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Creating Narrated Slideshows with Google Tools. A Short Explanation of Google Apps Terminology. How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets. Change the Way You Learn & Teach with 15 Educational Chrome Extensions. A device that beat the iPad at the mobility game?

Change the Way You Learn & Teach with 15 Educational Chrome Extensions

Sounds impossible. Yet Chromebooks overtook iPads to become the bestselling educational device in the U.S market. Making the Most of Google Keep. 15 Can't-Miss Chrome Extensions for Productivity. More Google gold for you!

15 Can't-Miss Chrome Extensions for Productivity

You listed some of your favorite Chrome extensions in one of our recent polls and Dave turned them into a handy list. Today we bring you a few more essential extensions geared toward helping you work better online. For Keeping To-do Lists Install: Dayboard When you first sit down to work, use Dayboard to list your 5 Most Important Tasks or MITs for the day. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students. 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom.

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online.

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive.

Keyboard Shortcuts. LeadandLearn - Google Apps. Save Your Time With 10 Underused Google Features. Google’s email service was born on April Fool’s Day.

Save Your Time With 10 Underused Google Features

Today, it’s no joke. We can’t do a day without it. Trivia about Gmail may not be useful for productivity, but I bet you will jump at a tip that shows you how to delegate your email to an assistant or spouse. It turns out Google is filled with these little nuggets. We ignore them because sometimes we take common tools for granted. 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers. This afternoon I was asked if I could put together a list of my favorite Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons.

10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

In the past I had put together lists of Sheets scripts, but most of those lists are outdated as Add-ons have mostly replaced scripts. 13 Awesome Gmail Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know. Gmail has so much more to offer than just compose and send.

13 Awesome Gmail Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know

In fact, you can do some pretty amazing things to make managing your email so much easier! Did you know you can drag and drop (or copy and paste) an image directly into the email you’re composing. No saving to your computer then attaching. Just drag and drop! Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your gmail account. Next, click on “Settings,” then the tab marked “Labs.” How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Documents. Insert Graphs and Equations Into Google Docs and Forms. One of the most frequently asked questions in my webinars and workshops about Google Drive is, "how can I add math problems to my Form?

Insert Graphs and Equations Into Google Docs and Forms

" Thanks to Google Forms Add-ons there is a rather simple answer to this question now. g(Math) is a Google Forms Add-on that allows you to insert graphs and mathematical expressions into your Google Forms. To get the Add-on select "get Add-ons" from the Add-ons menu in Google Forms. Then search for g(Math). Click the install button, give the Add-on permission to access your account, and then you're ready to go. How to Create Flashcards from a Google Spreadsheet. The Google Docs Template Gallery hosts some templates for creating flashcards from a spreadsheet in your Google Drive account.

How to Create Flashcards from a Google Spreadsheet

None of those templates are as easy to use or as flexible as the template offered on Flippity.net. Through Flippity.net you can quickly create a set of flashcards that include pictures, videos, and text. Now You Can Customize Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers in Google Docs. Google Announces Steps to Clean Up Blogger. Google Classroom Now Lets You Customize Your Classroom Themes.

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? As educators across the country continue to examine the best ways of teaching and learning, a new lexicon is beginning to emerge that describes one particular approach — deeper learning.

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

The phrase implies a rich learning experience for students that allows them to really dig into a subject and understand it in a way that requires more than just memorizing facts. The elements that make up this approach are not necessarily new — great teachers have been employing these tactics for years. But now there’s a movement to codify the different pieces that define the deeper learning approach, and to spread the knowledge from teacher to teacher, school to school in the form of a Deeper Learning MOOC (massive open online course), organized by a group of schools, non-profits, and sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation.

So what defines deeper learning? Educators often discuss the difficulty of teaching students who don’t seem to want to learn. Member Appreciation Month. Standards for Coaches 4: Professional learning. Think back to your last professional learning opportunity. Were you anticipating innovative and fresh ideas? Or feeling trepidation because the training was mandatory? In either case, we have all received PD that was energizing or less than engaging. Professional learning is the heart of an effective technology coaching program. Standard 4 of the ISTE Standards for Coaches focuses on PD, program evaluation, content knowledge and professional growth. How does a team of coaches determine if they are effective?

The technology coaches in Laramie County School District 1 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, have evaluated their PD program regularly since its creation more than 15 years ago. In team meetings, the tech coaches have conversations about how they can change their practice and the program’s strategic planning to be more effective. Laramie’s PD is data driven. As a direct result of this coaching program, Laramie has seen noticeable change within teaching pedagogy. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. 3 Rubric Makers That Will Save You Time And Stress. Rubrics can be an incredibly useful tool for your classroom. Aside from being one of those cool words that sounds a little weirder every time you say it, using a rubric can help your students understand the assignments in your classroom, and will make your grading process clearer, faster, and more objective and consistent.

Online rubric makers can make rubric creation pretty simple, so we’ve collected a few sites that offers online rubric makers (some of them are free) that can help you out in your classroom. There are many sites out there that also offer shared rubrics from other users that you can use as well – quite a helpful tool if you’re either in a pinch, or at a loss for where to start. Rubrics4Teachers. Google Launches YouTube Kids - An for Watching Family-Friendly Videos. How to Email Reminders from a Google Spreadsheet.

The Real Benefit of Using Google Sheets Add-ons Like Flubaroo and Goobric. On Friday evening I posted a list of my ten favorite Google Sheets, Docs, and Forms Add-ons. A point that I should have made at the start of that post is that the biggest benefit of many Add-ons is that they save teachers time. For the most part Add-ons won't change the way you teach, but they can streamline some processes for you. Take that time savings and use it on the things that make teaching fun like having more conversations with students. Or take that time savings to reduce your personal stress level and go fishing, play with your kids, let your mind wander, or do whatever it is you like to do when you relax.

We often talk about the need for balance between professional and personal lives. Here's an example of this from my life. 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers. This afternoon I was asked if I could put together a list of my favorite Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons. In the past I had put together lists of Sheets scripts, but most of those lists are outdated as Add-ons have mostly replaced scripts. Google Apps and Chromebooks Training Resources. Course Details. Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages. Overview: A Handful of Google Calendar Tutorials for Teachers.

Google Launches Google Classroom Mobile Apps. Some of My Favorite Resources for Introducing Google Earth & Maps Beyond Social Studies. How to Email Reminders from a Google Spreadsheet. Math Walks - Google Earth Walks.