GUIDA - Google Apps for Education – Animatori Digitali - Portale di informazione degli ADAnimatori Digitali – Portale di informazione degli AD Le Google Apps for Education sono una suite di applicazioni cloud che permettono di collaborare all’interno di una istituzione in maniera molto efficace. Ogni scuola può ottenere le Google Apps for Education essendo queste totalmente gratuite. Per ottenere le Google Apps for education è necessario avere: Un dominio internet qualsiasi;Un numero di telefono;Un indirizzo email; Si comincia da qui compilando un form che richiede di inserire i dati dell’istituto e dell’amministratore delle G Apps. Pannello di controllo delle G Apps for Education Le G Apps for Education sono pensate sia per l’amministrazione scolastica sia per il rapporto didattico studente e allievo. Cosa forniscono effettivamente le G Apps? Ogni account riceve una casella di posta elettronica, 30 GB per la condivisione di file su Google Drive, e l’accesso a tutti gli applicativi Google classici (leggi l’articolo Orientarsi nel cloud di Google per saperne di più) con in più un’applicazione specifica per la scuola: Classroom.
5 Ways Google Tools Can Make Education More Exciting Google’s no stranger to the education space. Teachers have been benefiting from the tools they create for years. Every time Google adds a new product or tool to their offerings, teachers get to work figuring out creative ways their students can benefit from it. Whether or not you’ve been using Google tools in your classroom for years or are just now starting to consider their potential, a little inspiration never hurts. If you want to break outside of some of the obvious uses and give your students something fun and exciting to work on with Google, one of these ideas could do the trick. Assign Students Expert Interviews with Google Hangouts Several educators have used Google Hangouts to bring famous people and politicians into the classroom for lectures or discussions. Have them each identify an expert or professional on the subject of their choice and set up an interview with them over Google Hangouts. After their interview, have students write up a recap of what they learned from it.
Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution March 30, 2014 Looking for some ideas on how to integrate technology in your instruction? Dr. Kimberly Tyson from Learning Unlimited has these excellent tips to share with you. While the web tools Dr Kimberly suggested serve the purpose pretty well, however, based on my long experience with reviewing education tools, I picked some more titles to add to her visual. Tools to create individualized learning experiences for students: Tools that support classroom instructionTools that facilitate collaborationTools to help students curate content In addition to Paperli, Pinterest, Flipboard and Scoopit I would add:Tools to helps students stay organized:
Google Apps for Education. Il cloud a scuola. Riflessioni di un neo Dirigente scolastico Il mestiere del Dirigente scolastico è essenzialmente basato sulle relazioni umane. La comunicazione è la base di ogni relazione. Se non si riesce a comunicare, non si possono instaurare relazioni di alcun tipo. La realtà odierna degli Istituti Comprensivi è ormai nota ai più: si tratta di organizzazioni scolastiche complesse, che “comprendono” diverse scuole di diversi gradi, di solito limitati al primo ciclo dell’istruzione (Infanzia, Primaria, Secondaria di primo grado). Spesso le scuole sono dislocate in territori anche decisamente vasti: non è inusuale avere plessi distanti anche qualche decina di chilometri tra loro. Certo, non sono entrato in un territorio vergine: i miei predecessori avevano messo in atto una serie di modalità organizzative che naturalmente consentivano in qualche modo almeno una comunicazione di base sufficiente per i normali adempimenti. La Posta Elettronica è il centro nevralgico delle comunicazioni. La scuola deve avere un proprio dominio registrato.
The Gooru Some pretty big changes are going on at Google Gooru! The first of which was our brand new logo which we introduced yesterday (8/6), and today we're giving our newsletter subscribers and followers a sneak preview of our new website. The New Google Gooru site will launch officially tomorrow (8/8), so I wanted to give you guys a brief tour before we made the switch. We've organized all of our content into a 'mega-menu' at the top of the screen with the three main sections of the Google Apps ecosystem: Migrate, Adopt and Enhance. The Migrate section features content specifically for any organizations interested in making the switch to Google Apps. The Adopt section will look a lot like the old Google Gooru site. The Enhance section is designed for Google Apps Admins and users who want to get more out of the Google Apps experience. Another exciting development is the expansion of our Google Gooru Contributor Program.
