Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”. in Google’s announcement. Original Article Source: [link].

Teacher Google, Doctor Google

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

How many of you have googled instructions to repair or replace something in your home, garden, or vehicle? How many of you have googled an ailment to see what remedies are suggested? Teacher Google (and Teacher YouTube) : This amazing girl mastered dubstep dancing by just using YouTube.

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Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology. Google also makes collecting and assessing digital activities much easier and quicker for teachers. Google Hashtags. “Learn with great passion.

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30 Google Classroom tips every teacher must know

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom is a favorite among the many useful G Suite tools. Like most of the G Suite tools, Google Classroom is constantly getting updated with new features. By utilizing these features we can make Google Classroom work even […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google apps for education google classroom gsuiteedu

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Idea #4: Google Expeditions.

Google Launches Guide to Activating Technology in Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Google has just launched an excellent site to help teachers, administrators and technology staff get started using technology effectively in school. Here is a short video about it too: Related: Google for Education Resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education technology.

Google Material Design in Online Education Technology

WizIQ Education & Technology

Google’s Material Design made a splash almost four years back and continued to wow us with its widespread applications, and elegant user experience features.

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides! Create a low-cost, printed yearbook with Google Slides by Jennifer Scott [Blog Post].

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Adding to Student Success with Google Add-ons

Teacher Reboot Camp

I don’t work at a learning institution that uses Google Classroom, but I do require students to sign up for a Google account. With a Google Drive account, students and teachers have access to incredible time-saving studying features and tools.

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Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroomTeacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets.

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Google Docs Scavenger Hunt

Catlin Tucker

With the new school year, comes new students and a steep technology learning curve. My goal is to make learning how to use technology fun and engaging. Many of my incoming 9th-grade students have never used the Google Suite prior to my class.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. We darkly predict that the day will soon arrive when technology erases the need for teachers.

Try Out Google Expeditions… WOW!

EdTech4Beginners

” These were the sounds that could be heard in my classroom when we tried Google Expeditions this week! Tagged: edtech , education , GAFE , google expeditions , teaching , tech , technology , virtual reality , VR. “Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!”

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Your Inside Google Scoop

CUE

If you are a Google Certified Innovator or Trainer you probably have been bursting at the seams with some serious news! Google is rolling out some amazing updates this coming Fall, and it’s time to share that inside scoop. So what is next for educators who use Google?

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Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite gafe google apps for education google drawings infographicsInfographics are everywhere. I first started noticing them on the front page of USA Today as a journalism major in college.

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Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen

Ditch That Textbook

Going to technology professional development on a weekend actually sounds like fun to me. When you make it tech PD that’s Google-focused, I’m going to look forward to it for weeks. I’m kind of a geek.

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20 Google Apps activities for classroom innovation

Ditch That Textbook

Google Apps for Education has made new ideas and activities possible in classrooms all over the world. One of the best parts about the entire Google Apps suite is that teachers and students can use these versatile tools to create their [.].

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Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Getting acquired by the likes of Apple, Google and other “Big Tech” firms is often the dream of entrepreneurs (and their investors). But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. This marks just the second “edtech” acquisition by Google in its history. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

10 engaging Google Drawings activities for classes

Ditch That Textbook

Using a document in Google Apps or Microsoft Word is perfect for many activities, but sometimes they can be so limiting. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google drawings

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Deep learning with Google tools: 20 ideas

Ditch That Textbook

It’s so easy (maybe too easy) to do shallow, superficial work with Google tools. Google’s got [.]. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps google classroom google docs google slidesOne one day, we’ll do this activity. The next day, we’ll use a different tool to do a different one. What if we want to investigate a topic thoroughly instead of going “a mile wide and an inch deep”?

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Ed Tech assessment creative teaching data collection edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms

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The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Drawings is the hidden gem in the core G Suite tools for education. Everyone is familiar with Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Google Drawings doesn’t fit into a nice, neat box like that. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite google apps for education google drawings graphic organizers infographics visual notetakingThey correlate nicely with the Microsoft Office products we used for years and years.

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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.

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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. GEG empowers educators around the world to expand their social and professional networks, and gain skills to deliver the best possible education through open technology. Related: Google for Education Resources.

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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.

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

These schools were among 50 underserved middle schools around the country that benefited from an digital learning coach during the pilot year of Digital Promise’s Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), with generous support from Google.

25 Resources to Help You Get Google Certified

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Resources to Help You Get Google Certified appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I spend a lot of time creating Google Certification resources and helping other educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, and even Google Certified Trainer.

Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! (NEW!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Docs CHEAT SHEET! Google Docs Cheat Sheet! I am #superexcited to announce the release of a brand new, updated, Google Docs Cheat Sheet for teachers, students, or anyone! What’s Included in the Google Docs Cheat Sheet? Google Docs keyboard shortcuts.

Supersize learning with Google Sites (GTT035)

Ditch That Textbook

Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu google edu google sites google teacher tribe gttribe portfoliosIn the not-too-distant past, if we wanted to get information out to the masses, it was expensive. Website development was costly and slow.

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10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. Ed Tech edtech educational technology efficiency gafe Google Apps google classroom time managementIt helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly. But, like anything else, there are tricks that can help you do the same work in less time. They make you more efficient [.].

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How To Document A Science Investigation Using Google Keep.

EdTech4Beginners

We used a brilliant app called Google Keep. Watch my video tutorial on how to use Google Keep: My class combined notes, pictures and doodles to write-up the experiment. Have you used Google Keep? Recently, my class did a science experiment, where we explored how rain falls.

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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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6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

When my students and I work with Google Apps, there are two common struggles that we face: 1. Options for slide templates are scarce (and the ones in Google’s directory aren’t very good).

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My article for Edutopia: Engaging Students Through Google Maps.

EdTech4Beginners

It was about ways Google Maps can be used to inspire students in lessons. Have you used Google Maps in lessons? Tagged: edtech , educational technology , edutopia , GAFE , Google , Google Maps , lessons , teaching , tech , technology.

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