Category Archives: Google Apps

Conversations with Google: Partners in Excellence!

On Wednesday afternoon, Director of Technology and Innovation John Krouskoff and District-wide Instructional Technology Specialist Peter LaMoreaux participated in a Google Hangout with staff from the Google Education team and a several experts from a national research firm.  The hangout … Continue reading

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Google Changes YouTube; Schools Benefit!

“YouTube settings in Google Apps allow you to restrict which YouTube videos are viewable, which videos might show up as recommendations, and which videos are returned in YouTube Search results for signed-in Apps users in your organization.” –  Google Google’s … Continue reading

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From Outlook to Gmail in Ten Minutes

As the districts we serve move from Outlook to Gmail, we spend plenty of time in face-to-face workshops.  Time is a challenge for some, but that never slows down the migration schedule from one system to another.  Fortunately, nearly everyone has used email … Continue reading

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Major Google Changes Bring New Opportunities to Districts

Cross posted at http://www.emergingedtech.org/major-google-changes-bring-new-opportunities-to-districts/ The Google Apps for Education Team continues to enhance their products and announced major updates at the 2015 ISTE Conference. Some of the changes that will impact teachers and districts in the upcoming school year include: Google Classroom API … Continue reading

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Fifth Grade Students Code, Visit NYC, and Impress Google Engineers!

Fifth grade students in Tuckahoe, NY have had a great three month journey, learning how to Code and create as part of Google’s CS-First initiative.  Cottle School’s fifth grade teacher Merrily Besvinick was inspired by Amber Klebanoff, LHRIC assistant manager … Continue reading

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Education Week Featured Us in an International Webinar!

On March 16, 2015 I was fortunate to participate in an Education Week global webinar in which Stephen Fang (Google), Amber Klebanoff (LHRIC), and I examined the many ways Google Apps for Education can transform student learning and engagement.  I … Continue reading

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Google’s Cultural Institute Collection: A Powerful Resource Worth Exploring

Google’s Cultural Institute Collection is a powerful resource and features a wealth of virtual museum tours, photos, and more.   The Art Project is a great place to start.  You’ll want to choose the “Museum View Only” filter to explore the extensive … Continue reading

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Ms. Martinez’s Class Goes Google with Chromebooks!

This week students in Ms. Martinez’s classes at Port Chester Middle School began using Google Classroom and Chromebooks in a 1:1 setting.  I was fortunate to sit in on one of her classes and observe how quickly they became proficient … Continue reading

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Google Educator Group NYC Meetup

Today was the first GEG NYC meetup, and there was a great turnout and a variety of different presentations and break-out sessions.  Our team from the Lower Hudson Regional Information Services (LHRIC) Emerging Technologies had the opportunity to meet with … Continue reading

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Use “Suggested Edits” in Collaborative Google Docs

As teachers start the school year and students begin to collaborate on Google Docs, one valuable technique is to have students use the “Suggested Edits” feature rather than simply commenting or editing the document.  Below is a short video that explains … Continue reading

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