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Google unveils Classroom, a tool designed to help teachers

Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and communicate with their students.<p>Dubbed Classroom, the free tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework paperlessly, …

An Introduction to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a platform for communicating and collaborating using Google Apps for Education. Unlike other platforms, Classroom focuses on …

Education 101: Google Chromebooks Multiply in U.S. Classrooms

Google, Microsoft and Apple have been competing for years in the very lucrative education technology market. For the first time, Google has taken a huge lead over its rivals.<p>Chromebooks now make up more than half of all devices in U.S. classrooms, up from less than 1 percent in 2012, according to a …

15 Classroom Holiday Party Ideas To Help You Ring In Winter Break

Ain't no party like a K-5 party cuz a K-5 party has crafts.<p>The end of first semester can be hectic for teachers, with students turning in final projects in a series of never ending deadlines. With all that grading and lesson planning, a holiday party can be the last thing on teachers' …

Half of all classroom computers are now Chromebooks

If you think no one uses Google Chromebooks, you don’t clearly spend a lot of time in K-12 schools.<p>CNBC is reporting that Chromebooks make up over …

Chromebooks win education as Google takes over from Apple & Microsoft in classrooms

Chromebooks have emerged as the clear leader in the classroom, reports <i>CNBC</i>, leaving former market leader Apple for dust.<p>Chromebooks now make up more than half of all devices in U.S. classrooms, up from less than 1 percent in 2012, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting […]Google’s …

School Districts

Beyond Growth Mindset: Creating Classroom Opportunities for Meaningful Struggle

First Person<p>Growing interest in teaching "grit" or "growth mindset" is a hopeful sign. It reflects an increasing awareness that richer, deeper …

Pedagogy

Overcoming 3 Dilemmas of the "Digital Classroom"

I don't know about you, but when I was in grade school I completed all of my assignments by hand. I remember sitting around a large table with my other classmates, reading sentences out loud, or solving math problems and writing our answers down on a piece of wide-ruled notebook paper with a No. 2 …

Teachers Feel Declining Classroom Independence, Fed Data Shows

Across the board, teachers report feeling less in control of many aspects of day-to-day teaching.

Teaching

Teacher shortage 'becoming a classroom crisis'

<b>"The word 'crisis' is not an exaggeration," says Brian Lightman, leader of the ASCL head teachers' union.</b><p>Mr Lightman, not usually given to scaremongering, is warning about the shortage of that most vital ingredient in a school - the teachers.<p>Schools cannot recruit the teachers they need - and for …

Public Sector