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6 Google Doc Hacks to Boost Your Productivity

It's one of the most widely used business tools, but it isn't always easy to use. Here are some hacks for Google Docs that can save you time and energy.<p>When you run a small business, there's never enough time in the day. Your task list is as long as a shopping receipt, and it seems to stay the same …

Small Business

How to Automatically Issue Certificates When Students Pass a Quiz

This is the time of year when a lot of teachers, principals, and coaches will be creating and issuing various certificates to students. Both Google …

Education Technology

How to manage Apple devices in K-12 schools: 5 tips

Apple devices offer a number of benefits for school IT admins. Here are tips for IT administrators on deploying and maintaining the …

Education Technology

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Education Technology

A Spreadsheet Can Do That?

Think a spreadsheet can only be used to analyze data and create charts and graphs? Think again. Explore different ways a spreadsheet can be used for …

Education Technology

iPad vs. Chromebook: Which is the real apple for the teacher?

I spent some time with Apple's latest iPad and iWork suite. Then, to get some perspective, I thought it might be good to take a look at a Chromebook …

3 New Google Slides Features Teachers Should Know about

Google Slides has recently added a number of onteresting features that will make it super easy for you to create, edit, and share presentations. Here …

Education Technology

The pros and cons of BYOD

BYOD (or bring your own devices) has been championed by some independent schools, safe in the knowledge that their pupils are likely to have the …

Education Technology

'We must equip teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to be confident and effective users of ed tech'

Last summer, a report was published into how ed tech was viewed in the classroom.<p>The study, by BESA, found that teachers were the most valued source …

How to manage Google devices in K-12 schools: 5 tips

Chromebooks dominate the edtech landscape. Here are tips for IT administrators on deploying and maintaining the devices.<p>Google devices dominate the …

As Apple and Google fight for edtech dominance, the industry is still failing kids and teachers

Edtech is big business. Investors staked around $8.15 billion in educational technology in 2017, and Forbes predicts this will expand to $9.5 billion …

File Make a Copy

Copy Google Apps An essential skill for G Suite users is knowing how to make a copy of a file. When using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings …

Apps

Making The Grade: Where the iPad still excels over Chromebooks regardless of price

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …

4 Tech Integration Tips for New Teachers

Christine,<p>A few weeks back you shared a post on 4 Reasons for Technology Integration and I wanted to take time today to chat a bit about tech in our …

How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad

Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy.<p>With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to …

iOS 11.3: Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances | ZDNet

Does your iPhone need a new battery?<p>Is your iPhone running slow? Is performance being throttled by iOS to prevent it from crashing? Would a new …

App Store

Five Reasons iPads Should NOT Be In Classrooms

There is growing backlash against iPads in the classroom, as there remains no evidence that they help learning, and some experts even argue they …

Education Technology

Technology isn’t just helping children read stories, it can also make them active storytellers

An exciting array of online tools can help children make up and share their own stories.<p>Ramu and his friends sit huddled together around a computer …

Can education technology shape the future of learning?

Price: $TBA• Yesterday, students around the USA rallied together for #WalkoutWednesday — they walked out of school to honor the victims of the recent …

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

'Ed tech opens up amazing opportunities – but it will never replace a great teacher'

If a teacher from the Victorian age, with their academic gown and mortarboard, were able to step into the classroom of 2018, they would find some …

A Year of Disruption? 7 Education Trends for 2018

Like few other professions, educators have always been experimenters. That’s not going away in 2018; if anything, it’s accelerating.<p>Socrates taught …

Education Technology

Google Classroom Video Guide by Alice Keeler

How to Use Google Classroom by Alice Keeler If you are new to Google Classroom or are looking for some things you didn’t know about Google Classroom …

Education Technology

Google Forms: Link to Next Activity

Use the Confirmation Text in Google Forms What do students do AFTER they complete the Google Form? Take advantage of the confirmation text to direct …

Let's Make the Most of Teachers' Time Together

<b>By Stephanie Hirsh</b><p>Research has shown that effective collaboration results in higher levels of learning and performance by educators and students. Yet …

How To Create Pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

This video will show you how to add and adjust shapes in Google Drawings<br>TOPICS<br>1. Fill Color<br>2. Line Color<br>3. Line Weight<br>4. Copying Shapes<br>5. Rotating …

Google Drive

How To: Will Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Actually Speed Up Your iPhone? Check Here

Apple has been in hot water ever since the news that the company slows down iPhones with older batteries. The iPhone maker is now in damage control, …

10 Ways that Schools Get Edtech Integration Wrong | James Rolle: Ed, Tech, & the Combo

<b>Technology integration is all the rage now, as it should be. Unfortunately, most schools are getting it wrong. Here’s why:</b><p><b>Under the auspices of the</b> …

What Your Edtech Product Needs to Get a Gold Star From Educators

Don't make the "build it and they will come" mistake with teachers. Without a proven product that fulfills a need of theirs or their students, any attempts to sell to teachers will tank.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For education technology entrepreneurs, things are …

Seven steps to make staff wellbeing surveys actually useful

Do you know if your staff are happy? Many a headteacher will say “yes”, but how sure are they, really?<p>Push them, and they will point to a staff …

Employee Engagement