Share ideas that matter on the social web and experience
the benefits of curating the world's best content.
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
The Internet contains all sorts of web design inspiration. Reviewing the design work of others comes in handy if you are redesigning a site, or launching a new one.
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
This page features innovative uses of online collaboration tools (OCTs) for teaching and course management. You can browse the full list or use the search criteria to find the examples most relevant to you. Click on any title for a full description or use the Links to watch short videos of faculty describing their teaching strategies and see examples. For a summary of practical recommendations for effectively implementing OCTs in one's teaching, see CRLT's Occasional Paper No. 31: Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement.
Here's a database of research articles and videos curated by the University of Michigan about learning and teaching. Lots of thought about Google Apps. Solid resource!
Step by step instructions on how to set up your class folders using Google Apps.
Google Apps is one of the powerful digital toolkit for teachers. It is packed with all kinds of apps you can use both in your teaching and for your professional growth . Think about services such as Gmail, Google Docs, Presentations, Forms, Google Calendar, Google Education, and the list goes on and on. Most of these tools are free and are part and parcel of our digital being. I am personally a huge fan of Google services and I use almost all of them including Google Code.I have been writing a lot of tutorials on each of these tools and I will still keep you updated about any new releases in this regard. Just keep in mind that I am just a teacher like you, I have no affiliation with Google and I am not paid to write about its services here, the only things that drives me to cover Google services in my posts are their practical productivity and relevance, their powerful free features, their awesome user experience, and the level of security they provide its users.
Use Google Forms to gather and organize student responses.
Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.
Learn more about Google Docs Spreadsheets in our newest tutorial...We are excited to announce the launch of our second Google Docs tutorial, Google Docs Spreadsheets, which covers Google’s Spreadsheets application for storing and organizing data. The tutorial also includes lessons from our Google Drive and Docs topic in order to provide learners with the basic foundations they need for using Google Docs.
“Effective use of any tool is most typically the result of how it is used, not the fact that it is used. Procedural and logistical aspects should be part of planning for use of a tool such as Hangouts. For example, it’s common knowledge that in-person meetings and small group activities are more likely to be effective when facilitated and driven by purpose. The same principle applies to video conferencing.”
Using Google Apps For Education can be a daunting move for any school. Here are the 5 biggest fears and our 5 reasons to disregard them.
For a while now, Gmail users have been able to choose between various themes to personalize their inboxes.
Starting today, you will be able to add even more of a personal touch to Gmail, as Google now allows you to set your own background images in Gmail.
With more and more of the world's content online, it is critical that students understand how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to their task. We've created a series of lessons to help you guide your students to use search meaningfully in their schoolwork and beyond.
Google is rolling out some in-depth tutorials on their products.
Google Forms are a great way of creating surveys to share data in the classroom. This video shows you how to add questions, change the theme of the survey and embed the form into a blog page. It also shows how to summarise the results too.
Screencast to demonstrate how to use Flubaroo script in Google Forms to automatically assess your online tests / quizzes in class...
Google Forms is a great free service by Google and that has a huge potential in education. Google Forms is very easy to use and does not require any advanced technology skills to run it. It is automatically built in Google Docs meaning it is completely web-based and does not require any software download. Anyway you can check this simple guide if you are not yet familiar with Google Docs .
Google's K12 Guide to Going Google contains six very detailed sections on deployment of Google Apps for Edu. The guide covers technical integration, outreach, professional development, promotion, launch, and staying up to date. There are step-by-step plans outlined in the technical integration, outreach, and professional development sections.
Did you know that in 2011, Google Apps released 100+ new updates? With so many new updates how to keep does one keep up with all the new releases and updates? Try Ask Google Guru where you can find Google Apps Training Videos by topic, by level (beginner, intermediate, Gooru), and Migration Guides.
Over the last two weeks I've had five occasions to work with teachers to either develop new websites or improve existing websites in Google Sites. Over the course of these workshops I've found that there are five ways that Google Sites are commonly being used in schools.
The rest of this week I will be running workshops on Google Docs and Google Sites with Kern Kelley and Alice Barr as a part of Google Apps Bootcamp NH. For the Google Docs section I will be using my guide to Google Drive and Docs for Teachers. For the Google Sites section I will be using a brand new guide to Google Sites for Teachers. Google Sites for Teachers was designed as a guide for new users of Google Sites. I have designs for expanding it to include more advanced features in the future. You can view the 47 page guide as embedded below.