Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

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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Public Education and the Nexus of Forces: Keeping Students at the Center of our Technology Decisions

Cross posted at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/public-education-nexus-forces-keeping-students-center-john-krouskoff?published=t As leaders, our decisions around student engagement, collaboration, and vision must be aligned with the global technology reality.  This reality is referenced by Gartner as a Nexus of Forces, forces which educational leaders cannot ignore. Defined as a “convergence and … 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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My (Unexpected) Response to an Online Standardized Test

With all the controversy regarding online standardized testing, I’ve not weighed in with any significant position, largely because I was not overly swayed either way.  That changed this weekend, as I took the CoSN CETL Immersion Course and corresponding test.  The … 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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The “Future Ready Pledge” and Emerging Technologies

Today the president will host an event at the White House with school district leaders and other educational leaders.  Though full details about today’s event have not yet been released, the message is clear; emerging technology is a key part … 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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Welcome Back Tuckahoe Students and Teachers: Google Classroom, Here We Come!

As students and teachers came back to school this week at the Tuckahoe Union Free School District, they were ready for the changes that had taken place over the summer. After inspiring opening remarks by Board of Education President Julio … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies Service for Local Districts (Westchester, NY)

I’ve had the benefit of working with teachers and students using Chromebooks since May 2011 when Google provided a pre-release beta set of thirty CR 48 devices to the district where I served as director of instructional technology.   As the … Continue reading

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