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration | Emerging Education Technologies The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? Good quality tools that are free! And why not? This week on EmergingEdTech, we’ve put together a listing of 20 top notch free tools that are being used in schools and classrooms to collaborate and interact on assignments, projects, and other active learning efforts. These tools deliver a wide array of functionality, from communication to collaborative document editing, whiteboards, and gaming, to full Learning Management System capabilities. 1. Twiddle provides a really easy to use collaborative online whiteboard. 2. 3. 4. 5. Yammer is a private social network. 6. 7.
A Short Overview of Workflow in Google Classroom This week I wrapped up a series of workshops that I facilitated for a local school district that is transitioning to Google Apps for Education. To synthesize how everything in Google Apps for Education, particularly Google Classroom, can work together I created a short workflow list. The Google Classroom workflow list has three sections covering the workflows for homework/ long-term assignments, polls and quizzes, and posting announcements. Grab the Google Docs version of this workflow and you can print it has a handy reference guide. Workflow for homework/ long-term assignments: 1. Create your assignment descriptor/ template in Google Docs or Slides. 2. 3. 4. 5. Workflow for polls/ quizzes: 1. 1. 2. 3. Workflow for distributing announcements/ assignment reminders: 1. 2. Try Remind to send text message reminders Remind tutorials
for Education: Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. CT is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem solving across all disciplines, including math, science, and the humanities. Students who learn CT across the curriculum can begin to see a relationship between subjects as well as between school and life outside of the classroom. CT involves a number of skills, including: These skills are supported and enhanced by a number of dispositions or attitudes that include: Confidence in dealing with complexity Persistence in working with difficult problems Tolerance for ambiguity The ability to deal with open ended problems The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution See our Computational Thinking Concepts Guide for a printable version of this list, along with teaching tips for each concept.
Education Experts Top 82 EdTech Tools If you work in education, you’ll know there’s a HUGE array of applications, services, products and tools created to serve a multitude of functions in education. Tools for teaching and learning, parent-teacher communication apps, lesson planning software, home-tutoring websites, revision blogs, SEN education information, professional development qualifications and more. There are so many companies creating new products for education, though, that it can be difficult to keep up - especially with the massive volumes of planning and marking teachers have to do, never mind finding the time to actually teach! So how do you know which ones are the best? Well, as a team of people passionate about education and learning, we decided to do a bit of research to help you out. We’ve asked some of the best and brightest in education for their opinions on the hottest EdTech of 2020. Looking for a new learning management system that fits your needs? 1. Twinkl are pioneering EdTech in the classroom. 2. 3.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students Google Drive provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs.
Google for Education It’s “Wednesday Wake Up” at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS). Ms. Kofeldt’s 9th grade English students log into Tackk to review her latest prep materials for the upcoming Keystone exam. PALCS is unique because it is a public cyber charter school and each student attends class on the Internet. Ms. “In an online setting it’s tough to have the social aspect of a brick and mortar school. 50 Fab Apps for Teachers Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools bring tablets into the classroom, educators like Genia Connell are finding that apps are game changers. “I have yet to see anything in education that generates excitement and motivates students the way tablets do,” says the third-grade teacher from Leonard Elementary School in Troy, Michigan. By many accounts, some of the most powerful education apps are used for teaching reading and supporting differentiation for students with disabilities. Language Arts Storia This Scholastic e-reader app is designed just for kids. Tales2Go Tales2Go is an audiobook app that provides access to more than 2,000 titles. Super Duper StoryMaker Primary students can craft their own stories using text, images, photos, sounds, and drawings. Super Why! Grammar Jammers If you thought grammar couldn’t be fun, you’ve never tried Grammar Jammers. Math Science Music & Art
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers June 15, 2015 Below is a list of some popular Google Docs add-ons for teachers and educators. These extensions are geared towards enhancing your Google Docs productivity by enabling you to perform a wide range of functionalities that Docs alone would not be able to afford. Some of the things you can do with these add-ons include: create bibliographies and automatically format citations in different citation styles, integrate various accents into your docs, create and insert mind maps into your documents, add digital signatures to your docs, create math graphs, generate tag clouds, and draw diagrams. 1- EasyBib Bibliography Creator 'EasyBib allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. 2- Easy Accent 'This Add-on allows users to easily insert accents for different languages directly from a sidebar in their Google Doc.When you click on an accent it will insert the accent,move the cursor in front, then allow you to continue typing without re-clicking.' 3- MindMeister