Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture Partner News HP LIFE e-Learning Raffle: Win an Amazon Gift Card! iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > Publications > NMC on iTunes U > Creative Commons NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. The tenth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Tags: 2013 135638 reads Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. Identifying the impact of emerging technologies. News Events Members Projects Connections Publications Horizon About
certification.googleapps A Google Certified Associate - G Suite Administrator configures and manages all aspects of a G Suite domain. This includes administering users, organizational units, groups, and access to services. The G Suite Administrator also manages security of the G Suite domain as well as mobile policies. A Google Certified Associate - G Suite Administrator has demonstrated their ability to: check Create, delete and administer users for a domain check Create and administer organizational units check Configure sharing settings, policies and reporting check Configure mail delivery, routing, and filtering check Create and manage calendar resources check Set up mobile policies and manage devices check Design for security check Configure and manage group settings Register for an exam in English or Japanese. About this certification This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role.
Resources: Overview – Google Apps for Education Webinars Tune in to live webinars, or have a listen through our archive to hear from Google and the community about Google Apps for Education and related products. Learn more Regional user groups Connect with other Apps users around the world through our online regional user group communities. Online training program Visit our online training center to learn about Google Apps for Education, and take exams to become certified. Find a trainer Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers provide professional development services designed to make the most of your Google Apps implementation. Lesson plans Easily incorporate Google Apps into your curriculum with these classroom-ready lesson plans.
EdTech Chic: How #GAFE and #Chrome are helping @BrenhamISD stay CIPA compliant by educating students domain-wide with just a few clicks! First of all, if you are not familiar with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), you can read more about it here. According to the FCC: The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. Because Brenham ISD receives e-Rate money, we must work hard to make sure we are meeting requirements by monitoring and filtering student Internet access and providing education about online safety, cyberbullying, etc. WHAT WHAT?! Here's what I learned while I was setting all of this up...
- Three Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development There are lots of ideas out there as to why teachers don't want to engage in PD. Many times the PD, when it is required, isn't meaningful. When I was in the classroom I was part of a team that helped to decide the direction our PD at the school level would take. On the flip side, at the district level, teachers rarely got to choose the direction of the PD. However, one theme that came up again and again was maybe too much blame was being placed on teachers and district administrators. What do you think? Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
Google Apps for Education - Common Questions - Google Apps Help G Suite for Education services don't collect or use student data for advertising purposes or to create ad profiles. Gmail for consumers and G Suite for Education users runs on the same infrastructure, which helps us deliver high performance, reliability, and security to all of our users. However, G Suite is a separate offering that provides more security, administrative and archiving controls for education, work, and government customers. Like many email providers, we scan Gmail to keep our users secure and to improve their product experience. Scanning includes virus and spam protection, spell check, relevant search results, and features like Priority Inbox and autodetection of calendar events.
5 Reasons Chromebooks Make Sense for Schools Ravenscroft had been mulling a one-to-one initiative for more than a decade. But when Chromebooks hit the market in spring 2011, it became a no-brainer. Because they run the browser-based Google Chrome operating system, these notebooks start up instantly, integrate with Google Apps for Education and cost far less than traditional models. "When Chromebooks came out, I purchased one and gave it to my son," says Jason Ramsden, chief technology officer for the independent K–12 school in Raleigh, N.C. "We quickly saw its potential for use in a school environment. He was able to immediately get online and start working. Ravenscroft began a pilot in fall 2011, distributing 30 Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks to the 10th-grade English composition classes. "It's really made life easier for the teachers," Ramsden says. Here are five key reasons schools nationwide are dropping traditional notebooks and going Chrome. 1. "You need to look at sustainability," she says. 2. SOURCE: Google 3. 4. 5.
5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand. The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age. We started with a small cohort of tech-savvy teachers to pilot a BYOD program with selected classes. If you plan on introducing a new technology or are embarking on the mighty task of becoming a wireless BYOD school, here are five tips to help your teachers still struggling with technology. 1. Integrating technology can be very stressful for educators that aren't familiar with it. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies This morning I spent some time reading the first part of the solution to Dr. Daniel Russell's most recent search challenge on Search ReSearch. Dr. The solution to Dr. Reading through the solution to Dr. Google Books: Google Books can be a good research tool for students if they are aware of it and know how to use it. Google Scholar: Google Scholar, like Google Books, is one of the research tools that students often overlook when searching on the web. You can find screenshots of these processes here. Google Earth, Maps, and Street View imagery: When confronted with a location-based search challenge Google Earth and Google Maps can provide a student with a lot of clues. Control F (Command F): Many students have the bad habit of only glancing at the webpages they open from a search results page. Public Data Explorer: Google's Public Data Explorer draws on data sets from the World Bank, the US CDC, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources of public data.
Google Apps user guide to accessibility - Google Apps Help Table of contents Welcome to G Suite G Suite is a collection of applications for online collaboration, organization, and productivity that provide powerful tools and access to content from the web. Browsers and screen readers If you're using a screen reader with G Suite, we generally recommend the following combinations of screen readers and browsers. Note: These are general recommendations, so some products might provide additional guidance in their documentation. If you're using a mobile device to access G Suite, you can refer to mobile-specific help documentation links below. Related resources If you're a G Suite administrator, please refer to the administrator guide to accessibility. Gmail Use Gmail to send and receive mail, manage contacts, and organize your messages with labels and inbox tabs. Google Calendar Use Google Calendar to create events, share your schedule, and send reminders. Google Cloud Search Google Drive on the web Google Drive Backup and Sync Google Docs Google Sheets Classroom
Getting Started with your Chromebook Chromebooks rare easy to set up and use. However, getting started with your Chromebook can be a better experience if you knew a bunch of things, especially those that make Chrome OS and Chromebooks different from other laptops and operating systems. This guide will do just that! Getting Started With Your Chromebook Chrome OS and Chromebooks are new concepts. I wrote this guide answering those questions and also adding few tips and tricks that will make your Chromebook experience more rewarding. Ready When You Are! Ready When You Are! You are already doing it when you use Gmail, Google Doc or Dropbox. So, do you think you are ready for Chrome OS and Cloud Computing? Getting To Know The Keyboard Remember I told you about Chromebooks being different from traditional laptops? Instead of function keys, you have dedicated keys for managing your Chrome browser. Here is the first thing for you to do. The Search Key and Caps Lock Key Chrome OS Apps Menu is quite useful. No Delete Key Change Time Zone