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Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide ) Here is a list of some of the best features of Google Docs that teachers need to know about :It is free and very easy to useIt has a user-friendly interfaceIt lets you create Google documents, spreadsheets, and other file types and collectionsIt lets you upload, manage and store files and foldersIt allows you to share Google Docs, files and collectionsYou can preview your docs and files before you open or share themYou can also view images and videos that you have uploaded to your document listIt lets you search for items by name, type and visibility settingIt allows users to collaborate on documents in real timeIt also offers a chat functionality for collaborators to use while working on docs.Google Docs Templates for teachers Many Google Docs users are unaware of the fact that they can breathe life into their documents with templates.

Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide )

Google's new templates for Google Docs make it fast and easy to create all kinds of documents. I- Documents : Click on any title to read the tutorial. Google Docs Tutorial. Activity 1: Sharing and Collaborating on a Document 1.

Google Docs Tutorial

Click on All Items in your left navigation menu to show all the items that you have in your Google Docs account. Select which one you would like to share with another person by clicking the checkbox in front of the document. Then click on the More Actions button on the Menu bar and select Share. 2. Please note: If you'd like to allow Collaborators to add and delete other collaborators and/or viewers, select the checkbox next to Collaborators may invite others under Advanced permissions. 3. 4.

The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs. Schoology vs. Edmodo, Round 2 - Also, why Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes. In a previous post from December, I wrote about how I was (sadly) switching from Edmodo (my long-time LMS love) to Schoology.

Schoology vs. Edmodo, Round 2 - Also, why Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes

Of the 25 schools I support, 33 classes of students are using a Learning Management System. Since my December revelation, 26 have switched to Schoology and the remainder stayed with Edmodo. Schools Go Into the 'Cloud' to Embrace the Popularity of Social Media. Several start-up companies have begun offering cloud-based platforms that combine education and social media.

Schools Go Into the 'Cloud' to Embrace the Popularity of Social Media

Companies like Teamie, based in Singapore, provide software that lets teachers create, share and manage academic content, and also let students collaborate on assignments on platforms that are similar to the “walls” used on Facebook. Learning management systems, or L.M.S.’s, have been around since the late 1990s, when Blackboard, a company in Washington D.C., introduced an online platform to help educators customize course management. Today, there are more than 60 companies providing such services worldwide. LMS Technology. Last month I had the opportunity to speak at the Pearson CiTE 2012 conference about my use of OpenClass – Pearson’s new LMS/Learning Platform – in the course I taught at the University of Kentucky this semester.

LMS Technology

I love using OpenClass, and it’s really opened up what I can do interms of project-based learning and active learning activities in the classroom. Here are a few of the highlights from my presentation: A lot of what drove my interest in using OpenClass emerged from the data Experience Design Works uncovered in an engagement in 2010 with the University of Kentucky where, in the course of a deep dive into both the Faculty and Student experiences for using Blackboard for teaching and learning, we found that things like clean, intuitive UI and the ability for a teaching and learning platform to enable (rather than hinder) student collaboration are of critical importance.

Let me also say that being a part of the Pearson OpenClass Design Partner program has been a real blast. Google Course Builder: Implications For The Learning Community. Google.

Google Course Builder: Implications For The Learning Community

They do everything, don’t they? They’ve got desktop document tools, a social media site, a video hosting service, a mobile device platform, a creepily in-depth global mapping tool, and will probably deliver the first flying car before long. Back here on Earth, we’re seeing some incredible advances in learning technology, with online course providers and MOOCs popping up, as well as specialized software for building, delivering, and storing online course materials. The K12 learning management system. Course-builder - Course Builder. Google Course Builder: quick take - Trust Dan.

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Google Course Builder: quick take - Trust Dan

Rust Dr. Google Releases “Course Builder,” an Open Source Platform for Building Your Own Big Online Courses. Earlier this year, we saw Udacity and Coursera take flight, two online ventures dedicated to offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and democratizing education.

"But, as Norvig warns, you’ll need some tech skills in your toolkit to make initial headway. In the future, you can almost guarantee that the software will become user-friendly for everyone straight out of the box." – kbpc

Caught off-guard, traditional universities have scrambled to get a foothold in this brave new world of e-learning, and 16 universities have already signed agreements to offer their own MOOCs through Coursera.

Google Releases “Course Builder,” an Open Source Platform for Building Your Own Big Online Courses

We welcome that trend. Tech Devil: Online Alternatives to Blackboard. By Charlie JoslinFebruary 19, 2012 at 12:01 am “Blackboard’s down again?!” That’s a common phrase that’s uttered by almost every ASU Student at least once during their enrollment at ASU. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s wanted to chuck their computer across the room and cry themselves to sleep — I mean, punch a wall.

Blackboard is software used for everything from scheduling classes to providing access to financial-aid information. Learning Management Systems Learning management... The Collaboration Network for Academia. Compare - Higher Education. Choosing an LMS comesdown to 3 simple questions. 1 Will it get used?

Compare - Higher Education

No matter which LMS you choose, if it doesn’t get used, then what’s the point? All the features in the world mean nothing if no one uses them. Instructure- canvas LMS, open learning management. Coursera. About the Course UPDATE: we're doing a live, updated MOOC of this course at stanford-online July-2014 (not this Coursera version).

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See here: CS101 teaches the essential ideas of Computer Science for a zero-prior-experience audience. Computers can appear very complicated, but in reality, computers work within just a few, simple patterns. CS101 demystifies and brings those patterns to life, which is useful for anyone using computers today. In CS101, students play and experiment with short bits of "computer code" to bring to life to the power and limitations of computers. GoodSemester β.

Lore (formerly Coursekit) Lore. Learn more. Pearson CourseConnect – Online and Blended Courses You Can Customize. Did you know that more than 6.7 million students are taking at least one online course? CourseConnect addresses the need to reach students online with a powerful suite of more than 130 award-winning, comprehensive online courses that can be personalized to best suit both the instructor’s and student’s needs. CourseConnect can simplify your course design process, while putting a diverse array of tools and resources at your fingertips. …that your courseware is the best in its class. Google+ in the Classroom, One Year Later - Wired Campus. When Google+ made its debut last July, the social-networking site—which includes collaborative features such as videoconference “hangouts” and interest-based “circles” networks—was heralded as a potential boon for education technology and a possible alternative to traditional learning-management systems.

But while some professors have incorporated it into their teaching, adoption appears more limited than its early fans predicted. This week we put out a call on our social networks, including our Wired Campus Twitter feed and personal Google+ account, seeking professors who had integrated Google+ into their courses. Plenty of people spread the word, but only one professor responded with an example. That’s hardly scientific, of course, but others said they were skeptical of the claim that Google+ is changing higher education.

Why I pulled my classes from Google+ I’ve been sort of dreading writing this post. Google+ Communities – Public or Private for the Classroom? When Google first opened up the Google+ Communities option, I thought it was a great idea, especially for classes. Google+ For Educators. Playing with Google+ in my Hybrid Class. Google+ In The Classroom: Using Circles to Encourage Student Engagement.