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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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There are some great tips here for using Google Apps in your classroom. For example:  #13. Mystery Hangouts. Using Hangouts – Google’s video chat service — classes from different parts of the country or the world can play this “guess where we are” game. 

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Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
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How to Keep Kids Safe Online

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"October is ‘Keeping Kids Safe Online Month’ in Wisconsin, a time to highlight the need of responsible internet practices for kids. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released a new website around internet safety to kick off the month-long awareness campaign."

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25 Chatty Class Classroom Management Strategies for Overly Talkative Students

25 Chatty Class Classroom Management Strategies for Overly Talkative Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are some simple but effective classroom management strategies for taming talkative students and getting that side chatter under control!" Thanks to Andrea Leggett for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Classroom Management group. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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Why September babies may have an advantage in school

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"Kids who are older when starting school have better test scores and are more likely to go to college, according to a new report."

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Coding, Robotics, Makerspaces Poised to Grow in Schools, Report Says

Coding, Robotics, Makerspaces Poised to Grow in Schools, Report Says | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Researchers consulted 61 education and technology experts to forecast the five-year impact of emerging technologies in K-12 schools."

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Around The World, Girls Are Taught The Same Limiting Lesson

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"A groundbreaking new study reveals that harmful gender stereotypes are drilled into kids, from the U.S. to India to Egypt, at a heartbreakingly young age."

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Making the Grade: Teacher adds ‘Dress for Success’ to curriculum

Making the Grade: Teacher adds ‘Dress for Success’ to curriculum | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Every Wednesday, the sixth, seventh and eighth graders in this school’s business education computer science classes practice what employers call a 'soft skill'” dressing for success."

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Federal E-Rate Program Dramatically Expands High-Speed Internet Access for Schools

Federal E-Rate Program Dramatically Expands High-Speed Internet Access for Schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In four years, number of students with access to high-speed internet has increased tenfold."

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Why today's teens are growing up more slowly than they used to

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"They're often postponing traditional milestones to independence, new research suggests."

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Wisconsin's Schools Seek to Shorten the Workforce Pipeline

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"Employers seeking more qualified workers are encouraging more career-based learning opportunities in schools."

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Texting, Personalization, Free Computers for All: New Report Tells Where Ed Tech Works — and Fails

Texting, Personalization, Free Computers for All: New Report Tells Where Ed Tech Works — and Fails | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When it comes to finding education technology that works, it’s not always the most expensive interventions that lead to the best academic outcomes, reports the National Bureau of Economic Research in a new review of rigorous studies of education technology."

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32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area

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"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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Teachable Moments on School Bullying

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"Focus on the positive objective of embracing civility, rather than preventing bullying. Launch a 'Kindness Campaign' to encourage respect."

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What I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher

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"Always work from the heart. If your actions and words emerge from the heart, you can’t make too many mistakes. Let yourself love your students; don’t be afraid of falling in love with them. That’s the path to take as a new teacher. Get to know them, indulge your curiosity, spend time learning about who they are as human beings—the rest will follow."

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9 Great Movies for the Middle School Classroom

9 Great Movies for the Middle School Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"If you want to get kids' attention, show them how an issue affects real people. From bullying to STEM to autism, the topics tackled in documentary movies can open kids' eyes and encourage discussion. And when they're shown as part of a lesson, teachers can help students understand and analyze what they've seen." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Middle School Strategies group. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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New Documentary Explores the Digital Divide

New Documentary Explores the Digital Divide | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, who has covered addiction, nuclear radiation and the politics of the Mexican border fence, among other social issues, explores this persistent technology gap in her latest film, "Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America." Financed by Verizon, the documentary digs into the funding inequities that contribute to the digital divide as well as efforts, both public and private, to close it. The film premieres at 10 p.m. September 26 on the National Geographic channel. It will also air on PBS stations around the country this fall." Thanks to Elizabeth Lovett for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 3-5 group. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick."

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Andres Gomez's curator insight, September 21, 11:28 AM
Our brainns are involve in different situations where we need to work or train it. It is important to understand why the brain forget information and what are the principals activities to avoid this problem. In terms of education is essential to practice with the students with many different exercises.
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How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks."

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Howard-Suamico School District combats substitute teacher shortage

Howard-Suamico School District combats substitute teacher shortage | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"As a statewide substitute shortage is felt in Northeast Wisconsin, one district tries to combat the problem."

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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media

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"A primer for ensuring that students’ personal information remains confidential on social media."

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Some High Schools Want To Ditch A-To-F Grading System

Some High Schools Want To Ditch A-To-F Grading System | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Some San Francisco Bay Area private high school administrators think letter grades A through F are outdated, and think there is a better way to evaluate students."

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50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students."

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Helping Students Be Successful With Homework

Helping Students Be Successful With Homework | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Some assignments do—in fact—help students work towards learning goals, while others actually impede learning and/or create conflict at home. With that in mind, here are a few key considerations for teachers."

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The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time

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"The one classroom management tip that works every time? Build relationships. Make every effort to get to know your students – especially on their ‘turf’ and in non-academic ways. What are they interested in? What do they love?"

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The EdTech Eleven: This Month's Must-Know Tools

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"Things move fast in the edtech world, and we hear all the time from teachers how hard it can be to keep up. This is why the Common Sense website created the EdTech Eleven, a monthly list of noteworthy tools generating buzz in the edtech world. While these aren't recommendations or ratings, what you'll find on the EdTech Eleven is a quick and current list of trending tools you might want to check out." Thanks to Melanie Ruiz for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Digital Tools & Learning 3-5 group. Not signed up for NEA edCommunities yet? Create an account now so you can participate in conversations and explore all the professional resources NEA edCommunities has to offer!

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The NY Times Tackled Teachers and Ed Tech. Social Media Responded.

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"Technology companies courting influential teachers to promote their products has raised ethics concerns - and the practice has attracted critical media attention."

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