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Sunday, July 31, 2016
While working at a public elementary school as a Technology Coordinator back in 2013-2104, I wanted to find an efficient (and free) way to implement a help desk support system with Google Apps. I created the Automated Online Help Desk w/ Google Apps based on this developers tutorial. Read on to learn how you can easily create one for your school!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
As of it's release on May 16, 2016, Google Spaces is not yet available for Google Apps for Education accounts. But since gaining access to it with my personal Google account, I can't help but think how this might impact the classroom. Continue reading for an explanation of Spaces and some ideas for how it might be used with teachers and students in the future.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
In an effort to help build upon the resource site I'm developing and to grow the #VRinEDU community, I'm asking for your help! I'm currently crowdsourcing two types of information: student devices and favorite VR apps. To help contribute and become part of the #VRinEDU community, read on!
Monday, April 25, 2016
With the explosion of +Google Cardboard (and Google Expeditions), my interest lately has been with the idea of students and teachers creating virtual reality and 360° content. So I've been exploring the market for an affordable 360° camera. I thought it might be helpful to others if there existed a comparison chart of all the affordable 360° cameras out there. Read further for my top pick and a handy (and constantly updated) comparison chart!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
I came across a new gem in YouTube via a Google+ post by +Kyle Beatty. YouTube introduced a new type of Card called the Poll Card that you can attach to your videos that allow you to ask your audience questions and they can respond by selecting an answer. This might be a great option for teachers looking to gather quick formative feedback from students during a video lesson. Continue reading to learn more about this new feature!
Monday, February 08, 2016
I recently presented at a local conference called iTeach808 and my plan was to introduce teachers to Google tools that expose students to the world beyond their physical reach: Cultural Institute, My Maps, and Google Cardboard. Let's just say I never got around to Cultural Institute and My Maps. Teachers were just blown away by the potential of Google Cardboard! Here's what I shared with them!