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How to Be a Google Certified Educator

Posted by Arey Jones on Aug 27, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Tech tools for education are as essential today as pencils and paper. If you’re an educator that knows how to use tech like Google Apps for Education in the classroom there are programs that offer certifications for this ability. One of the most recognized is the Google Certified Educator program, which was designed for educators and classroom teachers who demonstrate proficiency using Google for Education tools.

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Topics: Administrator Professional Development, Manager Professional Development, Teacher Professional Development, Teacher Coaching, Google, Google Drive

Professional Development 101

Posted by Arey Jones on Jun 20, 2018 3:09:47 PM

Professional Development is hardly one-size-fits-all because every one of your teachers has different needs that must be met. Tackle professional development in a new way by thinking outside of the box. Try these ideas, based on what districts across the United States are doing: 

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Topics: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Education, Microsoft Sway, Google, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Professional Development, Google Drive, Unconferences, Personal Learning Community, Choice Boards, Personal Action Plans, Peer Observation, Microsoft OneNote

Go-To Tools for Presentations: When to Blog and When To PowerPoint

Posted by Arey Jones on May 25, 2018 10:51:31 AM

The goal of a presentation is to effectively convey information that allows the audience to remember what has been said. That being said, there are several options as to how to give a presentation, specifically for a final project. For students, presentations can be given as individuals or groups, or for educators in seminars. The best tool for the job depends on whether the presentation will be visual or verbal. 

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Topics: Google Education, Google Suite, Google Slides, Microsoft Education, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Office, Paperless Classroom, Professional Development, Classroom Organization, Google Drive, Open Live Writer, Microsoft, Google

Google Gold: 7 Nuggets You Didn’t Know Existed in the Google Suite

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 23, 2018 3:25:33 PM

G Suite--what most of us first knew as Google Apps for Work--is one of the most powerful cloud-based collaborative and productive tools on the market. It’s no secret why it has become the fastest go-to for schools, business, and personal use. The trick is how to make the most of it.

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Topics: Google Drive, Google Docs, GSuite, Google, Google Suite

6 Tools in Google Docs To Help Write (and Grade) Term Papers

Posted by Arey Jones on Mar 5, 2018 11:48:08 AM

We’re in the throws of March Madness, and productivity across American businesses--and classrooms--is taking a nosedive. (Research shows that employers lose an estimated $4 billion in revenue due to the paid time lost in managing brackets, discussing team matchups, and watching games.)

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Topics: Google, Classroom Organization, Google Docs, Google Drive, Chromebooks In Schools, Apps For Education, Technology In The Classroom, Academic Technology, Google Classroom

Setting SMART Goals For Your Classroom

Posted by Arey Jones on Jan 12, 2018 11:01:29 AM

While the New Year for the rest of the country started on January first, most teachers would agree their “new year” started last fall--and so did all of their goals for the school year. That said, January is the perfect time to review those goals, establish new parameters, and determine if they need to be adjusted.  

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Topics: Classroom Organization, Google Classroom, Learn By Doing, Google Docs, Google Drive, Chromebooks In Schools, Technology In The Classroom, Classroom Technology, SMART Goals

How To Save Work Offline In Google Drive

Posted by Arey Jones on Oct 16, 2017 3:18:05 PM

When they say Google Drive is everywhere, they mean it. Not only is it in the cloud, providing you access whenever and wherever you have an internet connection, but it can also live right on your hard drive, giving you access to the files you need, even when you’re offline.

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Topics: Google Drive, Technology In The Classroom, Arey Jones

10 Ways To Geek Out Over Google Docs

Posted by Arey Jones on Sep 28, 2017 3:03:54 PM

Google Docs has reshaped the way we write, edit, collaborate, and comment, but it can do so much more than we often give it credit. How many of the following ten cool features are you actively using?

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Topics: Google Drive, Google Docs

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