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Quick tips for using Google tools in your classroom

Quick tips for using Google tools in your classroom

05/20/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Tools

You may have heard that Google Apps for Education and other Google tools offer endless possibilities to enhance learning…

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More life hacks for ed tech educators

More life hacks for ed tech educators

04/22/2015

Topics: Tools

We recently shared some of our favorite tips and tricks to improve everyday life for educators. The post was so…

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Classrooms go collaborative with Google Apps

Classrooms go collaborative with Google Apps

04/15/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Tools

The Google Apps for Education suite is a cloud-based set of tools that can promote better collaboration, productivity and creativity among teachers, students and parents.

In the classroom, teachers can use the tools to…

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Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

04/15/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Tools, Video

" "Sometimes I wish I could record myself teaching in September, then play it back to students in March so they can remember all the things they forgot," " said one veteran teacher I know with an exasperated sigh. She was looking for a way to provide small-group remediation while teaching new…

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Apple tools: The head-fake method for student engagement

Apple tools: The head-fake method for student engagement

04/09/2015

Topics: Digital storytelling, ISTE Conference & Expo, Tools

They're officially called Apple Creativity Apps. Unofficially, they are a suite of five tools included with all Apple computers and tablets that educators can leverage to build engaging learning experiences.

The beauty of the…

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Five life hacks for ed tech educators

Five life hacks for ed tech educators

04/08/2015

Topics: Tools

Ed tech educators are pros at integrating the power of technology and connectivity into learning and teaching, but there's likely still room to apply a few new tools and tricks to improve everyday life.

Use it so they don't lose it: At the next open house, post…

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Are educator certifications — such as Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator — meaningful? Yes

Are educator certifications — such as Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator — meaningful? Yes

03/27/2015

Topics: professional learning, Tools

Any type of training and learning is meaningful in both practical and philosophical ways.

Practically speaking, at the end of the day, educators who obtain a certification have increased their knowledge base. Even if the certifying body filled the certification with vendor bias, the…

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Stock your PBL toolbox with the right tools for the job

Stock your PBL toolbox with the right tools for the job

03/24/2015

Topics: Project-based learning, Tools

There's no shortage of tools to drive project-based learning. The trick to choosing the right tool for the job is to first think about what you are trying to accomplish, then select accordingly from the apps, websites and hardware at your disposal.

Suzie Boss, co-author of …

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Get your students excited about writing with digital storytelling

Get your students excited about writing with digital storytelling

03/17/2015

Topics: Digital storytelling, Tools, Video

For two years, I taught in Cape Town, South Africa. My students, who were from townships right outside Cape Flats, had the opportunity to attend a boarding academy, which was a safer environment than other nearby schools. Most of them had not been exposed to much technology, and because their…

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A few of our favorite PBL resources

A few of our favorite PBL resources

03/10/2015

Topics: Project-based learning, Tools

Last week, we asked our social media followers to share their favorite resources for project-based learning. We got nearly two dozen responses from PBL advocates in our network.

Leading the mentions were online resources from Buck…

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