Google Forms in the classroom – A great place to start
Aug28

Google Forms in the classroom – A great place to start

Google Drive connects to a large suite of Google productivity applications (Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, etc.) that may be a bit intimidating to educators who are looking to get started with Google in the classroom.   Before creating lavish presentations or setting up students with their own shared folders in Google Drive, perhaps the best way to bring Google into your classroom is to start with Google Forms. What is...

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Review: Chromecast in the Classroom
Jul19

Review: Chromecast in the Classroom

The Chromecast is a small, portable streaming device that is backed by Google’s Chrome browser.  A winning combination right?  But how does it fit within the classroom environment and infrastructure? Strengths Small form factor – The Chromecast looks like an oversized thumbdrive that essentially plugs right into the HDMI port of a data projector or display. This makes for an easier installation as there is no need to stow...

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A multiple user solution for your classroom iPad? Try Google’s Passcode Lock
Jul18

A multiple user solution for your classroom iPad? Try Google’s Passcode Lock

iPads (as well as the iPad Mini and iPod Touch for that matter) can be compelling tools for learning but as teachers look to use an iPad or group of iPads among a group of students and across several classes, these iOS devices do not initially present themselves as a tool for multiple users.  Essentially, media files saved locally on the camera roll or photos application are accessible to all users.  Currently, iOS 7 does not have the...

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Google Cloud Print: A Hopeful Solution for Wireless Classroom Printing
Jan19

Google Cloud Print: A Hopeful Solution for Wireless Classroom Printing

  First and foremost, I would suggest that schools need to print less. There is a huge cost (and potential waste) for schools that still rely on paper media to provide resources and course materials to students. But I concede that there are occasions whether at school or home where a hard copy of a document is required. For those looking to print from their iOS device, AirPrint is a technology that allows the user to wirelessly...

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