“The new Chromebooks are here!” Many teachers will be saying that as their school transitions to Chromebooks for students or refreshes old Chromebooks. The new education model Chromebooks have touchscreens and convert to tablet mode. The combination of touch and Chrome OS is probably here to stay awhile. Lenovo has released a Chromebook with a screen… Read More The Getting Started Guide for Touchscreen Chromebooks in the Classroom
I was honored to be Vicki Davis’s guest on the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Vicki and I discussed one of my favorite new edtech tools for collaboration and brainstorming, the Google Jamboard app. Listen to my conversation with Vicki and comment below with your ideas for using the Google Jamboard app.
Google My Maps is a great tool for teachers and learners. Teachers can use it as an interactive platform to present lesson materials. Learners can use Google My Maps to document what they have learned. For example, here is a Google My Map I created of Civil War battles in North Carolina for a Civil… Read More Google My Maps Tips and Tricks
I was honored to speak to my friend Kim Mattina about the Google Jamboard app on her YouTube Channel, The Suite Talk. After talking about the app and using it to collaborate, our conversation transitioned to Google Keep, a powerful tool for student feedback. Kim, a G Suite for Education Top Contributor, is a great resource… Read More Collaborating With The Google Jamboard App On The Suite Talk
A few months ago, as I researched for a Chromebook purchase, I stumbled upon Mark from Promevo and his YouTube channel. Not only were his reviews super helpful (including education model Chromebooks), his joy and passion for Chrome are infectious. Mark knows I’m a total mark (no pun intended) for the Google Jamboard mobile app. So I… Read More I Played with the Google Jamboard App on One of My Favorite YouTube Channels
I am a proponent of utilizing iPads and Play Store enabled Chromebooks to lead students on Google Expeditions for free. As such, I was honored to see a tweet by my former employer, Gravelly Hill Middle School, featured on the January 9 Google Expeditions Teacher Tip: Here is the tweet referenced in the tip: Our… Read More Google Expeditions for Martin Luther King Day
As touchscreen Chromebooks with Google Play Store access become more common in education, Android apps will be a big part of making devices game-changers for the classroom. We are not there yet, but the future has great potential. I have blogged about five Android apps I like for education. Here are five more good ones.… Read More Five More Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks
Back-to-school time always reminds me of my first days teaching history. I used the curriculum from my textbook and supplemented it here-and-there. It did not make for engaging instruction. Textbooks are static, dated, and give learners one perspective. I constantly searched for supplemental content in addition to making some of my own. Over time, I… Read More The Social Studies Digital Content List
Update (11/5/2017): I have published Five More Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks. 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 boot-up. I was defensive about Chromebooks and not excited about change. My love of Chromebooks for education… Read More Five Educational Android Apps for Chromebooks
Google Expeditions is a great app for engaging students and broadening their horizons. I led my colleagues on a Google Expedition at the NCTIES 2016 conference: Leading my colleagues on a #GoogleExpedition last week. @k_shelton #gafesummit MD @edtechteam pic.twitter.com/djjZN0Tk4f — Tom Mullaney (@TomEMullaney) March 6, 2016 The app is marketed in conjunction with Google Cardboard and… Read More Have iPads? Use Them For Google Expeditions!