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Certify'em Has New Options for Automatically Issuing Certificates from Google Forms

Certify'em is one of my favorite Google Forms Add-ons. With Certify'em activated you can automatically issue certificates to students when they get a …

Example Mastery Grid Library

This Library is simply a central location for us to share a bunch of example Mastery Grids that teachers from all around our community have shared …

Teaching

Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads

Do your school’s students submit their school assignments by uploading PDFs or other files within a learning management system? If so, a new tool …

Education Technology

AutoDraw

Fast drawing for everyone. AutoDraw pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help you draw stuff fast.

Machine Learning

Novel Engineering

An integrated approach to teaching Engineering and Literacy<p>Inspired by kids and grounded in research, Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to …

5 Easy Tips for Making Your Social Media Posts More Accessible: Mindy Johnson's Guest Blog | Accessible Instructional Materials for Virginia

AIM-VA is a service of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) through a grant to The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason …

Education Technology

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

In his latest EdSurge column, Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could …

Education Technology

Using Google AutoDraw for Sketchnotes, Infographics, Drawings, and More

A while back, Google launched a fun tool called "<b>Quick Draw</b>" where you drew pictures on your computer or device, and <b>Google's AI</b> tried to guess what …

Anchor Now Has an iPad App for Easy Podcast Creation and Publication

Anchor is a free service that makes easy to record, edit, and publish your own podcasts. In fact, you can record and publish your first podcast in …

So I’ve been thinking…AppSmashing needs a reboot. – Greg Kulowiec – Medium

When I first wrote about AppSmashing on my History 2.0 blog back in 2013, I didn’t think it would become common language in classrooms, blogs and …

Education Technology

Let's Stop Talking About The '30 Million Word Gap'

Did you know that kids growing up in poverty hear 30 million fewer words by age 3? Chances are, if you're the type of person who reads a newspaper or listens to NPR, you've heard that statistic before.<p>Since 1992, this finding has, with unusual power, shaped the way educators, parents and …

Brookings Institution

Copy a site in the new Google Sites

We’re making it possible to copy a site created in the new Google Sites. Sometimes you want to work on a new site, but you don’t want to start from …

Chrome OS / Chromebook – Select to Speak | My Computer My Way

Open the ‘<b>Accessibility Settings</b>’: Click your account photo > Settings > Advanced (at the bottom) > Manage Accessibility Features. (See the article …

How Much Should You Pay for a Free Curriculum?

<b>We’re receiving a lot of questions about options for implementing our curricula – what’s free, and what’s not. This blog post unpacks the …

Videos, Teaching Strategies And Lesson Plans For Teachers

Education

A Quick Google Docs Formatting Tip

Google Docs has lots of handy features that are "hidden" in plain sight. Many of those features address common formatting needs. For example, in the …

Chromebooks as Tools for Creativity

Chromebooks have come a long way in eight years and our most recent webinar shows just that. The focus this month was Chromebooks as Tools for …

How to Install and Manage Chrome Extensions

From time-to-time the icons in my Chrome browser prompt questions from viewers of my YouTube videos. Usually, the questions are about which …

CHAMPs Classroom Management: Designing and Implementing the System

CHAMPs Classroom Management: Teach Students How to be Successful in Class<p><b>Introduction</b><p>The overall goal of the CHAMPs classroom management system is to …

Headlines and Heroes - A New Resource from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers many excellent online resources for teachers and students. Even just following the LOC's Twitter account will provide …

How to Use Google's New VR Tour Creator

A few hours ago Google announced the launch of their new VR Tour Creator. This free tool lets everyone create their own virtual tours to view in …

How These 26 Teachers and an Author Are Redefining Today's Student-Centered Classroom

One of Meg Ormiston’s biggest frustrations with education today is how long everything takes to roll out. Pilots drag on for years, technology …

How to speech-to-text in Google Docs - TechRepublic

Andy Wolber shows you how to enable speech-to-text features with Google Docs on Chrome OS, Android, and iOS devices.<p>When I struggle to write, I …

Share This Letter With Students to Show Them the Cost of Copyright Infringement

Getting students, and some teachers, to understand the importance of honoring copyright restrictions can be a challenging task. You'll often hear …

YouTube

How My Teaching and Technology Almost Failed One of My Students

I am a tech innovator, and my students are just like those kids in the Microsoft commercial—you know the one starring the rapping teacher in the …

Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished)

The phrase “competency-based education” is quite a mouthful, but it was all the rage a few years ago among college leaders looking to expand access …

Storyline JS - Turn Your Spreadsheets Into Stories

In yesterday's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week I featured the storytelling tools produced by Knight Lab at Northwestern University. One of those …

Hattie on Dweck: Sometimes pupils need 'fixed mindsets', argues leading academic

“Fixed” and “growth” mindsets both have advantages for learning at different times, an influential education academic has claimed.<p>Professor John …

Beyond Test/Quiz

<i>Schoology has created a new material type available in the enterprise platform called “Assessments.” While not yet a replacement for Test/Quiz</i> …

Teaching