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Useful Google in Education posts this week #58

An Excellent New Google Drive Add-on for Auditing Your Files and Folders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Drive Permissions Auditor is a great new add-on from Labnol (Digital Inspiration). As its name indicates, this add-on allows you to generate detailed access and permission reports of your Google Drive files. The Auditor performs an entire scan of your Drive’s files and folders and provides you with data on who has access to which files and what level of permissions they have. While this add-on is free but it only scans access permissions of up to 200 files in your Google Drive, for auditing more files you will have to switch to the premium account.

A Must Have Google App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you using Google Apps for Education, this app is definitely a must have. Haiku Learning empowers you with a suite of educational tools to use in your instruction. These include a Gradebook, a Wiki, a built-in annotator, content sharing and Discussion. Designing an online hub for your class is simple and easy. Once created, you will have a collaborative space where you can perform a variety of educational activities such as assigning collaborative tasks, giving assessments, generating reports, recording grades and many more.

Here Is A Very Good Tool for Adding Annotations and Comments to Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

VideoAnt is a good tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos. It supports annotation of different video files as well as YouTube videos. VideoAnt has its own specific terminology: for example, Ants refer to VideoAnt annotated videos and Ant Farm is your account dashboard. To be able to save and access your collection of Ants, you will need to have your own free account. VideoAnts is also ideal for blended and flipped classrooms.

Using Google Sites and Wordpress Interchangeably in your School District

In this TeacherCast Presentation, Jeff Bradbury shows you why your school can become a powerhouse of technology using WordPress and Google Sites.

EdTechTeam: 10 Google Tools to Try Out This Week
  1. Google Art Project Explore this database of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures. Create your gallery, compare and contrast paintings, and go on a virtual eld trip. > Web: > iOS: Pro Tip: Use Street View to explore in 360
How to Create an eBook with Google Slides | Shake Up Learning

  Pinterest Google Slides Did you know that Google Slides can be used for much more than just presentations? Google Slides is one of the most flexible learning tools in the Google Apps suite. In fact, I used Google Slides to create my eBook: The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom! That’s right! Google Slides made the …

How to Insert Super Cool GIFs in Google Docs and Slides | Shake Up Learning

  PinterestAdd Animated GIFs to your Google Presentations and Google Docs! In case you haven’t noticed, animated GIFs, those moving pictures that are almost like videos, are ruling the world. It’s not enough anymore to just have a cool image in your presentation; you need to engage them with a little animation. Better yet, GIFs offer …

EdTechTeam - HyperDocs Bootcamp Online Course (June 20) / #hyperdocs

Join us for a month-long deep dive into HyperDocs! Taught by one of the authors of the HyperDocs Handbook, this online course will teach the about HyperDocs - from what they are to how they can be used to transform learning in your classroom or school. Course DescriptionHow are you using technology in your classroom? Want to truly redefine the student learning experience and shift your teaching practice? HyperDocs could be the answer you are looking for. A digital tool that replaces the worksheet method of delivering instruction, HyperDocs are a way to package web tools that can be used to transform your lessons into interactive, multi-layered experiences for students. HyperDocs will improve collaboration and instruction between all education stakeholders, including: students, teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, professional developers, and families. After taking this course you will be inspired to create and share!Dive deep into the understanding of digital lesson design during this 4 week HyperDoc Boot Camp. Be prepared to create, collaborate, and connect with fellow educators. This cohort will engage in conversations around how and why we choose specific web tools and what impact they have on student learning. We will share strategies for creating a blended classroom including designing lessons, packaging, and workflow.During this course, participants will be required to join us weekly for one hour of book study, one hour to create HyperDocs, and one hour of collaboration through Google Hangouts. Each week will cover a different topic around the power of digital lesson design, including: pedagogy, how to create HyperDocs, lesson study, and benefits of connecting with an online sharing community. Upon completion of this 15-hour course, participants can receive one unit of credit for an additional $55.Cohort Particulars:Format: Online cohort 4 weeks 3-4 hours per week - flexible and on your own schedule 15 hours total* Optional: 1 Graduate Credit from Adams State University for an additional $55Cohort Dates: June 20, 2016

Google Apps - Making a Difference at Lanyon High. | Digital Schools - Our Stories

At Lanyon High School, the use of technology is underpinned by careful planning and an approach informed by good pedagogy. This is deliberate. In high schools, teachers are traditionally attached to pedagogical approaches that have always worked for them. When you’re dealing with hormones and puberty (as well as all the usual school issues around motivation, engagement, quality outcomes), you tend to go with what you know will achieve results. With Google Apps for Education (and any other technology tool), they don’t use the platform unless it’s actually going to add something to the lesson.

Google Live Hangout ~Wow!!!

Recently I had the opportunity to arrange a Google Live Hangout between students and a marine biologist. What an amazing experience especially hosting this during the last few weeks of school. This…

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