Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Nancy with a great suggestion for an article topic: Google Classroom. In Google Classroom many educators like me found a great additional functionality and apps, which allowed managing the workflow efficiently, leaving more time for the teaching.

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Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality


In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. Today, Google Maps is an open ecosystem for accurate, real-time geospatial and navigation data. Something is usually lost in translation when content publishers and software developers try to put state standards into their own databases.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Update your Chromebook software.

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement


A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. We have stepped seamlessly into a world called the Internet of Things — a world of interconnected software and human interaction. Google Home devices also have their share of the market.

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Chromebook or Tablet for the Classroom? Finding the Best of Both Worlds


Google Docs + Explore. Teaching research-based writing can feel like a high peak to summit, but Google is trying to make it simpler through the use of the explore tool in Google Docs. Emma Pass is a Secondary ELA teacher who has taught in both the US and UK.

Ask A Silly Question, Get A Non-Standard Answer

EdNews Daily

The possibility cannot be easily ignored that growing use of refined versions of paraphrasing tools that are designed to fool plagiarism detection software could lock educators and learners into an arms race of text analysis and obfuscation. Guest article by Simon Very.

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Take a class of thirty students, tell them they are going to learn how to type only by using it in searches on google and creating reports in Microsoft Office.

A ‘Safe’ Smart Speaker for Kids? Startup Chatterbox Promises to Put Privacy First


But smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home, which function almost like virtual assistants, come with a catch. The software is powered by a Raspberry Pi computer.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

As the software being used for the virtual online whiteboard can often be new within a school, there is often a requirement to produce additional resources for use within lessons. Dr. Neelam Parmar is a Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools.

Adobe Educator's Choice Awards - honoring innovative educators - apply now

Educational Technology Guy

There are four categories: Primary and Secondary, Higher Education, and Creative Suite 6. Prizes include laptop (Macbook Pro) Adobe software Digital Camera and iPads with prizes in each category. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Adobe Education Exchange is a great resource for educators, with resources, lesson ideas, lesson plans, and a place to collaborate with other educators. The 2012 Educator''s Choice Awards is an awards program for educators. Any educator can enter.

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Why Teaching Children To Read And Write Should Be Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

Indifference to learning is the primary source of low literacy, all other causes are secondary. Finding the right neighborhood to send a child to play is as simple as doing a Google search. Ideas are also illustrated via pictures, charts, infographics, quizzes, and interactive software.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level

eSchool News

However, even here there were difficulties at first as students needed to be attached to the internet to use the online Google tools and many of popular Flash-based sites were simply incompatible. The Apple App Store is full of well-vetted and useful software.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Additional resources such as ViewSonic’s myViewBoard software , can be used to combine content into a single presentation, which can then be shared with children online. Dr. Neelam Parmar; Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

emphasize in their respective accounts; Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources (9-10 grade Reading Standards–History–2). .

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From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools


Thin and lightweight, built in pen, millions of apps on the Google Play Store, 360 degree rotating screen, this 2.38 ZenFone AR The world’s first smartphone with Tango and Daydream by Google, ZenFone AR by Asus is built for the augmented reality (AR) ultimate experience.

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

• At the secondary level, more than 34 states now allow computer science classes to be taken for math or science graduation credit. At the secondary level, after-school sports and clubs have a well-established foothold, so adding a STEM or robotics club isn’t a huge stretch.


Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Collaboration Technology such as Google Suite for Education (GSFE) takes collaboration to the next level. We also have adopted the Google Suite for Education and have a Learning Management System. Many schools are Google Suite for Education schools.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics.

Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the biggest hurdles in student research is empowering them to dig into primary and secondary resources. Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend. by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition Staff. This is a sponsored post from Britannica Noet Edition.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( certiport.pearsonvue.com ) & ( www.eccouncil.org ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 23, 2017 3 Ways G Suite Updates Use Machine Intelligence to Make Classrooms More Efficient | EdTech Magazine → Yet, this does not seem an unabashed good: "By harnessing the smarts of the computer, new Google tools save time and reduce struggles with tech."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) Tagged on: March 23, 2017 3 Ways G Suite Updates Use Machine Intelligence to Make Classrooms More Efficient | EdTech Magazine → Yet, this does not seem an unabashed good: "By harnessing the smarts of the computer, new Google tools save time and reduce struggles with tech."

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New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users


The new curriculum has lessons for each grade level and also includes new resources, slides, and flexible documents that can be added to Google Drive or downloaded in multiple formats.

Chromebooks, Chrome Web Store, and Add-Ons


There''s a lot more to Chromebooks and Google than meets the eye! Some that I like teaching the students are: Screenshots can be added to an email or a Google Doc by inserting an image. Here are a few of them: Google " Chrome Web Store " then click on the link.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids | CNET → "We don't want kids thinking Google has built spyware.,"

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7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

eSchool News

And in math, fractions and ratios can inspire lessons on mixing paints to create warm and cool secondary colors. Software like Google Drawings let students explore shapes and patterns on their own or collaboratively with peers. How every school can create a great STEAM program.

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Common Core-Based Tests Causing Scramble for Computer Literacy

K-12 Schools - Education News

the giant publishing and education corporation, released a version of the Mavis Beacon typing instruction program for elementary and secondary schools in 2013. Other software developers and publishers have seen a substantial rise in demand for their keyboarding software.

Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Engage students with Sim City Software, model building, and a new curriculum designed to integrate disciplines. Google Science Fair – The Google Science Fair challenges students aged 13-18 to carry out a scientific investigation on a real-world problem or issue that interests them.

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December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition


UNH has an incredible computer science program that has prepared graduates to work at industry giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, so of course the UNH computer lab is a very fitting locale for the CRCC Finals,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek. “We

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion


If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. Davis argues that educational software is no exception.

Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017


MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. We’ve seen the most interest in SaaS (software-as-a-service) models where the product is complementary to an existing platform.”. Will Google make a strong acquisition in the next year or two to solidify its position,” asks Palmer, “or will it mainly be an infrastructure player?”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom?


Using the audio meter on the camera and waveform in our editing software, the students knew exactly where to make edits, and at times were more precise with their sound editing than my more “able-bodied” students. Chrissy Romano ( @TheConnectedEdu ), 3rd Grade Teacher, Google for Education Certified Trainer Chrissy and her Star Wars loving students. Alice Keeler ( @alicekeeler ), Google Certified Teacher, Author of 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom.

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Automation in spring 2016: two glimpses of the future of technology and education

Bryan Alexander

I’m not talking about Google’s spectacular triumph at having an AI win at Go (seriously, check it out , if you haven’t already). Two reports crossed my feeds recently, each concerning the intersection of automation and humans.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts


Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. Among the survey’s findings: Google Classroom is by far the most popular learning management platform, used in more than 80 percent of districts. Kenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities.

How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching


In other words, students aren’t just passively watching videos—they’re doing projects, and they get instant feedback from the software. For instance, Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, put together the MOOC she co-teaches on the relatively cheap (a few thousand dollars), by Googling what equipment to buy and rigging a studio in her basement.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. What are promises that – legally – post-secondary institutions can or must make? If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree. By Google.

#hourofteach (or, Will the Last Philanthrocapitalist Turn Out the Lights?)

Improving Education Environments

ESSA is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 , which was a part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty , governmental policy to provide social welfare as part of the Great Society. Here is an odd thing about Washington.