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Inside the Google Innovator Academy-Days 2 & 3

It’s been close to two months since I returned from the Google Innovator Academy in Mountain View and published my first post about my Day 1 experience. I’ve been busy preparing for the second annual TEDxYouth@BHS event, however I wanted to highlight the rest of my time at Google and share what resonated with me the most about days 2 and 3.

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Is Google Classroom Working? 8 Teachers Share Their Insight

I recently sat down with 8 of my colleagues at Burlington High School for a candid conversation about Google Classroom. I wasn’t surprised to hear that Classroom has had a significant impact on workflow and communication with students. Below is a summary of what Burlington teachers had to say: English teacher Krista Roberts has been using Classroom since September. She

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Level Up Gmail With Labs 

Despite significant advances in digital technologies, email continues to be a dominant communication tool used in virtually every industry, including education. Fortunately for Gmail users, there are loads of tricks designed to alleviate some of the stress associated with a flooded inbox. Some of the lesser known Gmail organization tools can be found in Labs. Gmail labs are experimental features

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10 Edtech Tools Teachers Can Use Tomorrow (Literally)

When recommending digital tools to teachers in my district, I often lean towards those which can be integrated almost immediately. Educators want to focus on pedagogy and student learning, very few wish to spend time teaching the technology. My colleagues appreciate apps and web 2.0 tools that are intuitive, increase their productivity, promote student creativity and enhance communication. Confidence levels rise and more risks are taken

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The Best Social Network You’re Not Using (Yet)

I’m excited to serve as a guest moderator for tonight’s official #gafechat which was founded by Kelly Fitzgerald. Tonight I’ll be joining Kelly from 8:00-9:00 CST and leading a discussion on using Google+ for social learning. Below are my tips on how to get started with the best social network you’re not (yet) using. You can access tonight’s questions by clicking here.  1. Create

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A Google Classroom Tutorial

Google Classroom is coming soon and more and more teachers are gaining access to this latest product in the Google Apps for Education suite. I was lucky to receive an invitation to try Classroom at the very end of the school year. Although my students left for summer vacation before I had a chance to use it with them, I

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