A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? The Social Media Answer ☑ There's one form of writing that can arguably get someone fired, hired or forced to retire faster than any other form of writing. One form of writing is that powerful. If you guessed social media, you're right. The Social Media Myth The myth about social media in the classroom is that if you use it, kids will be Tweeting, Facebooking and Snapchatting while you're trying to teach. You don't even have to bring the most popular social media sites into your classroom. 12 Ways Teachers are Using Social Media in the Classroom Right Now Tweet or post status updates as a class. It's in the Standards Social media is here.
Doctopus How-to Google Classroom now lets teachers prep their classes in advance, add more than one teacher to class | Android Central Google will allow teachers to prep their lesson plans as drafts and add more than one teacher to a classroom in the latest set of feature additions to Classroom. Google Classroom allows teachers to spend more time with their students and less time on the paperwork, and it is now even better. Google's latest announcement brings new functionality to Google Classroom. Included in the new functionality is the ability to add more than one teacher, as well as to preparing for classes in advance as well. Additional teachers will be able to do almost everything the primary teacher can do, such as create assignments, view and grade student submissions and more. Google looks to have more updates to Classroom available for teachers before the end of the school year. Source: Google for Education
Google Forms Released Two New Interesting Features September 3, 2014 Google Forms is one of the powerful tools for creating surveys, polls, questionnaires and quizzes. Over the years, many updates have been added to Google Forms that enhanced its performance and made it ideal for classroom inclusion. The last update I covered in a previous post was about how to add images and videos to your forms. Two days ago, Google released another new update that allows users to customize the background of their forms and add new themes and headers to them. You can also now upload your own images and use them as the background of a form you create through Google Forms. 1- To add a custom theme, just create a new form and click the “Change theme” button in the toolbar. 2- Select the theme you want and click on " customize it" 3- Now click on "form background" and/or "page background" to customize the form and page of your form respectively. Watch this video to learn more about how to customize Google Forms
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers' Top Educational Chrome Apps in 2015 July 16, 2015 Over the last weekend, we spent sometime sifting through our Chrome extensions archive and curated for you the list below. We singled out the the apps that have been most popular among teachers and educators during the first six months of this year. The apps cover a range of themes from tools to enhance your productivity and help you stay focused to add-ons for annotating and editing PDFs, you will definitely find something to use in your teaching. Enjoy “Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. 2- ClassDojo “ ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. 3- Google Keep “Quickly capture what's on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family. This is another great app that you can use to create as many to-do and task lists as you want. 5- Trello 10- Socrative Teacher 13- Padlet
3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain View based company granted access to Google Classroom to a select few individuals in July. I was fortunate enough to be one of these early adopters/testers of Google Classroom, and I can honestly say that I am impressed by its simplicity, and its ability to seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, Gmail, and more in order to provide a wonderful and highly productive user experience. Overall Design & Purpose Google Classroom’s design is absolutely stunning. Paperless Classrooms Flipped Classrooms Google Classroom may be the perfect tool a teacher can use to flip a lesson or an entire class. Professional Development
Drum Roll, Please! Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, A Google Add-on for Docs | New Visions for Public Schools Classroom teachers spend most of the day chasing after students and the rest of their afternoons and evenings chasing after paper. Time and again educators lament not having personal assistants like many of their similarly-educated colleagues. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who could make your copies, distribute papers and help you with grading? Well, it turns out that there is, in the form of a Google Add-on called Doctopus. Doctopus is truly the educator’s virtual personal assistant. Goobric, the Robin to Doctopus’ Batman, is an add-on Chrome extension to the script which allows you to grade distributed assignments with a rubric, then store this assessment data in the same spreadsheet you began with. Just a couple of months ago, Google started rolling out a new version of Sheets. Apps Script lovers REJOICE! But this isn’t just a visual makeover. Aesthetics The script navigation has conveniently been moved to a right-hand panel. Streamlined Flow Organization Goobric
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Pinterest Boards Packed Full of... My blogging journey this year has been so eventful and busy. I have covered a wide range of topics from reviews of iPad apps to newest releases in the world of educational technology. The driving purpose was and will always be to help those of you working in the first lines, in the trenches teaching our kids; help them better integrate technology into education and introduce them to the recent technology needed to fulfil their endeavour. In today's post, I want to share with you some of the most popular Pinterest boards for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. 1- Free Technology for Teachers This is the most popular board among them all. 2- Educational Infographics and Posters This board features over 200 awesome educational visuals covering a wide range of concepts including : flipped classroom, Blooms taxonomy, educational social networking, to mention but a few. 3- Teacher Books In this board I share books I read and which are relevant to what I blog about in this blog.
4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast March , 2014 Looking for some powerful apps to help your kids and students type fast? The selection below features some of the most popular typing apps in Chrome app store. As usual I only picked what I think are relevant for an educational context such as the classroom. Have a look and share with your colleagues: 1- Type Scout Type Scout is a typewriter training app to improve your typing skills in a gamelike manner.Choose from 4 highly customizable games to train and improve your typing skills. 2- Typing club Master touch typing using this free game / educational program. 3- Typing Test Free online speed typing tests, find what's your WPM (words per minute) speed, improve your typing skills and practice typing. 4- Typing Tutor Typing Tutor helps you improving your typing skills by playing a simple game: characters are falling down the screen.
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. Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio. (Adapted from Philippa Butler’s “Review of the Literature on Portfolios and Eportfolios” (2006), page 2.) 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 e-portfolio is the central .and common point for the student experience.