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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers
Among all the links and downloads out there, it can be hard for teachers to know which ones work best. Google has made it easier by creating Google for Educators, which compiles some of the search engine's most useful features in one place. Whether you're teaching Spanish or social studies, mathematics or music, there's a free Google feature that will make your lessons more dynamic and your projects more organized. The lively, informative website offers step-by-step visual tours and even videos to help you get set up. Below are some of the most useful features that the site has to offer. Google Search Google Search is at the heart of it all. Google CS First This is a big favorite of mine among Google's offerings for teachers and students! Google Keep Keep is definitely one of my "use it every day" apps. Google Drive Google Drive is particularly handy for teachers when revising students' work and providing feedback. Google Sites Google Maps Google Classroom YouTube

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Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at admin@edtechteacher.org.

6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom [infographic] Pinterest Google Classroom is a free application designed by Google to help students and teachers communicate, collaborate, organize and manage assignments, go paperless, and much more! This is the ONLY application that Google has developed specifically for students and teachers, and they want it to be your go-to assignment manager for Google Drive and beyond. Google Classroom is a very clean, easy-to-use application, but there are a lot of best practices you will learn along the way. I’ve put together some of the tips I have learned while using Google Classroom, and tips I’ve learned from other teachers. Set your classroom up for success and get ready to be amazed at the ease and simplicity Google Classroom brings to your workflow.

6 Basic Google Scholar Tips Every Teacher Should Know about January 16, 2017 Here is an updated version of one of our popular Google Scholar posters we published in 2016. The visual features some of the basic tips and features that every teacher and student using this academic search engine should know about. The content of the visual is based on guidelines provided by Scholar Help Centre. Feel free to download, print or share our infographic the way you want provided you cite us as the source and you keep it free of charge. You can download the visual below in PDF format from this link. 1- Refine your keywords Offices of the American Library Association List of recommended and award-winning websites and online resources for all ages, including apps and social media, along with privacy and safety guidelines. For Children | For Families, Parents | For Students (of all ages) | For Librarians and Educators | This page is compiled by the ALA Library.

Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite Web 2.0, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes Option 1 I was recently reflecting on the triangular shape the Bloom's taxonomies utilize. Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes up and down the categories as they create new knowledge, I was thinking another type of image might be more explanatory.Here is my draft of the idea of the "interlocking of the cognitive processes" or the "Cogs of Cognition". Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

Here Is A Great Tool from Google to Use with Students for Virtual Field Trips and Digital Story Telling January 18, 2017 Google Earth Tour Builder is an excellent tool to use with students in class to create virtual tours and explore places from all around the world. You can design a tour of any location you want, you can also enrich your tour with multimedia data such as photographs, video clips and text. Tour Builder can be used in a variety of classroom projects. ADDitude: Information on Attention Deficit Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Parenting and More Welcome to ADDitude, the leading destination for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. Founded in 1998 by Ellen Kingsley, an award-winning journalist with a unique ability to convey credible information with empathy and inspiration, ADDitude magazine has provided clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for almost 10 years. What will you find on ADDitude's site? There's so much: Practical information about raising children, including behavior and discipline strategies, help making and keeping friends, and organizing for success.

The 26 Best Websites to Learn Incredibly Useful New Skills By Ryan Robinson Updated December 10, 2015. Online education tools are completely changing the way we learn. With little more than an internet connection needed, these websites are empowering millions of people from around the world, to build their skills, launch businesses, and create meaningful changes in their lives. Here are my top picks for the best websites to learn powerful new skills, right now. 1. TELL US AWARDS Final Event Save the date ! TELL US AWARDS Final Event, on November 25th 2015 (afternoon), at European Schoolnet, Brussels, (Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Brussel, Belgium) The TELL US AWARDS “Technology Enhanced Learning Leading to Unique Stories » was a two stage European contest showcasing and rewarding technology products and services in the formal learning context, coordinated by inno TSD.

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy. So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on other search engines too. 1.

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