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These are resources I gathered about Using Tech-Buddies, Google Classroom, and Gamification.

Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders. John Barry Elementary School GRADES PK - 5 | MERIDEN, CT Explore mo...

Tech Buddies

Partnering with a Buddy Class is nothing new, but Tech Buddies is a new twist on an old favorite! First grade teacher, Mrs. Valdez, and third grade teacher, Mrs. Sapp, at Steubing Elementary partnered their classes for an exciting buddy experience this year.  During the course of the year, when the two classes met, one class taught the other class new skills like how to create a project using apps such as iMovie, Telestory, Stop Motion, and Chatterpix.

Collaborative Learning in Technology

Help students explore content and technology with Tech Buddies.

10 Basic Google Classroom Tasks Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do

January , 2017
In today's post we are revisiting one of our popular infographics in 2016. The visual features 10 important tasks teachers should be able to do on Classroom. These include: invite students to join a class, manage multiple classes, invite co-teachers to a class; create or modify an assignment, create an announcement, quick exit tickets and polling, create a class resource page, grade and return an assignment, set class permissions’ and transfer grades to Google Sheets or to a CSV file. The content of this inforgaphic is based on instructions provided by Google Classroom Help. Feel free to download, print, and share the visual the way you want provided you credit our blog as the source.

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger

Should your teachers be using Google Sites, Google Classroom, or Blogger for their classroom technology solution |

New Google Sites + Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

Use Google Classroom with New Google Sites. Use sites to visually represent your lesson, link back to Google Classroom.

What’s a Gamer Brain and How Can We Harness It in Class?

Leverage your students’ favorite video and board games to unlock what engages them.

Gamification to improve our world: Yu-kai Chou at TEDxLausanne - Yu-kai Chou is an entrepreneur, speaker, and gamification pioneer. Early in life, he had the epiphany that while games had the ...

Finally! Calendar comes to Classroom... and More!

Google Classroom just keeps getting better and better. Can anyone tell us where the best place to submit ideas for new features might be? The more you use it the more little things pop up that you'd want to see possibly changed.

EdTech Tools That Use Gamification to Improve Student Learning | EdBlog

These five edtech tools are focused on education and provide you with a great place to start if you’re new to gamification in the classroom.