Category Archives: Curriculum

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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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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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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A (very) Short List of Resources for Teachers

As summer quickly approaches, many of the teachers I work with will be exploring ways in which they can use Google Apps for Education to transform the work that is taking place in their schools. With Google Classroom debuting in … Continue reading

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Moving Forward in Two Districts Committed to Professional Development and Engaged Learning!

It’s been just over a month since I left the Clarkstown Central School District to accept a leadership position at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC).  During this time, I have met a group of educators and community members eager … Continue reading

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Why Google Play for Education Will Disrupt the Current Tablet Model

Google has taken tablets to a whole new level, allowing teachers to search for apps, videos, books, and other digital resources by content area, CCSS, grade level, and more.   As with the Chromebook, it is possible to deploy a … Continue reading

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Should Our Students Consume Textbooks or Create Them?

As our technology committee explores eTextbooks as a replacement/supplement to traditional textbooks, we will examine a variety of options and the corresponding pros and cons.  Our goal is to increase student engagement and learning, and perhaps the most valuable textbooks for … Continue reading

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The Power of Authentic Student Blogging

Our school district has the ability to create an unlimited number of blogs, and with the advent of the common core standards, having students blog is more valuable than ever. As educators, we know the value of students interacting with … Continue reading

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Supporting Learning: A Tale of Two Countries

In a major announcement earlier today, Google shared that nearly ten million students, teachers and parents in Malaysia would begin using Google Apps to support their national vision for education.  Ten million!  In order to support that, the government will provide Chromebooks to … Continue reading

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Google Apps and New Computers: Now What?

As the district continues the roll-out of new digital resources for students and staff, we are also developing related professional development workshops being to address the emerging needs of our teachers and staff at all levels of experience.  In short, … Continue reading

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