Google Docs: Which Workflow Works for You? On Twitter this week I was asked how I manage Google docs with so many students. I realized there are several different answers to this question. I wanted to share a few different workflow options for managing Google documents when you go paperless with your students. #1 Students Create & Share Docs The first option is having your students create a document for each assignment and share that document with you. 1. 2. 3. Caution: If students share their Google documents with you before naming it properly, they will appear on your inbox as an “Untitled document.” 4. 5. Benefits: This mirrors the way most Google documents are shared in life beyond the classroom. Challenges: You need to create labels in your Gmail to organize the email notifications that are sent to you each time a student shares a document. #2 gClassFolders gClassFolders is a script that can be installed on a Google spreadsheet to create shared folders for your students. #3 Students Submit Their Documents Via a Google Form 1.
50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of them for free. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. For those who prefer to draw, there’s Make It Share It. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
The 36 best tools for data visualization | Web design It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. Get Adobe Creative Cloud One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. As author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless said in his TED talk: "By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea.
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation 10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation by Terry Heick For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away. I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. Curriculum maps are helpful little documents that standardize learning. The problem is, now more than ever, critical knowledge is changing. In the presence of Google, predictive search, digital communities, social media, Quora, adaptive apps, and other technology, information is less scarce than it has ever been in human history. There is a subreddit for transhumanism. That’s pretty incredible. There’s also one for education, science, the future, the past, self-directed learning, teaching, books, technology, and almost any other topic you can think of. The age of knowing is slowing giving way to an age of data navigation, and what students need help with should be adjusted accordingly–even if in ways other than the ideas below. 1. 2.
Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 100 Amazing How-To Sites To Teach Yourself Anything - Rated Colleges - StumbleUpon Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology Math S.O.S. Science Creativity
Google Hangout Resources for Teachers Home / Google Hangout Resources for Teachers Feb11 By Matt Gomez Google Hangout Resources for Teachers Category: Collaboration, Creativity, Digital Citizenship, Global Classroom, Google, Google Docs, Tech, Video, Websites 1 Comment EduHangout Website (ideas for class and teachers) by @catlett1 Tutorial for Google Hangout on Air- by @iPadSammy Cybrary Man’s Google Hangout Page- by @cybraryman1 Google Hangout Tip Sheet by @MsMagiera and @gglibrarian Google Hangout Guide for Teachers- by Lee Summit R-7 District How Educators and School Can Make the Most Out of Google Hangouts via Edutopia by @mbteach Ultimate Guide to Google Hangouts by @MartinSherv Google+ for Schools by @ericcurts Connecting Beyond the Classroom Examples by @wkrakower 6 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Hangouts You May Also Like: Share this: Like this: Like Loading... One Response to Google Hangout Resources for Teachers Janet says: April 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm Reply Leave a Reply
Free QR Code Generator | Visualead Free Pictures - Wylio.com How To Use Google Voice In Education Education is about communication, but few educators are willing to hand out their personal mobile number. With Google Voice you don’t have to. When you go to Google.com/voice you can set up a new number with Google. It will ask you for a forwarding number. This must be an actual landline or mobile number in the US. With Google voice, incoming calls can forward to multiple numbers; say ring your home phone and mobile phone at the same time. As a teacher, I love that my students can call or text me anytime, and I will see their messages in my Gmail. On the voicemail side I love that I can record multiple outgoing voicemail messages and save them to switch between them later. I’ve even used Google Voice as an assignment. How To Do It Teacher Confession: I didn’t listen to all of the messages in full. Google Voice lets you communicate with your students and their parents in ways that are convenient for everyone.
Excellent Chart Featuring Useful Web Tools for The Under 13s Several of the web tools available online have restriction for the under 13 years old. This is really frustrating because students in primary schools are therefore restricted from using digital media in their learning. There are, however, a select few of web platforms that support this age category and provides access to the under 13 but still some of these tools require parental permission. Mark from Mr G Online has done a wonderful work by compiling a variety of web tools that are kids friendly. Please make sure before you use any of the web tools mentioned below that you check their terms of service together with their FAQ page because TOS agreements are constantly changing and chances that some of the web tools included in the chart below might have their TOS changed to restrict the under 13 is possible. I invite you to read the original article of Mark from which this chart is taken.