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Conferences. Timetoast timelines. Design a “Breaking News!” Screenshot. Students will have to reflect on the key location (top left), the title of the news channel, the headline, the ticker with related news and the most appropriate image.

Design a “Breaking News!” Screenshot

The completed designs can be downloaded and printed off to form an attractive display. Using a Writing Journal. I received a tweet from a teacher wanting to have his students create writing journals and then submit them through Classroom.

Using a Writing Journal

Here is a suggestion for how to create the writing journals. Create a template in Google Docs. Add a table of contents to the doc. Use This Image for Students Turning in Work. In Google Classroom when you attach a Google Document to a lesson set where every student gets a copy the student does not see the thumbnail image of the document.

Use This Image for Students Turning in Work

The student needs to click on “OPEN” to view the attached Google Document. I have created an image that I attach with each Google Classroom assignment to remind students to click on “OPEN” and either “MARK AS DONE” or “TURN IN.” I have saved the images in my Google Drive so I simply click on the Google Drive logo when attaching files in a Google Classroom assignment and insert the image. When building my lesson set I can see that the assignment is attached. However, since I designated the document to “Make a copy for each student” it is not visible in the student view of the lesson set. The advantage to including the image is for the assignment part of the lesson set to be visible in the stream.

The OPEN button could contain a Google Doc for the student or it could simply have the “MARK AS DONE” button. Student View. 5 Brilliant Ideas for #EdTech Scavenger Hunts. Creating Badges with Google Sheets. Using a Writing Journal. Student Quick-Sheet Guide. Design a “Breaking News!” Screenshot. EduSync - EduSync. Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert. Educator and blogger Alice Keeler has written extensively on integrating Google Classroom with everyday school work.

Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert

Spanning three posts on her blog Teacher Tech, Keeler has assembled 46 ways teachers can take advantage of Classroom, the latest in Google's Apps for Education lineup. Google’s cloud-based classroom organizer streamlines the flow of daily assignments and helps overcome teacher–student communication barriers. Earlier this month, Keeler was a guest on the TechEducator podcast, along with EdTech contributor Sam Patterson, and discussed how Google Classroom has aided her own instruction and how teachers can benefit from her experience.

We won't steal all of Keeler's Classroom thunder, but here are five tips from her list: Primary Sources 2.0. Design a “Breaking News!” Screenshot. 15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja. Admit it.

15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja

Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. 5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates] Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past couple years proclaiming "infographics are dead," infographics are, in fact, alive and well.

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

We just checked -- they're totally healthy. I mean, there are a lot of them, but when marketers spend the time aligning the topic, content, and style of their infographics with the needs and preferences of their target audiences, they're still finding success. How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents. As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends.

How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents

While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the third most popular post in March, 2014. One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. The EasyBib Bibliography Creator makes it easy to properly cite resources and format a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. The screenshots below provide directions for the process. Twister - Create Tweets from Historical Characters. How to Create Custom Maps From Your Google Drive Account. YouTube Video Converter and Download -

Office Sway - Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class. June 19, 2014 I spend a considerable time every single day browsing the net tracking new updates in the world of educational technology and, often times, in the midst of this journey I would come across wonderful resources and tutorials that usually end up in one of my posts here in this blog.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class

So after the previous guide on how to be a Google Drive master , today I am sharing with you another awesome guide created by Eric Curts entitled "The paperless Classroom with Google Docs". This guide is available for free in a Google doc format from this link. In this guide, Eric walks you through the different stages of turning your classroom into a digitally focussed environment where you will no longer have any need for papers. This is al done through the effective use of the different Google Drive features and functionalities.

Here is a quick overview of the table of contents of this guide: History in Motion - Create Multimedia History Stories. Make a Comic. Studio Beta - Internet DVR - Convert YouTube to MP3. KeepVid: Download online videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch.Tv, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and more! Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Great Free Resources to Download Music and Sound Clips to Use in Class Presentations and Video Projects. October 13, 2014 When working on multimedia projects in class, students will definitely need to have recourse to a wide range of resources such as images, video clips, audio and musical recordings to mention a few.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Great Free Resources to Download Music and Sound Clips to Use in Class Presentations and Video Projects

Of course the web is the ultimate storage room where students can access these materials. How to Convert a Kindle ebook to PDF. PDF - A Round-up of Summer Updates to Google Apps, Drive, Maps, and G+ Teaching and Learning. Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education. How To Use YouTube In Your History Class.

Free Online YouTube Downloader: Download YouTube Videos, Facebook and many others! Dirpy - Internet DVR - YouTube to MP3 Converter and Video Downloader. Royalty-Free Music. Royalty-Free Music Full Search This is the normal default search, and can access every piece in the catalog.

Royalty-Free Music

You can narrow your search on genre, feel, tempo, or length... or use the custom Google Search for anything else! How To Use The New StoryPad Tool (with images) · storify. iPad Summit 2013. Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free. Content Provider Programs. Search for over 1800 unique teacher evaluated K-12 interactive video distance learning programs, aligned with national K-12 curriculum standards, offered by over 230 content providers from around the world. It is necessary to have a PIN to request a connection. Find out how to get a PIN or find your PIN. For additional assistance, phone 866-302-CILC (2452) toll free.

Award Recipients View list of 2012-2013 CILC Pinnacle Award Recipients for Content Providers. This award, presented annually, is based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC website and recognizes outstanding performance by a content provider. Teaching with a video game: the case for Civilization. How can we teach with computer games? One example can help answer this: the track record of instructors using Civilization in class. Civilization is one of the most famous games of our time. First published in 1991, this historical and social simulation puts players in charge of a nation. “Civ” play starts from ancient times, then advances through time to our present day and a little further into the future. The most recent installment, Civ V, was recently launched, as Ruben noted last week. v3 - Infographic Editor. Blog Them Out of the Stone Age. War and Sid Meier's Civilization Monday, October 31, 2005, 09:16 AM - History of War in Global Perspective "I'm doomed," laments Timothy Burke at Easily Distracted.

"Civilization IV is out. " He means, of course, Sid Meier's Civilization IV, the latest edition of one of the most successful computer games in history. v3 - Infographic Editor. 5 Ideas for Teaching With Comics and 5 Free Online Tools for Creating Them. I've been thinking about comic strip creation tools quite a bit lately so I decided to share a handful of ideas for teaching with comics and the online tools that students can use to create them. 1. Character Analysis: Have your students choose a favorite character from a favorite story and re-write that character into a comic strip story. In their stories students should attempt to demonstrate how their chosen characters would act in a different situation than is described in the original story. 2.

6 powerful interactive history sites. Google, Video, and Maps in Common Core-aligned ELA & Social Studies Lessons. Teaching and Learning. Europe after the French Revolution: Restoration and the revolution... A simple move to avoid 'coverage' and make time... Teaching & Learning at Avon Old Farms & Beyond. Teaching & Learning at Avon Old Farms & Beyond. 12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow. 15 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow. Learning How to Teach History in a Digital Age.