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Practical Ed Tech. National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We now live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity to our nation, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 Themes & Keystone Events Week 1: General Cybersecurity Awareness: 5 Years of Stop.Think.Connect October 1-2 Marking the fifth anniversary of the Stop.Think.Connect. Keystone Event: The Organization of American States Cybersecurity Workshop, Washington, D.C.

Week 2: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work October 5-9 Keystone Event: U.S. October 12-16 Week 4: Your Evolving Digital Life. How to Expertly Organize Your Classroom With Google Sites. A few months into my personalized learning foray, I got stumped by the challenges of organizing a blended curriculum. I couldn’t figure out how to coordinate all of the links, playlists, videos, and regular classroom stuff and it slowed down learning. But I’m grateful that one of my co-workers gave me a tip: Build a Google Site, like this example here. (Click it!) Google is a “what you see is what you get” kind of organization: Google Docs lets you make documents (and more), Forms lets you make forms (and more), and more. Google Sites lets you build a website for your classroom or school, but the point of this article is to provide you with a guide to explain the “so much more” element to Google Sites. Websites exist to share information, broadcast the news, help people connect, and more… right?

Favorite Google Site Features (and How to Use Them) Calendar: Google Calendars can be inserted into any Google site with ease. Customization: Google Sites are incredibly customizable. IMPORTANT! Video Tour of TeachingBooks' Newest Features. Taskstream: Assessment, Accreditation, e-Portfolios to Improve Student Learning.

CSTA. About Gooru. Scholastic Administrator. Doctopus - New Visions CloudLab. Doctopus allows you to easily set and control access levels for individuals and for the whole class on assignments. Create student assignments templates in Google Drive, and then distribute them based on individual student level and need. Doctopus allows the teacher to set student access permissions to assignments on a whole class level(student to student) as well as an individual level. Create assignments that grant view-only or comment-only privileges to the rest of the class for peer review protocols.

Celebrate student work by enabling view-only access to all student assignments where students can view without editing their classmates work. When assigning a due date, use Doctopus to set it and forget it! Teachers can now use Doctopus with Google Classroom distributed assignments. Exploratree - Exploratree by FutureLab. EdWeb: A professional online community for educators. The Rodel Foundation of Delaware. Personalized Learning A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology Peggy Grant and Dale Basye.

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. CSTA. Jobs - CSTA Career and Job Center. Computer Skills. Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup. TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing. About. Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards. SMART amp collaborative learning software - How-to videos. Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers.

EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology. How to Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos. With the popularity of flipped classrooms showing no sign of waning, a new crop of web tools for teachers are emerging to help support instruction. In this post, I take a look at four ways that teachers can add questions to a YouTube video for their students to answer when watching a video at home or on their own. 1. For a more polished approach, check out It works with YouTube, Vimeo or TeacherTube videos. To get started, simply copy and paste the link to the video into the Educanon video builder. 2.

The last site I am going to share is called EDpuzzle. Like Educanon, you can create a class, add students and get a record of results as they come in from students who are watching your EDpuzzle videos. 3. As a couple of people have reminded me on Twitter and in the comments below, the recent introduction of video to a Google Form means that you can now integrate a YouTube video alongside questions that you may have on a Google Form. Like this: Like Loading... Office of Educational Technology. Connected Educators | Helping Educators Thrive in a Connected World. Edtech Index | EdSurge. Free Technology for Teachers.