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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom. Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.)

Create Your Own eBooks - Richard Byrne Yudu is a free service that allows you to upload PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files to create online magazines. The page turning effect and the zoom options are all built into the technology of Yudu and automatically activated. When your Yudu online magazine is created you can embed it into a blog, wiki, or website. 404 Not Found Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ doesn’t offer vanity URLs for user profiles, making it more difficult to share your Google+ Profile with your friends. Instead, Google uses a long string of numbers to denote users (e.g. 117691391504351341685). The reason Google+ doesn’t use vanity URLs is because those could lead to spammers figuring out the email addresses of millions of Google+ users (since many Google Accounts are linked to Gmail accounts).

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph (with Sample Paragraphs) Edit Article Sample ParagraphsWriting a Descriptive Paragraph Edited by GSN, DifuWu, Carolyn Barratt, Krystle and 26 others Descriptive paragraphs include details that appeal to the five senses: sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing. In a descriptive paragraph, the writer must convey information that appeals to all the senses, in order to give the best possible description to the reader.

Google for Education: Google Maps: Introduction Google Maps is an application providing a fun and visual way to help students understand and learn about the world.Use Maps to teach geography concepts, map reading, location and distance measurement. Google Earth offers a variety of ways to interact with and explore the world, ocean and beyond. Google Street View enables you and your students to explore the world up close, without leaving the classroom. Get Started in the Classroom

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 Pearltrees is a social library. It lets you cultivate your interests. Collect, organize and share everything you like. Website: www.pearltrees.comCost: Free and premium versionsAvailability: OnlineYEARLY RANKINGS 2015: – 2014: 862013: 942012: –2011: –2010: –2009: –2008: –2007: – Crosspost images to Google+, Twitter and Facebook with MobyPicture There are currently a few solutions available for cross-posting status updates to Google+, Twitter and Facebook including Start Google+ and Extended Share. What hasn’t really been addressed is the ability to cross-post images. While the Chrome extension, Publish Sync does offer this feature, it comes at the price of spamming all your followers with a recommendation of the service, without your permission. If you really want to cross-post images to the three social networks, MobyPictures has an alternative solution, which anyone can use regardless of their browser of choice. After connecting your Google+ account, all images you upload to MobyPicture will also be posted to Google+, and any other networks you have connected. Supported networks on MobyPicture include Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, Tumblr, Blogger and more.

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education by Eric Sheninger, Principal at New Milford High School in New Jersey As schools change leadership must as well. Five Model Descriptive Paragraphs - Examples of Description The purpose of descriptive writing is to make our readers see, feel, and hear what we have seen, felt, and heard. Whether we're describing a person, a place, or a thing, our aim is to reveal a subject through vivid and carefully selected details. Each of the five paragraphs below responds, in its own way, to the guidelines in How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph. The writers (three of them students, two of them professional authors) have selected a belonging or a place that holds special meaning to them, identified that subject in a clear topic sentence, and then described it in detail while explaining its personal significance. In the following paragraph, observe how the writer moves clearly from a description of the head of the clown (in sentences two, three, and four), to the body (sentences five, six, seven, and eight), to the unicycle underneath (sentence nine).

12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now Google Classroom is a powerful yet simple place to manage everything you do with Google Apps in the classroom. Here’s where I’m getting started with it. (Google Classroom screenshot) After waiting all summer, Google Classroom is finally available to all Google Apps for Education teachers and students. Google’s venture into the world of learning management systems seems to be a pretty solid one. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)

Google Plus Games Has Arrived The official Google Blog has announced the arrival of games today for Google+. A games button (seen below) should start appearing at the top of your stream over the next few weeks, which will give you access to the Games feature. Many have been reluctant when hearing about the launch of Games on Google+, mostly because of bad experiences on Facebook, but it appears that Google+ has taken this into account and made it just as easy to ignore games if they are not your thing. Both +Punit Soni and +Bradley Horowitz addressed this in posts today. +Punit Soni - Lead Product Manager for Games “Folks…two comments: 20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators The Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time to sift through all of the mediocre material in order to find the truly inspirational ideas? We’ve done the sifting for you.

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