Category Archives: Tools

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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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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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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Learn America Launches Free Web Math Based Resources!

For the past year and  a half, I have served as Chief Learning Officer for Learn America, a comprehensive mathematics LMS available at no cost to schools.  I’ve been fortunate to be a part of shaping this anytime/anywhere differentiated learning … Continue reading

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Google Apps for Education Is Indeed Part of the Fabric of Student Learning at CCSD

In late 2008, the Clarkstown Central School District technology committee selected Google Apps for Education as the primary portal for its students and staff.  Six years later, these free resources are used extensively throughout the district, and students now benefit from … 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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Make Your Rubrics in Google Apps to Save Time and Keep a Running Record

In less that four minutes, you can learn a technique that will save hours of work throughout the year.  Using Google forms to create a rubric can be a game changer for students.  Use this easy to create tool to … 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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Summertime is Perfect for Becoming Familiar with Google+

The power of the Internet to connect people is one its greatest advantages.  Many professionals create Personal Learning Communities (PLNs) in which they interact with others in their field or areas of interest, and Google+ is a powerful tool for … Continue reading

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