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Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education - Synergyse Training for Google Apps

Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education - Synergyse Training for Google Apps
Get Google Apps News & Tips Today’s guest blog post is contributed by Andrew Stillman, he is a 15-year veteran STEM and outdoor educator and Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools, where he supports 76 NYC secondary schools in the use of Google Apps for Education and other sustainable technologies. His goal is to foster efficient, high-capacity urban schools through the development of automation and system-building tools that allow educators to solve their own systems and workflow challenges. Andrew is also the author and collaborator of numerous popular Google Apps Scripts for educators that are featured in this post. Google Apps Scripts are an invaluable tool that enable educators to extend and automate functionality inside of Google Apps for Education. We will explain how the top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education can enhance teacher workflow and student learning experience. Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education 1. 2.

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Make This the Year You Launch Genius Hour By Gallit Zvi and Denise Krebs Have you heard of Genius Hour? It’s inquiry-based and passion-based learning all rolled into one and students love it! We are firm believers in this kind of student-centered classroom experience. If you haven’t given this learning idea a shot in your class yet, we think you should consider making this the year you launch Genius Hour. New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013. This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by educators and by parents, and features a range that spans from interactive iBooks to current images of the universe, and from free video software to award-winning STEM curricula. For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play. Don’t see an app you love on this list? Be sure to let us know—or leave a suggestion in the comment section.

Podcasting with Google Voice and GarageBand I have long been a fan of Google Voice. It allows you to create a new phone number and attach your other phone numbers so that you can give out your number without disclosing your real phone number. I like to have students text message the Google Voice number and to use this as a student responder during class. Another feature of Google Voice is the ability to have students call the Google Voice number, allowing it to go to voice mail, and being able to embed the recorded voicemail into the class website to show student exemplars. This is a quick way to create a podcast. 10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective. Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. It has certainly saved many teachers hours of work. Without a solid workflow and some strategy, grading digital work can be cumbersome.

How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers It makes it easier to think during class—and I’m doing less busy work. Stephanie is just one of the 950 students at Sammamish High School in Seattle who have taken wholeheartedly to Microsoft OneNote along with their teachers. Across the country in Ohio, teachers gave their students “blizzard bags” when schools got closed for bad weather. These teaching “bags” use OneNote Class Notebook to share interactive lessons. The “school closed” notice is no longer an excuse for celebration. Lugging around a satchel full of books pales a bit in comparison, doesn’t it? Just Google it - Home The Albertville City School System is one of the “Googliest” in the state. Technology Coordinator Terry Freeman and a team from the Albertville City School System recently returned from a Google technology coordinators conference in Perdido Beach. Freeman said Albertville has integrated Google Classroom system-wide and the team was asked to speak at the conference about their experience with Google technology. “This is our third year to use Google Classroom,” Freeman said. “We started using it as soon as they rolled it out.

PicsArt for Kids: Android App for Students 16 Jul PicsArt for Kids is a new app for Android devices designed for children ages 3-8. Kids can access animation tools that let them create pictures straight from their tablet. Designed to help spark imagination and creativity among students, this app can be used inside and outside of the classroom. 11 Google Now tips you need to try today 1. Set it up right Make sure you have set Google Now up correctly before you begin exploring. Firstly, get Google Now to recognize your “OK Google” command from any screen by tapping the hamburger menu icon in the Google app. Then go to Settings > Voice > "OK Google" detection. Here you just slide all the toggles to the right.

50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of Apple products. But that doesn’t mean I don’t yearn for some of the fabulous features on Android phones too. 3 Ways Google Arts & Culture Can Enrich Your Lessons Imagine your students learning about the massive prehistoric creatures that used to walk the earth and being able to look them in the eye. Or imagine your class studying van Gogh’s art and being able to look closely enough to study his brushstrokes. We’re not describing an episode of The Magic School Bus; we’re talking about the reality that is Google Arts & Culture. Similar to its foray into virtual reality via Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions, the tech giant announced in September that it had partnered with more than 50 natural history museums across the world to create a catalog of hundreds of interactive stories, photos, videos and virtual tours. Included in the catalog are 360-degree views of creatures like Rhomaleosaurus, a 180-million-year-old sea dragon currently on display at London’s Natural History Museum.

August 24, 2015 After having posted about the best Chrome extensions and Chromebook apps for teachers, here is another back-to school goodie for teachers using or planning to integrate Android-operated tablets in their instruction. This is basically a compilation of some very good educational Android apps we have reviewed in different posts in the course of last year. We have arranged these apps under multiple categories so you can easily browse through and find what you want. 1- Android Apps for Notetaking Technology in the Classroom: How to Use Google Forms There are lots of free survey and polling sites (two popular options are PollDaddy and Survey Monkey), but often they limit the number of surveys you can create or how many questions you can include without “Leveling up” to a premium version. Among the teachers I know who are always looking for ways to save their limited pennies yet still use technology in the classroom, Google Forms is a runaway favorite. It is intuitive, flexible, professional, can be adapted to school colors and images, and can be shared as a link or an embed. You can work alone or with colleagues, and there are a wide variety of options that tweak the form to your technology in the classroom needs. Using available templates, a customized form can be completed in less than five minutes.