For the purpose of offering a reliable cadre of apps that teachers can plan around instructionally, Waukesha One offers all students and staff a set of apps called the Core Apps.
In selecting these apps, the team looked for apps that integrate well with Google Apps for Education, are flexible and not content/subject specific, promote thinking and doing aimed at the highest levels of Bloom’s, are easy to use, and can output easily for publication to the world.
Book Creator fit all of those descriptors, was stable and reliable, and set the stage for teachers and students to do many different things with it once they became comfortable with the tool.
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before – and where is all that amazing work going? At my old school it was wiped off the devices at the end of the year – a heart-wrenching idea that I was personally against. This is why we need to publish student work in one place and let it serve as a home of student reflection, and a become a destination to unleash student pride and curiosity.
There are many reasons to begin the journey to digital portfolios – here are just a few.
When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with...
"In the UK and other countries there are justified fears about negative effects of various social media with students under the age of 18. On top of the distraction it provides there are more dangerous issues such as cyberbullying, privacy issues and the potential for abuse. However, there are some simple rules that can be followed to make Twitter a useful addition to a school’s and teacher’s toolset."
"For a devoted Google Drive user like myself having Google Drive on my iPad is a must. Last week I had some questions from readers about how to use Google Drive on their iPads. This weekend I put together a short guide to using Google Drive on your iPad. The guide is embedded below. I am using Scribd to host the document and you can download the guide from Scribd.http://www.scribd.com/doc/124848004/Google-Drive-for-iPad "
Are you rather sceptical about the benefits of all these new fangled business collaboration tools, such as video conferencing, document sharing and in-house, business-oriented social media platforms? Perhaps you need to revise your opinions. A study, produced by Forbes Magazine and Cisco (admittedly a major provider of collaboration technologies) strongly suggests those organisation that have really embraced these technologies are reaping significant benefits - and not just internal efficiency gains.
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Ginger Hunt's insight:
This is a great app for elementary school students. No ads, no in-app purchases, and simple to use. Great for tracking how younger students develop their reading skills during the year- post to a digital portfolio! Or for use in World language classrooms!
Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your classroom.
Google Apps for Education is a free suite of cloud-based tools created by Google to use in your classroom. You probably knew that part, and likely have a vague awareness of what’s available (Google Drive, Google Form, etc.) But Sylvia Duckworth has gone a step further, giving you an extended metaphor (a train), a graphic (with color), and a brief description of each “stop” of the Google Apps for Education train.
How do you look for educational videos for your classroom? I guess most of us just Google with the keyword and do little research to find out the appropriate video. However, your work will become little easier if you know some of the amazing YouTube channels.
Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
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