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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 Related:  EdTech et EdNumGoogle

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students is the third ebook I am publishing here exclusively for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning readers. After the success of 80 Alternatives to YouTube and The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools in Education, I am expecting my readers to find this guide of the same importance if not more. Here is an excerpt from its introduction : "As educators Google is the backbone of our online activities. calculator, zip code finder and many more. ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps What is an ePortfolio? An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning. An ePortfolio is not a specific software package, but more a combination of process (a series of activities) and product (the end result of the ePortfolio process). The real value of an e-portfolio is in the reflection and learning that is documented therein, not just the collection of work. " The overarching purpose of portfolios is to create a sense of personal ownership over one's accomplishments, because ownership engenders feelings of pride, responsibility, and dedication." " The e-portfolio is the central .and common point for the student experience. What is a blog? ... that eJournals help to make ePortfolios more authentic and relevant to the students’ lives.

Google Classroom, un service gratuit pour l'éducation Google lance Classroom, un service gratuit pour l'éducation. C'est un outil de la suite Google Apps for Education qui permet aux enseignants de créer et d'organiser rapidement des devoirs et de communiquer plus facilement avec leurs élèves.Cet outil, qui est disponible en version bêta, vise à faciliter la communication entre les élèves et les enseignants. L'idée consiste à gagner du temps, du papier et à s'organiser plus facilement. Lorsque les enseignants donnent des devoirs dans Classroom, ils peuvent choisir de partager un document donné ou de créer automatiquement une copie pour chaque élève. De leur côté, les élèves peuvent rendre leurs devoirs directement à partir de Classroom ou de Docs. Classroom enregistre automatiquement, en arrière-plan, tous les fichiers et les supports de cours dans des dossiers, au sein de Drive. Pour le moment, cet outil, disponible en version bêta, n’est accessible qu’à un nombre restreint de professeurs. Avantages pour les classes :

Google for Education: Save time and stay connected 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 What’s included A full suite of educational tools for your school. Manage your classroom with ease Create classes, distribute assignments, give quizzes, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Administer with confidence Add students, manage devices, and configure security and settings so your data stays safe. Communicate your way Connect with email, chat, and video conference. Collaborate anywhere Co-edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time. Manage all your tasks Build to-do lists, create task reminders, and schedule meetings. Google Classroom Google Classroom streamlines assignments, boosts collaboration, and fosters seamless communication to make teaching more productive and meaningful. Collaborate anytime, anywhere, on any device Benefits for your institution cloud_done Easy build book

Main Page Note: These links are grade specific to help students practice on explicit concept areas. As a teacher, you know that if a student doesn't understand a skill, they still will not know that skill, if students are placed on the computer to practice it. These skill practices are suggested to be used with adult or peer assistance until the student has a basic skill knowledge that can be improved with some extra practice. Some links may take you out of the school website. This website was designed with the current paradigm shift in education in mind. Please take the time to review each website prior to your students viewing the site. This site is presently being updated every day to match the common core standards with corresponding indicators. If you discover a link not working you may contact the person below. Email Dan Hoffman

Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy Privacy | Features Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy By Dian Schaffhauser02/15/12 In late January when Google announced that it was replacing 60 different privacy policies across its multiple sites and services with a single one, you might have thought Congress had taken up SOPA and PIPA again. But what has been ignored in these discussions is the impact that could be felt by schools that have signed up for Google Apps for Education. The Basics of the Privacy PolicyIf you haven't bothered to read through the new privacy policy, which takes effect on March 1, 2012, here are the basics. Google said that the goal of a single privacy policy is to make it "simpler and more readable." At the same time Google has rewritten its terms of service, which explain the legal terms referred to in the policy and lay out how it will treat the material, such as YouTube videos, submitted by users. Note, however, that the privacy policy doesn't affect anonymous public users.

How To Unlock Google Drive's App Potential For Music, Image Editing, And More For the past seven years, the Obama White House has made it a priority to spread entrepreneurship around the world, culminating this past week with the U.S.-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley. In an exclusive interview with Fast Company, conducted over email, Secretary of State John Kerry talks about how spreading entrepreneurship helps the U.S. achieve its foreign policy goals and which global hubs Americans should keep an eye on. Fast Company: One doesn’t usually associate "entrepreneurship" with the State Department and U.S. diplomacy: What’s the connection? Secretary Kerry: Economic policy and foreign policy are two sides of the same coin. How does spreading entrepreneurship overseas help the U.S. become more secure? Entrepreneurship is an engine for shared prosperity and hope that helps bring stability to people and nations around the globe. First, let me point to one of the outcomes from the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.

Google lance Classroom, un service gratuit pour l'éducation Classroom est un outil gratuit de la suite Google Apps for Education qui permet aux enseignants de créer et d'organiser rapidement des devoirs et de communiquer plus facilement avec leurs élèves. Google renforce sa suite Apps for Education en annonçant le lancement de Classroom. Cet outil, qui est disponible en version bêta depuis aujourd'hui, vise à faciliter la communication entre les élèves et les enseignants. Classroom enregistre automatiquement, en arrière-plan, tous les fichiers et les supports de cours dans des dossiers, au sein de Drive. Un flux zéro papier Grâce à un flux « zéro papier », les professeurs ont également la possibilité de distribuer les devoirs, de les corriger et de les noter dans un seul et même endroit. Google a assuré que ce service gratuit serait dépourvu de publicités et que les données des élèves ne seraient en aucun cas utilisées à des fins publicitaires.

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 Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes Updated 01/2014 As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. Using QR codes for instruction is one example of this. A Quick Tutorial QR stands for Quick Response. 1. Have students use QR to create resumes that link to other content such as their professional website or portfolio. 2. You can create QR for linking students to examples of quality work, whether it's PowerPoint or slideshare for a class presentation, or people speaking a foreign language specific to your current lesson. 3. Integrate QR with a PBL or Service Learning project where students can create the codes that will link to the content they create. 4. Save a few trees! 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.