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This week long online conference is completely delivered by students for students (and adults too). Archived turorials will be presented throughout the week from all over the globe. Be sure to check back soon and learn something new from the world's best and brightest students. Organized by Team Aquarius #GTAUK2014
Team Aquarius Google Teacher Academy London, UK 2014
Check back during the week after Easter, April 6th - 10th, to see some amazing presentations from students all over the world.
March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8, is also a part of the celebration each year. For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to dig deeper into women's contributions, struggles, and triumphs throughout history.
Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.
It's that time of year. Time for cold, snowy weather and that brings snow days too. Today a lot of us have a snow day so why not create something new.
I have a new favorite that I have been having a lot of fun with lately. It is calledExplee!
The idea of personalized learning is seductive – it implies moving away from the industrialized form of education that pumps out cookie-cutter students with the same knowledge and skills. After decades of this approach, it is clear that all children don’t learn the same way and personalization seems to honor those differences. However, that term has taken on several different meanings.
A course designer shares the process that her virtual school uses to decide how to teach STEAM and the humanities.
I've been trying to use Google Docs to good effect in my ninth grade history classroom. It's a critical tool in that it lets me see the students puzzle out answers to their questions (especially with a heavy reliance of the "see revisions" function).
As more districts take advantage of social media, online surveys and more, the days of one-size-fits-all professional development are over.
Despite what Apple and Microsoft would like for us to believe, there isn't always "an app for that." Sometimes, it takes multiple tools to complete a process, and this idea becomes abundantly clear when working with mobile devices.
It’s not the “norm” today but it should be: Every K-12 classroom teacher needs access to a YouTube channel to publish student work as well as their own videos. The past two years I’ve used a classroom YouTube channel for my elementary STEM class. Video is a very powerful medium, and Google provides teachers via YouTube with (in the words of Jim Sill) unlimited, high definition, mobile-friendly video hosting for FREE.
Learning and the ArtsFilmmaking has a transformative effect, especially on kids with special needs. Studies indicate that students involved with art forms such as filmmaking do better in academics and life in general, and this experience seems to be crucial to a student's overall success.
What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc. But what if your classroom if is full of open-ended projects and you need to constantly communicate with students, parents, and the community? Google+, Google Hangouts, Remind, DIY, and maybe Trello? College-prepping seniors in high school? Need apps for struggling readers in elementary? It just depends.
New Links for Teachers
Google Science Fair: Student, ages 13 - 18, submission deadline May 19th
Teach your Monster to Read is a series of games that help children to master the key first stages of reading. Combining top quality game design with essential learning, the games complement most systematic synthetic phonics programmes. They have been designed in collaboration with leading academics from Roehampton University.
MovieStarPlanet is a social website where children and teenagers work together with their friends to create cartoons. MovieStarPlanet is a blend of Facebook and YouTube with a learning dimension added.
1. Upload an Image
2. Write a Prompt
Drag the red dot to...
3. Give this link to your students
4. Go here to see their responses
Videos people will rememberExplee is the application that allows you to create powerful and efficient animated video. Captivate your audience going straight to the point.
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New Google Links
Hello World, Code Jam is back!
For the 12th year running, Google Code Jam returns as one of the top, programming competitions in the world. The contest, which consists of intense algorithmic puzzles held over multiple online rounds culminating in an on-site final round with the top 26 contestants, was bigger than ever last year with nearly 50,000 registrants and our first-ever live streamed finals.
An interactive ABC chart full of new ways to use Google tools for education.
Are you tired of people asking you questions that they could have just as easily asked Google? Well, now you can type their question into LMGTFY and send them a link to show them how easy it is just to Google their inquiry.
The Chimpanzee Connection
Travel to Gombe National Park in Tanzania and introduce your students to the chimpanzees, at the center of Jane Goodall’s research. Each has its own personality and name, including one that we can relate to well, a young chimpanzee named “Google”. Through Street View Treks you can take your students on a behind-the-scenes tour, no passport required.
York GAFE Support Site Additions
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Google Classroom app (Android & iOS)
The Internet offers so many opportunities to explore, create and collaborate. And to make the most of the web, it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure. Whether you’re a new Internet user or an expert, the advice and tools here can help you navigate the web safely and securely.
Google has a range of tools for teaching and learning. This collection of lessons introduces what they are and how to apply them. If you are interested in completing a Basics Exam, becoming a Google Educator or applying to be a Google Education Trainer, click here.
Like most parents, I love helping my kids learn more about something they're interested in. For example, right now, I spend a lot of time on YouTube with my 3-year-old son, who loves watching videos of car washes, Super Simple Songs, and about the universe. We’re not the only ones: Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids—and yours—to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe.
"I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. These are the extensions that I use and feel are some of the best and most useful and consider a must have for all Chromebook users. Title of extension links to Google Play store. Link at end of entry is to other articles on how to use it."