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One of the several unpopular assignments I force upon my students is the Sophomore Speech. I am capitalizing Sophomore Speech because it has become a thing at our school … a proper thing. Every single one of my 10th grade students is required to write a personal essay and convert it into a speech to be delivered in front of the entire school during our assembly period we call Break.
While Drive is adding more and more formatting options all the time, it simply doesn’t have all of the formatting capabilities of Office documents. And while Office is adding collaborative features, they’re definitely not there.
This week on Episode 78 of EdGamer we look ahead to the exciting new world of Google Ingress. Plus we feature some great classroom resources by Zack and a review of the first week of his game club at his school. Don’t ‘resist’ becoming ‘enlightened’…Tune-in and level-up!
This week on LiTTech: Emily and Addie are joined by public librarians Amanda and Samatha for a chat about strategies to put your library out there using social media. What works, what doesn’t, and what we’re not so sure about yet. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Amanda Goodman, and Samantha Helmick. Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- email@example.com
This week on The BackChannel: This week I invited Sean Williams to the conversation. Sean & I have presented a few times together, I enjoy learning from him, I enjoy laughing with him. Sean’s Website: http://about.me/sean.williams Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seani Tweet of the Week was: https://twitter.com/jswiatek/status/240479191525650432 Pinterest: Jessica Jackson Meacham http://pinterest.com/jameach/?d Blog Post of the Week was: Too high a price: why I don’t do behaviour charts – Miss Night http://missnightmutters.com/2012/08/too-high-a-price.html App of the Week Bugs and Bubbles — [...]
EdGamer 60 is packed with more summer gaming news! We look forward to another exciting education and gaming conference as well as a ‘Steam-y’ summer sale. We also preview a new tablet and look at some sights that bring some new light to the classroom. Watch out for way too many French references on a Bastille themed EdGamer!
Mobile Reach #33 – Google, iPads and Apps…Oh My! Chad, Judi and Tammy talk more about Google Drive now that it’s been out a week. We share out some apps for use in the classroom or for school events and Chad shares a project he’s working on with 5th graders using iPads as this week’s #eduwin. Show Host: Chad Kafka (@chadkafka) Co-Hosts: Judi Epcke (@jepcke), Tammy Lind (@taml17) The Mobile Reach Show Notes Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions [...]
Earlier this month I spent two days at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. The Google in Education team invited an assortment of Google Certified Teachers, Trainers, and partners to learn the latest about the recently released Chromebook. There are some neat things on the horizon. Jaime Casip, Google Education Senior Evangelist, spoke for a large portion of our second day together and explained the reason Google is venturing into the world of operating systems and hardware. His response [...]
In this episode, we talked about a number of changes Google has made recently to available products as well as the interface, including the new iPad app for Apps. We discussed EasyBib as a fantastic third-party add-in to Google Apps for Education. You can use Google Groups embedded into a Google Site to run a very simple LMS for easy access to threaded discussions. Holiday fun is here with new Angry Birds Seasons and NORAD Tracking Santa. Finally, QR codes [...]
Over the past few months, the topic of BYOD, or Bring-Your-Own-Device to school has become quite popular on EdReach and abroad. If you do a search on EdReach (which I’ve just done for you), you can find all the posts dealing with the subjects such as BYOD or Mac, Google, or Smeech (that’s Scott Meech). Here are the top posts for BYOD: 1. 5 Opportunities to Get iPods & iPads Into Your Classroom by Meg Wilson Educators often question how they [...]
This week on EdReach: The struggles with updating iPads, and the promises of a Google+ and Google Apps integration lead us to re-think the future of media and broadcasting. Show Host: Daniel Rezac Show contributors: Scott Weidig The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki. Call us on our comment line! If you’d like to leave some feedback you can call us on our very own EdReach Comment line: That’s: (443) 93REACH.
On the 21st installment of EdGamer we breakdown the the recent addition of games to Google+. Can these games, or Google+ in general, be beneficial to our classroom environment? Also, we review an article that talks to the real professionals (the students!) about what they would like to see in our current school system. They have some interesting thoughts on integrating technology in our schools. Check out this episode of EdGamer for an in-depth discussion about these topics and more!
Some of you might have noticed that EdReach is focused on sharing tools this week. My first choice was sharing all the resources I use from the BBC. They have great activities for my social studies and language arts class, but it is a very specific tool that might not be pertinent to most. I finally decided to share some of the tools I use within the Chrome web browser. Google is the creator of Chrome and they make it [...]
Show Host: Jay Blackman Show contributors: Fred Delventhal and Chris Atkinson Subscribe to The EdReach Podcasts on iTunes Subscribe to the EdReach Podcast Feed. The complete show notes are now on the EdReach Wiki. Don’t forget to add your comments below to answer our question “What Google Labs tool should Google save?” for your chance to win a Google+ invite! We’ll share some of the responses on next week’s show. Call us on our comment line! If you [...]
Twitter just became 5 years old and many of us can remember the first time: we heard of twitter… the first time we experienced powerful collaboration on twitter… some of us can even remember our first tweet (not me, though I can imagine it was something like: “I just don’t understand this…” So, for many it feels like a shock when after 5 years, thousands of tweets, hours of growing and grooming our personal learning network we look at Google+ [...]
Two weeks ago, we had the privilege of having a very special guest, Ricky Buchanan, all the way from Australia! Ricky is the author and editor of the blog/website ATMac: Empowering Disabled Apple Users. Welcome Ricky! ROLL CALL – What is your favorite access tool? Ricky Buchanan: the free/built in access things, because anybody can use them Jeremy Brown: gestures & multi-touch Deb Truskey: Voice Over & Screen Magnification Patrick Black: switch access via usb or wi-fi (Attainment Switch [...]
Welcome to the EdRoundtable. One of us will throw out an idea or question, and the roundtable adds their views. This edition of the EdRoundtable focuses on Google+ and its possible implications for education. When Google adds G+ to Google Apps, it needs to not just be a simple “login” addition like many of the other services are that were add-ons after the main suite of Apps. Google+ should allow for administrators to have control over the G+ domain [...]
A feature of Google+ that has great potential in the classroom is “Sparks.” “Sparks brings you stories on the things you love from all across the Web, so it’s easy to strike up meaningful conversations with your friends.” Setting up your Sparks is super easy. Simply type in some key words into the search box and Google+ builds a stream of information for you. Sharing these links with your circles takes two clicks. Google+ is designed to enhance what some [...]