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Adult learning theory

<b>Learning and education play a fundamental role in effective patient care. Better adherence to treatment and outcomes are strongly tied to a sound</b> …

Two Great Add-ons to Use with The New Google Forms

February 18, 2016<br>Google Forms has recently been revamped. The new Google Forms is now the default option for creating forms and users will have …

Google

Google Acknowledges It Collects Student Information, but Doesn't Target Ads

Google has consistently maintained it respects student privacy.<p>Google acknowledges it collects information about students when they’re visiting Google-owned sites such as YouTube or services like Google Maps — but says it doesn’t use this personal data to target advertising.<p>The company provided …

7 Features of Google Keep for You To Teach With - Teacher Tech

Google Keep is an easy way to take quick notes, create to-do lists, or save important information. You can describe Google Keep as “digital post it …

Google Hit With A Student Privacy Complaint

Google products are growing as ubiquitous in classrooms as dry-erase markers. The most recent numbers show that more than half of classroom computers purchased for U.S. schools are low-cost Chromebooks. And 50 million students, teachers and administrators use Google Apps For Education, a group of …

2 Useful Tools to Generate QR Codes from Google Sheets

November 25, 2015<br>Google Sheets add-ons store comprises some really great extensions to use with your sheets. Add-ons bring many functionalities that …

Education Technology

24 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work (With Tech)

One of the most important parts of assessment is deciding how to organise student work. A great way for students to be more involved in the …

6 Powerful Chrome Apps for Classroom Management

November 6, 2015<br>For those of you using Chrome in their instruction, below is a collection of some of our favourite extensions to use for classroom …

Colorado’s sexting scandal has drawn attention to ‘ghost apps’ that can hide nude pics

"Ghost apps, hidden apps, they're everywhere and kids know about them," Mike Harris, Jefferson County District Attorney investigator, told NBC Nightly News.<p>So what exactly are these "ghost apps"?<p>A quick Google search for vault apps gives you a number of different options that have similar …

When I failed to help Peter I knew I had to change my teaching

Peter made me realise I had to give the classroom back to my students and make school about them, not me<p>He was dragged into my classroom, clutched firmly by the arm as if he would try to escape. “I don’t know what you will do with him, but we have given up,” I was told. “He is done with school.” I …

A Step by Step Guide On Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Keep

November 6, 2015<br>Google Keep is an excellent note taking and task management tool for teachers. It lets you record your notes in different formats …

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom

September 22, 2015<br>Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with …

Turn the Assignment In and THEN Do the Assignment - Teacher Tech

An educator I greatly respect and learn from on a regular basis is Catlin Tucker. She is the author of the book <i>Blended Learning in Grades 4-12</i> and …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

Top 5 Lessons Learnt After a Successful 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment

Over the past six months our school has handed out just shy of five hundred iPads to pupils across two year groups and teaching staff. The mere …

Dodging the common mistakes in a 1:1 school

<i>A guest post from Rachel Jones, author of ‘Don’t Change the Lightbulbs’ and the forthcoming ‘Teacher Geek’.</i><p>1-to-1 schools are becoming more …

Two More Tools For Making Online Learning Games

Here are two new addition to The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games:<p>eQuiz Show lets you easily create online Jeopardy-like games …

Smartphones: Closing or Widening the Racial Achievement Gap?

As a child and adolescent psychologist, I have worked with many capable white children whose academic achievement plummeted because their overuse of video games and TV distracted them from a focus on schoolwork. However, I see a disproportionate number of bright African-American and Latino kids …

12 Free Add-Ons That Take Docs and Sheets to the Next Level - BetterCloud Monitor

The Ultimate to Google Drive<p><i>If you work in IT, learn how BetterCloud’s Unified SaaS Management platform can help you manage G Suite and other</i> …

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development

Professional development is vital in any occupation, and nowhere more so than in teaching. But all too often it gets neglected or is more of a box-ticking exercise than any meaningful training.<p>But a new review has set out the eight core components that go into making continuing professional …

Reclaiming the #Last5Minutes of Class: 3 Exit Ticket Tools

<b>What if there were a way that you could gain 25 extra instructional minutes a week, 2 extra class periods a month, and 18 extra class periods a year?</b> …