I’m always on the lookout for different tools for my students to use for presenting information.
Archives For Technology in the Classroom
Lately, I have been looking for an easy way for students to create infographics. The following tool is so easy to use and creates great looking infographic posters.
Before I talk about the ‘how’ let’s talk about the ‘why’ Continue Reading…
A few years ago Virtual Reality was making its way into our world. Now Augmented Reality has taken virtual reality to a whole new level.
The best way to explain Augmented Reality or AR is imagine going through life with a layer of technology superimposed allowing a unique blended experience where reality and technology seamlessly interact.
Augmented Reality first became popular in classrooms with teachers printing QR codes for their students to read with their smart phones. The QR code would lead the student directly to a webpage or list of resources. Teachers would use the QR codes to set up scavenger hunts and virtual field trips.
Scan this QR code to see where it takes you…
But Augmented Reality has radically developed since the invention of the QR code.
Check out this amazing video to see how Augmented Reality is being used in the classroom.
One of the hottest trends in education around the world is Google Apps For Education (GAFE)
Over the last year I have become increasing involved in helping teachers and students use Google Apps For Education. In 2011 I became a Google Certified Teacher and then last year I became a Google Apps For Education Certified Trainer.
This has allowed me to work with teachers and schools right around the world and has opened up some amazing opportunities to work with Google and speak at some of their Google Apps For Education Summits.
If you’re interested in the latest developments in Google Apps for Education and would like to learn simple tips and tricks that will help you motivate and engage your students, you can head over to our new blog www.googleappsforedu.com
The Google Apps for Education blog will cover topics that will be helpful for teachers who are just getting going with Google through to teachers and students who have used Google for some time.
So far on the blog I have posted a couple of my presentation slides from the Google Apps for Education Summits in Hawaii and Sydney this month. You will also find a video that will show you how to create self grading assessments; something that every teacher loves!
In the next week or so we will also be launching a Google Apps for Education user group.
This will bring teachers from all over the world together to share ideas and resources. We are just working out the finer details with Google but will let you know as soon as it launches.
I will continue to update this blog with ideas around classroom management, student engagement and motivation as well as technology use in general, but anything Google related will now be posted on the Google Apps for Education blog.
I am speaking at a Google Apps for education Summit in New Zealand this week. One of the sessions I am presenting is how to successfully implement Google in your school.
I thought you might like to look at the presentation slides I used during the presentation.
Note: You can also use these thoughts and steps to help successfully implement any change. Two of the major mistakes I see schools make is that they: