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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Lerman's insight:
Another starter video, this one's about 8 minutes and is very good for absolute beginners with the NEW Sites.
Common Sense Media offers this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world. Research-based learning. Video-rich and real-world. Compliant and aligned (e-rate). Grade K-5, 6-8, 9-12.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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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