Google for Education For Education Spark learning with G Suite for Education A suite of free productivity tools to help students and teachers interact seamlessly and securely across devices. Get G Suite for Education 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by Terry Heick Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. 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.
100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos Often when I'm stuck on a technical problem all I need to get myself over the hurdle is just a quick tip. That's why when I started making ed tech tutorial videos I made a conscious effort to keep them short and sweet. My YouTube channel now has more than 400 tutorial videos including 100 Google Apps tutorial videos organized into a playlist for you. Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better? Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or inquiry-centered approaches can struggle to teach math in ways that help students understand the rich connections and complexity of the subject. That’s why some educators are excited to see Desmos — an ed-tech product best known for offering an online graphing calculator — adding features that promote inquiry. Recently, Desmos has been building out its platform to offer customizable lessons. Led by Chief Academic Officer Dan Meyer, a former math teacher who left the classroom to pursue a PhD in math education, Desmos has been using its platform to model how technology could change pedagogy.
How to Receive Files in your Google Drive Folder from Anyone A school teacher wants to have a public drop box (not Dropbox) where students can upload homework assignments. A designer may need a public drop box where clients can upload photographs easily. A recruiter wants to have an online form where job applicants can upload their resumes. Google Forms would have been a perfect solution here but unfortunately you cannot upload files to Google Forms. The other option is to have a shared folder inside Google Drive where others may upload files but this approach does have limitations. One, only people with a Google account would be able to upload files in a shared folder.
How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides Working in a one-to-one school district, where every student is provided with a device such as an iPad or Chromebook, can be a great opportunity of freedom for teachers and students. The device serves as an efficient tool to create and curate information, as well as, a flexible environment to share content. No longer does an individual need to negotiate with textbook publishers and be locked into the confines of the perception of the authors of a company when it comes to the content and methods that should be used to teach a specific skill or understanding. Everything Teachers Need to Know about Remind101 April 18, 2014Remind101 is a great web tool that provides teachers with a way to safely text message students and stay in touch with parents. You can send your Remind101 messages from your computer or phone. Remind101 apps for iPad, iPhone and Android are now available.
11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom – The Edublogger NOTE: This is a guest post by Mimi Chau from the Symbaloo team. Edublogs just rolled out a free Symbaloo plugin available to all users that we think you’ll enjoy! What is Symbaloo? Symbaloo is a free social bookmarking tool. A fun and simple way to organize and store all your digital resources in the cloud. You can categorize your resources, share and access them from any device. 12 Ways to Use Kahoot! in Your Classroom If you haven’t heard of Kahoot! yet, you’ve got to check it out! The teachers on our We Are Teacher HELPLINE! frequently rave about the free website teachers can use to play review games and quizzes with their students. Bonus: Kids can log in to the platform from any device, even their cell phones. Last week, teacher Beth asked for some specific advice on how to use the site: “Can anyone give me ideas for how they use Kahoot!
10 Ways of using Socrative – Learning Inspired Socrative is an essential app for any teacher. It is as simplistic as it is useful. This web-based app is a great tool for assessment, quizzing and engaging children in learning activities. Socrative How to Use Edmodo in the Classroom Edmodo, also known as “Facebook for school,” is the premier social media and learning platform for teachers and students alike. Founded in 2008, the site has since gained over 20 million users. The K-12 social media network continues to grow and is now available in six languages, including Spanish, German and Greek. The platform’s app equivalent brings portability into the equation, which means educators, students and even parents can always access Edmodo when they need it.
for Education: Google Classroom: Basics Students have an entirely different view of Classroom than teachers. But it is equally as easy to use. Students can join classes, communicate with their teachers, turn in assignments, and even revise work that has already been turned in.