S’Cool Tools Reviewed by Educators: Google Classroom

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I have another EdSurge case study up on this weeks S’Cool Tools! I lent my voice, along with Colorado educator, Tara Gilboa, to talk about the Merits of Google Classroom. This isn’t the first time I have talked up Google Classroom; it has been one of my go-to resources for going paperless in the classroom. So Head over to Ed Surge to check out the latest article on Google Classroom to learn more.

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Tools for a Paperless Classroom

 My latest post is inspired by a dear friend who is an even greater teacher than she is friend (and that is saying something).  This isn’t the first time she has inspired me to write, but over the summer, Linh and I began talking about our professional goals as we headed toward the new school year.  Hers was to create a paperless classroom leaving me in awe of her passion to tackle just a big feat. If any teacher can do away with pencil and paper Linh surely can.  After a little research I discovered there are a variety of tools to ensure her success.  You can head over to my article at the Yellin Center for Mind, Brain and Education, or find a copy of it below.  Enjoy and good luck to all you tech-saavy educators out there making a difference in children’s lives and diminishing your environmental impact. Keep doing you! Continue reading

Classroom Organization: Google Classroom

google-classroomYesterday, Google launched Classroom as an app, which is currently available for both Android and iOS. With the mobile app extension of Classroom, students are now able to take and upload photos and share, integrate and streamline content from other apps.  For example, teachers and students alike could integrate class notes from  Evernote or scanned documents from Genius Scan into their Classroom Framework. In addition, the new app edition now offers archiving so you are able save the content from old classes and offline caching allowing students’ access to the content even when they aren’t connected to the internet.  These two features hold huge merit for authentic tech integration into a real life learning environments since today’s schools and learners still don’t have ubiquitous access to the internet.  So basically in short, once again Google absolutely nails it.

In celebration of this development I have another article up on the Yellin Center Blog which highlights the efficacy of the entire Google Classroom for managing a paperless, 21st century learning environment. You can find the article here.