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#TechTipTuesday - Makin' copies

This week's Tech tip is one I learned just recently from @MsKraushaar and it is brilliant. <br>Sometimes you want to share your work inside Google, but …

Check out the different embedded views of the major social media networking tools on the new Google sites. #edtech https://t.co/zNVLa3BvqS

Embed websites as iframes in the new Google Sites

We’ve heard you loud and clear—you want better ways to add content to the new Google Sites. Today, we’re making it easy. Going forward, you...

Waze and Spotify integration arrives on iOS

Google-owned navigation app Waze announced a partnership earlier this year with music streaming service Spotify to put Spotify playlists right within the Waze app, and now the team-up is extending to iOS. The new integration is rolling out today, and adds a number of direct Spotify features within …

iOS

Sunday Post

How big is iPhone X? We made these pics to show you

The most striking thing about the new iPhone X isn't the way it looks in your hand. It isn't the return of the glass back and stainless steel band. It isn't even the notch.<p>It's the fact that -- compared to your average iPhone today -- it's got so much more screen than any existing iPhone, even the …

iOS

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Smartwatches

Mobile Bitmoji in Google Docs - Teacher Tech

Bitmoji is You<p>I have a theory that Bitmoji makes learning better. We know relationship building and having a connection with students has a …

Google

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Photo Apps for Sharing Classroom Pics

I like to share pictures from my classroom, but I am also very aware that I don't want to post pictures of student faces. These are my favorite apps …

Britpop

Anchor is now the easiest way to make a podcast, ever.

<i>In the newest release, Anchor becomes the only platform where you can publish to major podcast outlets like Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music with</i> …

Google Play Music

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

Loom - Screencast on Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs

Loom is a free screencasting tool that works on Chromebooks, Macs, and Windows computers. Loom is a Chrome extension. With Loom installed you can …

19 hidden gems you need to add to your phone right now

Many of us have one or two apps that qualify as "hidden gems."<p>They're the apps that aren't exactly at the top of the App Store, but we love and use them often. Maybe we heard about them from friends or discovered them through trial and error — either way, they're the apps we tend to believe are our …

Google Play Store

Green Screen Tip #1: Painted pizza boxes are great for mini green screens + for storing props. #doink https://t.co/GWdpV9Rjz7

Doing More With The Classroom Makerspace

When I was 6 or 7 years old I was at home on a boring rainy weekend. Being an inquisitive kid and generally looking for mischief I found some tools …

Makerspaces

15 Chrome Extensions by Google You Didn’t Know You Needed

With all the extensions available for Google Chrome, it can be tough to decide which ones to install. And with so many from unknown third parties, …

Gmail

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching. Today, YouTube is taking this update out of beta, and making it available to all users. In addition, the company is extending the …

Mobile

#TechTipTuesday - When is the last time you shut that phone all the way down?

When was the last time you turned your phone off...like all the way off? <br>It is important to do this at least once a week. <br>I know, it's not cool to …

Apple has finally scheduled the day it will unveil the iPhone 8, says report

Apple has reportedly settled on the date for its highly anticipated fall keynote where we'll finally see the iPhone 8 — Sept. 12 — according to a new report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> citing sources who are aware Apple's plans.<p>The company's annual fall keynote event, which has become one of the …

IPhone 8

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Letting your mind wander can actually be very productive. Author not pictured. muratart/Shutterstock<p><b>Some of the most famous intellectuals and scientists spent time doing nothing but thinking.</b><p><b>The author decided to implement a two-hour rule: just thinking with no distractions for two hours a</b> …

Creativity

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Here's Elon Musk's Secret for Learning Anything Faster

Yes, Musk is brilliant, but he's also learned how to learn efficiently. So can you.<p>Elon Musk has one of the most incredible minds around. How did he get so smart? Of course, he was probably born gifted, and according to those who know him, he definitely reads a ton, but Musk's brilliance isn't all …

Learning

Google Slides: Comment Count - Teacher Tech

Use Google Slides! It is an awesome platform for collaboration and easy to use. Share a single Google Slides with your students so that all students …

Education

Chromebook keyboard short cuts

The 5-Hour Rule Is Used By The World's Most Successful People

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Success

Favorite Chrome Extensions

Extensions for Chrome are little programs that add functionality to Google's web browser. Almost all extensions are free, and you can find and …

Chrome Web Store