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Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson

Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson
This post first appeared on Daily Genius. Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What do we mean by Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time. Collect First, students and teachers need to collect artifacts that demonstrate student learning. Curate Through the digital portfolio creation process, students and teachers need to make decisions about which artifacts they will include in their portfolios. Does this artifact demonstrate growth? Reflect Beyond just curating content, we want our students to make deeper connections. Publish Let’s Create Portfolios with Google Apps Shared Folder Related:  GAFE/Chromebooks

Chrome App and Extension Database | Shake Up Learning There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database. I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers (also at the bottom of this post) that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I love the Google Chrome web browser! The magic of that customization comes from the Chrome Apps and Chrome Extensions available in the Chrome Web Store. What are Chrome Apps? Apps are often enhanced shortcuts that optimize the website or app within the browser. What are Chrome Extensions? Extensions are installed in the browser and give you added features and abilities to customize your browser. Warning! The Chrome Apps & Extensions Database For a while, I have kept a list of my favorite apps and favorite extensions on this site, but my list just keeps growing! The database includes 150+ Apps and Extensions and is searchable and filterable. Summary Article Name

5 Free Online Courses For Social Media Beginners Whether you’re new to technology, just getting started with a social network, or looking for some useful tips then these courses are for you. They’re part of a new idea that I’ve been working on with a few friends. We’re calling it Modern Lessons and it’s essentially a ‘Khan Academy for real-world skills’ where a small handful of people build free online courses designed to help you learn some important things. But it’s more than just a few useful videos about Twitter. For now, let’s focus on how to improve your social media skills. The Beginner’s Guide To Facebook Facebook dominates the web. The Beginner’s Guide To Pinterest Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social networks in the world. The Beginner’s Guide To Learnist Learnist is one of the hot education-oriented social networks you should know about. The Beginner’s Guide To Twitter In this course, we jump into the world of Twitter feet first. The Beginner’s Guide To YouTube

How to Use Snapchat to Tell the Story of Your School The power of a story should not come as a surprise to anyone. Throughout human history, the joy of telling and sharing stories has remained constant. Sharing the stories of what we do in education is not something new either. We often hear, “If you do not tell your story then someone else will.” As a result, we’ve seen lots of workshops, articles, and conversations about the importance of telling our story and the importance of tweeting, blogging, and branding. In the book, “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook,” Gary Vaynerchuk explains that a great story is one that sells and markets a brand. I know just how powerful these stories can be. I often ask these questions of myself when I think about sharing a story: Am I telling my story to the people in my Twitterverse? Vaynerchuk continues to explain that when creating your story, “Content is king, but context is God.” I first joined Snapchat because my sisters and younger cousins were using it. A Day in the Class of… Beyond the School Walls

Google Apps Éducation 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. But there are so many sites! I’ve spent several weeks combing through resources and have picked some of my favorites. I’ll keep updating this page as I add resources. Updated: March 17, 2017 Google Classroom Resources Tip: Use the #gafe hashtag for Google Certified innovators and educators (like me). Blog Posts TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Interviews with Experts Tools to Help You Work with Google Classroom Websites A Google Classroom Symbaloo – Share this one with teachers who are getting started. Assessment Math Research

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. Just click on the title or image of each guide to view that particular resource. The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms We talk a lot about flipped classrooms on Edudemic. The Teacher’s Guide To Copyright And Fair Use Today, so much of our research happens online, and part of what makes the internet so wonderful is the ease at which it brings information into our lives. The Teacher’s Guide To Google Glass If you’re as excited as Katie and me about Google Glass, this guide is for you.

The Purple Parade VideoNotes. Prendre des notes en regardant une video VideoNotes est un outil en ligne très pratique qui permet de prendre des notes pendant que l’on visionne une vidéo sur l’écran de son ordinateur Cet outil de prise de notes va même vous changer la vie si vous avez besoin d’annoter régulièrement des vidéos. Fini de jouer avec le bouton pause et de changer d’application pour pouvoir prendre des notes sur la séquence que vous venez de voir puis de revenir sur votre vidéo pour en reprendre la lecture. VideoNotes va lui diviser l’écran de votre navigateur en deux. À ma gauche la vidéo, à ma droite un carnet sur lequel prendre ses notes. Ça n’a l’air de rien, mais il suffit de l’utiliser une fois pour se rendre compte que c’est ultra pratique. Pour installer votre vidéo, il suffit de coller l’URL de la page où celle-ci se trouve. VideoNotes se synchronise avec votre Google Drive. VideoNotes est gratuit. Lien : VideoNotes Sur le même thème

What Can You Create on a Chromebook? Home 10 Rules for a Successful One-to-One Classroom By Samantha Cleaver Each morning, when Laura Rahn’s class of fourth grade students entered their classroom at Mountainview Elementary School in Loudoun County, VA, they got their laptops from the charging station, completed their daily math fluency practice, and checked EdModo for the day’s instructions. The laptops “didn’t replace me or become the full instruction for the day,” says Rahn, “they were an additional learning tool.” If your school has yet to implement a laptop program like Rahn’s, it may be on the horizon. “Education is going through a huge transformation,” agrees Verna Lalbeharie, Digital Learning Collaboration Co-lead with The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, “with this huge move towards personalized learning.” Ultimately, one-to-one classrooms provide the opportunity to expand your reach as a teacher.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. – #edtech4beginners I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is. You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video. Put on the headset and you are instantly inside the media. How do I set it up? First order Google Cardboard. Watch my video tutorial on how to set up Cardboard: How do I use it? Look around and if there are any options floating in the air, use the clicker button on top of Cardboard to select things. Select which of the above you want by looking in the direction of the icon and clicking the button on Cardboard. 10 ways you could use it in the classroom. The ways Google Cardboard could be used in education is endless (and more and more images, videos and apps are being developed daily). 1) View an educational 360 YouTube video. (N.B.When taking a screenshot, this is how it looks. Choose any location that is ready for Cardboard. Like this:

Extensity: The Essential Chrome Extension Everyone Needs Extensity is one extension to rule them all. It will turn on and off other Chrome extensions and keep your browser running lightning fast. It is so important that installing extensity is my #1 essential tip for Chromebooks. Try it. Please! Every time I share this one at a conference, someone will thank me OUT LOUD spontaneously, like they can’t help it. Google Chrome is fast. 1. 2. With this handy tool, you can turn on and off other extensions with one click. Extensity Tutorial Video Here’s a 2-minute tip from my YouTube Channel where I show you how this works. If You Have Google Chromebooks Extensity is the first extension I teach students and teachers to install. But why do you need to turn extensions on and off? So, stay fast. Download a Free Sample of Jennifer Gonzalez's Technology for Teachers 2016 Here's a PDF with some favorite apps and new ones too. This PDF includes Storybird, Kahoot, Google Drive, Formative and Trello. Success!