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100 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Educator

100 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Educator
We all know that Google offers a great search program, and you might even use other apps like Gmail or Google Calendar, but have you realized what Google has to offer for online colleges educators and students? Using Sites, Google Earth, Wave, and more, you can turn your classroom into a place where you can share, collaborate, and publish on the world wide web. Read on to find out how you can put Google to work for your class. General These are just some of the advantages that Google apps have to offer for educators. Collaboration Here’s how Google will help your students, other teachers, and more collaborate and share with each other. News Google News has great applications in the classroom. Stay on top of current events: Your students can use Google News to find the top news stories.Get alerts: Set up alerts for Google News to find updates on what you’re studying in the classroom. Search These are a few of the ways Google’s Search can be put to good use. Communication Organization Maps

Screencasting Software - ScreenFlow Overview - Telestream Record Anything. With ScreenFlow you can record any part of your monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio device and your computer audio. Edit Everything. Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher Email Newsletter Sign-Up And Site Blog Information Sign-Up for Email Updates From My Blog! This website is frequently updated so I have a daily blog where I highlight "Websites of The Day." You can sign-up to receive free email updates from my blog by going there and clicking on the "Feedz By Email" button. You can also sign up for the RSS feed from my blog (Click here to show you how). 6 Ways To Make Online Education More Inviting The most popular complaints about online learning are lack of engagement, slow response time from the instructor, and a loss of the sense of community. Imagine that it’s your first day of school. You’re walking down a hallway with no signs or room numbers. You don’t know who your teacher is, who your fellow classmates are, and no one will help you find your class. Are you really concerned about learning algebra at this point? Anxiety is the enemy of learning.

PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Competencies Return to the EVO Call for Participation PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning Competencies In recent years there has been a new array of learning management systems (LMS). Tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and social bookmarking have created a significant shift in the educational experience. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) enable learners to have greater control over their own learning experience. This session will take a look at the current situation by clarifying the concepts of personal learning environments and networks (PLNs). Building Feedly A few users have asked us about “how to best use feedly”. Here are a set of steps/concepts which will help you optimize your feedly experience. For questions/support, you can reach us on: Other tutorials around the web Comment bien demarrer avec feedly?

andykirk.eLearning January 11 EtherPad - real-time collaboration tool. First there was Etherpad . Then Google bought the software and released it as Open Source. There are now a wide range of sites running EtherPad, so it really is your choice which one to use. Whichever you settle on it provides a great tool for instant collaboration, group activities and brainstorming, with a group of learners or work colleagues.

Quick and Easy IF Formulas for Grading Google Forms I recently led a Google Docs session at Whittier Christian High School and was asked to provide a quick demo video illustrating the way I used formulas (and in particular the IF formula) to grade a quiz made using a Google Form. Apparently my explanation plays well face-to-face but considerably less well from memory. ;) For this video I cut right to the chase and did my best to explain the IF formula for beginners… while keeping under a 5 minute time limit. I hope it’s helpful for you and your colleagues and I hope you’ll let me know what you think. Incidentally, there was a minor error in one of my formulas at the end, but I fixed it live rather than record (yet another) take.

Engaging Students Before They Drop Out Written by Mark Brumley According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 8 percent of students drop out of high school each year. The number is higher for African-American, Hispanic and American Indian students. While there are many reasons students drop out of school, the majority of them cite disinterest and a lack of real-life learning as one of the reasons for dropping out. Incorporating technology in your teaching can help combat the dropout rate by helping material become more interesting and relevant.

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