Teachers and students in districts that use Google for Education have access to a free suite of apps, G Suite, to create and publish. But why use G Suite? Why not Microsoft, pen-and-paper, or go full tactile and have students use typewriters? The reason to use G Suite is feedback (collaboration too, but that could be… Read More Feedback for Students in G Suite – An Overview
Update (8/20/17): I have to add one more Android app to the list: Google Keep. Watch me demonstrate using the Google Keep Android app to give students feedback. When Google announced Android apps were coming to Chromebooks, I was not enthused. Chromebooks are great for learners and teachers because of the Chrome OS’s simplicity and lightning-fast… Read More Five Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks
I sat in an eighth-grade math teacher’s classroom, working on problems she shared with her students using Mathspace. I do not usually enjoy multi-step math problems but found myself delighted and completely engaged. Reflecting on it later, I realized a significant part of the experience was Mathspace’s sleek, modern design. I like Google Classroom more than… Read More Why This Teacher Loves Canva
In my latest BamRadio Network EdWords blog post, I explain how teachers can stop lecturing to meet the needs of today’s students. Instead, they can use Google Classroom to get the most out of blended learning.
I recorded a Google Hangout on Air for the North Carolina Google Educator Group. Here are the video and the slides. Additionally, there are direct links to when I cover specific topics in the video. Google Classroom Gravelly Hill Middle School – The innovative middle school I have the honor of reporting to… Read More Help Yourself to 30 Minutes of GAFE Professional Development
Google Classroom is awesome. Teachers can take it beyond substitution to redefine teaching and learning in their classroom. I have posted ten strategies to help teachers do so on the BAMNetwork Radio blog. Going Deeper with Google Classroom – Part 1 Anchor Activities in the About Tab Create a Question for Class Discussions Easily Find… Read More Going Deeper with Google Classroom
I am honored to contribute to the BAM Radio Network EdWords Blog. In my first post there, I document a strategy for differentiation in Google Classroom. I hope its screen caps and embedded YouTube video help you make even better use of Google Classroom. If you would like to discuss further, please comment below or… Read More Google Classroom – A Differentiation Strategy
After Chris Aviles introduced me to the Impossible to Fail Quiz at EdCamp New Jersey, I liked it so much I used it with my students and created a tutorial to show other teachers how to make it. This quiz is a great strategy to deliver precise remediation to students who need multiple opportunities to learn. However,… Read More The Impossible to Fail Quiz in the New Google Forms
I have encountered many strong opinions about Google Classroom. The overwhelming majority of these are positive like my own. However, some colleagues dismiss it by saying it is not a Learning Management System (LMS). Even the leading expert on Google Classroom, Alice Keeler, says it is not an LMS. She argues that Google Classroom is… Read More Google Classroom is not an LMS. It’s better.
Introduction YouTube, the second largest search engine, is a transcendent resource for educators. TEDEd is a great tool for engaging and assessing students after they watch YouTube videos. There is another great resource for ensuring students are getting it as they watch. This tool gives teachers the ability to add explanations during videos while individual students watch at their own pace.… Read More Use EDpuzzle to Make YouTube a Powerful Educational Tool