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Google Field Trip offers quirky tips about surroundings - Computerworld

Google Field Trip offers quirky tips about surroundings - Computerworld | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Google Field Trip offers quirky tips about surroundingsComputerworldWatch my exploration and see the app in a video on YouTube. "Field Trip provides contextual awareness," said Archit Bhargava, a product manager with Google.
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Google's $149 Photo Editing Tool Is Now Free

Google's $149 Photo Editing Tool Is Now Free | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] | Shake Up Learning

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] | Shake Up Learning | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
  PinterestHelp Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep! Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help teachers and students create and share notes, lists, and reminders. There are so many possibilities that I decided to put together this post and infographic with ideas for how Google Keep can …

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9 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks

9 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I wrote a post in which I shared eight good tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. The danger with making lists like that one is that I'm bound to forget something. In this case, I forgot to mention My Simpleshow which I started using last summer. (Disclosure: My Simpleshow started advertising on this blog a couple of months ago).

My Simpleshow is a free tool for creating Common Craft style explanatory videos. The best aspect of My Simpleshow is the emphasis that the developers have placed on storyline planing and development. As is demonstrated in my tutorial below, students have to write a script on My Simpleshow before they can begin to use the video editing tools.

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Important Guidelines to Help You make The Best of Google Maps in Your Teaching via Educators' Technology

Important Guidelines to Help You make The Best of Google Maps in Your Teaching via Educators' Technology | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
G Suite has recently released two features that allow teachers to meet these criteria and maximize their instructional time: Google Cast for Education and Screencastify.

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Google Tone : A Practical Tool for Broadcasting Web Content to Multiple Computers

Google Tone : A Practical Tool for  Broadcasting Web Content to Multiple Computers | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
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Google for Education: Content without boundaries - creative apps for chromebooks and more!

Google for Education: Content without boundaries - creative apps for chromebooks and more! | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Whether learning to code or recording podcasts, creating video documentaries or making animated stories, students use Chromebooks to gain skills of the future.

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How to use the New Google Sites - Tutorial 2016

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Excellent, fast-paced tutorial on using the NEW Google Sites. About 18 minutes. You'll want to watch this one more than once cuz it goes really fast. This video has the most views of any that I came across.


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Introducing Google Trips

Introducing Google Trips | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Whether you’re juggling work, school, family, or just the demands of daily life, everyone needs a little break and a new adventur

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14 Web Based Video Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

14 Web Based Video Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Engaging students has become increasingly difficult as technology has continued to shape our culture.  Overheads, DVDs, and lecturing just don’t cut it.  This is a generation of students growing up with YouTube, Vimeo, and Khan Academy to name a few.  So many creative, eye grabbing, funny videos to choose from, and all of them are available on a device that fits in their pocket.  

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Google Released A New Educational Tool to Wirelessly Share Computer Screens in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Educational Tool to Wirelessly Share Computer Screens in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it

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Here Is A Good App to Wirelessly Mirror Your Chromebook to Any Computer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is A Good App to Wirelessly Mirror Your Chromebook to Any Computer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it

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Tool Review: Head Over Heels in Love with Screencastify | CTQ

In many ways, Screencastify does the same things that YouTube's My Webcam, Screenr and Screencast-o-Matic do.  Users can create recordings -- either directly from their webcam, of their desktop, or of tabs in their browsers.  When recording desktops or tabs, users can also embed their webcam in the bottom right corner of their video -- allowing viewers to see both the desktop AND the presenter at the same time.  

 

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Two Free Self-paced Courses to Help You Improve Your Google Search Skills

Two Free Self-paced Courses to Help You Improve Your Google Search Skills | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
A few days ago, we shared with you this handy infographic featuring 12 important tips to help you refine your Google searches and get precise search results. Today, we are introducing you to these equally important resources shared by Google Inside Search. These are free self-paced courses to help you develop and improve your Google search skills. You will get to learn ‘tips and tricks to become a fast and effective fact-finder with Power Searching with Google, deepen your understanding of solving complex research problems using advanced Google search techniques with Advanced Power Searching with Google, and join  a growing global community of Power Searchers.’

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New time saving feature in Google Docs - Convert text to all CAPS and more in Google Docs

New time saving feature in Google Docs - Convert text to all CAPS and more in Google Docs | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Capitalizing a large portion of text or an especially long title can be a pain. Doing the opposite—converting capital letters t

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Hipster Google - 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Hipster Google - 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
21 lesser known Google tools and how they can be used for teaching and learning.

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12 of The Best Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Games

12 of The Best Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Games | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
As we have stated elsewhere, 'designing learning games is a great way to develop students analytic thinking and foster self-expression. It is also an effective way to introduce students to basic coding and programming concepts and help them cultivate 21st century learning skills.'  Given the importance of game-based learning in our students cognitive development we have curated for you this list featuring some of the best websites you can use with your students and kids to design challenging educational games. Utilizing these tools will enable you to create personalized games that suit your own teaching and learning context. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list.

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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
This is a little cheating as some of these features are new so you could not have known!! Google Slides is one of my favorites. I use it to have students GIVE ME information rather than get information. Truly transformative for teaching.

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From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding - MindShift

From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding - MindShift | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
It’s clear coding and computer science have become key priorities in K-12 education. From Code.org’s massive round of funding and the formulation of the Computer Science Coalition to President Obama’s Computer Science For All initiative to big school districts, like the San Francisco Unified School District, building K-12 computer science curriculum – there’s indications that this is more than a passing fad.

Many educators are excited about the opportunities coding and computer science offer students, but with these new curricular priorities come the major practical, pedagogical challenges of building a scope and sequence and then transforming it into units and lessons (not to mention, you know, teaching). Given the problems computer science has had meeting the needs of all students — especially early on — there’s some tough challenges ahead for school leaders and educators to make sure computer science for all doesn’t fall flat.

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NEW Google Sites 2016 for Educators

Published on Nov 20, 2016
The new Google Sites is Brilliant and full of Material Design. Join us in this video on the Educators guide to Google Sites and how your students can use it to create good looking and professional websites and online portfolios in less than ten minutes.

 

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Another starter video, this one's about 8 minutes and is very good for absolute beginners with the NEW Sites.


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How to Insert Columns Into Google Docs

How to Insert Columns Into Google Docs | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google announced a change to the way in which search works in Google Drive. Buried at the bottom of that announcement was

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The best Chromebook tips and tricks Stuff

The best Chromebook tips and tricks Stuff | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about squeezing the most out of your GoogleBook

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Innovate My School - The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

Innovate My School - The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas and methods from some of the leading teachers and educators.

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3 Great Digital Whiteboard Apps for Chromebook Users via @medkh9

3 Great Digital Whiteboard Apps for Chromebook Users via @medkh9 | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it

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Educational Technology Guy: Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy: Apps for Touchscreen Chromebooks | Chromebooks at School | Scoop.it

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