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Google Sites for Teachers 2012

Google Sites for Teachers 2012
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Forms - Kern Kelley Google Form Templates If you are logged into your Google Account, these form templates will automatically copy into your Google Docs Dashboard. Many of the forms are designed to work with an iPod Touch. For more information about educational uses of that device, go to Test and Quizzes 6 Questions You Should Ask Before Designing Virtual Classroom Training Often when someone comes to me with questions about how they should design content and interactivity for training delivered in the live virtual classroom, my answer is “it depends.” Much to their disappointment, there is no simple response. There are, however, several key factors that influence how participants will engage with your content, your facilitators and each other. Before you put on your instructional design hat, put on your detective hat and get answers to these six questions: 1. How will audio be transmitted?

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google Sites This morning I received an email from a reader who needed some advice about having his students use Google Sites as digital portfolios. His concern was that if his students had access to editing all of the pages, there is a chance that students could overwrite each other's work. The solution that I proposed was to use page-level permissions in Google Sites. Page-level permissions in Google Sites allows the creator of a site to share and give editing access to specific pages within a site rather than giving access to edit the entire site. To use page-level permissions open your Google Site editor then click "enable page-level permissions." With page-level permissions activated you can share and allow editing for each page individually.

Initiatives, Principal Project The goal of the Principal Project, funded by ILILE, was to collect and disseminate resources to help administrators to better understand the role of the certified library media specialist and the importance of a strong library media program. Administrative support is vital to developing and maintaining a quality school library program. These resources offer ideas and suggestions for working closely with your school administrator to ensure that your program has a positive impact on teaching and learning. Excellent Tutorials to Help You Create Presentations on Google Drive January 13, 2015 Here is a set of practical video tutorials on Google Slides (formerly Presentation) I have bookmarked over the last couple of months. The purpose behind this collection is to provide teachers, especially beginner users of Slides, with practical know-how to assist them in creating, editing and sharing Google Slides. Google Slides is one of the easiest and simplest presentation creation tool out there.

Google Developers Educational Materials Integrating with Google Classroom and Apps for Education Over 40 million students and teachers around the world use Google Apps for Education to communicate and work together, and Classroom is the newest GAFE tool that turns Docs and Drive into mission control for students and teachers. Here are integration possibilities: Google Classroom now offers an API and share button that developers can integrate with, along with a share intent integration for mobile. For more information or to get started, visit the Google Classroom developer site. Teachers Definitive Guide To Google Search Skills The 21st century education is all about cultivating such important skills as critical thinking and digital skills. Technology has radically transformed the way we teach and knowledge is no longer stored primarily in print. There is now much more knowledge online than you would find in all libraries of the world taken together. To tap into the potential of this vast repertoire of online resources, our students definitely need a bit of instruction on how to effectively use web search techniques to search for academic sources. They need to be taught how to fish instead of being given a fish everyday. In short, we have to teach them how to be independent learners.

Summer School for Teachers While we all know there is no such thing as having a "summer off" as a teacher, the summer does afford us the time to do some exploring. I wanted to share some things with you that I think are worth exploring while school is out. 1) If This Then That I just recently learned about this tool and cannot believe I've lived without it for this long. ITTT is a simple web-based program that allows the user to create recipes of actions. For example, I set up a recipe that will send a tweet that I "favorite" into a designated notebook in my Evernote account. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University

10 Important Google URLs That Every Google User Should Know Which websites and apps have background access to my Google account? What does Google know about me? Where can I see all the ads that I’ve clicked on Google search? 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways.

Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions. They are all under Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike, so feel free to adapt them and use them as you see fit! Just please link back to this page.

MIT Video - More Than 10,000 Educational Videos Last night I stumbled upon this video of David Breashears presenting at the Cambridge Science Festival. The video is hosted by MIT Video which I either had never seen before or had completely forgotten about (a real possibility after 6500+ blog posts). MIT Video is a giant collection of more than 10,000 educational videos organized into more than 150 channels. The largest channel is the Open Courseware channel that contains more than 2,300 lectures from MIT's open courses.

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