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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education
Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away. Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . I have updated this post and also held a free webinar talking about my favorite Google Drive Add Ons. I’ve updated this post originally written in 2014 to reflect current information. This remains one of my most popular posts to date, so I want it to be current and to remove links that no longer work. At the bottom, I include a list of all Add-Ons removed from this post and why. Want a video tutorial? Here’s a tutorial on enabling add ons. Add-On #1: Extensity The biggest issue that teachers and students often have is having too many extensions and add ons enabled. Ok, it isn’t really an add on, but it can be accessed through an add on. Then, if you want to use Google Voice typing everywhere, all you need is the Read Write Toolbar for teachers (see below.) Add On #4 Grammarly Add-On #7: Kaizena

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Using Whiteboard Animation For Training And eLearning I have been using eLearning development authoring tools to create self-paced / interactive eLearning material. Recently, I have learned the new technique to create learning material called whiteboard animation, which may be helpful for Instructional Designers or Content Developers to create more engaging learning material for the learners. When Instructional Designers choose methods for eLearning based on the analysis, this option also can play a great role for training delivery. Odin, a robot for odometry Odin, a robot for odometry Odin is a robot that estimates its own position while it moves using odometry. In order to do that it measures as precisely as possible distances travelled and orientation of displacement. Its mechanical structure is well suited for that: when travelling it rolls on four parallel wheel so it is able to go very straight.

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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers. Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world. One thing stood out to me: there were a lot of repeats! Many folks who have tried the flipped classroom model or are currently deploying it have leveraged a lot of the same web tools. Nearly all are free and most are actually tools you’re probably already using.

Employers Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives Andreas Levers/Flickr Business leaders and economic thinkers are worried that today’s students aren’t leaving school with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace. Representatives from tech companies and hiring experts are looking for applicants who show individuality, confidence in their abilities, ability to identify and communicate their strengths, and who are capable of thinking on their feet. At the recent Next New World conference hosted by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, panelists addressed the question of how the American education system can better prepare students to meet the evolving challenges of the 21st century economy. Every panelist agreed that right now, the U.S. does not have a system that produces students that meet those needs.

Six Wonderful Sites to Help you Write, Speak and Sound Better I’m not a native speaker. Even though I read, write, work and I would almost dare say live and dream in English, I haven’t learned the language from birth and sometimes have moments of self-doubt. These websites I am going to share in this post have been an invaluable help. Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. FOLLOW IT! ♥Howjsay and Forvo: The world’s largest dictionaries of English Pronunciation Get started with LEGO robotics! New to LEGO robotics? The LEGO Education website offers detailed information about the different robotics kits, including the EV3, and provides support to help you get started. If you need help choosing a kit, Which LEGO kit? gives brief descriptions of the kits and suggestions for their use. When you’re ready, please come back to this site for inspiration and support.

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10 Engaging Games for Summer Learning For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring games for summer learning. Anything remotely school related is a total summer-break bummer. But that doesn't mean the learning has to stop. Kids are sure to become engrossed in these great at-home games that are also teacher approved. To see the rating of each app, game, or website, visit the Top-Picks List, Ultra-absorbing Games for Undercover Summer Learning. Summer School The Locomorph summer school was hosted in Denmark from 23-27 August at The University of Southern Denmark. We had 27 participating students from 17 different countries. The majority of the students were Ph.D. students, however, a few MSc students and a Post. Doc also attended.

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