Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

Moving Beyond Google Expeditions: For classroom teachers interested in integrating virtual reality into their classroom, one outstanding platform for pre-created content is Google Expeditions.  With an extensive library of expeditions, Google Expeditions offers classroom teachers a reliable pre-packaged virtual reality experience designed …

Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

Guest post from Michael Cohen, aka @TheTechRabbi In March, I was fortunate not just to attend, but present at SXSWEdu. I shared the story of my journey from designer to educator, and how my experiences as a designer have influenced my educational …

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar

Though most students knows about Google, few realize the power of Google Scholar.  Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar limits its results to sources considered to be scholarly: books, journals, abstracts, theses, and even court cases. Also unlike Google, instead of …

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow.  When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning.   By designing interactive learning experiences for students in …

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

Book Creator as an Image or Page Creator

One of my favorite iPad apps for use in the classroom is Book Creator.  I love the way it allows teachers and students to easily pull from the camera roll and incorporate a wide variety of file types, including images, video, and …

Book Creator as an Image or Page Creator

Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

In my work as an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country in both face-to-face workshops and online learning modules. As the teachers and I work together to explore new ideas, strategies, and …

Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

Learn to Build, Build to Learn

By Douglas Kiang Minecraft (http://education.minecraft.net) is a tremendously popular 3D open sandbox game. It is also a wonderful tool for building in Creative mode, which I use with my students throughout the school year. Here are some examples of building projects, and what …

Learn to Build, Build to Learn

3 Ways to use Kami in a Social Studies Classroom

In social studies classrooms around the world, teachers use documents and images as a daily part of their curriculum.  History is built on the analysis of first hand accounts.  The interpretation of the meaning behind the words and images is archived for …

3 Ways to use Kami in a Social Studies Classroom

Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations.  For instance, thoughtfully developed tools such as Google Expeditions and Nearpod VR allow teachers to guide their students through …

Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres

The Highlight Tool is a simple but powerful Google Docs Add-On that teachers can use to provide feedback on student written work.  The key benefit of the Highlight Tool is the ability to create a customized series of highlighters on different topics …

The Highlight Tool – Google Doc Add-On for Writing and Feedback

Assessment Over Evaluation in Helping New Initiatives Thrive

Assessment Over Evaluation in Helping New Initiatives Thrive was originally posted on his EdTechResearcher blog on EdWeek. Separating assessment from evaluation is one way that schools and educators can start having healthier conversations about change and improvement. In a recent conversation with …

Assessment Over Evaluation in Helping New Initiatives Thrive

This is a post from Guest Instructor Shaelynn Farnsworth. HyperDocs or “HyperLearning” as I prefer to call it, involves a well-crafted digital lesson for student use which engages them in inquiry-based learning and can differentiate learning in the classroom. It typically involves the …

3 Ways to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom with HyperDocs