in Google Sheets Today is my birthday (I’m 42!) ” For my birthday (today only) get my online Google Sheets workshop for only $6. The post Google Sheets: Create Fake Data appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheetsso of course, we need a spreadsheet blog post. Remember “The answer is always a spreadsheet.”

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter

Teacher Tech

Teaching Data Analysis with Google Sheets A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Purposeful Technology I am always looking for ways to implement technologies purposefully in my classroom that meet State Standards while integrating NGSS and engaging students in research that they are interested in. The post Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Intermediate Sheets Data Analysis Google Sheets

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

Everyone wants data. We track data in our own personal lives (fitness data, banking data, even social media data). Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms.

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How to Migrate Your Data from a Google Apps for Education account to a personal account

Educational Technology Guy

How to Migrate Information from your Google Apps for Education Account to a personal Google Account. Depending on how quickly Google''s servers are working, your mail will be copied over to your new email. Login with your personal Google Account. Google for Educators

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Form+: A Data Collection Tool For Educators.


With an intuitive and user-friendly form builder, Form+ is a service that allows you collect data (including files) easily using web forms. Data is stored in your Google Drive and you always have access to it. You can also easily share this data with other collaborators easily.

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data


Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

You can even use them with Vernier Data Tools. Vernier is a huge name in data collection tools for science and math and they have been working to support Chromebooks for some time. Using Graphical Analysis for Chrome, students set experiment parameters and start data collection.

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 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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Looking for Ways to Improve Data Privacy in Schools? Start Here

EdTech Magazine

Looking for Ways to Improve Data Privacy in Schools? But there are crucial steps to take to get a better handle on the status quo of data privacy in your schools and to develop a data governance strategy. . Develop a Data Privacy Strategy.

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Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. And while the ultimate goal is to improve individual student achievement, Haggen sees a place for data-informed instruction for every level of classroom lessons.

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How Data Analytics Can Help Decode Your District's Tech Use


For Suzy Brooks, Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools, data analytics is like a secret decoder tool. With the right data, we can make informed decisions about technology. EdSurge: What compelled you to adopt a data analytics tool for your district?

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Pokemon Data Handling: A Photo Essay


Getting inspiration from the brilliant Adam Hill , I recently used Pokemon as a stimulus for a data handling unit in mathematics. or alternatively use the raw data of different Pokemon characters. There is lots of data associated with Pokemon.

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Importance of having a Data Backup Solutions

Educational Technology Guy

Data backup is even more important than ever these days. Everything is digital now and you need to safeguard and backup your data. I have my personal data backed up in multiple ways, and even backup my Evernote files with a free service. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

Educational Technology Guy

Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Sharing Classroom Data with Sheets

The Electric Educator

There are some really interesting ways that classroom teachers can use Google Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Sites to share information. Students fill out a Google Form each time they finish a book and that information is automatically published on our class website.

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Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data

Teacher Tech

Tweet After collecting data from a Google Form it is likely that you want some summary data. forms Google Spreadsheet google pivot table sheets spreadsheets

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Google Sheets: Merge Data into One Column

Teacher Tech

Merge Data into One Column Sometimes I need to have a need to take columns of data in a spreadsheet and put them into one column. What I normally do, if it isn’t a lot of data, is use Control-X to cut out one column of data and put it underneath the other. The post Google Sheets: Merge Data into One Column appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Sheets google sheets spreadsheets

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Google Joins Ed Tech Giants in Signing Student-Data Privacy Pledge

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith President Obama is taking student-data privacy seriously, and companies are taking notice. Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Internet Online Learning

Data Security for Teachers: Know Your Data!

The Electric Educator

The first step in protecting your data and privacy is to know what data has been collected and is know about you. Most **good** data companies will give you full access to the data and information they have collected about you; that you are storing with them.

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Google Good to Know - online safety and data info

Educational Technology Guy

Google Good to Know is another great resource from Google. Good to Know has information and tips for internet safety, how your data is collected and used online, how Google uses data, and how to manage your data and what you share with web sites and Google.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. There are solutions available to backup your G Suite data. Look at some of the resources from Google, and find a good PD partner to assist.

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Sharing Classroom Data with Sheets


There are some really interesting ways that classroom teachers can use Google Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Sites to share information. Students fill out a Google Form each time they finish a book and that information is automatically published on our class website.

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Art, Science, and the Role of Data in Education

iterating toward openness

It’s a partisan divide over the role of data in education. On the other side of the divide are those who are represented as believing that educational data is a plague, and that contact with it should be avoided at all costs. I was a music major as an undergraduate.

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Two services to Backup your cloud files and data, in the cloud

Educational Technology Guy

Many people want to go completely with cloud services, but many, like me, like having a backup of our cloud data somewhere besides that service. I keep backup''s of my Google and Evernote data on my home laptop, which also gets saved on my archive hard drive.

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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. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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Use Real Data: Try FiveThirtyEight

Teacher Tech

Use Real Data Real data helps make learning connections. The post Use Real Data: Try FiveThirtyEight appeared first on Teacher Tech. GoogleOne Twitter handle I follow is @FiveThirtyEight.

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How Google Keeps Our Data Safe- Teaching and Learning Webinar


This month’s Teaching & Learning webinar was all about how Google keeps our data safe in G Suite for Education. TedPennell represented data and security from a Canadian view starting off with FIPPA. Google for Education Teaching and Learning

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Six Ways to Protect Student Data and Prevent Cyberattacks


Lurking in the shadows, cyber-gremlins wait for an opportunity to strike so they can capture sensitive data and wreak havoc with school systems. Making sure that every staff member is aware of potential dangers is the first step in keeping your school secure and safeguarding students’ data. If so, be aware that there may be hackers eavesdropping to try and gain entry to any two-party exchange you make so they can filter and steal data.

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Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network. Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google Google for Educators google

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20 ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class

Ditch That Textbook

With maps, we can clearly see how widespread or concentrated our data and content is. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google apps for education mapping mymapsMaps are a fundamental part of everyday life.

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Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases. Google Advanced Search – Informational Search Engine – It may be best to direct students towards the Google Advanced Search Engine even before using the Google Basic Search.

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Google EDU Announces Differentiation, Data and API Updates to Classroom


It’s a new year, and with that comes updates from the Google Education Team. The announcement revolves around Google Classroom , which the tech giant today claims that more than 20 million students and teachers use. The new features are designed to better support teachers, administrators, and students, in both K-12 and higher education, writes Andrew Garrett, Google Classroom Software Engineer.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?


Websites must (1) provide notice of what type of information is being collected and what it is being used for (2) obtain verifiable parental consent for collection/use of said information and (3) establish procedures to ensure confidentiality of data collected.

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Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. As data becomes integral to K–12 education, administrators face new challenges to ensure they keep students’ information safe. . 3 Security Tools to Keep K–12 Student Data Safe.

Liberate Your Data!

The Web20Classroom

I dunno about you, but more and more I find my data being housed somewhere else, mainly " the cloud." While these services normally have great reliability and uptime things happen and we can loose access to our data, or, even worse, loose the data all together.

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Google Gears Up to Release ‘Chromebook App Hub’ for Education

Marketplace K-12

Google for Education is stepping into this arena by developing a Chromebook App Hub. The post Google Gears Up to Release ‘Chromebook App Hub’ for Education appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences Data Data Privacy Google Procurement / Purchasing / RFPsOne of the biggest challenges for educators is locating the ed-tech tool that fits their goals.

How Google Docs Improves Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything a student will ever need to do when writing. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs program tool can be augmented with mostly free third-party add-ons, extensions, and apps. Embed Google Docs.

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