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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. However, “age limits” did not stop persistent pre-teens from joining social media and gaming sites.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

I just enter the data once. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development. The kids are programming apps and using the MAD (mobile app development) Learn platform. Google Forms (Quick Surveys).

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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location. Qrstuff is a website to easily create colorful QR codes for over 20 data types, such as email, location, a link, Instagram, Dropbox, and more!

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

My school district embraced Google Apps for Education a few years ago, and since then we have been working to help our administrators, teachers, and students move to these tools to enhance teaching and learning. We also use Google+ to learn from and interact with other educators.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Is all that data secure?

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Write Right with Google Tools

techlearning

There are a multitude of ways for students to improve their writing , including many technology tools that come from Google or that work with G Suite. See below for an overview of Google tools that can be used to help students and teachers through the writing process.

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Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. Weather, data, blog posts, controlling your lights, if you can think of something you want to happen when you do something there is probably a recipe for it. IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

5 Reasons Why Google Vault is Not a True Archive

Gaggle Speaks

If you’re a G Suite for Education user who thinks that Google Vault will fulfill all of your eDiscovery and compliance needs, you might want to reconsider. Here are five reasons why Google Vault is not an archive. You can’t set a retention policy for files in Google Drive.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

And all that mobile computing has turned us into a nation of multitaskers who do nearly everything while gazing at one or more screens. The constant checking of mobile devices has triggered a wavelet of recent classroom technology bans, especially at the collegiate level.

International Travel: A Good Reason to Have Two Google Accounts

ProfHacker

We’ve heard quite a lot over the last few months about travelers being asked to unlock their mobile phones —and, in some cases, provide their social media passwords —when entering the United States.

Friday 5 — 6.5.2015

Perry Hewitt

Google Photos, a free tool to store and organize your photos, has launched. Having finally shuttered Google+, Google is recognizing photos as the stickiest feature for user retention. Friday Five Friday5 mobile photo privacy product productivity research

The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

I'm a Google user. We do seem to live in a time of social isolation in which we have fewer institutional options for finding our tribe while, simultaneously, we have many more individual options for doing so.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Skype or Google Hangout with a guest expert. Here are many resources for Google HangOuts. Get students to visualize their data and research by creating infographics with these free web tools and apps- Piktochart , Easely , Visme , Smores , EduBuncee , Canva , Tackk , or Biteslides.

Friday 5 — 8.19.2016

Perry Hewitt

Google Duo, a clean, simple mobile video calling (and soon, audio calling ) app launched this week to take on Facetime. The jury is still out whether its simplicity will carry the day, or it will become the latest failed Google social tool (Buzz, Wave, Plus).

Friday 5 — 8.5.2016

Perry Hewitt

monitoring and reporting, rather than exploration and data mining . A healthy social media strategy requires ongoing measurement and evolution. As a heavy Google Maps user, I celebrate even small improvements to the experience.

Friday 5 — 1.22.2016

Perry Hewitt

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is Google’s solution to slow-loading web pages on mobile devices. Google has consistently rewarded speed on search engine result pages (SERPs) and will soon preference sites that are faster on mobile.

Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. Google Applications - with Google Apps you can get organized, create/edit/view Office documents, share resources and much more. Google Calendar - Administrators can stay organized by having appointments, due dates, meetings, school calendar days, and more all in Google Calendar. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

10 Options for Polls and Forms in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

data on parents and students. Google Forms. Here’s a quick overview of each: Google Forms. Among teachers I know who always look for ways to save money, Google Forms is a runaway favorite. For more on Google Forms, here’s my review.

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STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Skype or Google Hangout with a guest expert. Here are many resources for Google HangOuts. Get students to visualize their data and research by creating infographics with these free web tools and apps- Piktochart , Easely , Visme , Smores , EduBuncee , Canva , Tackk , or Biteslides.

Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks

eSchool News

Google’s Chromebook has almost completely replaced Apple’s iconic tablet as the first choice for classroom-tech initiatives. The next day, at school, students can be unwitting vectors of an attack that ends up affecting the school’s entire network, or endangering critical or confidential data.

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. To simplify the process take a look at data, which can come in many forms.

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. Other factors to consider is gathering data from the use of these spaces, which would entail integrations of big data analytics and concepts of IoT.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Have you ever Googled yourself? Blog posts, social media posts, images from conferences, articles, videos, you might be surprised at what you will find. So Google yourself. I love Google Alerts for this. It started with some tweets. You are a vile human being!" "I

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re not familiar with JotForm , it is the gold standard for form creation whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. Once the form is completed, it can be shared via a link or social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and many other popular platforms.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). It also explores new data from scientists and researchers where standards for measuring SDG targets are still being developed.

Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

Developers might handpick a select number of users and judging from how they the features, they can collect data, squash bugs and make the experimental feature available for general use. Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores. Not only do they provide greater flexibility in terms of accessibility, but nowadays almost everyone owns a mobile device.

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Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, JotForm is the essential forms creation tool whether on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices. As with Google Forms, new questions can be dependent upon the user’s response to prior questions. No registration is required but students must have a Google account to use it.