Classroom Technology How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Education Opinion How Google is Taking Over the Classroom
Have you noticed how prevalent Google is in today's academic world? Students from elementary school all the way through high school have taken a part in a monumental shift away from most sought-after products to the variety of apps and devices made by Google. In many ways, Google has made a lasting effort to take over the modern classroom with its variety and cost efficiency. Day by day, students are becoming more entrenched in what Google has to offer them.
Education Opinion Enterprise Learning Management Systems + Google = Amplified Learning
The seamless integration between an enterprise LMS and Google creates a powerful ecosystem that supports teachers and students.
Education Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work
The philanthropic initiative will seek to connect job seekers with jobs, improve job training, and make life better for those in low-wage jobs.
Education Opinion Use Google 'Assign Function' for Commenting in Google Docs
While providing feedback for my students today, I entered an email address as I often do in the commenting function using the + sign and this little box popped up that asked me if I wanted to assign it to the student as a task.
Teaching Opinion Using Google Forms to Teach Kids to Give Quality Feedback
Providing feedback is in fact an art and we can scaffold the process to make kids better at it, using technology or without. How do you help students provide better feedback? Read on to find out how I teach students to do it better.
Education Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?)
Researchers at the Association for Psychological Science find online searches may affect the way students remember and think about what they learn.
Science Opinion Inspiring Women Series: Kara Levy, Lead Engineer for Google Classroom
In this final post of the Inspiring Women Series, I chat with Kara Levy, a lead engineer at Google who is working on the Google Classroom project. As a female engineer working to transform education, she is the perfect voice to inspire and close out the series. Kara shares more about her work at Google, her inspiration to become an engineer and advice to young girls hoping to follow in her footsteps.
Teaching Opinion Start Up Spotlight: Hapara
In this third of the Start Up Spotlight series, I chat with Jan Zawadzki and Jack West of Hapara. Hapara is an amazing system to, as they say, "make learning visible." It turbo-charges the power of Google Apps for Education to empower both teachers and students to seamlessly manage workflow, student support and instruction. From sending supportive messages to students to seeing each students' screen in realtime to managing and distributing Drive files, Blogger posts, and Google Sites, Hapara has a myriad of tools to create a truly paperless and poweful classroom environment. In this video interview the CEO and founder Jan and classroom teacher-turned Hapara leader Jack share the origin story of the start up, how they leverage teacher thinking and their philosphy for supporting educators around the world.
Professional Development Opinion A Tale of Failure, Passion and Drive (pun intended): Meet Andrew Stillman, the Godfather of EduScripts
For Connected Educators Month, I decided to connect with some educators... through Google Hangouts. I reached out to some folks who I believe are making positive change in the world of teaching and learning and asked them to join me for a quick video chat to learn more about how they got started, what drives them and what the future holds. The first in this series is Andrew Stillman, the godfather of edu-scripts.