Sunday, July 31, 2016

Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!

Create Automated Help Desk w/ #GoogleApps | by @EdTechnocation | #GoogleEDU

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

Find at ISTE 2016!

Find @EdTechnocation at #ISTE2016! |
Whether your going to #ISTE2016 or not, I'll be providing plenty of ways for you to connect with me both at the conference and online! Find out what I'll be doing and where I'll be during #ISTE2016!

Monday, May 16, 2016

What Does Google Spaces Mean for Education

What does #GoogleSpaces Mean for Education by @EdTechnocation #GoogleEDU

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

#VRinEDU needs your help! Share with the community!

#VRinEDU needs your help! | by @EdTechnocation |
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

In the market for a 360° camera? Look no further!

360 Camera Comparison Chart | by @EdTechnocation | #VRinEdu

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

Use YouTube Poll Cards for Quick Formative Assessment

Use YouTube Poll Cards for Quick Formative Assessment by @EdTechnocation | #YouTubeEDU #GoogleEDU
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

A Comprehensive Guide for Google Cardboard in Education

A Comprehensive Guide for Google Cardboard in Education by @EdTechnocation | #GoogleCardboard #GoogleEDU
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!