Category Archives: Web 2.o

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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Emerging Technologies: Avoiding the Marketing Trap

Cross posted at http://www.emergingedtech.org/penn-teller-water-bottle-survey/  Developers of technology devices and services for students and teachers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their marketing to schools.  Many promise unique selling points which promise to make their product  more desirable than that of competitors, but some of … 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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Local Educators Recognized by Google for Their Work on Google Classroom

As Google Classroom begins rolling out to more and more districts, it’s great to see the Google Classroom development team give kudos to the many teachers involved in the project.  Our Clarkstown teachers were mentioned specifically!  Rather than try to … 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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Music Comes Alive in Ms. Priore’s K-5 Classes!

Woodglen Elementary School music teacher Samantha Priore proudly exclaims, “I love using technology in my music education classes-Grades K-5!”  Her enthusiasm and passion are obvious to the students she serves, and they benefit greatly from her purposeful infusion of technology … Continue reading

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