Ready to learn more about a specific app? Build your app-titude with our new kickstart guides designed to get you up and running in 15 minutes or so. You’ll learn best practices for how to use the app as well as how to incorporate it into your instruction. Get started here: http://g.co/play/edukickstart #PlayForEdu
Me: Google Classroom updated some features today.
Teacher: Really, what?
Me: They added the ability to add your own picture to your class.
Teacher: Why didn't they add something useful, like Co-Teachers.
Google Apps for Education encourages teachers to rethink their learning models, develop critical thinking and use different forms of technology in the classroom. Learn more about the role #GoogleEdu is playing in schools: http://goo.gl/GoQugd
Take PISA for example:
In Singapore it is well known that students with disabilities such as autism or dyslexia are often not tested and the education system (and culture) are dismissive of them. As opposed to Australia where such students are tested and taught in collaboration with other students. This results in a drop of perceived education in countries that are inclusive, while other countries less inclusive have a perceived rise. I am sure if Singapore started testing everyone to the same degree Australia did then they would be very shocked... and this is just one example of why global testing is flawed.
In terms of Autism and Dyslexia technology can help. I have found that both can often (but not always) find typing as a useful way of avoiding the hazards of their problems in areas of writing as it helps them review their own writing, something many can nto do normally due to very messy writing (messy writing for a high spectrum autism and dyslexia is not usually something that can easily be trained to avoid).
One of your biggest requests (especially those of you who use to write academic papers) is to be able to customize how headers and footers appear on the first pages of your documents.
With today’s updates, you can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of your documents, which comes in handy for:
- Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)
- Starting page numbering on the second page
- Making a title page without headers or footers
After inserting a header or footer in your document you’ll see a new checkbox--just tick it and you’ll be able to set a different header and footer on the first page.
There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers--like on the bottom of the second page, for example.
Interested in spotlighting your knowledge as an IT leader with Google Apps? The Google Apps Admin Certification is an exam that tests your knowledge of Google Apps administration. Administrators with at least six months experience managing a Google Apps domain with 50+ users are the best candidates, although anyone is welcome to take the exams. Once you pass, you will receive an electronic certificate and Google Apps Certified Administrator logo files that you can place in your email signature, on your website, or anywhere else you’d like. Learn more and register here: http://goo.gl/GzmIDp
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) Editorial and Professional Development Services is awarding as an exemplary online learning tool in 2015. http://goo.gl/rIIRQl
App Inventor is a cloud-based development environment, based on Google AppEngine, that lets non-programmers, including students as young as middle school, create original applications for Android smartphones and tablets. Read the full announcement post here: http://goo.gl/rIIRQl #edtech
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